Full Moon in Aquarius August 2021

The Full Moon occurs at 13:01 (BST) on August 22, 2021 and the Moon will be at 29AQU37. This is the second Full Moon in Aquarius this year, so we are now reaching a conclusion of a two-part story that began at the end of July. This Full Moon sits on the final degree of its sign. The 29th degree is what we call ‘anaretic’. It’s a critical degree which heightens the effect of the sign. These degrees are heavy with a feeling of destiny or fate and bring with them a sense that something has already been set in motion and now we’re awaiting the result. Given that Uranus, the ruler of this lunation, is still on its retrograde station degree and activated by Mars (trine), this whole chart harbours an air of anticipation, shocks and surprises.


Jupiter is also conjunct the Full Moon, magnifying an already acutely tense chart. It feels like a mass awakening, a jolt, a push to bravely face the future. Much of the story of this chart centres around the idea that to change our future we need to change our perspective.

The group is what is important now. The future of society is at stake. We are all unique, all special. Working together we can be a powerful force for good. The mind of the collective is healed one soul at a time. Check in with yourself. Calm anxiety. The big picture is about to be revealed. When we bring the heart and the mind together, that is when we can take the most decisive action. That is when we can make things happen. That is when we can manifest. Modernise. Improvise. Innovate.

I recorded a 30mins astro-tarot reading for this lunation over on my Patreon ($1 tier and up) where I discussed asteroids Alma and Lugh and also the Sabian symbol of this lunation. Click here if you would like to join and listen.

Painting – ‘Atlantis’ by Vangel Naumovski