It's a funny thing inhabiting a human body. The process of going from pure light and energy into the mass of an infant body leaves us feeling wobbly and uncertain how to navigate this new life we've been given. Since our time on this planet began, we have been called to align with our higher vibratory state while still maintaining a human experience. As souls, we make karmic agreements to live out certain experiences in this lifetime with the best of our consciousness and ability. These experiences are inclusive of beauty and tragedy and many of us as humans won't know the precise reason behind these karmic agreements until we enter a soul state once again. The one constant call to action we have is to return to our true state. To continue shedding all the 'yuck' which we've accumulated over the years. To release ourselves from destructive patterning we've used to cope. And every so often, we get a giant astrological boost to help launch us into that higher vibratory state.
We are inhabiting the year of the Fire Monkey, meaning that there is a fiery energy available behind everything we are being called to do. Note: being called to do something doesn't necessarily coincide with what we think we should be doing. This year is a time to truly plug into your soul and the direction it is pushing you. With the full moon in Scorpio last month, shaking us by our lapels and asking, "What do you really want?!" to 5 planets in retrograde, to the full moon in Sagittarius this month, conjunct with the fiery, action-oriented energy of Mars, the playing field has changed. My hope is that you all are feeling it. My hope is that the things you used to settle for are now non-negotiable, not with rigidity, but with a powerful inner truth shining from your being.
Astrologist, Patricia Liles writes: On Friday [May 20th], the Sun wakes us to begin our yearly time in Gemini, and on Saturday the bright light of the Full Moon in Sagittarius will fill the night. These are mental signs concerned with the mind, the flow of information, learning, communication (Gemini) and with how we interpret that information and experience into meaningful beliefs and constructs to create culture, law, religion and education (Sagittarius). Gemini seeks information; Sagittarius seeks truth and meaning. With Mercury ruling Gemini and Jupiter ruling Sagittarius, we have an invitation to wash the windows on our cloudy, habitual thinking patterns and expand our beliefs beyond what was handed to us by our parents and education.
Lena Stevens of the Power Path writes: Mars is in an extremely powerful position. All dynamics at this juncture are magnified by Mars retrograde motion and powerful placement exactly conjunct the Full Moon and (of course) exactly opposite the Sun. When in proper balance, Mars is positioned to serve the Sun’s will and purpose. Mars has only grown brighter and brighter of late and will be at its brightest on May 22 when it is exactly opposite the Sun and closest to the Earth...Here is the planetary representative of our courageous, action-taking, bold, passionate and decisive masculine self – Mars! Yes, Mars is just the fuel you need to assert yourself, initiate action and accomplish your goals, but don’t underestimate the aggression, impatience, righteousness and anger that can get unleashed when this energy is thwarted. https://thepowerpath.com/moon-updates/full-moon-update-5-21-16/
Chani Nicholas writes: Full moons are powerful moments of fulfillment and Mars is at an important moment of its own retrograde cycle, making this a full moon to take note of in terms of what we are doing with our energy, our desire, our rage, our power and the potent weapons we can be. Make way for it. Make room for it. Make no excuses for your bad behavior. Own up to it. Try to use your Mars towards something noble. Be your own Heroine. Be your own savior. Come to your own rescue.
The point isn’t to get rid of any part of ourselves,. The point is not to surgically remove our less acceptable qualities, our rougher edges, our Mars. The point is to make Mars conscious. To understand the power that it possesses. To make the choice to work consciously with that power. See more at: http://chaninicholas.com/2016/05/make-way-for-it-full-moon-in-sagittarius/#sthash.t5GVkNAO.dpuf
We are being called quite strongly to step into our higher vibratory state and live life from this new playing field. Why? Because it is necessary for our personal and collective evolution. When we live at a higher vibration, we are more power-full. When we are more power-full internally, we feel more empowered in our lives. We have more capacity to weather the changes and experience life more fully with presence and light in our eyes.
If we're in the flow, open and awake we experience the call as a strong energetic pull from our heart, our 3rd & 2nd chakras. We know something is afoot, but can't quite name it. It's a time of grounded trust. My mantra the entire month of May has been, "I don't know." Partially, because Mercury has been in retrograde, yet also because it's important not to crane our necks forward to see so far down the road. It's a not-knowing from a trusting place rather than fear. It's a time to root in and open the crown to the higher wisdom we are always receiving. Move slower and more consciously. Things, people, experiences which no longer serve you will either correct or spin out of your field. Let it be okay even though it might feel devastating. There is a purpose for it. And again you may not even know the purpose until you morph back into spirit, but trust that for now the only reason is to lift you into a higher vibration so that you may live life more authentically. This is an important time to move your body. Dance, be in nature, practice yoga, martial arts, meditate, anything that consciously moves your energy. Power down the electronics and power up your internal wiring.
If you are not in the flow, you'll feel it as a strong malaise. You'll feel exhausted. You'll engage in destructive patterns even more than usual. If you are feeling this, know that it's a time to seek guidance of how to go within, rather than practicing old habits of externalizing. It's a time of telling the truth about what is no longer working for you, where have you been compromising? What is truly important to you at your very core? This is a time of dedicated self-mastery to review the most difficult aspects of ourselves. Every time we agree to look at our 'yuck' and agree to engage and move it, we win. A very strong portal has opened to support you towards great shifts in your life, but this is a time to take full responsibility by saying 'yes' to change.
Plainly, we are being called to rise & SHINE. No more sleepwalking! No more checking out, because trust me, you'll feel it more intensely when you do and it's not going to feel good anymore. Be fear-less, be mindful, be conscious, be slow. Find your centerpoint, open your periphery to all the guideposts supporting you. And most of all be receptive to the guidance. We are all at an important threshold to step through the doorway into a new way of being. Give yourself applause for showing up, turn the key and make the leap!