Full Moon in Aquarius
Full Moon in Aquarius Energy – Throat Chakra
The Full Moon in Aquarius happens on August 22, 2021. This full moon energy is all about letting go of anything that no longer serves you to create space for new manifestations. So how does Aquarius factor in…well get ready to throw caution to the wind as Aquarians are the rebels with or without a cause! That’s right, Aquarius energy is all about riding the air or rather sound currents… being a fixed Air sign influenced by Uranus. And what does that mean? Get ready to sing, hum, and use your voice as you activate your Throat Chakra! Now is the perfect time to give that little bit of extra attention to your throat chakra. Do you have trouble hearing your heart? Are you finding yourself stuck, unable to move forward? Maybe you have trouble making decisions or experiencing true joy? Do you feel anxious, insecure, always second guessing yourself, or exhausted? Maybe you are a people pleaser, exhibit passive aggressive tendencies, always seek input from others, suffer from codependency, or wake up in the middle of the night for no reason? Do you have trouble expressing yourself or listening to others? Physically do you suffer from thyroid problems, respiratory issues, or throat problems? All or any of these symptoms can be the result of a blocked or unbalanced throat chakra. The throat chakra is your bridge between your head and heart, your ego and spirit. This allows the left and right sides of the brain to work together rather than warring against each other. The throat chakra is a major intuition power centre and the base of the double triangle that connects your intuition centers. When this chakra is blocked, you are effectively cut off from your intuition.
The Intuition Diamond
Your Throat Chakra is tied to your emotions and your ability to understand and articulate them. The following are a few ways to open your throat chakra. Singing, humming, and chanting at different levels all create vibrations that assist in relaxing, clearing and strengthening this chakra as well as your Heart Chakra. You can also create a song playlist that expresses your anger, frustrations, abandonment, or whichever emotion you may be dealing with. Have the songs get consecutively lighter and more upbeat until your last song is a joyous song that makes you feel your best. It is also very important to note that fear is a major contributor to a blocked throat chakra and by simply acknowledging these feelings without trying to change them will allow you to express them and prevent them from becoming blocked. Journaling or simply talking out loud and naming the emotion and what caused it, for example: I am resentful that I didn’t get that job I wanted, or the appreciation I was looking for, or I feel insecure measuring myself against others, can help with identifying the root cause of your emotion and the healing process can begin. Movement can also help to loosen blocked emotions so feel free to dance, run, go for a walk, or move your body any way you like always reminding yourself that you are safe in this space to feel whatever emotion may come up for you. Just before a difficult conversation in which you would like to be your most authentic self, open your jaw wide until you hear a click in your ear…you will feel your jaw, ear, throat, and heart open, allowing you to clearly communicate from the heart. Utilizing herbs, essential oils, and crystals along with any of the methods listed above will facilitate and promote an open and clear Throat Chakra.
Crystals to Balance the Throat Chakra
Crystals are our allies when it comes to connecting our energetic bodies with our physical environment. Here are eight of the top crystals that work with the vibration of the Throat Chakra:
Amazonite: Known as the Stone of Truth, amazonite aids us in self-expression and encourages
you to go within to find your true desires and inspirations. This is a stone that promotes peace and harmony by dispelling fears of judgement and boosting self-confidence, the necessary tools to effectively communicate and speak your truth.
Kyanite: This is a stone that will connect your heart to your mind thereby restoring your
inner power and promoting complete authenticity through self-discovery, and self-expression. Kyanite will enhance your intuition and open new channels of communication to the divine. A wonderful crystal for articulate communication both verbal and non-verbal.
Blue Apatite: A strong healing stone for emotional traumas from current or even past lives. This
stone assists in lucid dreaming and astral travel as well as awakens psychic abilities, particularity clairaudience and clairvoyance, and strengthens your connection to higher spiritual guidance. This stone encourages you to be authentic in your communication by building your self-confidence, inner strength, and optimism. A great stone for public speakers.
Chrysocolla: A wonderfully calming stone that dispels anxiety, stress, and depression by
instilling inner strength, stability and reducing emotional turmoil. Chrysocolla promotes communication through the heart allowing us to express ourselves authentically as we experience more profound levels of peace, love, and compassion.
Labradorite: Your stone ally for spiritual transformations and psychic intuition to guide you to authenticity, and becoming the person you were destined to be. Labradorite gives us the courage to dive deep into ourselves to understand and overcome our struggles. A stone that calms the mind and awakens the imagination, allowing creativity to open the door to new opportunities.
Lapis lazuli: A stone of wisdom as it will reveal your inner truth and bring about self-awareness, compassion, honesty, and self-expression. A stone containing universal wisdom that helps you navigate your spiritual path and step into your power. A stress and anxiety reliever, Lapis Lazuli will envelop you in feelings of peace, love, and serenity. This also a stone of protection against psychic attacks and negative energies.
Blue Calcite: A powerful stone to connect with the angelic realms and higher divine guidance. This stone promotes effective communication by assisting with the articulation of your thoughts and ideas both verbally and when written. Blue calcite also enhances your psychic empathy and encourages telepathic abilities. This is also a very protective stone known to cloak the wearer or space with invisibility against ill intentions.
Blue Lace Agate: Contains a nurturing energy to provide the confidence and courage to speak your truth and dispel your fears of judgement or rejection. Encourages and strengthens communication with the higher realms as well as your fellow humans. Transmutes negative energies or emotions bringing stability and balance into your life along with peace, love, serenity, and acceptance.
Herbs and Essential oils for the Throat Chakra
The Throat Chakra is all about the color blue. Blue symbolizes peace, serenity, and calm which is necessary to enable one to express themselves with clarity and purpose. By consuming blue or purple foods such as blueberries, grapes, plums, blackberries, raisins, currants, elderberries, or purple cabbage, you are ingesting foods high in phytochemicals that are immune boosting and rich in antioxidants. Food’s rich in iodine such as sea kelp are also crucial to maintaining healthy thyroid function. Barley grass juice powder is another powerhouse supplement when dealing with the thyroid as it helps to detoxify the gland from heavy metals and provides the body with high quality protein and 20 amino acids. It is also beneficial Incorporating marshmallow root, slippery elm, lemon, rosemary, thyme, or sage in teas or cold infusions to help with sore throats or calming the nervous system. Essential oils used in a diffuser, placed on a cotton ball, diluted in a carrier oil, and placed on your pulse points or mixed with dead sea salts and used in a bath are wonderful ways of using essential oils to activate and work with your chakras. Try using thyme, geranium, and grapefruit in a vaporizer or steam to soothe the throat. Use lavender, and german chamomile for calming and relaxation, and use rosemary, and coriander for clarity and mental focus. Try using these oils alone or in a combination that works for you!
Full Moon Energy and Rituals
This is the moon cycle where we can forgive ourselves or others and release the guilt, anger, or resentment that we are hanging onto. This is also a great time to let go of those repeating behaviour patterns, limiting beliefs, and fears that have kept us feeling small and staying stagnant in our growth. We can see from the new opportunities and fresh starts that we called in on the New Moon energy where we need to continue with our inner work to fully embrace and receive these higher vibrational energies. To continue our growth and spiritual ascension, we must continually look within ourselves for places where we can let in more love, light, and compassion for both ourselves and others. This is also a perfect time for manifesting your desires for the month.
Being a full moon in Aquarius, the energies are of the element of Air and intellect. This full moon is a Blue Moon or the second full moon in a month. These don’t happen often, so don’t miss out on the powerful energy of this beautiful full moon! The energy is ripe to fully integrate that change you want to make in your life. The time is now to step out of your comfort zone and embrace something new and exciting in your life. As the sun is just leaving the fiery Leo sign, this full moon will still hold that brave and creative energy of the Lion that you can utilize to make your dreams into a reality. This full moon will allow you to release what you need to and will provide you with the energies to bring in exactly what you need. (Keep in mind this may not be exactly what you were hoping for but trust that it is exactly what you need at this time).
Manifestation List Ritual
Grab a pen and paper and make a list of all those thoughts, people or situations that are no longer in alignment with you and your current chosen path. Thank each item on your list for being a part of your life up to this point and then burn it by the flame of a white candle to release them back to the universe. (Always have a bowl to drop the charred remains of your paper into) You can either release the ashes into the air by the light of the full moon or flush the remains down the toilet allowing the water to cleanse and carry them away. Breathe deeply three times to allow the energy to flow through the space that you just created for new and wonderful opportunities. Now make a second list of all the things that you wish to manifest in your life this month. The list can be anything from financial or career goals, love interests or connections with like-minded people, or simply peace, joy, and happiness within yourself. Fold your list or roll it up and place it in a box or jar out in the light of the full moon. Leave it overnight to soak up the wonderful full moon energies. Bring in your jar of full moon manifestations the following day and review your list each night before bed to remind and reflect upon.
Moon Water Ritual
This is also a great time to infuse our intentions into water and set it out to charge in the light of the full moon. Simply fill a jar or glass container with filtered water and place it in the moonlight overnight to charge it. Infuse the water with your intentions that you would like to bring into your life over the month as you set it down in the moonlight and ask the moon to charge these desires for you. Bring your jar inside before the sun rises and enjoy a sip every day to fill you with these energies. You can also add some to your bath or charge your crystals with it to further enjoy these energies. You can place water safe crystals (see list below) in your water to amplify your intentions and charge in the full moon.
Rose Quartz – Love (self-love or love interests)
Clear Quartz – Amplifies any other crystal energy, as well as your intention
Amethyst – Spiritual Awareness (enhancing intuition or psychic abilities)
Smoky Quartz – Grounding (dispels fear, negative thoughts, anxiety)
Citrine – Manifestation (financial or career goals)
Shungite – Cleansing (purifies the mind and body)
Crystals to amplify the Full Moon Energy
Holding and connecting to these crystals on the full moon may help to amplify the full moon energy and help you to harness the power of the moon rather than become overwhelmed by it. Setting your intentions when working with crystals or any other spiritual tools is key to achieving the results you desire.
Moonstone - Moonstone is a highly spiritual stone that facilitates spiritual development and growth and will help you to connect to higher powers. Prepares the body and soul for the ascension process. Useful in removing cords of other people’s emotions, projections, or needs that have hooked into your aura. Excellent for protecting financial wealth and attracting the resources necessary to reach financial goals. Will also repel people and projects that are detrimental to your finances. Prized for its feminine Goddess energy and its connection to the power of the full moon over the psychic and spiritual realms.
Selenite- One of the most powerful clearing and healing stones in the world. Perfect for spiritual rejuvenation as selenite channels energy and gives it to those in need. An excellent stone for building trust in our intuitions. A calming and tranquil stone that will fade away worries and anxiety, tossing fears aside. Acts as an amplifier for any crystal placed on top of it.
Amethyst – Opens up the Crown and Third Eye chakras. Amethyst will help you align with your true self and not succumb to the influence of others or conform to beliefs that are not your own. Excellent crystal for building wealth, growing a business, and sharing abundance. A very protective stone, Amethyst will bring to light the root causes that are creating unfavourable actions or behaviours thereby encouraging growth and healing.
Labradorite- A magical stone for beginners and pros alike for developing and mastering psychic abilities and intuition while keeping you safe and grounded. A master crystal of the crown and third eye chakras perfect for bringing in a connection between our 3D physical reality and the 5D astral world. Will aid in removing bad habits, thoughts, and feelings through work with the chakras and cleansing and sealing your aura.
Clear Quartz- A master crystal of the crown chakra, known for raising energy levels and consciousness to the highest degree possible. A versatile crystal that is protective, rejuvenating, regenerating, highly programmable and extremely powerful! Quartz crystals can store spiritual wisdom and information just waiting to be accessed. Increases your ability to receive clear messages from your angel and spirit guides. A quartz point is especially powerful in directing your energies towards a specific goal or facet of your life that you would like to improve or change.
Larimar- Associated with the heart, crown, and throat chakras and excellent in aiding the release of deep-rooted anger, pain, fear, and resentment. Aids in the forgiveness of others and the release of ego-based feelings. Soothes and heals emotions while relieving stress. Opens new dimensions and guides the soul on its true purpose in this life.
Obsidian- Obsidian is a stone of truth, honesty, and integrity that will shatter illusions, expose lies, and help you see through the facades while keeping you aligned on your path. Obsidian will stimulate your prophetic gifts and is a powerful cleanser of the aura. Promotes self-growth, self-control, and self-love so that you can honor your truths and truly receive love and happiness in your life.
Herbs and Essential Oils for the Full Moon
Rose (Rosa spp.)- The lovely delicate scent of rose can help ease the mind and calm the body during intense energies and deep internal reflection. The perfect tool to help one ease through emotional peaks, navigate new life integrations, and protect against negativity allowing true inner beauty to shine through. There are many ways to receive the benefits of rose such as in teas, in baths, infused honey or oils, skin care products, skin or hair mists, etc.
Wild Oats (Milky oats) (Avena sativa)- This is another herb that will help to dissolve tension, instil peace and soothe the nervous system in times of stress or when feeling overwhelmed. Milky Oats is thought to rebuild the fatty tissues that form a protective encasement around the nerve cells in the nervous system. Under high stress or traumatic events, this protective covering can deteriorate and conditions such as anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, or fatigue can result. A great herb to call upon when you need a safe space for inner work and to feel present within your body. Use in teas, baths, or tinctures.
Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) – a beautifully fragranced flower of love that is said to attract prosperity to those who wear it. Jasmine has beautiful white flowers and only blooms at night giving it a strong connection to the moon energy. A calming addition to teas.
Anise (Pimpenella anisum) – a common kitchen spice that is wonderfully potent for relieving gas pains and cramping due to its antispasmodic, antiseptic, and sopoforic properties. A great herb for protection from nightmares and providing balance within those who ingest it.
Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris)- This is one of the most popular lunar herbs that align with all phases of the moon. An excellent herb for inducing vivid dreams and awakening psychic gifts. Physically, this is a women’s herb as it helps with menstruation, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and menopause…all things that happen within the womb.
Cedar – creates a protective shield of energy around you and all those you keep close. As you burn it, focus your intentions on what you are trying to protect to form an impenetrable field of love and security.
Cypress- Brings in the energies of calm, rooted, ancient wisdom, that allows you to expel negativity. Connecting to ancestral wisdom is the key to unlocking the door to astral travel, lucid dreaming, and divination. Use before bed.
Cedarwood - a very grounding essential oil that allows us to cleanse and release during the Full Moon. Place on your tailbone, sternum, feet, and ankles before taking a walk outside.
Ylang Ylang- a beautiful essential oil for opening the heart chakra, amplifying your sensuality and connecting with yourself. Add to a salt bath.
Peppermint – a powerful physical and energetic cleanser that will open space for spiritual and emotional growth with its uplifting and antiseptic properties. Rub a few drops in your hands and inhale. Then move your hands around your body cleansing your aura.
Frankincense – associated with both physical and emotional healing, this oil is great for the skin, hair, and cellular health. A great anti-depressant and anti-anxiety oil that will provide calm, peace or the ability to articulately communicate your truth. Simply diffuse or inhale the scent to reap the benefits.
Clary sage- encourages a sound sleep, and particularly renowned for its ability to balance female hormones. This oil can be added to your bath water or massage oil or rubbed onto your abdomen or chest.
Copaiba- the spicy aroma interacts with your digestive, immune, and respiratory systems providing pain relief. This is especially useful during full moons when symptoms can be increase. Emotions can also peak during a full moon and copaiba may help to soothe those feelings of anxiety.
Barley Grass Shake (Medical Medium Blog)
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 date
- 2 tsp barley grass juice powder
- 16 oz water
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. For a thicker milk, add water slowly until you reach the consistency you desire. Pour into a glass and enjoy!