22 AUGUST 2017, LEO, Supermoon NO, Eclipse YES
The urge for self-expression at this Leo New Moon Eclipse is epic. The Sun, Moon, Mars and the North Node are grouped together in Leo bringing a rush of motivation to follow the river of fire within. This is made even more powerful by the grand fire trine involving Uranus, Saturn and Black Moon Lilith. You might feel a strong pull toward freedom, independence and individuality and feel ready to make bold steps forward. Perhaps a career move? Pursuing romance? Following your life purpose? Or reaching out to new people through a new hobby or leisure pursuit? The masculine assertion energy has the volume turned up high, helping with big moves in exciting directions. But the eclipse itself, the Uranus alignment, plus Mercury Retrograde bring awareness about something that it’s best not to gloss over. Will you hurt an important part of yourself or someone else’s feelings if you move rapidly and inadvertently overlook something core. The Total Solar Eclipse reminds us that value comes in many forms, some less obvious than others, and with Venus in Cancer connecting with Chiron and Pluto, something forgotten might later bring challenges.
For example, an anxious side that needs extra support might not be noticed if you are feeling formidable. Keep in mind loyal loved ones who are reliable, dependable and hold the heart and hearth behind-the-scenes. When making arrangements, if someone is being left out, it’s worth reflecting deeply why. Check that all your supports are in place and properly respected, including parts of yourself that need extra time because they’re not as fast as the other bits of yourself and might need rest and care. Yet conversely, some parts of the self might need to be left behind at this time, similar to rockets releasing parts on their journey. But to be sure you are not letting go of the wrong things, discernment is important. With all that considered, and checks and balances in place, this could be a great time to go next steps with your passions, and life might even give you a considerable boost, which is possible at eclipses if the timing is right.