What do you really believe?

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Today the moon is in Sagittarius, the sign of philosophy, quest, meaning, and expansion. Sagittarius is the sign opposite Gemini, and the two help each other: Gemini asking new questions, Sagittarius trying to connect the dots. When the moon is in a sign it can be a good opportunity to reflect and modulate.

I was reading that Elon Musk, the Chairman and CEO of Tesla, is stressed and exhausted by his work demands and schedule, which sometimes reaches 120 hours a week. There are only 168 hours in a week. That kind of singular focus helps us achieve something monumental. But it can also deplete us of joy and drive.

Steven Forrest links the low expression of Sagittarius to the phrase, “Sometimes wrong but never in doubt.” It’s hard for me to admit that side of Sagittarius. I have four planets in it. I only want to see the bright side of Sadge. But that quality of faith and being sure needs new information to stay honest and true. Sometimes I’m sure the next turn is a left until Lang points out it’s actually a right. Sometimes I’m sure I have no other options until my Mom asks, “Well what about…?” And sometimes I’m sure I’m failing at everything until Lyndon tells me I’m doing a great job and looks at me with a pained expression, knowing I just don’t see what he sees. In those moments it’s only because I love him and I want to show him how smart and sweet he is that I can even bring myself to try.

If you find yourself stressed and exhausted today, look to see if there’s something you’re overdoing just because you’ve become convinced that you should. If you’re bored or depleted, try to welcome a new adventure or a new vision that can just get you going.

The best of Sagittarius – faith, reaching, meaning, and hope – can come from inside us, but it can also come from outside. Sometimes the biggest risk we can take is to let in the input of those who know and love us best.

So try to be a little more open today. In a kind or quiet moment, you maybe, possibly, might just find the truth.

 

Some questions under today's lunar eclipse

"A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon and the sun are on exact opposite sides of Earth. Although the moon is in Earth's shadow, some sunlight reaches the moon. The sunlight passes through Earth's atmosphere, which causes Earth’s atmosphere to filter out most of the blue light. This makes the moon appear red to people on Earth." https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/nasa-knows/what-is-an-eclipse-58

Today the earth will shade the full Aquarian moon for several hours, and these are some of the questions I've been pondering:

Thinking of eclipses in terms of entrances or exits, what is it I might want in my life that I've never had, or what might I be ready to end ?

We all filter the light we receive from others. How does my particular filter work? Does it protect me enough from what might overpower me? Does it protect me too much from the light and positive input of others? How comfortable am I with attention -- both giving and receiving?

Has earth energy -- patience, stability, practicality, rootedness ever bolstered me against the extremes of fire and air -- impatience and worry ? In what's truly important to me, do I have both roots and flowers? Has any attachment to earth qualities kept me back from really owning and expressing my passion and individuality, or stopped me from taking a risk? What are my usual responses to conflict or crisis?

Every full moon is a chance to become aware of the projections in our lives -- to see and heal our relationship to Other, to pull back some of the projection and see ourselves in everything. This lunar eclipse amplifies the opportunity. Who really impresses me? Who really stands out to me as a genius or a star? I'm closer to them than I think. That also goes for the other side: The people who rub me the wrong way or offend me. We're made of the same stuff, too. How can releasing some of those projections bring me closer to love, power, and right action? Where do I need defenses, and where do I just need boundaries? And when and with whom can I just be comfy and fluid, creative, and whole?

Happy Full Moon and Eclipse. Happy ruminations and happy revelations.