The portal to Eclipse season opens with this Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius. Eclipse times of the year opens up a portal that we are carried into. Eclipse season brings fast track change, unexpected surprise, the rupturing of the old, all in service to moving us on track with our own true path.
People will feel Eclipses to varying degrees. For some it will register as a bleep on the radar, for others, it will feel like a system meltdown, high alert alarms screaming. This depends on where the Eclipses fall in your chart, and if they are touching off personal planets and points for you.
Eclipses are directly related to two of the most important points in Astrology, the North and the South Node. They chart our individual’s soul journey, our true North.
Currently, the Nodal Axis falls in the sign of Leo (North Node), and Aquarius (South Node). They will stay in these signs until the end of next year. We have been working collectively to integrate the role and part we play in communities, with movement towards courageously living and expressing from our heart’s truth. We take our place in communities as the unique beings that we are, with something that only we can offer and bring into being in the world.
We have been moving along these lines of development since the Nodes entered Leo and Aquarius on May 9th of 2017. The Eclipses speed us along, speaking directly to how we have been working on and experiencing these themes.
Aquarius in Astrology is the genius, far seeing visionary, archetypally the one who stole fire from the Gods as a gift to humanity. In our lives, Aquarius deals with the communities and friendships we forge, our ‘tribe’.
The shadow of Aquarius is detachment and a sense of being disconnected from the world, from others, with not fitting in or finding a place where we belong. Feeling alone in a crowd and isolated can feel like death to us socially wired mammals. This Lunar Eclipse can highlight where we feel exiled. In discovering these places within ourselves, we can begin to reach out and find the way back home to ourselves, and others we want to be with.
Leo is the polarity of Aquarius, and that is where we find the Sun, conjunct to Mars at this Eclipse. The Leo Sun, being the opposite to Aquarius, is about our unique and special spark. Here we shine in the crowd. Our heart’s expression and joy is radiated out in the world, hopefully receiving the love and appreciation needed for our heart flame to burn brighter. With the Sun in Leo being conjunct to Mars, there may be an added urgency and to be seen, to express, to receive appreciation for the unique heart gifts that we offer. There may be an edge of drama or fight with Mars in the picture.
If this Lunar Eclipse is bringing up feelings of fear or resentment around themes of creative expression, being seen and valued, expression, joy, friendships, pride, anger and/or isolation, it is a a propitious time to consider balancing and reaching out to form new connections that would bring you joy, and encourage your gifts in the world. It is also a time of releasing residual patterns of isolation and pain in the heart if we feel estranged from our heart, and the world.
Jupiter in Libra in a trine to the Aquarius Moon and a sextile to the Sun and Mars in Leo brings happy opportunities in relationships. We can build our bridges back to the world, and take the first steps in creating community that supports and sustains us. Aquarius also rules technology, that is one way that we can connect with others on this beautiful planet.
We are getting ready to step more fully in our courage and heart, and pave new beginnings with the Solar Eclipse New Moon on the 22nd of August. See you on the other side!
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