This Full Moon is happening at 16° of Leo and will be most potent for people with personal planets or the ascendant at 13° to 19° of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius). In my practice, the purpose of astrology is to give us the ability to see the divinity in the shifting circumstances of our daily lives to help us surrender to what we cannot change, the courage to change what we can, and the wisdom to know the difference. If you are interested to know what part of your chart will be impacted by any transit, you can book a reading with me.

The start of this lunation cycle began with Venus and Saturn conjoined in the sky, signaling the bittersweet end of a longer cycle around love, relationships, creativity, desire and pleasure. This full moon is shining a light on what chapter has needed to end to bring about the birth of the next. If you find yourself moving through an ending, give appreciation and love to what you’re letting go for bringing you thus far. Saturn has come to appraise the growth of Venus and as we find a door closing, we speculate upon and desire a new door to open. A vision of the ideal relationship, project, or style may have developed for us at the New Moon which we may be rigid and perfectionistic in our thinking about. As the Moon in Leo opposes the Sun it challenges this Saturnian perfectionism. It asks us how can we embody the mature, intellectual, conceptualizations we have in an authentic, warm-hearted, and self-expressive way. This challenge may show up externally as we’re confronted with the contrast of our visions and the reality we’re living in. This Full Moon can feel as though there are only two options that can be weighed, either this or that with no middle ground to speak of. However, Uranus, God of rebellion, presents a third radical option.

Uranus in Taurus electrifies the Sun and Moon creating a breakthrough that liberates us from the bind of our perfectionism and the desire to hold onto the past. Uranus may strike us with inspiration on a new approach to move closer to our ideal without being held hostage by it. For some it may come as a sudden conflict in relationship or perspective that may require us to shift our ideals altogether. For others it could be sudden events that present a new solution that we didn’t consider. However it manifests, this Taurian Uranus is the archetypal energy of an earthquake, through its destruction it allows us to renew what doesn’t withstand and can unearth resources we didn’t know we had. This creates a terrain that is shifting and unpredictable, forcing the fixed energies of Leo and Aquarius to be flexible in order to adapt to what is instead of staying stuck in what was. While the inability to control or know what Uranus will do can cause us anxiety, especially those with heavy fixed placements, it is ruled by an exalted benefic Venus in Pisces and will likely be a welcome positive change, though an uncomfortable one. Resistance to this change by willfully maintaining perfectionism will create gridlock and cause more discomfort than needed. We have to remember that while ideals are required to guide our lives by they are not the end in and of themselves and if we are both flexible and disciplined in our approach we can bring the heart of our ideals into manifestation.

Thank you for taking the time to arm yourself with the knowledge of astrological energies. It is my hope that my forecasts help you be empowered in moving in harmony with the planets, instead of feeling at the whims of the transits. Astrology can help us learn how to ride the waves of our transits instead of being bowled over by them, taken into the undertow. If you’re interested to learn more about how these transists could effect you as an individual, you can book a reading with me. Happy Full Moon!