FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS @29° 💫 CONJUCT JUPITER SUNDAY 22 AUG 2205 AEST
Today’s full moon is the 2nd Aquarian full moon in a row, making it a blue moon. Our previous full moon was in the early degrees of Aquarius and in aspect to restrictive Saturn, making it a harsher lunation. Today’s lunation is conjunct an optimistic and uplifting Jupiter, creating an all-together different experience.
A full moon conjunct Jupiter is a thing of beauty and a wonderfully uplifting aspect. It allows us to see/appreciate the things we DO have in these extremely trying times. Along with creating an-air of optimism and opportunity to expand ourselves, to raise our spirits, helping to find moments of joyousness in uncertain times.
2021 is hard, things are changing, and we are adapting, today’s lunation is a lovely moment in time to embrace theses changes and look for the opportunity to grow within these new parameters or limitations imposed by saturnian figures or situations.
We also have today; the Sun is in its last degree of Leo, finishing up its yearly transit in the sign it rules. Venus is now in Libra, another planet back home in its ruling sign; finally, Mercury is also strongly placed in Virgo also its ruling sign. We have some lovely planetary support at this full moon, making a dynamic skyscape.
Despite all the setbacks, the challenges, the restrictions; today is a wonderful opportunity to settle in and bask in the wonder, the opportunities and the lessons that have gotten us to THIS point in time. Having so many planets in rulership now is the time to bask in their glory and graces before we duck dive into the tail end of 2021 and it’s Astrological landscapes.
August 2021 brings friendly skies than we have seen in recent months, Mercury’s retrograde and Eclipse season in May – July was especially difficult. The Sun’s transit of Leo brings strength of illumination and vitality after the moody depths of Cancer season. Paths and directions might be more securely lit and enthusiasm with encouragement abound.
Mercury moving into Virgo the sign of its rulership and exaltation along with Mars helps offer motivation to problem solve some of those niggling problems helping bring solutions. A helpful influence in unpredictable times. The issues to solve will be clearer to see and the answers more accessible.
The new moon in Leo on 8th August, helps with new cycles in the Leo aspects of our chart and lives. The second full moon in Aquarius in a row, on 22 August will be opposite Jupiter the great benefic. This second full moon helps to create opportunity for any problems or restrictions that were presented when the last full moon on 24th July was in aspect to Saturn. This second full moon will also be in aspect to the royal fixed star of Regulus; which could manifest in help or assistance from someone in a high position or you, yourself being put in high regard and receiving some form of benefit or opportunity. Enjoy August it’s one of the stand out months of 2021. XX
ARIES / ARIES RISING
August presents friendlier skies for Aries with an emphasis on socialising and creative pursuits within your community. Jupiter re-entering your social sector is finishing off what was started late 2020, adding more optimism within your social networks. Mercury and Mars help to smooth over routines, making you motivated to streamline your health and daily routines mid-month.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
This month your career sector has Jupiter’s benefic influence helping to expand plans or opportunities in your career sector. A new moon in your home sector on 8 August brings out the warmer and braver side of you. By the full moon on 22 August your newfound pride is on display helping bring warmth to your normally grounded nature.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
Mercury and Mars bring motivation and a keen eye to your home sector. Inspired and with sharper vision, anything to do with house, home, family or ancestors has strength in communication, analysis, assessments or evaluation. Whether it be some home maintenance or a reconnection to your family history.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
Jupiter returns to your financial sector making it the focus of the month, finishing off or completing what was started late 2020, helping to solidify changes for the decade ahead. Mars and Mercury provides a keen eye in your local surroundings or schedules, helping to fine tune and maximise your time and efficiency, streamlining your daily schedule.
LEO / LEO RISING
Jupiter returns to finish off what it started in late 2020 regarding personal relationships and your connection to others. This brings fun and some nice lessons which will assist with the decade ahead. The new moon on 8 August helps reset how you want to be seen by others. The full moon on 22 August allows you to find the right balance between being yourself and being in relationships with others.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Having Mercury, your ruler, enter your sign on 12 August turbo charges your natural knack for details and analysis, giving you a massive mojo boost. Mars joining Mercury a couple of days later, amplifies this. Jupiter returning to your health and work sector provides greater knowledge and optimism and gives the mundane areas of your life a real lift. Expect more focus on fun in your daily routines.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
The Leo new moon in your community and social sector on 8 August allows a fresh start, on your terms, regarding who you socialise with and what communities you align yourself with. The Aquarius full moon on 22 August is the prime time to find your people or a creative outlet that sustains and feeds you. Jupiter returning to your creative sector is a once in 12-year opportunity to learn and reclaim your mojo around creative outlets.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
The new and full moon polarity is activating your most private and public sectors, your home and your career/reputation. This means that they work to awaken and rebalance these areas of your life. Jupiter returning to your career and reputation sector offers an opportunity to consolidate what you wish to achieve, bringing warmth and optimism as Saturn does some long-term restructuring.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Mercury and Mars move into your career and reputation sector, giving you a keen eye for detail or a more refined gift of the gab which is noticed. The new and full moons this month activate your local surroundings and your belief systems. Helping to restore your faith or connection to who and what you believe in at a deeper level. Jupiter, your ruler, helps by providing you with the right people at the right time.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Your financial sector is lit up this August thanks to the new and full moons in your money sectors. The new moon on 8 August heralds new beginnings or new starts in your shared resource sector such as new business collaborations or ideas involving others. The full moon on 22 August helps to shed light on your worth and how you earn money allowing you to be both brave and bold.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
You and your place within your social groups will be August’s focuses. The new moon in your relationship sector plants the seeds of new relationships, giving you a sense of where you seek to be bold and brave. The full moon on 22 August sheds light on your physical health along with being seen. You become the light that others gravitate towards.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
The new moon in Leo on 8 August stimulates new ways of enjoying the more mundane areas of your life, such as work and your daily routine. The full moon on 22 August helps shine a light in your soul sector, enabling you to see what may have been hidden from your awareness while providing a calming influence. Jupiter also in your soul sector helps inspire new ways of connecting to your subconscious.
November 30th (AEDT) sees the second full moon in a calendar month, often referred too as a blue moon. Blue moons are actually relatively common, more common than most of the large-scale planetary alignments of 2020.
This Full Moon is also a Lunar eclipse, opening our eclipse season on the new Gemini / Sagittarius axis which began in Gemini season earlier this year.
The Lunar eclipse of 30 November, as it’s a penumbral lunar eclipse, only a shadow will hit the moon, rather than the regalia of a total lunar eclipse. However, astrologically and magically, an eclipse is still an eclipse. Although not as visually spectacular as the 26 May 2021 Total Lunar Eclipse, this eclipse still has a bit bite, thanks to the conjunction of 2 of the 4 royal fixed stars.
The Sun conjoins Antares and the full Moon conjoins Aldebaran, for this eclipse, giving it a very volatile and aggressive mars like quality. Both Antares and Aldebaran are out for conquest. As these alignments are on an eclipse axis, there is a blurring or shadowing effect.
Things are very much not as they seem. Unseen actions and power moves are at play, so drawing down this energy is potentially problematic. This is not a full moon to be playing with, unless you like to bring unexpected power plays into your life.
Resting and staying hydrated during the actual eclipse is recommended along with keeping a low profile. Eclipse can be blind spots or quickening of events, having Antares and Aldebaran being brought into the mix, gives this eclipse some real fire power.
Re-entering the eclipse season of 2020, it seems appropriate to have such potent points activated as we begin the wrapping up of 2020. Watch this space, and be mindful of what you choose to do with this energy.
Eclipse start 6:32pm Middle/Max : 8:42pm End 10:53pm AEDT
Image : Elizabeth Shippen Green, Halley’s Commet at Dawn 1909
November opens with a Full Moon in Taurus conjoining unpredictable and innovate Uranus early on the 1st. Venus is freshly arrived into Libra, one of her ruling signs. Helpful to begin with, but become more challenging in the middle of the month, thanks to her connections to the much spoken about Saturn, Pluto, Jupiter line up.
Mercury, in the first week of November completes it retrograde cycle, by stationing direct in late Libra and goes back into Scorpio. Integrating insights from its time in I decan of Scorpio and III decan of Libra. Mercury is traversing the tricky terrain of late cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn), who are having lots of pressure applied in the 2nd half of 2020. Mercury is also sounding out the the degree’s points of the fixed signs (Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus and Leo) who will be welcoming in some serious Jupiter and Saturn energy this December.
Mars, the ruler of Scorpio turning direct mid-month after a volatile 3 month retrograde of Aries. This is huge and begins the completion phase of a tricky 6 months. Strong and volatile Mars interfering with Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto, is never fun, but this Mars station, helps to end the cardinal crush siege, which has been a dominant theme of 2020.
The intro of Eclipse season begins on November 30th, with a blue moon lunar eclipse for Australia and New Zealand (if you’re into putting lots of words in front of your lunation’s). The 2nd full moon of the calendar month rounds out November also opens the 2nd eclipse season of 2020. A visible lunar eclipse for those folks in Australia and New Zealand, seems like a fitting end to what can only be described as a ‘once in a life time’ astrology of 2020.
A breakdown of November’s main astrological features through the signs.
Aries / Aries Rising
Mars shifts back into direct motion on the 15th which is your cue to celebrate. Recent delays or setbacks have helped realign your relationship to power and strength, making you more agile and adept. Mid-November is when you finally feel the traction and mobility, in being able to assert yourself. At this time Mercury reveals how to make the best use of opportunities resources offered by others.
Taurus / Taurus Rising
November opens with a full moon in Taurus, commencing a two week period of innovation and individuation, thanks to the moon’s connection to Uranus. Uranus delivers opportunities that are hard to turn down or steers you in a slightly different direction. Mercury completes it retrograde on the forth, giving more clarity to your business and personal relationships, which lightens the mood and makes for an enjoyable party season.
Gemini / Gemini Rising
By mid-month, Mars no longer stirs up trouble in your social sector meaning your community and networking sector are less volatile, creating less stress and friction. For two weeks, a full moon in contact with Uranus, helps clarify and innovate feelings that lays beneath the surface. Venus hits the right notes by reconnecting to things and people who raise your spirits and help lighten the mood.
Cancer / Cancer Rising
Mars stationing direct is a big deal mid-month; finally the load is lessened and the atmosphere lightens up. Your career and reputation sector shows you off as being strong, and agile, able to power through any issues or confrontations. Mercury reveals new information about how to develop and reconnect to your passion projects or presents people who can assist with turning your passions into a reality.
Leo / Leo Rising
Rebooting your belief systems, thanks to the stirrings of Mars in your ninth solar house, isn’t light work but by mid-November the reboot is complete, just in time for party season. Mercury also finishes gathering its data in your most private sphere, which has strengthen and deepened your roots and resolve. By November’s end, Leo’s are more value aligned, stronger and more centred, making you at the heart of the party scene.
Virgo / Virgo Rising
By mid-month Mars stops agitating the waters of your external money sector, helping to light things up. Finally, there is some forward motion and a clearer picture of your finances, resources and investments. Venus, gracing your earned money sector creates some light relief and may offer some very appealing treats and rewards, after a very challenging 2020.
Libra / Libra Rising
Both business and personal relationships finally get the green light by mid-November, just in time for party season. Having Mars chopping up and muddying the waters of your relationships is difficult for a sign whose focus is on steadying the ship. Mercury also offers forward traction in your financial sector, assisting with smarter decision around money.
Scorpio / Scorpio Rising
Happy Solar return Scorpio, your ruler Mars turning direct mid-month boosts your spirits just in time for party season. Smoother running of your day to day routines allows you to power through any workloads. Mercury spending three months instead of its usual three weeks in your sign increases resourcefulness and accentuates your adept nature, attracting many admirers.
Sagittarius / Sagittarius Rising
Money has been a constant area of stress and tension in 2020. The good news is you’re getting so much closer to seeing the lifting of this stress. Lessening the load; lighter days are coming. Mars gives direct action, cutting its way through any problems or delay’s around children or connecting to your creativity. Venus makes for more pleasing social interactions in your local community and networks.
Capricorn / Capricorn Rising
The Full Moon on the 1stof November sets up a two week period which offers surprises, progress and individuation thanks to the influence of Uranus. Opportunities are available to show your creativity and to stand out and be seen by your peers. By mid-month, Mars finally stops agitating your home sector, helping to lighten things up for party season.
Aquarius / Aquarius Rising
Finding independence and the right balance between the work and home sphere is supported this month, helping to restore balance to your private and public life. Mercury helps shape this by bring vital intelligence and information which aids you to better manage how your private and public life intersect. Party season is nearly upon us, so finding that sweet spot is extra important and valuable; avoid burn out or missed opportunities to have fun
Pisces / Pisces Rising
Mars finally gets momentum in your money sector by mid-month which is a relief and eases tensions, helping to refocus financial goals. Venus double downs on this as she bestows potential gifts or opportunities around external forms of finance and resources such as taxes, loans, inheritances. Mercury and the Sun highlight opportunities for further education and to update your philosophies or beliefs helping to lighten things up, and broaden your horizons.
This is no trick, spoil yourself with treats as tonight’s full moon is in Taurus after all, but for blue moons (having either 2 full or new in one calendar month ) ours arrives 30 November and will be a visible Lunar Eclipse in both NZ and Australia