Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius August 7th @ 2:11 PM EST
First let’s look at the Lunar Eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse happens twice in a year and happens when the Sun, Earth and Moon line up and the Earth casts a shadow on the moon. This is a partial Lunar eclipse meaning that a portion of the Moon will pass through the earth’s shadow.
The Earth is partially blocking the communication of the Sun’s light to the Moon. It’s like a mini black-out in some area of your life and this black-out causes a crisis to occur that ignites change in some area of your life. Full Moon Lunar eclipse more intense than a normal Full Moon and we will be confronted with PURGING that which no longer serves our conscious evolution.
When the full Moon occurs, the Moon and Sun are in opposition to one another. This configuration tells us there is a need to balance the shadow aspect of Aquarius Moon with the light of the Leo Sun. Could this be outlandish and rigid ideas (Aquarius) that keep us from following our heart (Leo) or keep us from opening our hearts? When our mind (Aquarius) rules our emotions (Moon) the path to our heart is blocked.
Aquarius rules groups, the collective, humanity and can be quite detached and rigid in its thinking. Leo rules individual expression, the heart, and our creative process. The North Node remains in Leo so we are headed toward expanding and opening our hearts. The South Node is in Aquarius and we need to let go of this old energy that causes us to detach ourselves from our individual expression. If we want to evolve we need to balance our heart and our head and ask the question: how can I use my individual expression of love to expand and grow the collective or human mind (humanity)?
There are two wonderful aspects in the sky that aid us in opening our hearts and minds to something bigger: Jupiter sextile Sun and Jupiter trine Moon. Humor, good will, and a dose of understanding reduce tension and anxiety and allow for more good-vibe flow.
There will be tension and adjustments added to this opposition by Jupiter square Pluto and Sun quincunx Pluto.
Jupiter square Pluto creates tension between power and success – hunger for power at any cost causes us to abuse our power and manipulate others. This puts into motion negative karmic circumstances – so, please, use your power responsibly. The higher vibe of this configuration is integrity and wisdom.
Sun quincunx Pluto could manifest as an outside threat trigging a personal issue. What do you do when you are threatened or triggered? Do you run and hide? Do you manipulate? Do you fight? Do others try to manipulate you? Will you delude yourself or allow someone else to take a few notches off your self-esteem (Sun quincunx Neptune). The best course of action here is to let go and take the high road (compassion and a healthy dose of humor). Exercise, meditate and get in touch with how you feel – before you explode.
Patience will take us far if we get trapped by these tensions.
We can take advantage of Venus in nurturing Cancer for comfort and well-being. A healthy home-cooked meal, a late night move on Netflix or Amazon Prime, snuggling with your loved ones, having a picnic or family gathering barbecue or a weekend get-away are some examples of Cancer comforts.