August 16th, 2016
A FULL MOON/LUNAR ECLIPSE WILL OCCUR ON AUGUST 18, 2016 5:26 AM EDT AT 25 DEGREES AQUARIUS 52 MINUTES.
New friends, new social situations, working with others and networking. You could even begin studying something new that brings about the opportunities ahead. Breaking the mold, breaking free and moving forward in an authentic way. Uranus has been in Aries for over five years encouraging change and growth. The whole point is to be more of who you are and less of everything that has controlled you. The Sign Aquarius is the sign the Planet Uranus rules. The Aquarius house in your chart is where you break out of restrictions to express your individuality. Ready or not it is time for change. It is good for you so you might as well embrace it. The last five years has been more or less a clean up period. We have learned a lot, fixed a few things, and now it is time for a step into the future. This Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius may just be the ticket to get things moving.
Saturn has been in Sagittarius for a year and a half. Saturn is setting the stage for new things to come. The last time Saturn, the Planet of timing and responsibility, was in Sagittarius was 1986 through 1988. Saturn has been retrograde in Sagittarius since March 25th giving us time to look deeper at the situation we are in. Saturn just made a station. That means it has been dead still for the last week as it begins to move forward again. Just in time for this Eclipse in Aquarius.
A Full Moon is a time when things bear fruit. It is a time to release and let go of what has run its course. It is when things come to a head. It brings the results of the intentions you set at the New Moon. The New Moon on August 2nd was in Leo and it was time to set your intentions for creating and moving forward with what will be fulfilling. We needed to set the tone for what we want. This Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse connects with all the right people and situations to make this happen.
Each sign is divided into three ten degree sections called decanates. This Full Moon is in the Libra decanate of Aquarius. Libra is the sign that gives us the power to relate to others. Beauty, balance, harmony, equality, and justice are important where this is in your chart. This is the sign that works well in partnership with others. This is all about sharing and being fair in all that we do.
Each sign is divided into twelve two and a half degree sections called dwads. One for each sign of the Zodiac. The two and a half degrees of Aquarius where this eclipse occurs is the sign Sagittarius. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter and Jupiter’s current position in Virgo is where we are working it all out. This Full Moon contains the expansive energy of Sagittarius and the work that is needed to move forward. It brings solutions with work and health. Saturn, the Planet of timing and responsibility is in Sagittarius so this Lunar Eclipse is giving us the plan. This is helpful.
The rulers of this Lunar Eclipse are Saturn and Uranus because they both rule Aquarius. Venus because it rules the decanate Libra. Jupiter and Neptune because they both rule the dwad Sagittarius. Uranus indicates the ways in which a person’s urge for freedom and individuality is manifested. It is now in Aries. Uranus in Aries is creating some excitement as you discover who you are. Uranus in Aries is trine the Sun and sextile the Moon at the time to this Eclipse. The urge to step up to the changes you need to make to reveal what you are all about. This is a very favorable energy to help us move forward. Venus is in Virgo keeping company with Mercury and Jupiter. We have improved the tools of daily living and we are healthier than we were last year this time. Let’s keep that going. Virgo is the sign that takes care of details and fixes things. Mars is in Sagittarius joined with Saturn. A disciplined role in learning new things will set the tone for the future. A mutable T-Cross is present at this Full Moon and has been for a year. Be open to learning and what you don’t know get an expert.
THE SABIAN SYMBOL: A HYDROMETER.
This is a symbol of the powers of immediate analysis which enable man to achieve his commonplace or practical goals. Here he has full assurance of an intelligence and order to be found throughout the world of everyday realities, and he comes to see that a very real cooperation of natural conditions and forces may be enlisted for any project of special concern. The individual learns that when he will take responsibility for events he may shape them to his own convenience, and thus find ways to capitalize on any difficulties that arise. The keyword is EFFICIENCY. When positive, the degree is exceptional ability in manipulating the fundamental complexities of living, and when negative, self –defeating worry over trifles. “Sabian Symbols” Marc Edmund Jones.