The Full Sturgeon Moon in Aquarius arrives this week, on August 11th at 6:36 PM PT. Air sign Aquarius is bringing in the winds of change - its ruler Uranus is the rebel, the one that uproots and brings with it great evolution. With that energy, also comes the Aquarian nature of the Visionary, the one that rebels and brings in the change that dismantles old paradigms.
This Full Moon is connected to the sun in Leo, and if we think back to the New Moon in Leo earlier this month, it marked the beginning of the lunar cycle in which we are now. Further to that, we have passed the Solar Gate of Lughnasadh (which was August 7th, when the Sun was 15 degrees Leo - and the lunar gate closes on this full moon) and the Star Gate of Lion’s Gate, which peaked this week in Egypt (and will happen at different times around the world in the weeks ahead).
Despite the fact we have passed Solar Lughnasadh, we are now at the point of Lunar Lughnasadh. Lughnasadh is the sacred harvest festival and the point between Summer Solstice and Autumnal Equinox. During this time we connect to both abundance and gratitude). You can read more about that in this post here.
At the same time, Saturn is conjunct the moon and creating with it that stern teacher energetic. We are getting lessons, and so expect the shadow to be illuminated during this time. It can be a challenge to have that reminder that you still have “work to do,” but remember, you are supported by these forward-moving signs of Aquarius and Leo to take the next step. At the same time, the Leo energy is very individual, while the Aquarius is about the collective, so we also have the energy of how we are here to serve and how we are here to show up in the world to help the collective.
Aquarius is the humanitarian and the sign is here to provide the vision for the future — and to do so through service. At the full Aquarian Moon, you are being given the space to release that which stands in the way of your gifts, your sacred service.
Have a wonderful Full Moon and Lunar Lughnasadh!