Full Moon in Aquarius (with a twist) – Aug ’20

We open the month of August with a series of impactful and potentially game-changing aspects. As always, one thing leads to the next, so you will experience layers of energies over the next five days or so. You can align with the energies by being open to changes and by getting real about what needs to happen next.

On Aug 1, Mercury opposes Pluto, indicating deep conversations, negotiations, debates, oppo research, hidden info revealed (yes, more), when intellectual breakthroughs and insights are also possible.

With an opposition, you may work with a powerful mentor/helper or you may experience what begins as an adversarial exchange, but it doesn’t have to end that way. You may arrive at a new understanding, transformed by info/messages you receive and by viewpoints that empower you.

The Sun squares Uranus on Aug 2, activating change and amplifying your Inner Rebel if there’s something you’ve been tolerating that’s misaligned with your Authentic Self. The square indicates an unexpected shift – either by you or from an external source (which is an outpicturing of your desire for change). Uranus operates for your Highest Good, removing obstacles, that allows for liberation. I love that!

Uranus activations happen quickly – and then you’re left to adjust, which isn’t necessarily bad. Uranus can clear obstacles or shift the playing field so that you are required to show up in some new way that stretches you. So watch for the stirrings of change within you, feel what wants to emerge – and watch for public drama that may appear.

The Full Moon in Aquarius on Aug 3 @ 8:59am PDT invites you to focus on your Authentic Self and how you shine your Light (Leo Sun-Aquarius Moon) for the Greater Good. After all, that’s why we’re here, to learn, grow and Become. Consider this an invitation! But this Full Moon comes with a twist…

Wherever you’re on autopilot or stuck in a rut, this Full Moon energy is perfect for a breakthrough, with Uranus squaring the Sun and Moon, activating a clearing, change or radical shift that creates a new setup. Go with the changes, rather than resisting them and trying to return to the past. You are being liberated in some way (even if it’s not clear yet), so focus on what is manifesting for you.

In which area of your life do you need to think out of the box, to be innovative or inventive right now? Dare to do something different! Approach a familiar challenge with a new solution, explore new groups or cultivate new friends. If you’re ready to participate in a humanitarian cause, allow this revolutionary energy to support you and expand your horizons, giving you greater access to the world.

Also on Aug 3, Mercury opposes Saturn (Authority), indicating serious conversations, extra work to get a deal or project done; perhaps a difficult negotiation or extra study is required. You will get back the effort you put in. That’s the prize, along with the Self-esteem and inner muscle you develop by doing your work.

Mars squares Jupiter since Aug 2 and it’s exact on Aug 4, when you may see some display of bravado – or you may experience it yourself by taking on too much or overshooting your mark. Think overdoing it. But the energy can also keep your spirits up if you are faced with Saturn heaviness, so there’s a benefit to the “Yes you can!” energy in this duo.

Mercury finally moves from sensitive Cancer into showy Leo on Aug 4 – a happy position for Mercury that loves to speak up and express itself. Leo is the sign of leadership, performance and Self-expression. Creativity is a joyful and therapeutic experience, so take advantage of this playful energy that feeds your Spirit!

Write, paint, decorate, make music, sing, dance and play – express your Self boldly! You know how children are when they play and aren’t self-conscious? That’s what you’re going for. That’s liberation. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is a perfect do it yourself book for unlocking your creativity. Baby steps count…

This is your assignment for the week: open, listen, explore, adjust, create, play, do your work (the next right thing), seek your mentors when needed – and express your Self! Through this pinball game of rapid-fire events that are ongoing, you are being shapeshifted to become a new expression of YOU.

Stay tuned to your precious Being and who you are Becoming. Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn are still restructuring the landscape – and YOU.

This is a famous quote that’s been around for a long time, but it bears repeating now:

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium… the world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.” ~ Martha Graham

As always, I’m so grateful for your presence on our path together. xo

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