Open Heart, Open Mind

What Comes Into View
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Full Moon In Aquarius

August 11, 2022, 9:35pm EDT

What Comes Into View

As the Moon continues its travels through the phases of Leo season, we arrive at the Full Moon in Aquarius. The peak of the cycle, the Full Moon symbolizes the blossom of the seed you planted to show appreciation at the New Moon July 28th. Here, it refers to extending your heart-centered viewpoint to include the greater collective of humanity. What lesson have you learned in the past two weeks that now comes into view?

Open Heart, Open Mind

In a lot of ways, the axis between Leo and Aquarius illuminates the necessity of staying connected to your heart while thinking about how to contribute to a better life for everyone. Air sign Aquarius holds lofty ideals yet subscribes to a problem-solving mindset, inventing solutions ahead of its time.   Sometimes Aquarius moves too far into the conceptual realm and loses the ability to relate to others. When you walk the path of self-knowledge, you begin to realize the irony that feeling separate is a shared human experience. The Leo Sun helps bring this back into balance, by emphasizing the importance of warmly showing your appreciation for others, which makes people feel seen and included.

In Practice

The Full Moon occurs right at the peak of a second wave of Leo season’s intensity, revealing the cracks in the foundation of our current systems. Our world needs our unflinching vision and honesty as we face the truth of our various predicaments. Now is the time to serve as a witness for other people as they grapple with their challenges. Be willing to create new alliances with unlikely accomplices. Welcome breakthrough insights and radically different viewpoints. Find common ground with others through intellectual pursuits. Solutions come through perseverance and commitment. Using your Rising (or Sun) sign, read below to see where this Full Moon impacts your natal chart.

Aries: Open your heart to loved ones. Feel a sense of freedom as you receive support from your unique community as you give.

Taurus: Celebrate the deep roots of love in your family. Recognize how this sturdy base gives rise to a sense of freedom in your vocation.

Gemini: Move through your immediate environment with generosity. Notice how this expands your humanitarian perspective.

Cancer: Offer yourself unconditional love, foibles and all. Feel able to draw clear, respectful boundaries with others.

Leo: Invest in your own self-development. Watch how your primary relationships evolve as you commit to a next step.

Virgo: Recognize your capacity for spiritual growth and forgiveness. Let your daily practices grant you emotional liberation.

Libra: Celebrate the success of others. Notice how your own desire and inspiration for creative projects increases.
Scorpio: Tune into the most enjoyable parts of your career. Let this bring in a deeper appreciation for your family life.

Sagittarius: Enjoy gaining wisdom from people from other cultures. See inventive solutions in your own local nooks with a fresh eye.

Capricorn: Be generous with other peoples’ intense emotional struggles and darker sides. Let this help free you from your own emotional struggles and see your value from a higher plane.

Aquarius: Shine a bright joyful light into your primary relationships. Let this serve as a guide to express your own unique you.

Pisces: Find a sense of playfulness within your daily practices. Notice how this illuminates your connection to the divine.