Aquarius Full Moon, August 3 2020: Time for re-evaluation

The Full Moon is the culmination of the lunar cycle – from their meeting at the New Moon which forges a new beginning in a sign on the zodiac trail, the Sun and Moon move through the dance of the lunar phases.  At the first quarter phase, when the Sun squares the Moon in a 90 degree aspect, an adjustment is usually required.  At the Full Moon we have reached the culmination before the waning phase where the lunar influence of emotion and instinct opposes the solar impulse of consciousness.  At this stage, illusions must fall away and we face an important truth in the journey.  After the Full Moon, the waning phase begins where we let go of anything that is no longer needed and prepare for the new start at the next New Moon.

When the Moon is full in Aquarius, our eyes are opened to a new way of looking at the world.  Aquarius brings innovation and a need for authenticity- we become hyper aware of injustice and driven to make important changes.  The Aquarius Full Moon is opposite the Leo Sun which seeks to aggrandize and enhance the individual Self where Aquarius disdains the personal for the sake of the collective,

This  Full Moon demands detachment and awareness – there is a strongly mental quality to Aquarius (co-ruled by Uranus, the “higher octave” of Mercury as well as Saturn, its traditional ruler).  In addition, the Sun and Moon are both locked in a square to Uranus which multiplies the Uranian effect of paradigm-busting radical change. At its best Uranus frees us from the trappings of the past – it shows us where our lives have become stale and drab and opens […]

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