The full moon rises in sidereal Aquarius on 22 August 2021. Thoughts about the state of society or humanitarian efforts may dominate during the Cancerian lunar cycle. Aquarius is also the sign of ideas. Continuing with a daily routine and staying healthy will help ground the excessive mental activity that comes at this time.
Transits in Retrograde
Jupiter and Neptune are both retrograde in Aquarius. The ruler of the water bearer is also retrograde in Capricorn. There may be a pull between turning inward for tranquility and escapism through drugs and binge behaviors. In addition, Uranus and Pluto are in retrograde. All are playing a role in dramatic changes. Be aware of rapid shifts in technology, infrastructure, and travel. Practicing patience is still key.
A Dramatic Summer
On the axis, Sun, Mercury, and Mars are in Leo; tempers could become somewhat volatile. Venus in Virgo could activate a need to review relationships. Consider balancing the full moon energy and the rest of the lunar cycle through creative self-expression, a slow Sun Salutation, or the cooling breath technique. Maintaining a routine that instills comfort and feelings of safety is important.
Change is inevitable. How it affects you depends on personal awareness and responding rather than reacting. This could be observing a situation then walking away instead of delving into rage and escalating the issue.
On a personal level, check below for where the full moon in sidereal Aquarius will affect you. The moon sign represents the mind (thoughts, emotions and intuitive guidance) and the ascendant for the physical and material world.
|Ascendant & Moon Sign||House||Aspects|
|Aries||11||Social groups, friends, allies, charitable organizations|
|Taurus||10||Legacy, public life, career, father (as an authority figure), boss, mentor|
|Gemini||9||Spiritual beliefs, teaching, teachers, publishing, broadcasting, short long distance travel, father (as a teacher/guide), in-laws, step-children|
|Cancer||8||Transformation, the occult, death, inheritance, hidden things/ secrets, business partners|
|Leo||7||Romantic relationships, business negotiations, equal exchange of energy between two people, sexual relationships, maternal grandparents, nieces and nephews|
|Virgo||6||Work, health and wellness, service to others, competitors, co-workers, employees, maternal aunts and uncles|
|Libra||5||Entertainment, being seen (tv, stage, film), children, artistic projects, startup companies, speculative gains (stock market)|
|Scorpio||4||Real estate, home, emotional anchor (place), nurturing, private life, mother|
|Sagittarius||3||Communication, listening, learning, working with the hands, siblings, neighbors, cousins|
|Capricorn||2||Money, possessions, personal values, self-worth, food, personal pleasures|
|Aquarius||1||Identity, self, ego, physical body, how perceived by others, paternal grandparents|
|Pisces||12||Personal retreat, meditation, seclusion/isolation, jail/prison, dreams, imagination, foreign travel, paternal aunts and uncles|
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