Eleanor Kibrick – Astrologer

Full Moon in Aquarius – August 10, 2014 1:09 pm EDT

Super Full MOON in Aquarius – August 10, 2014, 1:09 pm EDT [Check out the 3 minute video on Super Moons at this NASA site.]

August’s SUPER Full Moon orbits closest to the Earth (perigree) and is BIG and Bright. Its energies pull on the tides and on our emotions and can have powerful effects on us.

During each Full Moon, the Sun is exactly opposite the Moon. With Leo Sun opposing the Aquarian Moon, there can be tensions between coming from the heart and coming from the head; concern with the individual rather than the collective; concern with having fun rather than being serious.

Aquarius is an air sign emphasizing ideas, imagination and visioning. Leo is a fire sign ruling the heart – emphasizing self-expression, and a desire to lead – sometimes coming from an inflated go. Leos can also be generous and playful. Aquarians travel in mental spaces – idealizing what is possible for us to create for a better world and many times not concerned enough with the individual right in front of them!

Obviously we all have hearts and minds and this is a reminder to pay attention to both. It’s important to balance our own needs with the needs of others and to use Leo’s passion to further our Aquarian ideals for a better world.

Saturn: During this Full Moon – Saturn will be making angles of tension (squares) with both the Aquarian Moon and Leo Sun. Saturn is our great teacher – requiring, for example, that Aquarian dreams be realized by practical down-to–earth plans and actions. Saturn can deflate egos and bring a touch of genuine humility to Leos’ need for admiration – reminding them to generously share their light with others and leave room for others to shine, too!

Saturn’s squares to Sun and Moon can bring up areas of fear and insecurities: Am I loveable? Am I smart enough? Can I succeed? Are my dreams realistic?

It’s important to take advantage of this cycle and stay open. Saturn reminds us to be real and grounded and appreciate where we are and who we are. We’re reminded to be grateful – gratitude is the great healer. Questions arise – to be replaced with larger questions – as we integrate what we’re learning.

Mercury: Meanwhile Mercury joins the Sun in Leo and the pair make a positive, stimulating angle with Uranus in fiery Aries. Ingenuity, breakthroughs, clarity – all are present. This is a very exciting time to expand our consciousness and come up with new solutions to previously unsolvable challenges. Mercury will continue moving through Leo until August 16th when it enters Virgo. Dealing with nitty gritty details is the hallmark of Mercury in Virgo and much can be accomplished with clarifying agreements, for example.

We’re in the energy field of the biggest and brightest Full Moon of this year. Make sure to go out tonight and enjoy the awesome sight. There will also be perseid meteor showers that will peak near the Full Moon! Let’s celebrate our many blessings and find ways to give back to those near and far.

Understanding our birth charts helps clarify the nature of our struggles and the nature of our gifts . What are our strengths and where do we get stuck? What are the timings for each planetary cycle and how are we affected? Deeper self-knowledge is vital for developing acceptance and compassion for ourselves and others. Astrology helps us remember that the challenges we face are cyclical. Our birth charts highlight opportunities where we can learn and grow.


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