Once in a Blue Moon- Second Full Moon in Aquarius

Full Moon in Aquarius- Sun in the Heart of the Lion

  • Mixed Blessing- Jupiter squares Uranus (tough) and trines Chiron (healing)
  • Regulus the Royal Star and Archangel Raphael
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aquariusThe Full Moon on August 21st at 2.45am BST is the second full moon in Aquarius, with the Sun in Leo.

This happens once every three years as one zodiac sign gets a double-dose of lunar energy (a gift each sign receives about once every 36 years).

At this Full Moon the air sign of Aquarius gets the gift. Aquarius is the Water Bearer, and the The Greeks associated Aquarius with Ganymede, the beautiful Trojan boy who was the cup bearer of the Gods. In this cup was ambrosia which is the same word as the Sanskrit amrita, which is the nectar of immortality.

So Aquarius is connected with the concept of a divine substance which nourishes all life, a life-giving drink. Aquarius also connects to the myth of Prometheus who stole fire to give to mankind and was punished by the gods, thus he displays the rebel aspect of Aquarius.

The first Full Moon in Aquarius on July 22nd was at 0 degrees of Leo/Aquarius, this on August 21st is at 28 degrees, right at the end.

Leo is the sign of the heart and the individual- Aquarius is where we collaborate with others.

All Full Moons bring out emotions and we are witnessing massive groups protesting in Egypt and the building of an anti fracking protest movement in the UK.

lion-starsExtra Special Full Moon

This Full Moon is especially important for these reasons:-

  • ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL The Sun is on the Royal Star Regulus, the Watcher of the North. This is one of Four Guardians of Humanity, connected to Archangel Raphael.
  • TURNING POINT Jupiter in Cancer is making a tense square aspect to Uranus in Aries.
  • HEALING Jupiter trines Chiron in Pisces, an opportunity for healing.
  • CARING FOR THE WORLD Ceres, the Great Mother planet is conjunct the Sun.
  • GRAND CROSS FORMING Venus in Libra starts the process bringing Peace and Balance.
  • REBIRTH The Sabian symbols of both the Sun and Moon promise a rebirth.
  • ANCESTORS In Vedic astrology the Sun is in a lunar mansion called Magha connecting us to the Pitris, our ancestors.

The Blue Moon from Earthsky’s website:-

  • There are different definitions for Blue Moon. By popular acclaim, Blue Moon refers to the second of two full moons in a single calendar month. A Blue Moon might also be the third of four full moons in a single season – a season being defined as the time period between a solstice and an equinox, or vice versa. Or, someday, you might see an actual blue-colored moon.
  • The next Blue Moon will fall on August 20-21, 2013. It’ll be a Blue Moon by the seasonal definition, that is, the third of four full moons to take place in a season, in this case between the June 2013 solstice and September equinox. The last Blue Moon by this definition happened on November 21, 2010.
  • Every month typically has a full moon (although sometimes February doesn’t have a full moon at all). In fact, our word for “month” comes from the word “moon.” Most of the time, the names for full moons coincide with particular months or seasons of the year. So whether you define a Blue Moon as the second full moon in a month – or the third full moon of four in a season – the name Blue Moon accounts for times when there are more full moons than is ordinary.
  • The term once in a blue moon used to mean something rare. Now that the rules for naming Blue Moons include so many different possibilities, Blue Moons are pretty common!

b96 Regulus, The Royal Star and Archangel Raphael

The Four Royal Stars of the ancient Persian monarchy are called the Four Guardians of Heaven. Regulus is in the Heart of the Lion- it’s a triple star flushed white and ultramarine. its called the Watcher of the North.
There is also a connection to the 4 Archangels:-

  • Archangel Michael, The Royal Star Aldebaran is The Watcher of the East.
  • Archangel Uriel, The Royal Star Antares is The Watcher of the West.
  • Archangel Gabriel, The Royal Star Fomalhaut is The Watcher of the South.
  • Archangel Raphael, The Royal Star Regulus, is The Watcher of the North.

Originally these 4 Stars marked the two Equinoxes and two Solstices giving them their importance in the sky.

Aldebaran marked the zero Aries point in 3044 BC, Antares marked zero Libra in 3052 BC, Fomalhaut marked zero Capricorn in 2582 BC and Regulus marked zero Cancer in 2345 BC. Because of the precession of the equinoxes they have since moved signs.

Aura-Soma and Royal Blue- the colour of the Third Eye

Archangel Raphael is the Archangel of Healing. In Aura-Soma it’s the higher vibration of the Moon in the Major Arcana. Its bottle 96, and the colours are Royal Blue over Royal Blue, which further emphasizes this Full Moon. Royal Blue is the Third Eye chakra, the inner teacher of intuition.

This is the perfect time for a healing meditation.

From Aura-Soma:-
“The Higher Mind Functions. A desire to replace survival and security issues with a peace that passeth all understanding. The little bit of pink in the royal blue-the possibility of awakening within ourselves.”

The High Priestess is also relevant as she is the tarot card that symbolises The Moon. In Aura-Soma this is The Peace Bottle, blue over blue.

CREDIT: B96 Archangel Raphael drawn by Phyllis Mahon from Aura-Soma Tarot (out of print)

Sabian Symbols– A Rebirth

28-29 degrees Leo is “A Mermaid Emerges From The Ocean Waves Ready For Rebirth In Human Form”
28-29 Aquarius is “A Butterfly Emerging From A Chrysalis”

Jupiter Trines Chiron

If you have a planet at 12 degrees in your chart, then you may feel especially emotional as Jupiter makes a trine to Chiron the Wounded Healer and at the same time makes a square to Uranus, the planet of sudden change. (If you don’t know your chart then this month’s special offer is a great investment)

Energy healing makes sense as the earth’s magnetic field is also changing. This happens every 11 years so isn’t anything to be concerned about.

Keeping grounded is important by walking barefoot, avoiding over stimulation in the form of caffeine, alcohol and late night TV all help.

Grand Cross Forming on August 26th

Venus in Libra is now moving fast in the sky and by August 26th a rare Grand Cross will form. Libra represents balance, peace and harmony.
It also governs diplomacy, so God willing that this will prevail. Mercury joins this configuration later on 14th-19th September.

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