Free your mind, and the rest will follow! A revolutionizing Aquarius full moon on August 18, 2016, stirs up our righteous urge for freedom and social change.
As the only Aquarius full moon of 2016 brightens up the skies, these high-minded moonbeams help us dream outside of the box. Wish upon a double rainbow: This full moon is also a penumbral or "almost" eclipse, which has the near potency of a change-making, full lunar eclipse.
Aquarius is the sign of collaborative groups, teams, and humanitarian efforts. It's all about the love of our brothers and sisters, and the creative impulse to fight for what we believe in. The Water Bearer can get nervous under the heat of too much passion, emotion, and one-on-one connection. This is friendly, convivial energy at its best — platonic, playful, and decidedly NOT romantic. But who cares? Aquarius is irresistibly fun, likable, and adorably goofy — making this liberating lunation a good time to be shared by all.
With Aquarian energy in the cosmic mix, this star map helps us visualize our ideal futures and then connect to the right people who can help us bring the big picture to life. When in doubt, take the unconventional route! Aquarius is the sign that governs teamwork and technology. There will be group victories to celebrate this week — or a deep desire to find our soul tribes. Turn on the searchlight: Those kindred spirits could be revealed within the next two weeks!
Feel like making the world a better place? (Hands raised.) Power-to-the-people Aquarius energy guides us toward humanitarian missions. Whether your big-hearted endeavors involve global activism or a little community cleanup, there is strength in numbers, too. No good deed is too small … but why not go a little bigger, inviting your social network to get in on these kind acts?
You say you want a revolution? Make some wishes or intentions (see our guide to new/full moon rituals here) and get the movement under way. Meantime, here are seven star-powered tips to liberate yourself at the Aquarius full moon: