Full Moon in Aquarius

Super Full Moon in Aquarius – August 10, 2014


Sculpture Garden in Eze, France

High on a distant hillside overlooking a broad perspective is the perfect place for the Full Moon in Aquarius. Known as The Water Bearer, many people mistake Aquarius for a water sign. But Aquarius belongs to the element Air and exhibits qualities of discernment, detachment, objectivity, clarity and intellectualism. In many ways this is the most aloof Moon since it needs to keep its distance in order to maintain its objectivity and expansive vision. We are living in the Age of Aquarius, a time of humanitarian values and global ethics, explosion of technology, and the invisible webs of the internet that bind us together across the world, both for good and for ill.

But during this Full Moon the normally cool Aquarius gets pulled into the heart energy of the fiery Leo Love cardSun which ignites a strong desire to create love. Aquarius takes this desire and expresses it in broad perspectives and global visions that include compassionate efforts to heal the world. Aquarius works through advanced technology, so much of Aquarian humanitarian work occurs over the the internet. Signing petitions, sending donations on-line, internet classes, global meditations, and communicating through text and email are all ways to Aquarius expresses its love.

For You: This Moon is saying that it is time to lead with your heart and let your head follow. Aquarius usually likes to figure everything out intellectually, step by step, like a giant chess game. The needs of the heart are often secondary to calculated decisions. But in this Moon you are being asked to put the needs of your heart first. Feel into what you want to do, what your soul calls for you to do. Then, use the intellectual capacities and broad visions of Aquarius to figure out how to make it occur. Maybe you’ve been wanting to change jobs or start a relationship but you keep coming up with all the reasons it can never happen. Get in a comfortable place and take slow deep breaths until it feels like you are heart-centered and your mind is calm. Then ask your heart what it really wants to do. Be open to the answer. Once you discover your current heart’s desire let your inquisitive mind figure out how to get started. Doing research on the internet or tapping into your social network are perfect ways to put your Aquarian ship into orbit.


Full Moon in Aquarius- Twice!!

July and August 2013: The Moon, the interior soul, is in Aquarius. Aquarius is the most progressive and global of the zodiac signs.  It wants to break away from the normal routines and learn about what lies beyond the next horizon. This month’s Full Moon brings a sense of longing for a life different than the one you have been living. You might be feeling an inner urge to take some risks, to reach out, to get engaged in the ideas and concepts that will bring new richness to your world. The Sun, the outer ego, is in Leo, so it wants you to live with abandon to fulfill your personal desires and to be sure that whatever you engage in is fun, creative, full of passion, color, and excitement. Aquarius, a bit more detached and intellectual than Leo, is willing to find the balance between its broader humanitarian perspective and the Leo Sun’s personal desires by taking some calculated risks, actions that not only feed your personal needs but also work for the greater good. This Full Moon is challenging you to set sail for a destination that will be tons of fun for you personally and help humankind in the process. Risks will be involved, but not recklessness.

The Moon is in Aquarius, an air sign, so this is a perfect Full Moon to catch the wind and set sail to a port that you have longed wished to see. The ‘port’ is a symbol for something you have been wanting to do, but haven’t been sure you were prepared to do it. This might be actual travel, but could just as likely be a new job, relationship, book, education, activism, garden, or creative hobby. The ‘ship’ is a symbol for your physical body, your vehicle that is ready to get involved in something that excites you and deepens your connection to this life that you are now living. As Henry David Thoreau said, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” This Full Moon is asking you to Set Sail! Take the risks of a new destination. Don’t let your fears stop you. Your time on earth is limited, and you don’t know when you will return. This is your life, your time, your moment.

For You: Take a few deep breaths and let yourself settle in a comfortable position. Feel your body start to relax. Put one palm on your belly and the other palm on your chest and just breathe. Take deep belly breaths and feel your body rise and fall with each breath. Imagine that you are on the water, comfortably rising up and down with the rocking of the sea.  Imagine that you have a ship that you are ready to launch. See it clearly in your mind’s eye. It is a good ship, strong and sturdy. You have been preparing for this voyage for many years and have acquired all you need for a successful launch. See your ship shining as it floats on the sparkling water, docked at shore as it is being loaded for the journey. What are the goods that you have gathered? The skills, education, services, graces, and work that you have learned as part of this life that will be yours to utilize as you head to your new destination.  Allow yourself to feel good about the person you are, the skills you have, and the goods that your ship holds. Notice the crew, those people who are your allies that you can count on to encourage you, support you, and be there for you on smooth or rocky seas.  Feel the excitement, that blend of fear and joy, as you set out for the destination that you have always desired. Clearly see your destination, that place or thing or attitude that you are willing to seek and hopeful to find. And remember, you have an entire month to ponder these things and get clearer on your ship and your destination. Next month’s Full Moon will also be in Aquarius, so the universe is giving you plenty of time to get this one figured out.  See the New Moon in Leo on August 6th as a half way point to figuring out your dreams, with the next Full Moon in Aquarius on August 20th as the date to launch your ship.

Full Moon in Leo weekend of Jan 26/27

This Full Moon in Leo says it is time to quit pondering the possible and instead take action on the probable. This Moon says that the world is transforming now, very quickly, and that we need to be ready for this change and participate in it. But to do that we need to look clearly at our lives, narrow our focus, and figure out what is the most probable action to take that will move us forward and give us some success. Steve Jobs understood the Dilemma of the Possible and addressed it by saying: “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.”

by Denise Kester

This Moon in Leo is urging us to be leaders in our own lives, and take actions that come from the desire of our hearts, not the “could’ve, should’ve” demands of our minds. Moon in Leo, a fire element, wants us to be radiant in the world, to shine a light for those around us. And that light can be as big as a lighthouse beacon or as small as a birthday candle. That choice is entirely up to you.

For you: On this Full Moon ask yourself: What is one thing I can do in my life right now that is most probable to succeed? It can be any task,big or small. Close your eyes and see yourself taking action on that task. Ask yourself: Am I willing to be the loving leader of my own life? Can I commit fully to accomplishing this one task? Will my passion for it light up my life? Open your eyes and meditate on this beautiful image, which is titled “Well Being Holding the World Together.” Imagine that you and your one probable thing are being embraced with well being by the Universe, surrounding you with strength and protection. Feel your one choice, your one probable thing, as the calm center that grounds you in this ever changing world.

Full Moon August 1 in Aquarius

Full Moon at 11:27 pm EDT, but the energy lasts until Friday when the Moon sets at dawn. This beautiful goddess high on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea is the perfect embodiment of the Full Moon in Aquarius. Known as The Water Bearer, many people mistake Aquarius for a water sign. But Aquarius belongs to the element Air, so rather than exhibiting the embracing qualities of the emotional water signs, Aquarius instead has a broad perspective and expansive vision, with qualities of objectivity, discernment, detachment, intellectualism, and clarity. In many ways it is the most aloof of all the zodiac signs, since it needs to keep its distance in order to maintain its objectivity.

But during this Full Moon, the normally cool Aquarius get pulled into an all-embracing hug, enfolded by land and sea, bringing to Aquarius a strong desire to love and nurture. Aquarius takes these desires and expresses them in broad perspectives and global visions that include humanitarian efforts to heal the world. Aquarius works through advanced technology, so much of Aquarian humanitarian work occurs over the the internet. Signing petitions, sending donations on-line, environmental tourism, and communicating through email are all ways to express Aquarian love.

For You: Take some time over this Full Moon on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and even Friday dawn, to honor your bright, visionary, and objective mind. A good mind is an absolute essential in these fast paced and expansive times. It probably feels like you have to keep your mind busy all the time just to keep up with news, events, and changes that constantly appear on our technological screens. But this Full Moon is a reminder that it is necessary to let your mind slow down, relax, hang out, and observe without doing. Look at the Goddess overlooking the water and imagine that you are as calm, clear, and grounded as she is. Feel yourself balanced by the physical qualities of earth and the emotional connections of water. In slowing down your mind, you will discover that there is a deeper source of knowledge just below the surface that is available to you. Let yourself relax into that inner ocean and see what naturally and easily arises.

Full Moon Friday Feb 18th

Embrace the Conflict! This is an alchemical drawing of the Sun and the Moon in battle. As you probably know, the Full Moon is a time when the Sun and Moon stand at opposite points in the heavens. Since this month the Sun is in Aquarius, the Moon is in the opposite sign of Leo. At the Full Moon I normally focus on the how the Sun and the Moon can resolve the differences of these opposing signs in order to connect in harmony. But this Full Moon is a time to focus on the conflict. There is an essential difference between the Sun and Moon. The Sun is yang energy, full of push and shove, and penetrating light that fills crevices with force and power. The Moon is yin energy, saturated with softness and filtered light. She dissolves into, softens, and absorbs. The Sun is espresso coffee and the Moon is green tea. Sometimes you need coffee to be alert and on top of things. Sometimes you need tea to slow down and relax.

This image has some similarity to the yin/yang symbol. The Moon holds a shield with an image of the Sun, and the Sun’s shield has an image of the changing Moon. Even though the Sun and Moon are in battle with one another, they are still dependent and interconnected. The Sun is clothed, protected with battle armour, surrounded with the intellectual conventions of what society says we “should” do. The Moon in naked, exposed, vulnerable.  She moves on interior emotion, intuition, and is willing to take the risk of being fully seen.

This month the Sun is forcefully pushing Aquarian energy of social justice, equality, globalization, technology, friendship, visions for the future, working within groups, being interconnected and expanding networks. The Moon is softening into things Leo, which include a strong and solid sense of self, bravery, drama, being on the public stage, having a stake in things, demanding to be seen and heard in an expressive and forceful manner. Both Aquarius and Leo are powerful, fixed, and stubborn. Imagine the events in Egypt and you can see this conflict in action.

For You: The revolution that we watched this week in Egypt is the same revolution that is taking place within you, your relationships, your community, and your country.  From Wednesday night through Saturday give yourself some time to reflect. Find a quiet place, get comfortable, take a few deep breaths and center yourself. Let your thinking quiet down, and let your body easily expand with your breath, like you are a balloon, ready to be filled. Once you have settled into the present, reflect on the situations in your life that are currently in opposition. Oppositions may exist in the exterior world with your partner, children, job, home, ecological sensibilities, and financial reality. Oppositions may exist in your interior world between your head and your heart, your longing to live a life that fully expresses yourself, and your sensible decisions to put hearth and home ahead of dreams for the future.

Sun enters Aquarius

January 20, 2011

We have left the month of Capricorn, and what a month it was! Cold, dark, cloudy, dangerous. I think we can all say that we are ready to move on and into the period ruled by the Sun in Aquarius. Aquarius is the “Water Bearer,” so many people think Aquarius is a water sign (the signs are either fire, earth, air, or water.) But, Aquarius is really an air sign, which means it is all about communication, intellect, connection, in short, it is the Social Network sign. Aquarius is also the Age we are entering, you know, the Age of Aquarius (imagine hippies singing and dancing, or just see the ending of The 40 Year Old Virgin).

We enter new ages about every 2000 years due to the precession of the equinoxes (which you now know all about due to my stellar explanation, which if you missed, is available in my blog.) People often ask if we have entered the Age of Aquarius yet, and I am here to predict that if Social Network wins best picture at the Academy awards, I will officially declare the beginning of the Age of Aquarius! I’m being a bit tongue in cheek here, but there is some truth to this. Aquarius is ruled by the planet Uranus, and it is all about the new age, globalization, humanitarianism, technology, social networking, facebook, internet, twitter, and even the slow demise of hard copy books in favor of downloads. All of these things are readily available in this day and age. There was even a revolution in Iran last year (which in my mind was the most exciting and encouraging sign of 2010) that was fueled by cell phones and twitter. So, if this isn’t the beginning of the Age of Aquarius, I don’t know what is.

But what does this mean to you personally? I would like to encourage you to start reading the news, either in your local paper, or from a relatively bias free zone like cnn.com or nytimes.com. You could even take an international approach and read the news from another country, like England at bbc.com. I love the PBS newhour which has a wonderful dialogue between David Brooks (conservative) and Mark Shields (liberal). Open up your mind, include the larger world in your thinking, go beyond 140 characters on twitter, starting seeing the entire world like it is your backyard. This is what Aquarius would do.

I love this image. This is the Star card from the Waite-Rider Tarot deck, and it represents Aquarius. Aquarius is the nexus, the matrix, the network, the connection to the grid. It is the neosphere. Expand your horizons. Keep one foot squarely planted on the ground with a strong sense of reality and one foot in the water, in touch with your emotions. Notice that from the water pitcher pouring on the land, that there are five streams. These are the streams of our senses: sight, touch, smell, hearing, and taste. The bright star is the Higher Self, our divine nature. And the seven smaller stars are our Chakras, through which our Higher Self shines its divine light.

Aquarius at its highest level is our connection to the unknowable state of consciousness of God/dess. At the human level it is our connection to each other. Wow, I feel better already.

Leo/Aquarius Moon till Wednesday

The Sun is in Leo and the Moon is in the opposite sign of Aquarius. Leo and Aquarius are two very different qualities that we all have within us, and within our world. This Full Moon gives us the opportunity to think about how we can bring these different qualities into balance.

Leo is symbolized by the Lion – powerful, ferocious, fearless. At it’s best Leo is represented as a King/Queen, a ruler who uses her power for the good of all. She is confident, strong, smart, creative, and persistent is her unwavering action for what is right for her community. At its worst, Leo is power-hungry and self absorbed, and uses its power for personal gain with little regard for the consequences of its actions on others. We have seen the positive Leo qualities in leaders like Martin Luther King or Nelson Mandela. We have seen the negative qualities of Leo in the greedy and manipulative action of BP Oil Company. It seems we have plenty of examples in our country of a culture of corruption that is an example of Leo energy at its most destructive. The self-interest of politicians in Congress, the twisted faux news stories that are geared to make money instead of truth, the financial wheeling and dealing that led to the housing and economic crisis. Even the relentless heat of the summer seems to point to Leo energy that is off balance and out of control.

The Aquarian Full Moon is here to bring a balance to the hot and fiery nature of Leo. Aquarius is symbolized by the Water Bearer, and in this wonderful painting by Eric Williams, she is shown offering a long cool drink of water, generous and abundant for all. This open-minded giving to all people, regardless of race, creed, sex, or status is one of the hallmarks of Aquarius. At its best, Aquarius is an energy of humanitarian aid, and can be seen in such organizations as Doctor without Borders and the many individual volunteers to all the causes of peace, environmentalism, and social justice.

We can strive to find the balance between personal need and humanitarian giving at any time. But the energy during this full Moon is especially powerful, particularly Saturday and Sunday. I personally love to see the Full Moon, and if possible I will sit outside under her light and meditate and pray that the changes I want to see in the world begin with me.  This could be a good weekend to remember that beautiful song of “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be.” Or, the wonderful song “From a Distance” that states that when you step back from greed and ego, the unity between all of us becomes more evident.To see it sung on YouTube of one of my favorite singers, Nancy Griffith, go to http://www.youtube.com/ or check out Bette Midler’s version.  The balance we seek with this Full Moon is to use our personal power and creative nature in the service of the health and prosperity of the world.