Updated: Aug 11, 2022
The best things in life happen unexpectedly.
The best stories begin with, “all of a sudden.”
They best adventures were never planned
As they turned out to be.
Free yourself from expectations.
The best will come when and from where
You least expect it.
The Mind Journal
The Super Full Moon on August 11, 2022 at 19 Aquarius reminds us that we are in the midst of unprecedented change, a revolution in the way we live. Information, revelations and truths are continually becoming available to us. We have only to welcome the changes, embrace new ways of seeing ourselves and life, and to learn how to ride on the fast-flowing river of life that holds the promise of sudden, unexpected twists and turns. The Full Moon illuminates how to not get swept up in the current, but to find the calm, the center within ourselves so we can successfully navigate our days towards an unknown and promising future.
Moon conjunct Saturn Retrograde
Uranus, Ruler of the Full Moon is conjoined the North Node and Saturn.
A Fixed Cross with the Full Moon, Uranus the nodal axis and Saturn
Mars in Taurus trine Pluto Retrograde
The Aquarian Full Moon is yet another planetary configuration that heralds dynamic change. Life is about growth and change, but we are in times of accelerated and unprecedented change that is potentially volatile and disruptive. And frankly, it is not just change but transformation, anf not just evolutionary growth but revolutionary shifts in our perceptions and approaches. It naturally follows that there will be a series of astrological dynamics that will reflect what we see as happening, so why would we be surprised that one after another of the astrological events say the same thing in different ways?
August is a month that is fast paced and we may feel like we are trying to keep up with what life is throwing our way. Plans may need to be altered and beliefs questioned as we integrate information and events that demand our attention. It is a month where we can make great strides forward and take resolute action, all the while staying light on our feet to dance with the times. We are to readily ascertain when we should hold our ground, or when we should release our position in favor of something new, different and perhaps foreign to how we have been operating.
Typically, I write a breakdown of each of the energetic components of a Full Moon that surround a core theme. But, as I sat down to write this, I felt like I am was going to write some version of what I have already said in multiple posts over the last couple years - perhaps using different words or images, but that inevitably I would sound like a broken record harping on the same themes. I was stuck and needed to shift gears and approach this newsletter in a different ways. So, this Full Moon write up will be more my contemplation about the overall feel of what is unfolding.
Massaging a Hot Spot to the Point of Release
17-21 degrees of fixed signs (Taurus, Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio)
Beginning last year there has been a lot of activity happening within 17-21 degrees of fixed signs. The Full Moon further catalyzes this activity because it is happening in the same sphere of the sky as the Uranus/Mars/North Node conjunction of August 1, the Saturn/Uranus square of 2021 that will culminate in their final square this come December. It also the same place in the sky of the upcoming November 8 eclipse. Disruptions, changes, release of new information and revelations are expected to continue, and even build in intensity, through the remainder of 2022. We have only to look at the increased tensions within our own country or between countries across the globe to see affirmation of this. Individually, we are absorbing, trying to normalize, looking at what we are to change and releasing old beliefs, habits and plans. We are moving forward in the best way we can as we live in a world that is changing from one day to the next.
Six Planets are in Fixed signs. Fixed signs are good to sticking to our guns, being steadfast and staying the course. Yet, we are being prodded, even compelled to embrace change. We are to question our beliefs and dreams to uncover deeper truths. The process is unsettling, but the outcome can be quite liberating. We are challenged to acknowledge and let go of what no longer serves us and to set a course for a future that is sustainable, less complex, and one that recognizes our vital relationship to the earth, our home.
For those of us with planets between 17 and 20 degrees of fixed signs. we may experience truly seismic shifts in our lives, where we change course or change our ways of seeing in some fundamental, and ultimately, liberating way.
"I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. "So do I," said Gandalf,
"and so do all who live to see such times.
But that is not for them to decide.
All we have to decide is what to do
with the time that is given us."
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
We Hold a Map that Shows a Terrain that No Longer Exists
We each operate from a map that shows us where we are and the route to take for a successful life. This map took its shape through the process of our conditioning and socialization. . This inner map orients us to the world and how we see ourselves within it. And yet, we have come to a point where we as people and as a culture are disoriented. The map we are holding is insufficient to navigate the terrain we need to cross. The terrain has changed, and may not even be recognizable when we compare it to our trustworthy map.
The map we received over the course of our youth was honed by the accumulated experience and wisdom of those who came before us. We have held it as trustworthy and reliable. But again, the terrain has changed. We can toss the map or try to work with it the best we can. The whole of the map is not inconsequential, but how do we discern what to rely on and recognize what will mislead us? Questioning what we think we know and considering new information is essential as we each revise the inner map that will support us in knowing where we are, where we are going, and the best route for getting from here to there.
Pluto in Capricorn: Transformation of our Shared Reality
Pluto is: Transformation
Capricorn is: Structures, Systems and Responsibilities that Maintain Them
There has been a steady, irrepressible deconstruction of the status quo, of societal agreements on how to live and how to be governed (since Pluto moved into Capricorn in 2008). A revolutionary impulse took hold in the people, leadership was questioned and held accountable, and the resulting upsets and fissures to this system revealed weaknesses and flaws. (Pluto square Uranus 2012-2015). 2020 was a breakthrough and defining year that destabilized the status quo (Pluto conjunct Saturn and Jupiter). At the end of the year, people collectively began to envision a new future, a new map, as they could see the old order, the old terrain, crumbling. (Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius).