This is a rather intense full moon, (some of you have been feeling it for days already), that creates a window to speak your truth, embrace your personal power, and step up to a new level of integrity, maturity and confidence. It is a perfect time for a bid for Power. What do you really and truly want that you either feel you don’t deserve, you don’t have the skills or time to create, or you simply don’t believe it could happen? Face your doubts, fears and anxieties, and ask for help and support for your bigger dreams.
This is a great time for transformation, expansion and clearing of some very deep old emotional insecurities and wounding. It is a good sign if you feel slightly unbalanced, emotional and vulnerable. Great healing is possible and forgiveness is a key.
It is a good time also to revisit the details of your physical environment and to put some energy into what will support you better. Take a look with fresh eyes at what you have been putting up with and make some decisions to improve your surroundings. Be proactive with this time and beware of falling into judgment, negativity, lethargy and despair. If it happens, focus on something that inspires you, that makes you happy and feel good.
Aquarius Full Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse
Moon in Aquarius ~ Sun in Leo 4º
Friday, July 27 2:20 PM Mountain Daylight Time
(July 27, 2018 8:20 PM Greenwich Mean Time)
Sun moves into warm-hearted, fire sign Leo on July 22. The week of the lunar eclipse will be active, and possibly chaotic with Mercury moving retrograde 7/25, and perhaps tense, as the Sun opposes Mars just prior to the eclipse and then the Moon conjuncts Mars. We may lose our bearings and slip into retrograde motion ourselves, losing our forward momentum. So much retrograde (seven planets and asteroids) is intended to disrupt our forward movement as usual and help to shift our perspective to a more receptive, inward place just in time for a major lunar eclipsing.
Visible throughout most of the world except North and Central America and centered in Africa, India and the Middle East, this total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius is a powerhouse. The eclipse is of very long duration (longest in this century). We will watch the brilliant light of the Full Moon slowly move through all the phases of the Moon as it darkens and then returns to its Full Moon brightness over the course of six hours. The Full Moon takes place tightly aligned with the South Node 5º, Moon 4º, and Mars Rx and out of bounds at 3º Aquarius.
Even if we cannot see the eclipse in North America where it will be daytime, our ceremonies and meditations will be infused with its energy. Imagine pulling the eclipse energy through the Earth and into your prayers. We in North America will hold the solar/Sun pole aligned with the North Node, the edgy point of growth. The exact time is listed above. With the North Node and the Sun, we can radiate healing energy and the energy of peace to that part of the world experiencing the darkening of the lunar light at eclipse. The portal opens. With the Full Moon in Aquarius, we can envision our dream for the well being of all humanity, we can love our sacred planet through the fiery heart of the Leo Sun, we can look beyond the dark, shadowy current times of the Kali Yuga to a time of cohesion and rebirth, and we can invite in the positive pole of the masculine awakened by Mars’ journey out of bounds of the structure of the solar system. Here is the portal for gestation of creative births to come, awakening hearts, and powerful personal expression.
Uranus in Taurus closely squares the eclipse axis of Leo Sun (with North Node) and Aquarius Moon (with Mars and South Node). This is a dance of power signs ~ Taurus, Leo, Aquarius. Any chaos, shattering of long-term relationship or sudden, unexpected turns in new directions or irrational moves out of nowhere are invited in by Uranus’ challenging square. Our values and self worth may be shifting from what we have acquired to what we give to and share with others. Uranus rules this Aquarian Moon. Revolution is afoot. Corruption, exploitation and taking advantage of the powerless is not easily tolerated by Uranus/Aquarius.
Saturn continues to square Chiron as during New Moon. Continued deep healing. You know your issues. Discipline is called for in thought, word and deed just like the scouts said. We want to respond in new ways to our challenges so we can break through our resistance to change and to releasing old patterns. Chiron in Aries also now trines the magnificent Sun in Leo. The fire signs can clear, strengthen and fortify our identity, will and purpose for how we want to manifest our future most exalted self.
The Grand Trines of New Moon have dissipated, but support comes from Venus trining Pluto exactly (19º Virgo-Capricorn). Pleasure and joy come from transforming our lives, homes, and building our deeper long-range vision for the future. What’s tangible and practical will be most attractive and magnetic.
The following times are in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)
- 08/11 Leo New Moon/Partial Solar Eclipse 19º
- 08/18 Mercury goes direct 11º Leo until 11/16
- 08/22 Sun enters Virgo at 10:08 PM MDT
- 08/26 Pisces Full Moon 3º 5:57 AM MDT
- 08/27 Mars goes direct 28º Capricorn until 9/2020