August 22 at 5:02 am PDT, the second of two Full Moons in Aquarius will occur. The first happened on July 23. You can read more about the prevalence of two Full Moons in the same sign, and in Aquarius specifically, and how this may have shown up in your life in my post about the first Aquarius Full Moon.
In this horoscope post, though, I want to focus on how these Full Moons in Aquarius and the New Moon in Leo a couple weeks ago are adding to the major astrological story of 2021: the Saturn–Uranus square.
Uranus, the planet of revolution, upheaval, freedom, and radical change entered Taurus in May 2018 and is now halfway through its ~7 year transit. Whatever house in your birth chart is ruled by Taurus is the part of your life experiencing this Uranian upheaval. (Click here to read more about the 12 houses of a birth chart and their meanings.)
This year, Saturn--the planet of structure, discipline, and responsibility--has been transiting Aquarius in a tight square (or 90 degree angle) to Uranus in Taurus. When two planets make a square to each other, there is a sense of conflict, struggle, or tension. In this case, whatever radical change Taurus is pushing forward in your life, Saturn is challenging you to figure out how to operationalize it, materialize it, organize it. How are you going to make it real? This tension will have felt most intense in mid-February and mid-June.
While the Sun has been in Leo over the past month--as well as the Moon, Venus, Mars, and Mercury, at various times--this has added a new dimension to the Saturn–Uranus conversation. Leo is the sign opposing Aquarius, and therefore also squares (or forms a 90 degree angle) to Taurus. This new tension between the Sun and Uranus asks you how this Uranian transformation is helping you shine more authentically. How are you coming into greater alignment with your true nature? How are you freeing yourself from the limiting stories of your past and the constraints of societal expectations?
Now, in the middle of this Uranus transit through Taurus, we are seeing more clearly how our lives are being altered in a radical way. The horoscopes below detail what houses and parts of life are ruled by Taurus, Leo, and Aquarius for you personally, and then provides a reading for how to put this astrological story together to understand how it’s affecting your life.
Taurus is your 2nd House of personal assets, resources, and money.
Leo is your 5th House of creativity and children.
Aquarius is your 11th House of communities, patrons, clients, and friend groups.
How you make and manage your money is experiencing a significant transformation. You may be focusing on monetizing a different skill set that is more in alignment with your true passion or revolutionizing how you manage your assets. Saturn in Aquarius is challenging you to set up the systems and boundaries necessary to build a community of clients and patrons to support this work. How is this Full Moon highlighting the culmination of the work you’ve done to build community and work with clients, patrons, or fans over the last six months? This Leo Season, the Sun reminds you that your creativity is about authentic self-expression and that this radical shift in financial goals requires a commitment to your creative work.
Taurus is your 1st House of self.
Leo is your 4th House of home, parents, and ancestry.
Aquarius rules your 10th House of career and public life.
Uranus is shaking up your very identity. Who you were 3.5 years ago seems so distant and different now. You’ve felt the shifts coming on for a while and now you’re getting clarity about what old ways have to be abandoned to make way for the new person you’re becoming. This transformation of self is especially being manifested in your career and public life. Saturn is challenging you to materialize and operationalize your new sense of self in your career or public persona. How is this full moon in your House of career highlighting the work you’ve put in to increase the discipline, systems, or commitment you’ve made in this area of life? This Leo Season, you’re seeing how these changes of identity and career are reshaping your home life and relationship to family. How does shining more authentically in this home space support your transformation of self and the new approach to your career and public life?
Taurus is your 12th House of unconscious programming and patterns, hidden or secret projects, and spiritual connection to Divine Oneness.
Leo is your 3rd House of communications, local community, and siblings.
Aquarius is your 9th House of philosophy, higher education (teaching or learning), religion, long-distance travel, and publishing.
Uranus in Taurus is revolutionizing your hidden life⸺perhaps projects you’re working on in secret, or some deep psychological work of unpacking unconscious material, or a radical new connection to Spirit or the collective unconscious. This private, inner work is challenging your belief systems and Saturn challenges you to do your homework, dig into related research and wisdom traditions, and develop a clear philosophy. You are learning what makes you tick, the underlying scripts society runs on, and what makes the universe turn. This Full Moon and Leo Season are asking you to clarify what you’ve learned and share it.
Taurus is your 11th House of communities, patrons, clients, and friend groups.
Leo is your 2nd House of personal assets, resources, and money.
Aquarius is your 8th House of shared resources/money, loans/taxes, collaborations; but also mental health, endings, death, and transformations.
Uranus in Taurus has been making seismic shifts in your friend groups and communities. How you cultivate relationships with the clients and patrons that support your creative work is being revolutionized. Saturn in Aquarius is challenging you to clearly define the boundaries of your relationships in terms of the assets and resources you share. Personally, this might look like getting clear about the time and emotional work you put into friendships or communities. Professionally, it might look like revisiting and solidifying how much you charge for your work and client payment schedules. Leo Season has highlighted for you how critical you are to how you make money. Shining your authentic light is the skill with which you accrue assets. How is this Full Moon highlighting all the work you’ve done on these themes over the last six months?
Taurus is your 10th House of career and public life.
Leo is your 1st House of self.
Aquarius rules your 7th House of marriage and committed partnerships, including business partnerships and committed one-to-one relationships.
Uranus in Taurus is revolutionizing your career and public life. Saturn in Aquarius challenges you to get clear about what business and committed partnerships will support this revolutionary shift and the systems and contracts necessary to manage those relationships. Leo Season reminds you that this new career trajectory requires you to show up authentically, to be clear to yourself and the world who you really are, courageously. How is this Full Moon highlighting how existing and new relationships⸺and the work you’ve done to cultivate them⸺are supporting this radical professional change?
Taurus is your 9th House of philosophy, higher education (teaching or learning), religion, long-distance travel, and publishing.
Leo is your 12th House of unconscious programming and patterns, hidden or secret projects, and spiritual connection to Divine Oneness.
Aquarius rules your 6th House of daily work, employers/employees, daily schedules, tasks, and habits; also personal health.
Uranus is revolutionizing your philosophy, faith, and worldview. Over the last 3.5 years, you’ve followed (or perhaps been dragged down) new avenues of thought and come to experience new perspectives. Saturn challenges you to live out these new perspectives in your day-to-day life. You’re not the same person, you can’t act the same way, pretend to care about the same things that you once did. Leo Season reminds you that some of the most potent, valuable seeking we can do is inward, into our own unconscious. When we connect in with the thoughts and patterns that unconsciously run our lives, we can choose a more compassionate, intentional approach to our life and how we interact with the world. This intellectual and spiritual work may also have a direct link to healing physical ailments linked to energetic or traumatic wounds. This work of healing is essential for your well-being, but certainly also your creative work. Healing our bodies and minds opens up the space and energy necessary to hear the Muse and serve as a conduit to the creative energy we’re here to channel.
Taurus is your 8th House of shared resources/money, loans/taxes, collaborations; but also mental health, endings, death, and transformations.
Leo is your 11th House of communities, patrons, clients, and friend groups.
Aquarius rules your 5th House of creative projects and children.
Uranus transiting your 8th House could show up in a mundane sense of revolutionizing how you share assets and resources with others, how you are managing your debt, or how you manage money with your romantic or business partners. It could also speak to an esoteric transformation in your life, where you feel like a part of your life or livelihood is dying and something new is being born. This sense of revolution and transformation is being grounded into the practical and material work of your creative projects Saturn is challenging you to define the structures and containers for your creative work to be shared with the world. Where does your creative work live? How do people find it? How do you make it? What is the checklist that’s going to get your creative work from an idea in your head to a living thing out in the world? Leo Season encourages you to share all the hard work you’ve been toiling away at for the last six months with your audience. Shine your warm, authentic self courageously to call in the clients and patrons that will support this new chapter in your life.
Taurus is your 7th House of marriage and committed partnerships, including business partnerships and committed one-to-one relationships.
Leo is your 10th House of career and public life.
Aquarius rules your 4th House of home (physical home or the idea of home/origin), parents, ancestors and lineage.
Uranus is revolutionizing your committed partnerships (marriage, business, and committed one-to-one relationships). This could be about radical beginnings and endings, and certainly a revisioning of what you are looking for in partnership. Saturn in Aquarius has been drawing your attention to how these new or changing partnership dynamics are affecting your home life and perhaps even where you physically live. Saturn challenges you to build the home and structured home life that support the changing relationships landscape in your life. Leo Season reminds us that our career and public life’s success is built on the foundation of a restful, stable home life and is shaped by the relationships that support and inform our work. How is this Full Moon highlighting the changes and growth you experienced in your committed partnerships? How has this Leo Season brought new opportunities and understanding around how relationships are supporting your career aspirations?
Taurus is your 6th House of daily work, employers/employees, daily schedules, tasks, and habits; also personal health.
Leo is your 9th House of philosophy, higher education (teaching or learning), religion, long-distance travel, and publishing.
Aquarius rules your 3rd House of communication, local neighborhood, and siblings.
Uranus is revolutionizing how you live and work day-to-day. However your days have been structured is transitioning to a whole new arrangement. Saturn requires you to get structured, organized, and disciplined, especially when it comes to communication (this could be as fundamental as how you talk with everyone touched by the changes to your schedule or as minute and filing paperwork on time and correctly). It may also be encouraging you to call on your siblings and/or local networks, neighbors, and resources to aid in supporting this new work-life situation. Leo Season reminds you to have faith and optimism in your new endeavors and to root yourself in your core beliefs. Our greatest dreams and aspirations are lived out through our day-to-day work and Uranus is calling you to revolutionize your daily activities in support of your soul purpose.
Taurus is your 5th House of creative projects and children.
Leo is your 8th House of shared resources/money, loans/taxes, collaborations; but also mental health, endings, death, and transformations.
Aquarius rules your 2nd House of personal resources, assets, how you make and manage money.
Uranus in Taurus is revolutionizing your creative projects or your relationship with your children or the children in your life. Perhaps this transit brings new children into your life. Focusing on creative work, Uranus in Taurus calls you to the work that gives you most pleasure, incites the most passion, the work that you get lost in. Saturn in Aquarius is challenging you to get down to brass tax about what resources you need to expend to support your creative work and how your creative work can be an income stream. What systems, structures, and material work must be put into place to monetize this creative work? This isn’t to say all creative work should be monetized, but for you, there is a focus on how your creativity can be harnessed to increase your assets. Leo Season reminds us that none of us are an island. We work, create, and succeed in partnership and must learn to share (and ask for) the assets and resources necessary to bring our plans to fruition. Pragmatically, this can be about getting a loan or about striking a financial arrangement with a business partner. In a broader sense, this astrology is asking you to get clear on the money, time, and energy that you expend on your creative projects and that you can receive from your creative work, and how structure and discipline in your finances can make your creative dreams a reality.
Taurus is your 4th House of home (physical home or the idea of home/origin), parents, ancestors and lineage.
Leo is your 7th House of marriage and committed partnerships, including business partnerships and committed one-to-one relationships.
Aquarius rules your 1st House of Identity, self, and physical body.
Uranus in Taurus is evoking radical change in your home, family, parents, or ancestry. Perhaps it is a physical change, like moving or remodeling. Perhaps the change is the makeup of the family or home constituents, like getting married, having kids, or getting a housemate. Perhaps your relationship with your parents or lineage is being revolutionized. However this is showing up for you, Saturn requires that you get really clear on who you are. How is this change in home life changing you? How is it an expression of your true self, or the self you’re striving to become? Leo Season adds to this self-home discussion the consideration of how you are in committed partnerships (marriage, business, committed one-to-one relationships). What boundaries are necessary for you in committed partnership to keep you from losing or abandoning yourself? How do you communicate about boundaries and expectations with your partners? How do you hear and honor your partner? How do you take responsibility for your part in partnerships?
Taurus is your 3rd House of communications, local community, and siblings.
Leo is your 6th House of daily work, employers/employees, daily schedules, tasks, and habits; also personal health.
Aquarius rules your 12th House of unconscious programming and patterns, hidden or secret projects, and spiritual connection to Divine Oneness.
Uranus in Taurus is revolutionizing what and how you communicate. Saturn in Aquarius has been challenging you to support this radical shift by unpacking your own unconscious material or connecting in with divine wisdom. What revelations about yourself or the nature of reality have you witnessed in your own psychological self-work? What whispers have you heard from the Muse? How have you structured your connection with these unseen realms? What wisdom do you wish to communicate and through what medium? Leo Season reminds you that all great work is completed one day and one task at a time. How do your daily habits and work need to be refined in support of what you have to communicate?