Risk Truly Feeling Alive
As we approach another Full Moon on the 20th, we open the door for a very strong Blood Moon in Aries experience, also known as the Hunter’s Moon. There are a lot of other energies adding to the mix, including Mercury going direct just a couple of days before, which I’m guessing many of you are quite happy about. 🙂
As always, I leave the details to the astrologers or those of you interested in researching further. I’m drawn to more of the broader strokes, although I can easily talk detail when occasion calls. More and more I have been freeing myself of things and getting back to my simplicity. That’s likely why, for example, North Node focus was my personal golden egg, astrological discovery when leaving my teens for good ol’ twenty. After delving into the details, it was a breath of fresh air to that part of me who always believes there’s an easier way. Things my inner child felt resonance with were, and are, my guide posts. It falls into my signature energy of always bridging things in ways that I and others can more easily grasp. I look for the common points that tie things together or make things more simple.
That’s likely also because I’m an eternal child at heart. I still fall back on all my favorite childhood stories and animated cartoon messages, as they truly do shed light on the key aspects that can make all the difference. Simplicity is still potency. At least that’s my feeling about it.
So, in simplistic terms, this Moon focuses on Aries and with Sun in Libra it’s about finding the balance between personal and relationships to others, as well as how you can use your energy and personal expression to create more beauty in the world. Things that stoke your fire to react or take actions in general, but knowing when it’s time to pause before doing so with more thoughtful response. Aries is about you and knowing your personal power, but we are also learning how to allow others to be themselves and have their own personal power too.
You might be taking note of what illuminates your inner fire, gets your passion burning, and how you want to use that fire. You may also notice a lot coming to a head and the Moon energy highlighting what really is key to handle and put to rest once and for all with outmoded or dead-feeling patterns and avenues of your life. Things in the outer world will have their own mirroring quality to this as well.
I see this as that pure life force energy like when a baby has just emerged from the birth canal. Aries is impulsive, spontaneous, without inhibitions, adventurous, needs to physically move a lot, is driven by primary motivations, creates for the sake of creative expression, and plays for the sake of playing.
One question right now you might ask yourself is, “What lights me up?”
And I feel this energy will express itself differently for each of us, but you may find yourself looking at how to be more assertive about what is important to you, looking at ways to stop what you’ve been procrastinating about, what steps you can take to initiate action toward something you want to change in your life, and how you might be more self-reliant in some area of your life.
You may even just want to move that childlike energy through you. And in doing so, this helps bring clarity of feeling or thought around things you’re questioning.
And that’s what I did a lot of while I was away recently – well, I do a lot of this in general too. 😉
We did 6-7 miles of move-that-body hiking adventures every day and then I would have me time explorations, nature being and tuning in, and play time upon returning back to our home base on the lake and forest – one of my ways of activating my Aries energy and clearing the energetic palette, so to speak.
There happened to be a private playground in the front of the house we stayed at, so of course you know you could find me there. The wild turkeys would hang out with me, too, on this lawn.
These photos were taken during one of my play days and I wrote the following little snippet that it inspired.
Giggles upon the wind made my heart flutter and tickled the truth right out of me.
No, I’ll never grow up.
I’ll never ever lose the wonder.
The little girl’s laughter and bright eyes shine through the woman before you and the two are never seen apart.
The playground is where I found myself again.
With every swing higher, the heaviness is whisked away.
With every swoosh down the slide, flow is restored.
To explore is my joy.
To play is my power.
No matter what life throws you, don’t leave your inner child behind.
Take her or him by the hand and run wild together across the field of possibility.
Dare to play, explore, laugh, love, believe and dream and you risk truly feeling alive.
I find myself looking at initiating new and deeper elements of my life and even jumping onto a whole different road with all of me, where energies have much clearer and louder voices of alignment.
And the way I’m approaching it all is with childlike curiosity, wonder, and excitement, rather than allowing all of the steps to get there be daunting. I sing my way through each day and activity – literally – and I back up the little girl’s dreams, trusting she knew better all along, and telling her so.
Sending each of you inspiring energy to do any little thing that makes you feel more alive in the moment. It doesn’t need to have any big goal in mind to reach, as a result. It doesn’t need to be done in order to achieve anything.
It simply can be playing for the sake of playing.
I feel it can make all the difference.
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