It is useful to keep perspective when things seem over-the-top. Clarity may come later in the day; the beauty of this full moon is its ability to shine light on your hopes and wishes. Fueled by the Leo Sun, your potential is only as limited as your dreams. This is the first of 2 full moons in August, promising more action than usual for the traditional “vacation” month.
This is a good day to move ahead with projects, keeping in mind the parameters of Mercury retrograde.
The Sabian symbol** for the Moon is: “Man tête-à-tête with his inspiration”. This supports the idea to allow quality time with your vision.
In our world of continual tangents and distractions, making time for quiet focus can be quite revelatory. It’s almost impossible to finish a thought when so many hands are waving for your attention. Remember you deserve your complete attention every now and again to keep on track of what YOU really want.
The sign of Aquarius celebrates individual freedom for the good of the collective. That statement alone holds great tension, because of the tightrope one must walk to sustain both. In its purity, Aquarian energy can be quite cold, almost frozen in its analytical detachment.
When the full moon occurs, the warmth of the Leo Sun teases out its playfulness. Think of an alienated teenager, captured by the eager hand of a child excited about a game. A thaw can occur and suddenly the teen is drawn into the wonder of childhood, but through the lens of a wiser perspective.
The symbol for the Sun is: “Children on a swing in a huge oak tree”. I love this image for so many reasons. First because it comes under the sign of Leo, it reminds us of the playful exuberance of children and how it lives inside all of us, if we just let it out. The huge oak suggests stability and an anchor, no matter how high you soar with your goal. Since there’s more than one child, you can have company on the journey, but you want to choose someone who’s on for the full spirit of the adventure.
There are certainly some challenges possible in the day, especially for those who are hesitant of change or bothered by disruptions. But the overall thrust of the day is to propell forward with a generous heart. You can take advantage of the opportunities available today, while being mindful of Mercury retrograde.
The exact time the Aquarius Full Moon lights the sky is at 11:27 pm ET. Cross something off your to-do list for the next couple of weeks to ensure you get the most important things done and if you can, dance by the light of this moon!
Thursday August 2: Join me at the Jewelry Trunk Show: New Astrology Line with Intentions bracelets!
Intentions is more than beautiful jewelry. The wearer feels fabulous when she’s chosen a bracelet and trusts the absolute outcome of her intentions.
** We are still in the process of understanding the Sabian symbols, which were channeled in 1925. The spiritualist astrologer Marc Edmund Jones, took Elsie Wheeler, a clairvoyant confined to a wheelchair to a San Diego park with a project. He put a symbol for each of the 360∞ of the zodiacal wheel on 360 cards. She proceeded to come up with visual phrases for each one of them. They were done in random order and they have a magic that is hard to decipher, yet feels totally right.