FULL MOON at 9 degrees Aquarius
1 August 2023
12:31pm Mountain time
Mercury in Virgo
29 July – 5 October
24 August – 15 September
A rich and luscious time reveling in the first harvests of all kinds of wondrous gifts from the Earth.These are yummy chokecherries enjoying some morning sun. The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 1st marks the half-way point between the Summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox. A time of deep appreciation for abundance in all the ways abundance comes to us. The cycles keep us on track, keep us connected to the GREAT RHYTHM.
The Leo-Aquarius axis of this Full Moon sheds an emotionally detached perspective on how you are using your ego-light in your life. Much can be revealed with the intuitive light of the FULL MOON as to how you are serving your Ego or how your Ego is serving you. In the Leo-Aquarius axis we confront ingrained systems of hierarchy and entitlement with the Aquarian imperative of liberation and equal everything for everyone and everything. Look to your own chart to see where the axis of 9 degrees Leo-Aquarius falls. This where you can see what might need letting go of in order to be a more integrated part of your tribe.
Mercury entered Virgo on July 29th and will be transiting the mutable Earth sign it rules until October. On August 24 Mercury will station retrograde at 21 degrees Virgo moving retrograde to 8 degrees Virgo on September 15. I couldn’t be happier.
Virgo, archetype of the High Priestess harvesting everything she had planted months ago, delights in her harvest, considering well what to save and what to return to the Earth, what to distribute in her service to Spirit, and what to refine and keep for her own health and well-being.
Look to where Virgo is in your own chart to get the full benefit of her discernment, her refinement, and her ability to separate the wheat from the chaff. You will be organizing, setting up new systems to manage your life tasks with more efficiency and more alignment with the natural rhythms of the Universe. AH…I feel better already!
Venus is retrograde at 26 degrees Leo.
Saturn is retrograde at 5 degrees Pisces.
Uranus will be stationing retrograde on August 19 at 23 degrees Taurus.
Neptune is retrograde at 27 degrees Pisces.
Pluto is retrograde at 28 degrees Capricorn
No wonder everything feels like it is going in slow motion.
Take a breath.
Accept the rhythms and ride them – they are yours.