Aquarius Full Moon – August 10, 2014
The Full Moon forms at 18 degrees, 02 minutes Aquarius at 11:09 am PDT on August 10, 2014. It’s another SuperMoon and it will be huge and super-luminous. We’ve passed Lughnasadh, also known as Lammas, the second cross- quarter day/ fire festival of the astrological calendar. Although we are at the center of the summer season, and experiencing the hottest days of the year; the harvest has already begun in most parts of the northern hemisphere. The light is beginning to fade earlier in the evening. We are heading toward the Autumnal Equinox.
We’ve been experiencing a kind of Jupiter in Leo high these last two weeks. Feeling expansive and full, in the warm regal glow of both Jupiter and Leo, we’ve been feasting, relaxing, and generally lolling about in the Sun. And it’s been great! Summer vacation – sort of….. But full moon in Aquarius is restless, future oriented, and freedom loving. She might not mind hanging around the beach for an hour or two but really – she’d rather be out organizing a social revolution or perfecting some technological innovation. Leave that Sun and fun stuff to the Leo’s. Moon in Aquarius want to illuminate the path to humanity’s ideal future.
And right in the midst of this forward momentum – here comes Saturn. We haven’t heard a lot from him lately. He hasn’t been involved in the Grand Cross and he’s pretty much been minding his own business. He’s been happy in Scorpio trining Neptune and Chiron in Pisces and making an on again off again sextile to Pluto. He and Pluto have been in mutual reception (in each other’s sign of rulership) working on transition and the transformation of systems that have been in place for the last two centuries. It’s a big job updating and supplanting the industrial revolution with a new age as yet unnamed. But if anyone’s up to the job – it’s these two.
Saturn forms a T square to the Sun and the Moon at this full moon. He is at 16 degrees. Perhaps not so coincidently, this is the same degree he occupied at the total solar eclipse of August 11, 1999 – except he was in Taurus then. There was a Grand Cross in effect during that eclipse – in the fixed signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. Taurus is the sign opposite Scorpio. So Saturn is now in opposition to his 1999 position. The players in that Grand Cross were: Sun and Moon in Leo, Saturn in Taurus, Uranus in Aquarius and Mars in Scorpio. And perhaps also not so coincidently, Mars has recently joined Saturn in Scorpio at 8 degrees – a wide conjunction with his position of 16 degrees Scorpio in 1999. And I probably needn’t remind you how delighted Mars is to be out of Libra and stretching his legs in Scorpio!
Knowing what we do about Saturn cycles, we can safely say that Saturn is checking in at this opposition. So – where were you in August 1999? What was going on then? The 20th Century was coming to an end. What was beginning? And where do you stand in relation to those events now? What needs to be released and what can remain? What has retained its meaning and importance from that time? What has gone totally off track? Saturn supports restructuring, simplifying, and updating. He also supports prioritizing and ending what has become irreparable and meaningless. We’ve come to the turning point in the Saturn cycle. It’s time to decide.
Uranus conjunct the South Node and trine the Sun and Mercury in Leo wants to shake it up. He’s had it with the old ways of doing things. I mean – he’s DONE. He will be delighted to have Jupiter in fire sign Leo until next August. And he’ really looking forward to having Saturn enter Sagittarius next winter. He’s also currently quincunx Saturn – a persistent aspect of oblique annoyance that ups the ante on the T square. There’s an amazing energy and freedom about the fire signs. Uranus is a wild card. And next year Uranus, Jupiter and Saturn (yes stodgy old Saturn) will be a wild fire!
Things are going to change. We’ve got two more rendezvous with the cardinal Grand Cross. The next one is in December. We’re not out of the woods yet but we can maybe begin to see the edge of the forest way up ahead. We’re getting little glimpses of what that might look like. We’re feeling it. I keep looking around thinking there’s someone or something there but I see nothing. I feel it – but I don’t see it – not yet. Listen to Saturn. It will go so much easier if you just do what he asks. It might be difficult but it’s not unreasonable. Check out that SuperMoon! We’re all getting ready to feel the heat and see the light.