August 20th, 2021 Anjali Devanshi
Rather we are aware or not, we are 70% water. If the moon has the power to shift the tides in the ocean it only makes sense that the same would be done within us. Therefore, it’s very handy to know what energy is most potent during times like the full moons so that we can align our desires with that of the universe. It helps us to innerstand our our deepest emotions (which is ruled by water) and how we relate to our outer world. There is science behind heightened energies on full moons. Tap in with the energy so that you may co-create with it.
What is a Full Moon anyways?
A full moon is when the sun and moon directly oppose each other and the earth lies “between” them giving us the moon in its fullest most enticing light. It is the part of the lunar cycle which lasts about 28 days. In its conclusion the sun moves into the next zodiac. However, the moon changes zodiacs about every 2-3 days. It is a sacred time in the moon cycle where we can check inventory on how the seeds we planted during the last new moon have come to fruition.
Full moons are extremely powerful for releasing because the moon mirrors the energy within us of being full and being ready to purge what no longer serves our highest good. It is also a powerful time for setting intentions due to the space we’ve made with surrendering to letting go. Take time to work with this power on the day of the full moons. Don’t worry if you miss it! The energy remains potent three days before and three days after.
The Eccentric Blue Moon in Aquarius
A blue moon occurs only 7 times in every 19 year cycle. It is when there is a fourth full moon in one season. Therefore giving us two full moons in one zodiac. Powerful right? This full moon is taking place Sunday, August 22nd. It peaks at 7:02am CST at 29 degrees of Aquarius in conjunction with Jupiter which is retrograding in Aquarius. The first full moon took place on July 23rd at 1 degree Aquarius. Thus, this water bearer energy is washing away layers of skin not just on the surface but deep within that we didn’t realize needed to be shedded. Although this has been kind of a painful process for some it has been majorly liberating along side letting go of the responsibility of shit that never belonged to us.
With the last new moon being in fiery Leo partnering with the lions gate portal on 8/8. This energy showed us our divine core truths and to trust in our very own unique signature of the universe. Reclaiming power we have given away due to childhood traumas, fears, limitations and downright illusions. This second moon in Aquarius is coming through with fresh energy to clear out the last of these major cycles. So that it can make room for the future innovations and visions that Aquarius brings. It is showing its face with rebellious energy to the status quo, fearlessly disrupting what is widely accepted for expansion into a better future. Once again breaking the old mould so that our newest truest selves have space to thrive.
6 PLANETS IN RETROGRADE? WHATCHU TALM BOUT WILLIS
Along with these rare aspects happening there are also 6 retrogrades taking place. Don’t freak out though, although retrogrades have gained a bad rep they are so necessary for our growth and wellbeing. This time is so fertile for retrospecting the beliefs we have consciously and subconsciously agreed on. With them playing with the energies of the full moon this give us even more of a super power to manifest and release.
Jupiter the planet of expansion is retrograding in… you guessed it Aquarius gifting us the power to expand in new ways that we’ve never tried. Opening up and awakening pieces of ourselves that further serve us on future endeavors. Saturn the big daddy planet of structure and discipline in also retrograding in Aquarius causing us to question the limits we’ve held onto for comfort. This a great time to change routines and implement new ways of organization that give us an outlet to channel this new expansion.
Uranus (which rules Aquarius) is retrograde in taurus. Meaning the planet of surprise and free-thinking is in grounded and stubborn taurus giving us stamina in our ground breaking ideas and shifts. Taurus wants to ground our out of the box dreams and this retrograde is showing us what has kept us from that physical fruition.
Dreamy Neptune the planet of illusion is retrograding in its home sign of pisces. This is taking us deep within to see where we have been deceitful with our own truths keeping us from the enlightenment that Neptune can bring. Also showing us where the root of our escapism and addictions come from. With all the Aquarius energy accompanying it we have the bravery to look at our darkness we’ve avoided and integrate it with this planet of oneness working in our favor.
Pluto the planet of shadows, depth, death and rebirth is retrograding in Capricorn the father of the zodiac. This energy is one of regenerating our inner father and divine masculine energy. On a grand scheme we are shifting from a patriarchy paradigm to a matriarchy paradigm. As we know, so within so without. We are allowing our divine feminine to express her voice and shifting our masculine from a place of control to place of protection for her to feel safe to do so.
Last but not least we have our wounded healer Chiron which is technically a comet not a planet but still has a powerful effect on our energy bodies because the universe is all a reflection of the aspects within us. Chiron is retrograding in Aries. Giving us the warrior energy we need to finally stand up to what has wounded us. This is understanding our pain as our purpose while also holding ourselves and others accountable for causing these ailments. So that we can truly move on with peace to what has hurt us.
Rituals for this Powerful moon
Automatic writing from your subconscious mind
The subconscious works a lot like a computer program and enjoys using a computer to communicate. In tandem with airy Aquarius which relates to mental energy and technological expansion a great way to tap in with this energy is to do an automatic writing on a computer.
Set a timer for ten minutes. Close your eyes down and place your full awareness in your breath.
Set the intention to only observe and not attach to any thoughts that may rise. Imagine then like traffic, watch the cars go by. Don’t hop in front of them or try to hitch a ride. Just be the observer. Be aware of any patterns you notice. Feel into your body and aura and take note of how you feel. Don’t try analyze or internalize it, just make a note. KEEP BREATHING!
If you followed the directions above correctly you should be left with clearer channel for the exercise. Sit down at a laptop if you have one a full key board is super helpful with this exercise, but do with what you have.
Start the letter from your subconscious with Dear conscious mind, etc. And literally step out of your conscious thought (the meditation was meant to help you with this, if still feeling to dense to flow repeat step one and two) and allow you subconscious to spill all it has for you. Type without worrying about what is being said. Read it when finished. This is a powerful exercise for direct communication into your beautiful mind. Have fun kids!
Journal Questions to Aid in Innerstanding the Energy
In what ways can I can make my inner child feel safe to express itself fully?
How can I better stand up for my beliefs in a healthy way?
Where have I repressed or gave my power away in hopes of not making a ruckus?
How can I integrate my higher truth with this physical body?
To wrap it all up we are being asked refine, repair, redirect, re-focus and rebuild internally and externally. We are bringing out those dark pieces of our selves we pushed to back of the book shelf in hopes that it would off itself. It won’t. We are being asked to clean out those dark spaces and transmute them to light. So that there is space for the MAJOR new wave of energy Aquarius is bringing in. Choose you this time around. We are getting the chance to do this with the support of the beautiful astrological aspects taking place. Shall we grow together friends?
Meet our Moon Mama Anjali Devanshi
Anjali Practices Intuitive tarot readings, Aura readings, Is certified in Reiki I & II and has recently began specializing in guided meditations for healing based on the persons current energy. Anjali has also always had an innate affinity for the arts being drawn to creative writing and visual arts from the time she could express. This blossomed into being a graphic designer and writer. She cherishes graphic design because it gives her purpose in the current paradigm shift to help others become more autonomous and bring their vision to life. This all lead to the creation of her own brand Empyreal Roots meaning all of our roots originated from the highest of the high. The ultimate mission of this brand is to guide people in remembering who we all are truly at our core, and how to integrate it into our lives so that we may live from love and not survival.