August 11th Aquarius Full Moon Was Made for Breaking Up, Breaking Free, or Breaking Down. Don’t forget serious Saturn, is in Aquarius. So how will it affect you?
Anyone born with astrological placements in air sign Aquarius is best known for being incredibly cerebral and often contrarian, motivated to create dynamic change, and the biggest fans of striking out against convention. That future-oriented, progressive, quirky vibe is owed to the sign’s ruler, Uranus, which oversees revolution, innovation, and electrifying change. And those are just a few of the themes you can expect to come up around this month’s Aquarius-ruled lunar event.
A full moon in Aquarius offers us the chance to see how the collective can rise up and implement radical change. The water-bearer (the symbol of the sign Aquarius) is a humanitarian, as they’re always working hard to help others survive and thrive. With the moon in humane and charitable Aquarius, we’ll want to do our best to help humankind. Being that it opposes the Leo sun, which is known for egotism and dramatic expressions of the heart, we will have to strive for a middle ground to balance out these juxtaposing energies. This could lead to many preaching on their soapboxes — which, depending on the cause they adhere to, may not be so bad. But this opposition relates specifically to how we can find our place in the world through charitable endeavors. After all, Aquarius and Leo find satisfaction in giving to others.
Saturn retrograde and Uranus connect with the rebellious Aquarius moon, creating a revolutionary and altruistic sentiment. This component of the Sturgeon full moon is bringing us back to 2021, when Saturn and Uranus clashed in the sky on February 14, June 14, and December 24. These dates triggered “The Great Resignation,” protests, and major division amongst the citizens of the United States.
Remember this applies to Sun, Rising and Moon Signs.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
With the full moon falling in your eleventh house of networking, a prominent team effort is very much on your mind right now. Putting collaboration above your own impulses bolsters a sense of connection and satisfaction.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
With the full moon lighting up your tenth house of career, you’ll be at the finish line of one professional chapter but likely already one toe into the next. Squaring off against Uranus in your second house of income, you might be inspired to take a leap of faith and stand up for your values and self-worth.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
The full moon is in your ninth house of higher learning, and breaking free of your typical routine supports your sense of adventure. With Saturn there, too, breaking boundaries can also lead to personal growth.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Because the full moon falls in your eighth house of emotional bonds, it’s time to speak up about what you need in terms of joint resources and intimacy. You can still care for your loved one while also standing up for whatever makes you most comfortable.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
The full moon falls in your seventh house of partnership, marking the end of one way of being in your one-on-one relationships and making room for a new path forward. Balancing your needs with those of a significant other or dear friend bolsters maturity and your bond.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
This full moon will be in your sixth house of daily routine and wellness, which means you might feel like you’re finally hitting a wall with hustling yourself into burnout oblivion. And the best fix isn’t yet another spreadsheet, Virgo — it’s more self-care and following your gut.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Artistic self-expression and romantic spontaneity always feels right to you, Libra, but around this full moon, you’ll be most centered if you let go of any set plan and lean into whatever feels best in the moment. Squaring off against Uranus in your ninth house of adventure, embracing the unpredictable is especially inspiring.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
With this full moon falling in your fourth house of home life, it’s time to contend with emotional wounds from the past. And you can find you’re even more supported by a partner, friend, or loved one than you realized.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
With the full moon in your third house of communication, your thirst for intellectual stimulation soars. Talking through inventive proposals or brainstorming with friends or colleagues is empowering.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
With the full moon in your second house of income, you’re at the finish line on a money making endeavor. As you move forward, consider how infusing your day-to-day with more fun, spontaneity, and self-expression will benefit your bank account.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Falling in your sign and first house of self, it’s crucial to face any difficult emotions that are coming up for you. Sure, your tendency is to get all logical and matter-of-fact and maybe focus on solutions. But consider, instead, sitting with tough realizations and feelings, which can lead to being more self-assured and aware.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Falling in your twelfth house of spirituality, this full moon is a mystical, psychologically-charged one for you, setting the stage for meditation, vivid dreams, and self-work. It’s perfect for identifying how far you’ve come — and where you want to go.