On July 23, 2021, we get to experience a full moon in the sign of Aquarius. If you have been seeking some form of liberation and freedom, this may just be the full moon for you. With all the Aquarius energy accented at this time, it is important for us to consider what we need to release in order to achieve the freedom and liberation that we desire. This full moon in Aquarius is special because it is one of two full moons in the Uranus-ruled signs this year. So, this full moon in Aquarius gives us a double dose of breakthroughs if we are willing to align ourselves with Uranus’s innovative energy.
Rebelling Under the Light of a Full Moon
Aquarius is known for its desire to march to the beat of its own drum, and with this full moon, it’s time to consider what is needed for our own personal as well as collective liberation. If we have been itching to let go of people and circumstances that are limiting, and/or outdated ideas that keep us from achieving the higher consciousness desired, this full moon provides the eclectic shock to free us for once and for all.Read More »
Individual Alone Vs. Individual With the Group
Full moons represent oppositional energy, and at this full moon, we are dealing with an opposition between Leo and Aquarius. The axis of Leo and Aquarius both embody the energy of individuality. They also both hold the energy of being different or special in some way. Leo sees itself as being special to the point that it sets itself apart from the masses. Aquarius sees itself as being unique while understanding that it is still part of the masses and that everyone else is also unique in their own right.
This full moon in Aquarius will highlight the contention of being unique or different. Is it possible for us to honor our own individuality while also giving others space to do the same, or are we caught up in our individuality at the expense of others? While Leo seeks the special status for self-understanding edification of itself, Aquarius seeks individuality and uniqueness in order to liberate itself while also encouraging the same liberation for the masses.
The Humanitarian Moon
This Aquarius full moon is not just about the individual; it is also about breakthroughs for the collective. Aquarius considers its own liberation as an opportunity for others to access the same freedom and liberation. Aquarius understands that when everyone is liberated the consciousness of the collective is deeply impacted. Liberated individuals create a liberated society that creates a higher consciousness for all. The idea that liberation and freedom are only for a special few (ahem Leo) is not something that Aquarius would agree with. At this full moon, it is important to consider how our own personal breakthroughs provide a portal through which other individuals can also achieve their own liberation.
A Breakthrough is Coming
For many people, this full moon in Aquarius will be the lightning bolt needed to move beyond oppressive energies that hinder authenticity and freedom. The electric energy of this full moon encourages us to break free. Expect people to act on their impulses at this time. Expect individuals to decide out of the blue that they will no longer accept oppressive energies and systems. While this Aquarius full moon may appear to be disruptive, Uranus energy is present when something outdated needs to go for innovative energies to ground. This full moon in Aquarius offers us revolutionary energy that creates the lightning bolts needed to propel us forward.
Double the Pleasure, Double the Lunar Fun
Anyone that is used to dealing with Aquarius energy understands the importance of not getting too comfortable. With this full moon in Aquarius, we are reminded that the breakthrough has just begun as there will be a second Aquarius full moon occurring on August 22nd! Keep the August 22nd date in mind because whatever comes to a culmination at this current full moon in Aquarius will be revisited again on August 22nd.
Currently, we are given the opportunity through the full moon to make known to ourselves what needs to be shifted so that we can experience the freedom and liberation desired. What is keeping us down? What old ideas, systems, and structures are limiting our perception? Why is it necessary for us to receive an external bolt to move us forward? What are we holding onto? These are some questions to consider when presented with the full moon energy in Aquarius.
Over the next lunar cycle leading up to the second full moon in Aquarius on August 22nd, consider whether we have honored the Uranian desire to break free. Have we taken any actions over the upcoming lunar cycle to address what comes up during the current, initial full moon in Aquarius? If not, during the second full moon in Aquarius on August 22nd, some of us may experience another bolt from Uranus in order to get us to shift out of our complacency, lethargy, and self-imposed and/or externally constructed ruts.
Here’s to the full moon in Aquarius and the lightning bolt we all need to grant us the freedom and liberation that we desire not only for the self…but for humanity. May our liberation free the collective and offer us all innovative progression and evolutionary leaps in consciousness.