This full moon is accompanied by a lunar eclipse and Mars conjunct the Sun in Leo. In many ways, these energies portend the solar eclipse in two weeks on August 21 which will be accompanied by a Grand Fire Trine. The planets involved then will be the Sun, Mars, Saturn, and Uranus.

Mars conjunct the Sun for this moon can display in excitability, passion not wisely directed, and action that is moving too fast for its well-being or the well-being of others. Be mindful, thoughtful, and take a breath before speaking, choosing, and action.

In the two weeks between this full moon and the new moon (with the solar eclipse and Grand Fire trine) practice mindfulness. Add your thoughtfulness and considerate behavior to the world telepathic currents of shared human thought and action. The world stage is not where we want the lower, impulsive, and brash expressions of Mars/Saturn/Uranus/Sun to express. The US, North Korea, the stall in Syria, the ongoing civil wars in Yemen and the Sudan as well as Venezuela are the tinder kegs that too easily could ignite.

But the higher expression of the same forces is the fearlessness of wisdom and compassion, and the courage to face the devil of personal passions and be done with them. Let us together vanquish the lesser forces within us, personally and globally, and shine a great light into the world. Let us light our way, humanity!

This meditation engages the light of the heart, of the wisdom eye, and of the crown center.