As a child the word I was called most was “weird”. Honestly I prefer quirky, but I always took weird as a complement. Weird to me meant not normal, different, having a unique and creative personality. Yes, I do realize that if everyone was different than different would be the new normal. But I still respect different. To be different means to be individual, true enough to yourself to allow your inner beauty to radiate. And apparently that’s my inner Aquarius talking……
What is normal? Normal is synonymous with ordinary, uniform, same, order, average. If we stray from “normal” personality wise, we may either be chastised or commended – depends on the person, or persons, evaluating us. When we defer from “normal” physically we usually see a physician (like the word play there?). We think something is wrong with us, and we immediately need to be fixed or cured. Medically speaking, the most important aspect is whether we stray from “our normal”. We have our own internal barometer (or intuition) that alerts our awareness when we are unbalanced or “feeling off”. It’s not whether we are normal compared to other’s, it’s whether we are normal compared to ourselves. It’s all about relativity.
Relativity is the important factor in health. That’s why it’s important to look at our records and reports over time to see what has changed. Of course there are definite absolute health normals such as blood pressure, pulse, belly breathing, bowel movements 3x day, etc., but it’s the gradient change from our normal that needs to be acknowledge. If we change, or shift, too far from our normal then our bodies or mind will send us signals to reclaim our balance and shift back to homeostasis. The most common symptom we experience is apathy or mood changes when we aren’t in line with “our normal”, or not fulfilling our true purpose. Once we follow our inner guide (ie our normal, which may not be the societal norm), we resonate with our true self, attract opportunity and positivity towards us, and we experience inner peace and happiness. The most difficult factor is to understand what our normal is, and have the confidence to live it.
This lunar eclipse (and upcoming solar eclipse) astral fortnight is giving us the gift of foresight and release of themes/trend that no longer serve us. Our normal, our purpose, our gifts are illuminated and it’s up to us to follow through in celebrating them. Whether you believe in Astrology or not, the themes represented by the different lunar periods can provide insight into your own life and healing. This Aquaruis moon is all about shinning a light on your purpose in order for you to be in-line with it…. or enlightened. If you find yourself discovering your difference, cultivate it. Understand it. Live it. Embrace it.