• Article Window: Aug 18
• The Full Moon is Thursday, Aug 18, 2:26 AM PDT
• Sun is 26° Leo, Moon is 26° Aquarius
• Next New Moon: Sept 1
• Current New Moon Theme (Aug 2 – Sept 1): Self-expression and Spontaneous Activity
Our Lunar Eclipse delivers a Cosmic Gift that results in a new awareness, ability or insight that you can use for inspired action in your life. The cosmic gift is delivered through a portal that opens in the Zodiac at the exact moment of the Eclipse.
The Eclipse portal will remain open and active until the Moon returns to this location in the sky during the next lunar cycle. In the coming 4 weeks, while the portal is open, look for ways to celebrate and take inspired action, especially through the nature of the Full Moon gift and whatever you have embraced or experienced during the current Lunar cycle. Be patient with challenges that emerge in the coming days, recognizing that they are also a necessary part of your expansion.
Lunar Eclipse Astrology Article: New Levels of Mental Peak Performance
Our Lunar Eclipse astrology is providing you with new levels of mental clarity. This includes a more efficient way to process information and the ability to react to your circumstances with an increased sense of possibility. This will enable you to make decisions from a more expanded perspective than before.
Every Lunar Eclipse is unique, delivering something special and useful and available for you to use in your life. This Eclipse is no exception. With the Olympic games in full swing, we are collectively aware of the experience of peak performance within sporting events. The energies that are being released at this Eclipse can be experienced as a kind of “peak performance” of the Mind. What this Full Moon Eclipse provides is an avenue for accessing peak levels of mental efficiency, especially through the arena of mental clarity and expanded perspective.
With the Full Moon and in the days to come you can expect to experience an extra jolt of mental efficiency offering new gifts of mental awareness and perception. These abilities begin with the Full Moon and continue throughout the upcoming four weeks, until Sept. 14th when the Moon returns to 26° Aquarius and the Eclipse portal closes.
The Bigger Picture
The Universe is always providing opportunity for our growth at exactly the right time. Knowing that gifts and opportunities do come when the timing is right, the question I like to ask is, “Why is the universe providing me with this gift of extra brain-power now, at this particular time?”
To find the answer it’s helpful to review the significance of the Lunar cycle. Each New Moon releases a wave of new energy that unfolds over the ensuing 28 days. It takes an entire Lunar month to integrate and master the new signature before we can call it our own. Midway through the cycle, the Full Moon provides important context and insight into how we can use these energies in the bigger picture of our lives.
This month’s theme, beginning with the Leo New Moon on Aug 2, centers on the development of your self-expression, especially as it relates to what you know the be true, so that your actions can spontaneously reflect your alignment with your own expansion.
This month’s Full Moon expands this theme. It taps directly into the large realms of Virgo and Uranus for the purpose of buffering, or shielding, from the superficial meaning of simple data within your circumstances and experiences. What is important is the significance of events. In the weeks to come you will step into new abilities that enable you to discern the difference between appearance and significance.
The bigger picture involves you not reacting to any information or events until you have a better understanding of the larger context. In this way you don’t waste time and energy being non-productive or getting off-track.
To sum it up, this Eclipse opens a clear pathway to increased awareness and an ability for making good decisions and responding to circumstances through a new level of mental efficiency and clarity.
The qualities of increased mental performance are amplified by the powerful stellium of activity in Virgo (the north node, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury the ruler of Virgo). While this stellium is significant on its own, it also forms key aspects to both Uranus and the eclipsed Full Moon.
Uranus is able to transcend everyday reality with glimpses of the big picture. The Full Moon in the air sign of Aquarius naturally gravitates to the bigger picture. The stellium in Virgo is able to put it all together and expands into understanding with a quality of ease (Jupiter in Virgo).
The deeper meaning of this pattern lies in accessing Virgo’s superpower of discrimination. This is Virgo’s special ability not to jump to the first conclusion to which the facts point. In this case, discrimination leads to your ability to discern what is real and significant within the context of the bigger picture.
While your immediate experience may be a boost in memory and productivity, the real power of this Lunar Eclipse lies in your ability to harness this boost in order to see the bigger picture of your life and to allow the insight to expand into something larger.
Happy Lunar Eclipse,