Today’s full moon is in Aquarius. The interesting tango between the sun in Leo and the moon in Aquarius means you may have felt as if your ideas of self-fulfillment and selflessness have been in a curious tug of war leading up to today.
Leo is a very self-focused sign, which means all its fire, energy and ego are directed inward. Leo wants to thrive and understands that they cannot help others before helping themselves. On the contrary, Aquarius is the community-focused humanitarian of the zodiac, using its ego towards helping others around them before themselves.
Leo is in its rulership in the sun, which means during Leo season it tends to be *all* about Leo energy. You may have noticed that when August comes around, there’s always a general energy of having fun and doing things that make you happy – those summertime vibes have Leo written all over it.
But as the moon is in Aquarius for the next two days, this modifies the collective energy in the atmosphere. As Aquarius is synonymous with being a disruptive visionary, it’s likely that you may have been focusing a lot on how to better serve the human beings all around you in a more sustainable way that also brings you happiness and fulfillment (thanks to Leo‘s influence).
When Aquarius the liberator tangoes with Leo the king, this energy encourages us to redefine what self-empowerment means to us on an individual level, and how to modify it so it can benefit others around us too. Leo energy has a tendency to feel shackled by social expectations, but Aquarius helps break that Leo energy free of being a slave to the status quo. Aquarius encourages you to fully embrace all of your unique qualities. Both Leo’s desire for self-fulfillment as well as Aquarius’s yearning to better the world it exists in creates an undulating energy.
The moon became full at 8:59AM PST, which means for the next half of this lunar cycle the moon’s energy will slowly wane. Use these next two days of the moon’s fullness to reflect on your core values of self-empowerment & learn how you can find fulfillment in a selfless way.