August 14, at 10:13 PM (PDT), the Moon waxes to Full at 22 degrees Aquarius.
Saturn will have just entered Gemini at this time. Saturn changes its
sign about once every two and a half years. With Saturn moving into this
sign, there are now five planets in air signs along with four planets
in fire signs this Full Moon. Only Venus remains in an earth sign—Virgo.
The strong emphasis on the fire and air elements intensifies our extroverted,
expressive and exuberant tendencies.
only is the Full Moon in Aquarius at this time, but it is also conjunct Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius. This “double whammy” has the effect of
creating a lot of electric energy in the air. There is more of a chance
for nervousness, coincidences and revolutionary and life-changing events
to occur. We may feel like we are moving along a current of energy that
is not entirely in our own control. With both Jupiter and Saturn in Gemini,
and the Moon, Uranus and Neptune in Aquarius, our nerves can feel frazzled
and shot if we haven’t been taking care of ourselves. It’s easy to feel
ungrounded and out of control at this time if we don’t take time to relax
Chinese philosophy, the universe is divided into two polarities, yin and
yang. Yin is connected to the cool, dark, feminine and receptive qualities
in life, and yang is connected to the hot, bright, dynamic, masculine
and expressive qualities in life. Much of Chinese medicinal philosophy
deals with the internal blend of yin and yang, augmenting or decreasing
one or the other to naturally bring an alchemical balance to one’s physical
health. In the case of this Full Moon, there is a preponderance of planets
in yang signs (fire and air). Because of the natural abundance of yang,
we may want to create a natural balance by focusing on some yin activities.
are yin activities? Anything that grounds us, cools us and helps us to
relax and be receptive to the currents of life nourishes our internal
yin. This includes meditating, sitting near a river or the sea, gentle
stretching and breathing exercises, receiving a massage or walking in
a flower garden. When we nourish our yin, we build a storehouse of relaxed
energy for ourselves that will help us in stressful and difficult times.
In our modern world, society stresses yang activities such as high-powered
business, strenuous exercise, doing many things at once and “getting ahead”
as superior to yin activities. Because of this, we are often overly hot,
anxious, stressed and “maxed out” by the pace of life. Nourishing our
yin by relaxing and resting has a much more degraded standing and is often
looked at as being lazy and loafing around.
and Yang and Your Astrological Chart
this highly yang period, you may want to examine your astrological chart
and see if you have a preponderance of planets in yin or yang signs. If
you are weighted more toward being yang, you may want to be careful during
this Full Moon period that you don’t overdo things and become overheated
and burn yourself out. Likewise, if you have a lot of planets in yin signs
(earth and water), then this Full Moon might be a wonderful time to naturally
balance out your chart. This is a good time to find your secret extroverted
side that wants to wear a lampshade at a party, dance until 3:00 am, lead
a local conference or take a role in a play. Different times of the year
offer opportunities to find a natural internal balance of yin and yang.
Hero, Aquarian Rebel
Moons are times of polarities, when the Sun and Moon oppose each other.
In this case, the Sun in Leo represents the archetypal hero image. This
is the image found throughout mythology of one in search of transcendent
truth and enlightenment and who confronts many obstacles along the way.
We see this in the Leonine myth of the Arthurian tales where there is
a search for the holy grail. This grail holds the promise of purity, boundless
love and eternal life if it can be found. For all of us, there is an underlying
Leonine journey and desire to find peace and happiness through the travails
of everyday life.
Moon in Aquarius brings us a different myth of the outcast, the outsider
who struggles to find a place for him/herself in the community. In modern
times, the Aquarian myth is best summed up in the movie Rebel Without
a Cause, with James Dean in the lead role. Stuck in a society
that does not understand him, he fights to create his own identity.
this Full Moon, we are being asked to balance the role of hero and rebel
in our lives. As Leonine heroes, we can seek to open our hearts and share
our gifts and strengths with our community. As Aquarian rebels, we can
try to follow our own unusual paths without worrying what others may think.
As rebel heroes, we can lead a life of revolutionary love, rebellious
compassion and spontaneous kindness. Good health to you!
note: The health information given in this article is not meant as
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