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Full Moon in Aquarius August 2022

Our Full Moon is on August 11 at 9:36 pm EDT in this lunar cycle.  A Full Moon in Aquarius at its core deals with themes around groups, brainstorming, new ways of doing things, innovation, and the needs of the group versus the needs of the individual.

Not only do we have a Full Moon this week, but on the same day we have the Sun square Uranus, Mars sextile Neptune, and Venus entering Leo.

With a Full Moon, the Moon and Sun are opposite each other in the sky, creating tension for us to work with. This tension, this fullness, brings things to light. This is a time of celebrating and recognizing your accomplishments (For a breakdown of the entire lunar cycle, go here).

For a Full Moon in Aquarius, the Sun is in Leo, and the Moon is in Aquarius. The Sun in Leo is focused on the self, the ego, and shining in the spotlight as an individual. The Moon in Aquarius reflects the needs of the group, working together and creating and innovating for the whole or good of all. Because the Moon is conjunct Saturn, while square Mars and Uranus, we're wrapped up once again in the story of the old vs. new, the modern vs. conservative, doing things we the way they have always been done vs. being open to change and innovation. This story has come up over and over during the past two years, thanks to the Saturn square Uranus that occurred three times last year. The sign of Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet that governs technology, unexpected events, innovation and invention, and the nervous system. Even though Uranus can be lightning quick, Saturn is sitting next to this Moon, encouraging us to focus on the long-term. Changes we make or strive to make during this time won't happen overnight. We have to be focused on the future and recognize that one day we'll get there.

The influence of Saturn right next to the Moon can indicate that we may be caught up in a scarcity mindset, that our viewpoint could be bleak, depressed, and restricted. We feel like we just can't get what we need. It's a stuck-in-the-mud feeling, no matter how much we rev the wheels and try to take action.

Uranus square this Moon can boost our anxiety, self-doubt, and overall feelings of nervousness or excitement. It may feel hard to sit still -  like our skin is crawling, too tight, or we're about to burst apart. This transit can also make you want to step outside your comfort zone and try something new.

Venus enters Leo in the afternoon today, helping us boldly express our passions and desires and show we care through dramatic displays of affection. We'll feel this ingress through September 4.

Mars sextiles Neptune this evening, making this evening great for a date night. Mars sextile Neptune gives you the energy to act on your desires and dreams, bringing out your passions and helping you be sensitive to the needs of others. You can form deep connections with others during this time.

This Full Moon is a wonderful time to do a ritual around honoring and recognizing your boundaries and celebrating how you separate your needs from the needs of others. Holding boundaries and recognizing your needs is hard work and often something we have to learn ourselves if we didn't have role models showing us how to do this when we were younger.

Some questions to ask yourself on this Full Moon:
  • How sturdy are your boundaries?

  • Do you cave to the group or stand on your own?

  • What structures in your life require innovation?


Full Moon Horoscopes
Below is where you may be feeling this Full Moon highlight something for you. If you do not know your Rising Sign, you can look it up here

Aries & Aries Rising
Your 11th House of Communities is illuminated under the light of this Full Moon, bringing new opportunities your way to connect with friends and your larger community. What gifts can you bring to the table to help others shine their light?

Taurus & Taurus Rising
The spotlight is on your career, achievements, and ambitions now. A goal you've been working on since the New Moon in January is finally coming to fruition. What support do you need to make your dream a reality? Don't forget to let others help you cross the finish line.

Gemini & Gemini Rising
What adventures are calling your name? The horizons are opening up before you and you're ready to explore them. Themes around learning, travel, teaching, or blazing your own trail can all come up for you around this Full Moon.

Cancer & Cancer Rising
You're no stranger to deep emotions, but this Full Moon is really putting the spotlight on your inner world. This could be a time when secrets are revealed or deep wounds you thought you had moved past resurface for another look. Let those feelings flow.

Leo & Leo Rising
Your 7th house of relationships is getting the royal treatment under the rays of this Full Moon. Friendships and partnerships that need more TLC could become more obvious now and you may feel called to make a commitment to help your relationships blossom.

Virgo & Virgo Rising
Are you burning the candle at both ends? This Full Moon is here to tell you to knock it off. Your health and wellness are your priorities now and you're ready to make a plan for the changes you want to see.

Libra & Libra Rising
Ready for your creative muse to come waltzing back into your life? This Full Moon lights up your 5th House of Creativity and you're encouraged to follow your passion wherever it leads you - even to a new relationship!

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising
Home and family are on your mind now. Perhaps you're considering a move or thinking about the folks in your life that you consider family. Look to the foundations first and make sure whatever you're growing has a solid start.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising
Email, text, or carrier pigeon, however you want to get the message out - now is the time. This Full Moon is helping you amplify your voice and carry your words of wisdom far and wide. Remember your words hold power so use them wisely.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising
Illuminating your 2nd House of Values, this Full Moon is a fantastic time to set a budget or take a look at money matters. This could also be a time where a new job offer or career avenue opens up for you.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising
This Full Moon is in your sign, highlighting you and your accomplishments. This is a time to really celebrate you! Whatever you've been working on behind the scenes, now is the time to share it.

Pisces & Pisces Rising
This Full Moon is in your 12th House of Spirituality, which can feel like a deep letting go but also encourages a wonderful connection to your intuition and spirituality. Give yourself time to rest before the Full Moon in your sign in August.

If you’re curious about what this lunar cycle has in store for you, try out the tarot card spread below.

 Full Moon in Aquarius