Aquarius Full Moon August 18 at 2:26 am PDT


Written by Wendy Cicchetti

This Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is the beginning of a rare and unusual series of three sequencial Eclipses. This Aquarius Full moon starts the trio, then a New Moon Solar eclipse on September 1st, and ends with the Full Moon Lunar eclipse on the 16th of September.

This Full Moon eclipse will be a partial (penumbral) Eclipse of the Moon that will be visible during Moonset in the western parts of North America & South America, the eastern tip of Russia, the Bering Sea, and the Aleutian Islands; and during Moonrise in the Marshall Islands, Australia, eastern half of Indonesia, Japan, North and South Korea.

An Eclipse has great power. It provides a doorway for manifestation at a faster pace. This intense 29 day eclipse cycle provides us with a long period of extra potent energy for big changes to occur and to make real our thoughts and desires. What do you truly want? What changes would you like to see in the world? What doors could you open for entertaining new ideas and aquarian vision? Use this extra powerful time wisely to set in motion your desires and to contribute to improving the world we all share.

The Age of Aquarius represents the juncture in a 26,000-year cycle, a time of global citizenship and collective awareness and oneness. This is truly the time, as many have prophesied, that ushers in the new paradigm of evolutionary thinking and being. The old ways are being dismantled before our eyes and a new era filled with systems that work for all are emerging.

These are unsettling times as our very foundations appear to be toppling. But evolution is a must, however challenging, for the overall good of humanity and the survival of our planet. The strong astrological energies pushing for our evolution are never arbitrary. Man can easily become complacent, not taking the time and focus necessary to uncover the shadow and expose what must shift. So we are forced to move forward by these intense energies creating enough discomfort to make the necessary changes. Many old thought systems must be left behind as the forward momentum will no longer sustain those ideas and beliefs that have continued to hold us back. And pervasive corruption that oppresses the vulnerable and weakest among us must end. We must ferret out the nepharious among us and replace their corruption with new love centered, and futuristic ideals.

All Full Moons shed light on the shadow. Leo’s shadow is attention seeking, with self-centered and narcissistic behavior, unconcerned with the needs of others. The dark side of Aquarius is theoretical and doesn’t see the need to represent the ideal in his own home and heart. Leo is the sign that rules the heart and this Full Moon emphasis that we must see through our hearts’ eyes to dissolve the shadows as we move toward global peace and tolerance.

Mercury is in a conjunction with Jupiter in the sign of Virgo. This powerful aspect helps us to expand our thinking and increase our knowledge. It helps us to see the bigger picture of our existence. It supports expanding understanding and scientific breakthroughs for health and philosophy. This brainy energy supports all meaningful communications, writing and blogging, publishing, humanitarian interests and travel.

This is a powerful time to meet with like minded friends and share stimulating ideas and visions for a peaceful world. “Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness. And so to whatever degree any one of us can bring back a small piece of the picture and contribute it to the building of the new paradigm, then we participate in the redemption of the human spirit, and that after all is what it’s really all about.” (Terence McKenna)

A Full Moon symbolizes the fulfillment of the seeds planted at a previous New Moon or some earlier cycle. Each Full Moon reminds us of the seeds that may be coming to maturity, to their fullness, to fruition, to the place where the fruits or gifts are received. It may seem that fulfillment of our goals takes a long time. Some intentions may manifest within the two week phase prior to the next New or Full Moon. Some however, depending on their complexity, may take a much longer time. Just remember that our thoughts and emotions set Universal Action in motion and much work takes place behind the scenes as everything is orchestrated for fulfillment. Keep visualizing your goals as though you have already attained them and they will eventually manifest. Do not concern yourself with current conditions or worry about controlling it. The universe takes care of those details. Just keep seeing what you want, and move in that direction with your actions, and give no energy to what you don’t want. Patience is required.

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