This month we have such BIG astrological news that I will be sending out two updates: one for each eclipse.
Also, with three major planets shifting direction, the universe is creating a tidal wave of transformation. As with all cosmic events, cycles flow within cycles…think back to the last set of eclipses in February. What has transpired in your life… in the world, since then? The only way to begin anew is to release our fear of change.
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FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS/ LUNAR ECLIPSE: AUGUST 7, 2017:
With both of the eclipses this month in the Aquarius/Leo polarity, humanity is learning the karmic lessons of balancing Heart and Intellect; personal power with group mind. We are entering a point of critical mass balancing lessons going back to Atlantis, when the “revolutionizing” of human consciousness which began in the Age of Leo 13,000 years ago. The Human-headed Lion Sphinx of Giza is a major portal, or stargate, that connects us, not only to our Atlantean heritage, but to our possible futures. Many people are feeling a connection to the 8:8:8 time frame. We are being made aware of the fact that in order to magnetize our highest future potential, the brain and the heart must be connected (Leo and Aquarius). 8:8:8 is an “infinity” loop: A portal opening through which the the Aquarian vessel containing the “water of life” or cosmic consciousness can pour through to humankind. T
he “great work” of true alchemy is to find the divine seed within us and nurture it with the light, but the transmutation process is not an easy one. We are living through global revolutions, economic collapse; trials by fire, wind, and water; but the core of enlightened consciousness remains intact. We, humans, are responsible for the New Earth we are creating. Let us do it through Love, Wisdom and Cooperation.
The sign Aquarius signifies the importance of community, collaboration and “group “consciousness AND FREEDOM OF CHOICE IN CAPITAL LETTERS! Freedom gives us the right to choose our leaders, but we also have the responsibility for our choices. No matter what our political bent, this is not a time for divisiveness, but for working together to address the system’s flaws. Freedom should never be taken for granted; we need to keep our minds and hearts open. Politicians do not create governments; people do. Stand up for what you believe; but allow others to do the same.
ALL eclipses are full moons, but not all full moons are eclipses. This Full Moon is also a lunar eclipse, which means it is especially powerful. Eclipses travel in 19 year cycles. At a Lunar eclipse events from the past come to completion. There is an emphasis on endings, rather than beginnings. What was happening in your life in 1998? There is a message there for you during this eclipse.
The ancient astrologers believed that it was better not to take action under a lunar eclipse. The reasoning for this is that deeply held subconscious attitudes may influence your rational decision making process; therefore, it is better to postpone making important emotional decisions, as your plans may not work out as expected.
A Lunar Eclipse signals that we are capable of re-booting our emotional patterning with new awareness, but it is necessary to take the time out to meditate and reflect on our thoughts and feelings. The rule is that it is better to listen to what others have to say or reveal to you, rather than for you to make demands or issue ultimatums. Lunar events have more to do with our emotional situations and decisions (the Moon), and involve the important women or family members in our lives.
Full Moon eclipses may also involve real estate or domestic activities. Most of the time, it is better to ride out the wave of an eclipse before taking direct action. Bide your time and act a few weeks later (when both eclipses have passed), and things are more settled. You’ll have more information to put the all puzzle pieces together. Meditate and try to tune in to your inner guidance.
Actually, planets don’t really change the direction of their orbits, but from our perspective here on earth, the planets sometimes appear to move backwards, which we call retrograde motion. When they reverse course again to move forward, we call that direct motion. Individually, this is usually a “time-out” phase for wherever that planet happens to be hovering in our birth chart. Since we have three very important planets changing direction this month, we may feel restless and anxious that things aren’t changing as fast as we would like. Take this opportunity to get “grounded” before embarking on your next big leap.
Uranus, the planet of radical changes, revolution and independence, turns retrograde in the sign of Aries on August 3rd. As if in anticipation of the eclipses, Uranus hints at what is to come in surprising ways. Expect the unexpected in both personal and political arenas. However, Aries is a fire sign and patience is not its fine point. Uranus in this position spells “haste makes waste”. In the birth chart of the US, the planet Uranus is very prominent. Hold onto your hats…the changes may seem long overdue in getting here, but they are coming.
Mercury, ruling the mind and communication, turns retrograde on August 12th in the sign of Virgo (mid-way between both eclipses), and for the next three weeks you can expect some snafus in communication or technology, as well as a tendency to look back into the past in order to correct or revise something that needs to be improved.
The Lunar eclipse will hasten the release of old emotional patterns, but it may take the retrogrades to bring up and delete the subconscious files. Depth psychology, body-work, past life regressions and any form of inner journey work will help during this time. Any seeming setbacks due to Uranus and Mercury being retrograde at the same time, should be seen as constructive lessons. There is a NEW mode of perception being introduced into the collective gene pool at this time. Think about what was happening for you back with the last set of eclipses in Feb 2017. We get another opportunity during this retrograde phase to RE-THINK things.
Jupiter in Libra trine the Full Moon in Aquarius: This is an extremely positive transit which brings optimism and generosity in its wake. It is a time for seeing our “cup half full rather than half empty”. Give thanks to the Great Mother for all your nurturing relationships, and she will shower you with her blessings. Even, if you feel, you are all alone or “stuck”, spend time in nature. She heals all wounds.
The Aquarian Full Moon is an air sign which symbolizes intuition and perception. Aquarius is the sign of the progressive thinker, the bohemian artist, the political reformer, as well as the scientist, the astrologer, the computer whiz, and closet rebel. If you have the Moon in Aquarius, this eclipse is especially significant for you. Major themes around emotions and the important women in your life may occur. Eclipses travel in 19 year cycles.
What was happening in your life (especially emotionally in 1998)? This is the time to make a new start with new insights and the crystal clear clarity of Aquarius. Trust your inner voice at this time. We all have a soul purpose, and an authentic Self, which differs from what family, friends, or society have imprinted on us. Take a personal inventory; are you following your own path? Creativity comes in many forms. Dare to be different. In this age of technology, our thoughts and ideas can be transmitted globally in a matter of seconds; it is important to remember that “with knowledge comes power AND responsibility”. Aquarius is all about evolution. This is the time to move past fear, break free of old limiting beliefs and breathe new life/new light into your cells.
HISTORICALLY SPEAKING: Goddess Nut /Dendera Temple
In ancient Egypt, the sign Aquarius was associated with the Sky Goddess Nut, whose body arches over earth to form the vault of heaven and the heart of the Milky Way. In the hieroglyphic system, the sacred water jar was the symbol of the Goddess Nut, as well as the feminine principle. This key symbol, the sacred vessel, represents the womb of the Great Mother, the Grail of cosmic consciousness. Inside her chapel at Dendera Temple, the ancient Egyptian New Year was celebrated as the star Sirius rose in the heavens. It was a time of renewal, hope and optimism that the Great Goddess would bestow her blessings on the land through the abundance of the life-giving Nile. If Isis is the World Mother, then Nut is our Star Mother. Like the Star card in the Tarot deck, she gives us hope for the future. She is the harbinger of the New Age of Aquarius. A new world is being born.
MEDITATION FOR THE FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS:
Find a quiet space to meditate, light a white or violet candle (or both). Ask your guides to assist you in manifesting your Spiritual vision and Life Purpose….watch your dreams for answers. Use the energy of this Full Moon in Aquarius to help you redefine your “mission statement” for the future; and to aid in releasing what no longer serves your higher purpose. Breathe deeply and feel yourself connecting from the core of the planet to the heart of the Milky Way. Connect with the Sky Goddess Nut and feel a cosmic blue-white shaft of light beam from the center of the galaxy into your solar plexus igniting your “inner fire” and moving up to your Heart. This blue-white beams turns into a beautiful blue lotus and opens in your heart center. You are one with the Goddess Nut as she births the New Sun. Imagine your body as a chalice or grail holding the light of this new sun. Feel this light feeding and energizing you as you continue on your path.