The full moon in August of 2021 takes place on the 22nd of the month. It will be the second full moon in a row that takes place in the sign of Aquarius. This will occur in 29 degrees and 36 minutes of Aquarius, just barely qualifying but nonetheless, making it an Aquarius full moon.
When the full moon is in the sign of Aquarius, it symbolizes radical change within our life. The area of life this change will take place will be wherever the full moon falls in your chart. To do this, look at your house rulers and find the one ruled by Aquarius or you can always check out my services page and book a reading. Just make sure you check the degree of where your houses start!
Some much needed back story…
Aquarius is ruled by the planet Uranus. The energy of this plant is volatile and always fluctuating. One second it may bring great fortune, and the next it takes it away as quickly as it came. The only thing to expect is the unexpected. However, I wouldn’t be a very reliable astrologer if I couldn’t provide you with at least a little guidance.
Once you know what house the full moon takes place in, you’ll want to figure out how the full moon is aspected in your chart. If it forms harmonious aspects (i.e. sextile and trine) with other planets like Venus and Jupiter then you will be positively impacted in that area of your life. This doesn’t necessarily mean the change will be everlasting, however you will see some nice gifts come your way. If it is in the second house, this might mean a pay raise or a bonus. If it is in the seventh house it could be a new romantic partner or unexpected date night with your SO.
If the moon forms negative aspects with these planets you may see something taken away from you. If we extend the second house analogy, this would be an unexpected charge to your debit card. This shouldn’t be something to fret over, however being aware of the shifts in planetary energy allow us to act accordingly. We study meteorology so we know when it will rain and we can bring an umbrella. Astrology is the same way.
What about not-so-good aspects?
If the full moon in your chart is forming aspects between planets such as Mars and Saturn then you are likely to feel tested during this coming full moon. When the moon aspects Mars, it gives us more energy to accomplish our goals, but it also makes us more likely to explode on someone. Our emotional reservoir is increased but it is up to us to properly channel that energy towards something productive. This is true for positive and negative aspects.
The difference between the two can be looked at by which planet is in the “dominant” position. If the aspect is positive, the Moon would be “dominant” and give you more control over the increased energy. If the aspect is negative, then Mars is “dominant” and your emotional nature will be dictated by your unexpressed energy.
When Saturn is involved with the Moon, we see a constriction of energy. You may find yourself more composed in a situation where you would normally lose your cool. You may also feel depressed and exhausted if Saturn is forming a harsh negative aspect to the Moon. Regardless of the aspect formed, this will be a growth period for you.
Now for the full moon analysis!
We will see the full moon forming a conjunction with the planet Jupiter in the sign of Aquarius. At first, we might think this is a good thing. However, Jupiter is in retrograde which throws off a lot of the usual functions of the planet. Whereas Jupiter is typically an expansive planet, when it is in retrograde, its energy becomes constricting. It can be similar to Saturn in this regard.
When Juipter is in retrograde, the expansion of the planet is focused on the inward reality of the individual. Jupiter also rules over philosophy and religion, so we can see the material constriction as a facilitator of spiritual growth.
You may find your normal routine doesn’t bring you the pleasure it once did and you will have to dive inward to find deeper meaning to your activities. Directing your energy elsewhere may distract you for a time, but ultimately this will be a push to ask the bigger questions about your life and the path you are on.
As with every full Moon, we see an opposition to the Sun. This bestows us with greater awareness of our actions and if we are in alignment with our goals and purpose. The inhuman nature first responders are so accustomed to seeing during a full moon is an example of this.
How can I utilize the full moon?
The energy of the Sun increases our ability to be conscious of our actions. When it is channeled through the subconscious lens of the Moon, we end up with just the opposite. Our subconscious programming becomes much more powerful and we will begin to act from our trauma bodies if we do turn towards the path of healing.
It will likely be a few days later before you become aware of how your actions during a full moon are out of alignment with your authentic self. This is when the real work will begin. You will need to take time and reflect upon your behaviors and where the energy for those actions actually sits within your body. Were you acting from your childhood trauma or were your actions because of an unhealed wound from a previous relationship. Once you reflect on this, you will be able to take the action needed to heal those broken parts of your psyche.
Time to wrap it up…
The full Moon is inherently a time for reflection as it is symbolic of completion. Whether we take this opportunity or not is up to us. Engaging in rituals or another spiritual practice can be a great way to crystalize your intentions during the full Moon. If you’re into burning candles and the whole nine-yards, check out my full moon candle but if you just want to write down your intentions on a piece of paper and say a prayer, that can be just as effective. What’s important is that you engage in conscious living!
To all my fellows, may your seeking be fruitful and your findings bountiful!