August 3: Full Moon in Aquarius
Full Moon in Aquarius - August 3rd, 2020 8:58 AM PT // 11:58 AM ET // 10:58 AM CT
This Full Moon, as we know, is a time of celebration, reflection, and completion. It’s a time for self-love and appreciation for all the things we’ve been given, have earned, and have worked hard to create since the beginning of the cycle during the New Moon. Also, the Full Moon helps illuminate the truth in our lives, expand our ways of thinking, and clear any remaining fog on our path.
This cycle, our Full Moon is in the sign of Aquarius. A Full Moon occurs when the Sun is in opposition to the moon. In this case, the Sun is in Leo. The Leo Sun is intensely individual and proud. Leo is definitely not about being part of the team or focusing on communal growth. The Aquarius Moon -- while also quite individualistic and values independence -- heavily values teams, groups, and the collective. The Full Moon illuminates this emotional conflict for us in our lives, and where in our charts we have Leo and Aquarius influences.
As a reminder, the July 20th New Moon in Cancer was opposite Saturn, which may have caused some restrictions and even hardship over the last couple of weeks in pursuing your goals. A serious attitude and hard work were needed, as well as deep focus, determination, and persistence. This Full Moon in Aquarius is square Uranus. This energy will likely bring us unexpected changes that could be emotionally upsetting or cause our lives to feel unsteady. Keeping an open mind and fully surrendering to this universal shake-up will help you adapt to the changes more quickly, plus keep you open to new or exciting opportunities that now have the space to manifest in your life. In addition, Mercury opposition Saturn, which happens simultaneously with the Full Moon, makes the changes caused by this Uranus aspect a little more challenging to deal with. You’re being called at this time to have deep patience and a positive attitude as much as possible.
The Full Moon square Uranus aspect will likely make our lives feel shaky and unsteady, as mentioned above, and you may notice a lot of shifts and changes happening all around you. You may feel very unstable and unsure of which direction to focus your energy at this time. The Universe is helping us purge anything weak or shaky in our lives. Anything that withstands this “earthquake” is meant to stay with you, and anything that crumbles wasn’t meant to stay. Usually, we know that these things are meant to leave our lives, anyway, and the Universe is just giving us a little push to make the change. Release your fearful grip, and let that sh*t go! Do your best to be as non-resistant as possible to this process. Surrender and go with the flow :)
As uncomfortable as this shake-up may seem, this Uranus energy also serves a higher purpose in our lives -- awakening our soul energy. When life rattles us, it causes us to literally WAKE UP. We begin to see things in a new light, change our perspective and even the way we consciously show up in the world. This shake-up can trigger moments of awakening or the surfacing of new wisdom and knowledge in our lives. It helps us clear the fog, and notice a brighter, or higher path!
As we allow the Universe to shake us up, we let go of all the things no longer meant for us. Things that were weak and crumbling get cleared from our lives to make way for new and stronger foundations and connections. As the dust falls to the ground, we will feel a sense of renewal and restoration. We will have a deep knowing and/or remembrance of who we are, what we’re meant to be doing, and which direction we’re meant to be heading.
Other Astrological Happenings:
- Lionsgate Portal - The Lionsgate Portal opens every year, and peaks on August 8th. As the Sun reaches the peak of Leo season, and the star, Sirius, reaches a high point in the sky, The Lionsgate Portal activates, sending insights, downloads, and divine messages down to us on Earth. The energy of the Lionsgate Portal is already brewing at the time of the Full Moon! This Full Moon will help illuminate the Portal energies as they grow stronger, and if we do our best to tune into them, we should start to receive intuitive wisdom, divine downloads, new ideas, and creative inspiration! This is an opportunity for some serious growth and progress, so do what you can to tap into it!
- Mercury Opposite Saturn - This aspect happens at the time of the Full Moon, and is typically associated with bad news, negative thinking, and mishandled situations. SO, to combat this energy: positive thinking, patience, kind words, and hard work will make the changes ahead much easier to handle. Don’t give into your own negativity, or anyone else’s! Take your time making decisions, and be clear and to the point with your communication, as misunderstandings could be high during this time. Do your best not to take things personally. Be patient and understanding, and keep your head down.
During Full Moons, we typically like to focus our energy on releasing and celebrating our manifestations. With this particular Full Moon, be sure to set aside some time to receive divine guidance and insights, as you may find it easier to receive universal downloads right now. Take some time for meditation or stream of consciousness journaling to really put this energy to good use.
Card 1: What have I created and manifested since the new moon?
Draw: Ace of Pentacles
The Ace of Pentacles represents new ideas, the beginnings of a new venture or goal, manifesting power and potential, and the beginnings of prosperity and abundance. If you remember back to the energy of our New Moon this cycle, we were heavily influenced by Saturn energy. You were being pushed to work with determination and persistence towards long-term goals, and really start setting a solid foundation down for that goal to manifest in your life. Saturn is all about well-laid plans, and this card tells me that you guys DID. THE. WORK! This card represents the planting of seeds (goals/dreams) in your life, and the excellent care you took to really get this seed to sprout! This card is all about holding faith and optimism while you water and tend to your seed (goal/dream) in the ground without digging it up in impatience and frustration because you do not see the direct results of your efforts just yet. You did the work to figure out the best way to make this goal a reality and set up the perfect conditions for your future manifestation and success. Good job! Your hard work and determination are definitely going to pay off, and you should absolutely take this time to celebrate that!
Card 2: Where am I now?
Draw: Page of Pentacles
The Page of Pentacles represents the manifestation of new opportunities, ambitions, new connections, financial opportunities, the exploration stage, and generally making your plans a reality. What impressive growth since the New Moon! From the Ace of Pentacles all the way to the Page of Pentacles! This card represents the beginning stages of the manifestation of your goals. So with the previous card, you laid your plans out, and you faithfully did the work to set yourself and your goal up for success. Now, you’re starting to see the results of your work, but likely it hasn’t wholly manifested itself in your life, just yet. You will probably be waiting for some other pieces of the puzzle to fall into place, and that’s okay! Know that they’re definitely on their way, and will arrive in your life in divine timing. Keep working diligently towards your goal! Right now, you’re in the perfect place to make your prosperity a reality (the suit of pentacles is all about prosperity/abundance/earth energy), so try to focus on ramping up your abundance, too. This card also signifies that an upgrade or change in perspective is on it’s way to you, so stay tuned for new and beautiful levels of consciousness arriving soon!
Card 3: What is coming into my conscious awareness?
Draw: The Star
The Star represents wishes granted, renewed hope, expectations fulfilled, knowing you’re on the right path, and healing after traumatic events. The Star is all about hope. She sends us a message of divine timing and aims to guide you towards moments of serendipity and fate in your life. You are blessed by the universe, and The Star calls you to recognize the bright brilliance of your future. You are on the right path! At this time, you may start to notice that your soul’s purpose is becoming clearer and clearer and that the way forward is not as dark and clouded over as it used to be. Significant moments of expansion and happiness are coming to you now, and you’re being called to allow your inner light to shine brightly on any darkness that surfaces in your life. Any limiting beliefs, self-doubt, or negative thinking should be released at this time, and you should give a voice to any grievances or unexpressed emotions so that they no longer hold you down. The Star calls you to release anything and anyone anchoring you to the past, so that you may float freely towards your bright future. The stars are literally aligned in your favor, and you should start to expect miracles on your path.
Card 4: What is no longer serving me?
Draw: Seven of Swords
The Seven of Swords represents deception, betrayal, risk, and the universe bearing witness to true intentions. This card traditionally represents deception, betrayal, or even thievery in our lives at the hands of others, or possibly making a risky decision in our lives, as we’ve seen in past readings. But in this case, it is calling us to take a good, long, hard look at our lives and see where we’ve been deceiving ourselves and others. Have you been telling yourself and others that “you’re doing your best,” when you know deep down that you’re really not? Are you acting recklessly in any area of your life? Are you avoiding responsibilities right now? Taking a little more than you truly need? Only pretending everything is okay when it’s actually falling apart? These are tough questions to ask ourselves, but it is absolutely necessary that we cut the crap in our lives. You’re being called to get deeply honest, remind yourself of your morals and values, and act with major integrity from here on out. This level of self-deception will not carry you forward into your bright future, it will only continue to hold you back. Release the need for utilizing deception and white lies to feign perfection. Let yourself off the hook, and start rebuilding those areas that have fallen apart. And ask for help, guidance, and support when needed. You don’t ever have to do this kind of work alone.
Card 5: How can I release and let go of these energies?
Draw: Six of Cups
The Six of Cups represents nostalgia, themes in your life, reconnecting with people from the past, and your inner child/future self. The Six of Cups calls us to reconcile our relationship with our past and our inner child/future self. You may be stuck in feelings of nostalgia, trying to relive the past, be haunted by the guilt of past mistakes, or continuously reliving the trauma of a terrible moment in your life. This card is calling you to do whatever it is you need to do to release these memories. Accept your humanness and forgive yourself for any mistakes you made in the past. Know that you did the best you could with the knowledge you had at the time. And even if you didn’t do your best at that moment, know that it is okay to make mistakes. Nobody is perfect, and continuing to beat yourself up over something from the past will only hold you back. Learn the lesson, and move on. If you’ve been holding yourself to a ridiculous level of perfection, you’re being called to release that right now. Additionally, take some time to reconnect with your inner child. What do they need from you? What fears or concerns do they have? How can you honor them and heal them? Reconnect with your future self and ask if they have any advice or lessons for you. While this may seem silly, this reconnection with the different parts of ourselves creates wholeness in our being that will help support you in your life’s journey. Do your best not to skip out on this work.
Card 6: What additional resources are available to me as I release and let go?
Draw: Nine of pentacles
The Nine of Pentacles represents spiritual and material satisfaction, personal achievement, inner peace, contentment, and milestones met and celebrated. The Nine of Pentacles is calling us to really take stock of all the things you’ve manifested into being, and more importantly, all of the personal changes you’ve gone through to get to this point in your life. When we’re in the thick of it, it’s hard to see how far we’ve traveled on our path, so take this moment to really look at how far you’ve come, and celebrate your successes! This card represents a moment of deep spiritual and material bliss, so lean into that energy as you release the need for perfection and the attachment to your past missteps. If harnessed correctly, this reflective and celebratory energy can help you move mountains in your life, so do your best to take a moment and bask in it! You deserve it! This may mean you need to take some alone time to really process how far you’ve journeyed in life, so make that a priority. This would be an excellent journaling exercise, too. Just know that the feelings of harmony and manifestation are there for the taking. You just have to be willing to accept you’ve made more progress than you think you have!
Card 7: Affirmation/energy for the waning cycle
Draw: King of Wands
Affirmation: I unapologetically embody my unique, fiery, and creative passion.
The King of Wands represents super successful ideas, timelessness, natural-born leaders, the entrepreneurial spirit, and pure fire energy. The King of Wands is calling us to step into our fiery side for the rest of this moon cycle. Tap into this card’s energy by focusing on your vitality, and doing your best to live your life well. Explore your entrepreneurial passions, and take action on any ideas that have been floating around your brain! This card calls us to dive deep into our unique creative expression, unapologetically. Even if everyone thinks your crazy, go for it! What’s the worst that could happen? Additionally, if you need help getting your dream off the ground, rope in some helpful and inspired people to help you achieve it! You’re deeply called to embody your unique passion, and not to stifle that flame within yourself. Just remember to keep your expectations and timelines realistic, as it’s easy to get carried away with all of that fiery passion!
Affirmation: I unapologetically embody my unique, fiery, and creative passion.
- Keep working diligently towards your goal!
- Know that you’re on the right path
- Expect miracles!
- Notice and release where you’ve been deceiving yourself and others.
- Remind yourself of your morals and values
- Act with integrity in all moments
- Release the need to feign perfection
- Release memories/mistakes from the past that are holding you back
- Reconnect with your inner child and future self
- Focus your energy on a life well-lived
- Boost your vitality!
- Embrace your unique and fiery passion!
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Full Moon in Pisces - Sept 1-2, 2020 10:23 PM PT // 12:23 AM CT // 1:23 AM ET
This Full Moon, as we know, is a time of celebration, reflection, and completion. It's a time for self-love and appreciation. It's a moment of gratitude for all of the things we've been given, have earned, and have worked hard to create since the New Moon. The Full Moon helps illuminate the truth in our lives, expand our ways of thinking, and clear any remaining fog on our path.
This cycle, our Full Moon is in the sign of Pisces. The Sun and Moon oppose one another at the full moon, so we're looking at a Virgo vs. Pisces opposition. Finite, concrete reality vs. Infinite, intuitive ether. The energy of Pisces may have us in a dark, murky, and emotional headspace (stuck in ALL the feels,) but thankfully the practical energy of Virgo should help us to stay grounded in reality, even if it feels like we have to fight to keep our grasp on logical thinking.
Pisces has come to remind us to consider our spiritual and emotional states. If they've been left by the wayside recently, this is your opportunity to release any negative habits around your spiritual and emotional hygiene practices (or lack thereof!) We're being called to find balance in our lives right now between the energies of Virgo and Pisces. This means finding ways to identify and express your spiritual/emotional needs while maintaining order and progress in your everyday lives. If one of these energies is unbalanced in your lives, you'll know it when you see it: it's either excessive orderliness or chaos.
Each lunar cycle, we're reborn. We have a fantastic opportunity to align with our intentions during the New Moon and integrate our experiences from the last cycle into our lives. This work rejuvenates our souls, so we are ready to dive back in with the beginning of a new cycle. We're called to consciously clear away any obstructions to our dreams, get clear on our intentions, and ask for divine assistance in making them a reality. This time is incredibly meditative and introspective. It's the perfect time of the lunar cycle to journal, meditate, create art, and connect with your inner and spiritual self. It is also an excellent time to release ideas, thoughts, beliefs, and ways of being that no longer serve us on our path.
This New Moon is in the sign of Leo. When the Moon is in Leo, it's an excellent time to focus on goals and intentions that mesh well with Leo's energy. For example, it's an amazing time to concentrate on ways to enhance our hobbies and creative endeavors, spice up our romantic lives, and maybe most importantly, focusing on building up our self-confidence and developing a healthy sense of pride in ourselves. This New Moon is the perfect time for indulging in Leo Season's energy by giving yourself the royal treatment re: self-care. Additionally, focusing on any passion projects you've yet to start will honor Leo's energy during this moon cycle. Leo aims to teach us the importance of assuming responsibility in our lives, giving of ourselves generously to others, and taking pride in our souls' uniqueness.
This New Moon is the perfect time to meditate upon Leo energy, and how it shows up in your life. Leo is an incredibly expressive fire sign, which can be described as proud, generous, warm, authoritative, caring, noble, and open to life. Where in your life can you start to cultivate these energies more fully? How could you improve your life by incorporating some of these things into your personality? When setting your intentions for this New Moon, take into consideration the lessons of this sign. Leo energy calls you to improve in these areas, to express your inner-child, and express yourself creatively without shame or restriction.
Last Quarter Moon in Taurus August 11, 2020 9:47 AM PT // 11:47 AM CT // 12:47 PM ET
The Last Quarter Moon is the final stage of the lunar cycle. The intentions you set during the New Moon are completing their journey, and making their way into your reality. This time is all about transition, reorientation, and completion. It's the best time in the Moon Cycle to take closing action, follow-up, and complete all the activities that began at the New Moon phase. This is also a time to release, surrender, and reflect on all you have learned from this lunar cycle.
During the Waning Phase, this is a good time to find significance and deeper meaning in your life experiences, as this is a deeply reflective moment of the lunar cycle. This is the perfect time to go inward and discover what the Moon has been showing you over the course of this cycle. Some questions you can ask yourself are:
- ”what do I need to do to nurture my manifestations?”
- “What outdated limitations or patterns have shown up that I broke through during this cycle?”
- “How can I sustain my growth in the coming cycle?”
- “Do I have a support system in place to help me handle the changes I'm experiencing?"
This Last Quarter Moon is in the sign of Taurus. When the Moon is in Taurus, we want to really be in our bodies, and enjoy every sensation of our five senses. This sign brings out our capacity to really enjoy our lives on earth instead of yearning for some other heavenly plane of existence! This is the time to really make yourself comfortable and cozy, listen to some beautiful music, enjoy some delicious food, and move your body in a way that feels really, really good. Or, if you’re feeling truly exhausted, take a really long, luxurious nap! Anything you can do to please the senses during this time will be beneficial to your being. Also, Taurus is known as the “slow mover” of the zodiac, so honor this sign by really savoring every delicious moment of existence during this moon.