Supermoon in Aquarius ♒ Aug 10, 2014

The Full Moon in Aquarius comes exact on August 10, 2014 at 2:09 PM EST

Click here to learn about the Moon. Click here to learn about Aquarius.

Hold on everybody! This Full Moon is a Supermoon, one of three this year. What makes it super is the fact that the Moon is unusually close to the Earth, appearing even more big and beautiful than ever! Tomorrow the Moon will be 221,765 miles away from us. This Full Moon is also the halfway point between the Summer Solstice and the Fall Equinox, known as Lunar Lammas. Lammastide is a traditional holiday in English-speaking regions of the Northern Hemisphere that falls upon the first harvest of the year. So in more ways than one, this Full Moon is a symbolic time of reaping the seeds we have sown. In the Great Lakes region, this particular phase is also known as the Full Sturgeon Moon because it coincides with a time of abundant fish catches. My heart aches thinking of Lake Michigan, my homeland!

As I mentioned in my post on the First Quarter Moon in Scorpio, the Full Moon is a time of culmination. This is the final exam, I hope you studied! The Moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise.

The Sun and Moon are now facing each other dead-on, in total opposition between fixed fire Leo and fixed air Aquarius: importance of the self vs. importance of the people. Aquarius is the rebel, the nonconformist, the one who dances to the beat of a different drum. Aquarius is all about freedom and seeking power through creating our own reality. This is a time when we see through labels – color, class, nationality, religion – and embrace the inner light of interconnectedness that shines within all beings, namaste: dissolution of the one into the many. This transit brings to mind vision and prophecy. Aquarian energy moves quickly – expect breakthroughs to come without warning. I also associate Aquarius with extra-terrestrials and deep space, if you’re into that kind of thing :p

The LeoAquarius polarity presents a wonderful opportunity to work on achieving balance between the heart (ruled by Leo) and the mind. Although Leo is a sign that also loves to learn, Aquarians are notorious for having what I like to call lightning-brains: incredibly fast and prone to tangents! The Moon in Aquarius encourages us to take part in weaving a story composed of many voices. We reach now for what is universal. Our inclination is to gather with like-minded individuals. We come together through shared interests and the desire to create change. Aquarius says, the more the merrier! And everyone is welcome, from all walks of life. Aquarius is one of the most open-minded, tolerant and accepting signs in the zodiac. Be weird, be genuine, just come as you are. One thing I love about Aquarians is that they are eccentric and fully embrace this when balanced.

Aquarian energy favors the following: extreme activities like bungee jumping, alternative/progressive communities, working with outcast or disadvantaged populations, traveling, healing arts, mysticism or occultism, videography/photography and unorthodox belief systems. Aquarius rules technology and all things that are cutting edge; additionally, this sign rules things that are so old that they become new again. For example, archeology or other fields that uncover the old and shed fresh light, a new perspective.

This phase of the Moon asks us to be true to ourselves. There is no bullshitting with Aquarius. I like to visualize Aquarius as the winds of change. Aquarians focus on spreading messages of social justice and equality to the rest of humanity. Many feel a deep need to share their wisdom and thereby revolutionize the world. Here we can see the fixed nature of the sign. When imbalanced, Aquarians are notorious for being obstinate or overly logical. Often people born under this sign struggle to understand why others are not as adventurous, self-confident or unique as they are.

For those who normally have a difficult time remaining emotionally grounded, the Moon in Aquarius may be a real blessing. The energy here is cool, detached and objective, as is the essence of air. This transit also indicates an influx in mental and social activity. In the way that air moves and spreads rapidly, Aquarius is known for having a vast network of friends and associates.

Opposite signs on the zodiac wheel have inherent differences, but they also have a lot in common. The lion and the water bearer both want to stand out. However, the balanced Aquarian possesses a self-assurance that the lion often lacks, despite appearances. The water bearer is both calm and bold enough to tell the lion when he has overstepped his boundaries. Too much lion energy means that we act only out of our own self-interest or bully people into doing what we want. The water bearer reminds the lion that we all have something important to contribute to society. Your purpose in this lifetime is just as worthy and noble as the next. Aquarius teaches that we are all water bearers in our own right, reviving and stimulating the collective.

The Full Moon in Aquarius is a glorious time of selfless service to others; expression of our truest Self, without all of the flair and flamboyance of the lion; recognition of our divine mission to help and support humanity; breaking free of restrictions; and a culmination of all that was launched two weeks ago with the New Moon in Leo. This is a great opportunity for spontaneous exploration and adventuring, artistic endeavors, writing, socializing and getting out in the woods with a good book.

If you are curious about how this transit affects you personally, please contact me for more insight. To ascertain your personal Moon sign, click here.

I really like the following chart, from astrologer Ang Stoic:

Leo

  Aquarius

Me

  We

I rule

  people power

my decision

  let’s put it to the vote

check out my achievements

  it’s a team effort

Artist

  Scientist

Lover

  Friend

Master

  Free Agent

YOGA CHALLENGE

Bridge and wheel pose (urdhva dhanurasana) are both heart openers and inversions. Lying on the back with knees bent and soles of the feet to the earth just behind the buttocks, press into the backs of the arms and feet to lift the hips. If you lift high enough, the hands may find each other under the body and interlace. You can power up even further by pressing the backs of the triceps firmly into the earth. The weight will shift into the shoulders and back of the neck. Relax the face and jaw and try to keep your knees together energetically – you might even hold a block here. If this is old news to you, try lifting one foot at a time in the pose, flexing the foot and keeping the leg straight.

Mantra:  My mind is clear

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