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Full Moon in Aquarius: are you ready for change?

New Moon in Aquarius Image from the album Aquarian Moon by Osunlade.

The 22 August is a busy day astrologically. Early in the day the Full Moon rises at 29 degrees 36 minutes of Aquarius. This is the second Aquarius full Moon in a row, this time in the ‘anaretic’ or 29th degree. The lessons of this archetype are coming to fruition, especially as Mars trines Uranus, ruler of Aquarius, on the same day.

The full Moon at the anaretic degree of Aquarius suggests completion, emotional resolution and detachment. Free of the burdens of the past we are now ready to take action for change, whether in our personal lives or in the social sphere. Aquarius is a rebel and a visionary and is unconcerned by the opinions of others. He does what he feels is right no matter what.

At the end of the day the Sun moves into Virgo, joining Mercury and Mars in this practical, hands-on sign. The actions we take for change are likely to be strategic and well thought out. At the same time, Aquarius is very solution orientated and open to alternative and unconventional ways of doing things. This full moon may show you that another way is possible, allow you to look outside the square.

Also, Venus is coming into trine aspect with Saturn, emphasizing commitment and responsibility in relationships. Obligations that may have seemed burdensome will feel lighter. And if you’ve had one foot in and one foot out of a relationship this is a time when you will make a firm decision one way or the other. This is also a good energy for reaffirming vows or intentions you have with another person.

During a Full Moon in Aquarius the polarity of Leo and Aquarius is stressed and there’s a tension between our egoistic desire to be the first, the best and the most popular, versus a tendency to downplay our own needs and desires for the good of the whole. As always, the trick is to find a balance.

How are you experiencing this Full Moon in Aquarius?

Depending on which house it falls in your natal chart you’ll experience the energy of the Full Moon in Aquarius very differently. In this case, those with planets or points between 26 and 30 degrees of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius) will feel this full moon most strongly.

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I love to hear how your experiencing the transits. Please share your thoughts on this Full Moon below.

5 Comments on Full Moon in Aquarius: are you ready for change?

  1. Thanks, really enjoy your style of writing.

  2. Lauren Francesca // August 16, 2016 at 1:17 am // Reply

    i am so ready for this Full Moon ! In mentally preparing intentions for my Full Moon ritual Im ready to let go of self doubts and my negative self-talk. i read this post right on time

  3. I felt full of energy sunshine I am an Aquarius/ Pisces cusp leo in Mars..I have changed cut my long hair dyed it dark pink from blond ….feel like a transnational period

  4. Julie Wilson // August 21, 2021 at 7:44 am // Reply

    This full moon falls conjunct my natal Venus in my 7th house. Taurus (ruled by Venus) is in my 10th house of career. Praying I am about to be offered a job I have spent the last week in long interviews/assessments ~ now just waiting to hear.

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