On July 31st, 2015, at 10:42am, GMT, there is a Full Moon in the friendly, social and subversive sign of Aquarius. Just like with any Full Moon, this one too calls for striking the right balance between two opposing forces. In this case, the balance is relatively easy to be struck: with the Moon in Aquarius and the Sun in the sign it rules, Leo, the basic need for sociability and extroversion (Moon in Aquarius) can be served by goals related to play, recreation and creativity (Sun in Leo). After all, the August holiday season starts, so some fun moments with friends seem to be favoured by this Full Moon.
Also, the fact that the Full Moon axis receives no basic Ptolemaic aspects, along with the fact that most planets are retrograde, reveals that not only are there few things going on but also the things that are going on move at a very slow pace. Due to the recent retrogradation of Venus the delays are related to money and present several complications because of Venus’ involvement in the Jupiter-Saturn square but the reunion with people we haven’t seen in a long time is also favoured. Despite the slower pace of life and the complications, Mars’ return within the bounds marks officially the return to the normality of our activities which very timidly began at the previous New Moon. Finally, the fact that the Full Moon axis falls on a critical degree ruled by Mercury reveals the crucial role that travels, communications and humour will play in our need to combine socializing and recreation (Leo-Aquarius axis). Enjoy the Full Moon and the August holidays!