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All Aboard!


Old Train by Leonid Afremov

Full Moon | August 22, 2021 | 29 Aquarius 37’



Last chance! Seize the day! The full Moon is in the 29th and final degree of Aquarius. All aboard! This Moon is conjunct Jupiter, planet of expansion, beneficence, blessing and journeying. Aquarius is the sign of humanity. It is the last of the air signs. Air means mental, of the mind and the world of ideas. The Full Moon with its collective focus contrasts the personal focus of the Sun in Leo, also in the final degree. Leo opposite Aquarius could say, “I consecrate myself to the furtherance of humankind. None of us are free until all of us are free."


All aboard. Are you in? Are you invested? Aquarius is the last sign of the values cross of Taurus, Leo and Scorpio and Aquarius. Leo emphasizes how you value your best self. Aquarius is how you value all. Do you see yourself as a vital link in the chain of humankind? That is exactly what you are.


“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men (minds) unto me.” John 12:32. The moon conjuncts Jupiter and Jupiter rewards. Seek and you shall find. Don’t seek the return or the payment. Seek truth, openness, honesty, integrity, and equality.


Be lifted. Be better. Extend yourself “That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father, which is in secret; and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.” Matthew 6:18. Moon conjunct Jupiter says, give, give, give, with no thought of return, and you will have your return and it will be multiplied.


One way to be lifted is to still your thoughts as in meditation. Don’t make meditation something you have to "get" or get right. Meditation does not have to put you into an altered state. Meditation serves to quiet the monkey mind that keeps coming inconclusively to the same conclusions. The quiet mind is an altered mind.


“The greatest addiction is the addiction to thinking, not to fruitful thinking, not to creative thinking, not to thinking that actually solves problems, but to thinking that is futile, that is destructive, that creates rather than solves problems; but thinking that creates anxiety, that creates fear, that creates grievances, regrets, all kinds of dysfunctional states, that creates enemies, because it is ego driven. That is what needs to come to an end. When that comes to an end, then real thinking, constructive, fruitful, creative thinking can happen. You want to access the level that is deeper than thought and then thought can be in the service of universal intelligence. - Eckhart Tolle


I aim to catch myself when I make assumptions, or when feeling strong dislike for a person or situation. It helps me to remind myself that I just don’t know, and that helps me suspend thinking.


I am one of many who live in a different world than most when it comes to potentially angst-riddled occurrences such as the pandemic, for example. My different world is a world of peace, not trauma. I know of the pandemic. I know of its headlines and its numbers, but when many about me are shouting, “The sky is falling,” I know that it is not.


PRACTICUM


Take responsibility to offer healing and inspiration in the troubled world around you. Think specifically about sharing something you have mastered. Saturn in Aquarius activates the relationship between Chiron, the Wounded Healer, in Aries with Juno in Sagittarius. Chiron to Juno in fire, might inspire you to partner up with someone to teach. One of the best ways to learn, is to teach. Remember also that you teach through example. Be calm during a tense encounter. Notice that you diffuse the situation, perhaps without saying anything. Don’t react. Breathe. Don’t retort. Listen.



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