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Our Aquarius Full Moon Ritual IS All Rainbows and Unicorns

Come together! The full moon in delightfully quirky Aquarius helps us find the rainbow connection this Thursday, August 15 (at 8:29 AM EDT).

A moon in the zodiac’s sign of quirky individuality and friendship is a great time to gather your motley crew for a summer soiree and let imaginations run free.

Ritual: Rainbows & Unicorns Picnic

This moon is a perfect time to let your freak flag fly and your alter-ego out to play. Make it a rainbow connection! Aquarius honors the world’s most colorful characters, not to mention the bright hues of the actual spectrum. Forget about your summer whites or LBDs and reach for reds, purples, oranges and neon greens.

And don’t go it alone! Host a Rainbows & Unicorns Picnic to share the love.

Aquarius loves to commune, and this lunation celebrates the spirit of social experimentation. Invite everyone in your circle from your Afropunk bohemian GF to the buttoned up babe who works in corporate sales. You’ll be surprised to see who clicks. If you live in a warm climate, make it a picnic in the park or a barbecue. You might even bask in the light of the Aquarius full moon after dusk.


Participation and collaboration are Aquarius keywords. This should be a potluck so that everyone can help create the spirit of the gathering. Go full-on with the Rainbows & Unicorns theme. Spread out a multi-colored blanket. Have friends dress in ROYGBIV-colored clothes or, hey, costume-up as unicorns. (One of our Aquarius friends actually owns a head-to-toe unicorn suit—a zip-up onesie with a horned hood.) You could give unicorn horns as party favors.

Have your edibles be rainbow-colored or fantasy-themed, too. Think: cotton candy, a full-spectrum assortment of crudité, ice cream cones with rainbow sprinkles. This is why Pinterest exists!

Keep your guest list wide open and encourage friends to invite a plus-one (or two!) Don’t be surprised if strangers stroll up, curious about your fete. Tell them to pull up a picnic blanket. The more is always the merrier during an Aquarius full moon! This lunar lift could even bring the bonus surprise of new long-lasting friendships.

Other ideas:

  • Invite friends to watch a documentary together, then, have a salon-style discussion.
  • Clean up your social media profiles: delete posts and photos that don’t represent your current values or beliefs.
  • Conserve energy and “green” your home (Aquarius rules electricity). Some ideas: switch to LED bulbs, ask your electricity provider about green power, explore solar chargers for your small devices. Only use the air conditioner when it’s blazing hot outside.
  • Attend a group meditation or a yoga class to awaken your higher mind (Aquarius is associated with the third eye chakra).

Photo credit: Stocksy

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