I find it compelling that the New Moon in Cancer comes before the Full Moon in Aquarius. Although these signs - Cancer and Aquarius - are strange bedfellows in the zodiac, my experience working as an Astrologer has taught me that Cancer and Aquarius are heartfelt teachers of meaningful connection. We learned during the New Moon in Cancer what it means to belong to self and so now the Full Moon in Aquarius teaches us what it means to belong with others.
Since Full Moons are symbolic completions, what I’d like to complete is the conversation that “Aquarius” is the rugged individualist, rebel-without-a-cause. And what I’d like to reintroduce instead is that Aquarius knows that belonging is a complicated paradox; in order to belong with others, we have to continue the Cancerian self-acceptance value and occasionally stand alone. In order to find meaningful connection, we sometime risk disconnection because perhaps we disagree with the status quo and the party lines.
When we stand alone in Aquarius style, then we find others who are brave enough to stay true to themselves while risking connection and in the brave wilderness, do we find meaningful connection with others. It’s still jaw-dropping to me that Saturn entered Aquarius just days after the CV19 pandemic which put this Aquarius idea center stage; how do we broker the desires, freedoms, and liberties of the individual in equal harmony with the health of the collective? In many ways, we understand those answers. In many ways, we’ve devolved from them. It wouldn’t be “Aquarius” without a paradox.
There are 2 Full Moons in Aquarius after another which is special and rare. And so we are afforded two opportunities to inhabit the Aquarius theme of belonging to self and belonging with others carefully. In the skies this night is also a Venus-Jupiter opposition. Venus and Jupiter are considered “benefics” and so they only want to uplift. Venus is in Virgo, Jupiter is retrograde in Pisces and the polarity point between these signs ask us to put faith into practice and find ways to operationalize our spirituality/faith into specific behavior choices.
So many of the concepts “spirituality” discusses are ultimately empty sounds unless experiences through our behavior and choices. So the Venus-Jupiter opposition along with the first Full Moon in Aquarius asks us to balance the spiritual approaches dedicated to “me” with spiritual practices dedicated to “we”, too. Since, like Emma Lazarus reminded us, “Until we are all free, we are none of us free.” Our individual freedom is a result of the commitment to collective freedom. Let the Full Moon in Aquarius help you grapple with this paradox in peace.
Friendship, Activism, Convictions & Shared Humanity
Power to the people, Aries. The Full Moon in Aquarius is in your friendship, community organizing, and power-with sector. So you’ll want to think about how the nature of your collaborative efforts dictates the outcome. While considering how you frame “power” and how you share “power” with others so that collective progress is made manifest in your presence.
Career, Purpose, Integrity & Responsibility
Your relational skills are the new bottom line, Taurus. The Full Moon in Aquarius is in your career zone and reminds you that your competence is a given. It’s your social intelligence and relational support at work that largely determines your success. As you support others, they will support you; give away what you want to recieve and the mutual triumphs arrive in no time.
Wisdom, Publishing, Vision & Higher Education
Bon voyage, Gemini. The Full Moon in Aquarius is in your travel and education zone. So whether you’re leaving on a jet plane or enjoying a study session at your new learning space, you’re going on a journey. Remember the value of new vision and how your life changes when the way you look at your life changes. With this insight, you’ll be even closer to the life of your dreams.
Intimacy, Eros, Sexuality & Transformation
A little levity goes a long way, Cancer. The Full Moon in Aquarius is in your sexuality and intimacy sector and since Aquarius is an air sign, you’re asked to lighten up just a bit. You deserve grace, self-compassion, and the healing power of laughing at yourself. It’ll make you even more resilient, connected to your body, and magnetic for intimate situations.
Romance, Love, Partnerships & Trust
Happy Birthday, Leo. The Full Moon in Aquarius is in your romantic zone and you’ll be observing how opposites, polarities, and contradictions form the basis of your relationships. If you’re willing to stand for your legitimacies while recognize they come with their liabilities too, you’ll be standing in the space where the most meaningful relationships are forged.
Humility, Health, Wellness & Routine
Ready, set, innovate Virgo. The Full Moon in Aquarius is in your wellbeing zone and it wants you to switch up your routines and strategies for personal growth. Stick with what’s given you the results you’re happy with, while experimenting with other approach that cultivate the highest personal, relational, professional, and financial health. Happy experimenting!
Courage, Worthiness, Charisma & Lovability
Reveal, don’t conceal Libra. The Full Moon in Aquarius is in your self-disclosure, courage, and vulnerability zone. You feel moved to share a substantial interior truth, hope, desire, and/or fear in a big way to someone who needs to hear it. You’ll want to show up - even if you can’t control the outcome - and your courage will be rewarded in enormous ways.
Vulnerability, Home, Family & Emotionality
What does “home” mean to you, Scorpio? The Full Moon in Aquarius is in your home, family, and belonging sector. You’ll be invited to consider home as a chosen family and find belonging with others generously. Regulate skepticism and suspicion as best you can and lead with the premise that everyone is doing the best they can with what they have. Happy homecoming!
Curiosity, Observation, Language & Active Listening
Put the “commune” in communication, Sag. The Full Moon in Aquarius is in your language, listening, and dialogue sector. You’ll be invited to think critically about the space between speaking and listening. Along with the fact-checking for accuracy, careful understanding, and even validating between you and others so that you can all get closer to the bigger Truths.
Finances, Security, Clarity of Values & Pleasure
Ground down and stay light on your feet, Cap. The Full Moon in Aquarius is in your safety and financial security zone. Framing your financial perception with more healing dialogue and creative problem solving. You’ll also want to check in on your values and review how your life could be aligned with even more integrity with choices you can make that put your values into practice.
Identity, Desire, Charisma & Authenticity
This moon is for you, Waterbearer. Happy half birthday! You’re experiencing profound shifts in every aspect of your life. So this Full Moon wants you to make the implicit, explicit. Name what needs to be completed. Name what needs to begin. Have a dual approach in this transformation of closure and commencement for miraculous changes to occur just for you.
Completion, Surrender, Healing & Spiritual Support
Rest, Pisces. The Full Moon in Aquarius is in your surrender, completion, and review zone. You’ll want to prioritize responsible contemplation and review what areas in your life need to be consciously surrendered. Then do everything you can to own the part you played with self-compassion and forgiveness while extending mercy and forgiveness to others as well.