Hello star lovers! It’s Aquarius Full Moon day and things are bright, sparkling, buzzy and a little out of left field. My internet is down! Assignments are due! Aquarius Moon energy is wild and makes me want to dance across the universe thinking about the BIG PLANS and less about the how-to-get-there. Mercury is finally direct gaining speed from his stationary motion bringing those insights, a-ha! moments, those messages you’ve been waiting on and clearing up communication issues. He won’t be out of the retro zone for a few weeks yet so time to synthesise and sort through all that reflection – and carry any jewels you discovered forwards. With Mars joining him in his progress through the sign of Leo there’s high mental energy, potential for verbal agitation and fightin’ words.
Focus on where you can respond to what’s happening in the world – focus on your world and community and act with goodness, integrity and a warm heart. Combined with the Full moon buzz you might not be getting much sleep. Mercury and Mars cross over the eclipse point from Aug 22 (refresh your memory here) triggering action on the understanding and words following those eclipse and Mercury retro revelations. We really got a chance to stop, look over our lives and destiny and work out where to from here. I don’t know about you but my life has taken a sharp left hand turn since the first hummings of revelations at the Lunar eclipse last full moon. It’s been a whole lunar cycle since then – can you recognise yourself? Sort of? Exciting times.
Saturn is moving forward steadily now and will cross out of Scorpio into beloved Sagittarius from Oct 22 bringing lighter vibes generally but we won’t really get the best effect until he leaves the Mula constellation and is deeper into the sign – early in 2018. Jupiter is in good aspect right now and for the next few weeks as he crosses between Virgo and Libra he shines benevolently on us all – let’s hope wisdom pervades in our personal and greater worlds; that new alliances arise out of all this change and upheaval.
Jupiter’s work in Virgo during 2017 taught us – kindly, wisely, – how to take care of routines. To see the little details as a sacred and worthwhile endeavour in their own end. No one likes duty – we all prefer ice-cream, netflix and someone else to do the dishes – but this transit helped us understand the sacredness in duty and hopefully we can keep working on that lesson even after he leaves Virgo. Admittedly, it’s taken some of the buzz and pop out of Jupiter’s usual joyous influence (in Mid 2015 to mid 2016 Jupiter was in Leo, the energy was big, grand and dramatic!) but the quiet virtue of Virgo taught us a lot about wise economy – money, body, energy – and helped some of us finally deal with health attitudes that needed structural change at the daily level. (Obviously this is me.)
Tonight’s Full Moon is in noble Aquarius, in the star of Purva Bhadrapada. A star of righteous clarity and impossible magic that somehow, is possible (the stars of Purva Bhadra are in the pegasi constellation). In European tradition the Pegasus is connected to the mysteries of the deep waters, flight and magical journeying. The Purva Bhadra mysteries and the symbolism of Aquarius / Kumbha connect with these principles of sparkling intelligence, pure inspiration, movement, clarity, succour and justice.
Even if you are unsure where-to-from-here, tonight salute the beautiful moon and call forth your own inner fire. Invite your guiding intelligence to sparkle brightly, make itself known so that you may carry the water of your unique destiny to quench injustice, sorrow and heartache in the world. Face the realities but rejoice and determine to raise the vibes – that was then, this is now – take your self-discoveries and time to see what you can do with them.
Read by moon sign for the development of the soul/emotional effect, Sun sign for life direction/structure, Ascendant sign for your persona. These are SIDEREAL/VEDIC horoscopes.*
Aries / Mesha
The full moon is in your 11th house of pals and social approval – begin to reap the benefits of your efforts to push your career forward, socialise and reconnect with friends from a fresh place of insight and how those relationships fit in with your revised self view. Mercury is now direct in your 5th house of romance and play – expect issues with your love interest to clear up so you can get on with the best parts of romance – being dramatic and expressing your feelings. Venus in Cancer in your fourth house has you set on making an honest person of yourself. Enjoy all the big energy – Mars your ruler is also in Leo making a grand noise about love and passion. You are extra all this month. But that’s why we love you. Book your session Asha for more information on your astrology and the changes ahead
Taurus / Vrishabha
Your ruler Venus is in your 3rd house helping you to understand the best thing for you isn’t always what you enjoy the most. Mars and Mercury direct in your 4th house of home leave you agitated by the hearth fire but ready to strike new beginnings in how you run your home and spend your time there. Make plenty of time to get out and release agitating, stuck energy – don’t keep it buzzing away in your lounge-room. Saturn is still in the 7th house of relationships but he is leaving soon – alleviating the tension between you and your significant others you’ve been experiencing since Nov 2014. The Full Moon glows bright in your 10th house of vocation and career – time to write the “new plan” down and believe it whole heartedly. Then align your actions with this guiding light and begin to move forward. Book your session Asha for more information on your astrology and the changes ahead
Gemini / Mithuna
Mercury is your ruler and his retrograde is quite uncomfy for the sparkling Gemini. Now he is direct and running about with Lord Mars in Leo too you can expect things to get going – fast! Which is just how you like it. All this energy in the house of thinking and ideas makes you work a mile-a-minute so take care not to burn out. Get the creativity out and commit to putting a solid action plan in place once the big buzz dies down a little. Don’t let all this new vitality spark and dissipate, put it to work for maximum reward. The Full Moon is in the beautiful 9th house of Personal Quest and “the big vision” – you experience an “a-ha!” moment as the image of what you’re meant to be doing and why all comes together. Enjoy this time of frenzied activity and high feeling as you emerge into a new phase in your life – be courageous and leap across the threshold beautiful things await. Book your session Asha for more information on your astrology and the changes ahead
Cancer / Karka
Venus blesses you as she transits your own sign however she has made tears ever-ready and increased your usual sentimentality to an almost painful level. Try to enjoy the sweetness and stay clear of the bitter-sweet, don’t dwell – float on the surface of your deep feeling and enjoy the shift and ebb of the tide. Keep it light, and let the Full Moon in your 8th house reveal what it is causing all that “not enough” feeling in your romances/close relationships. What do you really need and how can you ask for that? How can you share this burden, invite love in? In more practical terms Mercury now direct in your 2nd house along with Mars brings some relief to straightened cash situation, however Mars can tend to spend as soon as you make it – so keep that in mind and try to economise on the extras as you catch up on outstanding bills. Book your session Asha for more information on your astrology and the changes ahead
Leo / Simha
You dear Leo are the centre of it all, as you know and the Mercury direct, Mars in Leo – the past Leo New moon eclipse and the Full moon Aquarius vibes are hitting you head on. With Mercury direct your head comes out of the muddle it’s been in for almost a month. Mars lifts your spirit and gives you improved energy too. The big identity crisis wrought by the New Moon eclipse 2 weeks ago clears to reveal the shining path ahead. The Full Moon in your 7th house of committed relationships brings focus to your partner or what you’d like to do with that whole area of your life. You begin to see how relating needs to change now that you’ve gotten some new perspectives during the Merc retro. Enjoy this time of you-and-I and for solo Lions who would like to be paired up – a good time to get insight on not just what you need but what you can bring to a future partner. Book your session Asha for more information on your astrology and the changes ahead
Virgo / Kanya
Jupiter dallies in the last degrees of your sign where he has blessed and expanded your life in lots of little ways for about 12 months. As he moves into the 2nd house of income and resources you can expect a little boost there too – a reward for all the sensible reconsideration of your direction in life you undertook this year. The Full Moon sparkles brightly in your 6th house of health and healing. You look good on the job and are enjoying your time there too. Mercury, your ruler, is now direct and as he moves through your 12th house of unconscious and renunciation it’s time to let go of self-defeating thinking, fears and habits of anxiety that have nothing to do with you at all. Mars brings you the courage and vigour to move forward from here – take his assistance and move past those feelings into a state of peaceful clarity. Book your session Asha for more information on your astrology and the changes ahead
Libra / Thula
Venus rules your sign and she’s still floating through your 10th house of vocation and reputation. You are arriving at a place of greater harmony with all the stuff you believe and have been doing with your life up until this point. All the work you’ve ever done is synthesising into an image of your calling in the world. Saturn’s restrictions in your 2nd house of income have meant you can’t distract yourself with lovely things so you had to discover how to create the harmony and balance in other ways. This has been hard work but, productive. It can take you a long time to make your mind up. Once you do – it is a fait accompli. The Full Moon brings creative vibes and romance to your 5th house of love and fun. Mercury direct clears his head and gets to work with Mars in your 11th house of friendships and brings rewards from your efforts in your career you kicked off at the last full moon. Book your session Asha for more information on your astrology and the changes ahead
Scorpio / Vrischik
Deep transforming Scorpio, Saturn the Restrictor is leaving your sign and you can expect life to soften substantially from Oct 22 as he enters Sagittarius. He may restrict your income a little but he isn’t restricting your energy generally. This Full moon invites you to clear your head of limited perspectives about yourself and doubts that undermine your profound abilities. Mercury direct and Mars, your ruler, are aligned in Leo in your 10th house of career and reputation. Make a go of it – now is a powerful time to climb to new heights and make a name for yourself in your work. Throw yourself into the efforts ahead of you and reap recognition you deserve further down the line. The Full moon in your 4th house of home and roots presents you with an opportunity to enjoy your home life, pleasant times with your mother/mother’s family and happiness at the hearth fire. Book your session Asha for more information on your astrology and the changes ahead
Sagittarius / Dhanus
Joyous Sagittarius sails through most things unscathed and because the eclipses aspected your sign reasonably well you will have been experiencing the positive side of the transits (unless personal planets were afflicted). You are good at “new”, you delight in discovery. The issue for you is keeping at something before getting onto the next exciting thing. With Mercury direct aligned with Mars in your 9th house of the Quest, journeying and the big picture – you can rest assured you are still on track. Let the Merc retro musings find their place, recalibrate – and then get back into the adventure. Your ruler Jupiter leaves Virgo for Leo on September 12. For the next year there will be a shift in focus from 10th house of career and “what am I doing with my life” to “I am glad I am doing this, look how much fun I am having and all the great people I am connecting to along the way” – the 11th house. Full moon glows in your 3rd house of communication and ideas – your mindset brightens and you think laterally about how to solve the challenges you are facing. Book your session Asha for more information on your astrology and the changes ahead
Capricorn / Makara
The last Full Moon was in your sign heralded a complete revision of what you are doing with your life. Add 2 eclipses into the mix and a Mercury retrograde and we have a whole other you before us at this full moon. With your ruler Saturn readying to move after 2.5 years in Scorpio this is necessary, and wise, shift in perspective. The Full moon glows in your 2nd house of resources and income illuminating what is your basic level of need to achieve your revised ambitions provoked by last month’s big changes. Venus opposes your sign, in Cancer, sweetening your relationship and drawing you deeper into love. Mars and Mercury direct in your 8th house of intimacy and debt help you understand what you need to share and what you are willing to give to your beloved, and what you need to leave behind from your past to be you – right now – in all your potential. Book your session Asha for more information on your astrology and the changes ahead
Aquarius / Kumbha
This Full moon is in your sign and you receive illumination about your self-concept. Aquarians are attuned to a different rhythm and bring their wisdom to the cause of all – truly individual but devoted to the common good – this Full moon invites you to engage deeply with your personal destiny. Mars and Mercury direct oppose the Full moon and move through your 7th house of partnerships and relationships. Clear insight, dissatisfaction with where the boundaries lie and potential conflict that arises from these insights can overshadow the recent progress in your significant relationships. Ketu has now left Aquarius bringing his liberating power to your unconscious mind and turning your mind to the deeper spiritual dimensions of your life. With the Full Moon in Aquarius you are invited to see what remains about who you thought you were and then breathe new life into your identity and appearance in the world. Book your session Asha for more information on your astrology and the changes ahead
Pisces / Meena
The Full Moon illuminates your 12th house of unconscious and dreaming attuning you to the deepest current of your being and bringing quiet understanding. Your vivid dreams speak in symbol and story to the greater mythos of your life. Mars and Mercury direct in your 6th house of health and healing bring recovery and resilience to your health but can agitate on your day-job. Speak clearly and with energy if needed, but take care not to burn the supports that sustain this part of your life – the unconscious is more active than usual and issues unrelated to conflicts at work may find their way out where it doesn’t belong. Jupiter your ruler is leaving your 7th house of partnerships taking the focus from you-and-them to the intimate aspect of the relationship, shared resources and the private sphere of life. Venus aspects your sign bringing grace and feeling to your 5th house of romance and creativity making this full moon cycle a dreamy time laden with emotive experiences. Book your session Asha for more information on your astrology and the changes ahead
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*You will either need to move your Western chart ‘back’ by 23 degrees or generate a vedic chart then read your horoscope for accuracy. You can read about why the sidereal zodiac is more accurate than “Western” tropical zodiac astro here – starting with the fact that tropical zodiac is out of whack by about 2300 years.
Asha reads tarot and astrology, writes weekly horoscopes and teaches workshops on creative spirituality. She has over 13 yrs experience as a reader. You can read more about her practise here or book your reading or report here