The Full Moon in Aquarius occurs on July 31st at 5:44 am E.S.T. This Moon, in the astrological sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer, is considered to be a “Fixed” Air sign, giving this Moon the qualities of stability and being unchangeable. Certain aspects of the zodiac sign of Aquarius is for the betterment of the Brotherhood of Man and with certain mysteries of the areas of New Age thought and spirituality.
This is also considered a “Blue Moon”, which is a second Full Moon within a month. Ideally, these can happen in the months of July, August, October, December, January, March and May, This is a 80+% probability in a year but what makes this especially rare is that the first of the two Full Moons must appear on the first or second of the month in able to allow the second Full Moon (“Blue Moon”) to occur on the 30th or 31st, as the Moon’s cycle from Full to New Moon and back is roughly 28 days. February could never be considered as in most years it has 28 days and on leap years it has 29 days. Astronomically speaking, the correct, original definition is that a “Blue Moon” is the third full moon in an astronomical season with four full moons. A normal year has four astronomical seasons — spring, summer, fall and winter — with three months and normally three full moons each. When one of the astronomical seasons has four full moons, instead of the normal three, the third full moon is called a Blue Moon.
In addition, there are other planetary aspects to consider at this time. Venus, the planet of Love and Values in our lives, will be in retrograde motion. Old friends and lovers might suddenly appear, just to give you a cosmic ‘poke’ and cause you anxiety. This will probably cause some instant re-evaluation of your current relationship.This is the time for us to re-evaluate and re-assess who we are, what we stand for and who we value. This is an excellent time to re-think the budget (for the upcoming holiday spending plans) and for evaluating our personal relationships. Because Venus rules beauty, this is not the best time to try new perms or haircuts or drastic cosmetic surgeries. Keep a low profile in regard to major renovations of home and wardrobe.
Another issue at hand is that the planet Uranus has also gone into Retrograde station, thus complicating matters. This occurs once a year and usually lasts 5-6 months (depending on calendar). When Uranus is in retrograde, the struggle is internal and there can appear to be a “Great Awakening” in your life. There is a strong need to be autonomous, as life is not guaranteed and we feel the restraints of barriers in our lives. You may want ot gain control over your life and things that worked in the past no longer suits your needs. Personalities change and become more vocal and confronting things that are dreaded and situations are not efficient to you, thus an act of rebellion might occur in your personal life. This is the time for us to use our imaginations and look at current situations with a “fresh set of eyes” so a new path can be revealed. The Universe is pushing you to change and despite the fear of chaos, a new path may be discovered that works better than the previous one.
The Full Moon time is considered a traditional time to burn candles for “reversal” and “banishing”. Consider utilizing the Moon’s energy coupled with other planetary events to rid your self of draining people and situations in your life, deapite the sudden change it will bring. Be fearless in taking back your life and creating a new way for you to live.
The next New Moon will occur on August 14, 2015.