Big Moon blessings, dear ones!
La Luna’s exact fullness happens this morning (August 18th) at 2:27 am PDT. Tonight and tomorrow night are perfect for ritual and reflection. Full Moon energy is opulent, and the positions of the rest of our neighboring planets becomes highlighted when we reach this point in the lunar cycle – for now begins the harvest.
The Sun in Leo with La Luna ripe in Aquarius makes for some interesting dynamics within astrology. I like to tune in and get quiet ESPECIALLY at the New Moon and the Full Moon. I’ve noticed that I’m often socializing more at the waxing and waning quarter Moons, when Luna is squaring the Sun. Maybe that’s just me, but I encourage you to tune in with this Full Moon and see for yourself what the planets are telling you.
Full Moon in Aquarius is creative, quirky and rebellious. Aquarius is the energy-bearer and the revolutionary. He facilitates transformation. However, he is also a fixed sign (along with Taurus, Leo and Scorpio). His determination and vision is kind of like the gold-medal athlete, if you will – because he is fully committed to the universal collective. Aquarius is quite ego-less, in his essential nature.
The modern ruler of Aquarius is Uranus, the planet of liberation, awakening and higher mind. The energy of Uranus is constantly helping us dismantle that which no longer serves in order to pave the way for a new paradigm, which is being revealed as we enter the Aquarian Age. (Uranus is currently retrograde in Aries – he goes direct on 12/29/16 at 20 degrees Aries. The specific energies of the outer planets are particularly helpful in looking at the world stage, as they are in each sign for a very long time, revealing larger mass influence)
The traditional ruler of Aquarius, however, is Saturn – also known as “the disciplinarian.” Saturn provides structure and containment, rules and regulations, boundaries and limitations. He is as practical as he is authoritarian. He also provides real, tangible support. (Saturn is in Sagittarius, and Mars is preparing to meet him for their conjunction on 8/24/16 – my last new moon post goes in depth about their arrangement in the skies: New Moon in Leo and the Dance of Saturn and Mars )
The Aquarian Full Moon lies opposite the Leo Sun, each at 26 degrees in their respective signs. While the inner (Moon) voice is telling us to create change for the good of all beings, the expressive (Sun) voice is saying shine on, shine on, shine on! Share your gifts! Tap into your talents and let them be seen.
The Venus/Jupiter conjunction is coming up on August 27th, while Luna is in her Crone phase. Venus will meet Jupiter in 27 degrees Virgo at 3:30 pm PDT on that day. Venus is debilitated in Virgo, but she is exalted by Jupiter all the same. No other planet can showcase the beauty of Venus like Jupiter can. You can catch both Venus and Jupiter setting in the Western horizon shortly after 9 pm PDT.
Venus and Jupiter have a beautiful affair in which they dance together roughly every 13 months, so they kind of loop over the signs. They met up last summer on 8/4/15 at 22 degrees Leo, and after this conjunction they won’t meet again until 11/13/17 when Venus graces over Jupiter in 7 degrees Scorpio.
Venus remains in practical Virgo until August 29th, two days after her conjunction with the benevolent and expansive Jupiter. On that day, Venus will drop into the gracious sign of Libra, her domicile. Venus rules Libra and Taurus, but she is exalted in Pisces (who is ruled by Jupiter and Neptune).
Another thing to pay attention to is that between 8/12/16-8/25/16, Jupiter, Mercury and Venus in Virgo (and in that order) will take turns opposing Chiron (the wounded-warrior) in Pisces. Chiron in our natal chart represents the wound that never heals. The house and sign he dwells in will give you important information regarding the areas in life to focus on your own healing. By discovering the places within us that need extra care, we are also discovering priceless keys to compassion toward others.
Virgo is no-nonsense, earthy practicality and meticulous intellect. Her focus is health, wellness and daily routines. Let Venus in Virgo and her expanded influence under Jupiter guide you in organizing your self-care right now. If you can, locate where Virgo is in your natal chart to understand her influence upon your life. This will expand your awareness of the upcoming Venus/Jupiter conjunction and make it applicable to your life!
As always, many blessings, with this Moon and always.
Life is short and so very precious, let us not waste the time we have been given here.
~ Misfit Mystic
This month’s beautiful Full Moon image was provided by the talented Michael Ludwig, who can be found at http://www.5edges.wordpress.com
Image capture: 8:57 pm PDT 8/17/16
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