Full Moon time is when we are challenged to focus and integrate two opposing sources of light. When the two beams intersect, a prism explodes and we are able to see all the possibilities, the myriad expression of the one new light that will inspire and guide us through the darker hours.
The Full Moon on August 20, 2013 is at 28Aquarius11 and conjunct Neptune at 4Pisces8. This combination of the scientist and the mystic is the stock that astrology is made of, meant to inspire and guide us toward the fulfillment of our destiny. Leo reminds us that it requires courage and a strong will to reap the treasures of such a pursuit.
It takes a healthy ego to stay on your path. There are times when it really is all about you, your oddities, and the fulfillment of your hopes and wishes. Aquarius encourages you to do it your way.
Influenced by Venus and Neptune, the tools for this Moon are love, fair exchange, optimism, and faith. Mercury lends clarity while searching for teachable moments. Saturn asks that we retain our sensibility while pursuing such lofty ideas. Above all, Aquarius and Leo encourage us to listen to our heart and follow it without fail while applauding others who have chosen to follow theirs.
The Moon is ascending now, reaching higher in the sky each night, a heavenly reminder to extend our reach for the things we wish to hold.
Make moon water on the night of the 19th or the 20th. Work with aquamarine (intuition), apatite (seeing the big picture), or amethyst (calming). Lavender, lemon verbena, and patchouli are recommended herbs and oils.