August's full moon in Aquarius asks you for radical change

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The next Full Moon is on 12th August, and this time it's in Aquarius. Full moons present more opportunity for reflection than action; they bring an insightful, illuminating, contemplative energy to our world and make us pause to think about things we haven’t yet fully clarified or expressed. They bring ~stuff~ to the surface.

Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet of innovation, radical change, unexpected events, and progress. This is a time to think big, to look at the wider picture, to take a global position and look at yourself and your life in this perspective. What are you contributing to this world? What is your legacy? How do you make your corner of Earth a better place? What skills or strengths do you possess that you could share more? In short, how can you change into being a more giving or useful, person. And, in Uranus style, think out of the box in terms of what action you could take. This is a revolution, not an evolution. Aim to have made a difference before the next New Moon (27th August).

Ready to discover how you make a difference to the world this Full Moon? Let the tarot give you a clue…

ARIES - The Sun

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You possess natural warmth and positivity - your power is in your presence, and you could be such a great coach, mentor, or buddy to people in your community who need a positive spirit close by. Look at local organisations who need good people to accompany the vulnerable, to introduce those to the community who are new to the UK, the elderly, or lonely. Whether it’s visiting, volunteering, playing sports, offering help, or providing actual mentorship - you have more strength and vitality to give than many. The Sun asks you to shine your light where there is darkness.

TAURUS - Nine of Wands

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You are a natural problem solver. You have a knack for getting to the crux of something, breaking it down, and seeing feasible solutions for each part of the problem. The Nine of Wands shows how you make the impossible look easy. Turn your hand to a problem in your community or city. Zoom in on something others have failed to resolve, and turn your analytical super powers towards it. I think you can solve the unsolvable. We need you!

GEMINI - Page of Wands

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You have a naturally youthful personality and outlook and get on well with children and young people. The Page of Wands asks you to look to the younger people in your life or community who might need your positive, playful, and creative influence. Perhaps there are games or books you could donate someplace, or even volunteering to work with younger adults. Or maybe there are younger members of your own family who could do with a Gemini aunty or uncle to help them through a tough time.

CANCER - Five of Swords

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There’s a stressful conflict brewing in your vicinity that has the potential to cause a lot of damage to the relationships it touches upon. People will take sides, say things they regret, and dig into positions that will be hard to move on from. Cancer, you can see it all unfolding with the spiteful Five of Swords. Step in, mediate, nip this in the bud, help smooth over the ego issues and get people to take ownership for compromise and acceptance and keeping the peace. You can do this.

LEO - Ten of Swords

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Someone you know is in a real pickle and needs to leave something, or someone, behind, but they are really struggling to make that final cut. The Ten of Swords shows it's time, and that you, Leo, can be of assistance here. Offer practical and material help as well as a dose of your never-ending courage and confidence. Help them see hope for the future - that it's not just an ending but a new beginning. Help them feel comforted and calm. Be present. Be strong. Be you.

VIRGO - Nine of Cups

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There are a lot of charities that offer people a ~dream come true~ opportunity, in one guise or another. Some are for children, some for the terminally ill, some are for work or education. The Nine of Cups suggests you can offer something here - maybe your own time, or a service, or a donation, or an opportunity for someone which could translate into their very own wish. Consider how you can make a wish come true in a meaningful way for someone who needs it.

LIBRA - Temperance

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You're striving for moderation, balance, good health, living in harmony and peace with yourself. The Temperance is a powerful force for keeping things in balance and in check, which also appeals to your nature. You uphold fairness, objectivity, and harmony. So, where is this in short supply in your realm? At home, work, with neighbours, friends, family, or the wider community? Where is there inequality, imbalance, or injustice that your voice could bring change for? Seek it out.

SCORPIO - Four of Wands

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You’re powerful, strong, and respected. How can you give others a leg up or a booster on their journey? How can you lend your power to others who need help? How can you make opportunities for those travelling in your wake? The Four of Wands is a call to action to share your success. You are a leader. Part of that requires taking care of those following you and help them to be a leader of the future.

SAGITTARIUS - The Devil

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The Devil’s key theme, in this wider topic of altruism and doing good for others, is addiction and bad habits, plus negative behaviour patterns which cause damage. Heavy stuff, I know. However, you understand hedonism, the need to escape, the thrill-seeking immediate high followed by the consequences later. Can you see someone in trouble right now who could use your support, patient ear, and wise words? Be there for someone who is making unpopular choices. You might make more of a difference than you realise, even if it’s not right now.

CAPRICORN - King of Wands

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Be a leader in a place where there is a lack of direction, excitement, and motivation. Be the driving and consistent force for good, who shows up, invests, spends time and energy getting things moving and helps inspire others to pick up the slack and contribute too. Your sheer hard work can, with the dynamic King of Wands, revitalise a family, workplace or community project or endeavour that has, frankly, fallen to the wayside. Set an example. Go reboot something positive.

AQUARIUS - Queen of Coins

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Make yourself the ~safe space~ in the group you have the strongest presence and are respected within. The Queen of Coins is asking you to step up, take the lead, be the ~strong one~, the rock for others. Something is crumbling, struggling, swirling into chaos, and you can provide the bedrock upon which things can be rebuilt and restructured into a stronger, lasting shape. Go where there is disorder and collapse, and be the ~central pillar~ for people to gather and regroup around. You have the integrity, confidence, and honesty to do this role.

PISCES - Judgment

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Judgment asks you to focus on yourself in this Full Moon in Aquarius phase. The radical change lies at your own front door, and it’s about recognising who you are now vs who you once were, or who others thought you were. You’ve changed. You’re different. Time to acknowledge your own unique-ness, appreciate the singular strengths you alone possess, and adapt your life to prioritise them and allow them to thrive.

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