‘Yuge’ Full Moon
“Sunspots” photograph by John Ashley from spaceweather
This Full Moon/Sun is YUGE, as two of our Presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, like to say. A Super Full Moon refers to the closeness of the Moon to our Earth at different points throughout it’s yearly revolutions and variable orbits. To me the reason this is such a Super Full Moon however, taking place on August 29, is that our erupting Sun is still conjunct giant Jupiter of exuberance, excess, joy, optimism. Your responses to everything might be over the top, exaggerated in either positive or negative ways. In addition, this Full Moon is also tied to Neptune, ruler spiritual and creative callings, fantasy, the power of our imagination to continually dream a new dream. And remember, a Full Moon isn’t just one day. It’s influence can be felt all week long.
I’ll be writing more about the upcoming Jupiter opposite Neptune cycle which always manifests as an explosion of creativity on our planet. Stay tuned. It’s YUGE~
We are about to complete the important Venus retrograde, going direct again on September 6. Please take a moment to watch this wonderful mini- movie of how this cycle looks from a celestial perspective: lunarplanner.com/LP-Excerpts/2015-Venus-Retrograde/
Here is a brief synopsis of Full Moon characteristics that hold true to every Full Moon. Thank you Nick Anthony Fiorenza ~ lunarplanner ~
“The latter part of this phase, building up to the Full Moon, matures our efforts into vision and enthusiasm. It is the intermixing of opposites that creates the magic to bear the fruit of our passions. The day and night just before the Full Moon is the most potent, exhilarating energy—a dynamic social and alchemical time. The Full Moon marks the point of coition in the lunar cycle, the climax, the point of excitement, a time of celebration.
The day just after the Full Moon is a time to kick back and relax. It is a time for the realization of the theme to emerge, of what the activities of the first half of the lunar cycle, culminating into the enthusiasm of the Full Moon, are really about. Relax and allow this realization to occur. There is no need to force it as it surfaces on its own.”
Please note: I make my posts according to the Lunar cycles, posting on the New, First Quarter, Full and Third Quarter Moons. I seek to support you in working with and within the natural flow of time and energy, which will help your life flow with more ease and grace. Also, I base my interpretations and predictions on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: earthwordskyword.com/astrology-readings/astrological-readings/
Sat August 29
Full Moon ~ Sun in Leo, Moon in Aquarius: As I wrote above, this is an exceptionally dynamic, creative, celebratory Full Moon. The Sun is aligned with Jupiter, which makes for exceptional confidence but also over-doing, over-indulging. The emotive Moon will be conjunct imaginative, fantasizing Neptune, as they transit through the astrological sign of Aquarius the Waterman. This dynamic further deepens great friendships, brings important new relationships into your life, sparks humanitarian impulses, and lastly, catalyzes eccentric but authentic behaviors. Dress in costume tonight, try on a new identity.
Sun August 30
Moon/Chiron in Aquarius opposite Juno in Leo: With this aspect, there is potential for both the reopening of still to be healed wounds as well as honest conversations about your weakest link/vulnerabilities. Time to be raw and real, both with friends ~ Aquarius’s influence ~ or the partners we share commitments with ~ Juno’s influence.
Mon August 31
Sun in Leo opposite Neptune in Aquarius: This annual opposition of artistic, playful Sun in Leo to imaginative, spiritual Neptune in community-minded Aquarius can help you align with new creative partners but it can also call up a feeling of polarization. That means you may feel pulled equally in two opposite directions. Sit with the standoff, explore the tension, and, if you are completely honest about your needs, things will resolve beautifully in right timing. It’s about having faith that there is a solution to every perceived conflict. When Neptune is guiding us, we are living in the magic and mystery of Life, so no need to rush.
Pisces Moon opposite Mercury in Virgo: This alignment is the classic configuration of feeling torn between what you think you should do versus an overwhelming feeling of what you need to do. Feel the tug, have a conversation with yourself via a journal or with the help of a good listener. Or perhaps you will be that good wise listener to another’s woes/dilemma. Be willing to analyze your feelings, or, discover how a thought makes you feel. You can choose a better thought that makes you feel better. Try that on!
Venus retrograde/Mars conjunction in Cancer: This combustive union of heart conviction ~ Venus ~ meeting heartfelt desire to take action ~ Mars ~ is a wonderful energy in which your values and actions synchronize. But a note of caution: since Venus is still in reflective, inward-examining retrograde, you might want to visualize the future rather than try to make anything happen quite yet. With all this Jupiter/Neptune potential confusion/fuzziness also in our planetary Field, practice seeing yourself in the life circumstance you desire. Try it on, like a new outfit, and feel how it fits. Then after September 6 when Venus turns forward again, you will know if you were following the right lead or if an even better outfit is about to present itself.
Tue September 1
Moon/Uranus conjunction in Pisces: Keep in mind, yesterday’s Sun/Neptune opposition is still diffusing it’s creative, otherworldly influence throughout the interstitial spaces of our lives, a bit like magic fairy dust. This alignment of our emotional Moon to spontaneous Uranus spawns outbursts of all kinds. Some of you might feel warm and fuzzy toward all, others might just be sad for a few hours. Your mood-improving endorphins are actually elevated the after a good cry….so cry away if the tears arise.
Juno enters Virgo: This aspect will last for several months and is excellent for cleaning/organizing ‘closets’, literally and metaphorically, in our marriages, work relationships, all key relationships. Healthy critiquing can be necessary part of this transit through discerning Virgo, but try not be be overly critical of others or yourself.
Wed September 2
Moon in Aries trine Jupiter/Sun in Leo: What an exuberant inspiring dynamic this will be for many. You may experience a renewed burst of energy or a sudden sense of clarity about where to direct your attentions/intentions/actions.
Thu September 3
Aries Moon square Mars/Venus retrograde in Cancer: As you know when I say ‘square’, it usually means you might confront some inner or outer tension or be pressured to make a decision. Today’s spontaneous, self-oriented Aries Moon squares off with Mars/Venus in conservative, family oriented Cancer. Needs need to be negotiated or renegotiated today in your family relationships.
Fri September 4
Moon in Taurus square Jupiter in Leo: This aspect might manifest as tension about what you want to spend versus what you actually should be spending given your current budget. The monthly Taurus Moon tends to make us more sensual, desiring to touch and be touched. So another nice choice today is visit your favorite spa.