This full moon will occur on 7° 55′ of Aquarius at 10:43 GMT. Why is it blue you might ask. The expression has nothing to do with the color of the moon. It refers to a rare phenomenon of having either four full moons ( commonly there are 3 ) in a season or two full moons in a month ( commonly there is just one ). In this case the latter is true. This occurs every 2,7 years and is regarded rare enough to call it ‘Once in a blue Moon’ 🙂
In astrology, such an occurrence has special meaning as well. Having two full moons in a month i exceptionally potent and indicates a very dynamic and eventful month. With eventful i’m not just referring to actual worldly events and happenings, but also to the psychological issues and their developments.
A moon cycle last 29 and a half days. This is the period between two consecutive new moons. In many ancient cultures the cycle of the moon had a very important meaning and believed to have a major influence on people’s lives. People arranged the way the planted and harvested their crops according to the moon calendar. Astrological predictions were made depending on the energies of the full and new moons. Back then, a lunar cycle was believed to have a very important influence on the psyche and physique of human beings. People of ancient cultures thus arranged their lives to be in a positive sync with the monthly passing of the moon.
In astrology nowadays a new moon represents new beginnings, seeds of what might grow and bloom in the future. Full moons represent peaks of growth and development, harvest times. The energies of the new and the full moon in a month are linked. A process of growth starts with the new moon and is completed with the full moon. Every cycle has a special energy signature and influence. The way we exploit this energy or react to this influence is of our own choosing. Will we plant something precious to us at the beginning of the moon cycle, tend to whatever grows form it through the month, and finally reap and harvest the fruits of our labor? Or will we do nothing, start nothing, and at the end have nothing to reap and sow. The choice is completely ours. The truth is, much of the monthly lunar potential can go to waste when people do not link with the energies that come knocking at their doors. Some lunar influences will effect certain people in a profound way, meaning they will feel them quite distinctively and overwhelmingly. Its wise to take such an influence under great consideration, as the energies imply strongly that a certain action towards personal growth must be taken. If such an influence is a positive one, an optimistic encouragement to ‘move’ to get ahead in certain areas of life is strongly present. If a person chooses to rather enjoy the positive vibe of these energies instead of responding to them more actively, much of the potential can be lost. If the influence is heavy, negative, it suggest a necessary personal change. Again if an individual does not respond to this properly, the end results can be hurtful and traumatic for the individual. As they say, ‘ You reap what you sow’
This moon on Friday the 31st is the second of two full moons in July. The first happened on July 2nd in Capricorn. As with all full moons, the moon forms an opposition with the sun. This time they aspect each other through Aquarius/Leo.
On one hand we have an airy Moon in Aquarius. She represents need for finding emotional security, emotional expression, rootedness and belonging through freedom of spirit, body and mind, through change, ‘revolution’, progress and authenticity. This is the energy of the ‘water carrier’ who seeks to constantly change the way things are, to reshape the world. It represents the affinity for constant progress, freedom and development. It also provides exceptional new insight, perspective on things in life.
On the other hand we have the fiery Sun in Leo. He represents the life force, the energy and desire to create, the ‘want’ to proudly express our unique individuality. This is the energy of Leo that provides us with the vision of our true selves and enriches us with the passion and desire to become the ‘Kings and Queens’ , true masters of our personal potentials. It encourages us to develop into unique human beings and to express our unique individuality openly and proudly.
So, we have an Aquarian Moon and a Leo Sun. An emotional need for personal freedom and space, need for change, movement an insightful breakthrough Vs a passionate vision of our true selves. I would say, no need for saying ‘versus’, this energy can go hand in hand very well indeed! Oppositions tend to seek harmony, to balance opposing energies, to find a middle ground, moderation, a fusion of two different elements into a third entity. This is Temperance, this is what full moons are about. This time we are fusing air and fire. One provides insight in how to be free, how to change and grow, the other, a visionary goal of that change and growth process. If we use and balance this energy well, it can do wonders for us!
People that will feel the influence of this full moon are the ones with personal planets and points between 5 – 10 degrees of the fixed signs ( Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, Scorpio). People, born any year from January 27th – 31st, April 26th – 30th, July 29th – August 2nd, or October 29th – November 2nd, will also be especially receptive to this Full Moon energy.
This full moon stands alone as it does not form any hard aspects with other transiting planets. This means its energy is very potent and focused, however, it is occurring at a very specific time. We have entered the period of retrograde Venus, which forms a powerful square with Saturn. Jupiter is joining this square as he is forming a conjunction with the Venus. A very turbulent time of growth, restrictions, frustrations, hard work and effort in matters ruled by Venus. I will not discuss the details of this Venus retrograde at this point, so if you want to learn more about Venus and her journey this summer, you can read the article i wrote specifically about this astrological influence.
As said, this full moon is happening at quite an eventful time. It also has an interesting linkage with the new moon that occurred on July 16th in Cancer. This Cancer new moon expressed great need and desire for emotional fulfillment of any kind, the desire to belong, to care, to nurture, to be cared for and to be nurtured. This influence heralded a time of retrograde Venus, emphasizing that how we love and what and whom we love, will be of an exceptional importance throughout this summer. The upcoming Aquarius moon offers great insight directly in these matters of love, relationships, personal values. What are the things, people, activities, projects, careers, life paths we like, love or would sure like to love? 🙂 How can we express ourselves freely in these matters? Here are a few questions you might want to ask yourself during this lunation;
How do I need to change and what do I need to change about myself in order to freely express my true personal potential?
How do i become someone i would really like and love to become?
How do I become a unique individual who is not afraid to express his true self, his true emotions, feelings, values?
What is my true vision of self, what is my true potential? What would i like it to be?
What can i do different this time not to repeat old patterns, what can i do to change and to become someone i was destined to become?
How do i need to start behaving and expressing myself in my relationships, so that it would serve a greater vision of myself?
How do i become free and true to myself, not to be restricted by other people’s opinions and judgments?
What are my true values, how do i build my life upon these values?
This full moon in Aquarius offers you a precious insight in how to change your life, how to be free in openly expressing your inner self, how to make progress from a standstill. You can start your own personal revolution if you want. The Sun illuminates the way towards greater self expression and self realization. Do not be afraid to take a chance and try to become the person you feel you are on the inside. Don’t be afraid to be proud about it. Let the Moon show you the way you can become this person, let her , so she can help you make this breakthrough. You can become this person, by taking up on some project, you are thinking about taking on for a long time. You can become this person by starting activities, hobbies that reflect your true self. You can become this person, by choosing to be with the people you really love, with the people who help you become you. You can become this person by choosing to follow a career or life path you love no matter how weird, unconventional it may be. You can become this person by doing the stuff you like, love and value. You can become this person by taking on any goal that will make you feel free, that will allow you to express the unique core of your own being.
Do it, free your spirit, your body and mind, become that person!