Moon Musings: How The Full Moon in Aquarius Will Affect Your Zodiac Sign (July 23, 2021)

Moon Musings: How The Full Moon in Aquarius Will Affect Your Zodiac Sign (July 23, 2021)

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Your Full Moon In Aquarius Horoscope & Reflection, According To Your Zodiac Sign

If you believe in the cosmos, then you’re no stranger to the power of divine timing as it is always at play. And though it’s easy to lose track of space and time when life moves at lightning speed, there’s no need to dwell on the fear of missing out. Everything is unfolding the way it was always meant to, so don’t be discouraged by the slow-moving effects of Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, and Chiron retrograde. On the contrary, these retrograde energies are unconsciously preparing you for a journey you were destined to embark on. Now, feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, but this is something you can already feel brewing from within and yet, you somehow can’t put your finger on it. Perhaps Jupiter’s mystical transit through its traditional sign of rulership, Pisces, felt bittersweet given the quick prelude of this euphoric transit, but rest assured, your higher self is being intuitively guided towards a brand new beginning. You can feel it—don’t doubt your intuition. 

Cancer season has officially come to a close; the highs and lows of this moon-ruled season’s waves are slowly starting to settle, which can only mean one thing: The sun is sizzling in its Midsummer glow, compliments of the majestic sign of Leo. Ruled Father Sun—a symbol of the ego, your physical identity, and the sacred masculine—this fixed fire season can be equally festive as it is melodramatic. However, before judging a book by its cover, it's important to reflect on this fixed fire sign’s archetype and celestial ruler. The center of the universe and the greatest source of energy, the sun is symbolic of the ever-glowing light within you; ergo, Leo's essence has everything to do with being your most authentic self, and celebrating your inner child. After all, we all have Leo somewhere in our birth chart and believe it or not, this is where we shine the brightest. There's nothing Leo loves more than being the center of attention, but now you know why.

Now that we’ve gotten more acquainted with Father Sun and Mother Moon, let’s talk about the upcoming full moon, as it will illuminate Leo’s polar opposite sign, Aquarius. As you know, when Luna reaches her peak of fullness, she sits directly opposite the sun. This, in turn, symbolizes the divine feminine and sacred masculine coming face-to-face to create harmony, especially when in regards to our conscious and unconscious mind. Whether you look at this collectively and/or individually, this lunar phase challenges us to cultivate balance between our internal and external reality. Just to give you some context on what you can reflect on during this time: Do your external surroundings fulfill you at an emotional level? Do you feel comfortable expressing your emotional truth amidst circumstances happening all around you? It’s a delicate balance we learn to create with time but, by that same token, it’s important to consider the zodiac signs and astrological houses you’re working with during the full moon phase. Let your intuition be your guide.

Having said that, a revolutionary full moon will glimmer through the night sky on Friday, July 23 at exactly 10:37 p.m. EST, via 1 degree of Aquarius. Sitting directly opposite the sun in Leo—a symbol of your self expression and inner child—the essence of Aquarius speaks to our collective consciousness, social awareness, and sense of belonging in the world. This lunation is here to illuminate something that’s been hidden from your conscious mind, especially when it comes to your divine mission on the planet. Touching the same degree as Jupiter and Saturn’s Great Conjunction in Aquarius, the energy of this lunation is bringing forth the same momentum we experienced during this one-of-a-kind transit back in December 2020. Keep in mind, the reunion between the largest planet in the solar system (Jupiter) and the ringed gas giant (Saturn) doesn’t happen very often. The beginning of a new era in our lives, we’re being given the opportunity to embrace our unique vibration and a higher state of consciousness.

Something else that’s interesting about this is, the energy of this lunation could feel almost surreal. Zap! Similar to the feeling of an electric shock, there is something erratic and high strung about this revolutionary full moon, and what it’s destined to bring. On the dark side, feelings of restlessness and general nervousness are likely during this time, but only if we’re reluctant to change. Moreover, the futuristic essence of this lunation is here to shed light on the visions we’ve been manifesting, in order to bring focus to the parts of us that need to fall away before we can fully embrace the revolution that’s been taking place. Now, another way to look at the Leo-Aquarius axis is, Leo is “personal” and Aquarius is “universal.” In other words, if you want to live a life where you can fully express your most authentic self (Leo), chances are you have to rebel (Aquarius) against social conditioning, and outdated paradigms. No big deal, right? It’s easier said than done.

Remember, Aquarius is eccentric, rebellious, innovative, and extraordinary. In the eyes of the fixed air sign, being well-received by others interferes with our divine mission on this planet; hence our unique individuality and one-of-a-kind insight holds the key to a better tomorrow. Do you trust your lightning-like visions? Keep in mind, there will be a series of interesting aspects occurring during this lunation. For instance, Mercury in Cancer will begin to approach its opposition to Pluto in Capricorn, challenging us to create balance between our emotional perception vs. the intense transformation we’re currently experiencing. Warning: This could trigger misunderstandings and disagreements, so tread lightly. Jupiter Retrograde in Pisces will also sit directly across Venus in Virgo, before shifting back into Aquarius on July 28. This tricky opposition will not only challenge our relationships and value systems, but also our faith. On that note, it’s important to use our discernment and reflect on our values, especially if they haven’t been aligning with your future visions.

Read below your full moon in Aquarius horoscope & reflection, according to your zodiac sign:

You’ve never had a problem with the thought of standing out in a crowd, Aries. On the contrary, there’s nothing you love more than causing a little bit of chaos. Things, of course, change when you have the wounded healer, Chiron, retrograding through your sign. It’s not that you’re reluctant to the thought of exploring your horizons, you’re simply in the process of going inward and reflecting on past wounds that may resurface during this time. Meanwhile, a rebellious full moon in Aquarius will illuminate your socially-conscious eleventh house of teams, tribes, friendships, and extended network, bringing closure and clarity to themes surrounding your individual freedom and sense of belonging in the world. And as if this weren’t enough reason to rebel against toxic cliques and aspirations, Saturn Rx will simultaneously sextile Chiron in the process. Needless to say, this could be incredibly healing from you, but it will require some work from your end. Think back to the new moon in Aquarius on Feb. 11 and reflect on the following: What part of your social life is no longer resonating with you at a soul level? Are your actions aligned with this new version of you?

It’s time to break free, Taurus. The full moon in Aquarius will illuminate your public tenth house of ambition, career, legacy, reputation, and destiny in the world, putting the spotlight on you and in more ways than you’re probably comfortable with, to be completely honest. And though you’re no stranger to the chaos—especially with Aquarius’ modern ruler transiting through your sign for the past year or so—it’s not everyday your planetary ruler, Venus, makes an opposition to Jupiter retrograde via your socially conscious eleventh house of hopes, wishes, dreams, and individual freedom. Can’t catch a break? Perhaps it’s that your core values and romantic desires aren’t the most “conventional,” at the moment. And with Chrion retrograding through your twelfth house of closure, release, and surrender, chances are you’ve been struggling with the thought of hanging on for dear life vs. letting it all fall down. People in your life may or may not be on board with your decisions, and that’s on them. Think back to the new moon in Aquarius on Feb. 11 and reflect on the following: Is your modus operandi aligned with your future ideals? Are you holding yourself accountable?

There’s nothing wrong with going against the grain, Gemini. In fact, Aquarius governs your expansive ninth house of belief systems and higher learning so it’s safe to say, you know a thing or two about playing devil’s advocate. That being said, the full moon in Aquarius will activate this area of your birth chart and, in turn, bring clarity to themes surrounding your levels of education, travel planets, worldly pursuits, and higher learning. Keep in mind, your curious planetary ruler, Mercury, will be in harmony with Neptune retrograde via your ambitious tenth house of career, legacy, and reputation in the world, reminding you to dream big and trust the process, despite the overall uncertainty of the logistics. What’s next on your bucket list? Mercury is almost exactly opposite of Pluto retrograde, and this is challenging you to reflect and revisit the value of your investments, whether it be professionally and/or romantically. Are your current commitments stifling you from using your authentic voice? Think back to the new moon in Aquarius on Feb. 11 and reflect on the following: How have your visions and goals redirected themselves? Are you willing to make your dreams a priority?

Cancer, are you committed to someone or something that’s been stifling your freedom? Aquarius does govern your eighth house of intimate unions, shared resources, and spiritual relations, which means the full moon will shake up this specific area of your birth chart. Keep in mind, the eighth house speaks to both the physical and spirit realm, so take a moment to reflect on your energetic exchanges as well. Whether it be personally, professionally, and/or romantically, this full moon will shed light on themes surrounding other people’s money, especially those investing their time and energy in you. Although, with Saturn retrograde in this area of your chart making a sextile to Chiron retrograde via your tenth house of career, chances are your full moon moment will revolve around inheritances, occupational matters, and areas where you feel like you’ve been lacking a sense of authority. Think back to the new moon in Aquarius on Feb. 11 and reflect on the following, Cancer: Is a collaboration or commitment stifling your freedom? Have you been resisting an attachment?

Does your ability to compromise depend on whether or not you’re able to be your most authentic self, Leo? Have you been committing to something that robs you of your power, or stifles your freedom? Mother Moon will touch down on your committed seventh house of agreements, compromise, significant others, and one-on-one connections, highlighting themes surrounding your partnerships, and the ability to meet someone halfway. And though you’re ruled by the sun—not mentioning the effects of sizzling Mars on your side—this isn’t a time to be self-centered. On the contrary, this is an opportunity for you to tap into your energetic polarity along with the opposing side of your astrological axis. Keep in mind, a tricky opposition between Venus via your stability-seeking second house of values, and Jupiter via your intimate eighth house of give and take, creates friction between the comfort you seek vs. having faith in the unknown. After all, trusting in a higher power isn’t always the easiest task, especially when it pertains to a commitment in your life. In the meantime, Think back to the new moon in Aquarius on Feb. 11 and reflect on the following, Leo: Have you been giving your loved ones room to be unapologetically themselves? Are your partnerships supportive of your goals and ventures?

Are you ready to revolutionize your day-to-day routine, Virgo? If your answer is “yes,” you’re in luck but as always, you’re going to have to work for it. In the meantime, a full moon in the freedom-loving sign of Aquarius will bring closure and clarity to your responsible sixth house of health, daily rituals, due diligence, and work routines, especially those stifling your individuality and personal freedom. For some of you, this could have something to do with a relationship you’ve been contemplating, thanks to logistics that may seem impossible to materialize. Venus is, after all, dazzling your sign for the next couple of weeks, but she will face off with Jupiter via your committed seventh house of one-on-one connections throughout this lunation. With this in mind, it’s important to reflect on the parts of your day-to-day life that have been robbing you of your autonomy. Finding balance between your conscious and unconscious needs, along with the rest you need to get through the day is key. Responsible rebellion is always suggested. For reference, think back to the new moon in Aquarius on Feb. 11 and reflect on the following: What needs to fall away in order for you to step into your power? Are you imprisoned by your daily lifestyle?

Whether it be the true love you’ve been seeking, or the talents you’ve been cultivating, staying true to your authenticity is everything, Libra. And though you’re notorious for having an almost insatiable desire for compromise and keeping the peace in every situation, this is precisely where your rebel heart shines the brightest. Although, who are we kidding? This has nothing on your sparkling personality and revolutionary aesthetic, but it all stems from the same place: your unique essence. Having said that, the full moon in Aquarius will ignite your expressive fifth house of passion, musings, and romance, bringing closure and clarity to themes surrounding everything from your inner creatrix, to your desire for acknowledgement. Moreover, a tricky opposition between your planetary ruler, Venus, via your secretive twelfth house of closure, and Jupiter via your responsible sixth house of daily rituals, creates friction between the desire for rest and solitude vs. the opportunities being presented to you at the moment. Are you holding back, or simply getting some shut-eye? Think back to the new moon in Aquarius on Feb. 11 and reflect on the following: How can you continue experimenting on your unique talents and abilities? Are you afraid of owning your unconventional delights?

You’ve always been the “black sheep” of the family, and you wouldn’t have it any other way, Scorpio. In fact, your innate ability to retreat, isolate, and effortlessly stand out in a crowd has everything to do with the essence of eccentric Aquarius. Speaking of, a full moon in the same sign will touch down on your domestic fourth house of home, family, emotional foundations, and innermost feelings, bringing closure and clarity to themes surrounding your soul’s truth. Granted, the opposition taking place between Mercury via your expansive ninth house of adventure, and your powerhouse ruler, Pluto, via your third house of communication and perspective, could trigger a series of possible outcomes, starting with an opportunity to relocate and/or reconsider your options when it comes to career matters. Mercury will also be in harmony with mystical Neptune via your creatrix fifth house of passion and romance, but it’s up to you to decide whether or not you’ll be taking the unconventional route, so to speak. Your truth is the only validation you need. Think back to the new moon in Aquarius on Feb. 11 and reflect on the following: Are you being true to your core eccentricities? Have you found your soul family?

It’s about time you start tapping into your inner genius, Sagittarius. How can you use your voice as a contribution to the masses? A sparkling full moon in Aquarius will glimmer through your chatty third house of communication, thought process, and local community, bringing closure and clarity to themes surrounding your social collaborations and unconventional curiosities. And just when you thought you’d finally made a decision, a tricky opposition between Venus in your ambitious tenth house of career, and your planetary ruler, Jupiter, could trigger everything from a separation in your personal and/or professional life, to a general misunderstanding when in regards to your value systems. And amidst Saturn’s retrograde journey through your chatty third house, it will sextile the wounded healer, Chiron, via your passionate fifth house of love, creative musings, and self-expression. Rebellious conversations where you unapologetically speak up for what you desire are likely, so don’t be afraid of causing a bit of commotion if necessary. Where’s your will to be weird? Think back to the new moon in Aquarius on Feb. 11 and reflect on the following: How can you experiment with your genius? Have you been honest about your desire for freedom?

It’s time to capitalize on your celestial talents, Capricorn. It’s no wonder you’re the “boss” of the zodiac. Although, truth be told, Saturn and Uranus govern your financially savvy second house of comfort, money, possessions, and sense of stability, as it belongs to none other than electric Aquarius. And though your investments may seem unconventional at times, the abundance you’re capable of obtaining is pretty much out of this world. (Read that again.) Speaking of your galaxy dreams, a full moon in Aquarius will touch down on this area of your chart, bringing closure, clarity, and climax, and in more ways than one. For instance, a sextile between your planetary ruler, Saturn, and the wounded healer, Chiron, continues to encourage you to invest in your peculiar talents and eureka moments, even if the thought of these experiments made you feel insecure once upon a time. You’re here to make a difference, and while Mercury opposes transformative Pluto retrograde in your sign, you’re also gaining a significant amount of insight in the process. What partnerships are no longer worthy of your investment? Think back to the new moon in Aquarius on Feb. 11 and reflect on the following: Are you aware of your extraordinary talents? How can you honor these radical parts of you?

Dance under the moonlight because you’re wild at heart, Aquarius. A brilliant and shocking full moon will glimmer through your sign, beaming with sparkling eccentricity and peculiar pride. You are the revolution, but it’s up to you to fully own this part of you. For the record, this lunation will touch down on the same degree as the Great Conjunction that took place early in the year, so keep this in mind. And though this won’t be the last full moon with your name on it—considering the upcoming full moon in Aquarius happening on Aug. 22—this lunation is presenting you with the opportunity to reflect on your identity, sense of self, and individual freedom. Saturn is also retrograde in your sign, but it will form a healing sextile to Chiron retrograde via your curious third house of communication, thought process, and local community. In other words, this harmonious synergy is encouraging you to speak your truth, despite how rebellious and unorthodox. Your ideas, visions, and unique perspective are your superpower, and all you need to do is be yourself. Think back to the new moon in Aquarius on Feb. 11 and reflect on the following: Are your partnerships liberating or suffocating? Do you have enough room to be unapologetically yourself?

Let go, let God, and trust in the power of divine timing, Pisces. The magic of the cosmos already lives within you, and it’s no wonder a Uranus-ruled sign rules your twelfth house of closure, dreams, karma, and all things behind the scenes. Your foresight is shocking and strange for those who don’t believe but the truth is, you’re a vibrant starseed. A full moon in stellar Aquarius will illuminate this area of your chart, highlighting everything from the people, places, and things that have been stifling your spiritual freedom, to the secrets of the universe you’ve kept locked away in your heart. Share the wealth, will ya? An opposition between harmony-seeking Venus in your committed seventh house of significant others, and your traditional planetary ruler, Jupiter, creates friction between your innate desire to of service to others vs. the divine duties that are being bestowed to you from your higher self. Where have you settled for mediocre and second best? Saturn retrograde’s sextile to the wounded healer, Chiron, via your second house of values reminds you to own up to your self-worth, and cultivate your hidden gems. Think back to the new moon in Aquarius on Feb. 11 and reflect on the following: Have you been living your truth or submitting to someone else’s expectations? Are you living your truth?

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 or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.

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