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Full Moon in Aquarius, August 3, 2020: Radical Changes

July 31, 2020 0 Comments

Full Moon in Aquarius, August 3, 2020: Radical Changes

Moon insights by Candace Looft, of Beyond the Veil Tarot  / Collage by Janeva Zentz 

Full Moon in Aquarius: Radical Changes 

August 3, 2020
Full Moon at 11 degrees of Aquarius 
8:59 am PST // 11:59 am EST 
  • Sun in Leo oppose Moon in Aquarius 
  • Sun in Leo square Uranus in Taurus 
  • Sun in Leo trine Chiron in Aries
  • Moon in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus 
  • Moon in Aquarius sextile Chiron in Aries
  • Mercury in Cancer oppose Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn
  • Venus conjunct the north node in Gemini 
  • Mars in Aries square Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn
  • Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces 
Look out for/ work with: Innovation, inspiration, invention, gatherings, friendships, social topics, connecting with others, activism, political matters, networking, unexpected jolts, flexibility, changes in direction, cultural and social diversity, individualism, quirkinesses and getting outside of your comfort zone. 
Analysis: This is going to be a Full Moon for the books, kids. Pay close attention to events taking place the days revolving around this lunation. As with all Full Moons, the Sun and Moon make their monthly opposition to one another. This brings matters to a head, frequently bringing about realizations and dramatic completions. I haven't addressed in my previous articles why observing New and Full Moons is important. You see, as an astrologer, we look at planetary "returns." Astrology is the study of both natal or transiting planets and their cycles. While it's nearly impossible to have the EXACT same planetary aspects repeat, all planets do return to similar degrees at one time or another. Like a birthday (solar return), the Sun returns to the very degree it was when you were born. Astrologers have the ability to not only study the past but plan for the future. We utilize these types of charts to have a better understanding of the energies coming. For baby beginner astrology students, sometimes starting by studying the lunar charts at the time of a New or Full Moon can be an excellent way to get the hang of understanding astrology transits in action. This month would be a great month to look into it, as I am SURE some of the energies this Full Moon displays will indeed play out in your life. A New or Full moon set of aspects often unfolds over a two to four week period. While New Moons indicate WHERE we are going, or WHAT is happening, Full Moons tell us how this energy rises and plays out. 
This Full Moon is in the fixed air sign of Aquarius. This quirky, social, fun-loving sign is all about seeing the bigger picture. Often confused for a water sign, it's an intellectual air sign. Known as the water bearer, not for its emotions per-say, but merging the collective energies and emotions with the great collective. The Star card in the Tarot represents Aquarius. This is the card that comes shortly after The Tower and is seen as welcomed peace and serenity after a crisis. It's safe to say this Full Moon may deliver us a bit of sweet and salty emotions. Uranus is the modern ruler of Aquarius, and in the case of this Full Moon is the start of the show (pun intended). Uranus is the eccentric and unpredictable loose wire in the room. In the sign of Taurus, it rattles and rolls anything having to do with stability and values. There may be a bit of a curveball coming your way in the days surrounding this Full Moon in regards to relationships or finances. Both the Sun and Moon find themselves in a challenging, stressful T-square to Uranus, indicating a pressure that's likely to blow. When these angles occur, especially in fixed signs, the wheels seem rigid and harder to turn. But trust, they'll turn. It just may take a bit of a nudge. Squares to Uranus can bring about intense and compulsive feelings. People may act obsessively or possessively. Mood swings and the need for stimulation is expected. The light side is: it won't be short of excitement and fresh new opportunities. 
Mercury sits in Cancer at the time of this Full Moon, standing across from Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. This is an indication of speed bumps and limitations ahead. Getting along, or agreeing won't be likely be during this Full Moon. It is bursting at the seams of polarized views and verbal disagreements. Saturn in Capricorn likes to restrict and ensure that we follow a specific set of protocols. Likely, there will be delays in both government and political decisions, leading the way for a clash of opinions. Watch for harsh words and misunderstandings. The better we avoid these divisive tendencies, the easier the week ahead will become. Take your time and thoroughly read through any contracts or agreements. Pay close attention, as the devil will be in the details or fine print. On the other hand, this aspect is an excellent indication of sticking to goals, especially long term goals, and persistence. In the end, Aquarius wants unity and the best for all parties involved. Generally, Full Moon's in Aquarius brings about a positive worldly change. We are likely to be enthralled in radical changes taking place across the board globally. Connecting to friends may seem more important than ever. You may find yourself wanting to become apart of a much larger cause. Cultural and social diversity proves to be important in the days revolving around this Full Moon. It isn't until we start viewing ourselves as a part of a larger collective that we take steps in the right direction. 
Mars joins the intensity with his early squares to Pluto and Jupiter in Capricorn. This is likely to bring about quarrels and explosive tensions. As I've said in my recent monthly scopes, steer clear of violence and confrontations. Fanning the flames isn't recommended with this Full Moon. These hot energies are slightly tapered with positive aspects between Jupiter and Neptune. This allows us to examine the bigger issues at hand. Spirituality and sensitivity will be helping hands. Thankfully, Venus meets with the north node this day. This is cosmic realignment, allowing the planet of love to meet with destiny. In recent months Venus has been retrograde, unable to move freely in the skies. With kisses to the north node, we get a glimpse of what lies ahead for us. There is an emphasis on love, especially in the form of communication. Join a cause you believe in. Call a friend and ask them how they are. Participate in an online forum. Join a network and collaborate with other like-minded beings. Pick up trash on the beach. Get beamed up by a space ship. Fly your freak flag, don't worry about everyone else. Trust the process; you're getting to where you need to go. 

Ritualistic Inspirations

Full Moon in Aquarius Ritual Friend Magic
You will need: 
  • The Star card from a tarot deck
  • Crystal point or generator of your choice 
  • A white candle (any size)
  • Incense/smudging wand 
  • Wand or crystal point
  • Paper and Pen 
  • A willing witchy friend to participate 
    This is best performed within 48 hours of the Full Moon. Be sure to try and arrange to complete the ritual simultaneously with your magical friend (different places/ spaces is totally fine!) or at least the same evening. Exchange photos or your ritual! 
      1. Find a friend to perform this ritual magic exchange with. Ask them what it is they would like to manifest with the power of this Full Moon. When you've gotten their intention, write it out on a piece of paper. Fold it three times towards you. Have your friend (s) ask your intentions and have them do the same. Ensure you both thoroughly understand each other's intentions. 
      2. Magic can sometimes work best with someone else is aiding and putting their energy into your intentions!
      3. Place this intention on your altar space. Place the crystal of your choice and the Star card on top. Burn your white candle with a prayer for peace and unity. Include any incense/smudging along with magic oils that you see fit. 
      4. Take your wand/ crystal point and close your eyes. Raise your wand in the air. Focus on clearing your sacred space. 
      5.  Visualize and infinity symbol swirling above your head—slowly growing in size and glowing white gold. When you feel ready, speak your friend's intentions aloud, and bring your wand down and touch your intention paper—infusing it with your positive thoughts and intentions. 
      6. When you're ready, open your eyes. Meditate or relax in front of your candle. Close your sacred space when you are finished. 
      7. Hold onto your friend's magical intention or mail/ give it to them when you would like. Feel free to share your magical experience with them. Hopefully, they will do the same for you!






    Candace Marie of Beyond the Veil Tarot has her degree in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Theology, and studied at the School of Evolutionary Astrology. She is also a graduate of Sacred Crossings Death Midwifery School, and a root worker and herbalist. Read her bio here, and catch more of her work on Beyond the Veil Tarot.


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