Here we are in the middle of Leo season, the Sun waking up our Individuality, Creativity, Passion and Self-Expression. The Full Moon in Aquarius, on the other hand, is bringing our awareness to Society, our Friends, Communities and the Future. There is a stirring up of Ideas and Values that Uranus in Earthly Taurus creates and there is even a hint happening today of what is coming our way, around the corner, in December with the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius coming up 12/21/20.
The Sun & Moon today make a square to the Planet of the Unexpected: Uranus. This energy can create the urge to Break Free, be Eccentric and find one’s Freedom, for better and worse. One should be mindful as this square could create unexpected accidents, but if you channel the energy well, find something New, Exciting and Out-of-the-Ordinary to do today, you will be manifesting the best possibilities of the day.
The Sturgeon Moon, named by the Native Americans - often the Algonquin people - to help track the seasons, chose the Sturgeon for August Full Moon, as this was when they were most readily caught. Sturgeon fish are known to be prehistoric fish from 136 million years ago.
“The word “sturgeon” means “the stirrer,” which is what this giant fish does when it is
looking for food; it stirs up the mud and silt on river and lake bottoms.”
As usual the symbolism of Astrology is interwoven into our every-day lives: The Sturgeon Shaker Upper Moon is in a square to Uranus the Rebel today….hmm…
Today, August 3rd, there is also a Saturn - Chariklo opposition to Mercury-Vesta. Chariklo holds Spiritual Healing, Saturn may restrict that healing or on the contrary create a Foundation for Healing to Manifest. Vesta is where we have our Focus and today conjunct Mercury the focus is on Ideas and Communication. Vesta and Mercury in Cancer offer us heightened Emotional Responses, a possibility to truly Connect through Emotions, Dive deep into Feelings and Express them. The opposition to Saturn - Chariklo may bring in again restrictions to one’s Emotional processing and Communication or perhaps a real Healing can happen when we Dive into what is really going on for us at this time in our lives.
Take a moment today to be Creative, do something Out-of-the-Ordinary, reach out to your Friends and perhaps Make a Plan for the Future! It might all go down differently than you expect, but that is what Uranus and Aquarius is all about.
Happy Full Sturgeon Moon,
Alexandria Consulting Services
Founder, Astrologer & Business Consultant
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