Who’s your support team?

When Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor was recovering from a massive stroke, she had a sign put on the door of her hospital room that read, “Please be responsible for the energy that you bring into this room.” She was asking every medical professional  who entered  to leave their negative thinking at the door, because  she knew that her best chance of recovering from the brain hemorrhage was to surround herself with only positive thoughts, words and energies.

Taylor, who described her eight-year recovery process in the best-selling 2008 book My Stroke of Insight, had been swimming in a dreamy, right brain state in which she could no longer speak, read, walk or remember anything from her past. Yet something deep inside her knew there was a solution. And with the help of a supportive team, she gradually began to surface and regain full access to her logical left brain.

The neuroanatomist, who has a stubborn, determined Sun in Taurus in a close square to creative, independent Uranus in Leo, originally began studying severe mental illnesses because she wanted to understand the mysterious functions of the brain-mind. By witnessing her own brain shut down, then painstakingly rebuilding its neural pathways, she unexpectedly discovered a new sense of freedom and peace. She’d tapped into her whole brain – and ultimately began teaching others how to do the same.

Uranus in hard aspect to the Sun can be challenging, even alienating, but it can also bring brilliance and breakthroughs. And that is just what’s on offer at the Aquarius Full Moon (August 11, 6:35 p.m. PT). The Sun in Leo and Moon in Aquarius, both at 19 degrees, make a close square to unpredictable Uranus (plus, Uranus is very Aquarian to begin with!). Be prepared for some potential shocks or surprises. Plans can change on a dime. And yet, since the Moon also conjuncts Saturn, a more serious, responsible energy, lasting solutions to problems can be found if we’re patient and determined.

At this Full Moon, the Saturn-Uranus square is being reactivated. That clash between conservative and progressive, authority and anarchy, has sparked division world-wide since 2021 – though its ultimate goal is to synthesize the best of the old and the new. Now this potent square is coming back into focus as it approaches its final near-exactitude in October. As I wrote about in the New Moon forecast, Mars also activates this square from August 1 – 7 when it conjuncts Uranus and the North Node of destiny in Taurus, then squares Saturn in Aquarius. We’re all feeling the (nerve-wracking?) push-pull of this energy, and the Full Moon is apt to intensify it. Part of us wants us to break through  barriers to get on with what’s next, while another part of us may get discouraged and retreat into old, unworkable ways of doing things.

The North Node in Taurus and South Node in Scorpio are prominent as they square the Sun and Moon– creating a fixed, determined T-square. This lunation means business – and could bring a fateful turning point.  Since Aquarius is an air sign, concerned with communication and collaboration, it supports us in pooling our efforts for the common good. That may involve a board you’re on that’s planning events, a grassroots coalition that’s working for change, or a support group helping each other to heal. Energize your primary connections now. Be clear and specific about your needs, and help others to meet theirs.

There will be disruptions in the next few months with the final hurrah of the Saturn-Uranus square, which culminates at a humdinger of a lunar eclipse on Nov. 8.  Stay focused on the bigger picture as much as possible. For inspiration, read books or watch videos by folks like Jill Bolte Taylor. Look for solutions and begin implementing them. Tell yourself, “There is a solution to this problem, and I easily find it now.” At this Full Moon, call a friend, go to an event, and find other ways to surround yourself with positive vibes and purposeful intentions. And remember, you’re not alone.

12 thoughts on “Aquarius Full Moon: Finding Solutions

  • August 6, 2022 at 11:05 pm
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    Love receiving this information. Thank you.

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    • August 7, 2022 at 2:06 pm
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      So glad you’re enjoying it, Linda!

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  • August 7, 2022 at 2:02 am
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    Really helpful to get this information and especially the connection to Nov.8th lunar eclipse. Learning that this time frame is challenging with the push–pull of the old and the new–allows me to ground and center myself…even supports me to take a less personal feeling to whatever happens.
    I wish that you would give the degrees of these planets as you write about their placement. For example: my natal Uranus is 19 degrees retrograde in my fifth house…so I could be more intently aware of how close planets and nodes are in squares and/or oppositions. Be nice to find a sextile or trine in there also. LOL.
    I have passed on the announcement of the bazaar/fundraiser to a close friend who recently moved to San Diego….wishing that I too could be there.

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    • August 7, 2022 at 2:14 pm
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      So glad the info is valuable, Tanene! And thanks for passing along the bazaar notice to your friend. As for the specific degrees, I do try to remember to include them for the New and Full Moons, and occasionally for a major transit, but I wouldn’t consider my posts a source for that. You might sign up for Mel LaFara’s forecasts at Energetic Principles, as she gears her writing to those who are learning astrology or already know a great deal, and want the nuts and bolts. I hope you have a blessed Full Moon…

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  • August 11, 2022 at 1:26 am
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    I remember so clearly from Jill Bolte Taylor’s Ted talk and book how she used her right brain to see the world and knew if caregivers were coming into her room with an open heart. That helped me better care for so many people and clients with brains and hearts that perceived the world differently than I do. She is a blessing. ❤️

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    • August 11, 2022 at 1:14 pm
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      Yes, she certainly is, Kathy! How wonderful that her experience informed your work so deeply. Happy Full Moon!

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  • August 11, 2022 at 1:11 pm
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    You are such an amazing writer and astrologic interrupter, Simone. I so look forward to your blogs. Thank you and blessings.

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    • August 11, 2022 at 1:32 pm
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      Thanks, Lisa! I had to chuckle as it looks like auto-correct changed interpretor to interruptor – but I guess I am interrupting the status quo with my observations! Many full moon blessings to you…

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  • August 11, 2022 at 1:56 pm
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    I always enjoy your monthly insights and suggestions when it comes to all that is working for the good in our lives… when we pay attention and harness it’s positivities!!

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    • August 11, 2022 at 2:19 pm
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      So glad you’re enjoying the posts, Colleen! I’ll admit I’m somewhat obsessed with finding the positives and focusing on those!

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  • August 11, 2022 at 5:04 pm
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    “Humdinger of a lunar eclipse” – your writing always makes me smile, Simone

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    • August 11, 2022 at 7:21 pm
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      Glad to be putting a smile on your face, dear one! Enjoy this gorgeous full moon…

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