Aquarius / Leo Full Moon – Total Lunar Eclipse – July 27, 2018
Tonight’s Full Moon forms at 04 degrees, 44 minutes Aquarius at 1:20 pm PDT and at 8:20 pm GMT. This will be the longest Total Lunar eclipse of the 21st Century taking an approximate 4 hours to complete. The period of totality will occur slowly over about 1.5 hours. Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India will be able to see the eclipse clearly, barring any cloud cover. North America will miss the eclipse entirely and the rest of Asia and the Southern Hemisphere will not see the entire event.
Earlier this year, from January 1 – March 8, we experienced a time when all the planets were in direct motion. That was pretty exhilarating! But that’s not what’s going on now! Currently we have six planets (plus the nodes) retrograde and are ready to add a seventh (Uranus) on August 6. Mars RX in Aquarius opposes the Sun and retrograde N Node in Leo, as it conjuncts the retrograde S Node and squares Uranus in Taurus, creating a tense T Square that requires reconciliation. The Nodes and eclipses run in 19 year cycles. This cycle harkens back to July 28, 1999 when a lunar eclipse occurred at very nearly the same degrees of Aquarius/Leo. Look back to 1999. Look back to the beginning of this year. Look back to 2012. Look back to that lifetime you had in the 15th century. And the one you enjoyed in 200 BC.
We are in a time of rapidly shifting realities. This is a major point of reckoning. Tonight Earth moves between the Sun and the Moon as she separates the worlds into darkness and light. This is her action. Earth is not being acted upon – she is initiating this encounter. She is calling forth new energies and agendas that are for her benefit and for ours. We too are creatures of the earth as are the sparrows and raccoons, the cows in the field placidly munching grass, the whales and dolphins who navigate the seas, and the lions prowling the savannahs. Earth/Gaia demands that we look back at our history, claim our karma and our past lives rectify our trajectory. To this purpose, she gives us the privacy and sanctity of darkness.
The emphasis is on the Fixed signs tonight. Sun in Leo is YOU – yourself, your energy, your emanation, your life force. Uranus in Taurus is YOUR VALUES – What do you value? What do you stand for? What will you cherish and defend? Mars in Aquarius is YOUR COMMUNITY – How do you participate? How will you extend and expand that circle and society of beings to which you belong? How will you interact? Jupiter in Scorpio is YOUR DARKNESS, FEARS, DEATH, AND REBIRTH – Are you willing to confront your fears, excesses, patterns, and habits in order to “die” to an old way of being? Can you transform? Can you rebirth yourself? Can you find the courage to truly acknowledge ALL of those pasts?
Can you begin again? What? You don’t think you can do that? Think again. And while you’re at it check out how you actually feel about that. Because if you can’t feel it – it won’t matter how much you think about it – it simply won’t happen.
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the Earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said let there be light. And there was light. “
Begin again. Use this Solar period of Leo to reinitiate yourself into the uses of divine light. Use the power of our central Sun to clarify and heal. Use it to see clearly, to illuminated truth and lies. Use it to spotlight what it is that you really desire. Use it to purify and to burn through what is no longer useful. Use it to burn through anxiety and unknowing and into truth and presence. Face the truth of what is dying and what and who is being born. What aspects of you will go forward from this place in time? Which aspects will be tenderly acknowledged, grieved, and cremated?
This eclipse sets the tone and energy for the next 6 months. Remember that!
We are leaving the Piscean age. We are moving into a time of greater cooperation and larger community. This will not come into being without a struggle. Old habits die hard. And the old guard will not relinquish power easily. Don’t play their game. Don’t give them your energy by trying to track their agenda and movements. Walk your own path with the people and souls you love and respect. Together we will find the way. That’s the way to freedom. No one gets left behind. We go together.