Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius 27/28 July 2018 – sudden and decisive action

The Full Moon and powerful total Lunar Eclipse this month occurs at 06.20am on 28 July 2018 (Sydney time – AEST) with the Moon at 04 degrees and 44 minutes of the sign of Aquarius, directly opposing the Dignified Sun in Leo. (In New York it occurs on 27 July 2018 at 4.20pm, and in London on 27 July 2018 at 09.20pm).

This is the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century (2001 to 2100), being in effect for 1 hour and 23 minutes, potentially having more impact in uncovering what has been lurking in the unconscious and revealing what has been previously hidden. It is also a blood moon (appearing an orange-red colour due to the refracted or scattered sunlight through the Earth’s atmosphere) and also closely conjuncts Retrograde Mars at 3 degrees 58 minutes of Aquarius – the ‘red planet’ given his association with war. If that wasn’t enough, the eclipse squares (makes a tense aspect) Uranus, ruler of Aquarius, in Taurus at 2 degrees 30 minutes. Since this Sun / Moon / Mars / Uranus T-Square configuration falls in Fixed signs, there could be resistance to change or prevention of progress.

Full moons are times of culmination and completion, and a time of release. Eclipses intensify the full moon. This one is particularly intense, given it’s length and totality – the Moon not only conjuncts Mars but also conjuncts the South Node within a degree as this Node is at 5 degrees and 53 minutes of Aquarius. The South Node too represents a point of release, where we need to let go of what’s comfortable, and to move towards the Leo North Node as a point of growth and integration.

In society-oriented and humanitarian Aquarius, endings may occur in the areas of friendships and groups or social networks, and involve emotional (Moon) frustration or even anger (Mars). There could also be conflict and tension with those in leadership positions (Sun in Leo) about what is just for all (Aquarius). We may need to strike out and detach from the herd, demonstrating our individuality (Aquarius) and shine a light on our own creative self-expression (Leo). The square to Uranus adds a surprise quality, where recklessness could lead to a sudden and unexpected, but decisive, ending. Backtracking Mars exactly squares Uranus for the second of three times on 1 August 2018 (the final square occurring on 19 September 2018).

Being patient and taking a few deep breaths – Aquarius is an Air sign – whilst ‘fuming’ and feeling ‘steamed up’ with Mars Retrograde before (re)acting could save regrets due to haste.

People born with planets or angles within 5 degrees of the eclipse degrees or within 4 degrees 44 minutes Taurus or Scorpio will be most affected, or if your birthday falls on 27/28 July, or 5 days either side.

Where does the eclipse fall in your chart? For a personal chart reading please feel free to contact me on my Contact page: https://astrologyworks.com.au/contact/

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