Throwback Thursday! The full moon on Thursday, August 11th is a throwback to 2021. The Full moon is at 19 degrees of Aquarius and is conjunct to Saturn and square to Uranus. This throws us back to the 2021 Saturn Uranus square energy.
Saturn square to Uranus brought in an energy of restriction vs freedom. In 2021 this was channelled through the covid pandemic responses around the world – lockdown, curfews, restrictions and medical mandates and the responses to them. This energy is revisited at this full moon. The full moon is also highlighting the recent Uranus, North Node and Mars conjunction, tying together the events of 2021 and its impact on events now. Changes in food security, money supply, farming and agriculture responses are the culmination of decisions made in 2021 – The cracks are starting to show and the collateral damage is being assessed.
The Sabian symbol for this full moon is a “Big white dove, a message bearer.” The wide dove is a message of peace.
In 1948 Picasso painted an image of a dove. About it, he said, “I stand for life against death; I stand for peace against war.” It was in response to totalitarianism and became a symbol of communism around the world. In 1949 this was a big deal as at the end of World War II and the beginning of the cold war, communism was a dirty word. Picasso however saw it as the solution to the lack of freedom in totalitarian regimes.
The dove is a beautiful white bird. They are said to be excellent navigators, able to bring messages. This is likely why Noah after the flood sent out a dove to take stock of the situation. If it returned with a stick, it meant dry land was nearby. It signified that the turbulence is over and peace and normalcy were on their way. It should be noted that It didn’t mean that when you reach land, that there was no loss or damage. It’s only a reminder that even if things fall apart, this is the worst of it and there is hope in the future!
This provides an important comparison for the energy of the Aquarius full moon on August 11th. Aquarius is about humanitarianism, love, and peace. It’s also about rebellion, change and reform. It’s able to achieve that through innovation, advancement and invention. So this full moon while we may be facing some uncomfortable situations, we have so much material to work with to construct a better future.
Siva is conjunct the full moon bringing in the energy of breakdown, regeneration and destruction of fixed beliefs. Siva helps to fuel the emotions needed to examine what needs to go and what should be held on to be carried forward.
Opposite this full moon are three asteroids, Amor, Apollo and Praamzius.
As opposing energy, Apollo represents plague and disease. It also represents attracting recurrent and familiar crises. Don’t be surprised if something that you thought was over (AKA a pandemic) rears its ugly head. In it, we are challenged to connect with true healing. Apollo is also connected to prophecy and oracles, so we may need to tap into a sixth sense to really understand what is right for us.
Praamzius is the sky god of peace and friendship, but when challenged it represents feeling doomed to no escape. The reappearance of issues may really bring us down. This energy challenges us to connect with the sky and the idea of timing to understand our fate. Astrology helps us with this. There is a time for everything, and with time, all things shall pass. If we work with this energy, we can shift our feeling of doom and envision a better future. What will help is if we connect with that energy of peace and the energy of friendship and connection.
Finally, Amor is opposite the full moon which brings in the energy of love. Like the doves, Amor represents love and peace. But like Picasso and his ideas around communism as the solution in his time, we may have different ideas of how peace is arrived at. We are challenged to find the place where we agree with our loved ones instead of looking at our separateness. There is no doubt during 2021, we saw family and friends separate over their views on pandemic measures. Even though we may see the solution differently, what Amor is asking us to do is to find the place of commonality where we find love, loyalty and peace.
Happy Full Moon in Aquarius!