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Aquarius Full Moon: The Mind is Liberated

Updated: Oct 21, 2021

I look out of this window and I think

this is a cosmos, this is a huge creation, this is

one small corner of it. The trees and birds and everything

else and I'm part of it. I didn't ask to be put here,

I've been lucky in finding myself here.

Morris West



The Full Moon on August 22, 2021, 5:02 am PDT at 29 degrees Aquarius,

has the potential to liberate our mind from narrow ways of thinking.

We can more readily see the bigger picture,

connect with larger and larger wholes, and find our place

within the scheme of the great movement of life -

as we become and become.


This is the second consecutive full moon in Aquarius in a year that has a strong Aquarian focus. Aquarius is future oriented and values objectivity, truth and progressive thinking. It seeks humanitarian solutions and innovative ideas that often emphasize technology. To whatever degree we are influenced by Aquarius, we seek authenticity and freedom of expression. In the name of a vision we hold, we are willing to be different and stand at the edge of the pack. The second Aquarian Full Moon this summer has afforded us a process and progression for how we are shaping the future in our minds and conversations.


The Aquarian Full Moon last month occurred at the first degree of Aquarius and this Full Moon happens at the last degree. The final degree of a sign, the anaretic degree, amplifies the nature of that sign, including an amplification of the shadow elements of the sign. When the Aquarius energy is not balanced, we may find ourselves too much in our heads. In the name of objectivity, we can become detached from everything.


Fortunately, the Leo Sun opposing the Full Moon draws us into our feelings and hearts, so we can better benefit from the ideals the Aquarian energies opens within our minds. Warmth, joy, and creativity (Leo) help to balance, inform and positively influence the intellectual and revolutionary idealism of the Aquarian Moon. What brings us joy and personal fulfillment has been nurtured the last weeks since the Leo New Moon so that we can look once again at our goals and dreams from a fresh and expanded perspective.


We cannot change anything until we accept it.

Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

Carl Jung


The mind is essentially tethered to the heart in the Full Moon dynamic. Feelings of love, courage and joy nurtured in the last weeks shed new light on the path we are walking. We are better able to accept and own the path we are on and embrace change. We are better prepared to waste less energy on wishing that we or our path were different. There is increased awareness, even aha moments, where we see where we have arrived, who we are becoming and sense the nature of our future self.


“My destination is no longer a place,

rather a new way of seeing.”

Marcel Proust


We take flight - Jupiter conjoins the Moon


Jupiter is about growth and expansion. Its presence can bring good fortune and success to what we are doing. Conjoined with the Full Moon, we may become inspired, buoyant or experience a stroke of luck.


The mind-opening energy of the Full Moon is accentuated leading to feeling liberated. As our soul’s calling is amplified (Jupiter in Pisces), our mind is set free. All that is not our soul nature can readily fall away as we are less identified or seduced by false beliefs or attitudes.


The authentic self is the soul made visible.

Sarah Ban Breathnach


Relationships Receive a Boost

We may feel less inhibited and more willing to sexually experiment in relationship. More free to be ourselves within intimate partnership, interactions are inspired by honesty and objective clarity. Simultaneously, passion and desire are fueled (Mars trine Uranus).


Couples can strengthen and deepened the bond of love through adventurous and experimental lovemaking. Single people may feel a boost of confidence to make the first move to connect with a potential love interest.


A Jupiter Full Moon can lead to being overly exuberant, but this is tempered by pragmatic Saturn (traditional ruler of Aquarius) whose presence is strengthened as part of a Grand Trine with Venus and the North Node.


Deepened Trust and Accountability Allow Increased Intimacy and Connection

Engagement with others may be more passionate and less restrained, but we also approach relationship with a dose of pragmatism (Grand Air Trine with Saturn, Venus, The North Node). This is a beneficial time to talk with someone we love, or with an authority figure, about a spoken or unspoken agreement between you that we wish to address. Conversation is generative and can help bring resolution so we can move forward in a good way. Where there may have been no opening before, there is now a way to communicate authentically and truthfully and respect the other person's needs and perspective. There has been a maturation process, over the course of the last lunar cycle, that has fostered humility and a way to claim ownership and accountability for the relationship we have helped create.


Uranus, Ruler of Aquarius Trine Mercury and Mars