On July 23rd, at 10:37pm EDT, the Full Moon in 1.5 degrees of Aquarius becomes exact. The Moon in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius opposes the Sun in fun-loving, expressive Leo. If you are already a Member of my online community, you can click here to watch my video about this Full Moon 😉

Uranus in Taurus (the modern ruler of Aquarius), is still in a Square aspect to Saturn (the traditional ruler of Aquarius) in this Full Moon chart. The Moon in Aquarius makes an out-of-sign conjunction with Pluto, and approaches a conjunction with Saturn in Aquarius. There are also three Oppositions and three Quincunxes in this Full Moon chart.

Oppositions require integration and balance, whereas Quincunxes invite us to make some inner adjustments, as we may be experiencing some internal discomfort. Two of those three Quincunxes are inviting us to pay closer attention to our health. These are the major themes of this Full Moon chart and we will address them in detail in a moment.

But first, let’s talk about this Full Moon:

The Moon in Aquarius opposes the Sun in Leo; this highlights the power of our individual creativity and the exponential potency of collaboration. Each of us is invited to reclaim ourselves, and add our voice, heart, and hands to something that has meaning for us.

The invitation here is to dare to be different, and to remember how we are all part of a larger whole. The highest quest of Leo leads to authentic Self-expression: to embody our gifts, shine our light, and live our truth. The highest task of Aquarius, on the other hand, is the attainment of unity in diversity, where everyone’s uniqueness is honored and included.

When we align our head with our heart, we feel our interconnectedness with all of humanity, and we create and connect from love instead of fear. Given that Leo represents our individual self-expression and Aquarius our vision for humankind, a question is raised: How can we best achieve a balance between these two energies? Or perhaps even an integration?

For the next two weeks, we’ll be looking for answers to this question, as we might become more aware that something is out of alignment.

Even the brightest of Full Moons has a shadow side — so let’s take a look at the shadow of both signs involved in this Full Moon — and please note that the shadow side of any sign is usually not as comfortable to look at or easy to embrace.

As always with shadow aspects of ourselves, we need to beware of getting triggered and jumping to conclusions; we need to make sure we take time to respond rather than react. So here are the shadow sides of this Full Moon — let’s start with Leo’s shadow side:


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Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in the following: 0-4 degrees of Aquarius, Leo, Taurus, Scorpio or 29 degrees of Capricorn, Cancer, Aries or Sagittarius? If so, you may feel the effects of this Full Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

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