FULL MOON // LUNAR ECLIPSE
27 July 2018 // 1:20pm PST
The Full Moon // Lunar Eclipse for this month is extremely potent. This is the longest Lunar Eclipse of the century and falls on the Leo/Aquarius axis. Aquarius is concerned with the community and our place within the group, Leo is concerned with the creative force of life and, of course, the self. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus the archetype of revolution and freedom. Leo is ruled by the Sun which is the archetype of the self and ego.
The dichotomy between the self and the group will be coming up during this Full Moon. The opposition between the Sun and the Moon is like a reflection, during this time we can see our self in the group and we can find our most actualized self when we are participating in community. There is also a need to bring the self to service during this time. Aquarius is service oriented and the self can thrive off being helpful to others. It is when we are in service that we are able to be our best selves. It is through service and altruistic actions that we are able to seek out of highest self.
Our creative life should also become more active during this Full Moon. If there is a creative project or experiment that you have been meaning to get to work on now is the time. Manifestation of our creative works can blossom brightly during this Full Moon. Take full advantage of this opportunity.
MARS // NORTH NODE
This Full Moon is in alignment with the opposition between Mars and the North Node. Mars the archetype of action and will is right alongside the Moon in Aquarius while the North Node, which represents where we are going this life is conjunct the Sun in Leo. This is a time when energies are high and need to be focused on actions that will get us closer to where our souls are meant to be going. Moving towards the North Node in Leo allows us the opportunity to strive for greatness and lavishness. We need to take actions towards greatness, this is not a time
With the Sun and Moon in a T square with Uranus, this Full Moon is bringing bounds of revolutionary and freedom-seeking energy. With the Moon in Aquarius, which is ruled by Uranus, there is an echoing of this energy by the cosmos. Things may be coming out of left field during this Full Moon, there may be a lot of static energy around. There is also a sense of moving into the future and seeing where and how we can revolutionize ourselves and our community. We should be looking outside the box to seek this freedom, there is a creative process that is necessary to make the light bulb turn on.
The Leo/Aquarius axis is all about creativity and the dichotomy between the individual and the group. Having Mercury Retrograde on this axis means that communication, especially in highly social situations, may need to be taken slowly. When we are in the spotlight we need to remember to hear others roar and when we are in the audience it is important to make sure that we don't become a sheep. There is a balance between having all the attention and sharing the stage with those that are too shy. .This is also an opportune time to make art of any and all kinds that communicates one's goals and values about our Humanity, Earth, and Cosmos with our fellows. It is time to spread our ideas through creative means, this may even be the best way to communicate during this retrograde. A good time to think outside of the box, and maybe to realize there is no box to begin with.