I have given my daughter one piece of motherly wisdom that I hope she will pass down to her daughter one day:
No matter how tired, late or drunk you are- do not go to bed with make up on.
My Aquarian mother didn’t teach me that one, I worked it out for myself. What she did teach me though, has been more use… She always says that it is more important to try and be nice to the people who didn’t like you- cos that would make them feel really guilty! (Hint to those who know me well, if I am exceptionally nice, it is probably a good time to run a mile!)
Some things and some people just make your blood boil. Being as heavily Plutonic as I am, there is a list. Towards the top are those who smile to your face and then stab you in the back and the pillock who is attempting to turn my website into a zombie (in my view, the cyber equivalent of the knife wielding back stabber).
At the very top of the list are those who I like to call the walking “ist”. You know the type- intolerance personified. Anything that can have an “ist” or an “ism” can be applied to this type of person- ageist, sexist, racist, homophobic, religious intolerants, extremists (of any description)…anything that can indicate a mind where the door has been closed firmly in the face of accepting anything which resembles what real society is actually comprised of.
As much as this annoys me, I do have to acknowledge that everyone has the right to an opinion- I may not agree with it, I may be offended by it, I may be unable to respect it, listen to it or acknowledge it. I may even be disgusted by it. With all of my Piscean trust the world blinkers, I also hold firm to the belief that I have the right to choose to take notice or not.
In real life I have a portable soapbox which I drag heavily and loudly from cause to cause. I try to keep those opinions as far as possible away from this blog simply because, well because I have this really weird aversion to having my thoughts attacked by some random person who doesn’t happen to agree with me.
I read what goes on in some Facebook and Twitter exchanges with utter dread. As much as I may be tempted to jump into the fray and either comment or not, I usually choose not to. Many of these exchanges do nothing but cause pain and discomfort to all concerned.
The Full Moon in Aquarius, however, is all about acknowledging all the bits and pieces that make us individual, yet also all the bits and pieces that we have to work with in order to co-exist in society. The Full Moon in Aquarius is that point where we acknowledge that we quite simply can’t do it alone.
We watch schools of fish wheeling and turning together, presenting a united front to the shark who sees them as entrée course. The individual is less important than the tribe. All of their differences are all brought together to form the whole…yet each still continues (assuming they don’t end up as dinner, that is) to exist and express themselves as an individual- however it is that fish express themselves, I guess…
We are also tribal. To exist we need others. To achieve our personal goals we need interaction with others- regardless of whether we like them, tolerate them, agree with them or can identify with them.
From a personal viewpoint, I have never felt that I fitted neatly into any pre-defined pigeon-hole. And, with most planets in my chart hitting Uranus, I am actually quite proud of all the little weird quirks that make me who I am. Yet I always made an outward effort to conform- to the degree that is necessary for survival.
Growing up in the Lions Den, I had different beliefs and causes to those shared by the rest of my family, yet we have always muddled along together some how. At school, I was never one of the cool kids or the nerds or anything in between. At work I outwardly towed the corporate line, whilst seething inside at the injustice or inequality or intolerance or personal compromise that was required. We all do it…well, most of us do it…
At some point over the last few years, I have finally worked out that being yourself is OK. It is OK to embrace the quirks and dare to be yourself. It is OK to enjoy own time and just as OK to prefer to surround yourself with others of a like mind. It is OK to love the way you choose and the people you choose to love. It is even OK to mash pumpkin and potato together and enjoy it (although note to my mother- serve it up to me and I will continue to gag on it…eeeeeuw).
We each bring to the table something different for the melting pot. And, in my view (turn away here if you don’t want to read an opinion, and please don’t write to me if you don’t agree) as long as your own quirks do not cause harm or hurt to anyone or anything else or impede the free will or choices of anyone or anything else, well, I guess anything goes.
Uranus is the modern ruler of tomorrow mornings’ (Sydney time) Full Moon. In Aries, Uranus is campaigning for the right to be yourself for yourself. All week he has been squaring off against Mars in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn. We have seen this on a wider level in the riots in England and closer to home with impatience and a general level of out of sorts behaviour. In true Piscean lalalalala fashion, I have turned off the news and pretended it all isn’t happening.
At the other end of this Full Moon is the Sun in Leo with Venus conjunct. Sure we can be different and wild and zany and individual, but we also need to make contact with others to help us survive and help us achieve.
April Elliott Kent posted today about how easy it is to share only with those who reflect ourselves, yet how rich and fulfilling it can be to also identify with those who don’t. The Full Moon in Aquarius is about seeing past the grey and those with whom we share opinions and backgrounds and schooling and beliefs and looking at the technicolour of everything else and everybody else.
In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking…now heaven knows, anything goes…
Cole Porters’ classic Indiana Jones style- the YouTube clip is here.
The technical stuff:
The Moon will be officially full at 20 Aquarius 41′ at 4.57am (Sunday Sydney time), 6.57am (Kiwi time), 2.57am (West Coast Australia, Kuala Lumpur etc), 2.57pm (Saturday, New York), 11.57am (Saturday, LA)…