August 21, 2021

August Full Moon in Aquarius

This evening, Saturday, August 21st, the soon-to-be full Moon rises with bright Jupiter.

This is the second full Moon in Aquarius, (a rare event to have two full moons in the same sign within 29 days). The emphasis on Aquarius can allow us to step back and get a broader view on things. We feel into humanity’s dilemmas, within the drama of fiery Leo, increased by Jupiter’s tendency to enlarge what it touches. Then, within a few hours, the Sun shifts into practical Virgo in the afternoon. This pairing of signs, Aquarius and Leo, highlight individuality and community, freedom versus prevailing leadership. With the unpredictable and revolutionizing Uranus having gone retrograde on the 19th, and now with a prominent Jupiter enlarging the uncertainties, as well as unusual weather patterns, we experience radical departures from what is expected or normal. Keep your grounding and steadiness under the changing, shifting realities, which means aligning with Saturn’s positive stability within your center of being. Seek the Saturn’s silence for deeper attunement.

We can also tap into the archetype of hope and good will of Jupiter, letting ourselves now attune to our intention for growth, and well-being, as we stay flexible to the twists and turns of the unexpected from Uranus. We are being given the opportunity to stay present, alert, and flexible in our perception as we move with the challenges of the Uranus Saturn square. We see core polarities carried within ourselves and our country now as the process of revealing peels back what has been hidden in the collective psyche.

Affirmation for the Aquarius full Moon conjunct Jupiter

“May we recognize moments of opportunity to choose ease and step into the flow of life toward fulfillment of our intentions.”

Aug 22 – Sun enters practical earthy Virgo – time to get work accomplished. Time to begin the harvest.

Aug 29 – Mercury enters Libra – communications become more measured and diplomatic. Poetry and the creative voice are highlighted.

The Twelve signs and opportunities for the full Moon in Aquarius: For Sun and Rising Signs

Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): With the full Moon and brilliant Jupiter gracing your house of friendship, this is a time to enjoy those you hold dear. Jupiter brings laughter and appreciation. Fill yourself with its positive energy. Under Jupiter’s light one can be grateful for the good in life and the beauty of the Earth. This helps us to align with what is most valuable in our lives. With Mars now in Virgo you may find yourself in the planning or cleaning mode, sorting and/or analyzing. If you find your mind overactive take time to write your thoughts. “May I hold a vision for the future with positive outcomes and fulfillment.”

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): Dear Taurus, under the light of this full Moon attune to embodying in the outer world what is authentic and true within. This is a time to link soul with vocation. Jupiter can provide new levels of inspiration. Give yourself time to meditate for clarity. With Venus now in Libra what you value internally can more easily be shared with others. “May my aspirations find a clear path to actualization.”

Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): Dear Gemini, with the Full Moon and Jupiter lighting up your house of higher learning, philosophy and travel, your adventurous spirit will benefit from learning and expanding your mind. Perhaps you want to share your knowledge. This is an auspicious time to do so. It is a wonderful time to bring your awareness to what shapes your outlooks on life and to transform outdated beliefs. “May I step into new perspectives that take me beyond how I have defined myself.”

Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): Dear Cancer, this Aquarius full Moon illuminates your house of collaboration, of deepening partnership and healing. With Jupiter there you have had the opportunity to transform your relationships, to deepen and allow more intimacy. You might examine what needs healing, or how you might participate in another’s healing. This is the area of your chart that encourages letting go of old attachments, shedding of old layers, and stepping into your vital life forces in more authentic ways. “May I release what is no longer helpful to my on going transformation and ability to deeply enjoy my relationship.”

Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): Dear Leo, just before the Sun shifts out of Leo, you have one more full Moon carrying the light of that noble Leo Sun. The Sun and Moon accentuate the dynamic of balance between yourself and another. To be yourself and feel at ease with exactly who you are, and at the same time being fully present for another. That is your gift and task. And now Jupiter shines its abundance upon your Leo Sun. So definitely find ways to enjoy yourself and those you care about. “May my heart be expressive with appreciation and love for myself and others.”

Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): Dear Virgo, soon this Sun and Moon will grace Virgo and Pisces, at 2:34 pm on Sunday. Already Mars and Mercury travel in Virgo, stimulating your mind, either through agitation, or clarity of inspiration. With Mars and Mercury soon to oppose Neptune in Pisces, let your analytical powers move into poetic reverie. Your nuanced and attentive perception can serve the heart’s expression through your creative endeavors at this time. “May the powers of my mind find soulful expression that is renewing.”

Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Dear Libra, With Venus now in Libra opposing Chiron, the wounded healer, know that you are walking in new territory. Chiron always indicates new levels of integration within oneself. Perhaps a friend or partner will support new insights that shift your point of perception into more ease. With the full Moon and Jupiter in your house of creative expression and leadership there is the potential for more confidence. “May I find more ease and harmony in my creative endeavors and individual expression.”

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): Dear Scorpio, This full Moon along with the illuminating light of Jupiter highlights your home. What a perfect time to hunker down with family and nurture a sense of comfort within. Jupiter adds to a deep appreciation of your family and what you have created for your home life. Turn on some music and dance, enjoy yourselves. This is wonderful nurturance for the next phase of the journey. “May I find the inner grounding of love and well being as a wellspring for my life.” 

Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): Dear Sagittarius, this full Moon and Jupiter grace your house of communication, writing, and sharing information. I think you are known for this. Your adventurous spirit seeks to continually expand your mind and consciousness. Jupiter in your 3rd house brings even more faith and optimism as you move through these turbulent times. And others are uplifted by your confidence. Just like Jupiter you are a bright light to share with others. “May I attune to heart felt visions that serve both myself and others.”

Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): Dear Capricorn, this full Moon highlights your house of talents and what you value. It is these that can best determine how you support yourself through what you do. With Jupiter there too now, it is time to acknowledge your worth and let your confidence grow that you will bring abundance and fulfillment into your life and through your work. You may now find another person gives helpful assistance to your goals. “May I trust the process and my own gifts in bringing forth well being and abundance.”

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): Dear Aquarius, another full Moon in Aquarius! Especially with abundant Jupiter gracing your sign! Now is the time to look back to last December when Jupiter and Saturn conjuncted in Aquarius and review what has developed or unfolded since that time. What has grown and what has been stabilized in new ways? In what ways have your flexibility brought new opportunities and insights into your life? This full Moon highlights a new beginning for you. How are you experiencing that? “May I trust in the ongoing unfolding of my inspiration and enjoyment in what I choose to create.”

Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): Dear Pisces, by tomorrow afternoon that big old full Moon will enter into the imaginative realms of Pisces. It will highlight your generosity and empathy, your creative powers and your reveries. This is a perfect time to be generous to yourself. With Jupiter there next to that Moon enjoy the day, and get together with a friend who makes you laugh! Your sensitive nature always can feel the suffering of the collective, but today under the light of this Sun and Moon nurture yourself with laughter and music. You deserve it! “May today be a blessing to celebrate my deep soul.”

Susan Heinz is a professional astrologer in Santa Cruz for 38 years, bringing together traditional & esoteric astrology, Tarot and Qabalah. For info on her Friday monthly astrology groups, her Qabalah, astrology and or, painting classes, and for personal consultations, call (831) 479-3751, or go to



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