Aquarius Full Moon Eclipse - Aug 7
We are well on our way into the ongoing cycle of Eclipses between the opposing signs of Leo and Aquarius and while this Full Moon Eclipse is strong by it’s nature it will likely pale in comparison to the upcoming New Moon Eclipse later in the month. An Eclipse will cast it's influence forwards and backwards in time by weeks sometimes months, so the stories and qualities coming out at this time have been percolating and simmering for a while now, just as the New Moon Eclipse coming in later August is, in a matter of speaking, already underway.
as I said in my article on the previous Aquarius Eclipse earlier in the year:
Aquarius owns the distinction of being one of three zodiacal signs associated with people rather than animals (or objects: Libra, the scales) and it is within this sign that the uniqueness of humanity and human consciousness reside. With Gemini it is the youthful curiosity of life and questioning of things but with Aquarius it is the application of those curiosities and quests that we set forth new ideals and technology to establish a new order of things.
Aquarius is not merely “A person” but many persons, multiple individuals. And this group mentality is opposite Leo; the sign of the singular, dictatorial God-King around whom all planets rotate. Even within singular individuals we see the emergence of the many through their character: humanitarianism, socially oriented and/or openness to new ideas.
It is the distinction between the stars in the night sky and the Sun in day time.
This polarization can manifest in ideologies that are themselves polarized, think Royalty and divine right kingship vs Democracy or Socialism. I mention this polarization because it’s at an all time high, causing division and separation -the ultimate Aquarian crisis.
When both “sides" have pieces of the puzzle and are able to put aside differences and experiment with their respective pieces they may be able to come to a real solution together. But if both sides think their respective puzzle pieces are weaponized ideas and license to silence others the result is dissolution of social coherence and the harmony of the collective.
Both Leo and Aquarius are fixed signs and hold fast to their ideas, habits and nature. This can be counter-intuitive at times when people use idea concept of oppression to oppress others through ideology, See: ANTIFA as revealed by a talking cat.
Aquarius & Leo are a polarity
As with all polarities, they do not exist in a vacuum and both ends feed into one another. In example; Germany during WWII was socialists country, led by the most infamous dictators in history, Adolf Hitler (Saturn in Leo).
Social media is another prime example; Everyone (Aquarius) get out 15mins of fame (Leo) via technology (Aqua, again) and much of the content created is the performing arts (Leo). It even exemplifies this quality in namesake: MYspace, YOUtube, ect. Althoiugh prevalance of this kind of terminology has become a bit dated.
another, more timely, political example. The billionaire tycoon George Soros, who has his hands in a number of disastrous political revolutions is funding Antifa, the "anti-fascist" group who is responsible for a number of violent riots and attacks on innocent civilians simply for exercisingtheir freedom of speech.
So, in a nutshell we have a Leo-Sun individual, ruling a mob of communists (Aquarius) who are terrorizing citizens (aqua, again) for standing up for basic rights of free speech.
Ok lets digress from the heavy stuff...
As I said, Aquarius is all the stars in the night sky and the future progression of civilizaiton which, undoubtedly, includes travel to the stars. I can’t think of a more quintessential show that captures this Leo-Aquarius dynamic than Star Trek: a racially diverse cast traveling through the stars in the name of science, under the rule of one leonic captain Jame T Kirk. Top it off, it was created by Gene Rodenberry a mega-Leo with Sun, Mercury, mars and Neptune all in Leo.
Nits n Grits
Where are we aligning with our friends? Where is the tug-of-war between following our hearts and following the drum beat of our culture and peer group? Where are we feeling stuck in the march towards a better future? Where are we contemplating, debating and talking about our place in history and where we are going as a species?
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As always, this is an exceedingly brief look at what is going on for each individual and does not take into account a variety of factors that can mitigate, exaggerate and modify these themes. If you are curious (or even bi-curious) about what's really going on in the life of your stars you can book a consultation in the links below.