It appears we have a very interesting Full Moon coming up next week at 25° 53′ Aquarius on 18 August 2016, 02:27 AM PDT with Uranus in Aries dancing joyfully with the luminaries. Whenever fire has even the smallest amount of air feeding it, in this case the Aquarius Moon, it rapidly grows and with Uranus in Aries, Aquarius’s ruler, being the main recipient of the oxygen things may spiral out of hand in short order. One thing this Full Moon won’t be is boring!
The main source of conflict is a Yod with Mercury conjunct Jupiter in Virgo at the apex and the Aquarius Moon sextile Uranus in Aries as the base. Mercury-Jupiter aspects usually equate to big ideas and glorious expectations. However this conjunction is in Virgo who focuses on all the little things, and what we may end up with is mountains of what Virgo considers important details. This is the sort of thing that can create bureaucratic nightmares. Aquarius seldom bothers with the fine print because it is concerned with the big picture and prefers to leave the picky paperwork to others. Uranus in Aries won’t be much help either, having no interest at all is anything that keeps it from doing what it wants. The key to handling this is patience and persistence along with a sense of humor because shouting at minions often creates more problems along with passive resistance.
Mars in Sagittarius is closing in on Saturn in Sagittarius though their conjunction won’t be exact until August 24 at 9° Sagittarius. I’m guessing Mars is already feeling Saturn telling him to slow down and pace himself, something Mars in fiery Sagittarius is NOT going to be happy about. However if you need to make a sustained effort there is nothing like Mars conjunct Saturn to make that possible. The source of difficulty for these two is the square to Neptune in Pisces. Neptune’s ability to dissolve boundaries and drain energy is also at work here. If you have personal planets or Ascendant from 8° to 10° in the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces), you may find yourself working very hard but not feeling like you are making any progress . . . yes, loads of fun.
Lovely Venus in Virgo has left the Saturn-Neptune square behind and is being rewarded with a trine to subtle, powerful Pluto in Capricorn. Her natural, unaffected beauty is deepened through this connection. Venus-Pluto aspects have a way of drawing attention without any visible effort, much like Venus in Scorpio does so well. This is a great aspect for attracting wealth as well as love, and if you need real property or jewelry appraised, there is no better time to have it done. Venus in the earth signs has great instincts when it comes to value and nobody hides anything from Pluto in Capricorn.
We can all find something to celebrate on this Aquarius Full Moon, especially if we’re willing to be open minded and appreciate diversity. Where we choose to focus our attention is very important on this lunation because the potential to end up fighting over petty details is high. Instead pursue creative projects and take delight in bringing our unique inner child out to play. Take pleasure in the simple things and fall in love all over again with truth and honesty. Peace to all.
Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.
Image: Moon lit by Lightning © Sophie-Y