Aquarius full moon – is it the end or the beginning of a cycle?

Today we have a full moon right at the beginning of Aquarius – the combination of the full light of the moon showing culmination and the very beginning of a new astrological sign symbolise clarity as regards a new beginning. This full moon is also important as it closes the cycle of full moons being followed by new moons in the opposite sign. It has been a period of some months when projects and plans can take more time than you would expect to materialise, or when what you thought were new beginnings were actually closing a cycle and what you thought were endings were actually beginning a new phase. This full moon is followed by a new moon in Leo and then another full moon in Aquarius bringing things back into a more easily discernible pattern.

1st aquarius full moon 2013

The chart for this full moon is very interesting – and rather lovely to look at with its hexagram shape. In fact it is a precursor to later this month and next month when this hexagram, or grand sextile, pattern becomes much stronger. The pattern for this full moon is created by aspects to the moon’s nodes and Chiron, and Psyche is conjunct the North Node too. It’s a time of understanding, of deep insight and of intuitive understanding. It lays the foundation for what we will achieve over the coming month or so as this unusual configuration becomes stronger and pushes us towards a greater understanding of what role we can play in making the world a better place, and just how we can make sure we achieve that.

Interesting to note that Venus and Pallas are in tight yod formation with the Moon at the apex, channelling the energy of Venus and her manifestation as the warrior goddess Pallas Athene into the energy of the Moon which then focuses on the Sun challenging the fresh energy of proud Leo into a more altruistic concern with those issues symbolised by the degrees of Pallas and Venus – namely Cancer and Virgo, the realms of home and garden, nurturing, family and earth. This full moon calls for some time spent being aware of what is around you, listening and looking for clues which show you how you fit into the bigger picture – it shows how to think of self and other at the same time and how by striving for something bigger than yourself you fulfill yourself.


The Sabian symbols are for the Moon:


KEYNOTE: The power inherent in all great human works to endure far beyond the workers’ life spans.

This is the first stage in the sixty-first five-fold sequence. It speaks to us of THE CONCRETIZATION OF AN IDEAL. This also implies the “immortalization” of an individual within a great collective and cultural enterprise.

And the Sun:


KEYNOTE: An irruption of bio-psychic energies into the ego-controlled field of consciousness.

This is the first stage of the twenty-fifth five-fold sequence of symbols which opens the ninth Scene. The keynote of ‘Combustion’ for the entire series of fifteen phases hardly needs interpretation. In a general sense the key word for this first degree of the sign Leo could be CONFLAGRATION. The energies of the biological drives as they irrupt, more or less forcefully, into the field of consciousness.

Darkstar astrology’s write up

Astrology King’s

Aquarius Papers

Evolving Door’s (scroll down to about half way down the page)


4 thoughts on “Aquarius full moon – is it the end or the beginning of a cycle?

  1. while I was reading your post two quotations came immediately to my mind. T.S:Eliot’s “East Coker” and Mary Stuart’s motto: “En ma Fin gît mon Commencement…” (the original was in French because it was inspired by her grandfather-in law emblem: the salamander that survives fire).
    that’s definetely this FM lesson for me.

    p.s. Italian translation is on the way (like the Royal Baby) ;)…

    • Thanks Melissa, those quotes are great! Sounds good for you, surviving the fire 🙂 On a personal note, I’m interested to see how it pans out for me, my progressed Sun is now at 29:49 Cancer… my progressed Moon is exact on transiting South Node so part of the grand sextile pattern too!

      Look forward to the Italian translation, thanks again for that. And all good wishes to Kate and her arriving baby!

      • thanks to you, Sal.
        without your contribution I don’t think we could have hit 25000 views in six months as we did last week.
        best wishes to Kate and her baby of course.
        I hope it’s a she 😉
        Cancer or Leo, we’ll soon see.

  2. Pingback: Luna Piena in Acquario: la fine o l’inizio di un ciclo? | Blue Moon

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