Maybe it's me; maybe it's those of us with the moon in a
fixed sign. Nonetheless, over the years I've noticed that Aquarius full moons
have an entirely different vibe from all the others. They feel cold and distant
and not as friendly or concerned with humankind as this intelligent air sign
is purported to be. Maybe because Aquarius opposes good-natured, warm-hearted
Leo, the contrast is so apparent. Anyway, as we approach the sun-moon polarity
on Friday, see for yourself. Solar Virgo begins Monday evening, which normally
would signal the start of a busy, productive work week. However, with two daylong
moon-voids, one Tuesday, one Thursday, don't count on it. Extend the vacation.


While the folks you're currently close to are feeling generous, ask for a favor,
one that'll reflect the finer sentiments you have in common. But do it before
the 25th, before your Mars ruler and Mercury revisit the same argument they
embroiled you in the weekend of the 13th. If you don't recall what pissed you
off, so much the better; just remember that as our week ends, you're apt to
be contentious. This weekend, the Aquarius full moon highlights your connection
to like-minded acquaintances and associations to which you might belong if a
Ram weren't such a lone wolf.


Take full measure of the pleasures and diversions being offered. While your
agreeable Venus ruler is transiting sociable Libra, and not so incidentally
approaching its joyous meeting on September 1 with magnanimous Jupiter, be sure
to weigh your choices carefully. The Aquarius full moon emphasizes a career
choice that might add to the stress of a heavy family burden. However, as Venus
and duty-bound Saturn align over the weekend, you'll get an opportunity to act
responsibly. Maybe support from the sibling who's been withholding it?


Shopping for electronics? The tech-friendly, future-oriented Aquarius moon
could reveal more product info than you knew existed. Wait and learn what's
available. Then, as value-conscious Venus and sensible Saturn sextile this weekend,
buy the best in show. Since fault-finding Virgo is rarely a time of comfort
and joy for a jumpy Gemini, make sure there's a cushion to land on when the
next nerve-racking occasion arises. Hedge your bets midweek and watch your temper;
the tense square between feisty Mars and your Mercury ruler can lead to verbal


The garbage that usually flows from an emotional full-moon experience may seem
like yet another hangover you have to endure. However, unless you indulge in
an orgy of spending, the Aquarius full moon is rarely like that. This weekend
you might finally appreciate the rationality and intelligence of the Aquarian
temperament and the break you'll be getting from the angst associated with the
monthly sun-moon climax. The sun's entrance into discerning Virgo on Monday
is a signal for Crabs to start feathering their nests again.


Leo ends not with a bang or a whimper, but with a mighty burst of steam as
the fiery Lion faces the cold Water Bearer's full moon. Although other signs
tend to feel odd or out of sorts during this annual confrontation, you not only
shine, you get a chance to burn more brightly. Natives born in July are about
to realize that having stern Saturn at the beginning of your sign isn't a total
drag – affectionate, appreciative Venus favors the taskmaster this weekend and
softens the burden he's laying on your shoulders. Serious fun plus high-quality


What happens in your subconscious stays in your subconscious. With that guarantee,
feel free to enjoy whatever comes floating almost up to the surface during the
annual Leo sun???Aquarius moon ritual. The issue will soon return to the lower
depths, leaving you just as clueless, but slightly more aware that something
is happening. You just don't know exactly what it is, nor will you until karmic,
dues-paying Saturn penetrates deeper into your Leo house of self-defeating behavior.
Start making a list of potential therapists.


The full moon in Aquarius, an air sign like your own, in your house of creativity,
romance and other risky ventures, is about as good as the prognosis for a truly
enjoyable weekend gets. Don't let anything, especially the advances of an old
lecher, get in the way of what you want for yourself. For a change, relationship-centric
Libra needs no one's approval save your own. It's one of the valuable perks
available while your appreciative, attractive Venus ruler transits your own
sign, but only until September 11.


The most ambiguous of good intentions could come into prominence while the
full moon in Aquarius is maximizing Neptune's tendency to idealize and idolize
your family life. Meanwhile, the Leo sun in your career midheaven has another
agenda. If job success and domestic bliss become pitted against each other this
weekend, leaving you caught in the middle, make sure there's a way out, an escape
clause you can invoke. Then perhaps you can avoid the argument between clever
Mercury and your acidic Mars co-ruler midweek.


The local culture may prove to be a lot more interesting than you realized
simply because the friendly Aquarius full moon is shedding light on what's going
on in your neck of the woods. Whether you're learning to love the little things
that make daily life pleasant or opting for a big luxurious blast, this weekend
is unusually stress-free. Enjoy every aspect and every minute of it. You know
that once September begins and the detail-driven Virgo mindset takes over, you're
going to be very busy, probably frenetically so.


No big projects, no long-term success; this week it's the small
stuff – a hug here, a pat on the back there – that'll provide satisfaction and
a sense of well-being. Thank Venus for touching base with your Saturn ruler
and easing the discomfort you may have felt since Saturn shifted modes of expression
from nurturing Cancer to flamboyant Leo. Their alliance could also improve your
chances of attaining the career objective you've set for yourself or accepting
the carrot your guardian angel/fairy godmother is dangling from on high.


This would be the weekend to confront any issue that has come up between you
and your spouse. Or your business partner. Even your lawyer. Only two times
a year, when the moon is full in either Aquarius or Leo, can both parties be
so up-front with each other. And while you may feel you're on a seesaw, basically
you're aiming for a balance of power. A game of tug of war could take place
midweek when a contentious family member joins the discussion and, because this
relative personifies Martian aggression, adds fuel to the fire.


Like your Virgo complement, you could be spending the weekend
drifting through your subconscious. Although for a Fish this is nothing new,
while the moon is full in your 12th house of hidden motives and former lifetimes,
you're liable to uncover something you weren't aware of. And since the Leo sun
is shining ever so brightly in your sixth house of work, service and small animals
(no shit!), be sure to keep the commitments you made when you weren't so engrossed
in contemplating your navel. Read for the Virgin above.

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