Aquarius Full Moon Eclipse, 8-7-2017

Aquarius Full Moon

Eclipse season is here! The Aquarius full moon ushers in the lunar eclipse at 15 degrees of Aquarius, with the sun opposing at 15 degrees of Leo.

Unlike previous new and full moons this 2017, this lunar eclipse promises to be a little less ‘exciting’ than in the past — unlike the Cancer new moon we experienced, which I know saw a lot of people’s home lives shifting. Anything we have full and new moons in cardinal signs, our lives are often shaken up. This time, we have dreamy, detached, and rebellious Aquarius calling the shots, affecting our private, emotional lives. Behind the scenes we can indulge in our trickster selves, inviting in the unexpected; yet, where the sun, our public face and our ego-self resides, we have a interesting conjunction with Mars.

With the sun at 15 degrees Leo, Mars loosely conjuncts at 11 degrees Leo. Imagine a king conferring with his general. While your emotional self may be indulging in cutting loose, in the forefront of your life, you might have to be making plans and strategizing, putting your best foot forward with the intensity and verve that Mars’ energy is renowned for. Go on the offensive. Stake your claim, mark your territory, take what is yours, be a strong ruler in your life. With the lunar eclipse in Aquarius, it may be that our private lives are experiencing an ending, and with Aquarius ruling the 11th house of acquaintances and friendships, dreams, goals, aspirations, perhaps we are letting go of a choice that didn’t work out for us, a friend who didn’t meet our expectations. We will need to borrow the solar energy of Leo to sally forth and blaze new trails, and Aquarius will love to break through any constraint put upon us by those old, outworn aspirations or friends who, it turned out, were only holding us back from our potential. Time to assume your power.

As if that weren’t enough of a momentum, consider supportive trines from the North Node at 24 degrees of Leo, to Uranus at 28 Aries in retrograde, and Saturn at 21 degrees Sagittarius also retrograde. The solar power of our kingly/queenly self is calling for us to lead through an ending. You’ve got the power to leap into a new beginning with Mars at your side and the fates themselves, the karmic North Node, beckoning you through. That’s not to say it will be easy, as the North Node doesn’t traffic in easy — but take advantage of the swift fast moving energy of the trines to break on through to the other side of whatever might be temporarily holding you back. It might even be a holdover from Saturn’s current transit through Sagittarius, as he will be going direct soon and whatever might be left undone is begging for completion under the last stages of his retrograde.

Jupiter at 17 degrees Libra also trines the Moon at 15 degrees of Aquarius. This emphasizes relationships and balance, and so friends may again be implicated through this contact with the cardinal sign of Libra. Jupiter’s expansive power through the trine will help quicken this ending that the lunar eclipse will bring to a close.

Mercury at 10 degrees Virgo opposes Neptune at 13 degrees Pisces, retrograde; Mercury is also preparing for his retrograde in the next few weeks. Keep up with your to-do lists as Neptune is going to pull us into his dreamy, escapist sphere, or else find a way to use that Neptune dissolution to dissolve something that has not been working for. Communications may have a fine layer of fraud or deception not readily apparent, and it will only increase as Mercury moves slower and slower in preparation for its retrograde. Sit down with some good Neptunian music and don’t make any promises, for you might find yourself unable to keep them.

Lastly, but significantly, there is a square from Pluto at 17 degrees of Capricorn, Saturn’s house by rulership, to Jupiter in Libra at 17 degrees. These are both cardinal signs, so the clash of energy promises to be felt in those arenas that affect our lives the most, in career and relationships. There may be an inequity, something out of balance, a desire for control between to factions, forces, or people, and Pluto will not be satisfied with Jupiter’s happy-go-lucky, dancing around the issue. It is not a time to be frivolous in intimate relationships or at work. Be respectful of everyone’s dignity and balance of power, even if you think the person you’re dealing with doesn’t deserve it or has done you wrong. Succumb to Pluto’s desire for control and cold-hearted dismissal and you might make an enemy who will turn around to bite you later.


A compilation of the full and new moons of 2018 will be available in late 2017, called Lunations, 2018, which will be made available as an ebook from Amazon.

 

Aquarius New Moon, 1-27-2017 – Impressions

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Impressions of the Aquarius New Moon, 1-27-2017

Jupiter in Libra expands our relationships in both breadth and depth. Those born with Pluto in Libra will feel the aggravating effect of expansive Jupiter as he touches on Pluto’s decades old shadow set during the late ’70’s and early ’80’s, all grown up now in this divisive era where equality (Libra) and power (Pluto) in relationships between people and between governments is more meaningful than ever. Both of these planets will be “owned” by Venus, since Libra is Venus’s home by rulership, and Venus in Pisces stands but a short 5 degrees from Mars. Mars cuts a path to Uranus in Aries, laying down his jacket in the mud so Venus can walk across it unsoiled. He waxes strong in his approach to Aries, where is energy is turbo charged.

Uranus in Aries forms an opposition to Jupiter in Libra, also agitating the Pluto in Libra generation, pushing and pulling them between their community ties (Libra) and the needs of the individual (Aries).

Moon and Sun conjunct in Aquarius, Uranus’s home sign, also adds to this revolutionary atmosphere — hearts and minds are bent on setting us free from limitations, our own ego and emotions. However, Pluto and Mercury conjunct in Capricorn, where Saturn constrains Pluto and Mercury, set off a square between Uranus and Jupiter. What is spoken may hide secrets and information not fully revealed in the halls of power. People will be silenced or punished for what is said, or what is said may set off greater consequences cascading from here on in. (Recent accounts formed on Twitter by government agencies after the Trump ban come to mind as a perfect example of this square.)

A further square with Saturn to Venus and Mars oversees this, demanding rules but Saturn, you see, is undermined in Sagittarius since this is Jupiter’s home sign. Thus, Saturn is forced to overcome his own restraint and wants eagerly to join the party. He cannot help but be tempted by Jupiter’s lovely Libran/Venus born energy as he forms a sextile, diluting the square he forms to Venus and Mars, which is already interrupted by the Sun and Moon conjunct in between, while in rebellious Aquarius. Good luck, Saturn, on keeping your stern demeanor and your control! But then, when Saturn does choose to cut loose, he can throw a helluva party (Saturnalia.) Authority figures may well be asking themselves this very question — is it time to hold fast to the law, or time to throw off the restraints and build anew? You may find the rebellious new moon wants you to build anew.