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15TH AUGUST @ 13:29 GMT

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Dear Lunascopers

After a choppy few weeks, and the end of a very challenging Mercury retrograde, the waves have calmed and things are now slowly coming back into focus. We are finally getting a clearer idea of where we are going and what we need to do to get there. Some of us may also be seeing the reality of a situation, and having to let go of expectations and dreams.

While this can be tough, don't be disheartened and let it get you down. Allow yourself to feel the grief of shattered dreams and expectations. Once we can accept the loss we can move on and let the sunshine in. Surround yourself with loving friends and family this week to remind yourself of what's really important and trust that the burden you feel now will turn out to actually be a great blessing.

As the moon waxes to full in Aquarius, the moon of the rebel, many of us can feel the revolutionary energy rising within us and igniting our desire to be mutinous.

And my own Rebel Yell is rising..

I am so happy and excited to announce that my book Beyond Illusion, the sequel to 'The Shaman's Last Apprentice' has gone to print. Despite all the setbacks, challenges and blockages, I was able to avoid the Mercury retrograde and in perfect planetary alignment they will be ready on the full moon. I am expecting them to be delivered on 21st August.

Synchronisitically, my dream of creating a healing space, which connects cacao, community and consciousness together in the heart of the city is also birthing .

It has been a seven year journey to birth both my book and Cacao Church, and my seeds are finally coming to fruition together.

On Saturday 31st August, on the Virgo New Supermoon I am launching Cacao Church - Saturday Service in central London and I would love to see you there.

We will drink a cup of sacred Cacao, set our intentions for the new moon and open our hearts. I will also be doing a talk about my journey, how I came to be a plant medicine shaman in the West, the importance of Cacao for community and consciousness, and how this is the time to be the rebel and stand up for what we believe in.

It is also an invitation to come and share your energy and love so that together we can create magic, seed Cacao Church and spread this heart-opening and powerful medicine as far and wide as possible.

It is time for the Rebel Yell - we can no longer turn a blind eye to the injustices, deceits and lies both in our personal lives and politically! We are all feeling the urge to speak our truth and question what does not feel right or fair. Fuelled by the last Leo new moon we are feeling fired up, and unafraid to stand in our power and ready to rumble with the Aquarius full moon energy.

Please visit my website for the order of service and to purchase tickets,
and for all my upcoming events, retreats and ceremonies to help and support you on your journey.

Wishing you all
Aquarius Full Moon Blessings
from the Urban Jungle

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My 6 top tips to successfully surfing this AQUARIUS MOON wave:

Rebel Yell
The Aquarius full moon empowers our inner rebel, giving us the courage and strength to be who we are, unafraid of speaking our truth and igniting our rebel yell. It is also considered the 'breakthrough' moon, as it brings about change, especially for those who have been treading water over the last few months and have been unsure of the next steps. It lifts the veil of illusion so that we can see things from a different perspective, and shows us a new vision of who we are and what we need to do in the world.

Find Time in Silence
During the next two weeks find some silent time for contemplation, as it is one of the last opportunities to use these planetary energies to really get clear and integrate the last few months. Soon the river will be flowing fast, very fast, as we head into September bringing with it a new, more dynamic energy influenced by the Virgo Super New Mfoon and the approaching harvest.

Share your Gifts
This Aquarius full moon is symbolised by the female water-bearing Goddess, who pours life-giving, nourishing water onto the land. This is a metaphor to remind us of own personal connection with nature, and that we too must share our life-giving, nourishing qualities in order to bring ourselves, humanity and the planet back into balance. It also reminds us to water our dreams and visions with right action so that they can manifest and grow fruitful.

Struggle vs Surrender
This particular moon also makes us face our challenges head on, and we have a choice. We can struggle and fight reality as it is, or we can surrender and trust that everything is happening exactly as it needs to. When we choose to surrender, we can see the hidden, magical side of life that is naturally bringing us closer to our dreams. When we feel angry and vicitimised we struggle and fight against life and only see negativity and pain. We could see a lot more riots and unrest kicking off under this moon, as people vent their frustrations rather than surrender to the flow.

Removing the Veil
Ruled by both Uranus, the planet of awakening and transformations, and Saturn, the planet of restrictions and limitations, this full moon in Aquarius rips away the veil of illusion, takes us out of the conventional mind-set and helps us to see outside the box. It also shows us where our limitations lie, that can leave us feeling powerless and helpless, exascerbating these feelings and igniting feelings of depression. As mentioned before, if this happens surround yourself with loved ones this week so that you can manage the intensity of the feelings. As the moon wanes the feelings will get easier to deal with.

We are all in this Together
This Aquarius full moon takes us to another level of awareness beyond the rational, selfish, three dimensional perspective. It enables us to see beyond the victim mentality to the more empowered state of personal responsibility. Under this moon we can feel more connected to our community, humanity and all living things that share this planet with us. It helps us to open our hearts and realise that we are all connected, we are all one, and there is no escape - we are all in this together!

Photo by Jeremy Bishop

Photo by Jeremy Bishop

Full Moon Ritual

Over this full moon, we may feel a bit isolated and alienated so get together with friends and like-minded people to celebrate life and your achievements thus far. The Aquarius full moon inspires us to make social connections and when we celebrate our gratitude, success, and abundance together we automatically open ourselves up to receiving more of it!

During this full moon period try and stay away from the depressing mainstream media and give yourself a few days off from negative news and stories. Surround yourself with positive people and news from around the world that can inspire and uplift you. When we tune out the negativity it is easier to see all the amazing, loving things that are happening around us.

If your inner voice has been nudging you to make a change in your life, express your deepest desires, or break out of any conditioning that is no longer serving you, use the power of this Aquarius full moon to follow your rebellious heart, leap into the unknown, and trust the magic of life will bring you exactly what you need.

If you are feeling restless and edgy do some dancing, shaking and moving so that you can channel these emotions into a more creative direction. Also find some time to meditate and ask your intuition/higher self what next steps are open to you. Now more than ever each one of us is being called to help be part of the change. The planetary energies are making it harder for us to ignore our inner calling and our unique destiny. Use this Rebel moon energy to release yourself from the limitations placed on us by society, and acknowledge your unlimited potential.

It's time for that REBEL YELL!!!

I will end this Lunascape with the wise words of Pastor Martin Niemolle :

First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist
Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist
Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew
Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me
— Pastor Martin Niemolle