Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Full Moon In Aquarius...August 1, 2012...

("Aquarius", Artist:  Yuxuan Li)

It’s a Full Moon in Aquarius, Wednesday August 1st, at 11.27 PM/EST. Since Full Moon’s mark a culmination or heightening of things, they can bring with them a swelling of emotions. That is definitely the case here. The Moon’s Aquarian energies this time around, bring a sense of excitement, as well as curiosity and optimism. Aquarius is an air sign, so there might be a tendency to settle into ones emotions and lose oneself, as opposed to moving through them and processing them. Everything is heightened at a Full Moon, reaching an apex. It’s a prime time for those issues that need to be addressed to rise to the surface, and get noticed. The Moon’s gravitational pull on our planet, its effect on the tidal shifts, also puts light on emotional issues. It’s an opportunity to deal with and release emotional and uncomfortable baggage that can be/is weighing you down, and keeps you from reaching goals you have set for yourself. At times, Aquarius can be a bit cerebral, taking things to a place of logic. If you sense any feelings of wanting to go within, it is advisable that you be in touch with your emotions rather than squash them. Tell your brain you’ll have to reschedule.

Now that the rather intense T-Square of Mars, Jupiter, and Pluto has shifted to a mellower vibe, there’s a more than welcome and freeing sense of calm. Jupiter in Gemini and the Full Moon are in harmonious aspect to one another. This provides an optimistic boost to feelings of freedom and growth. There may be an increase in day to day happenings, to the point that you may feel like you have your hands more than full with daily productivity. The Moon is also in harmonious aspect to Uranus in Aries, and Mars in Libra. This ramps up the sense of freedom card, and by adding in Mercury and the Sun (both in Leo) there is a wealth of creative energy. New ideas that promote the type of creativity that takes you outside of the box.  There also might be a bit of drama thrown into the mix, but don’t worry.  The term ‘drama’ gets a bad rap, as not all drama is negative.

This Moon is about our relationships. Our friends, and family. It is about our connection to kindred souls. Those people in our lives that we relate to through similar or mirrored ideals, and interests. It tells us that now is a good time to engage in fellowship with them, as it aids us in feeling a part of the greater collective. The Leo Sun Sextile Jupiter in Gemini, indicates that it’s good for creating some quality time with family and friends. Interaction and conversation injected with plenty of humor will be welcome. Rest, relaxation, and family fun.  Keep it upbeat and positive, and you can’t go wrong.

You may feel a great need to analyze what your place is in the grand scheme, rather than be alone with your thoughts. Go with it. You may find it easier to put your focus on the future rather than focusing on what is in front of your face. It may feel more comfortable to do that, but those things immediately before us are what need our attentions. Aquarius likes to operate in stages. The gradual approach may not be your personal norm, but you can be open to the possibilities of the future as they arise, and work through and experience the emotional issues of the present at the same time. Don’t base your life around ‘what if’s’, and focus on/be at peace with ‘what is’.  Also, in relation to any past issues brought to light in this time of culmination, you may have to make some personal adjustments to get those issues moving again. Mercury is still retrograde, so it is very likely that some old unresolved issues may bubble up.

Jupiter in Gemini and Uranus in Aries complete a Cradle with the lunar axis. The atmosphere is prime for lots of conversations and debates ranging from the lively to the heated. Don’t be surprised if things seem to be getting a tad confrontational at times. There are two Trines in this Cradle: the Moon Trine Jupiter (air), with the Sun Trine Uranus (fire). Truth. Is that what you’re getting from others? Don’t take everything at face value. Do some researching of your own to make sure the “facts” are indeed factual. A Trine between Saturn in Libra, and Venus in Gemini, keeps you in touch with what’s real. It will keep things firmly grounded.

(Artist:  David Palladini)
A Sextile between the Full Moon and Aquarius’ ruler, Uranus, is about the promotion of ideas on how to right wrongs within the group/collective. Uranus and Mercury in Leo, are both retrograde. Whether these ideas will actually progress remains to be seen. Mercury in Leo is inconjunct Neptune in Pisces, and this influence says that they may just be exercises in wishful thinking. It’s recommended that you take note of the ideas, and sit on them until after August 7th, once Mercury has stationed direct.

Mars in Libra Trine Ceres in Gemini, speaks to some rules of thumb I point out in many of these forecasts. Nurturing through communication, and being sure to do it in person. If you aren’t expressing yourself in the flesh, and you convey your message through the written word (e-mail, etc.), there is way too much room for misinterpretation. How often do you rely on the non-verbal cues of others (facial expressions, body language) when they are expressing things to you? The personal approach is always the better way to go. Also, work on those listening skills. “Hearing” others is just as important as others hearing you.

There is always a trouble maker during cycles, and this time it’s Pluto in Capricorn. However, paying attention to your own actions can throw a wrench into the works of the trouble potential. Pluto is inconjunct the Leo Sun, semi-Sextile the Aquarius Full Moon, and Square Uranus in Aries. Play nice. Don’t bend or break any rules. Some more rules of thumb apply here: be respectful and considerate of others. Just showing kindness and respect within the greater collective will make all the difference. After all, the old sayings about ‘what you give-you get back’ are very true.

Take the time to bask in the Moon’s glow, and use its energy to revitalize you.
The following excerpt is from the "Farmer's Almanac":

  • Full Sturgeon Moon - August  The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month.  A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon becuase, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze.  It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.

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