Aquarius - August 2019
Hi there, Aquarius! The full Moon on the 15th of August illuminates your sign, so prepare yourself for a period of significant self-reflection! This Moon phase illuminates all corners of your world, whether you want to see them or not; you may have to deal with a couple of uncomfortable issues here, if you are to make best use of the lessons the Moon is asking you to learn. It’s a time for taking a step back from the demands which others place on you, and working out what you need at a personal level in order for you to be happier and more relaxed. Don’t be perturbed if in the week leading up to this transit you feel more irritable and intolerant than usual of friends and family members. These feelings will pass. The Moon opposing Mars and Venus here could create particular difficulties with jealous or self-centred partners who can’t seem to see how much of your energy they are draining.
With Jupiter direct again in your friend zone on the 12th, it should be much easier to communicate with those in your friendship group now. People in this part of your life have let you down a little since Jupiter turned retrograde in April, as you have had a wake up call about which of your relationships are genuine and which are clearly not robust enough to stand the test of time. You will begin to feel better as the month progresses, and will be inclined to spend as much time as possible with those who have persistently shown you loyalty and affection. Jupiter’s trine with the Sun during the days up to the 15th is fabulous for working in partnership with another member of your social group on a creative project. Mercury’s involvement from the 18th to 24th sends you a positive week for discussing contentious moral debates with friends and reaching an amicable compromise.
Saturn and the Moon’s south node are currently working undercover in your house of secrets, and this has been a challenging placement for water-carriers, pushing some of your deepest anxieties and fears up from their hiding places, so that you can truly heal and move forward. This house can be about endings, and Saturn’s conjunction with the south node right now is pushing you to recognise those relationships and situations in your life that you can no longer sustain or control. Letting go of the things you know are not benefiting you is very important at this stage of your life. Work on your psychic development is also well-favoured in August; it will be fairly easy to put yourself in that intuitive, instinctive state where your inner voice can clearly be accessed to guide you.
The lunar cycle throws up two new Moons this month, and Uranus will form close connections with both, adding excitement and unpredictability to your new plans and projects. The new Moon of the 1st shines a light on love relationships, and a close conjunction here with Venus indicates a possible new love or a deepening of affection in an existing union. Uranus adds conflicts from family members too, hence you may have to make a choice between the needs of a partner and the expectations of relatives. Mercury is back in your house of relationships after the 12th after his recent retrograde spell, and communication with your other half should improve greatly now. The 30th sends a new Moon to your house of debts, and more positive energy from Uranus here signifies some rather unexpected windfalls, particularly related to your home. Have a wonderful month, Aquarius!