We have a Full Moon in Aquarius on July 24th, 2021.
The Full Moon is at 1° Aquarius, between Pluto (at 25° Capricorn) and Saturn (at 10° Aquarius) loosely conjuncting both.
The Full Moon will also trigger the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction on December 21st, 2020 at 0° Aquarius.
This Full Moon in Aquarius will reveal something fundamental about ourselves, in the context of the profound societal developments of the past year and a half.
But how will the Full Moon influence us – at a personal level, and our society, as a whole?
At a macro level, the Full Moon in Aquarius casts the light on the Covid crisis and everything that has unfolded from it.
The crisis has exposed how interconnected (interconnectivity is an Aquarius theme) we all are, and what the implications of this interconnectivity are.
Full Moon In Aquarius – Interconnectivity
Even if the planes have stopped flying, people have discovered other means of connecting.
The internet is very much an Aquarius theme… and even if we may now have an overdose of internet, the fact that we did find Zoom and we didn’t just resign to confinement, has revealed something very fundamental about humanity: we can’t really stay disconnected.
We will always find a way to connect with each other, because being part of a group is a fundamental human need.
At a personal level, Aquarius describes our relationship with society.
Animals who don’t get included in the herd or pack, are marginalized and die. The reason why Homo Sapiens became the dominant humanoid over other Homo species was their ability to form social connections. Simply put, you fit in, or you die.
Full Moon In Aquarius – ID, Super-Ego, And Ego
Coming back to the astrology of the Full Moon in Aquarius. The Full Moon is in between Saturn and Pluto, becoming a mediator between the two. We have Pluto, then the Full Moon, then Saturn.
According to Sigmund Freud, our psyche has 3 elements: the ID (Instinct), the Super-Ego (Morality) and the Ego (Reality).
The ID is the primitive and instinctual part of the mind that contains reproductive and aggressive drives and hidden memories, the Super-Ego is the moral conscience, and the ego is the realistic part that mediates between the desires of the ID and the Super-Ego.
In Astrology, we could say that Pluto is the ID, and Saturn the Super Ego. The Sun and the Moon is our Ego (our identity, who we are) is the Sun and the Moon.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on July 24th, 2021 synchronously mirrors the structure of our psyche.
Our Ego is an interface between the instinctual drive of survival of the species (ID/Pluto) and the need to self-actualize and become the best possible version of ourselves (Saturn). The Ego is the intermediary, the interface, but also the result of the interplay between the two.
We are (Ego, or the Sun and the Moon) the result of the conflicting needs of the ID and Super Ego.
The world we live in shapes our identity. We are who we are because we reflect the needs, and the historical context of society.
Even if our psyche is internal, this mediation process is not internal, because the ID and the Super Ego are shaped by society. We depend on other people, more specifically, we depend on feedback from the people around us.
If we go overboard, society sanctions us. We get a fine, we get fired, we don’t get invited to social gatherings. If we talk too much about ourselves, without striking a balance in the conversation, our friends start yawning.
That’s Aquarius feedback. This feedback from society helps us adjust our personality so that we “fit in” and are included in society.
Society outcasts, repeated offenders are eventually locked down and get excluded from “society”. They eventually seek inclusion with their inmates in prison or the institutions they are locked in, because belonging to a group is so hard-wired in our being, that we can’t help but seek it.
Aquarius Vs. Leo – Shine Your Light. The Light The World Needs
Of course, if all we do is seek society’s approval, we become sheep. That’s why we have the Aquarius/Leo axis.
Leo is here to remind us that we are individuals on our own, that we are unique, and that our uniqueness matters. Our uniqueness makes the world a better place, and we have come here for a very specific reason.
On the other hand, Aquarius reminds us that our personal talents need to follow certain protocols, to “fit the bill”, to create value, to “make sense” from society’s perspective.
Leo invites us to step into our inner light and become a leader, an authority in our own right. Aquarius, on the other hand, ensures that the light we shine is the light the world needs.
Aquarius is the societal feedback loop. We should never forget the truth of who we are – yet, we should listen to, and accept feedback from others.
Warren G. Bennis said it best:
“Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult”.
Precisely that simple, because you can only be who you are, you can only bloom into the most beautiful flower you’ve been seeded into.
Also that difficult, because becoming yourself is a back-and-forth process of adjusting to what the world needs.
The Full Moon in Aquarius will unveil a very simple, yet profound truth about who you are, and the role you are called to play in this world.
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