http://pixiedusthealing.blogspot.ca/2011/08/full-moon-intensity-staying-true-to.html . There is an energy with this moon that propels us to be part of a collective. It's energy of collaboration and collectivity. According to We'Moon this would be a good time to network with others, and consider the global perspective. It's also a time to review and live our philosophy. It time to consider our dogmas as I wrote about last year and evaluate whether or not we want to change our views. I guess this energy is about knowing who you are and maintaining that sense of self in a crowd. Perhaps it's even about understanding how your uniqueness can be of value to the tribe or the collective. Hmm...According to We'Moon 2012, today begins a Full Moon in Aquarius. I wrote about this particular full moon before
In Shamanic Astrology, Lucy Harmer writes the Spirit Animal that corresponds to the Western Astrology sign Aquarius, is the Otter. Otters are pretty happy and amusing creatures, but there is also a grounded depth to them. "Otter people" value their creativity and freedom but they are always happy to make sacrifices for the good of the community or for humanitarian ideals. Otters are full of original ideas that need to be expressed.
Steven Farmer in, Animal Spirit Guides writes that if an Otter shows up it's time to be more playful, spontaneous and creative. Farmer suggests you call on Otter when you find yourself worrying obsessively or picturing all kinds of catastrophic outcomes. Considering the Aquarius Energy of the Full Moon, I guess we can say the Otter has "shown up"!
There is a lot going on this month and some of it seems a bit contradictory. We are supposed to lighten up, but we are also encouraged to consider our beliefs and figure out what really drives us. We are to focus on family, the collective, and global concerns at the same time that we consider our unique attributes and talents.
Perhaps it's a good thing that this month marks a "Blue Moon". A Blue Moon means we will have two Full Moons in the same month. The Moon is full going in to the month (on the first day which seems significant) and it will be full going out of August on the 31st. That means a lot of energy and a pretty fast pace of change and movement. A chance to really get things happening by enjoying nature's energy. It's technically the second moon of the month that is really the "blue moon", but I thought today's picture was worth sharing today as we enter the month. According to the NASA website http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2004/07jul_bluemoon/ , Kostian Iftica took this picture on July 2nd when he photographed this full moon rising over Brighton, Mass. He used a blue filter to create the picture, the moon wasn't "really" that blue, but that might be a nice mix of individual creativity combined with ancient tradition I think. I like that.
I also believe that's the message for the month. I think it's about finding your uniqueness, grounding it in the traditions and wisdom of your inner self, and communicating that combination to the greater group. In my earlier Full Moon in Aquarius posting I talked about the Bach Flower Cerato. It's helpful when you could use some support to find and more-over, to trust, that inner knowing and uniqueness. But I believe, having found that and trusting that sense of self, you owe it to the collective to bring it forward. It's time to stand up and speak your truth. You don't have to yell it from the mountain top. You don't need to convince anyone else that it's their truth. But maybe you owe it to yourself to share, and in doing so, expand from within while you contribute to source at the same time. Hmm...
The Blue Moon may be particularly helpful with this. Blue is the color that resonates with the throat or 5th Chakra. Blue helps us communicate our truth. In Sweet Shack & Bach Bar, http://pixiedusthealing.blogspot.ca/2012/02/sweet-shack-bach-bar-book-review-from.html Merlin gave Rachael a blue scarf to wear around her throat. Wise Woman gave her Cerato, Mimluus, and Agrimony- all Bach Flowers that can help balance the throat chakra.
It would seem like the universe, in this month of Blue Moons, and under the guidance of the Moon in Aquarius, is encouraging us to speak our truth in a light hearted, non confrontational, but secure way. It's time to let go of the fear of getting kicked out of the tribe http://pixiedusthealing.blogspot.ca/2012/07/alone-vs-abandoned-bach-flowers-for-both.html and go play with Otters that are fun to be around. Share what you know, communicate what you think, and enjoy the fun of just being you; alone in the crowd!