The Full Moon at 29 degrees of Aquarius highlights how well we've done connecting and interacting with our circles, whether they be friends, committees, or those of like mind and spiritual practice. This reminds us to reach out and touch someone metaphorically as well as in actuality. Who do you need to call... pick up the phone and dial it now! What do you need to do to be more involved in your community... check out that group or gathering you've been hearing about and meet some new people!!
Aquarius is the Fixed Air sign that is the polarity of Leo, Fixed Fire, so the interaction of the Moon here and the Sun there can ignite people stuck in their thinking with those stuck in their egos or will. Until they realize that their way of thinking is not the only way to think and their manner of self-expression isn't the only way to be, these two energies will collide. The opposition of the Full Moon always reminds us to take turns... "tell me what you think, okay, I get that, here's what I wanted to do, say, etc..." This is the quintessential group energy after all and Aquarius isn't concerned with emotions, just looking at how to move ahead in the most beneficial way for all involved. This Full Moon reminds us not to take life so personally as we're all on this ride together on Planet Earth.
The Sun moves into the Mutable Earth sign Virgo on Thursday, August 22nd, ushering in a month-long opportunity for polishing your skills and addressing your organizational needs. Virgo is concerned with details, cleanliness and health, therefore, instituting new habits is a great idea for the month ahead. You've probably heard the old axiom, "a place for everything, everything in its place and all's right with the world". Well, it's Virgo's job to purify and perfect, so, if something is out of sorts in your environment, your body or your mind, this is the time to let go of old habits, change your negative thinking about a person, place or thing or start eating healthier. Virgo rules the intestines and the best thing you can do for your body is to rid it of toxins and anything that doesn't serve your good health.
The closest planet to the Sun is Mercury, which moves very quickly around Sol in its orbit and symbolizes logic, thinking and interacting. Mercury is known as the Messenger of the Gods and for being the go-between of the Divine and the human mind and when s/he follows the Sun into Virgo on Friday, August 23rd, we will have lots to mull over. Another facet of Virgo is the ability to analyze details and be discerning about choices. So, take the paragraph above about the Sun in Virgo and put it together with Mercury in Virgo and you'll realize that now is the perfect time to weigh your options and decide your best course of action. The downfall here would be to be overly fastidious or too self-critical or judgmental of others... take your own inventory and clean up your own act, while leaving others to do theirs. If you tend to be a worry-wart or already have a lot of Virgo in your natal chart, tread lightly and avoid over thinking every little detail, conversation, possibility, etc., etc. You get the idea, enough thinking and scrutinizing already, now go, be and do!!
Remember... keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!!