8 AUGUST 2017, AQUARIUS, Supermoon NO, Eclipse YES
When there’s a significant Moon in Aquarius, our ‘waters’, tides/emotions, are moved by Aquarian themes. This particular Full Moon Eclipse in Aquarius brings up emotions about expressing personal identity and reactions about what is culturally allowed or not allowed in terms of individual growth and creative expression. A partial lunar eclipse happens at this Full Moon in Aquarius, turning up the volume on the energies in general, and highlighting especially the energy of Aquarius. The emblem of Aquarius is the water-bearer, and the zodiac sign itself is associated with the evolution of humanity. The water in the emblem is not water at all. The glyph looks like energy. This makes sense of Aquarius as an air sign. Of all the air signs, Aquarius is the one that looks to the future and aims to be progressive for the good of all by following the beat of an inner drum.
A strongly significant transit, Jupiter-Pluto square, has been in and out of orb over the past 10 months, and makes its exact last alignment under this Full Moon Eclipse. Jupiter is a planet to do with cultural values and Pluto is to do with intense reactions that can arise out of the deep. If we unwittingly step on fast-held but not consciously known beliefs, customs or taboos held by different people, we might warp their perceptions of us and us of them. This is the kind of energy where large-scale misunderstandings between different belief systems can bring on negative group energy. This Full Moon Eclipse helps us see where our own or somebody else’s difference might have accidentally upset a group; for example, a family, a group of friends, a group of students, a group of employees etc. It helps us learn ways to express individuality so that our individual life threads can be seen as worthy and valuable rather than threatening.
Aquarius says ‘to thine own self be true even if it takes you down the road less travelled’. Sometimes we need a bit of breathing space/’air’ until we get a shift in perspective and then find ways to have another go at showing there has simply been a misunderstanding. This means deeply checking that what we do have to offer is beneficial, not destructive, even if it might be perceived as otherwise. Mercury goes retrograde on the 13th, a few days after this Moon, and helps with finding new words to mediate/translate across the language divides of difference. The message of the Full Moon Eclipse in Aquarius with this last Jupiter-Pluto square is ‘go on, be you, but be aware that if you meet resistance, there might be something to adapt or alter until you have found keys to build bridges of understanding that help not only yourself move forward, but also those in your communities, and even the pulse of life itself.’