Aquarius Partial Lunar Eclipse
Monday, August 7, 11:10 a.m. pacific time
“Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.” ~ Gail Sheehy
Lasting 1 hour and 55 minutes in duration, the August 7 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse will be visible in Europe, India, Asia, and Africa.
Lunar Eclipses always occur under a Full Moon about two weeks before or after a Solar Eclipse (New Moon). As you are likely aware, this current Eclipse season (August 2017) is especially important because the August 21 Solar Eclipse will be visible across the U.S. for the first time in 99 years.
Eclipses are potent celestial events because they imbue our psyches with the essence and spirit of “a great mystery.” Humankind has long been captivated by Eclipses and their cosmic potential of revelatory happenings. Therefore, you can expect this month’s Eclipse duo to provide you with an opportunity to uncover areas of your life that were previously hidden and need your attention.
Just as Eclipses create a temporary shadow, you too, may find yourself uncovering previous shadowy emotions (ruled by the Moon), which want to be acknowledged and honored. A Lunar Eclipse will shine a probing light into your psyche and will maintain its influence in your life for as long as it takes for you to resolve any emotional dynamics it may expose. Once these emotional dynamics are revealed, you will want to contemplate what is no longer serving your highest good so you can release what you’ve outgrown.
This current Full Moon Partial Eclipse is occurring in the sign of Aquarius, whereby the Earth will be partially blocking the creative force and light of the Sun — Leo. Aquarius is an air sign and represents the collective or “cosmic” mind; whereas Leo is a fire sign and is associated with individuality and passion. Under this Eclipse you will be encouraged to objectively look at your emotional shadows and release any desires that are associated with your ego, so you can embrace the genuine needs and intentions of your soul — your heart.
Leo encourages creative actualization in all its divine expression and Aquarius yearns for the manifestation of a better world. Both are ultimately seeking a high form of unconditional love for self and other. Under this Lunar Eclipse, these themes will be true for all of us, but especially for those who have Aquarius or Leo planets in their horoscope.
Following are a few questions we can all ponder during this Lunar Eclipse:
- What are your desires at this moment in time?
- Are these desires in alignment with your heart’s longings?
- Do you passionately participate in humanity’s evolution?
- Do you love others and yourself unconditionally?
- Is awareness present in your co-creative actualization with all of life?
- Are you willing to let go of that which is no longer serving your highest good.
If yes, wonderful! If not, this Lunar Eclipse is an opportunity to acknowledge where you may feel disconnected from your heart — your creative light and seat of passion for life. Once acknowledged, set about to release that which you need to let go of so you can move into proper alignment with your innate creative essence — and true authentic self!
“When I look inside and see that I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I look outside and see that I am everything, that is love. And between these two, my life turns.” ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Astrologers have studied Eclipses and their effects since the Babylonian era and have found that they often coincide with earth changes, political upheavals and modern stock market fluctuations. With the advent of external events, eclipses can become powerful indicators of needed change in our personal and collective lives.
The energies of an Eclipse can be felt a few days before and after its occurrence and the ancient sages believed eclipses were a time for meditation and learning; a special time to honor the spiritual aspects of your life. Try to keep your schedule light, remain internally focused, eat only pure foods, and do not consume alcohol. The veil between Earth and the heavens is thinner during an eclipse, allowing you to more easily connect to the eternal universal wisdom that is your divine essence.
Copyright 2017 by Linda Kaye