This is the second Full Moon in Aquarius at 29°36’ (antiscion 00°24’ Scorpio), a Fixed, Air sign ruled by Saturn (traditional ruler) and Uranus (modern ruler) and often referred to as a “Blue Moon”. On the last degree of Aquarius, an all-or-nothing manifestation which could lead to social unrest in some parts of the world since the Sun, in Leo, in opposition to the Moon, is conjunct the Royal (and fortunate) Star Regulus and being on the anaretic degree the Sun could lend itself to a sort of “beating of the chest” of those who believe they are right whatever and have no qualms about enforcing their views publicly.
Full Moons are times of harvest and completion
when things concerning the house in the natal chart with Aquarius on its cusp can’t possibly get any better nor any worse for that matter.
Aquarius is the sign of friendship and group activity it’s about being independent and inventive whilst being part of a larger group of like-minded people as we work towards a common goal.
The Full Moon falls on the 11th-5th – Aquarius-Leo – axis in the zodiac so whilst the Moon is illuminating our friendship zone the Sun in Leo is shining in our house of individuality wanting us to sparkle on our own…will we be able to find a compromise between the two?
The lunation chart is heavy in Fixed energy and low in Fire and Water elements, stuck in our own ideas and beliefs with not enough empathy and intuition to clearly see the road ahead.
The dispositor of the Moon is Saturn R (traditional) and Uranus R (modern) since Aquarius has two co-rulers. Saturn R makes a Grand Air trine with Venus and the North Node and Venus is on the same degree as the nodes making it an important player is in this lunation. Venus is also antiscion Neptune R which adds a note of illusion or deception to the Grand Air Trine, living too much in our heads feels satisfying and sweet but Saturn R demands reflection concerning social duties and responsibilities and Venus in Libra wants harmony whilst North Node in Gemini adds rationality and forward thinking. Can a compromise be found between those who command (Leo), the people (Moon) and social justice (Aquarius)?
Mercury too is involved with Neptune R (an opposition), communication may be blurry and confused, those receiving the news might understand it in a completely different way to that which is intended by the speaker or those who communicate may not do so in a clear way.
The Moon is just leaving a conjunction to Jupiter R, faith in social justice may also be low.
Uranus R, the modern dispositor of the Moon, still in an active square with Saturn R, is in a partile trine to Mars in Virgo which is also in a separating aspect from a conjunction to Mercury. Breaking free in a pondered, rational way might look easy but Saturn, by nature, doesn’t like to do things in a hurry nevertheless expect sudden events with volatile planets such as Moon, Mercury, Mars and Uranus at play.
Raven Kaldera in his book “Moon Phase Astrology” calls this Full Moon phase “the Friendship Moon” and he invites us to hang out with our friends during this period, asking others and ourselves just what value friendship has for us in our lives.
The Sabian Symbol for the for the Full Moon at 30° Aquarius: “Deeply rooted in the past of a very ancient culture, a spiritual brotherhood in which many individual minds are merged into the glowing light of a unanimous consciousness is revealed to one who has emerged successfully from his metamorphosis.” Indicating the ability for the person with an open mind and a deep feeling for self-transcendence to come in contact with higher forms of existence.
For the antisicion at 1° Scorpio: “A crowded sightseeing bus on a city street.” Indicating the fundamental human eagerness to expand one’s social horizon and to experience the results of collective achievements and new ways of life.
For the Sun at 30° Leo: “An unsealed letter.” Indicating the realization by the individual that all thoughts and all messages are inevitably to be shared with all men.
Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 223-225, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA
Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp. 149, 192 and 267, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA