Last week I said “This week has the energy of change and unexpected insights and events. Tension is very possible and you’d be wise to be aware of your own energy as you interact with others. You may vascillate between bubbly optimism and desolate pessimism and its all OK. This Aquarius full moon is a major contributor to this energy, but has a lot of help from Mercury and Uranus.
Be fearlessly yourself, or at least imagine what that would look and feel like. Your imagination does give life to things. Journaling this week about who you would be if you had nothing to lose could uncover some delicious and valuable truths for you. And I don’t know about you, but it was true for me. A lot of that information pertained to the August 3rd full moon and Mercury/Saturn aspect. So Because we’re overlapping August 3rd this week and last, that whole paragraph still holds true!
This week will be mostly influenced by the Aquarius full moon everyone is talking about. August 3rd: Mercury opposite Saturn – general bajiggityness, maybe pessimistic thinking.
August 3rd 8:59 AM: Full Moon in Aquarius – As if Aquarius didn’t pack enough unexpectedness, this full moon squares Uranus, so changes and “peculiar” events are very possible. Peculiar…what a great word. This whole year is peculiar!
Mercury opposite Saturn also lends an uncomfortable energy to this moon. If the moon is full, it is opposite the sun, which is now in Leo. Your right and left brains, creative and logical sides, as well as your inner child and outer adult (um, if you have one?), will be trying to strike a balance. The best way to do that may be to just be loud, bold, uninhibited. Neither of these signs are particularly shy. Both of them are convinced of their rightness. If you were not afraid of anything, or of any backlash, or of losing anything as a result of it, what and who would you be? Imagine that individual during this lunation and give them a voice.
Changes will be happening whether you do this work or not. The energy of Uranus and Aquarius is “expect the unexpected”, and chances are you won’t be able to analyze the clues into a solid answer. So the best way to harness this is to plug in some coordinates and stay loose and light on your feet.
We should expect to see some social changes or news around this full moon as well. Aquarius is the OG social protester and poster girl for civil unrest. There’s so much currently going on that includes these issues, the news could come from anywhere. I feel it will be positive but somewhat rattling. Of course “positive” depends on which side of things you’re on, I suppose. So let’s think like Spock, the perfect archetypal example of Aquarius…Positive change that will affect the needs (not desires) of the collective as a whole. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Live Long and Prosper.
📞 By Kelly McClain
Kelly is an Astrologer, Relationship & Sexuality Coach, Empath at 12listen.com