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You’re Stronger Than You Know | Full Moon In Aquarius

Hey Astro Family, 

What a week it has been! 

Are you feeling the intense energy? Are you seeing more people who are angry and frustrated?

There is a reason for this! 

It has been powerful to have five planets in rulership this past week, but the energies are preparing to shift. 

Have you been thinking about an old pattern, relationship, or habit that isn’t quite resolved? In the near future, you will be given another opportunity to work on it! 

Let’s see how this opportunity for more growth might show up in your life.

A Powerful Full Moon in Aquarius

This Sunday, August 22nd, the full moon is in Aquarius, and it’s a doozie! 

The Sun will be on a powerful fixed star. Mercury will be on a fatal degree after being super-charged by Mars. The moon will be with Jupiter (the planet of expansion) and there will be five planets in retrograde. 

Wow! This is not your average full moon. 

The good news, though, is there is a way to navigate these uneasy times. The key will be choosing how you’ll react when things get challenging or stressful in your life. 

You may want to think about how you normally react when people or situations annoy you. Does your blood pressure rise? Do you say things that release your frustration?

This full moon will give you the opportunity to practice some new coping skills when things don’t go your way. 

Let’s review a few choices you can make to get through these tense times.

Stay Calm and Positive

In Kabbalah, when something negative happens in a person’s life, the individual is encouraged to pause and then say, “What a pleasure.”

Everything in your life is happening for a reason. Even the hard and challenging lessons that seem to keep repeating themselves. 

These hurdles help you grow and become a stronger, better person. 

The full moon on Sunday August 22nd will be a great opportunity for you to pause and not react negatively to a frustration in your life. 

Stay positive! This is important because the Sun will be on the most powerful Royal star in the sky, called Regulus.  

The energy of this fixed star can be positive or negative. So, it will depend on how you react to things if your frustrations will increase or decrease.

Perhaps your commute to work has been extra stressful due to traffic or impatient, aggressive drivers. 

What are some choices you can make to improve the situation?

Maybe you could listen to a favorite audiobook or podcast on your way to work. Have you considered leaving home earlier to get ahead of the traffic?

The full moon is going to be intense. The best way to navigate these energies is to focus on cooperating with others and seeing the silver lining in ALL situations. 

The choice is yours! It is very important that you stay calm and positive. 

So, let’s see what other opportunities the full moon is bringing you!

Speak Up! Just Be Kind About It

Another reason this full moon in Aquarius is so powerful is because we are revisiting old patterns that need to change. 

Instead of moving forward with new goals, you may be wondering why certain themes keep popping up in your daily life. 

You may have ended a friendship because you found out you were being talked about behind your back. 

If this happens again with another friend or family member, speak up! You don’t need to yell at them. Just communicate how their actions made you feel.

Have you ever considered that you can get the same result if you ask nicely or rudely?

Perhaps one of your family members keeps judging your life choices or lifestyle. Instead of yelling at them to leave you alone, consider taking a deep breath and thanking them for their concern. Then assure them they can put their energies elsewhere. 

Most people don’t realize that being kind can bring the same result as being abrasive. 

Overall, this is a great time to be cooperative and peaceful! It will help keep the energies around you calm.

It’s not a sign of weakness to want harmony and peacefulness in your life. In fact, it takes A LOT of courage and inner strength to stand up to an aggressive person or heated situation calmly. 

You can do it!  You’re going to need this positive attitude to manage the energies of one planet in particular!

 The Shadow Side of Mercury

Mercury is the planet I’m most concerned about during this full moon because it will be charged with negative and angry energies. 

In astrology, Mercury represents intelligence, communication, writing, being social, books, small children, birds, the skin and breath. 

During this time, you might hear people talking more critically and harshly about health related topics and even elementary aged children. 

People may feel motivated to speak up more and even join a protest in their community. 

Or perhaps you’ll see people acting up in stores and being unkind to employees where they are shopping. 

What is important to remember is you have a choice. Falling into the trap of using harsh language with others will only bring more negativity into your life.

Instead, choose to pause and take a deep breath if you run across someone who is being pushy or disrespectful. 

All of these intense astrological placements will soon change. So stay positive! It’s a great way to steer clear of the shadow side of Mercury. 

Like everything else, the energies of this intense full moon shall pass!

The Sturgeon Full Moon

For the past eighteen months, you may have felt as though the Universe has been testing your patience. You may have experienced big changes in certain areas of your life as you realized you want to change careers or where you live. 

The full moon this month is no different than these past energies. If there is still more to improve and remove from your life, this full moon will have you taking stock of what needs to change.

At work, you may be tired of working too hard for too little. Set up a meeting with your supervisor and ask for the hourly wage or salary you know you are worth.

In your love life, you may be ready to experience a deep love that is built on mutual respect and loyalty. Ask yourself what you need to let go of and improve within yourself to attract such a partner.

When it comes to self care, perhaps you have been wanting to lose weight for several years and finally, at the time of this full moon, you commit to a realistic workout schedule and healthy diet. 

What are you waiting for? The Universe is going to keep nudging you to improve your life, so go for it! 

Focus on your goals and purpose and when you cross paths with someone who is unaware of their harsh words, remember to stay calm and pause. 

Choose to stay positive and communicate with dignity.

Hopefully, it will rub off onto others and you’ll help improve someone else’s attitude or outlook on life. 

Don’t forget, you are powerful, too! 

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller

With Much Love & Gratitude, 

Heidi Campbell

P.S. What is a negative situation where you chose to be positive? How did it feel to confront anger with kindness?  Let me know in the comments below!

P.S.S. If you are needing more insight into your personal journey and path, feel free to contact me for a Natal Chart Reading or Astrology and Tarot Card Consultation.

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10 Comments
  • ALISON
    Posted at 20:05h, 22 August Reply

    Hi Heidi, I’m generally trying to react positively to challenging situations that arise rather than allow feelings of sadness or anger take hold. I acted out of kindness to an elderly girlfriend whereas I would usually try & make an excuse not to see her & also another learning curve was with another girlfriend. Our conversations can get lost in translation & I get angry with her but am now becoming more tolerant/kind in how I react to her..🙏

    • Heidi Campbell
      Posted at 11:44h, 23 August Reply

      Hi ALison. Thank you for sharing your experience with showing kindness and patience to another person. It is not always easy, but I am sure you helped her in some way you are not aware (& in a way you are aware of). I hope you had a wonderful full moon! – Heidi

  • Dana Elisabeth Walker
    Posted at 02:09h, 21 August Reply

    We all have our triggers and I for one get triggered because of my past. Ty for the heads up! Some of us have a well of patience but when the well goes dry we blow like a volcano. That can be a complete surprise for the people around us who have seen us so calm, wise, and patient. It’s important in a relationship to clearly know the things that are negotiable and non-negotiable. Get these out there in the beginning to save yourselves confusion.

    • Heidi Campbell
      Posted at 11:45h, 23 August Reply

      Hi Dana. i agree; even the most patient person can reach their limit and the energies of the full moon were testing us all in some way. Thank you for your wonderful share! – Heidi

  • Mary C Messano
    Posted at 01:21h, 21 August Reply

    Thank you for your encouraging words. One situation I have been trying to stay positive is where I have been passed over 3 times for an assistant manager position. And wher I have helped the ones they hired with things they didn’t know. And their getting paid more than me. But on the other hand. I have had surgery before this COVID thing broke out. On a torn hanmstring. My job is retail. So it’s very physical. My leg is giving me trouble.. where my foot is going numb. So I’m not sure if I should just retire from working. As I am 62. Sincerely Mary

    • Heidi Campbell
      Posted at 11:47h, 23 August Reply

      Hi Mary. Thank you for sharing what you’ve been working on to stay positive about. It sounds as though you have some great insights into what Spirit is asking you to do. I wish you the best moving forward! – Heidi

  • Marija
    Posted at 07:29h, 20 August Reply

    Pozdravljeni
    Malo ste me izzvali.
    Moje misli so kot drevo, ki ga zob časa obdeluje, se upira vsem silam, in se trudi, da bi vsaj še nekaj časa služilo vsem, ki si želijo pod njim odpočiti, novih moči dobiti.
    Moje misli so včasih res malo burne, vendar čiste, polne iskrenosti, in vsem na ogled.
    Samo moje stališče branim, tako kot vsak izmed nas.
    Pravijo, lepa beseda lepo mesto najde, vendar, si upam trditi, da ni vedno tako.
    Včasih, lepa beseda zaboli bolj kot klofuta, ki kliče, da nastaviš še drugo lice.
    Sedim na stolu, ki ima kar pestro zgodovino, saj se že maje, in se spogleduje s tistim starim drevesom, ki mu pojenjajo že moči.
    Pravzaprav, sedim kar na dveh stolih, na starem, in na novem.
    Moje srce se je sicer vnelo za novega, za kar se sprašujem, ali bo prenesel vso težo preteklosti.
    Nič me bolj ne prizadene, kot če sama koga prizadenem. To je moj velik problem.
    Vprašanj je veliko, za kar nimam odgovora.
    To je tisto najslabše, saj povzroča razne frustracije, ko včasih vidim stvari, ki so izven mojega nadzora.
    Ne, ne počutim se ogrožena zaradi vsega, ker vem, da so moje misli spontane, in imajo svoj značaj, čeprav kdo misli drugače.
    In tudi, če ni vse, kot bi moralo biti, globoko obžalujem.
    Z vsem spoštovanjem.
    Marija

    • Heidi Campbell
      Posted at 11:52h, 23 August Reply

      For those interested, here is the translation of the above comment:
      “Hello
      You challenged me a little.
      My thoughts are like a tree that the tooth of time cultivates, resists all forces, and tries to at least for some time to serve all those who want to rest under it, to gain new strength.
      My thoughts are sometimes a little turbulent, but pure, full of sincerity, and on display to everyone.
      I only defend my position, just like any of us.
      They say a nice word finds a nice place, but, I dare say, it’s not always like that.
      Sometimes, a nice word hurts more than a slap calling to set another face.
      I’m sitting on a chair that has a long history, as it’s already swaying, and he’s flirting with that old tree that is already running out of energy.
      In fact, I sit on two chairs, the old one and the new one.
      My heart has otherwise ignited for the new, for which I wonder if it will bear all the weight of the past.
      Nothing hurts me more than if I hurt someone myself. That’s my big problem.
      There are many questions for which I have no answer.
      This is the worst thing, as it causes various frustrations when I sometimes see things that are out of my control.
      No, I don’t feel threatened by everything because I know my thoughts are spontaneous, and they have their own character even though someone thinks differently.
      And even if not everything is as it should be, I deeply regret it.
      With all respect.

      Hi Marija,
      Thank you for your poetic and beautiful comment. Yes, sometimes the nice comments are tough to hear, too. Hopefully, the tone in which they are delivered is kind, too so the message is less piercing. I hope you receive answers to your questions. The new moon coming up in September may be a good opportunity! All the best to you, Heidi

  • Evelyn Malanda
    Posted at 02:28h, 20 August Reply

    Thank you Heidi , this reading is awesome and how follow up your advice up the end through meditation and reflection thanks I mean it

    • Heidi Campbell
      Posted at 11:53h, 23 August Reply

      Hi Evelyn. I always look forward to you comments = ). Thank you, it is always reassuring and delightful when the insights Spirit wants me to share through the astrology resonates with the reader. Best wishes to you on your reflections and insights in meditation. – Heidi

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