The lunar eclipse on Monday August 7, 2017 is at 15° Aquarius.
The lunar eclipse August 2017 astrology is a mixed bag of demanding and easy aspects. Jupiter square Pluto has a direct link to the Moon and Sun. This links says that you passion and urge for personal success and self-realization will have quite the impact on your mood, your mental and physical state, your close relationships and your behavior in general.
Be careful as the Lunar eclipse full moon August 2017 brings the potential to awaken your selfishness, greediness, self-centeredness and ruthlessness on your way to glory. Remember, don’t step on people on your way to the top, you might meet them on your way down.
Luckily, there is always a silver lining, so this correlation between the lunar eclipse and Jupiter and Pluto has it own positive aspects that can show us the right way to avoid potentially hazardous situations, or at least, try to. I am not saying happiness and bliss are a far-fetched theory during this period, but you really need to play all your cards right.
Lunar Eclipse Meaning
Full Moon August 2017 lunar eclipse is all about interpersonal relationships. The Sun opposite Moon qualities of emotions and instincts reach their full potential at a lunar eclipse. This situation will allow you to take a closer introspective look at your current relationships and see them from a more balanced and realistic perspective. It will be quite easy to pinpoint any imbalances causing disharmony in your relationships, but you first need to get in touch with your needs and intentions, and those of the people around you.
With a lunar eclipse in particular, the blotting out of the Moon represents a resetting of emotions, clearing away the emotional baggage of the previous six months. The horoscope for a lunar eclipse is like a snapshot in time, but like old style photography, it takes time to develop.
This is especially beneficial times for performing spiritual practices such as chanting, meditation and mantra repetition, and are considered inauspicious times for initiating significant activities. An eclipse is also a time to refrain from traveling or beginning long journeys. If you find it necessary to travel during an eclipse, stay vigilant and alert.
In an eclipse the is a heightened level of energy that impacts both the environment and our own internal environment in many different ways. For example, digestive power is greatly reduced, and therefore it is best to eat lightly. Many animals and birds refrain from eating and are drawn to sleep during an eclipse. It’s a time when nature turns within.
The energetic effects of the eclipse can occur up to 2 or 3 days before and after the eclipse. Due to the potent energy released by an eclipse, emotions (both positive and negative) can be heightened and mishaps can happen more easily. Therefore, during this time it is important to be especially mindful of our thoughts, words, and actions. In this way we can contribute to the welfare of the whole universe.
An eclipse has a profound inward pull on our consciousness, and so it is an ideal time to do spiritual practice, offering beneficial energy to ourselves and others.
The August 7 lunar eclipse marks the end of an eclipse phase which began with the February 2017 Lunar Eclipse. Together with the August 21 solar eclipse, it will remain active until the lunar eclipse on January 31, 2018.
Lunar Eclipse August 2017 Astrology
The August 7 lunar eclipse in the Sign of Aquarius is actually in the Constellation of Capricornus. The Sea Goat has a great influence over human affairs and brings significant changes in fields like climate and political relations. A lunar eclipse in the “Mansion of Kings” has a strong focus on world leaders and powerful politicians and their rise to power, with a negative aspect of assassinations and overthrows. Unfavorably situated with regards to lunar eclipses (opposite Mars) the constellation is a signal of big storms, especially at sea.
After the lunar eclipse itself (Sun opposite Moon), Jupiter square Pluto is the strongest and most important aspect in the chart. The strong influence of Jupiter square Pluto is felt four days before the eclipse and it keeps working and affecting us as a major influence in the background. This aspect makes you want to succeed, and succeed big-time. It could be a pet project or career that you feel this intense drive to reach the top.
Success, power and influence are all possible, but without some care, there will be a price to pay. Ruthless determination, greed and corruption may get you there quicker and make you more money, but at what cost? Your personal life is the most likely area to suffer, especially your closest relationships. Remember a lunar eclipse highlights your emotions, home life and partners.
Moon trine Jupiter increases your chance of success, wealth and happiness. It encourages harmony in relationships and will soften the ruthless nature of your ambitions. Moon trine Jupiter also encourages a more moral and ethical approach. Intimate relationship will benefit from your openness and honesty. New relationships started now will be based on these same genuine qualities. Mutual respect and understanding can lead to very successful personal and business partnerships.
Sun sextile Jupiter brings optimism, good luck and happiness. This is an ideal time to meet your goals as there should be little or no resistance. Starting new projects will benefit from the growth and expansion of Jupiter. Others will be generous and hospitable toward you, especially Jupiter type people like judges and other authority figures. Other means to expand your horizons may include further education and long distance travel.
Moon opposite Mars will make you impatient to succeed and easily angered by any delays. Little things will annoy you that you would normally ignore. Anger and a tendency to act without thinking increase the risk of minor irritations turning into arguments or fights. Relationships with your partner, family and close friends are most likely to suffer from your impulsive actions and aggressive instincts. Channeling your aggressive energy toward hard work and competition will reduce the risk of conflict.
Sun conjunct Mars brings an abundance of energy and initiative which must be used constructively, otherwise there can be damaging consequences. If this hot energy were to build up in your body, it would be spontaneously released without control. Such a release of uncontrolled hot energy would be rapid and destructive, hurting yourself or others. Physical activity is preferred but the brain can also burn up a lot of energy. Your sex drive could go through the roof. Baby making suits the creative and productive nature of this aspect. You can express your identity through physical actions.
Full Moon August 2017 Hidden Clues
When there are a number of different aspects linking up to form a pattern, energy usually flows in one particular direction. Problems always come before solutions so you begin with the challenging red aspects and find your way to the blue harmonious aspects.
In the lunar eclipse August 2017 astrology chart above, you start with Sun opposite Moon and Jupiter square Pluto. This combination represents the polarities in your life and relationship tensions, compounded by selfishness, greed and ruthlessness. The flow of energy, I think, will move from Moon > Sun > Pluto > Jupiter > Moon. This cycle will keep repeating in a continuous loop until all the loose ends are tied up and your problems are solved.
The aim is to arrive at Moon trine Jupiter success and happiness. This warm and engaging aspect will also offer solutions to your problems. There is one more aspect directly linked to this full moon eclipse. The green line from Sun to Pluto is a minor aspect called a quincunx.
The quincunx, or inconjunct aspect, causes irritation and tension but also solutions and the release of tension, similar to the dynamics involved in wounding and healing. Traditional astrologers ignore this aspect of karmic adjustment and miss the hidden clues held within.
Sun quincunx Pluto will highlight some specific problem areas in your life that must be resolved to move from the unstable red state to the peaceful blue state. It makes this lunar eclipse a turning point in life that may be felt as a mini crisis or threat. A buildup of pressure to an intense level can result in neurotic, obsessive or destructive behavior. An event or person may trigger this tipping point by taking away your personal power.
Reacting by trying to control and manipulate others will result in conflict and bruised egos. Compromise is needed. Sublimate your ego by letting go and trusting in a higher power. This exercise in self-improvement will transform your life for the better and have a positive effect on your loved ones.
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