The full moon on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 22° Aquarius is opposite Venus. While your need for love and affection grows stronger, any underlying relationship tension is likely to worsen, increasing stress levels and causing drama. At 5:29 a.m. on August 15, 2019, the full moon will be in Aquarius.
There’s no such thing as a “typical” full moon in Aquarius, but this one is unusual even by the standards of this most eccentric sign.
But with this full moon opposite a whole stellium of planets in heart-centered Leo, there’s nothing detached about it! Mercury, the sun, Venus, Juno, and Mars are all in the fixed fire sign, making us feel like everything is an expression of who we are at the deepest, most essential level. Everything feels extremely personal—and no matter how much we try to stay neutral, we’re likely to take things personally too.
Full moons tend to bring out the more emotional, instinctual—you might even say, irrational—side of our nature. And although Aquarius can be quite intuitive in its own way, it tends to favor the head rather than the heart. As a result, even full moons in this fixed air sign can have an emotionally detached kind of vibe.
Uranus, the ruler of this lunation, is also retrograde in Taurus, bringing strokes of genius and flashes of insight that can feel like lightbulbs going off over our heads. We may not know how we know things—we just do. And in Taurus, this special knowledge is likely to come through our bodies, the energy in objects, or the natural world.
But with Uranus square Mercury in Leo at this full moon, there’s some conflict between the higher mind and the lower mind. Which should we trust: our own reason and intellect, or the intuition that hits us like a lightning bolt from above?
For karmic reasons, someone may come into your life, cause drama and then leave. Are you drawn to certain people just to fulfill some hidden emotional need? You could also form relationships with people who try to control you, invade your privacy and take away your freedom.
The August 2019 full moon also brings the potential for anger, jealousy, intimidation, and impulsive actions. You may already be experiencing stress, anxiety and unexpected changes in your love life from the July 31 new moon. This highlights the need for patience, understanding, and unconditional love over the coming two weeks.
Full Moon Meaning
Sun opposite Moon brings your home, family and intimate relationships into sharper focus for the following two weeks of this moon phase. Opposing forces such as work versus home, or what you need versus what you want, create inner tension and external pressures. This can lead to conflict and crises that drain your energy.
The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a full moon. So use your increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any relationship challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for an impartial and balanced look at your personal relationships. You will clearly see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony.
he August 15 full moon at 22°24′ Aquarius is most affected by Venus, the planet of love. The chart below shows the full moon is opposite Venus by only 0°20′ orb which is very strong. While Venus has a soft, loving influence, the opposition makes this a challenging moon phase.
Mars adds some anger to the love story while Pluto gives this full moon a darker theme involving control and power imbalances of a karmic nature. The full moon is in a fortunate area of the sky for fixed stars. However, a stronger influence comes from more destructive stars joining the Sun, Venus, and Mars.
Full Moon Opposite Venus
Sun conjunct Venus focuses attention on your love life, creativity, and finances. On its own, this is a peaceful, harmonious, affectionate, and sociable influence, a good omen for friendship and romance. But the polarity created by the full moon can bring relationship tension and financial pressures.
Moon opposite Venus increases your need for love and affection regardless of the consequences. If single, you may be tempted to lower your standards just to avoid loneliness. You may miss character flaws in potential partners that are obvious to others. And you may not cope well if you don’t receive true love in return.
If you have a partner, friction may arise due to different moods or needs. In a troubled relationship, this could increase the risk of conflict and crises. But in a healthy relationship, this full moon would more likely expose any simmering relationships tensions so they can be successfully resolved.
If your emotional needs are not fulfilled through human contact, there is potential for substitution through sweet foods, retail therapy, or substance abuse. This may be fine in moderation but problematic for your credit rating, waistline, and emotional well being. Some time alone may be needed to work on your own self-love and self-acceptance.
Mars and Pluto
Moon opposite Mars can make you moody and short-tempered. Anger and a tendency to act without thinking increase the risk of minor irritations turning into arguments or fights. Intimate relationships may suffer from impulsive actions and aggressive instincts.
Channeling your energy toward hard work and competition will help avoid hostilities. You can chase your own passionate desires but will have a better chance of success by compromising and considering the needs of others.
Sun quincunx Pluto can cause a mini-crisis or threat that represents a turning point in your life. Pressure can build to an intense level and cause neurotic, obsessive or destructive behavior. An event or person may trigger this tipping point by taking away your personal power.
In relationships, you might react by trying to control and manipulate the other person which would result in conflict and bruised egos. This is an evolutionary process with karmic causes and implications. Compromise is needed as there are no yes or no answers only gray areas.
Venus quincunx Pluto brings complications and complexities in your friendships and love life like obsessions, possessiveness, jealousy or affairs. You may become involved with someone who is difficult to get along with but hard to get away from.
Full Moon August 2019 Summary
The August 15 full moon opposite Venus brings your love life and finances into focus for the next two weeks. While your need for love and affection is strong, it is likely that differences between you and loved ones will cause tension and disagreement.
Difficult aspects from Mars and Pluto bring anger, jealousy, intimidation, and impulsive actions. Furthermore, challenging fixed stars with the Sun, Venus, and Mars brings the potential for cruelty, heartlessness, affairs, and scandal. So patience, understanding, and unconditional love are needed to overcome the “evil” influences faced by star-crossed lovers, to access the good fortune and success held within the star Nashira.
A full moon has a relationship to the previous new moon. Like the August 15 full moon, the July 31 new moon brought stress, anxiety and the potential for unexpected changes to your love life and finances. An aggressive and impatience influence stressed the importance of being patient and cooperative during this challenging month. The August 15 full moon lasts for two weeks up to the August 30 new moon.