22nd July 2013: Full Moon in Aquarius

Decompression the Cosmic Way

This is the first of two Full Moons in Aquarius making the second (20th/21st August) an auspicious astrological Blue Moon. In an attempt to clear the air ready for this lunar event, the current Full Moon brings us a veritable energy blast, filled with the electrical power of its ruler Uranus who is now moving retrograde in Aries.

This is not the most comfortable of Moons. There’s some irritation here and a building inner pressure which may cause us to feel what I can only describe as compressed. Think of the pressure within an aerosol can and this’ll give you an idea of the energies around us right now. We want to break out and be free, explode into life, but instead we have to squeeze ourselves through this little nozzle to get into open air. And we all know what damage aerosols can do…

The good thing is this pressure has a powerfully creative element to it if we allow it expression rather than seek only to confine it. If we feel it building inside us this is a sure sign that something needs to be acknowledged and expressed, no matter how much we may prefer that it politely go away. This Moon helps us with this expression if we’ll let her, and if we won’t she’ll just call upon Uranus to do it for us anyway, so far better we step up to the plate and take responsibility for our own personal decompression chamber and begin to release some of it bit by bit.

It may be anger, frustration, impatience, jealousy, despair… so many emotions we’d rather not have and yet which seem to take up so much energy when they come upon us. This Moon is triggering them now, not to torture us with our inner demons but to show us how their compressed energy inside of us is just about ready to explode. There’s nowhere left for it to go except outward. It will tolerate forced containment no more, which is why we need to stay alert to our feelings and behaviour at this Full Moon, not allowing the polarisation of blame and attack, judgement and conflict. Instead we are all united in a process of decompression during which we can breathe out fully and allow all this pressured, built up energy inside us to gradually release. We may need to do something physical to assist with it: walking, dancing, running. We may prefer to sit quietly and watch it disperse. We may need to act it out, write it out, sing it out. Whatever’s necessary to release the energy we must be prepared to do with awareness and the intention that its expression contribute to the highest good of us all.

To be honest, this is a bit of a test. Here we have an opportunity to show just how far we’ve come in managing the powerful energies that build inside. They can feel so huge, so over-powering that we may live our lives in fear of ever expressing them or even admitting they’re there. But however huge they feel, the universe is infinitely bigger and no matter how much of them we have to release there will always be space for more if necessary. What may feel all pervading and destructive to us is a mere puff to the endless cosmos into which we gaze!

So this Full Moon is all about energy and what we do with it, how we express it. It’s about owning up to the monster we thought we had inside only to find in the eyes of the universe it’s merely a naughty puppy that needs some love and a bit of firm training. So yes, a pressurised Moon for sure, but one that’s ready to reveal just how creative we can be with the energy inside if we’ll only own up to it in the first place!

Happy Full Moon everyone!

Sarah Varcas


Radiant Love Energy 20th July 2013 11:33 am

Yes, a cosmic decompression is always a good thing! Looking forward to this full moon!

shapeshifter 20th July 2013 1:58 pm

I've been walking the "naughty puppy" consistently to release some of this pent up energy. I've been giving her my undivided attention, trying to train her properly. Still, she keeps pulling me in directions I don't want to go, she barks at whoever happens to cross her path and then refuses to budge when I want her to follow my lead.

My cat, on the other hand, doesn't give me such grief.
He simply rolls over, tells me to take a hike and promises to be here waiting for my return. :)

bettina 21st July 2013 8:25 am

Very interesting post. I was feeling all of the above for over two weeks; however, seemed to have jumped the hurdle and moved onward--thankfully. Your descriptors are perfect!
Thank you!

bluefeatheryone 21st July 2013 4:56 pm

Monster vs. Naughty Puppy. I love that. Thank you, Sarah. I find that highly encouraging. :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 22nd July 2013 3:29 am

Looking forward to this full moon!

Me too RLE. And she looked SO beautiful last night :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 22nd July 2013 3:30 am

Shapeshifter, you gotta love cats! So much to teach us lol :) Enjoy walking your naughty pup under the light of the Full Moon :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 22nd July 2013 3:32 am

Very interesting post. I was feeling all of the above for over two weeks; however, seemed to have jumped the hurdle and moved onward--thankfully.

That's good to hear Bettina! It's always helpful to be ahead of the game! enjoy the full Moon :coolsmiley

Sarah Varcas 22nd July 2013 3:33 am

Monster vs. Naughty Puppy. I love that. Thank you, Sarah. I find that highly encouraging

Oooh good bfo. Just wanted to get things in perspective! ;D


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Sarah Varcas is an Intuitive Astrologer, committed to decoding the wisdom messages of the cosmos for the enrichment of peoples’ lives.


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