It’s the Full Moon in Aquarius! There is also a Yod also referred to as a “finger of God”, pointing to the Sun right now. This signifies a sudden burst of energy that can come to bring light, joy and fun back into life, illuminated by this full Moon.
So as the full moon illuminates this alignment, what can we learn from it?
Let’s start with the basics. The sun is light. It is an honest quality that comes as a given by those that are strongly governed by it. So with the unconventional Aquarius full moon “triggering” and coming to opposition or head to head with this yod, we want to take away the highest and most regal qualities offered by this alignment.
With Mars involved as a conjunction, we want to utilise the initiative to do something new, take action in our lives and be the leaders. These two heavenly bodies (the sun and mars) are the movers & creators. They make things happen. So it’s time now to begin and embark on the Leo side of life that is all things children, warmth, heart centred and creative.
So, add a little more colour to your life. Literally. That’s what the sun gives birth to and with the current stars aligning, it points to the need for more colour, spice, creativity. Leo is (like it’s opposite) original. So in the Aquarius full moon, take the easiest advise I have to offer…and be yourself.
Stress less about the norm, opinions and anything that conforms that doesn’t feel intuitively you. Take the lead and light the fire. Start something new. As one great example of this, my Aquarius friend actually posted a brilliant piece last night! It was certainly something new! A “horoscope” Just for parents!
Now, I’m not a fan of horoscopes full stop. But this was the greatest! Written in a hilariously practical sense for parents specifically. So I’ll paste it here for you to enjoy, and give the author Shaka from Bhumi Baby a plug here too:)
Astrological forecast for stay at home parents // August
Aries: Venus (bonding) is poised to join Ceres (sharing), but until that actually happens, your children will bicker over who gets to play with the empty tissue box.
Taurus: We have a Uranus standstill this week, a planet which is all about freedom locked, or blocked into position. Which probably means your baby hasn’t pooped for two weeks so you’re terrified of leaving the house and having to deal with a tsunami of bodily fluids at a care. Trust your gut. (Prune juice is also helpful)
Gemini: Jupiter-Pluto squares as Uranus standstills in the heavens, asking you to do what is required (wash, hang, sort and fold three loads of laundry) and give yourself some time (hastily scroll through social media while on your ‘me-time’ toilet break – brought to you by ‘In the Night Garden’).
Cancer: The focus is on the childlike elements in your life, as well as the home, thanks to Jupiter in Libra, your fourth house. You may want to buy a pregnancy test and start looking at a bigger rental property. Not all contraceptives were made equal.
Leo: Mercury in the zone of cash flow and Pluto influencing your daily work means your particular way of working starts to pay off, but you may struggle to balance the budget. By which I mean using AirTasker and UberEATS to cover yourself this week is something you will regret in the long run. $7 for chips? Seriously!
Virgo: With Ceres moving through cancer, you find yourself juggling your friends and errands. Pro tip: go grocery-shopping together (ignore the look of horror from the cashier at the boutique organic store as the combined forces of your offspring poke and prod all produce stacked below three feet).
Libra: this week is a question of attitude. Who has more? You? or your toddler when they refuse to touch the loving assembled lunch of home-cooked whole-foods, with expensive supplements hidden throughout? You! Eat it yourself, you had way to much chocolate with your tepid coffee this morning anyway, need to fill the nutritional abyss that is your personal food pyramid.
Scorpio: the great lesson of Saturn Sagittarius is that you have to work hard to make the financial reward real. And, apparently, running on three hours of sleep over a 48-hour period isn’t hard work and won’t contribute to your superannuation account, so you better start looking at whether or not your extended family can move in and help with childcare.
Sagittarius: Your ninth house is all about adventurers and explorers this week, so it might be time to bite the bullet and buy one of those kiddy-leashes. Or perhaps a tasteful back-pack with a leash. Honestly, whatever it takes at this point.
Capricorn: Uranus is standing still in your zone of property and renovations. So hide all markers, crayons and pens until further notice, lest the estate agent spring a surprise inspection.
Aquarius: This week is about adapting and adjusting. (Right, as if you haven’t been doing that since your first was born!) Uranus is in your house of thoughts and ideas, so perhaps following through on one of your 20+ Pinterest projects for the house, or even the kids, would be good. Or movie day, whatever works.
Pisces: With Mercury retrograde in Virgo there is a lot to be said for getting rid of dead wood. Or the bags upon bags upon boxes of old baby clothes and appliances. And the newborn book, face it, that ship has sailed.
As for Chinese Astrology in August…It’s the Month of the Monkey now. In the year of the Rooster, that’s the two Metal animals present. Given the Monkey is Yang Earth this month, the metal element is even stronger, with that also supported by the Yin fire element of the year pillar.
Metal element is about letting go (grieving), breathing and opening up the chest. There may be a lot to let go of this month so the key will be to keep moving, physically and mentally, so as not to get stuck or “harden” as metal can so easily do.
This month, the metal has support from the fire and earth, which makes it strong.