Most of us spend a large part of our lives putting ourselves first – and why not? But once in a while, along comes a cosmic wakeup call which reminds us that we are all part of a greater collective humanity. One of these powerful calls comes with an Aquarius Full Moon – and the next one is August 15.
Full Moons in astrology are typically a time of completion and reflection – a time when we reap the consequences of what we started six or so months ago. When the Full Moon shines from Aquarius, those consequences are likely to reach beyond our individual lives, into our communities as well as the wider world.
Aquarius is a radical zodiac sign, an Air Sign which is always pushing the boundaries and invariably challenging the status quo. An Aquarius Full Moon is an astrological opportunity to reflect on how you’ve made a difference in the world. Whatever work you’ve done to try to further equality, fairness, justice or respect for the environment, however small, has been gratefully received by the cosmos and during the Full Moon period you should notice that a slight shift has occurred – thanks to your actions.
While it’s true that one person alone cannot change the world, the Aquarius Full Moon is a valuable reminder that every single person can, and does, have a part to play in collective change.
On a more personal level, the Aquarius Full Moon is energy which encourages radical change in our own lives. Piecemeal tweaks are no longer the way to go and over the last six months, since the last Aquarius New Moon, you’ve probably realized that something big is going to have to be adjusted. This Moon’s energy brings acceptance of the need for change, and the strength and maturity to carry it out.
Astrologically, the Aquarius Full Moon is also a time for letting go of old, outdated things. Maybe clean out your closet or your attic, or clean out your attitudes and your prejudices. Perhaps upgrade your ten-year-old phone or learn a new piece of tech. This is all about staying current and not being stuck in the past.
In astrology, Full Moons also challenge us to deal with the shadow aspects of the sign opposite to the Full Moon. In this case, the Aquarius Full Moon brings out the shadow elements of Leo – a zodiac sign which can suffer from ego issues, selfishness and attention seeking. During this Moon, look at your own recent behavior. If you’ve been too demanding or to focused on yourself, now is the time to recognize that and to resolve to change it.
How the Aquarius Full Moon Affects Each Zodiac Sign
Each Sun sign will feel the effects of the Aquarius Full Moon slightly differently. All signs will be experiencing a sense of completion or ending in some way, but the specifics will vary according to which solar house the Full Moon falls in for each zodiac sign. Some zodiac signs will also deal better than others with the particular emotional aloofness of the Aquarius Full Moon.
Aquarius Full Moon for an Aries (Aries dates: March 20 - April 19)
Take an unemotional, objective look at your friendships and your social life. Are you spending time with people or groups which no longer resonate with your soul purpose? The Full Aquarius Full Moon is your opportunity to cut these ties and to manifest more meaningful relationships.
Aquarius Full Moon for a Taurus (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)
Your ethics may be tested during this astrological Full Moon, especially at work. Try to keep your working life and your personal life separate, so you can make unemotional, practical decisions when you’re under pressure. Be careful that your career does not take over your whole identity.
Aquarius Full Moon for a Gemini (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)
Events may prompt you to question your faith or your beliefs, perhaps in a very public way. Stay calm and avoid over-thinking this situation. It’s OK to adapt and to change your views as things change around you. Don’t allow others to label you or define you as something you’re not.
Aquarius Full Moon for a Cancer (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)
The Aquarius Full Moon may highlight an emotional situation that’s caused you great angst. If you’re facing a difficult problem, peace of mind will come through surrender and acceptance. Trying to find a logical path through a minefield will fail – it’s important instead to react with instinct.
Aquarius Full Moon for a Leo (Leo dates: July 22 – August 22)
This Full Moon shines from your relationship zone, highlighting the importance of oneness with your partner. Investigate your karmic links together or find a way of putting your sweetheart’s needs above your own for a while. Look for unconventional relationship solutions which may involve technology.
Aquarius Full Moon for a Virgo (Virgo dates: August 23 – September 22)
You’ve spent so much time trying to save the world that you’ve forgotten to save yourself. The Full Moon reminds you that you need rest, recuperation and self-care. Focus on your own wellbeing for a few days. You cannot properly care for the planet or for those around you unless you’re strong yourself.
Aquarius Full Moon for a Libra (Libra dates: September 23 – October 22)
This can be a highly creative Full Moon for you, boosting your imagination and idealism. It’s a great time to highlight a cause you believe in, perhaps through artwork, story or music. Use your skills to connect stark facts to emotions that move others.
Aquarius Full Moon for a Scorpio (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)
During the Aquarius Full Moon, your Scorpio need for privacy may become intense. Spend some time alone if you can, and delegate family responsibilities for a day or two, if possible. You need some time to get your emotions back on an even keel. There’s a positive chance here for you to re-set the emotional dial.
Aquarius Full Moon for a Sagittarius (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)
This Moon harmonizes well with the Sagittarius urge to speak the truth – so you should do just that. Tell people uncomfortable truths. It may not make you very popular for a day or two, but fundamentally you will be doing others a favor, and they will, eventually, appreciate that.
Aquarius Full Moon for a Capricorn (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 19)
A mini financial crisis during this Full Moon could be a blessing in disguise. Any such event will help to soften the Capricorn focus on materialism and will remind you exactly how fortunate you truly are. Reflect on your relationship with money and learn to value the less tangible blessings around you.
Aquarius Full Moon for an Aquarius (Aquarius dates: January 20 – February 17)
A Full Moon in your own sign is always significant and for you, this reflects a need to put yourself front and center. You may feel more assertive than normal – good! Use this assertiveness to remind others that you have boundaries too and that you’re not just there to help them.
Aquarius Full Moon for a Pisces (Pisces dates February 18 – March 19)
Pisces is always a spiritual zodiac sign, but with this Full Moon activating your spiritual zone, you can expect to enjoy some very vivid dreams or psychic interludes. This is a very good time to explore your mediumistic qualities or to look into the wisdom of our ancestors.