A very powerful and potent Full Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse will transpire tonight at 9:15 pm PST. As this is the last eclipse on the Leo/Aquarius axis, it will bring a theme that started in late summer of 2017 to an end.
However, the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse highlights the very first degree of the signs Leo and Aquarius, which means as things are coming to a head in the areas of our life, where the eclipse has an impact, we could experience a sudden and unexpected awakening or revelation that concerns our identity, personal life and children and this could confront or conflict us in regard to starting anew in matters of personal creativity and purpose versus social creativity and group purpose.
In any case, this eclipse has the potential to stir up our emotions for better or for worse. The eclipse energies are involved in stressful aspects to Jupiter in Sagittarius, emphasizing the need to look into our long-term options in this context. Jupiter-ruled Venus in Sagittarius is square Neptune in Pisces, Mars in Aries is square Saturn in Capricorn and sesqui-quadrate Ceres in Scorpio, who is also quincunx Uranus in Aries and trine Chiron in Pisces, while Mercury in Capricorn is semi-sextile Vesta in Aquarius and Pallas in Libra is squaring the nodal axis across Cancer/Capricorn.
Thus, we could be feeling disillusioned or disappointed and uncertain as the result of unfulfilled expectations, longings, dreams and visions. Our intentions and initiatives are met with obstacles, limitations and resistance and our self-assertion or actions are curtailed time- and structure-wise.
Therefore, it is important to take some kind of action to influence the nurturing principle in our life, especially in regard to our work or business and shared values. Necessary adjustments have to be made if we want to see change or progress and bridge the issue. We have to set our agenda accordingly and make decisions that take care of and support our future prospects, thereby breaking with unproductive or outdated patterns of the past. With Venus approaching a conjunction with Jupiter, we know what we want and aim for greater opportunities, happiness and fulfillment. The Sun’s ingress to Aquarius early this morning ushered in a period, during which we seek to reform our life, reinvent ourselves and individualize.
As the Capricorn lunation cycle climaxes with this special Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse, the impulse that sounded forth at the time of the Leo New Moon back in August of last year, also comes to fruition. In the symbolical language of the Sabian Symbols we get the following: ‘Exercise’ – ‘the need for physical activity and play’ (keynote of the SS for the SE/Cap NM) has caused ‘the mobilization of vital energies under the spur of ambition’ (SS for the FM/LE) and ‘freedom from social rigidity’ (keynote of the SS for the Leo NM from August 2018) has resulted in ‘the concretization of an ideal’ (keynote of the SS for the Aquarian Sun).
The Sabian Symbol for the LE/Full Moon at 00:51 Leo states:
“Blood rushes to a man’s head as his vital energies are mobilized under the spur of ambition. Keynote: An irruption of bio-psychic energies into the ego-controlled field of consciousness – CONFLAGRATION.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 00:51 Aquarius states:
“An old adobe mission in California. Keynote: The power inherent in all great human works to endure far beyond the workers’ life spans – THE CONCRETIZATION OF AN IDEAL.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 131-132 and 248-249, respectively)
Implied by these symbolical pictures is that we are upping our game in order to see the desired result.
Tarot card of the day is “The Emperor”, symbolizing the masculine principle, the animus within us and the patriarchy. This card is representative of structure and stability and thus implies that we’re creating order out of chaos by mapping out what needs to be done, sticking with the plan and seeing it through to its completion. We have to be highly organized and coordinated in our approach and must maintain our concentration and focus. Moreover, we need to become or bring forth our own authority and know that we can master our world.