July 2013 Aquarius Full Moon

2013 Aquarius Full Moon
July 22, 2013
11:16 AM PDT / 2:16 PM EDT / 7:16  PM GMT
0 Leo 6 / 0 Aquarius 6

By Kathy Biehl
This month’s Aquarius Full Moon is the moment when the dog runs out of the water and shakes himself wildly. This is the moment lightning pierces rainclouds and strikes the surface of the sea. This is the moment of suddenly breaking free of the emotional soup and seeing with new vision.

We are at the first of two Full Moons in Aquarius, which will return the moon sequence to the usual order of new moon in a pair of signs first, followed by full. (We’ve been experiencing the reverse for much of the year.) The two Aquarian Full Moons are fierce breakaway influences, sending us out of the water that’s been engulfing us to vantage points outside or above it.

An insistent dynamism pervades this Moon. It is making a t-square to Saturn, pressuring us to take into account cost and return on investment and forcing action in matters of sharing, intimacy, trust, investments, sex, death and taxes. Saturn is the influence that favors going to bed earlier, eating your vegetables, following rules and generally behaving responsibly. He’s in cahoots for the long haul with formidable, unavoidable cosmic change agent Pluto, whose resonance plays into this pressure as well. Issues involving surveillance, guns and laws related to them will be feeling the heat of this Moon.

Pluto’s current challenger, the other cosmic change agent, radical, unpredictable Uranus, is in play as well. As the ruler of Aquarius, Uranus is in charge of the Moon. The events, harvests and developments of this Full Moon tie to the ongoing revolutionary fervor and pervasive upheaval of the Uranus/Pluto square, which has been reworking our foundations since early last summer.

Another hallmark of revolution is also in the game, transcendent, escapist, illusionist Neptune, which is making a tight adjustment aspect to the Sun and growth aspect to the Moon. As has been a factor in recent weeks, the question is still live:  Is it real? Or it is an illusion?

Given the nature of recent news items, it’s worth pointing out that the last time Neptune traveled his current path in Pisces was the lead-in to the Civil War. Noticed any residual tensions from that simmering lately?

Expanding on that theme, take note that Uranus’ last trip through Aries coincided with totalitarian regimes in Germany, Italy and Russia and Roosevelt’s well-intended but massive expansion of both the federal government and the executive branch. And Pluto? He is visiting turf he last saw during the American and French Revolutions.

The three outermost planets are all in locations associated with revolution, and all of them are factors in this Full Moon. Watch for evidence in your own life of hitting the point that you can no longer put up with abuse/limitation/unfairness/fill-in-the-blank, of drawing a line in the sand, of standing up to a bully, of taking bold and brazen action (likely without thinking about it in advance), of doing something you might never ever have dared at an earlier point.

So, as detached and unemotional as Aquarius usually is, this Full Moon is likely to be break that mold. This Moon is awakening — a wake up call, the going off of the cosmic alarm clock, for some, just plain alarming. We don’t have the luxury of a snooze button, either. We’re being jolted into awareness. Waking up in that way can be jarring, and after you come to, you act.

The insights, the epiphanies, the jailbreaks, the shatterings, the logjams breaking up and loose are easing the way for next month, when Jupiter riles up the cosmic change agents and quickens the contractions that will push people, relationships and situations down the birth canal.


© Kathy Biehl 2013. All Rights Reserved. You may forward this article as long as the copyright notice is intact. No part may be used or reprinted without my prior written permission. Karma, ya know.

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