August’s full moon comes to a sparkly summer zenith on August 22, 2021 at 5:02am PTin the airy and forward-thinking sign of Aquarius. As the second full moon to hit during Leo season, this one’s considered an astrological “blue moon”—which adds to its quirky and rebellious magic. We all have a chance to revisit some of the themes of last month’s lunation.
The full moon in progressive Aquarius brings out our inner visionary, asking us to connect with the collective while also carving out our own unique path. It peaks as the sun and moon face off with each other at the critical 29th degrees of Leo and Aquarius (just before the sun’s ingress into Virgo).
The full moon will align with lucky Jupiter (planet of abundance), which amplifies our manifesting power and heightens our emotions. Put your zaniest ideas out into the world and let your freak flag fly—you might catch the attention of all the right people.
Alongside the full moon, aggressive Mars (planet of action) joins forces with intellectual Mercury (planet of communication) in detail-oriented Virgo, making us diligent, motivated, and thorough in our efforts. These planets collectively harmonize with Uranus (planet of sudden change), which means our attention to detail could help guide us through some unexpected new terrains. Meanwhile, Venus (planet of love) connects with Saturn (planet of responsibility), bringing a deeper sense of stability and commitment to our values.
The summer’s Aquarius full moons arrived two in a row, but they’re here to remind us that we’re one-of-a-kind. Now, let’s wrap up Leo season with some flashy lunar sparkle, shall we?
Full Moon in Aquarius Horoscopes Based on Zodiac Sign
It’s time to maximize your social awareness and use your leadership skills to bring people together, Aries. Whether you’re hosting a conscious gathering of like-minded peers or organizing a volunteer day for a good cause, now’s a time to make moves toward your forward-thinking goals and commit to being more active in your community. You have the power to make a difference.
The moon is hitting your prestigious tenth house of career for the second month in a row, Taurus, so it’s an extra auspicious time to push your professional goals up to the top of your priority list. Put forth your best efforts to bring your most innovative ideas to life. Your creativity is really shining now, too, so find ways to infuse more passion and inspiration into your work.
Sometimes, having something fresh and exciting to look forward to is exactly the motivation we need to get our lives together, right Gemini? It’ll be easier to lay out a solid foundation for yourself when you know it’s all in the name of embarking on a journey toward expanding your horizons and growing as a person. Get clear on your higher aspirations and shoot for the stars.
It’s a good thing you’re no stranger to deep waters, dear Cancer, because this full moon will have you diving straight down to the bottom of the sea. The plus side? You might emerge with some buried treasure. A transformation is upon you, and it’s been building since last month’s lunation—so stay open to financial windfalls, realizations in relationships, and personal growth.
Where are you at with your relationships right now, Leo? This full moon serves as an important cosmic checkpoint for your partnerships, as you’ve been navigating the tension between maintaining your own identity while also committing yourself to someone else. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and embrace some unconventional relationship rules to make things work.
Your day-to-day routine probably looks a little different now than it did a month ago, Virgo—and this temporary rebellion against organization has been refreshing. But now’s the time to start thinking about where you’d like your scheduling shake-ups to settle. Do your own thing and don’t follow anyone else’s rules when it comes to creating new habits or planning out your life.
Take a creative or romantic risk right now, Libra. Your heart’s desires are like glowing embers in your chest, asking you to strip away your self-consciousness and let your inner child come out to play. The flames of passion need oxygen in order to burn, so make sure not to suffocate them with fear, doubt, or indecision. Don’t think… just follow your excitement.
How’s your heart, Scorpio? How about your home life? This full moon is hitting the most domestic and personal point in your chart, which could inspire you to reconnect with family members or friends from the past. Remind yourself of the people you can lean on when times get tough. Everyone needs a compassionate ear and a supportive hug sometimes.
This full moon is adjusting your cosmic antennae, Sagittarius, allowing you to pick up on the subtle frequencies all around you. As you build a deeper connection with the people, places, and experiences that fill your daily life, consider ways you can send fresh messages back out through the airwaves. Your ideas need an outlet, so prioritize your personal self-expression.
Whether you’re trying to manifest a hot new car or a hot new relationship, this full moon is here to remind you that you’re worth it, Capricorn. It takes hard work to build toward your goals in a way that aligns with your values—but have confidence that you’re fully capable and deserving of making that magic happen. Refuse to accept any offers that aren’t up to your standards.
Our spirits are always evolving and surprising us by stretching beyond their limits—and you’re on the brink of yet another soul-level growth spurt, Aquarius. Trust the mystical manner in which the layers of your identity are unfolding. There’s no finish line to rush to, so take your time parting ways with the skins you’ve shed and getting to know the new you that’s emerging.
This full moon is illuminating your spiritual twelfth house for the second month in a row, Pisces, and it’s taking you on a mystical journey into your unconscious. This is an important time to pay attention to your dreams, visions, or psychic downloads—because your inner self deserves to be honored too. Don’t let your daily schedule distract you from the power of your intuition.
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