Soli-Lunar Cycle: Aquarius Full Moon – August 1, 2023

Posted on August 2, 2023
Posted by Olivia Martinez

The Full Moon commenced August 1st at 11:31 am PT with the Sun at 9° Leo opposing the Moon at 9° Aquarius, ushering in a wave of potential opportunities where creativity intersects with innovation. These opportunities offer a space for personal and societal growth, displaying our existence’s interconnectivity.

The Full Moon cycle is a time of revelation and culmination, where the “seed” intentions planted during the New Moon phase come to fruition. Emotions and energies are intensified, shedding light on the effects of past decisions and actions. This heightened awareness allows us to perceive the bigger picture, facilitating impartiality and clarity in our perceptions. Power and energy surge as we are free to act upon our newfound understandings.

The Full Moon on the Leo/Aquarius axis blends creativity and innovation, broadening our perspective and pushing us to new heights at the peak of the cycle. Fixed signs, like Aquarius and Leo, are recognized for their determination, focus, and ability to see things through to the end. The Aquarius and Leo archetypes invite us to broaden our vision beyond personal aspirations to perceive and address broader needs.

Careful deliberation and patience are advised in decision-making to fully seize these opportunities. We’re urged to move toward authenticity, balancing Leo’s creativity and Aquarius’s objectivity. We’re called to celebrate diversity, create for the joy of it, and align our growth with the broader needs of our community. The potential for tangible progress creates an opportunity to shed illusions and assert ourselves in the world.

At its best, Aquarius displays a mature use of power to benefit society, not just itself. For Aquarius, serving humanity is not an ideal—it’s a spiritual necessity. It contributes to the larger collective by assessing situations objectively and rationally. To employ this skill, Aquarius must embrace emotional maturity, understand the cosmic picture, and have the courage to face challenges. This brings us to the spiritual question: how can we transition from fear to love? Aquarius’ goal is to celebrate diversity, absorb different perspectives, and steadily broaden its understanding. The end goal is for humanity to become more individuated, fostering many enlightened “Buddhas” in every community, not just one for the whole world.

Likewise, Leo’s potential is realized when its innate talents and creativity are channeled not for mere praise or ego inflation, but with an awareness of the creative process itself. This awareness allows creativity to flow through an individual as a shared dance with muses beyond themselves, a collaborative process that transcends the chase for recognition.

The Sun in creative Leo is amplified as it squares Jupiter in Taurus, forming a T-square with Jupiter as the focal point. This aspect reaches exact alignment on August 5th, intensifying the spiritual effect. Opportunities emerging during this time carry an increased likelihood of materializing in a concrete way, yet these opportunities must be aligned with our true essence. The T-square brings an element of tension that, when harnessed effectively, can result in substantial growth.

Mars trine Jupiter, combined with Mercury’s opposition to Saturn, also points to the dawn of steady opportunities. With Mercury in Virgo, we’re gifted with the analytical abilities to discern complexities, allowing for precise understanding and action that resonates with our spiritual journey. This climate encourages diligence, discernment, and patient progress.

The Sabian Symbol for 10° Aquarius emphasizes the importance of acknowledging our innate complexity as spiritual beings, rather than confining ourselves or others to mere mental images. It’s a plea for authenticity and transcending our assumptions to cultivate acceptance of the full, nuanced personhood within us all.

The Aquarius Full Moon opens a pathway to growth and fresh possibilities, blending creativity with a vision for the greater good. It encourages us to think carefully about our choices and to balance our own needs with those of others. Guided by Leo’s creativity and Aquarius’s desire to contribute, we’re called to face challenges with patience and wisdom. This time of the Full Moon invites us to grow in ways that are satisfying for ourselves and beneficial to the world around us, fostering a genuine connection to our role within the cosmic community.

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