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Stephanie Austin's Full Moon Update - 8/20/13

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By Stephanie Austin On August 19, 2013

Subject: EcoAstrology Update: 2nd Aquarius Full Moon

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EcoAstrology: 2nd Aquarius-Leo Full Moon

Important Dates:
August 20: Full Moon 6:45 PM PDT (29º Aquarius-Leo)
August 21: Jupiter square Uranus (12º Cancer-Aries)
August 24-7: Grand Cross Venus-Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto (9-12º Libra-Cancer-Aries-Capricorn)
August 26: Sun square May 24 Lunar Eclipse; Sun opposite Neptune (4º Virgo-Pisces)

Our only security is our ability to change. -- John Lilly

Change always comes bearing gifts. -- Price Pritchett

Things do not change; we change. -- Henry David Thoreau

August 19, 2013
Dear Friends,

Our Earth, along with all of its inhabitants, is changing. As our solar system spirals into new quadrants of space, we pass through fields of electromagnetic radiation and evolutionary gateways which alter our DNA, nervous system, and consciousness. Our Sun is also changing. On August 5, NASA announced: “Something big is about to happen on the sun. According to measurements from NASA-supported observatories, the sun's vast magnetic field is about to flip. 'It looks like we're no more than 3 to 4 months away from a complete field reversal,' says solar physicist Todd Hoeksema of Stanford University. 'This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system.'"(full article at http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/05aug_fieldflip/). The Sun reverses its magnetic poles approximately every 11 years, so by itself is not big news, but this will most likely intensify already unusual weather patterns, and further accelerate the evolutionary pace for each of us and our world.

We are in the birthing pangs of a new age, and a new world. Each full moon provides an opportunity to see how far we have come, and how far we have to go. The next full moon peaks on Tuesday, August 20 at 29º Aquarius-Leo. This is the second full moon in those signs, emphasizing the need to integrate this polarity. The first formed on July 22 at 1° Aquarius–Leo; this one tests our ability to be true to ourselves while participating in a larger whole. The 29th degree of any sign has been called the “critical degree”, the necessity to complete the spiritual goal of that sign before advancing to the next. The 29th degrees of Aquarius and Leo signify that the key to true community lies in becoming our true self. Connie Kaplan, in her book, The Invisible Garment, sums this up beautifully: “Your community will come when you have the ability to remember your own essential pattern.”

This full moon illuminates the power of the individual, and the exponential power of group consciousness. It helps us to see that we must have a spiritual revolution as well as social, political, and financial reform; that heart-centered consciousness is what really changes our lives and our world. The Sun's conjunction with Ceres, Mercury, and Vesta in Leo magnifies support for linking minds and hearts, humankind and nature, spirit and matter. Where are you being called to be more creative and authentic? What are your dreams? Who shares your visions? How can you join forces? Watch for important insights, intuitions, and turning points around this full moon and also on August 26, when the Sun at 4º Virgo squares the degree of the most recent lunar eclipse (May 24 at 4° Sagittarius-Gemini) and opposes Neptune at 4° Pisces the same day.

Whenever a planet aligns with an ongoing configuration, the winds of change pick up. Jupiter made the first of three exact oppositions to Pluto just after the previous new moon (August 6); now, a few hours after this full moon, Jupiter makes the first of three exact squares to Uranus, intensifying the cosmic summons for change, creativity, and courage. Named for the mythic King of the Gods, Jupiter promotes expansion, faith, and knowledge; its shadow expresses as excess, arrogance, and fanaticism. All squares signal turning points; Jupiter’s three squares to Uranus and Uranus’s seven squares to Pluto are waxing squares, termed by Dane Rudhyar as “a crisis in action,” where we must break free from the past. With Uranus as the focal point of the T-square involving Jupiter and Pluto, we are challenged to think out of the box and come up with innovative, win–win solutions. Jupiter also forms the first of three exact trines to Chiron at 12° Pisces on August 21, expanding our emotional intelligence, intuition, and solidarity. Those born with planetary placements and angles between 5° and 20° Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn will feel these evolutionary imperatives most strongly — including the United States, whose July 4, 1776 chart has the Sun at 14° Cancer and Saturn at 15° Libra.

Not only is Jupiter in a close T-square with Uranus and Pluto during August 7–21 (9°–12° Cancer, Aries, Capricorn), Jupiter will also be involved in a series of five cardinal grand crosses through next spring. A grand cross (also known as a grand square) involves two oppositions and four squares; in cardinal signs, this catalyzes major changes in all areas of life: home and family, partnerships and work, social and political institutions. First, Venus in Libra joins Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto to form a grand cross August 24–27, clarifying our values and priorities, as well as fostering peace and partnership. Mercury in Libra continues the galvanizing energy of the grand cross September 14–19, with the Sun in Libra taking its place October 1–12. Mars in Libra adds its passionate energy twice: December 25, 2013 and January 8, 2014, and then as part of a precise grand cross of Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto at 13° on April 21–24, 2014. These alignments greatly accelerate personal and collective shifts in consciousness, altering our perception of reality and the rules by which we live.

What is calling for change in your life and world? Where is your heart nudging you to go? This full moon reminds us that: “...We are the cosmic coffee filters through which the new day is poured... We are the producers, actors and directors of the play we call life. When we do not like the direction our personal world is headed, it is up to us to energetically intervene, send love to all that pushes our buttons, changing the stage, the props, and the lines of our life... our free will and choice affects the outcome and the flux of all Creation... Our biological structures (bodies) are now receiving new cellular instructions on a daily basis. We are changing from the inside out.

Nothing will stop or slow down this great change, for it is our destiny. The more we hold on to the old way of doing, of thinking, of living, the more uncomfortable these changes will be. Whatever is not for your highest good will fall away, no matter how hard you try to hold on to it... Focus only on the fullness of your life, not the emptiness. Whatever is for your highest and best good, cannot be taken from you."--Gillian Macbeth-Louthanhttp://www.thequantumawakening.com/current%20QUANTUM%20newsletter.htm

Stephanie Austin

Stephanie Austin M.A. is a full time astrologer specializing in life purpose, career, and relationship readings since 1986. She also teaches astrology and writes the New and Full Moon column for the Mountain Astrologer Magazine. Her background includes a bachelor's degree in Psychology, a master's in Consciousness Studies, and a lifelong involvement with meditation, Nature, and healing. For more information on her astrology readings, eBooks, tutorials, and forecasts, visit www.EcoAstrology.com.


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