Mantra: “Even the most positive of expansions requires contraction, I hear the Full Moon’s call to ground.”
In a truly colorful way, the month of August kicks off with a super-charged full moon. Since July 22, the brilliant Sun has been shining in one of its favorite signs, Leo. And on Tuesday, August 1st at 11:32 a.m. Pacific Time, the Moon will sit right across from it to form this month’s Full Moon.
Happening in Aquarius, an intellectual Air sign connected to the higher mind, this lunation will most likely send us into a mental over-drive. Ruled by two planetary opposites, Saturn and Uranus, Aquarius energy can either be cool and collected or quite unpredictable. And right now, due to the celestial activations the luminaries create, we will most likely experience the latter.
The biggest planet in the solar system and our growth ally, Jupiter, now comes into focus. Since May 16th, Jupiter has been magnifying all things ruled by Taurus: money, food, material possessions, and our overall desire to slow down and experience pleasure. Collectively and personally, we truly needed the gifts from this planet-sign combination. But like all planets, Jupiter also has a shadow side, which is in alignment with its magnificent size. Jupiter’s lower vibration is excess.
As our lives get put under the microscope this week, questions around weight gain, overdraft charges, and emotionally exaggerated situations could plague us. Luckily, Jupiter is one of the easiest planets to deal with, as its nature is mainly positive (benefic). Jupiter is also in Taurus, one of the most grounded signs, promising to bring us back down to Earth.
Under this Aquarius Full Moon, re-align your lifestyle practices if needed, but don’t be too hard on yourself, as life is too short to not enjoy it. Below are some reflection questions that can guide you in this process of scaling back what has perhaps been taken out of proportion.
Reflection Questions for the Full Moon in Aquarius
Is the growth I have been experiencing since mid-May sustainable?
Have I overestimated my abilities or resources in my pursuit of expansion?
Am I distracting myself from seeing something by pursuing constant pleasure?
Has excessive ego and pride been derailing an important relationship in my life?
Since mid-May, what has expanded for me? Is this expansion sustainable and in alignment with the life I want to live?