On August 3rd, Sun in Leo opposites Moon in Aquarius. This is the August Full Moon in Aquarius, an astrological event remembering us about the importance of freedom and of friendship.

Aquarius is ruled by the unconventional Uranus. Among all planets, Uranus most governs genius. And we all know that genius is unpredictable and often has an eccentric behaviour. There are many examples. The French writer Balzac drank 50 cups of coffee a day. English novelist Mary Shelley kept a domesticated 23-foot-long boa constrictor in her writing studio. Russian-American composer Igor Stravinsky stood on his head for 15 minutes each morning to „clear his brain“.

Unpredictability represents the other key world for this full moon. So, stop being predictable! This day, a free spirit will be much more successful than a predictable person.

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A Zen Story for August Full Moon in Aquarius

Zen teachers train their young pupils to express themselves. Two Zen temples each had a child protégé. One child, going to obtain vegetables each morning, would meet the other on the way.

“Where are you going?” asked the one.

“I am going wherever my feet go,” the other responded.

This reply puzzled the first child who went to his teacher for help. “Tomorrow morning,” the teacher told him, “when you meet that little fellow, ask him the same question. He will give you the same answer, and then you ask him: ‘Suppose you have no feet, then where are you going?’ That will fix him.”

The children met again the following morning.

“Where are you going?” asked the first child.

“I am going wherever the wind blows,” answered the other.

This again nonplussed the youngster, who took his defeat to his teacher.

“Ask him where he is going if there is no wind,” suggested the teacher.

The next day the children met a third time.

“Where are you going?” asked the first child.

“I am going to the market to buy vegetables,” the other replied.

Full moon Calendar

October full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Hunters Moon. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Other names for the October full moon were Leaf-Falling Moon, Nuts Moon, Blood Moon, Sanguine Moon, Travel Moon and Dying Grass Moon.

The next Full Moon occurs on September 2nd – a Full Moon in Pisces (Sun in Virgo opposite Moon in Pisces).

Until then, there is a New Moon in Leo (Sun conjunct Moon in Leo), on August 19th.

The next Full Moon in Aquarius occurs on 24th July 2020.