The Aquarius Full Moon is on Wednesday, August 1st at 11:27 pm est, this year (2012). It's also Lunar Lammas -- the Full Moon mid-way point between Summer Solstice and Fall Equinox.
Lammastide for those living in the rhythm of the seasons, is a celebration of the First Harvest. We celebrate reaping what we've sown, with friends, neighbors, kindred spirits and all of nature around us.
Read more notes on the energies of the 2012 Aquarius Full Moon.
Other names for the August Full Moon: Wyrt, Wort, Barley, Corn, Grain. The themes for this Moon among native American traditions are fishing and grain-inspired. Wyrt is an Old English name for Wort, and both refer to healing herbs. It's a peak time to gather native plants with healing properties, and dry and store them. It's also known as the Full Sturgeon Moon, since it's traditionally a time of abundant catches of large fish, especially in the Great Lakes region.
When the Moon is full in Aquarius, the Sun is in the opposite sign of Leo.
It's a time for breaking through to revolutionary frames-of-perception, and establishing them as the new order. Aquarius is ruled by both the rule-breaker Uranus and the stabilizer Saturn.
Full Moon in Aquarius: the upstart impulse that demands freedom as our birthright; sudden changes in frequency; illuminated grids; alliances beyond labels (class, race, ideology); the passion of visionary ideas; surprise breakthroughs; seeing how you fit into the whole; other worldly knowledge.
This Full Moon illuminates: supportive networks, flashes of genius, kindred spirits, human potential for evolution, innovative use of technology, relations with friends, quantum leaps in spiritual growth, sudden events or realizations that alter your life course, your place in the social web.
It's a Good Time to Focus on: hitching your dreams in a way that contributes to the human story; finding the universal in the personal; experimenting with healing currents (acupuncture, reiki, group ritual), gathering with kindred spirits, experiencing strength in numbers (when trying to create change), cultivating a cutting edge idea, expressing your eccentricities, being true to yourself, act on behalf of human freedom.