Humans are tribal creatures, and it’s the rare few of us who can be happy with a completely solitary existence. But we’re each of us little solar systems, too, with ourselves at the center, sovereign Suns who need to shine.
This Full Moon–a lunar eclipse in Aquarius–is designed to give a full and truthful accounting of how well we’re navigating Aquarius’ territory. The Full Moon never lies. It’s that interval in the lunar cycle when not even the night time is dark enough to hide our hurts, fears, and flaws. Are you a happy Aquarian camper? Are you spending time with people who engage your finest qualities, or do you disappear in a group, unappreciated and overlooked?…
To be agents of change, we need to connect with friends, colleagues, and like-minded strangers. We have many ways to do that in the digital age. But we have just as many ways to insulate ourselves from the uninvited, whether it’s blocking Facebook friends or hanging terse signs on our front doors. To unite in a larger mission requires that we seek ways of confronting and dancing with the things that we find difficult.
Here are some of modern astrology’s contradictory messages about Aquarius, the sign of this Full Moon: Aquarius symbolizes weirdness, iconoclasm, and innovation, but also friendship and membership in groups. So which is it?
Aquarius-style friendships are the mesh tank tops of relationships – loosely-knit alliances that keep us covered but let us breathe. They let us feel like a part of society without losing our independence.
Are you a restless lion, born free but now pacing in a cage of your own design? Without the Aquarian insistence on freedom, without the willingness to walk away from what isn’t working, without the innate sense of connection with our fellow humans, the creative heart collapses under the weight of insatiable longing for approval, petting, validation.