Moon is in the depths of intense, take no prisoners Scorpio, headed for a meet-up with warrior Mars (retrograde) in fiery, truth seeking Sagittarius and an opposition to the sun in information junkie Gemini at the Full Moon on Saturday the 21st at 2:14PM PDT.
Have you had an emotionally intense week? If the answer is yes, then you may already be feeling the intensity of what is possible at this month’s full moon. Moon and Mars will be within one degree of one another and will form connections to wounded healer Chiron and the South Node in Pisces. Healing is possible, but for many, stuff is going to be stirred up. When Mars gets into the mix, he asks us to take action, and when Moon is involved, you can bet you are going to FEEL something, and that something is likely to be close to home, feel personal, and be something that matters to you.
The saving grace? Aside from the fact that intense energies like this give us the opportunity to take a look at what is really going on for us and check in with how we really feel, Mercury, who has been retrograde in Taurus for weeks, is preparing to station direct. This means that there is a whole lotta mental, communication related energy that feels like it is at a stand still at the moment, and that stand still is adding to the frustration – but – Mercury changing directions has the potential to be the pressure release valve we have been looking for to release the dammed up feeling energies and allow some sense of forward motion again. In other words, if this has been an intense week for you, hang in there, the full moon might seem more intense, but after that we’ve got some smoother energies ahead.
With so many triggers possible, the best thing to do is simple: Keep breathing. Check in with your breath and notice if you are breathing to connect or breathing to survive. Is your breathing shallow and avoidant, or deep and allowing? Even if you want to run from the energies that are arising in you, you would do best to face them. Breathe into them. The more you push against them, the harder your path will be, so breathe past that fear and notice what is there. What messages do these emotions really have for you? What have you been hiding from yourself? What is it that really matters to you that you have been suppressing and now it’s time to do something about or speak out about?
Breathing to connect helps us be mindful, and if we slow down and process our own emotional intensity, we are doing exactly what we need to do in order to grow from this rather than act in haste and self sabotage.
Breathe. Breathe to connect, and survival is guaranteed.