Partial Full Moon LUNAR ECLIPSE in Aquarius | August 18, 2016
Aquarius is the innovator, the scientist, coolly and clearly gazing towards the future. This lunar eclipse, opposing dramatic, shiny and generous Sun in Leo, illuminates our uniqueness and our perspective. Aquarius, while friendship oriented, is still very much the oddball, unafraid to fly its so called freak flag. Whereas Leonine glamour is all stillettos and sparkles, it’s Aquarius’s cool detachment that draws others’ gaze. Afterall, Aquarians are known for their love of freedom (physical and literal) and their acceptance of others, no matter how fringe they may appear.
Thinking of this Full Moon, the new Netflix show Stranger Things comes to mind. An homage to the 80s, it highlights sci-fi and the decade’s interest in all things extra terrestrial. But it also explores the power of friendship and the bonds formed between seeming outsiders. Where else, but in friendship, can we so fully be ourselves?
Lunar Eclipses, it should be noted, are extra powerful Full Moons. They pack a punch, accelerating change. This is the first of three eclipses in a row. We have a solar eclipse in Virgo on September 1st followed by another lunar eclipse on September 16th. We may be in for a bit of a ride, as our external (and internal) realities shift over the next month to six weeks. On August 22nd, Mars (drive) meets Saturn (structure) in Sagittarius. Focus is demanded. So this lunation offers us an opportunity to clear the rubble and open ourselves to creative and brilliant downloads. Expect the unexpected is also a theme, so I urge to you to be patient and loving with ourselves, as plans may change suddenly or alter their course.
And finally because Full Moons are periods of illumination and release, I recommend finding a quiet moment to journal. Writing is both healing and clarifying, especially on such potent days. Given the context of what is shared above, you may want to ask yourself the following questions:
What manifestations or circumstances are currently coming to light?
How do I feel about them?
What limiting beliefs or behaviors are holding me back?
Am I willing to release them?
What am I learning and/or discovering about myself through this process?
Much love, Danielle