The Full Moon is upon us and she is swinging into Aquarian mode. Aquarius folks are open-minded, quirky and don’t play by the rules! The Moon represents our capacity to empathize for others as well as tune into our own soul requirements and the Full Moon for August 2016 is Thursday, August 18 at 3:26 AM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).
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The Moon, when we are aware, can awaken and open our intuition as well as our emotional body. This is interesting because Aquarians typically don’t like to discuss their emotions. My best guess is that this could be a very important metaphor for how the Full Moon could affect us all. I have posted some questions / journal prompts at the bottom of this post for you to ponder, but first - let me share what others are saying…
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The Power Path:
“Aquarius is our teacher to lift us beyond the personal, emotional realms and point us toward the farther reaches of consciousness. Aquarius helps us see a bigger picture, to value the freedom to experiment with all manner of behavior, expression, lifestyle and extend that experimental attitude forward to others believing all beings should enjoy the freedom and self governance to walk their own chosen path.
Aquarius is ruled by the very eccentric planet, Uranus, discovered late in the game, 1781, during highly revolutionary times. With the Full Moon here we can more easily detach from our personal responses and aim our sites to a more humanitarian and egalitarian point of view. The air signs give us mental objectivity and the ability to set goals for the long view. With strong detachment, Uranus is very instrumental in breaking up the old, status quo to make way for the new and modern ~ a necessary influence in a time of transition like we are now experiencing. As we slowly begin the Age of Aquarius, a 2000 year period, the shadow side of Aquarius is exposed ~ the fanatical, anarchistic and unpredictable side that destroys but without providing a more innovative or progressive solution to current issues.”
“Venus will be in her most practical and earthly manifestation as integrator of body, mind, and spirit when she meets Jupiter also in Virgo on August 27th. Watch for these two benevolent influences joined in the night sky in the west just after dusk. Jupiter is soon to leave Virgo on September 9th after a year in this sign. Spend these remaining weeks organizing, sorting, eliminating and taking stock, repairing and maintaining, and committing to healthy eating, good digestion and improvement of your mental and physical health. By the last weeks of August we have the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and North Node all in Virgo. Look to your gut level reactions as your guide and watch your tendencies for perfection that lead to judgment and criticism. Yes, we have a desire for improvement, but our critical voices have a way of separating rather than drawing us closer to love.” - Read more from The Power Path
Strengths: Progressive, original, independent, humanitarian
Weaknesses: Runs from emotional expression, temperamental, uncompromising, aloof
Aquarius likes: Fun with friends, helping others, fighting for causes, intellectual conversation, a good listener
Aquarius dislikes: Limitations, broken promises, being lonely, dull or boring situations, people who disagree with them
Aquarius is an air sign, and as such, uses his mind at every opportunity. If there is no mental stimulation, they are bored and lack a motivation to achieve the best result.
Although they can easily adapt to the energy that surrounds them, Aquarius’ have a deep need to be have some time alone and away from everything, in order to restore power.
Because of the desire for freedom and equality for all, they will always strive to ensure freedom of speech and movement. Aquarius-born have a reputation for being cold and insensitive persons, but this is just their defence mechanism against premature intimacy. They need to learn to trust others and express their emotions in a healthy way. - Adapted from astrology-zodiac-signs.com
Aeolian Heart Readings
“There is a Full Moon this week in the sign of Aquarius which is just barely an eclipse. None of is will be able to see the shadow on the Moon, but mathematically speaking it is still an eclipse!
Don't get too excited about this one though because we are not officially starting eclipse season until two weeks from now with the New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Virgo. Until then, allow this little eclipse to get you accustomed to the volatile energies that bring many alterations to your circumstances and conditions…
This is the week of the Full Moon in Aquarius and it is also the last week of the Sun's transit through Leo. Thus, we are nearing the end of the intense exploration of the autobiography of the Self that will culminate in a profound moment of reflection when the Sun opposes the Moon in Aquarius in the early morning hours on Thursday.” Read Rachel’s weekly forecast here http://aeolianheart.com/
“The August 18th Full Moon in Aquarius is getting ready to bring about the end of a cycle that started back in March 2016.
This cycle would have impacted everyone differently but at the root of it all, this cycle was about clearing out the old so the new could emerge.
In many ways, this cycle was about combing through the cobwebs of your past to breakdown what is serving you and what is holding you back.
This would have been felt most strongly through the retrograde energy, which was at its peak from April to July.
During this time you would have been guided by the Universe to go within and really work out what it is that you truly desire for yourself.
You may have also discovered that your body was extremely sensitive during this time and may have started speaking or communicating with you through physical symptoms.
This cycle may have also presented fears that needed to be released and creative insights or energy that needed to be explored.
As you can see, there has been so much unfolding through this amazing cycle, but now it is time to say goodbye to this energy and welcome in the new.
For much of the year it may have felt like you were taking one step forward and ten steps back. You may have felt like you weren’t really getting anywhere or that you had no desire to make changes.
All of this is falling away now and the August Full Moon will bring one of the most climactic endings to this cycle.
Whatever this cycle needed to teach you, whatever lessons or journey you have been on since March, will finally come to a head on the Full Moon.
During this time you may feel a sense of completion or a desire to wrap up lose ends. You may even receive some sort of closure that you have been looking for since earlier this year.
August’s Full Moon is extremely potent and will be illuminating all of the lessons that you have needed to learn on your journey so far.” Read more it here
Full Moon Inquiries / Journal Prompts for Full Moon In Aquarius