Talk about a wake-up call! This second Full Moon at 28° 11′ Aquarius on 20 August 2013, 06:45 PM PDT is a loud one! Change is in the air and even those of us who actively resist it need to come to terms with the necessity to make some serious adjustments in attitude.
Aquarius asks us to expand our concept of family and embrace the notion we are first and foremost citizens of the world. It supports all sorts of humanitarian causes and promotes the need to preserve and protect the environment. The internet acts as the nervous system linking people to one another almost instantaneously, or so it seems. It seems like having a second Full Moon in Aquarius comes as a reminder about all of these things and more.
The brilliant Leo Sun conjoins both Ceres and Mercury. Those celebrities who use their moment in the spotlight to promote worthy causes and draw attention to people in need are an example of this warm, caring stellium. Ceres in Leo nurtures others by encouraging them to find their inner child and celebrate their creativity. Mercury is there to spread the word far and wide. Leo’s knack for dramatic presentation ensures everyone will pay attention to what they have to share.
Even though this is the first lunation in several months with equal numbers of planets in fire and air as there are in earth and water, there is little ease in this chart. Lovely Venus has reached her home in airy Libra but she is hemmed about by Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces. Mars in Cancer is snipping at the luminaries and Jupiter in Cancer is exactly square Uranus in Aries whilst still in opposition to Pluto in Capricorn. In other words there is little real peace to be found . . . unfortunately.
If you’re looking for love and romance, I’d suggest waiting until the end of August when Venus in Libra will finally reach the end of the outer planet obstacle course and Mars will be in Leo. Between Neptune’s ability to deceive and Saturn’s hard truths, poor Venus doesn’t stand a chance on this Full Moon.
Mars in Cancer is semi-sextile the Leo stellium and inconjunct the Aquarius Moon and acts as an irritant to both. A possible manifestation is the inability to get comfortable. As a result we may find ourselves initiating changes to relieve the discomfort and given Mars is in family oriented Cancer, these changes may be family related. We might also become aware of deep seated differences in opinion with our extended family members and because there is little chance of resolving those, we may have to resort to agreeing to disagree.
Speaking of changes, Jupiter in Cancer squaring Uranus in Aries is bound to launch more than a few. We are fully in the active phase and as annoying as this aspect can be, it will probably help clear any lingering stagnation left from the complacent Jupiter-Pluto opposition a couple of weeks ago. I would caution about taking on too much under this influence. Jupiter rarely recognizes limitations and this will be exacerbated by Uranus. Sometimes a firm ‘no’ can be a very good thing!
The only benign influence still at work is the fading trine between Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces. This wonderful trine has been quietly working in the background since late last Autumn, promoting applied compassion. It will be missed.
Now that we have been jarred awake, it is time to look around our lives with fresh eyes. Between now and the New Moon in precise Virgo on September 5, we have an opportunity to evaluate where we are and where we wish to go next. Choose what to throw out and what to keep with great care and lots of love.
On a personal note: Major mixed bag for me . . . the Aquarius Moon is trine my Libra Sun whilst Mars in Cancer is making a waxing square to it (Mars will enter Leo on August 27). Great if I need to stand up for myself I guess. Mars-Sun squares can be over-stimulating and therefore exhausting. Jupiter moving to square my Libra is not going to help much with that either.
Saturn in Scorpio is in the midst of its final pass over my natal Jupiter and I’m very curious to see what happens once this one is history. Of course, given my Jupiter is in the twelfth any positive results may be invisible to anyone but me. *grin*