Prepare to unleash your inner rebel in the next lunar phase, as the July 2021 Full Moon will not only open our minds to our emotional responses, but it will also call us to reflect on how we express ourselves in a social setting, emphasizing our reintegration into society after the pandemic.
This intense change will be accentuated by the July 2021 Full Moon, also known as the Buck Moon, which gets its name from the season in which male deer grow their antlers. And it will rise on July 23 at 10:37 p.m. EST (7:37 p.m. PST), as it enters unpredictable and rebellious Aquarius.
While this quirky energy invites us to embrace our unique emotions, it also asks us to question and diversify our personal beliefs and our view of society. Aquarius is all about social groups and humanitarianism.
That said, knowing how the July Full Moon will affect your zodiac sign can help you prepare for the radical influence of Aquarius. Aquarius is the least emotional of all 12 zodiac signs, so when the Moon is full in Aquarius, people may not feel comfortable with their emotions, but they must hold them at arm’s length and examine them.
The energy of the July Full Moon is sure to make any zodiac sign squirm, especially since Aquarians have a bad reputation for being detached from their emotions, and this Full Moon will force us to observe our emotions through an objective lens.
Unlike the June Strawberry Full Moon in Capricorn, which has called us to channel our inner CEO and get serious in the workplace, the Full Moon in Aquarius will inspire us to embrace our individuality and think about our emotional responses in unconventional ways.
For the collective, the message of this energy is to feel free to innovate and experiment and to feel as you wish with whomever you wish.
Radical thoughts and idealism will be in the air, which can help us overcome obstacles, limitations, and disappointments. Do you want to know what this lunar cycle will bring you?
Read on to find out how the July 2021 Full Moon will affect each zodiac sign.
While you may feel the urge to fight off the negative feelings that come your way, it will do you good to remember that they often arise out of hurt.
During the July Full Moon, you might be revisited with intense feelings of aggression, but try to investigate your feelings through a more compassionate lens.
If you are feeling too much conflict or if you are feeling too frustrated, it is a good idea to disconnect from social media and anchor yourself in nature walks or volunteer work.
The Full Moon in Aquarius can signal you to let go of control, Taurus. Maybe it’s time to open up and reveal parts of yourself to those around you, which could help you heal emotional wounds that may have been bothering you recently.
The Full Moon in Aquarius will put stress on your relationship with society as a whole, and understanding how you fit in with others will require you to let your guard down.
Let the intellectually oriented Aquarian Full Moon guide you to objectively understand vulnerability. Seek out perspectives from your close friends or family to help you see the other side of your emotional triggers.
The July Full Moon is expected to implant change in all zodiac signs and you are no exception, Gemini! Being a mutable air sign definitely has its perks, and going in the direction that’s right for you is one of them.
The change brought by the Full Moon can help you identify your emotional needs, including taking charge of your mental health.
If something does not seem to serve your highest purpose, it will be illuminated by the Full Moon. Be prepared for the changes to come, and remember not to take anything so personally.
You might find that this lunation is less about emotional challenges and more about trusting your own intuition, Cancer. As a water sign, you are naturally intuitive, and the ever-enchanting Moon, aka your ruling “planet”, will conjunct Pluto, the planet of transformation and change.
This positive aspect can influence you to adjust the way you interact with your intuition, whether you blindly follow your gut feelings, or completely resist what your intuition is telling you.
If you find it difficult to trust your instincts or the universe, you might be called upon to focus on your self-confidence in this lunation.
But you may be called upon to stand back and think about how you deal with and care for your emotions, as well as the emotions of those around you.
Letting go of control may be the drastic change that an Aquarius Full Moon brings to you, but it will ultimately allow you to grow in alignment with your core values, living fully and honestly! Remember, these obstacles only help you thrive and you are always up for a challenge.
This Full Moon might be calling you to take stock of your emotional responses, Virgo. You might be called out on the way you respond to others confiding in you, serving as a wake-up call to your reliability on this front.
Are you the friend that others can count on to give them tough love?
Or are you more passive when it comes to comforting others?
Any judgment or conflict over the past few weeks could emerge in the light of the Full Moon, so now is a good time to soften and perceive other people’s emotions as experiences rather than approaching them analytically.
During the Full Moon, you might be called upon to be a little selfish with your presence with others in order to focus on your own personal needs and emotional responses. It can be exhausting to please everyone all the time, and this Full Moon will remind you that it is impossible to please everyone.
So if you are feeling exhausted in your social groups, take advantage of the July Full Moon to re-evaluate how much you really want to be emotionally involved with those around you.
Tensions can arise during a Full Moon that will force you to deepen your tendency to stifle your emotions, Scorpio. The Moon will conjunct your ruling planet Pluto, which governs drastic changes and transformations.
You could be called upon to completely transform those around you, especially if you are associated with people who put a damper on your mental health.
Any emotions you have avoided will be revealed, so to avoid explosive arguments with your close friends or partner, it might be best to lay low and use the Moon’s guidance to re-evaluate who you allow being close with you.
The creative projects you’ve worked on have the potential to point you in a whole new direction. You may want to explore new healing skills that are therapeutic or choose a calming new hobby. Enriching your soul is very necessary at this time.
As the initiator of the earth signs, you might find yourself wanting to be in control during the July Full Moon, Capricorn. Because the Moon in unconventional Aquarius will conjunct Pluto (the planet ruling intense change) in your home sign, you might feel like your stability and structure are under threat.
Essentially, this conjunction has the potential to blend your natural leadership and your need for independence since they are shared by Aquarius. On the flip side, Aquarius’ unconventional and airy demeanor almost directly conflicts with your need for structure and tradition, making them a little uncomfortable.
Think about all the conventional traditions and philosophies that you might stand for due to your social environment as the Full Moon prompts you to challenge social norms. What rules do you set based on your personal philosophy and how do they limit you?
This Full Moon could be especially powerful for you, Aquarius. You often have a bad reputation for being detached, so you might find it difficult to reconcile your analytical approach to your emotions with the influence of the Full Moon on you to investigate them closely.
However, it is possible that you will thrive in your affinity for social justice under this humanitarian Full Moon, which will illuminate your empathy for the greater good and amplify your desire for gradual change. As a Zodiac altruist, you may feel uniquely inspired to give back to your community, especially to the most neglected groups.
You might be called upon to reexamine your emotional responses and make art out of them. Maybe your imagination and creativity have helped you heal wounds, but be careful not to confuse art with reality.
You tend to get lost in the clouds, and the Full Moon will illuminate any distorted emotions you might have tried to romanticize. Channel your fantasies through painting, writing, or other art skills that speak to you.