The full moon Lunar Eclipse on August 7 falls at 15º Aquarius decan 2. The Lunar Eclipse August is a part geek, part charging knight. In modern times this is the archetype the video gamer or cyber warrior. This lunar eclipse brings up themes of being brave, but in hidden or alternative realms. The internet allows people to speak out anonymously, so it gives courage that one may not have in the real world. Feelings are able to be expressed straight away published through this new technology. During this Lunar Eclipse expressing ourselves online becomes a sort of therapy.
The Lunar eclipse is quite a gypsy here in Aquarius decan 2 and feels quite isolated in the domicile of Saturn. Because of this, this Lunar eclipse will make us grow up very quickly if we have been clinging to redundant childhood behavior patterns. The Moon in this decan forces us into emotional independence. This is a good position for the mind and imagination since Mercury rules this decan, but we may find it difficult to listen to the body at this time.
The Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius 2 tends to make us distrust our gut feelings and instead rationalize every problem that comes to us. This can lead to health problems if we continually ignore the bodies’ aches and pains. There is a tendency to carry on stoically, pushing through the pain body in order to look after someone who appears to be more in need. Those touched by this Lunar Eclipse could find themselves playing the martyr in relationships. However, we can express our feelings very well through art and poetry at this Lunar Eclipse, even if actually talking about those feelings is difficult.
Lunar Eclipse August ~ Aspects & Star
Moon opposition Mars creates a dynamo of energy that needs expression in some physical action. The frustration can become dangerous or self-destructive if not used productively. At its worst, the rage with the opposition can turn very bitter and vindictive. Moon opposition Mars is less tempestuous if it is allowed freedom as it cannot bear to be hemmed in. Independent thinking and self-sufficiency is the number one priority at this time. There are some good points to this Lunar eclipse as the Moon opposite Mars can be an extremely courageous combination. You will want those who plug into this opposition fighting on your side rather than opposing you. At least this Lunar eclipse will facilitate honest and direct dealings; with reactions that are fast and instinctive. This aspect is fantastic in an emergency, sensing danger way before anyone else. Patience is not a strong point at this time though!
Moon Trine Jupiter. Thank goodness we have a luscious trine to the Moon from Jupiter as this brings out the very best of the warmth, charisma and entertaining potential from the two planets. It attracts followers as this energy takes to the role of an idol like a duck to water. The Lunar eclipse can make some people popular and give them high status. It makes us expect success since Jupiter is lucky and with the Moon and has the knack of attracting fortune. Moon trine Jupiter at this Lunar Eclipse can put people just at the right place at the right time. Jupiter is publishing, so those people can find themselves continually in the news or have works that are always in demand in print or media.
Jupiter Square Pluto
Unfortunately Jupiter is still in a battle with Pluto, so he might not be able to give his full attention into peacemaking that angry Lunar Eclipse Mars opposition. Jupiter square Pluto is an important aspect in this Lunar eclipse and it is one of the big aspects of 2017. We have already had this once in February and now it is being re-activated by the Lunar eclipse. (Exact Aug 4.) In the Jupiter square Pluto post I wrote “Jupiter square or opposite Pluto can be a zealous preacher, obsessive predator or magician. Sometimes all at the same time! At its very worst, this archetype is one of a cult leader who abuses his power in order to have sex with his disciples.