Breaking Away From The Futilitarian Regime | Full Moon in Aquarius August 2019

This  futilitarian  Full Moon occurs at 22* Aquarius and the influence is that of the  7 of Swords . These moonbeams are a culmination of the energy initiated last February at the time of the  New Moon in Aquarius .

This futilitarian Full Moon occurs at 22* Aquarius and the influence is that of the 7 of Swords. These moonbeams are a culmination of the energy initiated last February at the time of the New Moon in Aquarius.

This FULL MOON’s Soundtrack: Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve [MUSIC VIDEO]

The Challenge: feeling alienated, nihilism, complacency, losing sense of self within a group/crowd, susceptible to mob mentality/mob rule/danger as a result rioting, disconnection from compassion/humanity, feelings of isolation, anxiety or high levels of stress that results in restlessness, insomnia, racing thoughts, being perceived as cold-hearted or becoming too detached from present moment

The Breakthrough/Potential Wisdom: liberation from habitual negative thought patterns, reclamation of heart’s desire, renewed ambition, reinvigorated relationships that had become stagnant or joy-less, infusion of love and hope that lifts spirits enough to recommit to Soul-missions

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The Seven of Swords is that state of mind which produces futility, or the sense of helplessness, hopelessness, or “what’s the use?”
— Angeles Arrien

This Full Moon resurrects our most dreadful thought patterns. Patterns being key, as this is habitual thinking. Those thoughts that we automatically, without question (or even awareness), go to whenever we set out to do something we’ve never done before or seek to make big changes. Like an audio loop that plays over and over and over, we tune it out fairly quickly because… it’s not new. It’s not interesting. But it is controlling us. We don’t even realize that it has programmed us in ways we have yet to fully grasp.

On this Tarot Card aligned with the last decan of the sign of Aquarius (where this Full Moon shines), 6 of the swords come down hard on the (7th) central sword. The central sword, poised in position just like the Ace of Swords, represents the Free mind. Clarity. Authenticity. Original ideas. A revolutionary new perception. And then… all systems fail. Swords are drawn to prevent further disruption from what is already known and believed.

The sudden flash of inspiration or genius idea triggers the same old stories of why it would never work or “who the hell do you think you are?” kind of thoughts that slink us down and put us right back in the place we don’t want to be. The good news is —— this is what we get to let go of with these Full Moon beams. The subconscious melodrama gets lit up.

Under the Futilitarian Regime

Yes, Futilitarian is a real word and defined by Merriam Webster as “one who believes human striving is futile”.

It’s not so much a depressed state of mind. It’s more on the verge of nihilistic, because if striving for something better in life is pointless then it’s not hard to adopt a philosophy of utter meaninglessness.

Under a futilitarian regime, we stop trying. Because, what good will it do anyway if we are destined to fail? Just like we have all those other times. Every embarrassment, failure, heartache or trauma gets stored in a memory bank that magically springs into action and effectively clips our wings just when we want to take flight. There’s a strange interface within our reptilian brains that keeps us in line with the pack, so we don’t stray too far. I mean… it’s dangerous “out there”. In the world. Better to fit in, blend in with the group, where no one is special and we’re all the same. Safety in numbers. Risk being seen as special or breaking a glass ceiling, and you’re on your own. Left to fend for yourself.

Where Nobody Knows Your Name

This primal instinct and tendency towards safety and social status quo (ironically enough) opens the door for a mob mentality take-over. Violent attacks and serious danger run rampant under the veil of a group identity and individual anonymity, where we can literally lose our Self in a sea of faces. This is where everybody thinks the same, and nobody knows your name. A prominent theme in this digital era.

The 7 of Swords symbolizes the Moon in Aquarius, the fluidity and magnetism of the Moon here amplifies those mental fields where we can easily be put under a spell, succumb to peer pressure or get swept up in the swelling tides of a “good” cause that ends up going south, fast.

There is a solution.

But The Heart Wants What It Wants…

It’s no coincidence that Venus is in the heart of The Sun at this time — a time when we most need Venusian comforts. Venus closely aligned with our center-shining Star will fight if she must to keep us grounded in our OWN Light. Our personal desires and unique expression matter and when we forget, if even for a moment, this alliance can pull us back to solid ground to remind us who we (really, truly) are.

During this time, though, we may re-discover what our hearts want through the experience of what we really don’t.

A bit more specifically… we could easily see the cold-hearted candor of a group, friends or even an entire party of people so far off-center that it suddenly hits us. —This is SO not me!

This sudden realization could make way for a swift exit from what is likely to be near-future-pandemonium.

It’s Prime Time For…

Courage! With futilitarian mind-games fully illuminated by the light of the Moon, and our sovereign center fueled by goddess Venus, we can’t help but rise to the occasion. Whatever has been keeping us the same as everybody else (certainly not ruffling any feathers or standing out), feeling lack-lustre under the reigns of an agenda that is so far removed from what we actually want that we’d have to dull alllllll of our senses to ignore it — it gets easier to break FREE. In the name of Sovereignty. In the name of Equality and Opportunity. (Supportive beams from Jupiter shining on Venus and Sun) In the name of Love.

Burning The Hard Copies | New Moon in LEO | July 31, 2019

We’ve got a 2nd  New Moon in Leo  (Decan I) aligned with the  5 of Wands  taking us ever deeper into the journey within to re-discover who we truly are, where we have been misled and awakening our zest for Life once more. Closely tied with Venus and challenged by Uranus, we could feel trapped by the usual affections of kindred spirits and feel a need to break-out or  rebel  in order to free our wild-side — that fire within that urges us to be free in the face of what is normally acceptable .

We’ve got a 2nd New Moon in Leo (Decan I) aligned with the 5 of Wands taking us ever deeper into the journey within to re-discover who we truly are, where we have been misled and awakening our zest for Life once more. Closely tied with Venus and challenged by Uranus, we could feel trapped by the usual affections of kindred spirits and feel a need to break-out or rebel in order to free our wild-side — that fire within that urges us to be free in the face of what is normally acceptable .

This NEW MOON’s Soundtrack: Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 [Music Video]

The Challenge: fears of being invisible/not recognized for who you truly are or want to be, afraid that desires will not be met and resorting to procrastination/holding back/self-sabotage, extravagant pride, passive aggressiveness, angry outbursts that cause setbacks and failures, excessive vanity or over-spending on luxury items and over-compensation, connection feels off and can lead to arguments/heated conflict

The Breakthrough/Potential Wisdom: healthy competitive edge, ability to align efforts with heart’s desire and authentic talent, invigorating activity that inspires others and perhaps a new creative adventure that leads to more wealth/defining + long-lasting success, willingness to work hard to bring wildest dreams to life, pursuing talents/developing skills that will prove to be valued and respected by others, confidence with integrity, ability to act on intuition or psychic awareness that creates successful future, even Fame

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This New Moon wraps up that provocative pair of Eclipses we experienced earlier this month… sorta. The extreme energies that clicked into high gear this month will reverberate, wreaking havoc and change-making for a while, but this Moon does mark a new shift in the overall dynamics. As with all New Moon phases, something new is emerging.

The 1st decan of Leo is where this new shift is taking place and the place within where we realize we are unique and have something special to give to the world at large. We become a bit more willing to take risks, as we leave the safety and comfort of home and family to discover what makes us separate from the clan and this can initiate strife — that’s what the Tarot card aligned with this first 10 degrees of the zodiac sign of Leo shows us.

The strife indicated by the 5 of Wands emanates from what’s already been created and is well-established. So, things like family, genes, traditions, society, rules and regulations—- limitations of all kinds start to really mess with your mojo.

In the image of the Tarot card (pictured above), you can see the staff of the Egyptian God, Ra, attempting to lift-off, but depressing the flames beneath it. As a consequence the flames appear like ribbons, much like when a heavy log is placed on a bonfire. While it can ultimately serve to fuel the fire and keep it going for a long time, at first it smothers it (especially if the fire is struggling to begin with). The flames morph into ribbon-like flames that dance in scattered directions after such a disruption to the blaze.

Adding to this already disruptive quality is a challenging aspect that the planet Uranus is making to the Sun, Moon and Venus. It adds a touch of electricity to the mix for this particular New Moon that can make things quite explosive or suddenly short-circuit.

Venus Matters

The planet Venus curled up with the Sun and Moon in Leo at this time adds depth to the meaning of the Tarot Card aligned with this decan of Leo. All 5’s in the Minor Arcana are part of The Hierophant Constellation. And The Hierophant is the Tarot Card that aligns with the zodiac sign of Taurus, ruled by Venus. Bringing all that magic together is the importance of the planet Uranus in that sign (Taurus) affecting the influence of this lunation.

So Venus matters from relationships, money, and food to what we truly deserve or want to embody come into focus beneath the cloak of the night sky at this New Moon time.. The confrontations, surprises and splits that occur now (or at least, begin to take shape) are meant to guide us back to our inner-teacher. To show us that when we are connected with a Higher Creative Power, we naturally magnetize higher quality connections because we transmit a message that speaks straight to the heart without ever saying a word.

With the 5 of Wands, we can experience judgment or consequences when we start to get more attention than we have before. It’s like a new celebrity having to deal with tabloids or a new business owner having to pay taxes on sales. It could be falling in love only to realize that your family hates your new lover. The strife that comes with the 5 of Wands takes us down a notch when we feel like we’ve only just started. With Uranus zapping this influence now, the strife could come from way out in left field, from friends, groups or social networks.

While it can be perceived as a bad thing, it’s all in how you see it… and better yet—- use it. Let’s not forget that Saturn rules this decan of Leo and this Tarot card, ultimately. Whatever comes to play and disrupt your harmony (that’s what the 5’s do) can be seen as a valuable lesson to learn that can transform you into a Pro. You get to choose — will it break you or make you?

Change-Makers and Rule-Breakers

It’s not just enough to follow your heart and blaze your own way forward now. It’s difficult for a reason. The fire within us is tempered to slow us down enough to think of consequences, how it affects others and really consider the whole. It moves us beyond the superficial so we can use our passion, talents and skills in a way that actually matters. We need and want that (deep down, anyway. even if we don’t realize it at first. After all, what good is fame if you end up miserable and alone, without a single meaningful relationship to speak of?

It’s not enough to do your own thing and screw what others have to say about it, the way it’s always been or even the rule books. This is about forging a new path all your own within the established system of reality. That’s how true change happens — it begins in reality. in this moment, with the way things are, now. So it makes it prime-time for making positive changes that have true potential to affect not just your life, but the lives of others.

Make your own rules as to how you will shine without destroying the good things that already exist. It’s not a good time to follow a rule-breaking crowd just because it’s trendy or popular. I mention that because the tendency could be to stray and lose your own way in chaos. Change-makers and rule-breakers are a dime a dozen. Anybody can do that. But nobody can BE you.

Don’t take my word for it… take a look at history. Anyone who has broken the rules or become positive change-agents are in a class all their own. Walt Disney. Einstein. Princess Diana.

So burn the hard copies. Don’t copy or follow every single rule to your own detriment, especially those that are rooted in fear. It could mean changing your own mind about what you are actually capable of (your perceived limits). Go for value and love and longevity, and nothing superficial that could sizzle or just as quickly be silenced.

Go out and shine.

Shoot for the stars,
If it feels right.
Then aim for my heart...
— Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5

This New Moon is the time to give it your all — your heart and Soul and your best effort — keeping the whole in mind. In 6 months time, you could really make significant progress toward your wildest dreams.