Aquarius full moon
August 1 11:32AM PDT / August 1 8:32PM CEST / August 2 4:32AM AEST
COURAGE, CREATIVITY + FUN
Aquarius full moon illumination:
‘When I express my most unique self, I call in the ones who see me for who I really am.’
Aquarius full moon blessings to our community and beyond. I'm taking some time away from writing this week, so Colin Bedell has you covered this full moon.
Kerry - Magic of I.
Full Moon Aquarius at 09° 15’
I’m writing this from London so I feel compelled to declare, “Spice up your life!”. Whenever I think of Aquarius and what the fixed-air sign has to teach us, I can’t help but think of The Spice Girls. And we can see the Full Moon’s Illumination theme in Baby, Sporty, Ginger, Posh, and Scary too. The Full Moon in Aquarius illumination invites us to express our most unique self BECAUSE it invites others who match your authenticity and together you can collaborate and create something magnificent. And if the Spice Girls didn’t do this, I don’t know who did!
There’s a paradox in Aquarius and its theme of authenticity to self and alignment with others. When Astrologers - myself included! - explore a transit involving this sign, we have to manage the tension between belonging to self and belonging to something bigger than ourselves. In expressing your most unique self and thus realizing everyone’s special so then is anyone special? In finding purpose and meaning between standing alone and daring to disrupt the status quo and standing with others and facilitating repair and/or consensus. You can see the contradiction here. Aquarius is both the sign of the occasionally eccentric individualist AND the community-focused humanitarian. How?! You see the beauty and complication of Astrology is it normalizes the paradox and contradiction as not a problem or polarity that needs to be solved but an energy that needs to be managed. When I reflect on the most high-minded Aquarius energy in my life and in popular culture, they are people and British girl groups who say “Spice up your life!” AND “Friendship lasts forever.” When we find what specific spice we bring to the party, others can match our willingness and then bring their spice to the party too. There’s an almost transcendent experience of “Aquarius” when you’re gathering with a truly diverse and multi-dimensional friendship group and/or community and you’re cultivating a meaningful connection. That’s Aquarius.
Of all the aspects in this Supermoon, I love the Mars (in Virgo) trine to Jupiter (in Taurus) the most. Reason being; Aquarius’ themes are large and in charge. We’re talking about community, revolution, and social change - which can feel sometimes too big to grasp and enact. With the Mars-Jupiter trine, we’re remembering that small steps and small goals are the best way to enact big changes. We want to crawl before we start sprinting. So know that whatever tiny changes you make in the service of expressing your unique self so others can match you will be heavily rewarded in a big way. Pay close attention to how the little shifts make a big impact on the individual and communal dimensions of your life. Especially because Venus is currently retrograde in Aquarius’ opposite sign Leo and Mercury will begin its pre-retrograde shadow phase slowly which inspires us to slow down, reevaluate, and reconsider.
Friendship, Activism, Collaborations & Shared Humanity
Friendship is your religion, Aries. The Full Moon in your Aquarius-ruled community and friendship sector reinforces your strengths as a loyal, demonstrative, and highly supportive friend. Aries is not just a fighter but a lover too. So this Supermoon could be helping you call in more reciprocity and generosity in your friendship circle and perhaps inspire you to get clearer about what you want/expect from your friends.
Career, Leadership, Integrity & Discipline
It’s all about competence AND connection, Taurus. The Full Moon in your Aquarius-ruled career zone reminds you that everyone is aware of your skills to do the thing; though not everyone is aware of your highly effective relational and social intelligence too. Let others see how much you care and want to support them because you’ll be the first one they want to promote, hire, or support in a professional context!
Wisdom, Publishing, Discovery & Higher Education
Einstein said, “Curiosity has its own reason for existing”, Gemini. The Full Moon in your Aquarius-ruled wisdom zone helps you stay present to curiosity’s reason for existing and then perhaps go to the new countries and/or campuses that help you determine your why. This is a Full Moon for learning from different cultures and schools that help expand your horizons in amazing ways which can help you in the current dilemmas you’re experiencing.
Intimacy, Empathy, Sexuality & Transformation
It takes a village, Cancer. The Full Moon in your Aquarius-ruled intimacy zone doesn’t want you to make one or two romantic/intimate partners too special. But instead, expand your expectations of them to your friends, chosen family, and perhaps even colleagues. That way, you’ll receive so much more from many different people and ultimately and/or presently have plenty more to give to the romantic partners.
Romance, Boundaries, Partnerships & Trust
Happy Birthday, Leo! The Full Moon in your Aquarius-ruled romance zone reminds you that contradiction and opposites attract style chemistry are the costs of admission for relating. Which is both passionate and very frustrating. So let this Full Moon call in the kind of partnerships you want to receive from this lens but most importantly commit to becoming the kind of person who you want to be in a relationship and what you want to give as well!
Habits, Systems, Wellbeing & Routine
Small goals only, Virgo! Your favourite. The Full Moon in your Aquarius-ruled well-being zone reminds you that when you bite off more than you can chew, it becomes a very vicious self-talk spiral. So start with small goals only and then let your momentum compound gradually over time as you’re ready. Given Aquarius’ communal focus, perhaps you’ll want to share your goals with friends and begin an accountability space.
Self-Disclosure, Charisma, Creativity & Lovability
You’re imperfect AND still worthy of love and belonging, Libra. The Full Moon in your Aquarius-ruled self-esteem zone helps you remember that you’re a work in progress and fundamentally worthy. Work in progress AND worthy. Isn’t this one of the greatest balancing acts of them all? With this in mind, how you would talk to yourself? How would you behave? What would you declare and define?
Vulnerability, Home, Family & Emotional Agility
What does “Home” mean to you, Scorpio? The Full Moon in your Aquarius-ruled belonging zone helps you reframe home as perhaps an experience of self-acceptance. It is of course a place and/or places with people too. Though this innovative Aquarius energy reminds you to do something different around “home” and cultivate it intrinsically. From there, you find emotional safety and home everywhere.
Curiosity, Observation, Dialogue & Active Listening
Expand your language, expand your Universe Sag! The Full Moon in your Aquarius-ruled communication zone - which you know all about given you’re one half of the zodiac’s Axis of Communication - helps you broaden your linguistic and listening skills so that you can experience second-chances, apologies, connection, and even forgiveness. Remember, keep it clear, and kind, and summarize what you hear others say for maximum accuracy.
Finances, Security, Clarity of Values & Pleasure
Practice what you teach, Capricorn! The Full Moon in your Aquarius ruled integrity - which is Latin for “make whole” - sector reminds you that perhaps integrity’s safest mountaintop is you living into your values even more. Identify only 2 values (experts agree that more than 2 is counterproductive!) and then implement them behaviourally for wholeness in the individual, financial, and relational scenarios.
Identity, Desire, Autonomy, & Freedom
This Full Moon shines for you, Aquarius! The annual Full Moon in your sign is your half-birthday check-in which helps you complete an old chapter and commence a new one. It’s an inhale, exhale moment. So consider what you’d like to release and renew. Especially around your identity. Ask yourself, “Who do I want to be? So that I can do what I want to do? To have what I want to have?” Be, do, then have.
Completion, Surrender, Healing & Spiritual Support
Retreat, Pisces. The Full Moon in your Aquarius-ruled rest and surrender zone helps you take a step back and think critically about your choices, values, and goals. Apply a dual strategy of both 100% responsibility AND deepen your commitment to a spiritual practice which can help guide your intuition to its powerful accuracy. From there, you’ll know what to do next which gives you both protection and connection.
- Colin Bedell, QueerCosmos
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