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From Fear to Excitement - Full Moon in Aquarius 3rd August 2020

Updated: Jul 31, 2020

(17:58, Malta time)

This full Moon carries the mood of the previous new Moon (restrictive, upsetting), adding to the mix a sense of urgency and unpredictability. Both these additions are tricky. The sense of urgency can lead to rash action and confusion. Unpredictability can cause us to react with rigidity. Both these traps should be avoided. It is better to focus on being flexible and ready to respond to the unexpected circumstances, rather than obeying the little voice in your head that tells you to do something radical.

We're in this together

The Moon is peregrine (first 20 degrees of Aquarius) and must therefore go in search of the true meaning of compassion, the one in which one avoids feeling “compassion for humanity” and instead finds a common humanity between himself and another individual being. This characteristic is going to come handy when dealing with the possible difficult effects of Mercury and Saturn opposition. This aspect promises to test the limits of communication with frustration and misunderstanding, seriousness and complication; also challenging news and dark thoughts. Careful not to be too judgemental towards oneself or others.

When communicating it is good to keep in mind that everyone is struggling, and that some kindness, patience and understanding can go a long way.

Tension / Attention / Fluidity

The Full Moon is in a tight square to Uranus. This promises unexpected changes, or the feeling that these changes are somehow coming. The attitude of flexibility and readiness of response is a good one to adopt in this situation.

There is still that feeling that a radical change is necessary, and that is not a negative thing. It can turn sour if you try to impose change 'from the top' i.e. from an idea or a sense of urgency. This sense of frustrated urgency is also present in the square between Mars and Jupiter. This does not mean that change is not on the menu, but only that the inner tensions that these aspects require attention, not blind obedience.

The attitude of flexibility and readiness, responding fluidly to the unexpected challenges that this FM promises to bring, can help you align and flow with the changes that want to happen within you on a deeper level. Circumstances are not likely to be fluid, so you must be.

From Fear to Excitement

All change somehow invokes within us the archetypes of death and rebirth. Leo's love for living and expressing is here faced with the truth of its finite nature. It is a situation in which one can come to the liberating realization that there is very little to lose in living intensely and breaking out of the mindset of the world, its routines, and its boredom! The prospect of our personal end can certainly induce fear and serious thoughts. But it certainly does give us a very real perspective on our lives.

This Full Moon might be inviting us to face this fear and find a creative response to it in the excitement of inquiry, exploration and discovery; the seeds for a personal revolution.

Numbers 03.08.2020

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The Lovers represent relationships and choices. Some decision about an existing relationship might need to be taken, an observation on our side of the relationship, or a choice of potential partners. A time for compassion, the time where we need to observer our being in relation to the other individual.

Something might need to be sacrificed for the new to make way; one potential partner may be chosen while another is turned down. Whatever the choice, there's no good or bad.


Ravage, violence, vehemence, extraordinary efforts, force, fatality; that which is predestined but is not for this reason evil.

Reversed: Evil fatality, weakness, pettiness, blindness.

The card represents: Being seduced by the material world and physical pleasures; lust for and an obsession with money and power. Also: Living in fear, domination and bondage; being caged by an overabundance of luxury. This is the trap to overcome to find the fulfilling excitement hidden beneath it all.



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