Here are some of modern astrology’s contradictory messages about Aquarius, the sign of this Full Moon: Aquarius symbolizes weirdness, iconoclasm, and innovation, but also friendship and membership in groups. So which is it?
Many astrological calendars and websites list the August 18, 2016 Aquarius Full Moon as a lunar eclipse. Here’s why they’re wrong, and why I doubt this Full Moon will really behave like an eclipse, astrologically speaking.
Leo symbolizes our connection with the Source, however you imagine it. For our purposes, simply imagine a huge battery that generates more than enough energy and inspiration for everyone. In our Leo/Solar selves, we develop creative connections to that loving, powerful source….
Capricorn’s genius is his ability to size up a situation quickly, formulate a practical, effective response, and deliver orders that others instinctively obey. Above all, Capricorn is resourceful; its symbol, the goat, will eat anything to stay alive. When failure is not an option—and for Capricorn, it never is—you will do whatever is needed, however unpleasant, to get the job done….
How is it that when we think of soulmates, our parents seldom come to mind? Or for that matter, siblings, first cousins, and the grade school nemesis who unfailingly edged us out as the top student in our class? We seem to assume soulmates present themselves only as romantic partners or the rare lifelong friend. That usually disqualifies the people who grounded us or gave us wedgies….
The Sagittarius Full Moon is for looking at the big things that hurt and terrify us, that are perhaps a bit too large for our hearts and minds to accommodate. For figuring out how to stretch ourselves to make space for it all, with a little room left over for compassion, wisdom, and hope….
Nothing in this month’s planetary picture should discourage you from brain- storming your Gemini heart out. But it may be the case that one idea immediately collides with another, and then another, and another, until your mind is racing and you feel like you did as a kid, spinning around and around until you collapsed dizzily on the front lawn….
Oh, self- righteousness can feel so good. Setting someone straight. Telling it like it is. Few things offer the delicious jolt of freedom, of agency, of utter indifference to consequence that comes with letting fly a self-righteous screed. But even if what you say is true, and even if you can argue for its necessity, that kind of truth-telling is never kind and almost never improves upon the silence….
By all means, at this New Moon, do some rituals and set intentions around attracting more money into your life. But to focus only on money is to miss the larger point of Taurus, which is the importance of self-sufficiency.
Ritual is the way we ask for help from the gods, but if you’re like me, you may not feel comfortable with solemn, formal ritual filled with prescribed incantations and possibly incense. In fact, I think all that’s required is that we simply ask for what we want—politely, respectfully, and winningly, while putting our best qualities forward.