“Freedom is not being for or against an ideal,
but creating your own existence from scratch.”
— Glennon Doyle, Untamed
August begins with a beautiful and powerful full moon in Aquarius. It’s the first full moon after a series of eclipses and it is launching us forward into huge change. It’s a moon asking us to step up, step out of our comfort zone, and step into who we truly are. To listen, and hear the whispers of the Soul. When we trust, when we choose ourselves, life becomes the most beautiful exploration.
Aquarius is a sign that honors our unique gifts and urges us to explore those gifts, despite what we’ve been taught or conditioned to believe. We are each a unique thread, that can only be woven into the global tapestry of life when we allow that thread to exist in its truest color, in its truest form. If we allow ourselves to step outside the box of what we think “should be” we reach something deeper, truer.
This full moon is reminding us it’s time to step up, to follow the call of the Soul, to do what we came here to do. It’s time to step into our power, clean power, and be seen, be heard. This full moon brings so much beautiful energy for stepping into your authenticity, your truth, your purpose.
There’s an inner fire being lit like never before, and it’s only going to get louder over the next few months. What we do with that fire is up to us. We can let it rage and burn everything around us, we can smother it, or we can harness it, use it as fuel for transformation, purifying and activating our inner strength and power. We need that fire, as it takes courage to step forward into the unknown, onto the path of the Soul.
It’s not easy to take that step, to let go of what we know, to loosen the grip on everything we hold so dearly. We cling to the old — better the devil you know than the one you don’t, right? But that’s exactly what keeps us trapped. We keep ourselves caged and try to convince ourselves that we’re safer that way. Safer maybe, but that’s not where our fullness lies. We can’t spread our wings in a cage, we can’t explore how high we can actually fly. And I’ll tell you… we can fly really freaking high. We have no idea what is possible until we break free of that cage.
We’ll experience discomfort, and a wide range of emotions, as we explore this uncharted territory. But these emotions are our guides. Emotions are like messengers, sometimes gentle taps on the door, sometimes full on panic attacks, but nevertheless, always trying to show us something. Something about ourselves, something we haven’t moved through fully, or expressed, or accepted. If we start listening to our emotions, like an old wise friend, we’ll find that the initial wave of intensity doesn’t last long, as the lessons and meaning behind it pull us into something deeper, into a place where we can see things as they truly are, and from there, work towards healing.
This full moon in Aquarius on August 3rd/4th, is giving us clues as to how we can be more true to ourselves. Where we need to heal, what hidden parts of Self need to be let free. It’s shining a light on our unique Soul’s path. Nudging us forward. Even if that means taking baby steps, a step is still a step.
Yes, it’s scary to step outside of the box. You will question everything, including your sanity, and doubt yourself more times than you can count, but is it worth it? 110%. To be free is worth every single bruise and scrape along the way.
“…no one has ever lived or will ever live this life I am attempting to live, with my gifts and challenges and past and people. Every life is an unprecedented experiment. This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions to places they’ve never been. There is no map. We are all pioneers.” — Glennon Doyle, Untamed
This full moon occurs on August 3, 2020 at 11:59 AM EDT.
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