August 22, 2021
Aquarius Full Moon
29 Aquarius 36
The 2nd one this year!
August 22, 2021
Here we are at our second full moon in Aquarius. Technically this is a blue moon but not in the typical manner where there are two full moons in one month. This moon is considered a seasonal blue moon because it generates an extra full moon in a season (summer). The astrological point of view on two full moons in the same sign suggests we are double downing in the sign. In this case we will tap our inner Aquarius and (Sun) Leo skills.
The chart for the full moon is not as bumpy as the Aquarius full moon on July 23rd but it still stretches us. Those people who have trouble stretching may be challenged. Aquarius is the final air sign of the zodiac and is more mental than emotional. Some full moons bring out the tears, this one more connected to mental overwhelm. The full moon chart is Moon at 29 degrees, the final degree of Aquarius. The moon leaves Aquarius 40 minutes after Full Moon launches. The Sun leaves Leo just seven hours later. Like squeezing out the last hours of the final days of summer, this Full Moon is asking us to squeeze out Leo and Aquarius one more time.
Aquarius concerns itself with manmade constructs such as societal circles. Groups of like-minded people who come together for their one focus. Political groups, or philanthropic boards, sewing Circles, Revolutionary War re-enactors, Rotary clubs, or neighborhood clean-up teams, (and the like) speak to the community domain of Aquarius. People who might not share the same socio economics or careers or cultures but who come together for focused effort on a similar vision speak to Aquarius. This is the full moon to get out of your comfort zone. Take a risk and reach out to others who are doing something that you want to do as well.
Leo, who is on the other side of the full moon, reminds us to tap our strength and authentic voice, it is also asks us to find our generosity. We pull out a spotlight and shine it on those who are doing something that maybe we can’t do at this time, but we respect those who are doing it and wish to honor and recognize them. If we can’t give others a victory lap on this full moon, then we need to look at what is blocking us? It may be some tired old issue (resentment, self esteem bruise) that is ready for retirement. Remember this is the final degree of the sign. There is a goodbye buried in this three-day cycle.
Adding to the Aquarius energy we have Jupiter who has been in Aquarius since last December with a brief respite in Pisces (May 13 – July 28). Two full moons in Aquarius suggests spirit telling us, “Hey get your Aquarius on.” However, the fact that one of the two moons is right on Jupiter is Spirit saying, “Oh, yeah, I’m giving you some steroids, too.” Something may come up during this full moon that will clarify our own needs from and what you can give to community. Jupiter in conjunction with the Moon, juices up this three-day cycle. Whenever Jupiter touches the moon, we are reminded of the power that comes for taking a moment and pondering how big is our world? Is it more narrow than it serves us? Jupiter wants to get out there and meet others. It wants to know what is going on in the other side of the world or maybe the other side of the city. It likes to explore things that are “foreign”. When Jupiter misbehaves it is too strident and insists it has all the answers. Know-it-alls are put on notice this full moon. Make sure anything said is backed up by facts. It is not the full moon to get lost in hyperbole, no matter how tempting. Leave your ego at the door.
Finally, Aquarius rules technology. It is interesting that the first billionaires in space happened while Jupiter is in Aquarius and between these two Aquarius full moons. This three-day cycle might have some of us conquering our own techno issues. “Alexa, help me remember my passwords.”