The full moon on August 20, 2013, falls at 27 degrees Aquarius. A full moon generally makes us more sensitive and emotional. Intimate relationships take on special significance and we become more concerned with home and family. We tend to pay more attention to our subconscious, with our intuition having a greater say in things than the more rational, conscious side of our brain. This August 2013 full moon emphasizes the relationship theme, and in particular, the completion of a karmic cycle and healing of painful shared memories, buried deep within the soul of each individual.
The first clue to this comes from the fixed star closest to the full moon. Gienah is a star in the wing of constellation Cygnus the Swan. It is associated with changeable or erratic feelings about a partner, swinging from love to hate. Cygnus is also associated with the 20th Tarot Trump, Judgement, which relates to the completion of a karmic cycle, the outcome dependent on past actions. Acceptance and forgiveness lead to a positive transformation, with release of emotional pain or guilt. As I delve into the horoscope below, you will see that soul memories exposed by this full moon reach far back in time.
Full Moon August 2013 Astrology
The major background influence in the full moon horoscope below is Jupiter square Uranus, becoming exact only five and a half hours after the full moon. This creates tension and restlessness, a strong urge to break free and find a new direction. Sudden changes in fortune can be very disruptive, but difficult to avoid if you cannot see a happy future with the current situation. This Jupiter amplification of Uranus upsets, finds healing via the positive links to each planet to Chiron. Soul mate wounds can be healed through astrology, Tarot, hands on healing, or guidance from spiritual mentors. This leads to reintegration which alleviates the sudden onset of growing pains.
Next we can follow the positive links from Jupiter, Uranus and Chiron to the South Node. So it is not the just full moon herself jogging the soul memory, but the linking of painful changes to past life encounters between each partner. The South Node is the focal point of a minor grand trine. Jupiter trine Chiron creates hope and spiritual growth through the healing of the soul. This abundance of healing energy is enhanced by the minor grand trine qualities of practical mysticism, intuition and objectivity. This results in the ending of the South Node past life hangover. Relief from the recurring and destructive subconscious karmic patterns, which both partners have been reliving.
Sun conjunct Mercury results in clear insight with direct and objective communications. Sun conjunct Ceres reinforces the Jupiter Uranus theme of sudden changes resulting in a painful growth spurt. The Sun on the fixed star Alphard brings wisdom from the experience, but also suggests a poisoning of the relationship.
The full moon herself is tainted by the bad boy of the Centaurs, asteroid Nessus. Melanie Reinhart links Nessus to the abuse of power and ancestry, “unfathomable ties that bind us to people”, and “times when things really do end, finish and transcend to another level, when release occurs and when the turning point is reached.” Just like the Judgement Tarot, the completion of a karmic cycle and healing of painful shared memories.
This karmic soul mate full moon is linked to the past life South Node hangover by a quintile aspect (72). They both link up to Venus via biquintiles (144 degrees). The resulting aspect pattern, focused on Venus, is termed a Quintile Kite, or Golden Yod. Quintiles are “associated with the use and abuse of power” [Hitler and the Golden Yod]. This Golden Yod represents a major focus, a fated mission, worked on over many lifetimes which is to be completed during this moon phase. The fated destiny of the Venus lovers, is not to erase shared memories by drinking from the river Lethe, but instead, to drink from the river Mnemosyne when the relationship dies.