Monday, August 31, 2020

Pisces Full Moon - September 1

 Pisces Full Moon 

September 1, 2020

10:21pm PDT 

10 Pisces 12 



Full Moons are teeter totters.  The Moon is one side and the Sun is on the other side.  You cannot have a full moon without the opposite placement of the Sun.  In this case the full moon is in the final water sign of Pisces with the Sun on the other side in the second earth sign of Virgo.   It is water vs dirt.   Water speaks to our emotions and feelings and in Pisces, both can’t be necessarily explained.   Feelings that come from someplace deep in us that do not always make sense.   Our psyches can speak to us through Pisces.   Our intuition gets our attention through Pisces.    Weird coincidences find us In Pisces.     On the other side, earth grounds us. Reality finds us in Virgo.   Details speak to us in Virgo.   The need to do better connects to us through Virgo.  On the full moon we balance between those things that seem unworldly or mystical and bigger than us with those things that are measured, detailed and mundane.   We need both. 


The chart for this Pisces full moon has both the Sun and the Moon getting a helpful boost from Uranus In Taurus.   In 2021 Uranus will be stressed by the planet Saturn that will no doubt have impact on world finances, properties and things that we value.    While we head towards 2021, we should take any opportunity by beneficial Uranus aspects and make the most of them.  This full moon’s gift from Uranus will support us to ‘mixing it up’.  Doing something different.  Our intuition may guide us to our ‘stick in the mudness’ and prompt us to get out of the same old same old.    How is the same old routine (Virgo) needing a mix up?  How is our psyche?  Is it tired, depressed, disjointed? (Pisces)  How will a small difference, it can be something very Virgo small, how will it change your attitude?  Perhaps if your morning routine is to go online you feel compelled to mix it up and go for a walk?   Perhaps you go through your automatic payments and decide to unload some of the payees who no longer feel relevant?  Perhaps you feel compelled to look at job opportunities or real estate in another city?  Perhaps you look up a charity that catches your eye?   There is a dreamy, lofty, visionary and aspirational component to Pisces, the thing that lifts our heart.  There is a down in the weeds, dealing with practical matters component that keeps all the engines working that is Virgo.   This is the three day window where we process both energies and with Uranus we know that change in both fronts can provide opportunities.  Even if we do not see the opportunity now, we may in 2021.  Perhaps it will make more sense by the time of Virgo Full Moon in late Feb 2021.   The small things matter and the big visionary will guide us.     Be on a journey this full moon to see both and enjoy the teeter totter. 

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Astrology This Week: August 27 - Sept 4


Astrology of This Week


On the 27th the Moon moved into Capricorn and exits on Saturday the 29th .  During these two days, the moon tangle ups with Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn and Mars.  Things can feel overwhelming, negative, short fuses can abound.  While also there is a frozen and blocked feeling, there is an opportunity to tap a resource when we go deep.  We look deeper than the angst to find our mettle.   



8/27 Moon enters Capricorn 10:36 am PDT

8/29 Moon exits 5:37pm 


The next two day window of Moon tangle ups will be when it moves into Aries.   Look back on the 27-29th and if you revisit those feelings again on 9/3-9/6 see if you benefit by a new set of actions but remember, you will be asked to find ‘you’.  


9/3   Moon enters Aries 1:21 pm PDT

9/6   Moon exits 1:43pm PDT





Gibbous Moon

August 29, 2020 

1:46am PDT 




We refine our information.  We pick and choose, we discriminate, and we organize to be ‘Virgo’ like.  We sort through details.  Have we missed something?  How are we sifting through the information?  Go back and make sure something hasn’t been neglected.  Refine our actions.  


Focus on:  How are you refining your leadership skills?  How are you speaking with authority and to authority?  How does your business acumen need refinement?   What government agency would be helpful?  How are you refining understanding of perfect timing? 


Special focus

8/29:  Mercury trine Jupiter.  Communication and thinking expand in new ways that could provide opportunities.  

8/30:  Venus oppose Pluto * Values get either black and white, all or nothing.  Or they go through an evolution.  It will be felt both emotionally and practically.   Money/love get some tough love. 

8/30:  Merc oppose Neptune. What does it mean to have your thinking blown away?  What if logic is suspended?  How is your thinking informed by mystical, humanitarian and spirituality?  What spiritual thoughts beg for practical application? 

9/1: Mercury trine Pluto.  Deep thoughts.  Evolutionary thinking. Transformative communication.  



Full Moon Phase – 

September 1    

10:21pm PDT 

10 Pisces 12 


Separate post to follow.  



Special focus 


9/2:  Venus oppose Saturn values feel restricted and values need practical application.  Love and money feel trapped.  What evolution do they need?  Where do love and money need to be applied to and from power?  Who needs to step up?  

9/2: Sun trine Uranus.  Creativity and unique opportunities that come out of nowhere.  

9/3: Mercury trine Saturn.  Great logical and practical thinking brings some real movement towards goals. 

9/4: Venus square Mars, love and action feel at odds.  Family and personal endeavors feel at odds.  Where can one’s emotions about independence be helpful for family and home?  Where can they not be helpful?  What actions are we taking that speak to our internal feels that seem disconnected from family or independence? 


Saturday, August 22, 2020

Astrology the Week of August 22


Coolest image ever by Fabrizio Russo 

Astrology This Week


Moon Tangles 

The moon will get into tangles with Mars, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn when it is in cardinal signs.   We can feel ourselves pulled into the energy. Try to use it to accomplish stuff versus scuffles.  Unless someone needs to see you bare teeth.  Then show your fangs.  


This  week the 2-day window  is Moon in Libra.  Note if you get into any sparks.  It will have a lot to do with finding balance and relationships.    


8/21 Moon enters Libra 2:15am PDT 

8/23 Moon exits 3:15am PDT 



We also move into the crescent phase on the 22nd where we are getting information about our ability to relate and our partnerships and how we find balance.  What does it mean to be large, be true, be bold and maintain relationships?  


Sun moves into Virgo on the 22nd.  Time to share a little love to our hard- working Virgo friends and family.   They benefit by a little cozy time and attention.  Give them a call. 


Mars gets into it with Saturn on the 24th.     Mars in Aries is Fire and Saturn in Capricorn is ice.  Anger and lack are at odds with each other.  Where we see problems will need our energy.  Great time on a personal level to fix something that has been on your To-Do list that needs a lot of energy.   Those who see lack will be angry.   Those who seem too angry could be frozen and can’t get out of their own way.  Being too cynical is misguided and lose opportunities.    Driving with one foot on the gas and one foot on the brake is not particularly productive.    Instead balance between go go go and pause to assess the timing.     This tension will be palpable between now and September 9 when Mars stations retrograde.    Take note if you are productive or just playing with matches.  Which one serves you? 


Back end of the week we move into 1st quarter moon where we check in with our philosophies and beliefs.   Are they serving us? 


Venus tangles up with Jupiter on the 25th.   Love and money can feel big and generous or stretched.   Values are being expanded and assessed.   



Crescent Moon Phase

August 22, 2020

2:12am PDT


Crescent:  We will receive information, we will research a bit more, perhaps get feedback on stuff that we planted on new.  Perhaps get some information that will help down the road on a seed we planted a while ago.  We can collect some data now.  Even if you think you are not getting information, stop, and re-look at everything.  Who called you?  Even the silliest things, when they come up during Crescent are note worthy.  A parking ticket?  An argument with a spouse?  A refund check from the phone company?  All of it needs to be considered a message from the universe.  How can this information help you?


Focus on: What information are you learning about your relationships.  What are you learning about partnerships?  What are you learning joy and play and relationships?  What are you learning about strength?   What are you learning about creativity and the importance of it your relationships?  How is creativity, joy, strength informing your need for balance? 


Special Focus

8/22:  Sun enters Virgo.   Happy Birthday dear Virgos.  

8/24:  11:19am PDT Mars square Saturn.  (see Mars, Mars, Mars link)

8/25: Mercury trine Uranus.  Practical solutions and dynamic ideas are pronounced.  Thinking of ‘weird’ thoughts could later be helpful in building something up from the ground. 

8/25: Venus oppose Jupiter:  Money feels big and stretched at the same time.  Values are informed by big ideas and things that are ‘foreign”.   Big Values and Big Government connect with family/home.


First Quarter Moon 

August 25, 2020

10:57am PDT


First quarter: We do more actions based on the information that we just received. Or we feel our instincts guide us on something.  We pursue again.  We make another call, or we see someone. We mail something.  We stir the pot again.  This can be a time when we realize that the goals, we planted on New need more action from us, perhaps actions that involve breaking away.   Are there people who say they have our best interest in heart but fear us growing away from them?  Maybe we need to get help from others not the usual suspects.  Some independence may need to be exerted. 



Focus on:  What actions are you taking that speak to bridging with things that are ‘foreign’?  What actions are you taking that speak knowledge and education?  What actions are you taking that speak to your beliefs?  How is all of this informed by creativity and joy and play?   How is theatrics pushing you to act on something? 


8/27:  Venus trine Neptune.  Love of loved ones and humanity is highlighted.  Values, love and money speak to the spiritual side.  Faith finds values and visa versa. Family and humanity are joined. 




Mars, Mars, Mars


Mars, Mars, Mars


This Leo New Moon and twenty-day cycle creates a bubble of support which is excellent given the other planets continue to toss and turn.  As we have discussed we are in the middle of a lot of drama with Mars.    The dates for Mars are: 


July 25     Mars enters Shadow 

Aug 4        Mars square Jupiter

Aug 13      Mars square Pluto

Aug 24      Mars square Saturn

Sep 9         Mars stations retrograde 28 Aries 09

Sep 29       Mars square Saturn

0ct 9          Mars square Pluto

Oct 18       Mars square Jupiter

Nov 13      Mars stations direct 15 Aries 14

Dec 23       Mars square Pluto

Jan 2         Mars exits shadow 

Jan 6         Mars enters Taurus 


During the Leo lunar cycle Mars squares Saturn on August 24 and Mars stations retrograde on September 9.   We probably should get down on our knees and thank everything that is holy that these two Martian energies are happening within an optimistic Leo lunar cycle.   We will need it to support us.  


We are arguably in a very stressful planetary period and it will intensify in the days heading to August 24th and throughout the period up to September 9th.   There may be some relief after the 9th, accent on ‘some’. 

To understand the pressure, we need to remember Mars is a warrior.  Mars pushes to get stuff done.  In its home sign of Aries, it pushes for a new way, a new independence, it has a confidence but a fire that is hard to contain (as in the above grassfire analogy new moon report.)   Where we have Aries in our chart is where we feel like a lone wolf.   Either we want to do something our way, using our personal will power or circumstances have put us in a lone position.   

Mars is in Aries until January emphasizing our need to assert ourselves.  Our voice, our action, our energy.   Unfortunately, the square with Saturn has, at first blush, a feeling of impotence.  We feel as if we are lacking tools, structure, support to do what we want to do.  We may sense we have to go back to the drawing board and rethink our action.  When Mars turns retrograde it will be similar to a road trip when we realize, “Oh, no I left my camera in that giftshop—we gotta go back”.  Instead of a camera we are going back to find our smarter, sharper inner warrior.  We are finding the support, the tools, the action plan that makes the most sense.   But along the way, we may get into some dust ups with others who also are looking for their warrior tools.   We need to take care that we don’t get caught up in the firestorm of some event and then later it turns out to not be what it appears.  Perhaps in our haste we moved too quickly.   Sorting through the noise in a bumpy period will be challenging.   Breathe.   Watch that gut next to your solar plexus, it will guide you to the right fight.  

Also, play a lot of soundtracks from Sergio Leone.  

Saturday, August 15, 2020

August 18: Leo New Moon.


Summertime  (1943) by Edward Hopper.  Whitney Museum of American Art closed due to Covid.

Leo New Moon
August 18 
7:41pm PDT 

26 Leo 35

The Leo New Moon is lovely and strong.  Given the other astrological complexities going on this summer it is nice to have supportive New Moon and Twenty-Nine-Day cycle.   When it gets rough we can use the Leo knowledge to help us find our hero cape.   

Find my new moon article here on Margaret Wendt Website.  


Friday, August 14, 2020

Astrology. Week of August 15

Astrology.  This Week. 


On Saturday (8/15) We move into the final phase of the moon (Balsamic).   The balsamic is when we release. In this case we are releasing a lot of emotions.  Perhaps pent up emotions.   Just before the phase shift (by ten minutes) Uranus stations retrograde.   While this is an annular event, we should still consider its change to have a bit more potency given its change of direction in the middle of a intense weekend in an stimulated summer.   You can read all about it here.     The New Moon in Leo launches on the  18th  giving us a chance to move out of emotions and into action, fun, strength and creativity.   More to come on that in a separate report.  


In the meantime……


Moon in Cancer

On Friday (8/14) at 4:35pm (PDT) The Moon moves into Cancer.  As we discussed in the new moon report, we are paying close attention when the moon is in the cardinal signs (Cancer, Libra, Capricorn & Aries).   On Sunday (8/16) Moon will oppose Jupiter, oppose Pluto, square Mars and oppose Saturn.    That is a rough and tumble day.  Short fuses, thin skinned, high emotions and ability to resent just about anything.  Luckily, there is a nice trine with Neptune in the middle of all of it that may send an angel or just an hour or two where we remember we are here with other humans and we’re all trying to figure out our way.   Not an easy day.   Mind your driving btw. 



Balsamic Moon Phase


August 15, 2020

7:47am PDT   




Balsamic:   We let go.  By releasing we can prepare for the new.  



Focus on How are you releasing your emotions?  Read that twice.  


8/16 Sun trine Mars:  New roads, new opportunities, creative solutions are supported by actions 

8/16 Mercury trine Mars: new thinking, playful thoughts, joyful actions.  Good times begin with good thinking 

8/17: Sun conj Mercury.  Inspired thoughts on creativity, bravery, self esteem, 


Leo New Moon August 18 7:41pm PDT    26 Leo 35

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Astrology This Week. Bumps Ahead.


Aug 7 - Aug 14

This weekend starts with a bumpy Moon in Aries

As we have discussed we are watching all the cardinal moons with a bit more eagle eye given the tensions between Mars in Aries and Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn.   While the warrior planet (Mars) gets into it with its large and powerful planets the moon is also is in the mix whenever it is in a Cardinal sign. This weekend Moon has joined Mars to throw in a few emotional shots.  You know the pal sitting next to you and says, “What did that jerk say to you?”  That’s the moon this weekend.  



Moon in Aries Aug 7/8

Moon square Jupiter

Moon conjunct mars 

Moon square pluto 

Moon square Saturn 


On the 9th the Moon leaves the fight zone and we are left with the following tensions.  


Aug 10 Mercury Square Uranus 

Aug 13 Mars Square Pluto

Aug 15 Uranus station retrograde


We should anticipate charged up thinking.  Breakouts and breakthroughs thinking but not without stresses, tensions and perhaps fights.   The run up to the 13th with Mars and Pluto’s first tangle is a push on raw power versus power behind the scene.  Or a four star general versus a spy.

Harnessing your forces is critical.   Where are you best serve to bring your a-game?  We should anticipate big stories about power grabs and push back.    Followed by Uranus’s retrograde which is an annular event but given so close to the Mars/Pluto suggests  that information will be important to the journey of Uranus and all the big changes that may come forward in 2021 when he turns direct January 14.  Prepare for squirrely energy.      







August 7, 2020  

7:06am PDT  



Focus on:  How are you sharing your singular personality?  How are you sharing YOU?   We are not all the same no matter how many groups we belong (racial, religion, locale) how are you connecting to your identity and sharing it?   How does it impact your emotions? 


Special focus:


8/7: Venus enters Cancer

8/10: Mercury square Uranus.  Disruptive, chaotic thinking.  Breakthroughs that push back on ego.  What’s under the ego?



Last Quarter Moon Phase

August 11, 2020 

9:44am  PDT 




Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense.  And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living “The serenity prayer” 


God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.




Focus on:

What actions are you taking that are building something from the ground up?  How are you getting into the ground, physically?  How are your emotions connecting to concrete actions? 


8/13 Mars squ Pluto (see above) 

8/15 Uranus station retrograde (see above)

Uranus Retrograde August 15

 Image from Crazy Squirrel Twitter

Uranus station retrograde

August 15 

7:26am PDT


April 28    Uranus enters shadow 

Aug 15      Uranus retrograde 10 Taurus 42

Jan 14        Uranus direct 6 Taurus 43

April 30    Uranus exits shadow 


Big Stuff First 

Uranus spends half the year retrograde.  This year when it stations retrograde it will join Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto who are already retrograde.  Uranus is the mad scientist and the revolutionary and is not exactly comfortable in earthbound Taurus. 


As we have discussed, but it bears repeating, the last time Uranus was in Taurus was 1934-1941 which was the bottom of The Depression.   During that period FDR launched many programs that we still rely upon today such as social security, which at the time were considered revolutionary.   Boundaries that are physical such as international borders were violated in the 30’s and launched conflicts including WW2.  Dictators emerged quickly.  Farming and food manufacturing is ruled by Taurus.  Drastic changes impacted the country during the 1930s Dust Bowl, when land was parched and crops failed.  Throngs of Americans pulled up stakes and moved to better opportunities as depicted in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath(1939).   At the same time the technology of food expanded including the frozen food industry.  Taurus is land and Taurus is jobs.   In the 1930’s large projects under the WPA were launched, including pavers who built over a million miles of road.   Currency and money is Taurus and during the 1930s Britain took the pound off the gold standard followed by FDR a few years later.    


That’s a tiny thumbnail of history of Uranus in Taurus in the 1930s. Accent on the word, ‘tiny.’   I often bring up the bigger picture of the 1930s Uranus in Taurus around our current retrograde and station directs of Uranus transit in Taurus.   Case in point, on January 10, 2020 two days before the Saturn-Pluto aspect and on the same day as the Solar Capricorn eclipse, Uranus stationed direct and I asked you to assess your money and resources.  I asked what had you learned between August 2019 and January 2020 about your finances, property and did you feel solid?  I asked what changes can you make to feel more solid in an economy that is going to have a lot of fluctuations during Uranus in Taurus.   I also asked if you have any innovations or ideas which are ruled by Uranus that perhaps could serve your personal finances and the greater good?   I reminded you that Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury so brainstorming and communicating with others on your idea or solutions to financial issues could be important.   


This is not to make me Ms. Smarty Pants, I am not, but, seriously, think about all those questions now in light of Covid19.   Industries are forever impacted.   How we make our way through our day now (in this era) is not the same from a year ago. Not the same even from January 10th.   

Down On The Ground Level 

Given all that we have in front of us it is safe to say how we are making through our day now could not look the same in January 2021.   So, now with all that in mind, consider this five- month period of Uranus retrograde as an opportunity to research changes that you may want to make that  are innovative, tighten up your skills, solidify your finances and are rooted in soundness but still allow for nimbleness.   If you have planets between 6 and 10 degrees of Virgo or Capricorn, you may feel inspired with new ideas and electric bolts of innovation. Hit while the iron is hot.    If you were born April 25- April 30, July 29-Aug 2, Oct 29 – Nov 2 and Jan 27 – Jan 31 you may feel like the changes around you are akin to a rug being pulled out from your feet.   Reach out to friends, get support where you need it.    Breathe.  Seek others who are going through the same experience or have been there and know that in your new landscape you can still find your place and may even thrive.

Also, do not be afraid to play.  Uranus with all his disruption and chaos is also good for some play.   I was once in a restaurant when a squirrel ran in jump on some tables, people screamed, then ran towards the cooks who yelled and then ran back out on other customer's tables.  It looked like a scene from a Pixar film.  My son who was young thought it was the greatest 60 seconds of his life.  My husband and I could not help but laugh as well.  I remember thinking, “What’s messing with Uranus today?”  It was just pure chaos and over in a minute.     Crazy squirrels may show up in all our lives during the Uranus retrograde especially given all the other aspects the rest of the year.  If you can try to find the humor in the absurd, it is a great way to relieve pressure.       

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Astrology. Week of August 3.

The Astrology of this Week 

The waxing moon ends with the Full Moon the morning of August 3.   

The full moon has some opportunities for us to park our ego and find our self- esteem and what makes us unique and special.  If we can’t find that part of us, we could get behind the ball next year when the whole world will be processing the grind of Saturn and Uranus.  Jump now and take the full power of this Aquarius Full Moon. 

As we have discussed we are drilling own on the Moon whenever it is in a cardinal sign (Aries, Cancer, Libra & Capricorn).  

We feel the pressure on August 1 and 2. 

Moon in Capricorn Aug 1/2
Moon square Mars
Moon conjunct Jupiter
Moon sextile Neptune 
Moon conjunct Pluto 
Moon oppose Mercury
Moon conjunct Saturn

Watch what comes up both days that fuels you and at the same time suggests some change and or evolution in your energy, thinking and systems.   Lots of energy that involves family, business, government and home and childhood.  Memories could be pronounced as well. 

Gibbous Moon 

8/1: Mercury oppose Pluto:  Penetrating thoughts, perhaps depressed thinking, thoughts of releasing from the roots. 
8/2:  Sun sq Uranus.  Where does pride need disruption?  Where does ego need to be shaken.  How does Self Esteem need physical support and concrete actions? 
8/3: Mercury opp Saturn.  Serious thinking.  Concrete discussions.  Sober mental connections. 

Full Moon Phase – Lunar Eclipse 
August 3, 2020   
8: 58 am 
11 Aquarius 45 

Special focus 

8/4:  Mercury enters Leo 

August 7, 2020  
7:06am PDT  

Disseminating: Share information; find a teacher or someone who has more knowledge. Perhaps there was a big ol’ blow out on the full and one feels in need of support and help, this is the phase to reach out to one who knows more. This is when we find a rabbi or a minister or therapist who gives us more insight.   And of course, you too may be ready to teach and share your own information.  

Focus on:  How are you sharing your singular personality?  How are you sharing YOU?   We are not all the same no matter how many groups we belong (racial, religion, locale) how are you connecting to your identity and sharing it?   How does it impact your emotions? 

Special focus:

8/7: Venus enters Cancer
8/10: Mercury square Uranus.  Disruptive, chaotic thinking.  Breakthroughs that push back on ego.  What’s under the ego?

Aquarius Full Moon. August 3.

Hot wheel in dirt as seen on Mount Reddit

Aquarius Full Moon
11 Aquarius 45
August 3, 2020 
8:58am PDT 

Every August we have a full moon in Aquarius which is an opportunity for us to tune into two things—where is our specialness?   Where is our humanity?     

A full moon means that the Moon opposes the Sun.    In this case, the sun is in Leo and opposite the moon in Aquarius.   When someone is born with their moon opposite their Sun it means they were born on the full moon (or right near it).   Hospitals report an uptick in patients during full moons with a lot of energy in their emergency rooms and maternity wings.   The tug by the moon we see in the tides around the world, extreme highs and lows and we feel in our own bodies which is made up of 60 percent water.   Paying close attention to the tugs is important. 

The pull we get on the annual Aquarius full moon is one that asks us, what makes us special?  Where is our humanity?   Can I let my weird and uniqueness of who I am out?   How do I connect to humanity’s ‘oddness’?   What can I offer back to others? 

On this Aquarius full moon, Uranus is the loudest planet in the chart forming a tight square with the sun and moon.   This square is part of an ongoing story that we are processing about our finances, our properties, our ability to build something from the ground up and our values.  In particular Uranus is asking for us to find our brilliance about those matters and to be up for change.    Next year we will be talking a lot about the tension between Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus.   This full moon may bring up feelings that will make more sense in 2021 as we work through those big planetary aspects. 

The square with Uranus can be abrupt and there may be a snap of chaos in the three- day phase.  Given Aquarius and Uranus rule the internet, airplanes, electricity and new technology along with groups of like-minded people we may see some issues around these subjects in the news.    

Uranus rules chaos which at first glance can look messy and disruptive when it throws all good plans out the window.  But later when the chaotic energy has passed, we often can see the gift of the abrupt change of plans.  The tension between what we thought we were going to do/feel/experience/plan and what actually took place is the rub.  Not necessarily the actual events but our mentality about the change.    

With a full moon already pulling on us and now add Uranus abruptness, the key is to have an openness in your thinking.    Earlier in the morning on Aug 3, Mercury will form its own opposition with structured Saturn.  Some people will wake up a bit depressed or have thoughts that are negative and perhaps a feeling of the grass being greener someplace else.   News alert, there is no greener pasture.  But there is this full moon offering you an opportunity to shift your thinking to your green pasture that you have in reality or what you want to build—out of your genius thinking.   

The Sun in Leo is always reminding us that there is power in accessing self-esteem but leaving ego at the door.    The Moon in Aquarius supports your understanding of what makes you tick that is different from everyone else and then taking that uniqueness to connect with other humans and humanity.    The full moon in Aquarius is not an excuse to double down in feelings that pit you against another person or a whole community, rather this is a time to dig deep and find what you share in common, even if you are convinced it will kill you.  This mental openness is what Uranus needs and he may bring you an electric volt of brilliance that could serve you now and later next year when the whole world processes Saturn square Uranus.     Take this opportunity to get a personal barometer on what makes you unique and celebrate that in others as well. 

Within 24 hours of the full moon Mars in Aries will form a square with Jupiter.  The energy will be quite churned up and we will all need to make sure our foot on the gas is not stuck.   God did create brakes for a reason.      

As I pondered this full moon with the aspect of Sun, Moon with Uranus,  Mars in Aries aspect Jupiter and Mercury oppose Saturn I had a memory pop up that in its very weird way that seemed analogous to the chart. 

A small story: 

When I was in elementary school I walked to and from school following a usual path.  One day, and I am still not sure why I did this, I walked down a different block that would still take me to my route but one I usually did not walk.   As soon as I got on the block I saw a boy from my class.   I never did anything with him outside of class but I yelled out to him, he stopped as I ran up and we walked together.   As we headed down the block, he stopped at an empty lot and said, “Come” and he ran into the lot.   I being a Sagittarius was always up for a little adventure even at the age of eight said, “okay” and I followed him.   It was your basic empty lot, small dirt hills, dry tree stumps and branches here and there, trenches either created by workers or carved by nature.  From the sidewalk it looked like nothing special.  But then my classmate showed me his secrets.   He had dug little trenches and caves into the dirt hills and there were some of his cars.  He had placed his special cars in this little world and they were always available to him on his walk home.   Safe from prying eyes since only he knew where his cars were stowed. I knew like only a little kid could know, that him showing me his cache was special.   He then handed one to me and I followed him to another hill where he had made a road and we raced the cars.  He also pointed out other little secret things he had designed.  I remember feeling so lucky that he showed me this magical world he created.   We played in this lot for maybe an hour and then knowing it was time to get home we went to the sidewalk and continued walking to our houses   I remember looking at that lot with new eyes when we left.   My little friend had created an entire world through his unique vision.   This little story came back to me as I pondered the chart of the full moon.  So many years later I do not remember the boy’s name and like I said we were not exactly friends but in that one afternoon, in my openness I got to connect to him in his specialness.   Years later when my son was a toddler and we were in the park I watched small children playing with their toys in the sand near the toddler slide and one or two would come over and ask another child, “What are you doing?”  and then sit next to the child and they would play.   There is a desire to be with other humans, it is in us as children and then along the way we decide we don’t like this human and that human or that group of people for this reason or that reason.   But every now and then the Moon will tug on us and suggest, “Pull down your shields and open your mind.”  Those shields can hurt our hearts. 

See what adventure of specialness you find during this Aquarius Full Moon.  What barren, empty lot you see in another person, is actually filled with magic and vision and little special cars they are ready to play with, they were only waiting for you to show up. 

Vrrom vroom.