Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius!

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.

 

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Sun in Leo

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When a planet is in the element that it rules that energy is more likely fulfill its role. That is the case with Sun in Leo.

The expression of this sunlight through Leo is fixed fired.  Leo is determined, consistent, proud and active – when a Leo sets their heart on a goal – they will be very consistent and determined to complete that goal.   This can be good and not so good – when someone is fixed on something they can hold on for far too long past the expiration date and burn themselves out.

If there is not enough activity to hold their attention they could get bored – and move on to something else to fix their attention on.

So, a Leo would best be suited to a goal that has some creativity to it – that has something that can really hold their attention in which they can shine and go after it.  This is the projective quality of the masculine fire – the energy will be expressed outwardly – just like the Sun itself.

Now, when you look at all the other planets, you will see that they all have a duality to them – a masculine and feminine quality.   The Sun (and the Moon) are not dual in its intrinsic nature – The Sun is always masculine and therefore projective and the Moon is always feminine and therefore reflective—it’s a beautiful dance between the natural expression of the Sun and the Moon.

All the planets bow to the Sun – this is why the Sun represents royalty.  There is a noble quality to the Sun in Leo.

During the summer months, the Sun is shining its brightest.  The sun is seen by all and there is this playful and lazy quality we express during the summer months.  We lay out in the sun, we go to the beach or the pool or run through the sprinklers – and when we are young – we love staying up late because we don’t have to get up early in the morning.

Just like Aries, Leo wants the freedom to express oneself – and to form their own opinions and be independent.  They are accused of being selfish and egotistical.  The Sun isn’t ego – Mars is ego; the Sun is the soul –

The difference between Aries and Leo is that Leo wants to belong more – they want to maintain their individual status and yet they want to belong —  so you might see a Leo showing off something of importance – to belong.  They might try to steal the show – not because they want to steal your light – because they are leaders and want to step in to show you how it’s done.

Leo wants more commitment and not lose their royal status, so to speak.

The lesson for Leo is to learn to let others shine their light.  Um, that’s what we’re here to do and Leo might forget that part – not on purpose – they’re just busy shining on – with extreme glory.  This can create jealousy – right Scorpio?

Encourage people to shine their light – no one needs to be center stage all the time.  That only leads to burn out and possible isolation.

What happens when the Sun shines too brightly?  It blinds us –

Leos don’t always need to lead other people – as much as they need to lead themselves.  They are here to be courageous and confident and to fulfill their purpose in this life – in a way that honors their own light and other’s light.  It, then, becomes a win-win situation.

Sun in Leo is “I Will”  — and no doubt, you will.

Thanks for reading!

What is your experience with Sun in Leo?  Do you know someone with a Sun in Leo?  What have you seen or learned about Leo Sun?

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