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Your Full Moon in Aquarius Horoscope & Reflection, According To Your Zodiac Sign
Eclipse season did not come to play, but neither will August. The month kicks off at lightning speed which BTW, when I say “lightning,” I mean it in every sense of the word. A full moon in galactic Aquarius (just three days into the month) will be nothing short of interesting but before we dissect the effects of this Uranian lunation, let’s talk about the Leo-Aquarius axis as it is currently being activated. For those of you wondering, Leo and Aquarius sit directly opposite one another in the zodiac wheel, and while both of these signs correspond to the fixed modality — meaning, their role is to secure and stabilize what was initiated via the cardinal signs — they’re still polar opposites. This polarity, however, can be quite paradoxical, especially since polar opposite signs are capable of creating a perfect balance. What I mean is, though these two signs sound a lot like frenemies, they each bring what the other lacks.
If this doesn’t sound familiar, I’ll remind you: The sun sits directly opposite the moon whenever the moon reaches her peak of fullness; hence the full moon phase is also a call for balance. More importantly, the Leo-Aquarius axis governs the heart (Leo) and the mind (Aquarius). It serves as a reminder that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. For instance, Leo is a unique expression of the self; Aquarius is the entire ensemble. Leo is the individual; Aquarius is the community. One cannot exist without the other. This is all important to consider, especially with the Sun traveling through its sign of rulership Leo. The Sun is not only the center of the universe, but also our greatest source of energy. It is symbolic of our soul purpose and divine expression. With that being said, the essence of Leo-Aquarius focuses on the light and love we’re capable of sharing with the masses.
How can you cultivate your individual expression as a way to make the world a better place? There is a powerful synergy between both of these zodiac archetypes, and they’re getting ready for lift-off as we speak. One more thing to remember: Leo wants acknowledgment, passion, and creative expression; Aquarius seeks freedom, innovation, and social justice. Happening on Monday, Aug. 3 at exactly 11:59 a.m. EST, this year’s full moon in Aquarius will be equally chaotic as it is revolutionary. Governed by eccentric Uranus – the planet of chaos, technology, and rebellion — Aquarius highlights your individual freedom and unique sense of belonging in the world. So anything related to innovation, progression, and social movements falls into the category of this fixed air sign. Change-maker Uranus has been transiting through Taurus since March 2019, revolutionizing your idea of normal while challenging your sense of security, and your value systems.
The “Great Awakener” planet will not only play a pivotal role in this lunation as Aquarius' planetary ruler, but it'll also serve as a focal point in a challenging T-Square between the sun and the moon. Given that a full moon sheds light on whatever needs acknowledging and readjusting, this lunation will shed light on everything that's happening in the world as we know it. Sounds vague considering the magnitude of the current events, but since Aquarius is symbolic of the people, this full moon will mainly focus on the way communities are connecting with one another. Warrior-like Mars will also form a harsh square with Jupiter-Pluto retrograde in Capricorn, and this will likely challenge people's faith, optimism, and will. Meanwhile, Mercury, the planet of communication and thought process, will oppose structured Saturn, which could also create tension between the information currently being addressed versus that which hasn't yet been revealed.
Read your full moon horoscope and reflection below:
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Lean on your tribe and look towards the future, Aries. A revolutionary full moon in Aquarius will beam through your collaborative 11th house of teams, visions, friendship groups, and sense of belonging in the world, and a lunar cycle that began on January 24 will officially come to a close. Electric and swirling with chaos, Uranus could suddenly shake up your comfort zone, financial freedom, and value system, amidst your desire to experiment, network, and expand your higher mind. You’re growing and evolving; don’t be discouraged by these unexpected hiccups. Why not celebrate your wins instead? No use in dwelling when you’re in the middle of a revolution. Reflection: How have you evolved mentally, socially, and virtually in the last six months? How can you continue to free your mind while staying inspired?
You’re a force to be reckoned with, Taurus. A free-spirited full moon in Aquarius will adorn the night and activate your career-driven tenth house of prestige, authority, and public persona, as it completes a moon cycle that kicked off at the beginning of this year. Eccentric and slightly rambunctious, this lunation could bring something in your professional life to fruition but with change-maker, Uranus disrupting the peace, your individuality, freedom, and personal identity may experience tension in the process. Whether it be personal or professional, you’re surprising the world with your rebellious ways and breaking free from an outdated image. Reflection: Are you comfortable expressing your individual freedom? How can you become a pioneer in your professional field?
You’re about to celebrate something that tugs on the strings of your electric heart, Gemini. This year’s full moon in Aquarius will ignite your lucky ninth house of faith, expansion, long-distance journeys, and personal philosophy, and a lunar cycle that began on January 24 will officially come to an end. Although, in the midst of kicking off this exciting venture, you could suddenly find yourself at a tumultuous crossroads. Rebellious Uranus will be the focal point of a challenging T-Square between the Sun and the Moon, while shaking up your secretive 12th house of privacy, secret enemies, and all things behind the scenes. This tension will likely be the result of a mutual agreement, or perhaps an energetic exchange that no longer aligns with your freedom as an individual. Reflection: Do you have the freedom to continue expanding your horizons? How can you continue to capitalize on your unique perspective and far-out philosophies?
Reap the harvest without sacrificing your freedom, Cancer. An innovative full moon glimmers through the night sky in the rebellious sign of Aquarius, igniting your erotic eighth house of debt, sex, shared resourced, energetic exchanges, and joint ventures, as your mystical planetary ruler concludes a lunar cycle that began at the beginning of this year. Themes revolving around what you’ve been giving versus getting in return will come up for review, but change-maker Uranus could also disrupt the peace in your eclectic social spheres in the meantime. Though anything Uranian is typically out of your hands, this “chaos” could very likely be the result of limits and boundaries (or the lack thereof) in your one-on-one relationships. Get free. Reflection: How can you maintain a healthy relationship without crossing any boundaries? Can you stand your ground while meeting someone else halfway?
Don’t lose sight of what really matters to you in the long run, Leo. Amidst the sun blazing through your majestic sign, an electric full moon in Aquarius will ignite your committed seventh house of one-on-one partnerships, agreements, and compromise, bringing closure and clarity to your relationship sector. Free-spirited and somewhat chaotic, the effects of this brilliant lunation could easily become stifled by unexpected disruptions — via your career-driven tenth house of authority, public persona, and legacy — all thanks to rebellious Uranus. Working hard or hardly working? Whether it be personal or professional, sort out your priorities and keep both your friends, and enemies close. Reflection: Is your day-to-day lifestyle getting in the way of your personal commitments? Have you been honoring you and your partner’s freedom in the relationship?
You, more than anyone, know there’s always room for improvement, Virgo. A lunar cycle that began at the beginning of this year finally comes to a close, igniting your orderly sixth house of health, due diligence, and acts of service. Eccentric and revolutionary, the full moon’s ruler Uranus could create friction amidst its electric drive-by through your expansive ninth house of luck, knowledge, opportunity, and expansion. And though you’re typically admired for your brilliant productivity levels and general resourcefulness, an inner restlessness combined with your desire to venture into the unknown, could very well dominate the fluidity of your current routines. Have no fear and shift your perspective instead. The cosmos are challenging you to tap into your inner genius. Reflection: How can you alleviate yourself from mundane burdens? When you tap into your sparkling mind, what does your ideal routine look like?
You are a galaxy of creativity, Libra. Everything about your unique authenticity and unpredictable eccentricities will be twinkling with effervescence during this Uranus-ruled full moon but as always, there’s a catch. Amidst celebrating your wins and doing what makes you feel most alive, rebellious Uranus — via your erotic eighth house of sex, transformation, and joint finances — could suddenly shake things up in your intimate unions, whether it be personal and/or professional. And while this energy is here to potentially liberate you and upgrade your soul software, it’s important to reflect on whether or not you’re being mindful of your commitments. The only way to go is up, so make sure you bring the people, places, and things around you for the ride. Otherwise, it’s time to move on. Reflection: How can you integrate your prior commitments into your latest inspirations? Can you keep a promise to yourself and another, simultaneously?
Nourish yourself from the inside out, Scorpio. This year’s full moon in electric Aquarius will revolutionize your domestic fourth house of home, family, sense of stability, and inner experiences, as it completes a moon cycle that kicked off at the beginning of this year. In addition to being an opportunity to liberate your mind, body, and soul, this Uranus-ruled moon will bestow you with enough time and space to go inward, and heal from the depths of your electric soul. And though you’ve worked hard at creating a professional mission and message, it’s important to reflect on whether or not you’ve been tending to what really matters. You, your loved ones, your vision, and your unique light, are (and should always be) a priority. There are beautiful things waiting for you over the horizon and you’ll likely feel an extraordinary surge of inspo during this time. Take a step back and recharge. Trust me, you’re going to need it. Reflection: Is there something stifling you from experiencing a sense of inner freedom? Have you been second-guessing your inner instincts?
You’re on your way to the top, Sag. Don’t lose momentum now, especially with a brilliant full moon in Aquarius beaming through your intellectually driven third house of communication, immediate exchanges, and problem-solving abilities. An unexpected conclusion stemming from a lunar cycle that began on January 24, this full moon will be challenged by its ruler Uranus via your orderly sixth house of health, wellness, due diligence, and daily routines. And while you may experience a sense of restlessness and unexplainable chaos, it’s important to use your brilliant mind and evolved outlook to make the most of this celestial climax. Everything is perspective and thanks to taskmaster Saturn, your confidence has skyrocketed in the past couple of months. Again, you’ve worked so hard to get here and now you’re being given the opportunity to learn, expand, and execute. Don’t be afraid to take the adventurous route. Reflection: How have you used your revolutionary mind to make a difference in the world, and in your life? Have you been keeping track of your brilliant flashes of insight?
Your values have always been quite erratic, but that’s what makes you a unique individual, Capricorn. Everything about your finances, possessions, talents, and sense of security will be under the spotlight of this Uranus-ruled full moon but it’s important to think back to the new moon that took place on January 24, as this lunation will conclude an extraordinary lunar cycle. And while its rebellious ruler Uranus dominates a harsh T-Square via your expressive fifth house of acknowledgment, happiness, and unique essence, the universe is suggesting that it’s time you start getting out of your own way. A plethora of colorful insight and galactic wisdom, don’t let this supercharged burst of inspiration challenge your idea of security. Open your heart and mind instead. You are a galaxy of potential and when you look towards the future, you can already see your valuable inventions and genius breakthroughs living vicariously through you. Reflection: What’s holding you back from taking your unique talents and genius insight to the next level? Is your idea of “practical thinking” stifling your endless potential?
This stellar full moon has your name on it, Aquarius. An unexpected conclusion to a lunar cycle that began at the beginning of this year, this Uranian lunation will ignite your sign while sitting in a harsh square with the Sun, and your rebellious planetary ruler. Brilliant and extraordinary yet swirling with chaos, Uranus will likely disrupt the flow of your one-on-one relationships amidst activating your domestic fourth house of home, family, nourishment, and inner experiences. It’s time to move on from something you’ve been putting off for quite some time and chances are, you’ll be given the green light during this full moon. There are still a number of things you’re liberating yourself from, and it’s important that you find a place (within and without) to call home in the process. Reflection: How can you create harmony between your inner and external reality? What can you do to liberate your mind and spirit?
You’re in an ultra light beam, Pisces. An electric full moon in futuristic Aquarius will activate your secretive 12th house of karma, spirituality, sacrifice, privacy, secret enemies, and all things behind the scenes, as a lunar cycle that began in January 2020 finally comes to a close. Eccentric and revolutionary, your desire to retreat, rest, and astral project could suddenly come to a halt thanks to the disruptive effects of unconventional Uranus via your chatty third house of communication, and immediate exchanges. Sometimes you’re not just in the mood to interact with your peers, and that’s totally understandable. However, instead of making unnecessary sacrifices and keeping to yourself, why not use this genius energy to share what’s on your mind? Easy though, as the influence of erratic Uranus could very easily catch your tribe off guard. Bottom line is, you don’t owe anything to anyone but yourself. This is an opportunity for you to liberate your mind and purify your soul, so choose yourself first. Reflection: Why are you making any unconventional sacrifices for the sake of others? How can you cultivate your inner genius for your highest good?
Valerie is an astrologer, writer and third-generation witch. Her favorite things to write about are mysticism and sex; the Moon is her muse. For more of her work and cosmic portfolio, check out valeriemesa.com or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.