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Aquarius Full Moon, July 25, 2010

Be prepared for fireworks and plenty of hot air with the Full Moon in Aquarius opposing the Sun in Leo at 3° 00″ on July 25, 2010 6:37 PM PDT, as there are no planets in water signs in this chart and consequently the ability to empathize with others will be difficult to access.

There are two major patterns formed: First, the now notorious cardinal T-square with Uranus and Jupiter in Aries opposing Saturn in Libra and both square to Pluto in Capricorn; and second, a Mystic Rectangle with the Sun in Leo opposing the Moon in Aquarius, Saturn in Libra opposing Uranus-Jupiter in Aries (all four planets are also joined by either trines or sextiles).

To me the most interesting part is the way these two patterns connect via the Sun and Moon suggesting there is an outlet for the energy building within the T-square. The cool rationality of air represented by the Moon in Aquarius and Saturn in Libra blends well with the fiery drive of the Leo Sun and Jupiter-Uranus in Aries. It would appear we can either have lively, informative discussions or knockdown, drag out brawls, the choice is up to us as individuals. Of course, my preference is to keep my mouth shut, steer clear of reading inflammatory posts online, ignore all but the local news and weather report on the TV and read only the comics in the newspaper . . . keeping my stress levels in check is critical for my health and well being!

The greatest challenge with the Mystic Rectangle has to do with how well fire and air signs relate to one another, creating the potential for righteousness and arrogance. Both Sabian symbols for the Sun and Moon hint at this possibility. The Moon at 4 Aquarius, “A Hindu healer glows with a mystic healing power” and the Sun at 4 Leo, “A man formally dressed stands near trophies he brought back from a hunting expedition”.

While the symbol for the Moon can signify deep healing, it can also mean taking too much on faith without checking to see if claims made are not just smoke and mirrors. The symbol for the Sun is very much about the need to impress others and behaving in an egocentric manner, not exactly conducive to forbearance and humility. Everyone is feeling the pressure of the cardinal T-square at this time and can use all the sanity and good sense we can muster.

The best argument for postponing any serious discussions at this time is the opposition between Mercury in Leo and Neptune in Aquarius. It will be exact on July 26, the day after the Full Moon. In the days leading up the Full Moon, facts could get so blown out of proportion the ability to figure out what is really going on will be extremely difficult. Once Mercury moves into its home sign of Virgo on July 27, the confusion will rapidly clear up and leave those who went way out on the proverbial limb with red faces.

Mars is in Virgo and inconjunct Neptune in Aquarius giving us yet another reason to delay taking action because here again Neptune’s influence creates problems with finding a clear direction. However Mars also is about ready to change signs and moves into Libra, conjoining Saturn, on July 29. This will likely prove to be a very sobering experience for Mars (and anyone with planets or Angles 0° to 3° Libra) because Saturn in Libra pretty much demands a sensible, structured approach to tasks.

Ceres, now retrograde in Sagittarius, squares Venus in Virgo leaving me with the impression this is not the best time to head out to play. Neither Ceres nor Venus is in signs where they are most comfortable. Sagittarius is far too fiery and unpredictable for Ceres who is a strong believer in proper cycles and good timing, and Virgo in general is not fun loving enough for Venus. Now if you have creative projects that need wrapping up, this square IS good for that!

I intend to mind my own business as much as possible for the time being, stick with my general policy of treating others with kindness and respect and wait for improving celestial weather to open any and all negotiations. Besides . . . I have family coming to town between now and the Full Moon and that always absorbs any extra time and energy I have between getting ready, visiting and cleaning up after. Yippee skippee

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11 comments to Aquarius Full Moon, July 25, 2010

  • Have fun with the family xo and wise advice about waiting for negotiations, bit stormy out there!

  • Diane L

    We are in the thick of it now! I keep thinking of the expression about getting over heavy ground lightly . . . and doing my best to tip toe through the mine fields. :D

  • I’m keeping my head down at the moment waiting until the Cardinal Climax is over as I’m sure the landscape of my life will have changed by mid August.

    I like your description of Saturn in Libra making every move measured and structured which is what I’m doing with the new business. Can’t rush anyway ‘cos 2 people I need to see are away til next month.

    Enjoy having your family to stay. We’re awaiting the passing of one of my grandmothers, aged 96, who has got a perforated ulcer. They’re making her comfortable rather than intervening. It’s making my Dad a bit nervous as he takes over as “clan chief” of 66 of us. I’ve suggested that he does his best Marlon Brando impression of the Godfather, dyes his hair black, smokes cigars and drinks lots of italian red wine. The last bit raised a smile at least :-)

    • Diane L

      Hey Rossa!

      I’m keeping my head down at the moment waiting until the Cardinal Climax is over as I’m sure the landscape of my life will have changed by mid August.

      Sounds like a good plan to me! The belligerence and contentiousness just about every where one turns right now is very off putting.

      My dad’s mom was 96 when she passed. She was a life long Christian Scientist and was rarely ill her whole life. She also had an amazing ability to pass her stress on to others . . . my dad does the same and is also quite healthy. :P

      My feeling is those who get in a big rush now (Jup-Uranus in Aries) will be those who experience the most extreme frustration (blocked by Saturn & Pluto).

      diane~

  • nicalyse

    You know, I’ve never understood being mean to strangers online. I can understand saying nasty things to people in person – even if they don’t necessarily deserve it – but why someone would do it on the internet just blows my mind. And besides, isn’t the most satisfying part of being awful to someone the look on his or her face?

    That makes me sound like a rather horrible person. :P

    I tend to be less sensitive to the Moon, but this particular Full Moon sounds like a doozy. I’ll certainly be paying attention!

    • Diane L

      Hey Nic!

      You know, I’ve never understood being mean to strangers online. I can understand saying nasty things to people in person – even if they don’t necessarily deserve it – but why someone would do it on the internet just blows my mind.

      I don’t get this either but man oh man, it sure happens frequently. Strikes me as very passive-aggressive behavior, hiding behind the distance and anonymity of the internet. Bullying from a safe distance . . .

      And besides, isn’t the most satisfying part of being awful to someone the look on his or her face?

      ROFL!!! :D You are such an Aries!!

      diane~

  • Pass/agg and extremely narcissistic! It would be a hoot to check out cowardly fiends and their natal Narcissist ;)

  • bleh Narcissus even lol no excuses, I was caffeined at the time!

  • nicalyse

    I AM such an Aries! I have to admit, I have a bit of a mean streak, but it’s mitigated by, I think, Mercury in Pisces. I’m incredibly ambivalent, attempt to be diplomatic, and can take quite a lot of nonsense before I blow. But when I do, I tend towards super-cutting remarks (going for the jugular, if you will) and occasional passive-aggression. But I really fight that one because it irritates me senseless, even when I’m the one doing it.

    Perhaps the Full Moon will attempt to set that off. :P

  • Deb

    I’ve given the ‘online bullying’ thing some thought, and have come to realize that if I am crossed online, I make sure it doesn’t happen again. At least not on my site. I consider it psychological warfare and nip it in the bud pretty effortlessly. The end.

    In real life, only once did someone– outside of my family– have the balls to face me and tell me that I was an embarrassment to her as a friend because of the way I dressed (we weren’t wealthy– I was a tomboy who wore her brother’s cast-offs), and that happened in the fifth grade. That gal was too much of a precious princess for me to deal with at the time. I mean, with our sizes in mind, I could have snapped her like a twig, but I decided to let that incident go.

    Honestly, so long as a hand isn’t placed on me, I won’t take a person seriously enough to let my temper truly rip upon him/her. I’ve been described as one with “the face of an angel, and the temper of a lion”. Couldn’t be more right. I’m all love inside. And my temper is volcanic, but I own it.

    Have an amazing time with your family! I am doing the same here with my little family of three :).