The full Moon, as you are probably aware, is an exercise in self-examination — things in the dark being illuminated as they are by its light. Full Moons always occur in the sign opposite the Sun. Ergo, with the Sun sitting pretty at Leo’s midpoint, the full Moon on Aug. 11 will be in Aquarius.
To balance the self-centering energy of Leo, the Aquarius full Moon asks us to take a good look at the bigger picture. Instead of just being in the spotlight, we find, as the house lights go on, that we are as much audience members as actors in the leading role.
In this light, we are offered an exalted opportunity to explore the space between individualism and collectivism. This is good timing, considering the ongoing societal conflicts in which we all play parts — like it or not.
Ask yourself how you can be a part of the collective while also upholding personal freedom. Perhaps it’s by using your privilege and power to help others who have less of it to succeed.
In a place like Provincetown, with its millionaires, producers, executives, and developers, perhaps this involves giving a leg up to those who may seem like bit players, but who are in fact central to the story — and real people with real needs. As they say, when the rich get richer, the poor become massage therapists, personal trainers, and dog walkers. But at least we’re all friends here, right?
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Mars 90º Saturn: Instead of going around any obstacles this week, blaze a way through them. Be aggressively committed to realizing your goals.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus 120º Neptune: Your personality may be magnetic but don’t get stuck on yourself. Instead, share that love in the form of compassion. Imagine all the people.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury 150º Jupiter: While your mind fixates on extremes, the reality beyond it remains. Try to notice when your self-justification masquerades as so-called morality.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon 180º Saturn: You might be moodier than usual. Ease off on that bit you’ve been chomping and go blow off some steam. That said, do defend against real threats.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun 90º Uranus: The only constant is change, so adopt a flexible attitude in the face of uncertainty. Break free from routine before your tension reaches critical mass.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury 150º Jupiter: You are easily prone to exaggerations, meaning you aren’t seeing things as they really are. Get a dose of objectivity and ditch the judgment.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus 120º Neptune: Your imagination in overdrive gives you a certain je ne sais quoi. Or so you believe. Instead of getting a big head, expand your heart. Compassion is the mot du jour.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mars 90º Saturn: Projects may be stymied in the most frustrating fashion. Don’t lose momentum. The harder you push, the stronger you’ll get.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Mercury 150º Jupiter: Leave any moral equivocations by the wayside, seeing how they just exaggerate your burdens. Instead, rely on what’s concrete to get you where you’re going.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Mars 90º Saturn: You may encounter obstacles on the path toward achievement. Use friction to your advantage and your efforts will melt them away.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Mars 90º Saturn: You may come up against resistance in the pursuit of your goals. Use it to sharpen your blade for forging a fresh path forward.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Mercury 150º Jupiter: Your vision may be mottled by too much ego, so step off your soap box a while and fight for something that’s objectively real.