Similar to a deep inhale and exhale, the waxes and wanes of the moon play a central role in your emotional reality. When the moon reaches its peak, better known as the full moon, something needs to be recognized.
Each lunation has a unique purpose, and the emotional significance of the August 2020 Full Moon centers on your individual freedom and your sense of belonging to the world.
On August 3 at exactly 11:59 a.m. EST, the August full moon will adorn the night sky in the eccentric sign of Aquarius. In order to understand the overall power of the astrological aspects that take place during this lunation, you need to understand the essence of the Aquarius zodiac archetype.
Governed by revolutionary Uranus, the planet of chaos, technology, and rebellion, this air sign highlights your individual freedom and your unique sense of belonging to the world.
So while in Capricorn, the cardinal earth sign, it is focused on consolidating your long term goals, the fixed air energy of Aquarius helps you tap into your higher mind in order to intellectualize and enhance your accomplishments.
Since the full moon in Aquarius occurs once a year, it is important to recognize the timing of this particular lunation as it takes place during the Leo season, which has everything to do with the authenticity of your soul. Full moons are a call for balance, so this lunation is an opportunity to reflect on your individuality and how you can share your light with humanity.
Full moons are a spiritual culmination of heaven, and in the socially conscious sign of Aquarius, it is also an opportunity to make a difference in your community. When the moon is full, it sits directly in front of the Sun, creating a symbol of the sacred masculine and divine feminine energies.
What happens when the Sun in Leo directly opposes the Moon in rebellious Aquarius?
As well as being a call for balance, this is a time to surround yourself with groups of like-minded individuals to find out where you stand among the rest of your community. What inspires you to tap into your inner humanitarian spirit?
Think about the New Moon in Aquarius on January 24, 2020. How have you evolved mentally, virtually, and socially? Remember, Aquarius is governed by Uranus, the planet of technology, revolution, and unexpected change.
So anything related to innovation, progression, and social movements falls under the category of this fixed air sign.
Keep in mind that change-maker Uranus has been transiting Taurus since March 2019, and during that time the “Great Awakener” has revolutionized your idea of normal, challenging your sense of security and your value systems.
Uranus will not only play a central role in this lunation as the governing planet of Aquarius, but it will also serve as the focal point in a difficult T-square between the Sun and the Moon. Since a Full Moon illuminates everything that needs to be recognized and readjusted, this Uranus-led lunation will illuminate everything that is happening in the world today.
This Full Moon will primarily focus on human interaction and how communities connect with each other.
This may seem vague given the scale of current events because Aquarius is the symbol of the people. Aggressive Mars will form a hard square with Jupiter-Pluto retrograde in Capricorn, which is likely to challenge people’s faith, optimism, and will.
Mercury, the planet of communication and thought process, will oppose structured Saturn, which will also create a standoff between what information is currently being processed and what has not yet been revealed.
While the essence of Aquarius primarily revolves around society, the way you use your mind and process information will play an important role during this time.