The Full Moon on August 15th falls in the sign of Aquarius and is going be shedding a light on what we can do to serve each other.
Aquarius is the sign of the humanitarian and is represented by a woman carrying a jug of water. The woman symbolizes the healer in us all and the water symbolizes the heavy emotions, the pain, and the suffering of the world.
As the water bearer, Aquarius has the natural gift and ability to take these heavy emotions and transform them into something lighter. She doesn’t absorb the water or take it on as a part of her, she is an air sign, and uses her higher mind, her search for the truth in order to transform and cleanse the water before returning it to the Earth.
All of us have Aquarian energy within us, and on this Full Moon, we are going to be guided to bring healing, lightness, and love to the world.
One of the biggest hurdles on the path to enlightenment or higher consciousness is the suffering of the world.
How can we be truly happy and a beacon of love when there is so much pain and suffering in the world? How can we live in this bubble of love and light when there is war, terror, and famine happening every minute of every day?
These are common questions and good ones too, as the reality is – When someone else suffers, so too do we. This is because we are all connected, we are all one.
However, just as we feel everyone’s suffering whether we realize it or not, we also feel everyone’s love too. When someone loves so too do we, and herein lies our power to change the world.
You are only one person, so it is perhaps an impossible task to go out there and house all the homeless, feed all the hungry, and speak out to end every war. Of course, there are organizations you can support and volunteer positions you can take up, but right now, right from where you are sitting, you can become your very own water bearer, simply by choosing to love.
Try it – think about someone or a group of people you would like to send love to. You can choose to send love to – every grieving mother, every person affected by a recent natural disaster, or someone you know that is going through a hard time.
Close your eyes and quietly repeat to yourself three times- “I send love to…..”
Feel the words as you say them, feel yourself sending out the love, and know that you just created a ripple that will be felt all over the world.
While sending love and praying for peace is powerful it is far more powerful to act with love and to be at peace.
This Aquarius Full Moon whispers the words of the humanitarian Gandhi- “be the change you wish to see in the world.”
This theory of starting with yourself is also something shared by many great humanitarians. Mother Theresa once said- “if you want to change the world go home and love your family.”
It was her belief that everyone can start making a difference in the world by starting with their own family.
The famous poet Rumi also shared- “yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world, today I am wise so I am changing myself.”
It all begins with the individual for when you take care of your own needs, when you start loving yourself, it creates a ripple and that ripple flowing from each and every one of us is what will change the world. All you have to do is be responsible for your own ripple.
It is also worth remembering, that one of the greatest gifts of the water bearer is her ability to carry the water without bearing the burden of it. She doesn’t allow herself to get absorbed by the dark emotions she carries, instead she uses her Air sign qualities to rise above it.
As an air sign, Aquarius is about using her mind, her intellect, and the power of her voice to make a difference. Aquarius is not concerned with what is popular, what is written in the media, or what her friends and family believe.
Aquarius wants to make up its own mind and is always on the search for a bigger truth. The absolute truth. The truth that goes beyond perspective and into a higher place.
Under the energy of this Aquarius Full Moon think about how you can bring these qualities into your life.
How can you send love and healing to create a positive effect on your life and the world? How can you hold your own truth without absorbing and getting stung by the voices of the media or those around you?
Working with your higher mind, venturing into your own truth, and walking a path of love, will help you to learn the ways of the water bearer.
We have enough love to go around for everyone, so on this Aquarius Full Moon, which is bathed in light, in compassion, and in truth, start with yourself and then share some of that love around with your family, your friends, your community, your country, and with the world.