Crazy Full Moon Aquarius

FULL MOON [11 Aquarius 46]

– August 3, 2020 (16:59 GMT+1)

August begins with a powerful Full Moon. 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 and the bright light of the Moon denotes clarity. It’s a powerful time to trust your intuition, especially if you have a big decision to make.

Yet, Full Moons also have a reputation for craziness. The word ‘lunatic’ derives from ‘lunar’ meaning Moon, the werewolf awakens and black magic practitioners use the Full Moon as a time for ritual and power. And, this Full Moon could be crazier than usual – see Sun/Uranus below.

Leo/Aquarius Polarity

Firstly, it’s important to determine where the Full Moon falls and the star signs are involved. During this Full Moon, the Sun in Leo opposes the Moon in Aquarius.

A Full Moon reminds us of life’s polarities. You can either be pulled in different directions or seek a way to bring opposing factors together so they complement each other and work together.

Leo is the sign of the individual seeking pleasure and joy, whereas Aquarius is the sign linked to the collective and doing what’s good for everyone, finding a shared purpose.

These themes are already resonant within our society but there may be significant ways how they play out for you personally.

Where do you fit in, where don’t you fit in? Where in your life do you not feel seen, where do you shine bright and take charge?

Sun square Uranus

This feels like an important Full Moon – perhaps the most significant astrological event in August – as both of Aquarius’ ruling planets are active very close to the Full Moon.

The major planetary aspect is the Sun in Leo square to Uranus in Taurus, exact on August 2nd. Uranus is stationing at 10/11 degrees Taurus getting ready to turn retrograde on August 15th.

Uranus is in a tight square aspect to both the Sun and Moon during the Full Moon phase and Uranus is co-ruler of this Aquarius Full Moon.

This could be a time of controversy or the unexpected kicks in and you have to change plans and fast. This will be true for you if you have key planets/angles close to 10 degrees of the fixed star signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.

Uranus is the planet linked to rebellion – its nature is innovative, sudden, unpredictable and erratic. The flip side of Uranus is spontaneity, impulse, the flick of a switch, lightning moves, freedom, cutting ties.

Notice what’s calling you or pulling you during this Full Moon. Use Uranus’ energy well and you can make a snap decision, come up with a genius idea, share your brilliance, make a break for freedom.

Yet, it’s not easy planetary energy as it’s fast and unpredictable. The best advice is to stay flexible and be ready to move quickly.

Mercury opposite Saturn

The Mercury/Saturn opposition falls a few hours after the Full Moon on August 3rd. This is important because Saturn is the traditional ruler of Aquarius.

Immediately, you have to ask ‘who’s saying No’ to you. Mercury in Cancer rules communication and Saturn in Capricorn is the strong arm of the law. This could bring a reality check, perhaps at home or within your family, laws or regulations that demand your attention.

We know in the world things are changing swiftly – one minute you know what you can and can’t do – theoretically; the next minute, there’s some new law or restriction set in place.

On a personal level, you may be weighing up the two contrary planetary aspects, i.e. considering your different responses to your personal situation – doing what you think is right v. doing what feels right, even if other people say you’re bonkers or crazy.

It’s quite the Full Moon energy – will you be sensible or will you take a risk?

Here are the areas of your life under the cosmic radar during this powerful Full Moon in Aquarius. Read both your Sun sign & Ascendant sign:

  • Aquarius – image, identity, personal goals & relationships, contracts, a third party
  • Pisces – retreat, secrets, self-care, caring for others & work, service, health, lifestyle
  • Aries – friends, groups, society, politics & children, creativity, entertainment, love affairs
  • Taurus – work, status, responsibility, future goals & home, family, past
  • Gemini – travel, study, beliefs, higher purpose & communication, local community, neighbours, siblings
  • Cancer – other peoples’ money, debt, taboo issues, sexuality & personal finances, possessions, values, self-worth
  • Leo – relationships, contracts, a third party & image, identity, personal goals
  •  Virgo – work, service, health, lifestyle & retreat, secrets, self-care, caring for others
  •  Libra – children, creativity, entertainment, love affairs & friends, groups, society, politics
  • Scorpio – home, family, past & work, status, responsibility, future goals
  • Sagittarius – communication, local community, neighbours, siblings & travel, study, beliefs, higher purpose
  • Capricorn – personal finances, possessions, values, self-worth & other peoples’ money, debt, taboo issues, sexuality

If you feel as if life is topsy-turvy, take one step at a time. Be aware that there’s a crazy vibe in the air. Embrace the weird in a good way as best you can.

Happy Crazy Full Moon! 

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Mars in August. Seatbelt On.

ars will be a major player for the rest of the year as it travels in Aries and touches off aspects with Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn.  Mars is the action planet and he has tremendous energy.  When focused he can accomplish a lot from just pure willpower.  In the sign Aries the focus is on independence and finding a new way, carving a new path and finding self-power.   
Self- motivation can be very rewarding however, in the era of quarantine and Covid19, fuses could be short.   Plus, there is a component of Mars in Aries that can make war at the drop of a hat with a tinge of, “I’ll show you” accent on ‘I’ll.”  But getting lost in Mars anger and meaningless skirmishes is a misuse of Mars in Aries.   If you find yourself going down roads where you see an enemy in everyone, the lifeguard on the beach, the check-out attendant, the neighbor, you should figure a way to shift your energy.  Seriously, everyone is not an enemy.   Take a walk or move your body.  

On the personal front whatever house has Aries in your chart expect a lot of action.   Even if you do not know your chart you may find yourself digging in and doing battle on some area or theme and then doing it again and again.   For the record, in a normal year Mars stays in a sign for about six weeks.  But when Mars is retrograde it is in a sign for six months.  In this case Mars will be in Aries until January and along the way he’s getting into it with the planets who are already the big players in 2020.   Apparently, god has a sense of humor sending Mars in Aries retrograde this year.  Yi yi yi.    If you would like to get the flavor of Mars in Aries, play Gustav Holst’s Mars symphony


So, in order to prepare you for the Mars energy here are the important dates for this year:  


July 25     Mars enters Shadow 


Aug 4        Mars square Jupiter


Aug 13      Mars square Pluto


Aug 24      Mars square Saturn


Mars pushing on Jupiter (Aug 4) speaks to actions and beliefs.  Are your actions in synch with what you believe?  Do your beliefs need actions?   Is their conflict between the two?   What is the beef?  Do your beliefs serve you? Are some of them outdated?  Do they need a reality check?  There can be tremendous energy during this aspect.  Can you use your energy to your advantage?   But take care to not be sloppy.  There is a big money component to Jupiter in Capricorn.  Big business.  Big Government.  Jupiter does speak to travel, international and religious matters.    Breathe and take care to avoid accidents.  


Mars square Pluto (Aug 13)   Mars is action.  Pluto is death and rebirth.  There is power in both but how they approach it is different.  This is warrior vs spy.   The rub is working in your face or working behind the scenes.  The fact Mars is tangling up first with Jupiter then Pluto speaks to some awakening in our values followed by a deep desire for a change.  The square between the two suggests ‘being sick and tired of being sick and tired.”  What actions can be taken that focus on new independence and a new personal journey while letting go of something that is dead and no longer serves?  There is big business, government and financial component to this aspect with Pluto in Capricorn.    Stories around power struggles will be in the news.   New energy.  Independence.  Personal freedom.  Status quo.  Infrastructure.   Systems.   Old versus young, finding the middle ground is challenging, even if it is the old and youth inside of us.  


Mars square Saturn (Aug 24) There is a deep desire for action but cold, hard reality is a thwarting influence.  Even if we can get our head around something and feel the energy pushing on us, the timing may still not be ‘right’.   Or perhaps the energy we felt from the previous weeks helped clear out a lot of debris but now we have to sit for a bit to figure out the next step.   Authority figures can be negative Nancy.  We may feel a thumb on us.   It might be wise to retreat on some matters not out of failure but more to reassess.   Fishermen fish when the season is on and when the season is off they work on their nets.   If we hit any walls with this aspect, let’s go fix our nets.  


Also, we will be hitting these aspects again: 


Sep 9         Mars stations retrograde 28 Aries 09


Sep 29       Mars square Saturn


0ct 9          Mars square Pluto


Oct 18       Mars square Jupiter


Nov 13      Mars stations direct 15 Aries 14


Dec 23       Mars square Pluto


Jan 2         Mars exits shadow 


Jan 6         Mars enters Taurus 


Take note of your energy around these dates.  On the mundane level Mars will be activating a lot of stuff and manifesting many events in the news.    Sorting through what it all means to us personally will depend on how it hits our chart and other natal planets.   Some people will feel a call to action on some level that maybe they had not felt in previous years.   Whether it is personal or mundane, Mars is a catalyst for the next six months.   God speed. 


Pisces August 2020 Horoscope

Gentle Vibes

As August begins, Mercury is swaying along in water sign Cancer and Venus is in Gemini and your home and family sector. This turns your attention towards the things and people in life you love, taking a slower pace and enjoying simple pleasures.

Mercury leaves Cancer on the 5th and Venus leaves Gemini on the 7th. Yet, this isn’t the end of a softer, gentle influence in your horoscope. This is because Venus picks up the Cancer baton and moves here on the 7th where it remains throughout August.

Cancer rules all the good things in your horoscope, like romance, children, creativity, entertainment, luck and the things in life you ‘give birth to’. This could be a masterpiece, an artwork, a baby, a love affair. Venus is swooning her way through Cancer and you will feel her pull strongly.

The best dates for Venus’ vibes are the 18th, 25th and 27th. Also, by the end of August, you have both the Sun and Mercury in Virgo and your relationship sector. Mercury moves here on the 20th followed by the Sun on the 22nd. This could turn out to be a loving month for some of you lucky Pisces.

However, there’s other lively planetary activity taking place triggering both your work and money sectors. This is where you find fire sign activity, strong, dynamic and ambitious.

Powerhouse Mars

Mars is currently powering through Aries and your money sector. You might be determined to sort out a financial issue or come up with a money-making brainwave.

And, August is a good month to power ahead when it comes to money as Mars turns retrograde in Aries on September 9th. Deal with personal money matters sooner rather than later. The 16th/17th could be helpful in this respect, especially if you’re looking for work or a new contract.

Yet, Mars is in feisty mood throughout August and clashes with Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn on the 4th, 13th and 24th. All these planets are in Capricorn, so you might be up against the authorities or fighting someone close over money.

This could be an ongoing issue which shows no signs of calming down. At least just yet. Stand up for your rights but choose your battles carefully. This kind of planetary conflict can wear you out if you’re not careful.

Do What You Love

You have the Sun in Leo until the 22nd and talk planet Mercury in Leo from the 5th to the 20th. So, it is a good month to focus on your work and routine, your health and well-being.

Ensure you’re in tip top condition and that work is a lovely place to be. If it’s not, you might be rethinking what you want to do and how.

This month’s lunations also light up the work and health sectors of your horoscope. The Full Moon falls on the 3rd, an ideal date to stop and reflect.

Full Moons are a time of illumination when the Moon shines at its brightest. This can bring enlightenment or insight and it’s a good time to trust your intuition or make a key decision.

Act Fast

However, this Full Moon is square to Uranus, the planet of change and spontaneity, so things could happen on or around the Full Moon and fast.

Uranus often brings the unexpected whether you hear news of a job or a contract comes to an end. Keep your ears to the ground as it might be something you hear unexpectedly that sets things in motion.

Uranus is in Taurus and your communication sector and turns retrograde this month on the 15th. This creates a lively, yet restless vibe and you might find it hard to sit still or do the same thing day in, day out.

Ring the changes if you can and embrace freedom whenever possible. Uranus doesn’t like to be chained to a desk.

The New Moon in Leo falls on the 19th, an excellent date to make a wish and set your intentions around work and health. New Moons are a symbol of new beginnings and this New Moon falls next to lively Mercury, the talk planet. Arrange a meeting or interview or important negotiation.

This is a good month to restore your energy, look after yourself and do whatever makes you happy and cheerful. You will be back looking after others from late August onwards.

For the rest of the month, ensure that wherever you are or whatever you’re doing, there’s a smile on your face.

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Aquarius August 2020 Horoscope

Aquarius Full Moon

Things get interesting for you straightaway this month. This has a lot to do with the fact that there’s a Full Moon on the 3rd and it falls in your star sign, Aquarius.

This is always a significant Full Moon in the year for you and there may be a sense of things coming full circle from the New Moon in Aquarius on January 24th. Full Moons often bring completion or culmination and this is an important Full Moon to stop and reassess your current situation.

Aquarius rules your personal goals and aims, your image and profile. Your identity may be changing in some way. Or, you see yourself differently. Whatever’s foreground for you, stop and take a breath, consider where you’ve come from, where you’re heading and why.

Full Moons are about relationships and up until the 22nd of August, you have the Sun in Leo and your relationship sector. Again, the Full Moon could be a significant turning point with regard to your 1-to-1’s.

This Full Moon is important for another reason. The fact that it’s exactly square to Uranus, your co-ruler. Uranus is the awakener in astrology, the rebel, alternative and innovative. It’s the bringer of change and favours spontaneity and flexibility over tradition or stability.

This month could be a significant turning point for you. This is especially true if your birthday falls on the last two days of January as you have Uranus triggering your Sun in Aquarius.

Uranus’ Call

Yet, for all of you, this month you’re likely to heed Uranus’ call. This is because Uranus turns retrograde on the 15th and it hardly moves position throughout August. When a planet ‘stations’, its energy and influence is especially strong.

Uranus is currently in Taurus and your home and family sector. You may feel restless or rootless with this influence. Or, perhaps, you’re on the move literally. You’re changing, your relationships are exciting and it’s going to be hard to stay still in one place.

Love & Passion

The New Moon on the 19th fires up the star sign Leo and your relationship sector. The Sun and Moon are next to Mercury in Leo and it’s a great New Moon to initiate a key conversation or heart-to-heart. New Moons are the time to set your intentions, to seed something new in your life.

This New Moon could see a love relationship take off. And, there are two days previous to the New Moon, the 16th/17th, when communications or conversations could help a relationship develop or start at super fast pace.

This is when the Sun and Mercury team up with fiery Mars in Aries and your talk sector. Fire signs, like Leo and Aries, leap in, they’re motivated and spontaneous.

Mars is combative too and there could be things that you have to say this month. If you’re feeling cross or hard done by, it’s going to be hard to stay quiet. On the 4th, 13th and 24th, Mars clashes with Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn.

You might decide to take on the authorities this month or become an activist. You won’t fit easily into the current status quo and will be especially fired up when you meet someone new who’s ambitious, driven and ready for action. Or, perhaps that’s you!

A Slower, Steady Pace

Work actually looks calm and relaxed for most of August as lovely Venus graces the star sign Cancer and your work sector from the 7th onwards. This is a good time to focus on teamwork and ensure you have a creative group of people around you.

Be supportive to work colleagues and ask for help and advice. Let things flow and do the best for your health. Having people who care for you deeply is the best form of medicine.

After the 22nd, the Sun moves into earth sign Virgo lighting up one of the money sectors of your horoscope. You may be ready for a slower pace, especially if August does prove to be as exciting as it’s lined up to be.

Get your cosmic ducks in order, sort out your finances and feel the earth under your feet. Remember that you not only have Uranus ruling your star sign but steady Saturn too. The rebel needs somewhere to stop and rest and hold firm now and again.

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Capricorn August 2020 Horoscope

Love Vibes

You may sense a shift in some of your relationships as August begins. Both Mercury and Venus moved out of their shadow phase at the end of July and the way forward may become clearer after a time of things being hidden.

Talk planet Mercury leaves Cancer and your relationship sector on the 5th. Two days later, on the 7th, Venus takes up the relationship baton and graces your love zone throughout the rest of the month.

This could be a loving time for your 1-to-1’s, especially if you’re in a relationship or you’ve recently met someone and it’s a kind and caring vibe. The 18th and 27th look exciting and romantic – great dates to get together with someone special.

When Venus is in your opposite star sign, you’re always wise to get the right people on your side. Be around people you trust and create mutually-beneficial and supportive partnerships in your life.

Mars’ Power

Yet, August isn’t a month without conflict or aggravation. This has a lot to do with what’s happening with the planet Mars representing passion and anger. Mars is currently in Aries, the star sign at the base of your horoscope. This puts a strong emphasis on your home and family.

On the 4th, 13th and 24th, Mars clashes with Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn, all in your star sign Capricorn. This could indicate that you’ve got the builders in and life is noisy. Or, perhaps you’re trying to sell or buy a property and you find yourself up against competition or opposition.

In some cases, this could trigger an ongoing rift with a family member, a tenant or someone else who comes in and out of your home. It’s tempestuous astrology so try not to get overly fired up if there’s an issue close to home.

On the other hand, if there’s something you feel strongly about, this is the month to push things forward and fight for your rights.

Note that Mars will be retrograde from September 9th onwards, so now’s the time to get ahead with home and family projects. Any tension or noise could ease come next month.

Money Matters

Money matters are under the cosmic spotlight for a large part of the month. This is because the Sun is shining bright in Leo and your joint finance sector up until the 22nd. Plus, the Sun is joined by talk planet Mercury in Leo from the 5th to the 20th.

Therefore, this is a great month to talk money and finances and get things sorted out. If you are pushing for a property move, the 16th/17th are great dates to get things moving. This combination is good for sharing resources with family and pooling expenses too.

Both lunations this month highlight money matters. The Full Moon on the 3rd cuts across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac and Full Moons often bring enlightenment or intuition. You may be keen to make a decision about a financial matter and fast.

Take care what you agree to, however, as Uranus squares the Full Moon and Uranus’ energy is spontaneous and unpredictable. Yes, you could win big during the Full Moon period but ensure your finances are safe and secure too.

The New Moon on the 19th falls in Leo and is a great date to set your intentions around money, launch a project or start something new. It’s a lively New Moon with Mercury joining the Sun & Moon.

You could be asked to do a presentation on money matters, talk to your bank manager or financial expert. One way or another, it’s the right time to be improving your financial situation and boosting your earnings. Joint ventures in particular are well-starred.

A Trip Away

On the 22nd, the Sun shifts star sign and moves into earth sign Virgo. Things slow down after this date and you may be glad for a rest or a break from feisty fire sign activity.

Virgo rules your travel and study sector so take time out towards the end of August or plan to go somewhere different in September.

Also, there’s a flow of planets in earth signs in the last week of August. You may have had enough of ‘serious’ issues and be ready to embrace new experiences. You might start a course or be keen to expand your learning. Seek meaning in life beyond the everyday.

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