On Thursday, August 15th (5:29am PDT and 8:29am EDT) the Full Moon glows in the rebellious and radical sign of Aquarius. The sign that moves to the beat of her own drum, thrives when she creates her own path, and is used to being called weird. She’s different, she’s quirky, she prefers to color outside the lines, and she’s all about the freedom she needs to be her most authentic self. Oh, and I should mention that she carries the archetype of the genius, too. Some might think she’s odd, but here’s the thing: she’s supposed to be. And while society or friends or family might try to cage her, if she conforms to a predictable life that pleases what everyone else wants for her, there’s a good chance, she’ll lose her soul in the process. Eeek. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.
So what does this mean for this Full Moon?
Let’s just say there’s an emphasis on our individuality. You might feel a strong pull to break free from anything that ties you to who you think, or maybe it’s who others think, you “should” be. Maybe ask yourself: Who would I be if there wasn’t a “should be” attached to any of my actions? Who would I find if I chiseled away all the other parts that didn’t mirror my deepest inner truth? What stops me from living my life more freely? Who do I cast as the audience while I play out the different scenes to my life?
Now that Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius, turned retrograde, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the areas in your life where you’ve become too attached to an idea, or a belief, or possibly on how your level of comfort constructs your world. Of course there’s nothing wrong with feeling safe and secure, but the deeper question to look into is what is your safety costing you? If you feel unsure, take a moment and think about the stories that govern your life. You know, those stories that keep you in line with your comforts and all the scripts you live by. Unpack those and see if there’s something that wants to break you free from that familiar pattern.
Since we all have stories, the best thing we can do is to become clear about the one’s we’re living. Maybe ask yourself: What are the beliefs and truths that help me construct the walls of my life? Or what would happen if I released myself into a new way of seeing? Hint: if you have a hard time seeing the walls of your playground, simply look to the excuses you use when it comes time to make changes or to do something different. Our excuses are often clues to how we want to keep things the same.
The good news is that this Aquarius energy helps us color outside the lines and think outside of the box. Since we have the Sun, Venus, Mercury, and Venus all in the sign of Leo, this is the perfect time to create a new script. Have fun with it: Dream. Play. Write. Create. And be bold with your actions. Let your most authentic self shine as brightly and as colorfully as you would like and don’t be afraid if this means that you will stand out. Remember this isn’t about approval from others, but about living your truth without inhibition.
I do want to emphasize that Venus, the planet associated with love, attraction, values, pleasure, and connection, is opposing this Full Moon and with Uranus and Mercury being in some tension with one another, it’s certainly possible that feelings of loneliness might try to creep into your field. There’s also the possibility that you’ll feel misunderstood by some of your closest friends and if that happens try your best to not take anything too personally. Yes, I know this is often much easier said than done, but if you can practice seeing other’s opinions of you as a story about who they are and not necessarily about who you are, then it often lessens the sting. It also frees you from his or her playground and allows you to play more freely in your own. It certainly won’t hurt if you to pay extra attention to your significant relationships and if friction arises, see if you can take a step back and unravel what caused your disconnect without overreacting.
Lastly, I’ll add that since the Sun and Venus are cozied up rather closely, you might find yourself more drawn to social interactions than usual or maybe a project appears to you out of the blue or maybe you’ll feel inspired to create something new or maybe others will feel attracted to your talents and want to collaborate with you on a new assignment. So many possibilities in front of you and so many stories to create. Just make sure you like the story you’re living, and if not, feel free to write a new one.
While we all might feel pulled to express our individuality, we will all experience this lunar energy differently depending on where Aquarius is located in your chart or if you have a natal planet associated with it. If you would like a more personalized reading, I’d love to set up a session with you.
[*Note* The ABOVE contains a personification of the sign Aquarius. The sign is not gendered and the SHE could just as easily be used as HE.]