Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius | The Power of Self-Approval

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 August 7th, 2017 

Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how
anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us. 
Stephen R. Covey

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius:
Don't trade in your authenticity for approval.

Celebrate the storm, knowing that you were growing into your whole, authentic self.

Commemorate the heartbreak, realizing that you were learning your heart's resilience. 

Honor the pain, understanding that you were discovering your soul's true courage. 

Approving of ourselves begins when we respect ourselves enough to stop giving others the power to control us with their opinions. This is not the same as being stubborn or selfish, because stubbornness and selfishness often come from fear of truth. Whereas approving of ourselves comes from trusting ourselves and respecting our beliefs, values and truths. 

Being self-approving also doesn't mean that we are always able to make the right decisions or that everything is in perfect balance. It means that we are willing to rise above negative self-judgments, learn from our mistakes and move forward stronger, wiser and more aware. With the power of self-approval, comes the capacity to take our lives off autopilot as we set off on a journey where we can flourish, thrive and own our authentic unique selves.

Approving of ourselves begins when we respect ourselves
enough to stop giving others the power to
control us with their opinions.

Happy Full Moon Lunar Eclipse! The Moon in Aquarius is forming an opposition to Mars and the Sun in Leo, marking a super electric and revolutionary Full Moon in the sign of the Water-Bearer. With a Lunar Eclipse happening at the same time (a time when the Earth is exactly between the Sun and the Moon), we get to look beyond the superficial and see the truth more clearly. 

Are we judging ourselves too harshly? Perhaps we don't trust our own abilities, choices and achievements, and because of that, it's hard to practice unconditional love for ourselves. Know that self-approval shouldn't be about proving ourselves to anyone, or that we have to be perfect and never experience another moment of doubt. It is more about recognizing our right to self-determination, self-expression, self-respect and ultimately, self-love. And how do we go about doing that? By simply remembering our humanity, our infinite nature, our truth.

Are we judging ourselves too harshly?

With the Moon forming a trine to Jupiter, we realize that change can be an adventure. When we think about change, what thoughts and feelings come to us? What areas of our lives need to change so that we can go forward in much stronger direction - one which is more in alignment with our personal vision and mission? Instead of seeing change as something stressful and worrisome - because of our fear of the unknown, see change as a spiritual path where we can always learn, grow and heal. 

The change may not be easy or make sense at this time, but it will make sense several years from now when we look back on how everything is woven together. The clock is ringing inside of us, calling us to get up and make some personal changes. It is an internal pressure, pushing us to take positive action and renew our faith, confidence and motivation in living a more authentic life.

The clock is ringing inside of us, calling us to get up
and make some personal changes.

The Moon is also forming a sextile to Saturn Rx and Uranus Rx, and we ask ourselves, 'Am I ready to commit to my truth?' What does it mean to commit to one's truth? Does it mean being truthful all the time? Or is it about doing whatever we want whenever we want? To live our deepest truths is to become one with our core values, strengths, power and love. By living our truth, we also open our eyes to different people from different cultures with different truths and the interconnections between them all.

With both Saturn and Uranus being the old and new planetary rulers of Aquarius, we are being guided to explore old truths and new ideas. A Full Moon in the sign of Aquarius brings to us the opportunity to take a fearless look at ourselves and understand our true motivations and reactions. Begin by exploring our relationship with truth and questioning our fears regarding truth. Remember that by living a truth-centered life, we can move from a sense of powerlessness, anxiety and fear, to a life filled with more empowerment, never-ending curiosity and fearless adventures.

Yaviz Basalamah

Full Moon in Aquarius: Oppose Mars and the Sun in Leo ● Trine Jupiter
in Libra ● Sextile Saturn Rx in Sagittarius and Uranus Rx in Aries



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