by Crystal Pomeroy
This Full Moon culminates the Aquarian energies of the New Moon cycle with a Saturnian twist, as Maya has brought to our attention. As co-ruler of Aquarius, Saturn represents the difficult aspects of freedom, as well as the possibility to integrate that freedom into our real lives. Also, Aquarius and Uranus, who set the tone for the cycle that began with the current cycle, beginning with the last New Moon, elevate the Saturn potential for law and order to the octave of spiritual law and divine order.
At the New Moon, we began opening to a new level of consciousness and inner freedom to follow our bliss. Now, the fullness of our freedom can manifest as we make an extra effort to face the demands of our highest calling and aspirations, imposing upon ourselves those limitations and disciplinary measures necessary to ground the search for our bliss, so that it doesnt remain in the celestial realm as something we once sweetly dreamed, but actually becomes integrated into our real life habits and experience.
PART I: SYMBOLS OF THE ELEMENTS FOR THE FEBRUARY FULL MOON CYCLE
The new moon cycle suggestions are still relevant, with some new additions for the full moon.
- The earth element can be present as a coin or coins in honor of the Goddess Juno, lapiz lazuli, aquamarine or amethyst stones, or any object that evokes the extraterrestrial. Also: old wood or old-looking wood carvings, onyx, obsidian, arrowheads, lead, and medieval looking objects, such as a sword, dagger, goblet, etc. with the energies of this Full Moon.
- You can use melted snow, rain or spring water in an attractive vessel, especially a medieval-looking goblet.
- Timely symbols of fire could still be lit in your hearth, in an oil lamp, and yellow, and/or white, silver candles.
- For the air element, you could ring wind chimes, or play New Age, celestial or extraterrestrial music. At the full-moon, combine with chants, such as Gregorian, Tibetan, Aborigine, or your own chantsintoned from your favorite spontaneous inspiration, sutras, etc. You might also chant your Full-Moon prayers, singing them in monotone to evoke the ancestral, Saturnian power of chants in the collective unconscious.
PART II: GUIDES AND HEALERS
Those who wish to call on guides and angels at this time to assist in prayer focusing, may choose to include any of the following:
The Angel of Manifestation
The Angel of Self-Discipine
Archangels Michael and Faith (guardians of freedom)
The Angel of Freedom
Juno (Chief goddess of the Roman pantheon, derived from the Greek Hera. Juno was traditionally celebrated repeatedly in February. Also, the Roman Pantheon connects with the Saturnian energies at this time.)
Juno Luna (to invoke her for lunar magic)
Archangel Zadquiel and Amethyst (guardians of prayers, and of Atlantis, submerged area still in need of planetary healing that include the seas around New York and Florida)
The Divine Mother
Guadalupe (Originally TonantzinMother of the Gods and Goddesses in Mesoamerica, Divine Mother of the Americas expression of the Divine Love Principal which is currently working to harmonize the mental vibration of the US.)
The Christ Mind
If you wish to summon such helpers before beginning your own prayers and meditations, and/or your own angel(s) or guides, and any other beings "of the high white light alone" (a good phrase for protection when summoning spirits or guides, especially during this season), you may call on them out loud o0r in writing. You might say or write something like,
""I greet you and bless you for your work of divine service and guidance, and request your assistance in grounding my original pathway, and have the persistence and dedication to bring my bliss into manifestation."
PART III: MEDITATIVE EXERCISES AND DECREES FOR BRINGING YOUR BLISS INTO THE PLANE OF MANIFESTATION
A. Bring your most joyous calling into focus again by going over the exercise you wrote on or around this months New Moon. (If you havent done the New Moon Cycle meditation already, we invite you to do so.)
B. Now write a list of all you can think that you would need to do to bring that dream into manifestation. Your answers can contemplate activities and initiatives that are both inner and outer, such as: carrying out a new prayer or visualization campaign, or making treasure maps, to setting aside a certain period of time each day to work on your endeavor, a course of study to hone your skills, getting in touch with a key person or contact, contracting services, attending a twelve-step group, etc.
B. Now write a list of what you need to stop doing in order to be able to do what you need for manifestation. As one author puts it, you can do whatever you want to, but you cant necessarily do everything you want. Now is an important time to focus on what you most want, describe an activity or situation which include those most important elements and coldly (Saturn style) eliminate whatever is sapping your time and energy, keeping you from what you need to do to manifest your bliss.
Some of extraneous activities may seem urgent. As Steven Covey (see below) conveys, dont let what seems urgent keep you from doing whats important to your long-term vision. Other distracting activities or habits may stem from trying to please others. Still other wastes of time and life may be just be automatic behaviors you exhibit without really doing an inventory of the leak they represent in energy available for creating the life you truly long for, doing something that gives you a sense of meaning, or truly enjoying the blessings you already have.
Most of our life experience and progress is the result of habits, now is very important time to boldly weed out those habits which could hold us from our groundingnot just imaginingour bliss.
In general, I tend to be pretty focused on my goals, but when I did this exercise, I discovered that I needed to stop staying in bed with my baby in the morning while he sleeps in, and stop spending time conversing with my sister-in-law when she comes once weekly to baby-sit, so that I can take advantage of her assistance. Also, I need to refrain from talking just for the sake of participating in conversations that really dont interest me, or are negative.
What comes up for you?
C. Chant, sing or simply repeat aloud the following decree for manifestation:
The vital awareness of Spirit illuminates me to see clearly those limits and efforts I need to apply in order to manifest, express and experience my bliss. I am the strength and sobriety I need to carry out my own true calling.
Repeat this decree for at least two weeks, or throughout the remainder of the current Moon Cycle.
Until the next New Moon!
Further recommended reading for this Full Moon cycle: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Steven Covey, particularly the chapter on "First Things First."
Thanks to website www.opensesame.com, for further expanding our knowledge of the Goddess Juno.
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