26-Jul-21 Mercury trine Pallas
Wisdom and intellect combined. Communicating an intention for peace.
27-Jul-21 Mercury sextile Ceres
Feed the mind with care.
28-Jul-21 Mercury enters Leo. Jupiter re-enters Aquarius
Creative thinking. A desire to speak up and be heard. Confidence in communication matters. Reviewing what needs to change for growth to occur.
29-Jul-21 Venus square the Nodes. Mars opposite Jupiter. Mars enters Virgo
An important turning point in a relationship or in the process of self-love. Don’t overreact. Work on the details. Put your energies into being of service.
30-Jul-21 Mercury sextile Vesta. Jupiter square Ceres
Mental focus. Bouncing ideas off others helps to work out what is important. Weed out old beliefs that no longer serve your path or allow for diversity and change.
31-Jul-21 Ceres enters Gemini. Last Quarter Moon in Taurus. Sun sextile North Node
Time to tend to the mind. Is the information you consume helpful or harmful? Staying away from the drama without dropping off the map altogether. Consider who your heroes are and what they might represent in your soul’s evolution.
01-Aug-21 Mercury sextile North Node. Mercury conjunct Sun. Mercury opposite Saturn
Listen carefully. Not all roads are blocked. Watch for cosmic signals.
Friday night the Moon moves through the end of Saturn-ruled Capricorn and into Uranus-ruled Aquarius. The transiting Moon’s sign rulers are involved in a long term square which while currently waning is still a source of tension. It’s that feeling … Read More…
We will be experiencing two back-to-back full moons in the same sign. The first moon is at 1 degree of Aquarius; the second full moon on August 22 is at 29 degrees of Aquarius. While this is not rare (last double full moon was 2019 – Aries), it does speak to a repeating theme: How to lean into our uniqueness? What sets you apart but also brings you together with others? How do you use your uniqueness or even your “weirdness”? How do you share it? More important how do you take that unique voice and help others? How do you connect with others?
Aquarius is the final air sign, so it is a more mental than emotional three-day phase. We have a more science-y approach to anything. If there is a big bugaboo that you can’t quite find a solution, these Aquarius full moons are great to get input and creative solutions. Solutions that are super practical but still are ingenus and hit that, “Why didn’t I think of that earlier?” button. Even more to the point Aquarius full moons can reap the benefit of group thought. Bringing in others and coming up with a solution.
The energy of the two Aquarius full moons is a bit different due to planetary aspects, the first one has a conjunction to Pluto and the second one has a conjunction with Jupiter. This first full moon we eat our vegetables, next full moon we get some dessert. But both ask us to find our unique (Aquarius) voice that is very personal (Sun in Leo) and bring it to anyone, any situation, any group that needs help, breakthroughs or solutions.
The chart for July 23 full moon has an out of sign Moon conjunction to Pluto in late Capricorn. Pluto always ask that we release stuff that is not serving us no matter how much we think we need to hang on to it. Fear wrapped up in ego to hold on to status quo is hallmark of Pluto in Capricorn. On this full moon showing up for others that is sensible and practical is key. But if we dip into the shadowy side of Capricorn, it will not feel right. What are our motives? Are we showing up because it is good for all? Or is it a way to get some advantage later down the road? Is it a way to make us feel better than others in some twisted up insecurity? Or is an opportunity to bring good and move on letting the goodness help and perhaps inspire others to step up?
One keyway to check your inner compass, is if you note lack, jealousy or envy pop up during the three days. The Leo Sun opposition Pluto/Moon can challenge us that whatever comes up that is icky is coming up for us to process, let go and heal. For example, if there is a moment that comes up that feels like, “No one is ever there for me, I have to do everything alone.” Okay. Maybe that does feel true but then use this full moon to ask, who is your circle? Is it time to branch out? Are you telling yourself that you can’t reach out? Or you can’t expand your world? What is your tribe? Some people may carry the legacy that only family is tribe. Family can be great, for sure, but they also can be problematic because there are so many rules with family. It also can lack uniqueness since family can be homogenized in thinking. Aquarius breaks free of rules, it seeks fresh air. We are not getting two full moons in Aquarius by accident, we are being asked to expand our circles on some level. This moon (and the next one) are great times to step up for community or at the very least access the benefits of community. Perhaps there is some civic resource that you need, and it is right at your fingertips, but you have not looked for it. Maybe you need to ask people in your community or circles, and someone will give you an important key to something that could be so helpful.
One thing also worth noting about these back-to-back Aquarius full moons is that they are not alone in ringing the Aquarius bell. Saturn is around ten degrees Aquarius and remains in Aquarius until March of 2023, so we are about midway in that journey. Saturn is the planet of responsibility so wherever you have Aquarius in your chart you are feeling extra burdened or taking on more responsibilities. If you do not know your chart you can draft one, for free HERE. It is remarkable that the month Saturn the planet of hard work and usually lone journeys went into Aquarius, Covid 19 sent most of the world into their homes, isolated from others relying on technology (Aquarius) or community for help and connectedness. The full moon can have stories in the news that speaks to Covid and how we need to continue to support others.
Then there is Jupiter who spent the beginning of 2021 in Aquarius until May when it dipped into Pisces. On July 28 it returns to Aquarius. In that environment of two major planets in Aquarius we have these two full moons in Aquarius. Do you think the Universe is getting our attention? There is so much tinkering going on in Aquarius that it is drafting all of us into this work. It is not just elected officials or defined ‘leaders’ in communities it is all of us talking to one another, brainstorming, stepping up and offering support. See what you learn this Full Moon and how it speaks to your unique gifts and how you can share them with others. We will also talk about your specialness in two weeks at the Leo New Moon but between now and start to feel your uniqueness.
Jupiter. Wikipedia. That red spot is a giant perpetual storm that is larger than Earth.
December 19, 2020, Jupiter enter Aquarius
May 13, 2021, Jupiter enters Pisces
June 20, 2021, Jupiter station retrograde 2 degrees Pisces 11
July 28, 2021, Jupiter re-enters Aquarius
October 17, 2021, Jupiter station direct 22 Aquarius 20
December 29, 2021, Jupiter returns to Pisces
Jupiter turned retrograde last month and on July 28 it returns to Aquarius. The last time, Jupiter was in Aquarius was between December 2020 and May this year. The time before that was January 2009 until January 2010. There may be some themes from 09-10 that were repeated earlier this year. In May, when Jupiter went into Pisces we moved into different topics. Jupiter is huge, it attracts large themes, events and moments that educate us and inform our philosophy, our opinions, our big thinking. It is not subtle.
In Aquarius, Jupiter had to share the energy with Saturn who is also in Aquarius. Saturn can bring a depressing, “what’s the use?” attitude which really rubs Jupiter the wrong way. Once Jupiter moved into Pisces in May, Jupiter felt liberated being out of the same sign with Saturn. Jupiter was more porous ready to absorb the information of Pisces. Our inner mystic could have been up, we could have been leaning into our faith, we could have pulled away from things that were harsh for fear that it would take us too down or we could have seen despair and hit a wall.
When the biggest planet in our solar system returns to Aquarius, we take some of that Pisces philosophical juju and bring it to Aquarius through Jupiter. In Aquarius we look for like-minded people, we bring big ideas, we construct with others. We aren’t just do-gooders for the sake of doing good, we want to create new solutions, new ways that are sustainable (good side of Saturn) we also take a moment and remember, “Oh, I am a human and hey you are a human, too”. Jupiter will be in Aquarius until December 29 but unlike the first part of this year when Jupiter was in Aquarius where he had to deal with sour Saturn, this time he returns with the knowledge of Pisces. The power of faith, the power of mystical, even if we went to despair, now in Aquarius Jupiter tells Saturn, “We can do what it takes with others on our side, let’s team up.” Do not be surprised if you are pulled into social events that are meaningful and you bring something important or special and you are recognized for it.
Venus is entering Virgo, the sign of her fall. This is Venus’s least favorite place to be, the place where she must accomplish her Venusian tasks using Mercury’s tools. When Venus is in Virgo, we are driven by the need … Read More…
Venus and Mars will form a conjunction in February of 2022 that will be maintained for two months. This is unusual and will be interesting to observe. Venus takes about a year to transit through the signs. Mars takes two … Read More…
There is a significant Full Moon taking place this weekend. Traditionally, Full Moons are a time for celebration. Emotions are heightened and the Full Moon lights up the night sky extending the hours outside of darkness. More time to play and work outside, less sleep.
In the lunar cycle, the Full Moon represents culmination, ripeness, fertility when the light of the Moon is at its brightest. It’s a powerful time to trust your intuition, especially if you have a big decision to make. Full Moons favour ritual, looking at how far you’ve come and deciding what you’re ready to let go of or release.
A Significant Full Moon
This weekend’s Full Moon is especially significant for two reasons. Firstly, it falls at 1 Aquarius, close to the degree of the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction at 0 Aquarius which took place on December 20, 2020.
Jupiter/Saturn conjunctions herald the start of a new 20 year chapter and in Aquarius this is about technology, science, space travel, social reform, themes involving the collective.
Wherever the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction fell in your horoscope, that point is being triggered right now. What’s coming to culmination or completion in your life?
Secondly, this is the first of two Full Moons in Aquarius. This phenomenon happens approximately every couple of years as the Moon cycle shifts in relation to the zodiac. Usually, each Full Moon is in the following star sign and you have one Full Moon in each star sign once a year.
Next month’s Full Moon takes place on August 22nd and falls at 29 Aquarius. Therefore, this month’s Full Moon is at the beginning of the star sign and next month’s Full Moon is at the end of the star sign. There may be a smaller cycle in your life coming to completion in one month’s time.
When you’re considering a Full Moon, it’s important to note the signs involved. This month and next, the Sun will be in Leo and the Moon in Aquarius, star signs which oppose one another across the zodiac.
You may notice that opposite star signs have a common theme or require some kind of integration. As with all oppositions, you may go too far in one direction, whereas ideally it’s important to be aware of both and consider how you can tend to them equally.
The Sun shines bright in Leo and the essence of Leo is to be at the heart of proceedings, the centre of attention. The big cat of the zodiac thrives when it receives plenty of stroking, accolade and admiration. Leo is a creative sign, so this is about your identity, your unique skills and talents, what makes you ‘you’.
Whereas Aquarius represents the collective rather than the individual. The Sun finds it hard to shine in Aquarius because it has to share the limelight. This isn’t about self-interest. Aquarius represents what’s best for everyone, common goals, a shared mission or purpose.
You may experience issues around fitting in or being an outsider during this Full Moon. Where do you belong, who can you team up with to achieve mutual goals?
Do you find your light is dimmed if you compare yourself unfavourably to others, if other people don’t get who you are, if your contribution goes unwanted? Are you on the outside looking in?
Alternatively, are you ready to shine bright, share your natural talents with the world, make a difference? This is an important time to consider the groups you belong to, your friendships, your associations.
You may decide to leave or move on from one set and find a new group or alliance. As with all oppositions, we can either focus on what divides us or work together to create unity out of polarity.
These themes are already resonant within our society but there may be significant ways how they play out for you personally. It’s an ideal Full Moon to ask those all-important questions, ‘Who am I and where do I belong?’
What It Means For You
Here are the areas of your life which are being highlighted by this week’s Full Moon.
Leo: Personal goals & self care – relationships & one-on-one partnership
Virgo: Retreat & recuperation – work, service, health & fitness
Libra: Friends, groups & networks – self-expression, creativity, children & love affairs
Scorpio: Career & vocation – home & family
Sagittarius: Travel & exploration – being busy close to home, neighbours & siblings
Capricorn: Other peoples’ money & joint resources – personal possessions & values
Aquarius: Relationships & one-on-one partnership – personal goals & self care
Pisces: Work, service, health & fitness – retreat & recuperation
Aries: Self-expression, creativity, children & love affairs – friends, groups & networks
Taurus: Home & family – career & vocation
Gemini: Being busy close to home, neighbours & siblings – travel & exploration
Cancer: Personal possessions & values – other peoples’ money & joint resources