The phases of the moon are among the most fascinating astronomical behaviors we can observe with the naked eye and deeply rich sources of thought and interpretation in Astrology. Among the 9 phases – New, Waxing Crescent, 1st Quarter Half, Waxing Gibbous, Full, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter Half, Waning Crescent, and Balsamic – the New and Full Moons capture most of the attention. This article will look at the current Full Moon and talk about the kind of “harvest” you should bring in emotionally during this full moon.
Full Moon – Reap What You Have Sown!
The Full Moon for July will occur on the 23rd at 01 degrees and 26 minutes in the sign of Aquarius; in my Eastern Standard Time zone, it will happen at 10:37 pm.
It takes 29.5 days from one Full Moon to the next, spending approximately 2 and ½ days in a sign. The day before and the day after comprise what would be the peak time of the Full Moon energy. The Full Moon is the time of “the harvest” when what began with the New Moon reaches full potential before waning and fading and preparing for a new cycle.
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Each month has a certain type of Full Moon; July’s Moon is the Buck Moon. In the northern hemisphere, this name reflects the time when male deer begin to get their antlers. This Moon has other names: the Hay Moon, Wort Moon, and Thunder Moon.
There are also several special types of Full Moons: The Blood Moon, which happens during a total lunar eclipse; a Supermoon, which happens when the Moon is full and closest to the Earth; and the Blue Moon (“once in a blue moon”), which is a second Full Moon in a calendar month (occurring once every 2 and ½ years).
This Full Moon will take place in the 1st Decan (first 10 degrees) of Aquarius, making it an Aquarius/Aquarius Full Moon. The planetary influence involves Uranus as the ruler for Aquarius. Thus, this Full Moon will be about how we succeed in our role as a member of our community and society.
Since the Moon is in Aquarius, it is dispositing to (looking to) Uranus, which is in Taurus, in the chart above. This Full Moon is going to require us to think about how we deal with radical and revolutionary changes in our foundations and daily lives. The intensity of this Full Moon around community and visions for the future cannot be emphasized enough. Thanks to the decan placement, this Full Moon will be absolutely and completely Aquarian. Issues regarding new technology, breakthroughs in social issues, and how we define civilization will be most important.
With this Full Moon at 01d26m the Sabian Symbol is 2 Aquarius, “an unexpected thunderstorm”. Jones says, “This is a symbol of nature’s potentialities as they lie beyond any individual control, as well as of the tendency of all things to come to some dramatic head in either physical or psychological terms. The primitive symbolism emphasizes the necessity that every living spirit remain wholly self-quickened within itself and be alert to its more or less inevitable participation in every shifting pattern of events. The convergence of relations in some climax of the experience is man’s real opportunity for self-fulfillment.” The keyword is: ACCIDENT.
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The Numbers of This Full Moon
This Full Moon will occur on 07/23/2021, which totals 17, so the number for this date is 8. 8 is the number for leadership and ambition, so this Full Moon encourages us to embrace the soul path work needed to bring about results. Since the Moon is in Capricorn, the relationship we have with leadership, as leaders, independent actors, or followers, is the focus of this harvest. We must acknowledge that we must test ourselves out in the world to find out our value.
The number of the day of the Full Moon is 23; which is a prime number, meaning it can only be divided by itself, to make the number 1. For this reason, the number is considered mystical, with an emphasis on powerful, life-changing energies. Further, the number 23 totals 5, which is the number for the explorer.
The Full Moon in Your Chart
The Full Moon will occur in a specific location of your chart and in a special relationship with various points in your chart if you have points near the same degree in the same sign, at the opposing degree (180 degrees away from a point in your chart), three signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (90 degrees away), or four signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (120 degrees away).
Respectively these would be a conjunction (the Full Moon merging with a point in your chart), an opposition (the Full Moon seeking balance with a point in your chart), a square (the Full Moon challenging a point in your chart), and a trine (the Full Moon supporting a point in your chart). It is possible that the degree and sign of the Full Moon may not form any of these relationships and its effect, for this time, would be minimal or difficult to observe.
If you happen to be born during a Full Moon, then you will feel every Full Moon in some significant or acute way because it is consistent with your birth Moon phase. It is well worth your effort to find out the Moon phase at the time of your birth. If you learn your birth Moon phase, you will likely discover that the same phase each month has a strong impact on your emotional state.
With this Full Moon, I get the impact of its energy in my 4th House of Family and Private Life (Moon placement on 07/23/2021) and my 10th House of Prosperity (Sun placement between 07/22 and 08/22), so this Full Moon will energize me to look at my personal life and how my choices and current home situation affect my professional goals.
As this Full Moon approaches, think about what you want to “harvest” regarding your role in your community, your understanding of your culture, and how you participate to make the world a better place.