There will be a Full Moon at 11°45’ Aquarius (antiscion 18°15’ Scorpio) which will form a separating Fixed modality T-square with transiting Uranus in Taurus, modern ruler of the Moon. Fixed energy is static yet by nature both the Moon and Uranus are volatile planets so we might expect some shocks as the energy tries to free itself. The main concern with the strong Uranian energy in this chart may be the research and discovery of new forms of social service or innovative and creative technologies which will help us to develop more humanitarian traits.
Saturn, the traditional ruler of the Moon is retrograde in its own sign of Capricorn and is under an exact opposition from Mercury in Cancer. Our minds could get serious (and perhaps a little depressed) as we try to find comfort in our emotions against the harsh backdrop of reality.
Mars in also in an exact square to retrograde Jupiter, also in Saturn’s sign, which could express itself on a more global level as fighting for faith or crusading for justice or, on a more personal level, it could mean that we have too much energy so we need to a find a healthy way of letting off steam! The sextile Jupiter-Neptune however gives a fuzzy or directionless feeling to the whole process.
The lunation chart itself has the majority of planets in the Earth element (4), this indicates a practical attitude leaning towards the material side of life although three of these planets are retrograde so goals may not be particularly easy to reach. However, we will all try our best to get off to a good start with five planets in the Cardinal signs albeit a little slowly with three of them. This Earth element dominance gives the idea that we are still all clinging to a materialistic and perhaps hedonistic life style whilst the new-normal that we are supposed to move towards should not be about this but of a more altruistic and future-oriented nature.
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?
Being a sign (Aquarius) with two rulers then we might say that the Moon’s passage in this sign could result in two different types of reactions: Moon-Saturn is notoriously a combination where our feelings are more than dampened and when we are given the opportunity to take a harsh look at where we’re putting them and perhaps why. These thoughts can also manifest as a sinking or generally depressed feeling. Moon-Uranus is a jump-start to our emotions with perhaps lightening mood changes and wanting to belong but at the same time to be alone or independent from others emotionally, the “I’m yours but don’t get too close type of feeling!”
In fact, 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 Full Moon at 12° Aquarius: “On a vast staircase stand people of different types, graduated upward.” Indicating the necessity of recognising differences of types and level of development wherever human beings live and work together.
For the antiscion at 19° Scorpio: “A parrot repeats the conversation he has overheard.” Indicating the capacity to transmit transcendental knowledge.
For the Sun at 12° Leo: “An evening party of adults on a lawn illuminated by fancy lanterns.” Indicating group-relaxation in fashionable surroundings as an escape from work routine.
“We are set in our ways, bound by our perspectives and stuck in our thinking.” Joel Osteen
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”. p 138, 202 and 256, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA