This Full Moon at 11° 46′ Aquarius on 3 August 2020, 08:59 AM PDT is poised to deliver a powerful jolt, acting as a serious wake-up call for many who have been floating along in denial. The main agent of change for this is Uranus in Taurus creating an exact fixed T-Square with the Leo Sun and Aquarius Moon. The natural balance between caring for our personal well-being and our involvement in the collective we associate with is being challenged by abrupt changes in our reality. Like it or not, we will eventually have to make adjustments to accommodate those changes.
Two of the personal planets, Mercury in Cancer and Venus in Gemini, aspect Saturn in Capricorn. Mercury and Venus are semi-sextile with Mercury opposing Saturn and Venus inconjunct it. Venus in Gemini has little in common with either planet. She is a social creature and loves to be with her close friends. Mercury and Saturn are mainly concerned with keeping their extended families safe which for Saturn means following the rules. In other words, those who choose to party with friends, as much fun as that might be, are at odds with the program of keeping loved ones safe from harm. Remember Saturn is the heavy duty planet here and is quite capable of exacting a toll for ignoring his rules. This is just another variation of the theme running through this year . . . behaving with grace and maturity is usually the best response.
We’ll need to watch our tempers on this lunation since hot-headed Mars in Aries is squaring Jupiter in Capricorn. People are more likely to over-react to seemingly harmless comments or actions than usual. While it may feel like a personal attack, chances are quite good it is not. There is plenty of un-directed anger floating around in the atmosphere now looking for a convenient outlet. Road rage is one possible expression, so do take care when driving.
It’s not all bad news out there. Neptune in Pisces eases tensions via sextiles to both Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. Choosing practical ways to care for others, both in our personal circles and in society at large, can help offset the painful lessons being delivered on other fronts.
As tough as this particular lunation looks, it is important to keep in mind the phases of the Moon are reminders to pay attention to what’s happening within ourselves and in our lives. We are all small cogs in a very large Universe and often the only real control we have is over ourselves and the choices we make. Painful situations and circumstances come and go over the course of our lives and, often as not, how we react/respond to those can make a huge difference in how much angst we experience. On this Full Moon in Aquarius, it may help to draw on Aquarius’s famed detachment and ability to see the bigger picture. Remember to breathe! Peace and love to all.
Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.