Written by Jamie Partridge
The Aquarius full moon on Friday, July 23, 2021, makes a tense quincunx aspect to Venus. So the spiritual meaning of full moon July 2021 astrology relates to relationship irritants and karmic imbalances involving love and affection.
An aspect pattern linked to the July 2021 full moon creates a lot of activity and makes you want to achieve something and reach your goals. But it also creates irritability and inner tension that can make it very difficult to relax.
Full Moon July 2021 Astrology
The July 23 full moon at 01°26′ Aquarius links to Venus opposite Jupiter to create the long rectangular aspect pattern shown below. A major effect of this configuration is irritation. And that is also what comes from the fixed stars closest to the full moon in the constellation Sagitta the Arrow.
Full Moon Meaning
Sun opposite Moon brings your home, family, and intimate relationships into sharper focus for the following two weeks of this moon phase. Opposing forces such as work versus home, or what you need versus what you want, create inner tension and external pressures. This can lead to conflict and crises that drain your energy.
The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a full moon. So use your increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any relationship challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for an impartial and balanced look at your personal relationships. You will clearly see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony.
Full Moon Aspect
Moon quincunx Venus increases your need for love and affection but also increases tension between you and a loved one. Relationship tension and rises because of an imbalance involving emotional support and love. You may find some behavior or attitude annoying and irritating. Or you may experience an internal imbalance involving self-love and how you feel about yourself.
Whatever the issue, it may become a recurring problem with a continual build-up then release of tension. These karmic imbalances involving love and emotion are probably related to your family, most likely your mother. Addressing unresolved issues from this relationship could be the key to resolving other challenging imbalances in your life.
Sun quincunx Jupiter creates tension in relation to personal success in life. Pushing hard is a way to relieve the tension and this can make you appear lucky. However, by putting so much of yourself, your identity on the line, excessiveness can cause problems like greed, guilt, or addiction. You may also feel like there has to always be something more to life.
Venus opposite Jupiter is good for socializing, loving, and relaxing. But a tendency toward laziness and carelessness make this a more challenging time for working. If dating, avoid lowering your standards to find satisfaction. Extra precautions are advised. Overindulging and going to excess also needs to be watched with your behavior, finances, food, drink, and drugs.
Full Moon Aspect Pattern
The rectangular aspect pattern shown in the full moon July 2021 astrology chart is called an Irritation Rectangle.  The red oppositions create a lot of activity. They make you want to achieve something and reach goals. Sun opposite Moon sees the activity centered on intimate relationships and balancing polarities. Venus opposite Jupiter exaggerates the differences between partners. The gap between the two possibilities becomes more extreme and dramatically increases the tension.
The outer green aspects absorb the constant inner tension but rest and relaxation are almost impossible. The high energy never stops and is constantly recharging. You will be thinking up new possibilities. Feeling “on-call” all the time can make you very nervous. A permanent state of tension is like always being “on the go”.
The flexible green outer gives the whole structure great stability but also creates a big target. You may be overly defensive about verbal attacks. Difficulty communicating will appear as uncertainty and insecurity. You may feel a compulsion to learn in order to alleviate the inner tension. But avoid a tendency to force-feed others with your newly gained knowledge.
The Fixed Stars
Full Moon July 2021 is in the Sign of Aquarius. But as the star map below shows, it is actually located between the Constellations of Sagittarius and Capricornus. This discrepancy is due to the precession of the equinoxes. It has moved the Sun Signs almost a whole Sign out of alignment with the Constellations from which they were named over 2000 years ago.
The July 23 full moon aligns with stars in the northern constellations of Sagitta the Arrow, Cygnus the Swan, and Aquila the Eagle:
- 01♒14 – γ Aquilae, Tarazed
- 01♒22 – α Sagittae, Sham
- 01♒26 – Full Moon July 2021
- 01♒30 – β Sagittae
- 01♒33 – β1 Cygni, Albireo
- 02♒04 – α Aquilae, Altair
Constellation Sagitta the Arrow is said to give a keen mind with the ability for abstract thought and teaching or writing, irritability, jealousy, and danger of hostility and bodily harm. 
Constellation Cygnus the Swan gives a contemplative, dreamy, cultured, and adaptable nature. The affections are ill-regulated and unsteady, the talents develop late. There is some love of water and swimming and the arts.  In classical times it was a dreaded constellation hostile to all things in the air. 
Fixed star Albireo gives a handsome appearance, neatness, a lovable disposition, and beneficence in despair. 
Constellation Aquila the Eagle is said to give great imagination, strong passions, indomitable will, a dominating character, influence over others, clairvoyance, a keen penetrating mind, and the ability for chemical research.  The Eagle portends changes in the weather.  In mundane astrology, Aquila rules the U.S.A., space exploration, bombs, and missiles.
Fixed star Altair confers a bold, confident, valiant, unyielding, ambitious, and liberal nature, great and sudden but ephemeral wealth, and a position of command, makes its natives guilty of bloodshed and gives danger from reptiles.  Altair bestows hardiness, courage, and generosity. It is good for the advancement of lawyers and military men. 
Moon conjunct Altair: Interest in a strange or ancient discovery, disappointment, and loss over property and gain, some profit and preferment, friends become enemies, trouble through companies or public affairs, difficulties through or misfortune to children. 
Full Moon July 2021 Summary
The major theme of the July 23 full moon aspect pattern is the irritation caused by trying to balance polarities in your life. This irritation applies mainly to intimate relationships, self-worth, and finances because of the involvement of Venus. Jupiter creates issues involving greed and excess. The major fixed star influence from Altair brings confidence, ambition, and bravado.
So moderation and self-control are the keys to reducing irritability and finding the right balance in your love life and with your finances. Focus your energy on fewer, rather than too many goals. Avoid greed and overestimating your abilities or resources. And try not to let your partners’ irritating habits sabotage a good relationship.
The influence of the July 23 full moon combines with that of the July 9 new moon. That new moon brought positive change, freedom, excitement, and higher self-awareness associated with partnership and compromise. The effects of the July 23 full moon lasts for two weeks up to the August 8 new moon.
If the full moon July 2021 astrology directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about it in your monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart see full moon transits.
- Previous Moon Phase: New Moon July 9, 2021
- Next Moon Phase: New Moon August 8, 2021
- 2021 Moon Phases Calendar
Full Moon July 2021 Times and Dates
- Los Angeles – July 23, 7:36 pm
- New York – July 23, 10:36 pm
- London – July 24, 3:36 am
- Delhi – July 24, 8:06 am
- Sydney – July 24, 12:36 pm
- Aspect Pattern Astrology, Bruno and Louise Huber, 2005, p.179.
- Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.29, 42, 59, 118, 135.
- Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.8, 27.
- Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.73.
My name is Jamie Partridge and I live on the coast of NSW Australia with three amazing kids. I’ve had an interesting life so far, with varied occupations ranging from nursing assistant to farm hand.
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