On Sunday 22nd August 2021, the Moon in Aquarius will form an opposition with the Sun in Leo, activating this year’s Blue Moon. Full Moons are a cosmic symbol of endings, celebrating and letting go. They are the peak of the Lunar cycle where the Moon reaches her maximum power, energy and luminosity. Blue Moons, however, are the ‘extra’ Full Moon within a season. The Blue Moon in Aquarius will be a cosmic continuation of the closure that we experienced under the July Full Moon in Aquarius. In July, we may have made a hesitant effort to close old chapters that didn’t stick. Perhaps this was because we felt in our hearts that we still had something left to give to old circumstances and relationships. This was influenced by the July Full Moon being enclosed by Saturn and Pluto in retrograde. Fortunately, this month’s Blue Moon offers us a second chance to achieve our goals.
The Blue Moon
This month’s Full Moon will align at 29° Aquarius. The 29th degree is a symbol of finality, intuition and endings. This degree often carries turbulent and unpredictable energy where the inevitable unfolds. Although, we may intuitively know that these events are what’s best for us and the development of our souls. The Full Moon will bring endings to partnerships (to chapters or an overall ending) and long-awaited accomplishments of a dream. Jupiter in retrograde will conjunct the Full Moon (within 3°, separating) casting an optimistic, self-assured and expansive light. This exuberant energy will encourage us to look towards the future with high hopes.
This lunation is all about crossing a finish line and growing out of old structures. The separating Mercury-Mars conjunction in Virgo (sharp truths and speaking your mind) trine Uranus in Taurus (supportive change to your environment) will allow you to make the necessary changes to round things off this weekend. The overarching theme may be endings and letting go, but the Moon in Aquarius is emotionally detached and encourages us to focus on independence, integrity and change, rather than an emotional attachment to the comfort of old structures.
— Aries Ascendant —
Dreams may come true this weekend, though it may not feel as sweet as you’d imagined if these dreams and desires are rooted in an ego-consciousness (e.g. reaching a milestone at work, even though you know you’re in a profession that does not align with your earthly mission). It’s time to commit to exploring life outside of your karmic comfort zone— that means doing things that you aren’t great at from the get-go in order to expand and grow as a soul. But first, you must say goodbye to partnerships that no longer inspire you or challenge you for the better.
— Taurus Ascendant —
Things may be coming to a natural close in your professional life, which will take you on new career ventures. If you’ve been contemplating a career change, take this Blue Moon as a sign that you must first celebrate how far you have come and the invaluable connections you have made along the way. This Full Moon bridges together your work life and home life, asking you to step out of any constraining structures or relationships that are prohibiting your progression. This could be your attachment to inner child wounds and how they have shaped your perspective on security, finances and providing for yourself.
— Gemini Ascendant—
The Full Moon will challenge you to let go of any rigidity to your philosophies as hidden truths come to light. You may find yourself completing long-term projects, spiritual or physical journeys, and writing-based priorities that have taken up most of your time. The illumination of your 9th house asks you to bring attention to your beliefs and the way that you welcome new ideas. Indulge in your curiosity and welcome intuitive insights. As you reach these new heights on your evolutionary journey, new layers of knowledge and expansive ideas will be uncovered.
— Cancer Ascendant —
Cancer, the Full Moon in your inheritance sector will bring an end to any strenuous financial commitments, long-term contracts, deals and partnerships. Similarly, you could reach an enthusiastic end to paying off old debts or receiving something that you are owed. All of this energy will bring endings that you mustn’t fear— the new chapters ahead are the next stepping stones that will bring you closer to destiny. Opening up to your friends about your ideas and hopes for the future will allow supportive changes to unfold in your circle.
— Leo Ascendant —
The Full Moon will align in your relationship sector, bringing transformations and endings that you anticipated, but probably didn’t think would actualise so suddenly. Anything that feels hesitant, confusing or inconsistent is a sign that it’s time for you to step away. When we stay longer than we’re meant to in relationships (and neglect to follow our intuition), it’s because we are holding onto the feeling that the partnership gives us rather than the person. Closing old chapters and freeing yourself from old cycles will help you to renew your self-worth.
— Virgo Ascendant —
Virgo, this Full Moon will set the tone for your upcoming season. You may finally attain a work-related milestone that will put your nerves at ease. This ending is a call to assess the connection between external forces, your successes and how they impact your self-esteem. A readjustment of mental attitudes is necessary for you to free yourself from unhealthy attachments to work and your sense of duty and importance. Letting go of working partnerships may be necessary through this transition— remember that you are both a powerful leader and team player.
— Libra Ascendant —
Libra, chapters are coming to a close in your creative sector, which could bring a final accomplishment of something that you have dedicated yourself to creating. Your relationship with children or opinion of them could shift around this time. This could manifest as allowing your own children to establish themselves as individuals, or changing your mind on whether or not to expand your family. The Full Moon will illuminate your dating life, which could bring an end to a phase, new commitments, or walking away from something light-hearted.
— Scorpio Ascendant —
Closure in your home and family sector could bring a renewal of security as you let go of old resentments that have influenced you to become detached in your familial relationships. This Full Moon will push you to attune yourself to the needs of others by making sure that no feelings are left unsaid or ignored. Allow yourself to grow out of old cycles where you held onto resentments and irritations after promising yourself that you would let go. This Full Moon will bring greater security and finality— say your peace and close old chapters with commitment.
— Sagittarius Ascendant —
Sagittarius, the Full Blue Moon will trigger endings in your communication sector and local environment. This could manifest on a literal scale, bringing an end to limitations in your environment that have caused complications to your short-distance journeys, day to day commute, and personal relationships. The Full Moon is a call to free yourself from old cycles where you’ve felt a need to prove to others what you know intuitively. Arguments or misunderstandings will cool down, but you must let go of the insistent belief that you have to defend your ideas.
— Capricorn Ascendant —
An end to a contractual relationship may be nearing under the Full Blue Moon as you outgrow old financial situations in preparation for new opportunities. An old financial project could be coming to an end. The Moon’s conjunction with Jupiter brings an optimistic reminder to let go of what’s comfortable and embrace your inner knowing that something better is on the horizon for you. Any financial, or work-related investments that you made after the July Full Moon will pay off, allowing you to celebrate your successes.
— Aquarius Ascendant —
Aquarius, this Full Moon will be another deeply personal experience and transition for you, affecting your deepest feelings concerning yourself and your identity. Think back to July and the natural endings that you may have resisted in your life, such as putting an end to negative self-talk, or shifting your priorities. This Full Blue Moon is a call to release yourself from limiting self-imposed beliefs. Your exuberant self-love will shine through once you address the shadows that are blocking your ability to be openly gentle and loving with yourself.
— Pisces Ascendant —
A Full Moon in your subconscious mind and mental health sector will bring an end to old patterns of thought that have carried you into dark, psychological cycles. It’s time to take ownership of what you’ve told yourself you cannot control. Allow yourself to transition out of relationships that do not liberate and encourage you to be the free-spirit that you are. Jupiter’s abundant light will fuel you with the confidence needed to assert yourself as an individual. Trust your intuition, and do not fear time in solitude in order to reconnect with yourself.