“He said to them: Look! When YOU enter into the city a man carrying an earthenware vessel of water will meet you. Follow him into the house into which he enters”
There will be a full moon in Aquarius on August 1st, 2012 at 8:28 PM PDT in California or August 2nd at 3:38 a.m. GMT for everyone else.
This will be the first of two new moons in the month of August. The full moon on August 1st is a Blue Moon while the Moon on August 31st is called the full Sturgeon moon. The full moon on the last day of August is called the Full Sturgeon moon because it represent the Sturgeon fish. Since both the constellation of Aquarius and Pisces are located in the sea among the constellations, the cultural association with the Sturgeon Fish is logical. When two such full moons occur in the same month, one is usually referred to as the blue moon.
Traditionally Aquarius was “co-ruled” by Saturn along with Capricorn. However, after Uranus’ discovery in 1781, modern astrology currently associates Aquarius with Uranus. The planet Uranus is a gas giant named after the sky god that Gaia created and procreated with. Uranus is considered the father of the Cyclops and the Titans. The planet orbits the sun on its side and takes up to 84 earth years to make one trip. Uranus is made up of water, methane, ammonia, rock and ice. With such volatile ingredients beneath the calm surface it is easy to see how this full moon in Aquarius is yet another step in the incline of, “shocking” squares being bolted out by Uranus, “the awakener.”
With the sun speeding through the race track we call the ecliptic, you can expect the contrary yang forces of Aquarius and Leo to meet head to head in a 180º degree opposition. This will be a stubborn fixed modality battle royal that will activate more unexpected change. This activation of energies will unleash the drive for the individual expression for emotional needs. The feedback pulse from impact will be just a mere opening act for the dynamic action that has yet to manifest in the coming months.
Never worry never fear, the Jaguar and Lion are always near
The sun is the main protagonist in the cosmic show called astrology. While the sun rules first through Leo the lion, technically it rules over all zodiac signs. The sun is the main player used to describe the metaphorical journey of the seeker through each house of the zodiac. The sun holds 99% of the mass of the solar system, so one can easily see all of the planets, moons, comets and asteroids as the mere “stardust” of the sun. You starting to understand why Leo can’t help but be a little self-centered? July 23 to August 23rd is our time to bask in the loving rays of our cosmic kitty’s nurturing spirit and skilled hand of creativity and discipline. The message Leo conveys through the sun is to escape old patterns and express yourself in the present moment. The Aquarian influence coming from the south pole of duality consciousness encourages us to look at the big picture and act responsibly for yourself and for your community to manifest a settled mind, body and spirit. While Aquarius recognizes the awesome power of the sun, Aquarius would be quick to point out the sun’s size in comparison to VY Canis Majoris. The unifying idea is that both personal and global advantages and freedoms must be improved on for a healthier symbiotic existence on earth.
As the earth spirals through the zodiac sign of Leo the lion, there is an emphasis on creativity, children, amusement, calculated chances and sexy love affairs. The focal point for most people will be mostly upon themselves. This is a significant point of alignment and coherence between the needs of our hearts and the needs of the minds. Such alignment supports the theory that the law of attraction can be leveraged to manifest the best outcomes that support our individuality while contributing to the development of humanity in the foreseeable future. As the moon waxes full in Leo’s polar opposite zodiac sign of Aquarius, you can expect more social and economic impact on a global scale to complement individuality. In Aquarius style, this will create a win/win outcome for those who make a sincere and consistent effort.
The influence of Uranus ruled Aquarius focuses on unique, authentic and humanitarian ideals that develop awareness on an individual level while supporting community development with a collective sense of solidarity. So as the light of consciousness oscillates through the north pole of self-awareness and the south pole of collective kinship, try and remember that this circuit of the zodiac is about balancing the needs of the many over the conveniences of the few.
Leo and Aquarius are two zodiac signs of the masculine polarity that have a fixed quality.
Taurus and Scorpio are the other two fixed signs of the complementary feminine polarity. Taurus and Scorpio are the other two fixed TITANS that complete this stubborn square of 90-degree angles. Just like sharing the fixed quality makes Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius square with one another, all other signs of the same quality form a similar 90º-degree square with each other as well. Zodiac signs of the Mutable quality include: Gemini, Virgo Sagittarius and Pisces. Zodiac signs of the Cardinal quality include: Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.
Why is this important?
A big part of the philosophy of astrology that is playing out right now deals with how the geometrical relationships between zodiac signs, houses and planets impact earth. This is called an aspect. While there are many major and minor aspects, you should know that the square aspect can be one of the most tense and challenging geometrical formations in the celestial heavens. A square can force an issue out into the open or create a block. While squares can create discord and adversity between people and situations, such aspects can also initiate growth and benefits that transcend the initial difficulty. With the right attitude, squares can be motivating or energizing if you look for the opportunity for growth and you are willing to let go of your fear of change.
Uranus as one of the first sky gods.
Uranus in Aries: The Parliament “Shock-a-delic”
Cardinal signs are powerful initiating forces that begin each of the seasons. In the northern hemisphere, Aries begins the spring as well as the entire zodiac. Cancer begins the summer. Libra begins the fall and Capricorn begins the winter. Since Uranus is in Aries while Mars and Saturn are in Libra, these planets
are forming 90º degree angle squares. As these planets shift from 90º angles into a 180º degree aspects called an opposition, they square and oppose each other and they create an even more fierce aspect called a T-square. As these energies meet head on from opposite sides of the zodiac and from 90º degree angles in both direction, the clashing and stress often provokes meltdowns or resolutions. Pluto in Capricorn adds another dimension to the square. So consider that each planet is arguing its case for which virtue of light should have the leading influence on earth.
Uranus rules Aquarius and this tips the scales towards Uranus’ current position in Aries. This is the equivalent of giving an immature child a remote control switch or app to shock the masses just for fun. While the Aries agenda may be provocative, the Uranian agenda, while eccentric, seeks to raise the octave of humanity’s consciousness. This is why Uranus’ symbol includes Gemini’s symbol compounded with a variation of the mirror of Venus. It is the circle of spirit and a dominant cross of matter, using the Gemini’s stereoscopic pillars of knowledge and perception as an antenna that funnels matter as a way to divine prophecy and insight.
Fixed signs are known to be stubborn and resistant to changes, however Uranus ruled Aquarius is the known rebel of the zodiac. While Aquarian ruled individuals might not always have patience with people on an individual level, their compassion for the whole of humanity is unyielding. Associated with the otter in Native American Astrology, and the dog in Chinese Astrology, Aquarius represents humanity’s pursuit of life and consciousness in the context of its capacity to reach for its highest goals and ideals. While most signs of the zodiac have an array of conflict styles, Aquarian combat is somewhat unique in that most of its conflicts involve injecting awareness or knowledge into situations in an effort to resolve them. Typically the Aquarian persona is progressive, idealistic, creative and humanitarian. But a word to the wise, willful ignorance in the presence of an Aquarian could result in being saturated with bombs of knowledge and light. (You dropped the bomb on me start here). The Dark side of the Aquarian moon is a complete lack of tolerance for fools. This can influence people to become unpredictable, aloof, stubborn, tactless and oppositional.
The Myth of Aquarius, Prometheus and Pandora
There are various myths involving Aquarius. In the Bible he is equated with Noah from the Noah’s Ark flood story. However, before the age of Christianity, Aquarius was associated with Deucalion in Greece and Utnapishtimfrom a similar flood story called the, “Epic of Gilgamesh.” There are too many similarities between Gilgamesh, Hercules and Orion “the hunter” to go into, but it is worth mentioning.
The Sumerian account includes many similar details about the great flood. While the myth from Greece Included Deucalion’s salvation from the flood, thanks to some recon from his father Prometheus, this account did not include saving two of each animal. Deucalion and his wife Pyrrha were forced to repopulate the world by throwing rocks over their shoulders. All of the men formed behind Deucalion and all of the women formed behind Pyrrha. In one account, Pandora from the Pandora’s box myth emerged behind Pyrrha.
Like Deucalion’s relationship to Aquarius, Pandora has an association with Eve in the Christian account of the first female discussed in Genesis. Eve innocently eating the apple from the tree of knowledge shares a striking similarity to Pandora’s story in Theogony. Pandora innocently opens a jar out of curiosity and this act allows pain, disease and death out upon humanity, while keeping hope safely inside. Could this be the same story of “good and plenty” in the garden of EDEN turned to super-sized portions of wrath and punishment? You decide.
The Airy moon in Aquarius ushers in the waters of transformation with the water dragon from the east with the galactic tone of empowerment. This vibration brings an intelligent organizing force that will help you recognize that the recent square aspects in the heavens have given you the strength and knowledge to create order out of chaos. Take a step back and recognize that this is your opportunity to awaken your vast potential by expanding your own limiting belief systems. The Jaguar wisdom of the Maya invites you to recognize the eternal dance of harmony and shadow so that you can see past the collective dream-field matrix of humanity. This is a holographic reflection of humanity’s shared beliefs. As you process separation, pain, fear, judgement and other limitations you manifest a healing for yourself that helps to align the healing meridians and chakras of mother earth. As you soul train with the dragon and jaguar on the conscious frequency of love, the Aquarius moon will assist you in manifesting the miraculous flood waters of courage and transformation.
Tetrahedron = Leo, Sagittarius and Aries
With the Sun in its ruling sign of Leo, the momentum of action will compound all of Mercury’s influences on creativity, vitality and communication. As Uranus travels through Aries for the next seven plus years, you can count on having a lot of provocative shocks in your life. These shocks are not necessarily negative if instead you recognize them as catalysts to initiate the changes that Uranus, “the awakener” is bestowing upon you. The trine of Uranus and Mercury has opened a portal that glimpses into the future of mankind so that you can visualize and determine how you will choose to be a part of the new age. This is a time for you to think outside of the box and fuse your warmth, charisma and intuition with your analysis of the facts. The more you dig past the surface in each situation, the more contextual treasure will be discovered. This treasure will propel you towards greater success. Since Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Saturn are all in a trine with the Aquarius Moon, stay alert for divine inspiration that is mammoth in proportion. Uranus’ glyph will serve as the flint for the spark of innovation, creative consciousness and cooperation that will inspire a quantum leap forward for humanity on a global scale. Perhaps CERN will have another breakthrough. The key to success on a personal level is to harmonize the familiar with the fresh and the new. Use the Arrow of Sagittarius to aim for your highest ambition and the lightning bolt of Zeus to help guide you through any dark moments of uncertainty. Aries’ pioneering strength and will can facilitate miracles of innovation, provided you think outside of the proverbial box.
Hexahedron = Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus
With the sun in Leo and the Moon in Aquarius, expect to be winded by the high velocity of the metaphysical sunspots and solar winds taking place in the fourth dimension. These two polar opposites are squaring off over individual competitiveness versus group collaboration and global cooperation.
With Neptune in Pisces this is a great time for art therapy, reflection and healing. Life may be racing at a speed that is a little faster than you are accustomed. You can choose to sit out for a few laps on the racetrack of life, or you can put on your Nascar jumpsuit and get back into the race at full-speed. Since force equals mass times acceleration, perhaps you should consider the more intuitive and less pragmatic approach. Or, Perhaps its time to put the petal to the metal and shift past all of your mind-chatter by shattering the barrier of success with the sonic booms of intent and determination.
The Key of Chiron sits in Pisces unlocking this time of healing through compassion, fellowship and transformation. With Pluto beating on the Gong of revolution and rebirth, please recognize that the tougher moments that life presents are in fact there to push you beyond your boundaries of expectation and into the utopian freedom that destruction of attachments can create. You can run from the abyss or you can jump into it and slingshot off the curve of the cycle and land on the road to your personal nirvana.
Octahedron = Libra, Aquarius and Gemini
With Jupiter, Venus Saturn and Mars all in a Trine with the Aquarius moon, now is the time to push the envelope of Gemini’s stereoscopic perceptions and past the veil into the promise of unity consciousness. As the intellectual and cosmic communicators of the zodiac you will be expanding your spiritual awareness in a way that captivates the imagination and sets all of your senses ablaze with creativity and cross-cultural kinship.
The metaphysical oxygen that your octahedron element provides for the fires of change and elevated awareness are blasting through the squares conducted by Uranus, “the awakener.” Uranus rotating on its side serves to remind us of how eccentric and unique the Aquarius personality can be. The Aquarian moon expects us to perform at our absolute best in our new world of community inquiry and learning. Your generous nature and mind will allow you to confront dangers in noble ways that will inspire those around you to be less petty and selfish. You are ready to let go of your past failures and successes so that you can fly on the wings of Jupiter and Ganymedes through the magnetosphere of personal perfection and magnanimity. The divine spark of your intelligence will cut away many truths for people around you, leaving them to reconcile personal emotions from objective facts. Be careful of misunderstandings while Mercury is Retrograde in Leo. You speak truth to power in an effort to construct a skyscraper of self-expression in the collective garden of growth and possibility. Right now, even the sky is not a limit for you, so please share your insights for innovation and planning with your trademark grace and wisdom.
Icosahedron = Scorpio, Pisces and Cancer
The lack of planets in water signs may leave you with a sense of choppiness and discomfort. With the action of the Icosahedron element running through Neptune in retrograde, you must focus on the abundance of intuitive strength channeled through the airy Aquarian moon. Like a distant early warning, the world weighs on your shoulders because in life and in love, you know that black or white you have to face the knowledge that the truth is not always the truth. Trust your intuition to see past the facades. Packaged like a rebel or a hero, your magnetic musings make you a superconductor capable of managing the eddy currents of life with little or no resistance.
Be careful not to rely on your charisma and old soul to take the place of your analytical skills for organizing community, family and that special someone.
Now is the time to remember your heart’s role in balancing the fire of the dodecahedron element rooted in the crown chakra with the instinctual needs of survival based in the root chakra. Your hope, strength, faith and vision are more potent than the 300-year-old storms on Jupiter. If life is not marching perfectly to your beat, please remember that you are the genetic code of Atlantis, Lemuria and Shangri-La. Perhaps fools see a crazy person, while ascended masters see divinely inspired genius. The Plutonian force in Capricorn is re-encoding your capacity for survival into a mantra of abundance. You need simply visualize your success reflecting off of the obsidian mirror of Isis. You will be presented with options for success if you remain faithful in your ability to meet any challenges that are placed before you. You are the golden mean of regeneration and courage and your imagination has the potential to give birth to promethean projects that bring progress to earth’s population.
Soul Train Barbeque
Leo promises us action, creativity, sexiness and fun as Apollo drives the chariot of the sun around the ecliptic. Apollo, Khepri, Sekhmet, Viracocha and Xhango will be communing with the Jaguar, dragon and Kukulcan in a galactic bar-b-que that promises a hot sensual summer of unexpected highs and sudden spikes of consciousness. Earth spirals around the sun at about 66,000 miles per hour being towed by gravity and the magnetic tethers of the sun. This is sobering reality that reminds us that we should always expect the unexpected. Expect a lot of action during this month of the Regal Emissary of action, Leo the Lion. Especially on August 17th when the sun and moon are in conjunction for the new moon in Leo and the drive and re-birth of romance and sensuality.
With the wealth gap growing larger between citizens on earth, there is a larger focus on the progress and fate of humanity as the new iteration of man emerges.
The falsehoods of the world’s banking system and the subtle derision of humanity through the mass media, may eclipse our mystic crystal revelation, but it cannot touch the mind’s 3rd-eye liberation.
It would seem that the natural order of reality hints at much bigger gears of operation than those conceived of upon earth. It takes just
about 26,000 years for the earth to go backwards through all ages of the zodiac. While all astrologers may not agree on the exact starting date of the new age, many believe that the December 21, 2012 date may be the demarcation date of our 2,160 year journey through the sign of Aquarius.
In Ancient times, Aquarius’ presence meant the flooding of the Nile in Egypt or the purification of humanity. Perhaps this full blue moon in Aquarius heralds the first drops of the purifying waters of a metaphorical flood soon to come? Perhaps the waters out of Aquarius’ jug will purify humanity of one of its deadliest flaws? GREED!
Do the high ideals of the Aquarius moon represent the beginning of man’s ascent to the skies? Or will it be like the failed flight of Icarus when his wings melted from flying to close to the sun? Will the imagination, wonder, and divine insight of Aquarian prophecy lead to the discovery of Agartha and perhaps the second Sphinx? Or was Admiral Byrd’s, “operation high jump,” simply a waste of time spent freezing in arctic blasts? No matter which direction you are looking in, the community of inquiry and the new knowledge based economy has created the need to evaluate which outcomes we want as individuals, nations and as a collective global family. As Aquarius drops, “smart bombs” of light upon the ocean of humanity’s collective consciousness, one may sense the tempo of coherence creating absorption and emission lines of universal clarity.
Like the Aquarian age, the Aquarius moon represents a time to place the “egoic” needs of the self aside and work together as allies to find solutions that benefit humanity in a deliberate and holistic manner. This is a manner that utilizes the maelstrom of talent and intelligence that has been building among humanity since the industrial revolution. Unlike the industrial revolution, this will not be a regurgitation of indoctrinated facts but an alliance to the tenets of critical thinking. This shift away from programmed responses to authority and towards teaching people how to think, instead of what to think is the new foundation of collective awareness. This new foundation of collective awareness and subsequent alignment towards unity consciousness catapult us one step further into the Age of Aquarius.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle.”
- Abert Einstein, Pisces