BUILDUP TO THE NEAR-LUNAR ECLIPSE / FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS (AUGUST 16-18, 2016)
The Sun trines Uranus (25 Leo – 24 Aries). More fireworks, this time ones that fuel the engines of Revelation. Look at the messages that come from your innermost, instinctual self – or from lovers, children, anyone or anything to whom you have committed your Passion, your Heart, your Joy. Those with astrological bodies near 24 Sagittarius will experience this as a Grand Fire Trine – remember that the Galactic Center is nearby at 27 Sagittarius in any case… Yowza!
At the same time .. the Sun inconjuncts Chiron (24 Pisces), bringing an added dimension to the experience. Whatever is revealed now can either trigger a crisis or catharsis to wounds we relate with our Spiritual experiences, past-life-karma, or simply things too mysterious to have a form, label, or intelligible purpose.
Those with astrological bodies near 24-25 Capricorn or 24-25 Libra will experience this as a Yod / Finger of Fate. Such alignments will bring this dynamic to culmination – and to a set of karmic crossroads where you can choose to transcend the lesson or revisit it (again, powerfully so) until it is learnt. Jupiter (25 Virgo) opposes Chiron, indicating that the path to our growth comes in the learning of how to heal, hold your energy space/boundary/vessel and in seeking those who can show you how.
We also saw, between 16-17 August, the formation of a powerful Yod (Finger of Fate) between the Moon at 8 Aquarius, Mars at 6 Sagittarius, Saturn at 9 Sagittarius and Vesta (The Priestess) at 8 Cancer. I read that as a call to focus upon the home, the family, the tribe, the roots / sanctuary of one´s psyche. Look at what you are asked to purify, dedicate yourself to or simply release. Saturn will ask you to examine the teachers or paths that show you how to relate to your emotions and your people (and to see if the two align). The Aquarian Moon will ask you to look at the friends and communities you surround yourself with – do they feel as you do? can they understand why? do they/you align?
Answers are best found as we merge the channels of Mind and Emotion. Neither in isolation.
I see this as one of the biggest energetic activators to the Full Moon / Near Eclipse itself – though the Yod broke roughly 15 hours before the Full Moon goes exact.
It´s nearly, but not quite the official start of Eclipse season – though close enough to still be taken as such. The Aquarian Moon (at 25 degrees) will oppose the Sun (at 25 Leo) – re-activating all of the dynamics mentioned above at 9:26 am, 18-8-16 UTC time . Look back to the New Moon in Aquarius (Feb 8, 2016) to see what seeds you set then, now finding culmination.
Matters of the Heart and Womb, of Joy and Passion, of Child and Creation come to the fore. They dance with the Adult self, the seeker of Ideas, of Developer of Gifts born in the Child, they dance as part of a larger Tribe or Community seeking to manifest its desired Truth for the Collective. Look to your friends, your associated networks, your presence on social media or other electronic platforms to see what messages arise. Or you may simply find it emerge from the Ether.
Keep those cosmic antennae tuned in. And remember, there are many roads that lead to Truth and Spirit. Some Tribes will help you find your way and others will, perhaps by a longer route. Choose wisely.
It´s an immensely electric time for us all. Remember to stay grounded and unplug from the collective chaos for a little bit if required.
Bear in mind that the North Node-Venus conjunction (13-15 Virgo) trines Pluto (15 Capricorn) at this time – that can spell relationship drama for many (or simply an opportunity to heal and get even more intimate). Mercury (22 Virgo) will be heading towards its exact opposition with Chiron (24 Pisces). Healing seems to be the uncurrent zinging through all this energy of Relevation!
Zip-zapping y´all with Blessings and Love,
Image: Lightning strike, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.