There is something beautiful happening around us, with us, inside of us: permission to get uncomfortable and vulnerable by moving directly towards the things that scare us. That thing we've been putting off or denying because of fear of failure, those old beliefs that keep us stuck or scared, those lingering emotions that are ready to be loved and released so you can align with and welcome what comes next...
The sky is asking, with all of it's astronomical happenings, to go where we don't normally go, and see what is on the other side of our comfort zone.
We have the longest lunar eclipse of the century happening with this full blood moon this week. The lunar eclipse and the full moon coming up July 27-28 (though can already be felt!), according to experts, are mirrors that reflect what needs to change, and asking us to be courageous in making the decisions that are right for us, even if it makes us and other people uncomfortable.
The full moon + lunar eclipse + majority retrograde planets is quite the combination. It's the time to shrug your shoulders and ask, "why not now?" The sky is having a moment of lunacy (pun intended), so why can't you shake things up a bit and go after what you want?
You will adapt to the changes that come from moving forward with power and with grace. You will, you always do. Try this Walking Meditation to calm your nervous system, clear your mind, and prepare you like the lion (we're in Leo season afterall) to roar into the next phase of your life.
FULL MOON RITUAL : ADAPTION WALKING MEDITATION
"I move with courage and I adapt to the situations life presents."
Practice this walking meditation ritual outside under the light of this full moon. Give yourself enough time to sink in and take a break from the onslaught of thoughts and emotions that may arise from even thinking about the uncomfortable and brave steps you are going to take.
As one of our astrological expert friends noted about this full moon, "things are about to get weird." We are entering into a moon cycle that is going to bring up emotion and serendipity from every direction. The strange-ness of this cycle is for our highest good ultimately, but the processes we each individually go through may be uncomfortable at times. This moon is a powerful one to remember that we are fully supported and taken care of. The random and the weird - circumstances, emotions, and thoughts - are actually there to help up expand.
As an archetype, the moon carries aspects of the feminine energy. Regardless of gender, feminine energy and lunar energy are often used synonymously and carry a more spherical or cyclical perspective. This energy leans into the ephemeral and it carries a deep trust in the unknown as well as the interconnectedness of all things. There is both elegance and patience innate to feminine energy.
However just like everything in nature, a need for balance exists. Feminine energy dances with masculine energy. The moon also has the capacity to inspire directness, action, linear thinking, and full honesty.