LUNAR ECLISPE Aspects:
- Lunar Eclipse at 4º Aquarius - look if planets you have in this sign, close to this degree in the signs of Scorpio, Taurus, and Leo - these signs are more likely to feel it. Example: I have my Mercury at 4º Scorpio meaning communicating intensely, powerfully and deeply without pretense will be the thing triggered.
- Conjunct Mars Rx and the South Node
- Opposing the Leo Sun who is conjunct the North Node and Pallas Athene
- Square Uranus in Taurus
- Mercury Retrograde in Leo
- Longest Eclipse of the Century and Mars is prominent in the sky
I almost have to laugh every single time a Lunar Eclipse looms, especially a strong one like this. It never fails that everyone comes out of the wood work - knowers of astrology or not - wondering what the fuck is going on.
Aquarius is known as the Water Bearer - the bringer of knowledge. Or as I like to call it the dropper of some fucking knowledge. This is because there’s often very little about the mechanism of Aquarius that is subtle. If you’re familiar with Astrology at all then you’ll know that Aquarians get the rep of being somewhat alien like - futuristic - or just plain eccentric and strange to the average normies of society. I always think there’s a little bit of punk rock flavor when Aqua comes to town. There’s an air of uncomfortability, that is also very intriguing on some level even if the maverick essences seem too far out to grasp. Aquarius, for me, is the place where we sense change afoot, and part of us gets super psyched that SOMETHING will finally change but we are also full of nerves about actually experiencing the change - it exposes us to our fear. And we have to think about that shit - this is Airy, Mental, and Intellect drive Aqua after all.
Most Lunar Eclipses and Eclipse seasons in general are a catalyst for change - bringing endings and beginnings that unfold over more viscerally than other periods of the year. It’s why everyone freaks out a couple of times of year when Eclipses happen (mind you - there are also other planetary shifts that can bring chaos to our lives depending upon our personal constitutions). This summers bright lunation though bears a greater fruit to release from the tree; it is the longest time frame a total lunar eclipse will be experienced AND Mars Retrograde will sit with it - Mars being the planet of action, drive, and impulse. Not to mention Mars is Retrograde currently, giving it this vast inward facing position - directing the mirror straight at us. Yeah be the change you wish to fucking see alright. The Lunar Eclipse and the Sun opposing it in Leo both will make a square to Uranus (the modern ruler of Aqua) whom is still getting used to traversing the earthy lands of Taurus. Squares are like sharp pivots of energy - turns - challenges to the status quo of our lives. Uranus is the Awakener - the Rouser - the Liberator.
There is something epic that wants to be broken free from at the time of this Lunar Eclipse - and it doesn’t want us to look back - although we might kinda sorta want to with the numerous Retrogrades. Those Retrogrades can be of some help with all this energy saying “Fuck it” …it’s more like “Yeah, Fuck it …AND ALSO (insert wise wisdom gained from past fuck up experiences of life)”. So yes, look at what needs to be tossed in the Fuck It Bucket - and make a damn ritual of it.
I say make a ritual of your Fuck It’s because Aquarius can sometimes be a rebel for the sake of being a rebel and causing a ruckus when that’s not actually what the “higher self” truly wants - and sometimes we don’t find that out until the very last minute - when we are standing on the edge of decision. I remember one time getting caught up in a Fuck It moment while in Puerto Rico on a retreat - feeling great - connected and vulnerable with the intimate group of women I was with and in that moment I suggested - maybe we get tattoos to mark our experience. We were all in. And then all of sudden - I was all out. What was a Fuck It and Fuck Yes in embracing something new and truly outside my norm became -at the last moment for me - a Fuck It I’m speaking up saying No I’m not into anymore even though the idea everyone was into came from my brain and my initiation.
But that is what can be so lovely about Aquarius and a lesson for us at this time: how quickly something can change. Not just the more impactful circumstances of our lives but things like the above that may not be the end of the world. It’s the No after the Yes and the Yes after the No and the only reasoning behind such a swift change was just knowing that was no longer the “right” choice.
Aquarius behaves like a boundary in our everyday lives - at least this is my reading of it. And it kind of make sense when you consider that Aquarius traditional ruler is Saturn - the planet of limits, restrictions and tradition and also because Aqua is a fixed sign. Saturn was originally deemed to be the last planet of the solar system - we couldn’t see beyond that and so it’s characteristics took on “The End”. But the modern day ruler of it is Uranus - that liberator of a planet. Have you see Uranus? (LOL - that’s just funny to say)…No but seriously…the planet doesn’t rotate around our solar system - IT ROLLS ON IT’S SIGN and the thing is gorgeous according to hose NASA pics. Uranus does what it wants - it’s gotta be different. So Aquarius is very aware of tradition and pushes off of it like a spring board.
Aquarius wouldn’t be able to rebel if tradition didn’t exist.
Aquarius wouldn’t be able to awaken if there weren’t sleepers.
Aquarius wouldn’t be able to liberate if there wasn’t oppression.
Aquarius wouldn’t be able to be misunderstood if there wasn’t understanding.
So Aquarius is like a boundary in that it can help us “download” those hard Yes’s and No’s that are unapologetic - that we know we just have to follow through with otherwise we will die - or WORSE be like everyone else (I’m kind of kidding - I’ll get to that later)! I’m a Libra Rising and I can get really mental about making a decision - so I appreciate it when Uranus plops in and drops knowledge and is that dramatically undramatic - it feels relieving to just.bloody.KNOW SOMETHING. And to be certain of it. To not get caught up in my feels (which is like really hard guys).
My most intelligent guess for this Lunar Eclipse is that it’s around this time we will get clearer on what we can no longer stand to tolerate in our lives. Which is super PMS like - the awareness of “Well I really can’t take that shit anymore ::cries::). But IF we let it, if we really let this Aquarian essence move on us - there may be less paralyzing tears and feels ( I think it’ll still be there) and more channeled anger, frustration that leads to us making a change around the very thing that was causing us anger or frustration or tears in the first place. It’s doing the damn thing that needs to be done. Or ceasing to do the damn thing that no longer needs to be catered to.
Whether it’s being like everyone else in certain areas of our lives - no matter how macabre or obscure said area is, or hating everyone else because it’s cool, or whether we’ve just been going along with the crowd because the thing was cool and mind blowing or enlightening at the time but maybe isn’t any more or is missing major nuances (Law of Attraction - I’m looking at you), or shit - not tolerating our urge to make haste and impulse decisions based on the knowledge that has been dropped (this is for those of us who feel like they HAVE to do something with their insights, their awakening LIKERIGHTNOW - it’s okay to save the downloads in your Notes app for when it really needs to land in the collective). The list can go on and on.
For months I agonized about just actually making a list of therapists to call and check out. This month (the start of Eclipse season), I finally did. I finally had those harder conversations - and have continued to have them - reminding myself very strongly - this just has to be done for my wellbeing - for their wellbeing. I finally when to the damn doctor and got the invasive and painful ultrasound because it just needed to be bloody done. I started to take the birth control - because I needed to get over my snootiness and just TRY a thing that may or may not help - instead of being a brat about it. I needed to just DO the recordings for work that needed to be done instead of putting them off another day. I just needed to order the supplements that could potential support my health - instead of worrying about the fucking cost.
I just needed to write this blog post starting at 10 pm instead of putting it off until tomorrow - even if nothing came of it and I erased it all. Even if don’t finish it all.
So while I may not be exactly tapping into the deepest nuances of the Aquarian archetype at the moment, it’s the aforementioned that really needed to get expressed to the collective - that sometimes we just have to bite the bullet and get it done - cause most of us HAVE mulled over shit for the longest time and we already know the choice - we just have to detach from the feels about it and do it. And that’s not to say we ignore our feels - or we take advantage of this energy to not actually deal with our feels and those intricate webs of emotion, shadow work, and subconscious energy BUT I’m guess the reason a lot of you are here reading this is because you’re very familiar with your feels like I am - and you explore them in-depth - there just comes the time to liberate yourself by energetically pivoting from the inertia we all sometimes like to convince ourselves is “feminine flow”. Like guys, if you’ve read any of my shit previously - YOU KNOW I LOVE MY FEELS and I love to take my time. I love to psychoanalyze ALL THE THINGS. I will continue to do that - and write as such - but …just not for this. That’s not the vibe for this.
The vibe is liberation from the sticky webs we’ve woven.
And like I said - you can certainly take down your notes of awareness that fall out of the sky right now and check back with them over the rest of the summer to see what is still a fuck yes and a fuck no and adjust according. Just be available, be curious, be conscious, and be ready to take action IF indeed you know you gotta take it in the moment.
There’s a lot of cliches that can be true with this like many of the choices that we make are never entirely permanent. There’s usually a way to change it at some point. And here’s where Saturn chimes into Uranus’s shenanigans; you take responsibility for it and do what needs to be done.
Let’s pop into some Aquarian themes to illustrate what things can be on our mind for review, celebration and surrender :
- Bucking the traditional systems and saying enough of this bullshit - yes government, yes career, yes education, and yes creative pursuits
- Trends: Aqua is a collective sign - very aware and able to see “group thinking” - so while Aqua is so much about being individual and different the equally as possible manifestation is going always along with the ideals of the group you’ve adopted for yourself - ironically - and then “losing” yourself a bit.
- Technology - Aqua rules over all things innovative, futuristic, and progressive. Time to let go of outdated shit or recognize the downsides to our modern technology ruled life. It’s always both in some form - remember BOUNDARIES.
- Detachment from over heavy feelings. If you’ve been mulling over for something for too long - and you’ll know it’s too long - the coming weeks and even months may be opportune energy periods to test out just making empowering decisions - small or big. (And if you have to get dramatic about it - get undramatic about your need to get dramatic about making a change - sometimes the heavy shame around the entire process is what keeps us stuck - aka get neutral about your non-neutrality - maybe that is the lesson!).
- Since Feb 2017 (when this eclipse series started most recently) what has awoken with you? You may indeed want to gather any of those profound quips you jotted down in your notebooks to see what clarity you now find within them.
- What communities, friends, groups, networks do you get along with now ? Which ones don’t you?
- What humanitarian causes have come into your sphere of awareness that really awaken you on some level?
- What future (aka the present moment) have you created for yourself looking back?
These are all questions that can come up for our assessment right now.
There’s a reason why everyone is hyped about this Lunar Eclipse - they help us break free and this is really really really epically primed for us to facilitate that in our lives. There’s already been some meme circulating from Audrey Kitching about how this IS not just a rebirth it IS a whole new life. And while I personally don’t think it will an overnight WHOA - it will be the catalyst that sparks the flame under our butts to get us out of anything that feels paralyzing, powerless or even senseless.
We must risk being misunderstood for the health of our soul and our body right now. But take FULL responsibility if we epically fuck up and harm someone - allowing ourselves to be humbled and more knowledgeable than before - we must live the lessons we claim to possess - this is a test of our knowingness in some manner just as much as it is a change agent.
The Lunar Eclipse sits with that Mars Retrograde and the South Node - really impressing upon us those actions of habit that we need to be released from - individual karma that has a seat in the collective that needs to be exorcised - actions that need to be broken or even repented for. This too, will be woven within the coding of this. Technology as a weapon - used it ways unexpected. This too, perhaps.
This Lunar Eclipse sits opposite the Leo Sun whom is hand in hand with the North Node and Goddess Asteroid Pallas Athene. Leo is self expression, it’s fertile joy, it’s pride in ones creative ability, it’s emotive, dramatic at times, and entertaining. We are IN Leo Season very newly here and it’s that seasonal time period where so many of us that have been holding back - can’t fight the urge to be contained anymore. And it’s where those of us that have been well..extra…learn not leave your heart on your sleeve or go kicking and screaming into all the things. There may be areas we realize we hold back a lot in and then there are areas where we have no issue with holding back - and that is also under review in our lives as Mercury is newly Retrograde here in Leo as well - influencing us to take inventory of such notions.
See the North Node in Leo DOES want us to learn how to emote skillfully, how to feel more self assured and prideFULL in our expression, a little bit more free to show our joy and strength. And to really heal the part of us that needs validation and find our own personal sense of validation.
The week following this Eclipse is another fairly quiet Astrology week - similar to what we experienced with the Solar Eclipse in Cancer earlier in the month - a time to actually integrate the prominent lessons and remain aware of them instead of hyper distracted.
But we will also be under the essence of Venus in Virgo making a Trine aspect to Pluto Rx in Capricorn indicating an undertow around Power Dynamics once more - which seems to be a major theme this year - I’ve def talked about Power several times. Venus being the planet of relationship and Pluto as the God of the Underworld, there can be a transformative tone to what is going on with relating to others. Venus in Virgo can be very critical in love - it desires improvement - it can see the flaw that needs “fixing” - this can be a good thing in that it creates discernment - it can be awful when used to the extreme and expecting perfection always. Pluto Rx in Cap can be very dominating in energy - wanting to hold the upper hand. So it kind of seems like this aspect is bringing up the question of - is the submissor really the submissive and is the dominater really the dominate? Who is who? Trine’s are typically positive and that can be so in the way that this will provoke another mechanism of wanting to take the reigns back in our lives and make power moves - but in terms of relationships we may have some shadow mind games which take root in perfectionism show it’s true colors. Just be aware if you’re having one of those “we need to talk” moments towards the end of this week that you’re checking that your “high standards” aren’t coming from a place of pushing someone or something away - but are truly coming from a place of “hey we could both be doing better.”
Healing can be possible as well: We will have the Sun in Leo and the Moon in Aqua make nice aspects to Chiron in Aries: Wounds around owning our identity and personal conviction can be supported through any upheavals. Having agency, is right there in the any painful healing. Creative indulgence can be the thing that helps us loosen up our pain and scabs so the blood flows to the area and finally mends. The scar will always be there - the pain present - but not over ruling.
Overall this Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius can be a profound turning point if we lean into the changes our paths are proposing to us. And that thing that we’ve been beholden to - can find freedom…liberation…and finally finally bring the knowledge it had intended to instill all while on it’s way “out”.
Weird, Ironic, Strange, Unexpected, Eccentric, Unconventional.
What would your inner Responsible yet Punk Ass do?
May the Eclipse Gods and Goddesses be with you!
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