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Aquarius Full Moon
11 Aquarius 45
August 3, 2020
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.