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PART 1: The Energies of the Full Moon in Aquarius

For me, August is a “cauldron” month. We are in the South / Summer of the Medicine Wheel, where the Fire element is still dominant… where things are bubbling and transforming.

But with the arrival of Lughnasadh, the first of the three Celtic harvest festivals, the Summer Fire is starting to wane and make way for the Water of Autumn, the West of the Medicine Wheel.

And oh how I long for that Water, to quench our dry Mama Earth here in Vancouver, so desperately needed to douse the wildfires still rampant in our province.

At this time of year, I am starting to align with the harvest energies … completing goals set earlier in the year, finalizing next steps for others still in progress, reviewing, processing, reaping… and digging deep within to recognize what no longer serves me so that I may release it.

For me, it’s at this time of year that buried memories can surface. And it is said that the lunar eclipse will enhance those memories…. perhaps even reaching back to our youth.

Those lumps of coal representing old wounds and pains not resolved or healed are revealed from deep within, reminding me that there is still something to release, forgive, let go under the Full Moon and the Waning cycle that follows. But choose to look at the patterns that can be broken, rather than dwelling on the pain and the memories. Letting go….letting Goddess do her work.

It is also a reminder that enlightenment can be a challenging path, not always paved in gold… although the outcome can be glorious. I can see the glint of potential diamonds… those lumps of coal rising to the surface can be transformed into diamonds, with the intent of our coeur-ageous transformation and the power of the Full Moon. Pure Alchemy, Pure Magick!

If you feel the weight of this, if you start to flag or doubt your Self, remember these words from John O’Donohue (one of my favourite authors), as quoted in his book ETERNAL ECHOES:

Your soul is more immense than any one moment or event in your past.

This lunar month starts and ends in Leo… the sign of Heart and Fire. Take courage from that, take heart…

Click here for PART 2: Soul Work and Full Moon Ritual.


Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon)
Full Moon in Aquarius arrives Moonday, August 7 @ 11:10 AM PT / 18:10 UTC

The Partial Lunar Eclipse will be visible from most parts of South and East Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia. Full details at TimeAndDate.