With the Full Moon in Aquarius at 18 degrees on 10th August, this is the perfect time to stand out and be the individual that you are. Aquarius is the one sign in the zodiac that cannot be lumped together like all the rest. E.g. Libra is naturally a people-pleaser and doesn’t like conflicts, Cancer is very sensitive and goes into its shell when hurt, Capricorn likes structure and wants to plan and strategize, Aries likes to be first and start new projects but doesn’t like to finish them and so on.
Aquarius is the sign that is unique. The biggest insult you can give an Aquarian is to say that they look like someone else you know. Aquarians need to be different, and if they feel as though you are trying to stifle their freedom, you’ll see them walk straight out of the door.
If your natal Moon is in Aquarius you are great to have around during a crisis as you have the ability to detach from your emotions. That isn’t to say that you don’t feel the emotions, just that you can focus your mind in a different direction that takes the charge away from powerful emotions. (Check out your birth-chart!)
You can come across as cool and aloof and in a relationship as it’s quite difficult for you to allow yourself to connect deeply with another person. You are great with superficial friendships and acquaintances, but when it comes to expressing deeper feelings, this can be a challenge to you. As long as you are in a relationship where your partner gives you lots of free rein, you can thrive, but if there are too many expectations and commitments demanded of you, then you’ll probably prefer to be alone.
This Full Moon in Aquarius is a great time to
- Network either in person or on the internet
- Socialise and meet new people
- Join a team or an organisation that you are interested in
- Learn some new technical skills
- Focus on your spiritual growth
- Go to an inspirational seminar or workshop
- Try out anything connected with energy healing e.g. acupuncture, Reiki
- Come up with a new idea that is on the cutting edge
- Study astrology, tarot, UFO’s, aliens or anything metaphysical
- Think about the future – allow your mind free rein – nothing is out of bounds
- Express your uniqueness – dare to be different
During the time of a Full Moon, the Sun is in the opposite sign, which in this case is Leo. The key to making the best use of the energies during a Full Moon is to find a way to balance the two opposing signs: Leo and Aquarius. Leo wants you to find and develop your unique gifts while Aquarius wants you to use them productively to make a contribution to the world.
With Uranus in Aries in favourable aspect to this Full Moon, give yourself permission to break out of destructive old habit patterns that have been holding you back. For example, if you know you need to leave your marriage and you’ve been procrastinating, now is the perfect time to make a clear decision. Maybe you need to focus on saving up enough money of your own so that you are able to make a clean break.
If you are bored to tears in your current job or work, now is the time to break out and to look at a vocation that would really excite you. Maybe you need to learn some new skills, go back to school and get extra qualifications.
True story: Michael always had a passion for music, but his conservative parents convinced him that he needed to train for a ‘proper’ career. i.e. one of the professions such as law, medicine or accounting. He forced himself to go to college and study to become an accountant but his heart was never in it. Despite earning good money, he felt empty inside and he continued to yearn for a career in music. He had a great musical talent and he loved writing lyrics and performing but he had suppressed this dream in order to keep his family happy. Finally, during a powerful Aquarian and Uranus transit in his chart, he took a huge risk and quit his secure job as an accountant and started to pursue his dream of a musical career. At first it was extremely hard as he didn’t have any contacts and he promoted himself without much success. But he didn’t give up, and he ended up winning a huge talent competition, which put him in front of millions of viewers worldwide. That was the beginning of his very successful career in music.
Does this story resonate with you?
Are you giving up your dreams in order to please others?
Where do you need to break out and free yourself?
Where are you stuck in your life?
Where do you want and need more?
It might be in your relationships, your finances, your career, your family. Where do you need to break out from ‘normal’ expectations that are keeping you a prisoner? What can you do differently? After all, as Albert Einstein is credited with saying:
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”
With Uranus in Aries, this is a breakout and breakthrough time. Use this opportunity with the Full Moon in Aquarius to reach for your dreams and to take practical steps in order to get there.