Aquarius Full Moon 2017

Aquarius Full Moon & a partial Lunar Eclipse, August 7, 2017 @1:12 pm CDT

 

If you have been tracking the lunar cycle for a while, you already know that the FULL MOON can be a time of revelation and culmination. With a partial eclipse getting added into the mix with this upcoming Full Moon, it’s a time when we can take what has been ‘lit up’ by those silver rays and decide what we want to keep and what we want to discard. On a symbolic level, that’s what eclipses represent…clean-up, purge, shift and generally a change of pace.

Back in the day, eclipses were viewed with a degree of trepidation but that was due to the nature of the social structure back then. Society was much more rigid, almost petrified into a pattern that was difficult to break out of. The energy of eclipses tended to align with a  shake-up of that rigidity, bringing in uncertainty and the unknown. In those very ordered and controlled societies, uncertainty and the unknown was not welcome.

Welcome to the present, dude! Shake-ups are needed. The unknown is relished. We have an ever-increasing appetite for everything that is not according to form. The more out of the box, the better! This is the era of shift and so we ‘moderns’ do not react to eclipse energy in the same way as our long past progenitors.

Nevertheless, any eclipse activity can open up areas of the psyche that may startle us or even ‘shake’ us up a bit. So, be prepared! If you begin to feel strange sensations, it just might be your secret self peeking out of the cave and wanting to get your attention.

Lunar eclipses are all about the emotional body, habits and patterns that we have constructed, sometimes over many, many years, even lifetimes, if you are inclined to that philosophical viewpoint. Its time, during these cycles, to clear out anything that is past its ‘BEST BY’ date. But, as we all understand, purging is challenging. All of us tend to hang on to stuff that we no longer use or need. Just go into your closet and ask yourself when you wore that ‘favorite’ piece of clothing last. That’s right. You probably forgot that it was a favorite! Get it out of there!

The creative push initiated at the last New Moon is still in full force and if you took advantage of the ripe conditions for creative activity 2 weeks ago, then you probably are still riding the wave. Good for you, if you did. If not, you still have time to dig into your psyche and pull something out.

What do you want to manifest? And it does not need to be limited to art. How are thing going in your relationship life? What about planning for the future? Are you in the midst of a change of heart and mind? Its all on the table with this lovely boisterous energy.

If your focus is centered on your relationship life and what holds meaning for you, there is potential for you to face up to the challenges of loving or even of being loved. A lot of us think that if we just had a decent relationship, everything would be better but that is a ‘cinderella’ myth that has been perpetuated over many, many centuries. Much better to get real about what is most important in our lives and to see our partners as they really are and not as what we wish they were or imagine them to be. Sink your values into something concrete. Seek real worth and not made up worth.

Jupiter is about halfway through Libra now and moving fairly rapidly through the last half of Libra, soon to hit into Scorpio. There is a really close alignment of the great Ganesh to both the Moon (trine) and Pluto (square). The potential here is that we could experience a surge emotionally.

The Jupiter/Pluto alignment widely includes Venus in Cancer so exploring the emotions, expressing the emotions and clarifying them is entirely possible if not inevitable. Just be willing to ‘go for the gold’. And remember that getting that gold can be painful in the process. Just ask any winner of any event what they had to do in order to get to the finish line. Nevertheless, the suggestion is that, if you make the effort, you will be rewarded for that effort. Jupiter is fundamentally the icon of the reward barometer in our psyches.

Saturn is soon to go direct in Sagittarius while Uranus has just days ago turned retrograde in Aries. There is a very wide trine between these two at this point but that trine will close in and be exact by November. This is the energy of constructive invention, absolutely out of the box thought process and the genius to implement those radical ideas to positive result. Effectiveness. Productivity. Success. The key to maximizing this potential is to be anal about exploring those inspirations as they present themselves. And remember, they don’t have to be Einstein caliber kinds of things. Just a different way of looking at an old paradigm in our mundane lives fits the bill.

The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon are:

 

A BIG BUSINESSMAN AT HIS DESK

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SUNSHINE JUST AFTER A STORM

 

It’s up to you, baby! You are where the buck stops. If you can dream it, you can absolutely do it. Of course, you need to WANT to do whatever it is. Open your heart, clear your mind and set the appropriate intention that best reflects where you are in the story of your life AT THIS MOMENT in time. You are the leading character in that story, so SHINE ON…

The promise is that if you follow your passion and go with the flow of your own energy, you will get to that ‘sweet spot’ of rest and regeneration. Life is cyclical, ‘a wheel of fortune’ that never stops spinning. The sweet spot is at the center of the wheel and your job is to get there.  

 

Get ready, children…this energy is SO important that in two weeks we get yet another NEW MOON in LEO.  Wait for it!!!!

 

CRW

Posted in Moon Tracker.

christina rai is an astrologer working in Winnipeg. She is a member of the Manitoba Astrology Association

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