This weekend brings us the electrifying Full Moon in Aquarius on Sunday, August 10th. Aquarius is the sign of groups, friendships, humanitarian efforts and anything that makes us different. It rules our eccentricities and helps us to accept our rebellious, daring side. If you feel pulled to play the roll of non-conformist this weekend — now you know why.
This Full Moon is particularly potent because it’s a Supermoon — one of three this summer. Supermoons are an astronomical event in which the Moon looks close enough to touch (or taste, depending on your preference). It’s going to be huge and bright in the sky all weekend, but it will be exactly full at 2:09 pm EST on Sunday.
Astrologers have come to believe that Supermoons are equivalent to the power of eclipses — or ten Full Moons at once. If you feel emotionally overwhelmed or tired this weekend — or alternately tired and wired — blame this amazing Full Moon.
Even though the Moon isn’t exactly full until Sunday, you’ll likely feel its energy starting on Friday — it’s that potent. Of all the weekends of summer, this one is primed to be the best one to spend with friends. If you’ve had a longstanding issue with an old friend, it could come to a head now. Aim for resolution and fairness, if possible.
It may be inevitable to face an ending to something, possibly something that began about six months ago, at the New Moon in Aquarius last winter. This Full Moon in Aquarius is in a deep conversation with that New Moon — seeds you planted then are coming to fruition, or finishing now.
On the upside, this Full Moon is ideal for group activities — barbecues, beach parties, concerts, festivals, and other gatherings of your favorite tribe. You might find yourself dancing the night away — best if you can do this al fresco, underneath that beautiful, huge, healing Moon. Dare to be different, get your freak on, and connect to the people that accept you for who you truly are.
Because this Full Moon is in a “square” aspect to Saturn, the planet of lessons, it might feel a bit harsh. It doesn’t have to — if you face all challenges with wisdom and maturity instead of denial and detachment, you”ll fair much better. And remember — everything is better when you seek a little help from your friends.