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Full Moon in Aquarius ~ July 25, 2010

Aquarius by Hevelius via HubbleSourceThe Moon grows strong as she waxes and becomes full in the progressive, independent sign of Aquarius on Sunday, July 25. She grows fuller as the sky fills with the tense, impatient and dynamic energy Cardinal T-Square -- a push-pull between Saturn (out with the old) and Uranus (in with the new), while both shove Pluto (purge and transform) into a corner.

The Moon represents our heart, our private life and our inner drives. Full moons signify the completion, culmination of what may have been initiated during the previous new moon solar eclipse in Cancer which encouraged us to strengthen family ties, as well as come to terms with the past and let it go.

This Full Moon in Aquarius illuminates Aquarius' humanitarian ideals while supporting Cancerian concerns and seeking balance with the Leo-Sun's individualistic goals. Time to tie up loose ends (full moon phase bring endings to Cancer/4th house new moon) and begin thinking about how single individualistic acts (Leo/5th house) can make a difference on a larger scale (Aquarius/11th house).

The Aquarius-Moon (heart) opposes the Leo-Sun (soul), while both align to the energies of the Cardinal T-square ~ Saturn (old), Uranus (new) & Pluto (purge & transform). Elsewhere in the sky, the Cardinal T-Square that I mentioned previously, is in full force and continues to build strength & gain momentum which has been happening for months now (click here to learn more about it). In addition to this Cardinal T-Square energy, retrograde-Chiron's return to Aquarius on July 20 stimulates his conjunction with Neptune which, interestingly, perfected during the Aquarius-New Moon phase earlier this year and that we've also remained under the umbrella of. Their conjunction began in 2008, was then joined by Jupiter last year for the rare Aquarian Triple Conjunction, but the Chiron-Neptune conjunction did not actually perfect until this year; also in 2008, the opposition between Saturn and Uranus began to form, has then perfected four times already with their last perfect pass occurring at Aries Point on July 26 (a day after this Aquarius-Full Moon).

But what does all that mean??? Some things that may have begun as early as 2008 -- may they be in thought or deed -- might be coming to a close now. Endings or culmination ... rewards or recognition ... achievements or coming to terms with failure. Chiron, Neptune and this Aquarius-Full Moon are supporting each other by offering healing/release (Chiron), hope/insight (Neptune) and endings in preparation for beginnings (Full Moon). Saturn and Uranus have been having their tug of war between Virgo and Pisces since late 2008, and now for their last hurrah, they tug at each other in cardinal signs Libra and Aries. Cardinal energy creates, initiates. What Saturn and Uranus may have stirred up these past years also comes to a milestone of some sort ... an ending, perhaps and a beginning to another phase as their opposition now is a part of a greater energy with far reaching influence and impact may continue to unfold in the months/years to come.

Whether or not anything from two years ago is getting a final look now in your world, this full moon is asking us to take stock and break away from old, obsolete ways of doing or thinking. Accept failures as a part of the journey. Recognize achievements because it's easy to overlook them and give more focus to what may have failed. Release. Let go. Prepare the self for what's to come.

This Full Moon occurs on July 25 at 9:37 p.m. EST and at 3 degrees of Aquarius. Those born within 3 days of January 23 or July 25; or with natal planets and/or house angles on or around 3 degrees of cardinal or fixed signs may experience the effects of this full moon stronger than others.

For me, this Full Moon trines my Uranus while my Sun remains under the umbrella of Pluto's opposition; as a Cancer-Sun, the full moon falls in my 8th house of debt & endings; as a Virgo-rising, in my 5th house of fun & creative projects. Inevitable changes, maybe even brought on by unexpected events, are what might be in store for me. With the cardinal t-square beating up my Cancer-Sun, the surprises may not necessarily be pleasant but will undoubtedly force changes. During this full moon phase, I will be moving from the East coast (of the U.S.) to the West coast. We'll see what surprises arise *crossing fingers*

How might this full moon in Aquarius manifest in your life? Match the sign and degree to determine what house this full moon falls on. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the sign Aquarius on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation on the Full Moon transit in that house.

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If you don't have your birth chart, you may use your Sun sign and/or your Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and Rising Signs below then click here for a brief explanation of the Full Moon transit in those houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries-Rising ~ 11th house
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 10th house
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 9th house
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 8th house
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 7th house
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 6th house
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 5th house
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 4th house
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 3rd house
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 2nd house
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 1st house
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 12th house
Unsure if you have natal planets/house planets at 3 degrees of fixed or cardinal signs? Cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time and place required.

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"Aquarius" by Johannes Hevelius - image credit and copyright to HubbleSource.

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