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Full Moon | August 15, 2019 | 22 Aquarius 24’

The Stone the Playwrights Refused

A man shared a dream in which a large granite stone appeared before his mind’s eye. The stone was fragmented into millions of pieces and reassembled as himself. This vision showed him that he was the stone that he rejected. He rejected the fact that he was the builder of his life though he had always attributed the problems in his life as the work of the others who were malevolent, or mean-spirited. The stone makes me think of Uranus in Taurus. The creator or playwright is Mercury in Leo, mental creativity. Taurus square Leo is self-worth expressed. It is self-appreciation. 

We are all playwrights. The meaning of “wright” is maker or worker. We are the play makers. Think about it a minute. Aren’t you the wizard of your own Oz? There may be hundreds or thousands, maybe millions of players in your drama, but aren’t you the one crafting it and naming it—even if only by default? Even if your part is in the chorus, this is the position you designed or assumed for yourself. Mercury is in a fire grand trine with the asteroids Chiron and Ceres. Our mental creations have the power to fire us up as the authors and architects of our own lives. So many planets in Leo make this a period of dramatic impact.

The Sun in Leo conjuncts Venus in Leo. All you need is love, creativity and imagination. 

Love is the superpower, which brings us back to the stone. Love is also the stone that the builders refuse. They say that love is not a power, that force is the power. I say power doesn't mean force. Finesse the awesome, dynamic power that is love. Dare to love and let love light up your face with a smile. Put some energy in your love. Live life as a lover.

Venus rules Taurus. Love of self, Taurus, is first love. Love of others, Libra, can only follow self-love as the root. I recently watched the cast of The Greatest Showman, lead by the bearded woman, sing “This is Me” on YouTube. They are singing the song defiantly to those who have ogled them and put them down. My favorite part of the lyric is “We are glorious.” This sounds so Mercury, Sun, Venus, Juno and Mars in Leo. So much sunshine and brightness, pure gold and weighty worth. However, Leo is a personal sign. Let us say, “I am glorious.”

Arresting the attention of the crowd with your “I am glorious” anthem, is all well and good, but the important thing is that you are singing out of your own conviction, Taurus. Telling the crowd is really telling yourself. This is Vesta in Taurus square the Leo planets as well as the Moon in Aquarius. 

Moon in Aquarius represents our collective mood, breathing, thinking and feeling together. We fool ourselves about who the enemy is. The world is pushed out or projected by us. You can powerfully construct this world as your world at this time, if you do not reject the stone of responsibility and self-love. Living this world is your game with four planets in Leo. 

Practicum

The glyph of Venus looks like a hand mirror. This is a good time to do some inner creative strength building by doing mirror work. Louise Hay gives the following instruction for mirror work: “When something good happens in your life, you can go to the mirror and say, “Thank you, thank you. That’s terrific! Thank you for doing this.” If something bad happens to you, you can go to the mirror and say, “Okay, I love you. This thing that just happened will pass, but I love you, and that’s forever.”

“For most of us, Louise says, sitting in front of a mirror and facing ourselves is difficult at first, so we call this process mirror work. Mirror work is the most effective method I've found for learning to love yourself and see the world as a safe and loving place.  Because the mirror reflects back to you the feelings you have about yourself, it makes you immediately aware of where you are resisting and where you are open and flowing.”