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Happy Full Moon in Aquarius! This Full Moon becomes exact at 11:59 AM New York time (15:59 GMT) on Monday, August 3. Aquarius is a fixed air sign that is associated with equality, group consciousness and the Higher Mind. It is an optimistic sign that reminds us of our highest potential. We are reminded that even when it seems like we are all alone, we really aren't, because we are inseparable from the collective consciousness.

With the sun in Leo, we are seeing the Leo-Aquarius polarity play out, which lends the opportunity to explore the balance between self and other. Leo the Lion personifies the need of the self to express through the creation of an ego. Ego is not at its core a bad thing; rather, it is the vehicle for which the soul gets to experience an earthly personality. That opposes Aquarius, which shows us how we can experience group and collective consciousness.

The Aquarian energy requires teamwork to really thrive. We are all individuals on individual healing journeys, but we are also one collective on a collective Ascension journey. It is not possible to separate yourself from the whole. How are you contributing to the healing of the planet and of the human race on a daily basis? The more you are contributing, then naturally the more whole you are going to feel, because you will be fulfilling the exact mission you came here to realize.

Do you make time on a daily basis to do something nice for someone else, or to say something nice to a fellow human? Do you make it a habit to wish people around you blessings of healing or happiness? Are you a good listener? Are you willing to hear others' perspectives?

Unlike Leo, where the inflated ego is celebrated, Aquarius encourages the deflation of egos so that the many can merge into the one. This is the energetic trajectory of our planet, as we are in the planetary Age of Aquarius. The famous gurus of the past are fading in relevance as we see the rise of hundreds of thousands of spiritual teachers—including yours truly—each with their own niche audiences. Although each and every teacher has a different perspective, style, and personality, the core teachings (should be) the same—Love, Unity, healing.

If you feel like you have something to teach, then put yourself out there! It could be something informal that you do in social situations or you might feel guided to start a blog or write a book. This Age of Information that we are in provides the opportunity for voices from around the world to be heard like never before. It feels really good to your soul when you share the things you've learned and help to guide others, no matter on how small of a scale. This is the essence of the Aquarian energy: a sharing of resources, information, and energy.

The Aquarian energies are intending to really bring us into communion with our Service Work. Service Work is a broad term that covers all the positive work you are meant to do on this planet; all the people, animals, and environments you are meant to help; and the positive legacy that you are meant to leave behind. It is your unique physical and vibratory contribution to the healing and Ascension of the collective consciousness of humanity.

It can be helpful to define your Service Work in a single sentence. For me, my Service Work is to assist in the freeing and Ascension of humanity by working with intermediate-to-advanced level Lightworkers to help them create their Highest Destiny and step into their Service Work.

How would you define your Service Work? Here are some questions to get you thinking:

- Who or what do I feel most called to help? (e.g. alcoholics, the elderly, children, animals, rivers)

- I feel most fulfilled when I ___(service work)____.

- Which skills or talents do people most ask me to help them with?

- What do I feel like is my mission on Earth?

- What type of legacy do I want to leave behind? What is the one thing that I have to help heal or improve (for other people, animals, plants, the planet or society) before I leave the planet?

Go ahead and write down your Service Mission and keep it somewhere special. When you step more fully into your Service Work, you will naturally unravel any of the shadow aspects of Aquarius, like martyrdom, which we will discuss in the next section.


The dark side of Aquarius is the trap of martyrdom. Can you recall a time in your life when you've fell into that trap? Do you know people in your life who are constantly allowing themselves to sink into martyrdom?

The real culprit in martyrdom is what lies beneath it and creates it: a low sense of self-worth. When you truly value yourself, you will never find yourself sinking into martyrdom, victimhood or codependency. When one truly finds their self-worth, they realize deeply that that feeling of worth can never be found in other people. You must realize that your so-called faults, deficiencies or shortcomings are beautiful and divine.

It is easy to pick yourself apart, but it takes discipline and dedication to lift yourself up. This is a vital part of the Ascension game—to learn to step out of self-criticism and looking for fulfillment outside the self, and into self-appreciation and a healthy self-esteem.

During Leo season, it is the best time ever to unleash your personality, whether it be with others, on social media, or literally just in the mirror. If you can learn to truly enjoy your own company, then you will never be alone, regardless of who comes into or exits your life.

If, however, you've found yourself in a state of martyrdom or codependency with someone in your life, then cutting cords can be a helpful exercise.

Cutting (or better off, removing) cords between yourself and another works, though the caveat is that if there are still emotions like martyrdom, jealousy, resentment, overattachment, etc. present then the cords will come right back. It's the emotions and beliefs about another person's role in your life that keep the cords in place.

Which people in your life do you intuitively feel you have negative cords with? These people are most often parents, partners, ex-partners, close friends, and business associates. This Aquarian energy is encouraging us to free ourselves from negative cords.

Please note that cutting negative cords with someone doesn't mean your relationship with them ends. Cutting cords tends to improve relationships, though if there's someone that is consistently treating you in a way you don't deserve, then cutting them out of your life may be necessary, as cutting cords may not change much.

You can cut cords on your own using meditation. My favorite method is to literally call upon Archangel Michael to come forth and cut and dissolve each negative cord. If you cut cords with another but don't deal with the feelings that created the cord in the first place, then the cords will come right back. The trick is to identify which resentments you are holding against that person, or if there's guilt, jealousy, overattachment, fear or martyrdom present. Freeing yourself from these feelings will free yourself from the cord. The most powerful route to this freedom is through true forgiveness. I did a whole webinar on true forgiveness here.


The dualistic age of Pisces officially gave way to the New (Golden) Age of Aquarius on December 21, 2012. Over the next few decades, we will see all of the systems of control on this planet—which were built to drain vital life energy from the people—shift to supportive, life-giving structures of governance and economics. We will see our planet transform from a toxic, polluted place where the majority of the population are sickly, underfed, or depressed into a clean, healed world where all people live in peace and harmony and have more than enough to not just survive, but to thrive.

The 5th-dimensional energies of acceptance, nonjudgement, compassion, and service-to-others send out the frequency of Unity, which calls in the benevolent extraterrestrials to intervene to the extent they are allowed to and help to dismantle the control structures.

This is precisely what is happening now. Every time you help someone out of the kindness of your Heart; every time you love the earth; and every time you visualize world peace and healing for the planet, you are contributing to the frequency of Love that will literally free HU-manity from tens of thousands of years (or longer) of energetic slavery.

I know that as we currently find ourselves here in the United States at the epicenter of a pandemic that has ravaged both hundreds of thousands of citizens' health, as well as the economy, with a looming election between a Reptilian hybrid with dementia and a demented narcissist lunatic, it can seem like we are farther than ever from liberation.

However, we must remember that this is all a spiritual game—and just as each of us have our own individual struggles that are purposely put into our life plan in order to help us grow and progress, by the same token we are meant to go through these very weird times as one human collective in order to grow and progress. Although it may seem like the Dark Ones are planning to do whatever they can to enslave humanity, what if on a spiritual level their shenanigans are meant to test the spiritual resolve of the human race?

Chances are we have a few tough years ahead of us as a human race, but those of us who stick around (which will be most of the human race) are going to be the ones who are meant to build the New Earth. And the New Earth shall be built—through Love, Unity, Innovation and Willpower.

So, let's all reach out and be there for each other for the next two weeks and beyond. Let's take some time to visualize the planet we want to live on. Let's be more willing than ever before to forgive the past and to build bridges.


We have entered the annual Lion's Gate portal, when our Sun aligns with our Spiritual Sun, which is Sirius-A—the brightest star in our sky. During this portal, which runs from July 26 to August 18 but peaks on August 8, we experience the peak amount of magnetic energy coming to our planet. Exemplifying the sign of Leo, it is the most powerful time of the year for intention-setting and manifestation.

Think about what it is that you really want in your life (and for the planet) in the coming years. Think big. Think of the Lion's Gate as a spiritual slot-machine that always wins: you can have whatever you want! Your intentions for manifestations will come to you in earnest on their own time of course, and the more belief you have in yourself and in God, the more likely it is that you will get what you desire.

I want to quote one of my favorite spiritual teachers, Christof Melchezidek, who describes the Lion's Gate:

“08.08 is like a beautiful explosion of interstellar energy that allows all beloveds to accelerate into their highest expressions. I always find the best way to use these types of Cosmic bursts from God is to set up a sacred ritual or ceremonial container and be (intentional) about what you want to get from it.

“There is such a wonderous (sic) collection of cosmic codes, coming through right now that if we open up our fields, we can receive quite the exponential upgrade in the themes of MANIFESTATION and ABUNDANCE.”

Here are some questions to journal on to help you to discover what you really want to manifest:

-What are my priorities in life? (e.g. deep down, what is MOST important to me?) Rank them.

- If I were to dream BIG, what would I want?

- If everything were to work out BETTER than I am currently expecting it to, what might be possible?

- What do I feel is MEANT for me in this life?

- What do I feel like I am being TRAINED for? Who do I feel like I am MEANT TO BE in this world?

For those of you who are Sirian starseeds, like myself, you may feel as if this is your time to shine. You may feel a palpable connection with Sirius. Sirian starseed or not, take some time to do my Lion's Gate meditation on August 8.


Mercury, the planet of communication, is in sensitive, emotional Cancer, opposing Saturn Retrograde in masculine, straightforward Capricorn. This setup may cause communication difficulties in relationships. We can't hide what we feel in relationships; we have to be able to come right forward with our feelings toward our partner. Let your needs be known. Honesty, openness and straightforwardness will serve to clear the air. Solutions are likely to be found when lovers make it a point to listen to one another and honor each other's feelings.

The more you understand your lover, the more likely it is that your lover will understand you. It is through mutual understanding, compassion and open communication that relationships can flourish and blossom. When those three things aren't being honored all at once, the energy may feel difficult or stuck.

Wishing you Love and Unity within and without on this Full Moon in Aquarius!

With Love,

Matthew John


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