Astrology isn’t a religion. We’re not sure it’s a science, either. It’s magic, maybe. But, as with feng shui, say, things affect things. So as long as we don’t go blaming our problems on the stars, as long as we assume responsibility for our own actions…well, hell, a little auspicious coincidence and applicable wisdom can’t hurt. And so, with that grain of salt…enjoy! ~ The Eleditors
The conversations I have had with readers over the recent Blue Moon have touched my heart and served as an inspiration.
It truly makes my heart sing to see how many people are now starting to pay attention to the phases of the moon and how they affect our personal lives.
This is what our ancestors did. They planned their lives around the seasons and the phases of the sun and moon. They built temples to honor these planetary events, and held celebrations to rejoice in these moments in time.
We are gradually waking up and realizing that while we may have technology there is no replacing the effect the cosmos has on our lives.
Just like our personal lives, the planets and moon are constantly in a state of movement. While some may argue that we get full and new moons each month and that at any given time a planet is in retrograde, the difference is the energies that are created when multiple forces are colliding at once.
The heavens above us are laid out in a circular chart. The astrological signs are around the edge, and depending on where the planets and moon are moving specific angles or trines are formed, creating specific windows of energy that we will feel here on earth.
Right now we have just entered a special portal in time.
As I have been saying since the Blood Moon on April 4th, the year 2015 is a huge transition year, and the finale for events that have been developing since 2012.
If it feels like there is a lot at stake, that’s because there is.
The Blue Moon was the catalyst for the next few months, but specifically the next two weeks until the Lovers New Moon in Leo on August 14th (more on that to come soon). When we have a big lunar or planetary event, it doesn’t last for just one evening—or a few hours—but for several days or even weeks after.
This moon was just the beginning—for all of us.
Sometimes, those big moments that we are waiting for don’t arrive with fireworks and fanfare. They come slowly and quietly, because those are the changes that make the impact in our lives.
Friday the 31st was a big day—even if it seemed that nothing happened outright. Looking back a few weeks, or even months from now, we will suddenly see how important this day was. Not just because the moon was full, but because the combined energies of so many planetary forces literally forced our hand—even if no one else knows of it, just yet.
Sometimes the big answers or moments arrive quietly—in the privacy of our own hearts—long before others are made aware of it.
This Blue Moon was about discovering our truth, but the truth isn’t always ready to be divulged. Sometimes the most beautiful and loving thing we can do is sit with it until it feels like an old friend and we know we are safe with it.
In these next two weeks until the Lovers Moon, anything goes.
Expect the unexpected, and get ready for plot twists. As we settle into whatever our truth may be, we are going to start experimenting with how to live it. This may come in small bits or pieces, or may flow suddenly into our lives—seemingly without warning. We are getting used to living with whatever piece of knowledge we have been trying to hide from, and we may not be completely comfortable with it yet.
Because of the retrograde of Venus and the shift into Leo over the past week, right now it’s all about the love—the love we have for ourselves, and the life we lead. It’s about the love we have for our children, family and friends, but more specifically it’s about the love that we have for that one particular person.
The love that we can’t quit—no matter how hard we’ve tried.
While I am not usually the mushy sort, the next month holds real possibility for being a month of love, but not the rose-colored glasses type. Not that it will be strewn with heartache, but sometimes the reality of love can be even better than our dreams.
The month of August is about getting out of our own damn way so that we can enjoy the life that is waiting for us.
Oftentimes we like to overcomplicate situations and relationships, when in reality the best relationships are often the easiest.
The next two weeks we will be challenged to try on our new truth for size. We will be asked just how much we want love—and what steps we are willing to take to invite it into our lives. The greatest relationship we can enter into—besides the one we have with ourselves—is the kind that will challenge us on every level.
These relationships are those that not only satisfy every aspect of our selves, but they continually push us to be the best possible version of our authentic self.
Once we have acknowledged our truth, the only thing left to do is to trust it:
Trust in the love in our hearts and the timing of the universe. Know that we all are exactly where we are meant to be.
So, take these next two weeks as a challenge to live your truth as authentically as you can—to make choices based not in fear, but rather in love.
Let’s see how beautiful life can be when we believe in the magic of love.
The Five Buddha Families help us use our enlightened and neurotic energy to wake up and be of benefit:
We are part of the Universe, but how much does that really affect us, day to day?
Author: Kate Rose
Editor: Toby Israel