Updated: Aug 12, 2022
Full Moon in Aquarius (08/11/2022)
The sun in Leo encourages our confidence and motivates our will. We feel obligated to defend our self-expression, individuality, and creativity. We are not afraid to assert dominance or control where necessary under this influence, and we can be a bit dramatic if we feel unseen or unheard.
As we move through this full moon in Aquarius while the sun transits Leo an important detail that is often missed regarding full moons is highlighted. Full moons illuminate the way our self work, service, humanitarianism, and general works have affected not only us but also the people around us. Full moons encourage connection, cooperation, and celebration.
The moon in Aquarius reminds us that sometimes we don’t need to stand out to be seen, heard, or felt, and encourages us to release some of those egotistical tendencies in order to further our connections with the collective and get the understanding and change we seek. Take assessment and ask yourself how far you have come since our New Moon in Aquarius at the end of January. Take a moment to reflect on what have you accomplished, what do you wish to let go of, what has revealed itself as a blockage to you, and what action do you intend to take in order to release these blockages?
Aquarius moon energy encourages us to get away from the predictability of domestic routines and step outside the box. We will be seeking intellectual stimulation rather than emotional stimulation. This is a time when filtering your emotion through logic is necessary but avoid overthinking.
Lets think about it in terms of tarot. The moon in Aquarius is represented by the seven of swords. We have these high expectations, big dreams, gusts of inspiration, but no real discipline, dedication or anchor. You feel as though you do not really know what you want in reality, you do you just think its too good to be true, and the idea of success scares you. You may not be able to ideally convey your ideas at this time and so you tell yourself not to bother because it will be too much trouble anyways.
This moon illuminates the fact that your fears usually have little to do with reality and more to do with your fixed ideas and experiences which keep you stuck. How can your life really expand and deepen if you allow yourself to drop your doubts? What methods can you use to gain greater insight, wisdom, and connection to source and thus the collective? Understand that the more you know the more you don’t know and the more open and expansive your mind is the closer you are to the divine.
Astrological Aspects Affecting This Moon
Sun Trine Chiron inspiring acceptance, clarity, and emotional repair
Mars Square Saturn inspiring action in discipline and faith over motivation, push through
Neptune Sextile Pluto inspiring belief in your community, collective, and forgiveness
Aquarius Full Moon Ritual
Take an intentional shower or a salt bath
Grab a sheet of paper, a pen, and a bowl of water
On your sheet of paper write three fears about your present and future identity that you wish to release
Next write three things about your past self that have haunted you that you wish to be liberated from
Take both and tear them up and then place them into the bowl of water mashing them until they dissolve representing the dissolution of the fear, and the shame and regret of the past.
When you are done go outside and pour the water out, next come back in and complete this aura cleansing meditation to close out the ritual.