This is extremely disconcerting. I haven’t lived close to a doctor in nearly 7 years. Two of mine are out-of-state, which means at least an hour or so, sometimes longer, one way. Forget refills, because they physically make you come and pick them up, refusing to put any narcotic prescription in the mail. Many primary care physicians just want to pass pain patients off to “pain management” places where you’re treated like cattle. Every single pain management place I’ve been recommended to had an enormous waiting list just to get in the door. I don’t know about all of us, but I don’t have 2-3 years to “wait” for an appointment. I could be dead by then! Nor do I need to be lectured about how my pain isn’t as important as someone else’s. Denouncing a person’s pain is a huge part of the problem here as well.
“Here’s a secret: Everyone, if they live long enough, will lose their way at some point. You will lose your way, you will wake up one morning and find yourself lost. This is a hard, simple truth. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, consider yourself lucky. When it does, when one day you look around and nothing is recognizable, when you find yourself alone in a dark wood having lost the way, you may find it easier to blame it on someone else — an errant lover, a missing father, a bad childhood — or it may be easier to blame the map you were given — folded too many times, out-of-date, tiny print — but mostly, if you are honest, you will only be able to blame yourself.
One day I’ll tell my daughter a story about a dark time, the dark days before she was born, and how her coming was a ray of light. We got lost for a while, the story will begin, but then we found our way.” ―Nick Flynn
Tonight’s Full Moon will be a Super Moon, the biggest and brightest Moon of the year. It is also the night of the Perseid Meteor shower, which means there will be lots of shooting stars dancing in the night sky. The August Full Moon is known as the Sturgeon Moon because this was the time when Native Americans would hunt wild sturgeon in the rivers, it is also known as the Corn Moon as this is a time of the corn harvest.
The Super Moon not only affects nature such as the tides and wildlife, but it also affects us. Our emotions will be heightened, our senses will be sharp. Things that were hidden or in the shadows can now be seen.
If you have been feeling stuck in a situation or that everything has been standing still lately, get ready because this Full Moon will be bringing with it a wind of change. The whole of earth is going through a massive transition at the minute. Summer is fading and Autumn is coming in, leaves are changing color and falling from trees, plants and flowers are dying and seeding the earth for next Spring. At the same time, crops in fields are flourishing with the harvest, fruit is now at its most ripe. We will feel this energy of transformation, we should use it to help transform ourselves into what we want to be.
Tonight’s Full Moon is in the constellation of Aquarius. This is a battle between heart and mind. Aquarius is a thinking sign, it deals in intellect and questions everything, but at the same time we want to be creative and let our hearts take over. We can do both, follow your heart, but at the same time be sensible, make wishes, but make them achievable. Aquarius is like an unexpected breeze on a hot summer day. It’s the surprise breakthrough that comes in the midst of struggle, or a startling event that wakes you up, like a cosmic alarm clock.
Change is upon us. It can be heart-wrenching in some ways. It could seem like you’re in the fire of change and there’s an element that’s beyond your control. The energies are about risking it all, to undergo that change that you sense is necessary. The risk comes from not knowing how it’ll change you. Realize that to live out new, promising visions, there’s a need to restructure. A new vision of the future will be illuminated, and it is up to you to decide what you do with it.
Most of all tonight’s Super Moon will be about healing. Let the waves of psychic energy wash over you, cleansing you of negative thoughts and feelings, let go of the past and welcome in the future. This is the harvest and it is time to start reaping what we have sown, your hard work will start paying off. Take the gifts life offers you and make the most of them.
If you have any talismans: Jewelry, signs, symbols, stones, crystals, herbs, or magical tools, put them out in the moonlight to cleanse them and fill them with psychic energy. If you see a shooting star tonight, make a wish.
Have a Blessed Full Moon & May the Goddess watch over you.
*Full Written Credit goes to Wicca Teachings. Photo credits are various.*
Link provides additional information on the Super Moon phenomenon.
A request to help spread the word about this was sent to me yesterday and I just saw it now. Because it’s partnering with “To Write Love On Her Arms”, I had to post this link (I’m a big supporter of TWLOHA.). Maybe someone will want to do this.
“Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired.
Smile, even when you’re trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision.
Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy.
Trust, even when your heart begs you not to.
Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you see.
Frolic, even when you are made fun of.
Kiss, even when others are watching.
Sleep, even when you’re afraid of what the dreams might bring.
Run, even when it feels like you can’t run any more.
And, always, remember, even when the memories pinch your heart. Because the pain of all your experience is what makes you the person you are now. And without your experience—you are an empty page, a blank notebook, a missing lyric.
What makes you brave is your willingness to live through your terrible life and hold your head up high the next day. So don’t live life in fear. Because you are stronger now, after all the crap has happened, than you ever were back before it started.” ―Alysha Speer