Planet Waves – Aquarius Full Moon Horoscope
Aries (March 20-April 19) — Among the many things you can do to nurture your health and wellbeing is to be more open. Most people keep quite a few secrets, and do not often reveal what matters the most to them. Why would they? Well, if fear is one’s advisor, there are countless reasons to remain silent, secretive and perhaps secure. Your astrology is leaning in the other direction, emphasizing the benefits of living openly and with a clear conscience. There are many issues, including your physical health, which is directly connected to how you feel about yourself. There is also a spiritual benefit, which is about making the personality structure (what some call the ego) more transparent. This makes you less subject to judgment by anyone because you are more forgiving of yourself. In terms of your psychological growth, what you are open about is more available for integration, meaning, absorption back into your greater psyche. Little pockets of denial have a way of delaying and even preventing personal evolution. You seem determined to be the best person you can be. That starts with being the whole person who you are.
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — The radical nature of your astrology has a way of making you nervous. There are times when you feel pressure to change in ways you never imagined you would consider, faster than you think is safe or sane. This is not like a reasoning process; there are times you may be seized by panic. Yet you can relax; what is within you and trying to emerge is something you’ve always been. It’s not emerging or becoming that sends the shockwaves through your psyche. Rather, it is your attempt to hold down your inner truth, your creativity and your need to dare. You are a lot safer than you think; your perceptions will be more accurate and you will be better able to assess your situation if you allow your power to flow. This includes energy in all forms, from ideas to money to willingly reaching for the experiences you desire. The core concept here is willingly, which means freely and approving of yourself for doing so. You so often struggle for perfection, which is a form of resistance or holding down. Right now your passion is burning. Feed that fire.
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — Whatever you think is irritating you, consider that it may be something else. From the look of your chart, there is some incident or sensation lingering from the past, and you may be latching onto this thinking that it’s the source of your annoyance or insecurity. If you take a circumspect approach, you will see that there are many other possibilities. I would remind you of this: you are free to hold as true anything you want. You do not need to accept what others try to impose on you, whether it be beliefs, mental restrictions or a view of what this world is about. If, however, you take over the process of thinking for yourself — entirely, and without hesitation — you may notice two things. One is a sense of responsibility. The other is a sense of freedom and independence. Though you may not recognize it, I would propose that the thing from which you’re trying to liberate yourself is the idea that the best you can do is to survive. Many people live this way, and want company doing so. It’s not for you. Your vision for yourself is far greater.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — You can trust your aspiration and your drive for success. This is not true for all people all the time. Ambition is rarely trustworthy, and can often lead to the goal justifying how someone gets there. For you, your aspiration and motivation are all about the journey for its own sake. One important element of this is the ongoing discovery of who you are. There have been moments lately when you feel the magnificent benefits of what you have learned, and are learning. Let the light shine on your gratitude for who you are, and the happy truth that you don’t have to be anyone else. When you feel like you have to negotiate your right to exist, stop, on the spot, and stand in the reality of who you are today. You may also draw strength from your patience, you’re getting restless and you will know when it’s time to make a move. Once you figure out that someone or something is not going to change, that’s when to release it as a factor that sets a limit on your bliss or self-acceptance.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — The Sun leaves your sign in a few days, though not before a spectacular Full Moon in your opposite sign Aquarius. This Full Moon sets up an equation: the more real you are about who you are and what you want, the more you will experience the people around you as enlightened beings. You may not feel like you’re in a position to reveal much, as you seem to be struggling with what feels like a profound insecurity. That is known as your soul. Any sense that something is ‘off’ or ‘imperfect’ is evidence that you are human. You won’t have validation if you hide your fears and your deepest questions in the dark. Let them out into the light, which means into the environment of your most intimate relationships. It is true that in the past, you adapted a strategy of concealing things about yourself so that they would not be used against you. However, you have long outgrown that, and it’s time to embrace the elegant notion that (in the words of a great teacher) only truth is erotic.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — Mars and your ruling planet Mercury in your sign may have you feeling like you’re all ideas that are searching for substance. This week’s conjunction between the two looks, at least, like you committed to something that you know you want to do. The Sun arriving in your sign after Sunday’s Full Moon indicates that you will have the momentum to follow through. I suggest you work with the power of habituation and get into a routine. Virgo is designed for success based on steady, intentional, incremental progress. Therefore, you do not need to push the river. Work your way slowly across whatever territory you are making your way into. I would suggest this, however: be cautious of people who have negative opinions about what you’re doing. There are sure to be some; one of them might be close to you, and there exists the potential for your choices to place some stress on a relationship. But is it really what you want that’s doing so, or is it about the opinions and past history of another person that have nothing to do with you?
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — You seem to be in one of those moments when you are living an inner life and an outer life in quite different fashions. Venus will be in your sign for the next few weeks, which has you feeling in your element and ready to face a diversity of personal and creative challenges. Mercury and Mars are in Virgo, a concealed angle of your chart, and are about to be joined by the Sun. This emphasizes your inner life, and a psychological or spiritual process that may defy words. These and a wide diversity of other factors all point to heightened awareness on how you relate to others. Pay attention to how you approach any and every person. Silently track the expectations you may have on the situation. Note carefully how you respond to any statement made by another, whether you think it has substance or not. I know how annoying the theory that “relationships are a mirror” can be. There is, however, important feedback coming from what seems to be your outer environment, which will help you figure out what you’re experiencing inwardly. Whatever this is about, you want full awareness and knowledge. Take it slowly; take nothing for granted. Look at as many sides of every issue as many times as you can. Slowly, a complete picture will emerge.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — The Sun is about to enter the most public angle of your chart. Yet you may feel like you have too many unresolved personal concerns to be out in the open too much, particularly with your opinions, ideas and feelings. I would propose that you’re ready to explain where you’re coming from, particularly to your friends. You seem to be driven by an opinion, or point of view, that you must express. Here’s the thing: when you say what you think or believe, you are going to be challenged. You then have two choices. One is to rebuff the person challenging you without listening to his or her ideas. The other is to listen carefully and critique your position. One clue is that if your viewpoint is fixed and not moving, it’s probably not valid. What you want to look for in yourself is the steady processing and review of ideas and evidence. The reason you might not want to express your views is so that you won’t have to change them. But that won’t save you from being incorrect about something if you happen to be; and if you’re spot-on, consider how that can help others.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — One of the many contradictions of Sagittarius is that it’s about the big picture, don’t bother me with the details — until Virgo is invoked in your chart. Then suddenly you want total creative control, and you’re not happy until everything is micromanaged to sheer perfection (which will keep you busy, since it’s a high standard). This is where you’ve been for a while, as Mercury and Mars in Virgo have been powering up the ambition/aspiration angle of your chart, which has had you in power-drive mode. The Sun going through fire sign Leo has given you lots of extra juice to keep going steady and strong. I suggest a change of strategy when the Sun enters Virgo next week: ease off on the burn and coast a little. Keep working, of course, though take a little more executive authority (meaning, enlist others to help). And then focus on being seen and noticed, mostly in one-on-one situations with people who may support your cause or your enterprise. Work the phones. Make sure people know about your impeccable reputation for excellence.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Events of the past 18 months are likely to have kept you focused on major personal changes, and taking care of business. You are one of the people more adaptable to the call of duty. It’s within your nature to rise to practical necessity for as long as you have to. I am here to inform you that you can slowly let go of that. By all indications, you have stabilized your situation and can allocate more energy to your personal desires and priorities. This is another way of saying think bigger, and consider what you might do that’s entirely new. You might experiment with something outside any prior interest, talent, career or vocation. You will know you’re in the zone when you feel a bit insecure and uncertain what you’re doing. That’s the misty, starry space where true creativity and potential can enter. One of the pervasive themes of your astrology right now is revealed by Chiron in Aries. This is about finding the confidence to actually be who you are, without any need to live up to the expectations of others. You have different needs and different priorities than most of the people you know. To live this personal quality honestly takes constant adaptation, and the willingness to stand on your own.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Sunday’s stunning Full Moon in your birth sign comes with a teaching apropos of our moment. It’s about personal transparency being the only way to spiritual and psychological growth. To emerge into yourself, there can be no secrets. To be fully and sincerely confident, you can keep nothing from yourself and the people who matter to you. This will seem terrifying to many people who are currently getting along by keeping mum about what they are observing and know to be true. It will be frightening to those who have lived an existence of mendacity. It will shake to the core those who fear their own power, and the profound influence that sincerity bestows. Yet despite these considerations, you are emerging into a new state of being, and that calls for being more open about who you are, including that which you would never consider revealing voluntarily. The reason this is so potent is because concealing yourself consumes tremendous energy and resources, and at the same time blocks the flow of your creativity. There is a better way.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — You may be thriving on the fresh, bold energy of Mercury and Mars in your opposite sign Virgo. This is sending you the “get real” message, and helping burn off the fog and humidity of Neptune’s seemingly endless trek through your birth sign. Now the Sun is about to join the fray, which will place emphasis on relationships and partnerships of all kinds. You can be as bold as you wish when it comes to interpersonal contacts. If someone is interested, you will figure it out pretty quickly, and if they are not, politely withdraw your energy and move onto where someone wants to engage your many interesting personal gifts. Your current environment is also offering you a measure of diversity. One of the properties of your 7th house (Virgo, the relationship angle) is knowing who to explore with on what terms. Your encounters can have special purposes, so when you’re with someone or considering being with them, know what you have in mind. Then test the waters to see whether there is a point of contact. Just remember: your options are open, and any sense of isolation is an illusion.