August 20th brings an electric Full Moon in Aquarius. Individuality, liberation and surprise will be the themes. Mercury (communication) in Leo will be close to the Sun (opposing the Moon) adding dramatic, ego-driven words and ideas into the mix. Full Moons equal results, and these ones will be unpredictable (exciting, jarring, or a combination of both). Pride will be a major factor, so it's best to tap into the cool energy of Aquarian detachment (to minimize inflated expectations). On August 22nd, the Sun moves into Virgo, followed by Mercury (Virgo's ruler) on August 23rd. This (almost) immediate downshift into practical, logical Virgo will be a nice antidote to the Full Moon energy. Whatever the results of this Moon are, the emphasis on Virgo will help everyone process the outcome, and figure out the next steps. After the drama, it will be time to get down to business.
The Full Moon spotlights your social sector, bringing the results of an artistic/creative project, social effort or attempt to influence others. This energy is about your impact on the bigger picture/public; it may have started out personal, but now you'll see the wider repercussions. The Sun and Mercury move into your sector of routine, and you'll shift gears rather abruptly from play to work. Obligations (towards others and yourself) health matters and the mundane details of your daily grind will become more demanding. Communication with co-workers or health professionals will also take on added importance.
The Full Moon can bring a career situation (job search, application for a new position) to a head; discussions/decisions/pressure at home will drive things as you focus on ways to stand out from all the other applicants/employees. Whether family members are supportive or pushy (and whether you get this particular professional achievement or not) know that future goals should be uniquely tailored to what you want. The Sun and Mercury enter your sector of self-expression, providing a solid, supportive boost to any romantic/creative/personal goals you may have. Practical effort is the best approach to achieve your desires; present solid evidence that you know your stuff, and you have a specific talent/benefit to bring to the table.
The Full Moon can present results involving a long distance trip, education, a legal or publishing matter. Ideas/emails/messages that you sent out will now bring an answer, perhaps with a surprising twist. You may receive more than you bargained for, which will be a happy or disruptive surprise (depending on how set you were on a specific answer). As the Sun and Mercury (your ruler) enter your domestic sector, all matters related to family, home businesses, relocations, mortgages or rental details will be in the spotlight. Be prepared for detailed (perhaps excruciatingly so) discussions or paperwork. This may all feel burdensome, but your specific input is required.
This Full Moon will be an intense one, as it hits your sector of shared resources. Results/confrontations related to financial (taxes, debts, loans, inheritances, your partner's finances) or intimacy matters may spring up unexpectedly (even though they've been brewing for awhile). This energy could feel a bit dangerous or exciting, involving financial/emotional gambles. If you decide to take a chance, know that the outcome will not be completely within your control. Alternatively, a partner's gamble may feel invasive or impulsive. The Sun and Mercury enter your communication sector, increasing the tempo of emails, conversations, phone calls and brief meetings. This will be a busy time, and selective communication/responses will be an important factor.
The Full Moon in your partnership sector can accelerate a relationship turning point, ending or jump forward. The mood will be emotionally charged and unpredictable, and you may feel as if the other person is calling all the shots. This is the moment to step back from issues of control, pride or possessiveness; give others all the freedom they need. The Sun (your ruler) and Mercury move into your sector of resources, pushing you to focus on financial/emotional specifics. It's time to get hyper-detailed and selective about what you're earning, what you're worth and what you want. At the same time, be prepared to answer questions (and provide proof) about how hard you're willing to work to get what you want. This influence also favours creating/tightening up a budget.
The Full Moon in your sector of routine can present the results of a private dream, or obligations which challenge that dream. Fantasy versus reality is the theme, but the outcome will probably not be what you anticipated. What does manifest will have a lot to say about what you were really hoping for. Watch for a health/medical answer, sudden solution to a problem or turning point with co-workers. As Mercury (your ruler) and the Sun enter your sign, those hidden potentials and background issues will move front and centre. Whether by deliberate action or circumstance, you'll be letting others know where you stand, and what your plans are. This energy should empower you, so launch it/say it/write it; it's your moment to grab the spotlight.
The Full Moon in your sector of self-expression can give you a vital push forward. You may decide it's time to shake things up, based on the information/responses of friends or associates. Alternatively, you may step outside your comfort zone in an effort impress someone. Results will be highly public and a bit risky (even a little messy) so keep that in mind before you step out on stage. But if you feel that this is the moment to let the world see your inner fire, go for it. Whatever the results, you'll feel an almost immediate urge to pull back, as the Sun and Mercury enter your sector of secrets. This isn't necessarily negative, it will just be part of a cycle of necessary introspection. Allow yourself to gather information, but don't get caught up in paranoid worries.
The Full Moon lands in your domestic sector, bringing family or home matters to a culmination. This could mark a relocation, signing of a rental/mortgage agreement, or a change in status between you and a family member. In some way, external/career goals and the desire for professional recognition will influence this change. This energy is about your need to express your individuality in a way that sets you apart from the past, or from the rest of your "tribe." A disruption of your existing domestic setup is also a possibility. The Sun and Mercury move into your social sector, increasing the pace of new introductions/group associations, but also emphasizing the need to carefully align yourself with certain people. This is not about making random acquaintances; social contacts will serve a purpose. Be selective. Alternatively, this energy is helpful if you need to promote your work to a wider audience (as long as you focus on a specific angle).
The Full Moon in your communication sector can signal a turning -point conversation or decision. This is about liberating yourself via what you say, think or hear; what is revealed now has been building for awhile, and it won't be held back any longer. Conversations may be dramatic, so your best approach is to detach from the expected/hoped for response. This Moon could also bring an unexpected message from a distance. The Sun and Mercury enter your career sector, urging you to take a close look at your current and future goals. You may feel dissatisfied with where you're at; now is the time to research alternatives. This energy can also bump up your work obligations, in the form of meetings, presentations or reports.
The Full Moon hits your security sector, bringing the results of a previous request for a pay increase, or your efforts to get your emotional needs met. There may be a challenge between what you want versus what someone is able to give you (personally or professionally). This energy will feel intensely survival-focused, so keep reminding yourself that your life is not actually at stake. You may not get what you want, but you may also get an unexpected bonus. The key is to try and detach yourself from the need to possess. The Sun and Mercury in your opportunities sector can offer forward movement in the areas of long distance travel, education, legal matters or publishing. This energy supports sending out inquiries, doing research, or establishing yourself as an expert in a specialized area.
The Full Moon in your sign can make it feel like "now or never." There's an uncompromising energy here, and it may involve a close partnership. You may be tempted to jump ship or make some dramatic statement (or your partner may do so). Either way, tap into that famed Aquarian detachment and look at the bigger picture rather than taking extreme actions (everything feels urgent on a Full Moon). But if a relationship does end now, know that it has reached a natural conclusion. The Sun and Mercury enter your sector of shared resources, pushing you to examine financial details/documents (involving taxes, debts, loans or your partner's finances). Alternatively, discussions about emotional/physical intimacy can be rewarding, if a little dry (practical improvements are favoured over breathless passion). In both cases, it's all about the details; don't be afraid to get specific.
The Full Moon in your sector of secrets can provide an unexpected revelation or illumination; watch for seemingly mundane discussions (about work, health or routine) to trigger something much bigger. Ready or not, what you've been holding back (or weren't aware of) will come out. Alternatively, discussions about work tasks or duties may push you to do something dramatic/escapist, in order to achieve your dreams. You'll be ready to transcend the limits of your daily life, and be recognized for your hidden talents. The Sun and Mercury activate your partnership sector, getting relationship conversations rolling (whether you're single or involved). The focus is on getting specific/selective about who you want (or what your current partner is doing for you). The caution is to avoid nitpicking, or looking for problems where there are none.