August 2014 Full & New Moons: Full Moon in Aquarius & New Moon in Virgo
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are exactly opposing one another in the zodiac. It tends to signal a time of endings, culminations, and things coming to fruition. A new moon occurs when the transit Sun and Moon are in the exact same spot in the zodiac. It tends to signal a time of new opportunities, growth, and optimism.
For information on how the new/full moons may impact your sign, read the monthly horoscope.
August 10th 2014 Full Moon in Aquarius
A full moon occurs at 2:09PM ET at 18 degrees 2 minutes of Aquarius. In Aquarius, we crave freedom and independence above all else, ad if we don’t get it, we’ll fight for it. We can see people rising up to fight for the freedom they believe is in jeopardy. We’re rebellious, not wanting to be told what to do, who to be, or what to say. We have our own dreams, and we want to pursue them as we wish. This full moon is square (difficult aspect) transit (moving) Saturn, and opposite (difficult aspect) transit Mercury. We feel stifled and push against it, avoid our responsibilities, or create problems of our own doing and restrict ourselves. We have trouble communicating properly, and our words are laced with emotion. This full moon is also sextile (positive aspect) transit Uranus, which is the ruler of Aquarius, so we showcase this sign more purely and easily, embracing the energy. If you're an Aquarius Sun, Moon, or mid-Aquarius rising, you may feels the effects of this moon most.
August 25th 2014 New Moon in Virgo
A new moon occurs at 10:13AM ET at 2 degrees 18 minutes of Virgo. In Virgo, we want to bring some structure and order to our lives. We feel like things have been out of sorts lately, and now we look around and assess what needs to be organized. We make lists of what we have to get done, and we try to get everything done in a timely fashion. We’re focused on the small tasks that need to be accomplished, work hard, and do the best we can do. We’re willing to do the grunt work now, the work that we usually try to avoid, and can get a lot of work done. The spotlight can be shone on employers, employees, work environments, and the job market. Virgo also rules health, so we can hear some important health news. If you're a Virgo Sun, Moon, or rising, you may feel the effects of this moon most.