Opening Your Heart and Mind at the Full Moon in Aquarius
All full moons create oppositions and there are just 6 opposites by sign in the zodiac. We also have the most important oppositions in our birth charts of the ascendant with the descendant which illuminate our relationships and the midheaven and IC which indicate our roots and mother and our vocation and father. However, these aren’t always active.
It’s the movement of the planets that awaken the planets-the archetypes -in our birth chart. These are known as transits and progressions. Plus using Vedic astrology, I can see what planets are in focus for longer periods of time that underpin the transits.
Vedic astrology is based on the sidereal zodiac, which is where the planets actually are against the background of the constellations-the fixed stars. What this means is that the Sun sign in your western chart may not be the same in your vedic chart. I believe this system is more accurate in forecasting, especially when is the best time to start anything new, to launch- a business, a marriage, a website for instance.
Fixed Grand Cross with the Nodal Axis
What is active at this Full Moon in Aquarius in western astrology is a fixed Grand Cross in the signs of Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio using the nodal axis. If you have a planet close to 17 to 19 degrees of these signs then this full moon is urging you to feel the freedom and innovation that Uranus brings.
Today I saw that in a city in Ukraine that’s now liberated from Russian forces, a group of young people are having rock music played by a DJ while they clear up the rubble. Now that’s thinking outside of the box!
As the Moon- the planet that holds our memories, our past conditioning -is close to Saturn in Aquarius, we may be dealing with our darkest fears and resistance in moving forward which is what freedom loving Uranus wants. However, Saturn is happy in the sign of Aquarius-a sign that it co-rules with Uranus-can give us security and mastery. It can be the safe container for the vulnerable Moon.
Venus in Leo
Venus has just moved into Leo, so the feminine planet is now in the sign of the King/Queen. This is good news for all Leo women and leaders world wide who in touch with their feminine. Its heart centered and creative. It stays in Leo until September 5th.
Mars moves into Gemini
There is also good news with Mars, which will move forward and no longer be connected with the difficult Uranus North Node conjunction. This happens on August 20th when it moves into Gemini.
So what to make of all of this?
Integrate the heart (Leo) with the mind (Aquarius). Allow ideas to flow from out of the blue to inspire you. Integrate Sovereignty with Freedom. Break free of tribal and past conditioning. To close this newsletter I love and endorse the words of astrologer Jaime who writes:
“The more we clear from our unconscious the more light we embody. We reclaim more of our life force energy to magically create our most inspired life.”
This is my purpose.
As a Sun sign Scorpio with the Moon in Taurus in my birth chart square to Pluto I have spent the last 28 years exploring the unconscious with the help and support of Chuck and Lency Spezzano and their ground breaking model Psychology of Vision.
Summer Sale What it means for you to love
On sale are 5 of my best astrology reports for August. I have added the Soulmate and Kindred Spirits Report as it focuses us on our relationships.
Do you want to know and understand what your soul desires for you in relationships?
This beautiful insightful Soulmate Report offers in-depth information about you and what your soul needs from your relationships.
This report encourages you to reflect on what it means for you to love- to be a brother, a sister, a friend, a colleague, a partner and a lover.
Love consists in this … that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other. Maria Rilke Rainer
Soulmate and Kindred Spirits Report written by Brian Clark provides an in-depth insight into relationships. This world-leading astrologer shares his insights into our first budding relationships with our family, through to associations with friends and peers, and ultimately being with a significant other.
Soul is expressed through individuality and when its unpredictable and mysterious nature is brought into intimate contact with another, a genuinely soulful relationship is possible.
Astrologically, it is the 7th House which show us our mirror- our relationships.
Seventh House partners are not just marriage or life partners, but also close business partners, clients, and those people who are engaged with you in a committed relationship.
Earth Signs- Getting Stuff Done with Mars
There are planets in earth signs at the Full Moon in Aquarius along with Pluto in Capricorn. Mars entered Taurus on July 5th to give you the boost of energy that lasts up until 20th August when it enters Gemini. Most important is that Mercury is now in Virgo, a sign that it rules, so communication and healing are highlighted.
Water Signs- Neptune-Feeling Compassionate?
At this Full Moon in Aquarius the only planet in a water sign is Neptune along with South Node of the Moon in Scorpio. Issues concerning the past and deep feelings come into our collective awareness.
Air Signs- Moon in Aquarius
The only planets in air signs are the Moon and Saturn in Aquarius. Saturn is now retrograde in the air sign of Aquarius and is now part of the Grand Cross in a T square with the Nodal axis. Saturn can act in two ways, procrastination and depression, or once the past is healed and the burden lifted it becomes mature and is the planet of Mastery. We are being urged to be practical and have a plan for the future.
Fire Signs- Jupiter the King of the Gods in Aries
Fire signs bring warmth, enthusiasm and lifts us up. At the Full Moon in Aquarius there is an abundance of planets in fire signs. The Sun and Venus are in Leo, Jupiter and Chiron are in Aries. Chiron trines Mercury so old wounds may come up for healing.
Slower Moving Planets
Jupiter: The Explorer/Teacher in Aries
Where Jupiter is placed in your chart is where you find your Faith. Jupiter is now in Aries from May 10th until it re-enters Pisces on October 29th until December 20th 2022. As Aries is the first fire sign it’s the Pioneer and activates all 3 fire signs:- Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. It went retrograde on July 29th.
Saturn: The Strategist in Aquarius is now Retrograde
Saturn is now retrograde in Aquarius, a sign it co-rules with Uranus. The theme of last year is Saturn in a tense relationship (a square) with Uranus. This is now almost over, but not yet. This Full Moon in Aquarius is activating this dynamic of the past (Saturn) and the future (Uranus).
Instead we see Saturn creating a T square with the nodal axis. This is very karmic and letting go of the past is the key to work well with this energy, especially healing ancestral patterns. Saturn went retrograde on June 4th so this aspect has lessened but is still relevant.
Neptune: The Dreamer/Visionary in Pisces is now retrograde
Neptune is aligned with Pluto in a positive connection. This can bring up feelings of overwhelm and grief. Take my advice and check out the Flower Essence Report to help to balance your energies.
Uranus- The Renegade/Awakener in Taurus
Uranus takes approx 7 years to go through a sign and always brings change/revolution. It is the planet that rules inventions and genius. Its now in Taurus (May 2018-April 2026 approx.) and we are witnessing the alarming news about climate change. Taurus is ruled by Venus, and as it’s an earth sign, we are now concerned with agriculture, our food chain and an awakening to our planet’s resources. In our daily lives Uranus wants to shake thing up and cut out old wood.
Pluto-The Transformer/Regenerator in Capricorn
Pluto is the slowest moving planet and currently travelling through Capricorn from 2008 until 2024. It is the God of the Underworld, buried power and the unconscious. It is assigned to Scorpio who also have Mars as their ruler. The transit of Pluto in Capricorn calls for deconstruction of the establishment and institutions. It went retrograde on April 29th until October 9th.
Consultations with Pam
I have some spaces for consultations in August, so please get in touch if you are having a difficult time right now. My sessions focus on healing and giving you an understanding and guidance for the next months ahead.
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