It may seem too early to think (or write) about the Full Moon, but not if you think about what it will mean. The opposition of Sun and Moon at 9:45 pm EDT Tuesday will be the second Aquarius Full Moon in a row, indicating second chances. The nature of the implied second chance will be different for each person, but some time to think ahead, and astrology, will help you know what to look for.
The previous Aquarius Full Moon took place on July 22. That’s a good place to start. So is a handful of days to recall what you may have missed, with astrology’s aid.
First, there is the nature of a Full Moon itself. It is an opposition of the luminaries (Sun and Moon). The luminaries represent two predominant modes of consciousness.
Solar consciousness corresponds to what most folks think of as being conscious. When you are awake and interactive with others, the you that others see probably correlates very strongly with the sign where the Sun was when you were born. Beneath the evident elements of all interactions, however, another level of consciousness operates.
The Moon symbolizes the less than obvious levels of your consciousness. Sometimes others can see it. Sometimes even you are not aware of it. Nevertheless, it is important. Sometimes it makes all the difference in how you see and are seen.
For astrologers, oppositions represent tension between you and that which is outside of you. That implies tension in relationships. Hence, a Full Moon routinely represents a suspenseful situation with you in the role of either one of the luminaries (Sun or Moon), or in the the role of Earth — between them.
Reliving the strain in an opposition does not require conflict, although that is one alternative. Stress can also be released through creative action in cooperation. Consider, for example, how two people making love often adopt the same posture, relative to each other, as two people fighting.
The role of in between, on the other hand, often involves either negotiation to close a gap, or bridging a gap that resists closure. Looking back on the Aquarius Full Moon of July 22, therefore, try to recall what stress you were feeling with others, and what role you were in. Try to remember what alternative you resorted to for relief, or whether it was left unresolved ever since, awaiting a second chance.
Having the luminary sign placements of the previous Full Moon repeat can provide additional clues to assist you in preparing to seize upon the second chance implicit in the next one.
Aquarius, as Eric put it on January 21, 2013, is “the sign of groups, which are subsections of the whole.” It could be then, that your emotional, intuitive lunar level of consciousness was somehow operative in relationship with the groups you encountered as part of your life. Perhaps it was an invitation you did not accept, or failed to respond to, because you felt uncomfortable about being with a particular group. Maybe your presence or participation will be requested again.
Opposing Aquarius is Leo. That’s where the Sun was for the previous Full Moon. That’s where the Sun will be for the next opposition of the luminaries on Tuesday.
As one would expect by its opposition to the sign of groups, Leo is predominantly concerned with self, but not self by itself. Ruled by the Sun, Leo is more about being self distinguished among others, so as to be known and appreciated as a unique beacon of light. That means being seen as either the first order of business, or as how you go about your business.
Perhaps you were seen between opposing parties at the July 22 Full Moon. Could be that both parties found you attractive. Perhaps both parties found you repulsive. Maybe one favored you, and the other didn’t. Then again, it’s possible that you consciously assumed sides and were seen putting somebody else in between.
If you can remember being in any such scenario, the Aquarius Full Moon revival might provide you a chance to be seen differently, and act more effectively, so as to distinguish yourself in the eyes of those to whom your self is the solution to their problems.
It’s not unusual to have two Full Moons in the same sign every year, but the honor of hosting two luminary oppositions almost never repeats for the same sign two years in a row. This year, it’s Aquarius, and its compliment Leo who have the honor, and it’s you who has the privilege.
The privilege you have is more than a second chance. It’s knowing that it’s there, and how to look for it with adequate time to do so. That’s the service offered today. That may not sound like much, but you will never know how much if you pass it up a second time. Please keep your eyes, ears, mind, heart, and both the solar and lunar levels of your consciousness open as you enter the final days in between what was and what could be again for the last time in a long time to come.
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