There has been a lot of excitement, challenges and opportunities in the buildup to this Full Moon! August started off with a mix of positive and negative aspects between the personal planets Mercury (communication and interaction), Venus (love and values) and Mars (action and aggression) and the interpersonal planets Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (contraction), as well as a challenging square from Venus to Uranus (the revolutionary). While the planetary cycles don't rely on our calendar months, it is interesting when the month starts off with such noticeable energies. There is definitely a lot going on in the world, some of it good and some of it not so good!
Things started out optimistically enough at the Leo New Moon on July 26th, as the sunny hope of summer fun, creative self-expression and/or daring new adventures set the stage for the month ahead. Then we had the intensity of the Scorpio First Quarter Moon on August 3rd, bringing doubt and an opportunity to rephrase our joint connections with others. The fixed quality of Leo's fire and Scorpio's water is now giving way to the equally fixed nature of the Aquarian Full Moon. People can definitely get their back up in very willful ways under this airy, detached and unconventional sign!
What is being illuminated will show up in your associations with people, especially new ones. Looking at new solutions to old problems is key under Aquarius. Since the Leo New Moon opened the door to expressing ourselves and our creativity, this Full Moon is the time to look at what ideas or knowledge is being shared that will affect the whole. The idealistic and revolutionary nature of Aquarius is unattached to emotion and best expressed through groups rather than individuals. Expect some wacky and/or assertive behaviors to surface today and over the next two days as the Full Moon energy continues being disseminated!
This evening finds the Moon opposing Mercury at 6:12 pm, making for the possibility of mixed messages and beginning a void-of-course lunar period, lasting until 8:55am tomorrow when the Moon enters compassionate Pisces. Try to end the weekend by expressing your gratitude and appreciation to friends and loved ones. A little does indeed go a long way! Expect a somewhat calmer start to the work week than the ending of last week was as the Piscean ruler Neptune, is joined by Luna. Pay attention to your dreams and intuition on arising as you may feel like you've been traveling through a fantasyland. Your subconscious will receive the message loud and clear and filter it to your consciousness if you ask or when you are ready to receive it!
In the meantime, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~