Forecast 8/20 The Full Moon in Aquarius occurs at 9:45 p.m.ET  at 28°11”.

butterfliesThe Sabian Symbol** for the Moon is “Butterfly emerging from chrysalis”.

Considering the symbol for last month’s Aquarius Full Moon, an adobe in the desert, this bespeaks of the quality of resurrection while shapeshifting through your process. It reminds me of the children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, where the caterpillar’s life drive is simply to eat until exhausted, he spins a chrysalis and retreats from the world.

Perhaps over the past month you have wrestled with an unconscious passion and the desire to be more insular? This may be especially true if you’ve planets in the signs of Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio or Taurus.

When a Full Moon occurs it lights up an area in your birth horoscope, which shows where the emotional focus is. How fleeting the impact has to do with what other factors are at play.

Full Moons allow integration: in this case, the Leo Sun shines on the Aquarius Moon. This creates opportunity to have the creative source of childlike celebration wash on the desire to forge community.

The Sabian symbol** for the Leo Sun is “A mermaid”. This has to be one of the most delightful pairings: butterfly and a mermaid, familiar companions in any childhood library- although never together.

The butterfly is a creature of the sky, perfect for the Aquarian vibration of air, the element that signifies the thinking and logical mind.

Whereas the mermaid is a creature of the water, signifying feeling. Leo is a fire sign however, so the symbol of the mermaid speaks more about her magical lore and charisma. Both images excite the imagination and fill the soul with promise.

the_little_mermaid_statueThey are creatures of other planes and suspend mundane thoughts as long as we allow them. Yet the butterfly does not fly unless it goes through the arduous process of working its way out of the chrysalis. And the fate of the Little Mermaid (the original Hans Christian Anderson version) is to sacrifice for love. The Leo/Aquarius polarity encourages you to see your individual light that shines within the greater community.

Each one of us has a Divine Right to be on the planet and with that right, an opportunity to contribute to society.

Are you able to stretch to that Higher Purpose? Perhaps you feel in the dark as to what that is? Use this Full Moon to wrap up old business, whether you can that day or simply declare a personal commitment to yourself.

If you’re still in the chrysalis, know that timing is everything. A caterpillar’s metamorphous to a butterfly is magical, even though it has been scientifically studied. The Earth doesn’t have to be beautiful and wondrous, but it is and to not note and appreciate that is to deny its mystical core.

The mermaid is a myth- at least on this planet. Yet both the butterfly and the mermaid are tied together because of that sense of wonder- a beautiful way to remind us that reality is simply how we see it.

May your day be full of wonder and potential and if you would like to explore more about integrating your life’s purpose with the present, contact me!

Coming soon- another Stoke The Fire intensive

The Aquarius Moon goes void-of-course/ VOC* at 9:45 p.m. ET

*Moon VOC/Void-of- Course:… in Aquarius you are apt to get caught up in a discussion or a cause which has no resolution. This is an excellent time to visit with friends or bounce around ideas, for pure recreation.

** We are still in the process of understanding the Sabian symbols, which were channeled in 1925. The spiritualist astrologer Marc Edmund Jones, took Elsie Wheeler, a clairvoyant confined to a wheelchair to a San Diego park with a project. He put a symbol for each of the 360° of the zodiacal wheel on 360 cards. She proceeded to come up with visual phrases for each one of them. They were done in random order and they have a magic that is hard to decipher, yet feels totally right.

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