“To find out what is truly individual in ourselves, profound reflection is needed; and suddenly we realize how uncommonly difficult the discovery of individuality is.” Carl Jung
There is a Full Moon in “avant-garde” Aquarius (6:43 am). This particular Full Moon is also termed a “Blue Moon” because it is the second Full Moon in a calendar month. Venus, the Goddess of love, also retrogrades back into “self-expressive” Leo, today, where it joins Jupiter, Mercury, and the Sun.
Full Moons provide us with more light by which to see, both symbolically and literally, with today’s Full Moon in Aquarius serving to spotlight our “individuality” – or what it is that sets us apart from the crowd. It is a wonderful time for us to cast an eye upon our special talents or gifts (Sun in Leo), and figure out how we can harness them more fully to make the unique contribution to the collective that only we can make (Moon in Aquarius). As Carl Jung notes above, excavating what is truly individual in us is often a complex pursuit that requires serious attention on our part, as well as plenty of patience and commitment. Most assuredly, however, this process is always worthwhile, especially as we begin to behold glimpses of our “unique, original mold” and are able to increasingly lay claim to it, creatively bringing it to life, in all of its glory, for whatever purpose it – we – were originally intended, by the powers that be. Too, we can always know whether we are on track with our purpose by the sense of passion that we feel inside ourselves. The more intellectually detached Aquarius energy that is highlighted now is also naturally drawn to this kind of personal observation or discovery, as it imparts a flair for analysis and experimentation.
Since the sign of Aquarius also symbolizes an individual’s immersion into a group – ideally, for the betterment of all – this Full Moon in Aquarius can also be a time when we seek out a tribe or network that is a good match for our personal values and beliefs, or that lines up with the special causes that we espouse or care so dearly about. Of course, we all know, too, that we can do much more collectively than we can on our own, which is perhaps why we have been wired to be such social creatures. So much of nature, of which we are but a small part, works together in unison to leave its mark.
Social Venus is also retrograding back into “theatrical” Leo, today, affording us a special chance to dance solo, for a while, to what makes our heart sing. With Venus retrograde, we continue to focus our attention on improving the quality of the intimate relationship that we have with ourselves, including perhaps rediscovering our values or discerning what it is that brings us the most joy or pleasure. “When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.” Diane von Furstenberg.
*All times EDT.
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Happy Full Moon Blessings to you!
famous birthday: http://www.famousbirthdays.com/july31.html
von Furstenberg: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/self-love
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