As I have stated in previous blogs, during a Full Moon, the Sun and Moon are in opposition to each other. A lunar eclipse is a supercharged Full Moon. The fact that light of the Moon, which is really just a reflection of the light of the Sun, is blocked by Earth during a Lunar Eclipse. That fact that light of the Sun is obstructed by our own planet suggests that our mundane perspective prevents us from truly “seeing the light”. It is then symbolic of how we are held in the dark by our own viewpoint and consequent attitude.
On August 5th we will experience a Lunar Eclipse. During this eclipse, the third of the summer, the Sun is in Leo and the Moon is in Aquarius. The opposition between these two signs represents the overall needs of the group (society as a whole) and the individual desire for self realization.
The eclipse will occur in almost 14 degrees of Aquarius. The circumstances that surround this lunation may very well have begun during February of 2008, reached a point of actualization this past November, and finally culminate during the spring of 2010. To add some more perspective, the last time a lunar eclipse occurred in this particular degree was the summer of 1990. These time frames should help the individual to get a general idea of what to expect during the months after this particular eclipse. If this eclipse should happen to make any kind of a connection to any of the planets in a person’s chart, additional information about the influence of the eclipse could be gathered.
Since the eclipse will occur in Aquarius, one can expect the unexpected. An element of surprise that is associated with this sign could manifest itself. Some events could be triggered by friends or group associations. Because of the Leo/Aquarius polarity inherent in this eclipse strong individualism and some peculiar behavior could surface under this influence.
It is always a good idea to consult an astrologer (like me!) for a complete overview of how the eclipses of this summer could affect your life in the months to come.