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.
La Luna’s shift into Cancer, her ruling sign marks many milestones and is a poignant end to the remarkable and one in a lifetime astrology of 2020. As I sit and watch her rise and compose my words, by candlelight, at her ingress into Cancer, it’s quite something to try and articulate. As Luna comes to her annual Cancer full moon on the final days of 2020, its very apparent the dramatic shift, away from the stresses and pressure that have been applying to her over the past three years; with the fresh sense of a new fertile space beginning to reveal.
Luna in Cancer, this time around is lighter and the space created by three years of Saturnian pressure and its weight on Luna whist transiting Cancer, is very apparent. This is the first full moon in Cancer or any moon cycle in Cancer, without Saturn being in opposition of, since December 2017. As she rises in front of me, in her first cycle sans Saturn, the weights previously imposed and the spaces created, is quite something to absorb and process. This is the full moon, in which the extent of this long term pressure finally reveals itself.
Saturn is hard on the moon as their intentions and purposes are opposite in technique, aims and what they are trying to achieve. Both planets being strong due to their rulership meant every cancer moon for the past three years was imposed with the burdens, constrictions, restrictions and judgements of Saturn’s cold harsh rays. Cancer lunations were heavier and more burdensome. It is at this lunation we begin to see the strengths and our hard-earnt achievements since, Saturn’s ingress into Capricorn, Dec 2017. Other observations might be a new form of softness, especially around things that used to have a harder edge. Calling it an emotional slog is an understatement. If you have inner planets or angles on the Cardinal axis of Capricorn, Cancer, Libra or Aries, you would have felt this much more.
This lunation is also the first lunation after the recent eclipse series, on the Gemini and Sagittarius axis. The solar eclipse on 15thDecember 2020 being particularly harsh and potent. I don’t know many people who weren’t touched by its intensity and dramatic overtones. Having a nourishing full moon such as this one, to close out the eclipse season helps to reconcile some of the difficult things that may have been thrown up during this eclipse season, as well as feeling like the cosmic hug we needed.
So, as we round out 2020 and experience its closing as well as getting our strong dignified Cancer Moon’s back, this really feels like the perfect antidote in washing way 2020 and all the trauma, allowing us to re-centre and recharge emotionally after what can only be described as a life changing year. Paying attention to tending to ourselves and our communities, and focusing on care, mothering and nourishment as we enter 2021 seems like the perfect astrological hint, to help guide us into a new and very different world for 2021.