The Voice of "The People"
August will be a rebellious free-for-all as emotions of “the people” are torn and strung out on the lines of social media and public platforms in the electric rain of lunar energy due us by mid-month. This energy is brought to us Earthlings courtesy of the Universal planetary mirror of heavenly bodies, or in this case, the lunar energy of the August 18th lunar eclipse at 25 degrees of Aquarius. This energy bodes well for farewells, for diabolical goodbyes and frankly, for harsh words as well as creative thinking. The eclipse, ruled by Uranus and the Moon, brings a new sense of lunacy, which is standard for full moons when the body’s elevation of fluids presses the emotional heartstrings of our consciousness. Finding a way to harness this energy, will indeed require creative networking and conscious decisions over emotional outbursts as well as regret. Grounding oneself is key to using this energy productively, yet there will always be an element of existence that is void of our own control.
Aquarius, the wild-child, the rocket scientist, the kook whose ideas simpletons cannot realize, will be alive and well for all of August, raising the standards of “the people” to better describe their own ideas and faults. Aquarius represents us all in some way, for its sign is used to denote public events in general with prediction. That is, I have always used it in this astrological arena, and it has never failed to deliver. Finding our own inner ingenuity will reign with this energy and delivering our voice will be needed to matter in public opinion and to be delivered to the collective consciousness.
The collective consciousness is kind of like the ‘cloud’ version of existence. We collect everything that we are and deliver it up to this universal data collection that in turn continues to support all humans in creating new ideas. It supports our inner consciousness and delivers synchronicities to our daily lives. Without getting too far off subject, every opinion that you have and voice builds this collective data and others draw from your contributions. So, understand that the information that you gather and deliver to others during an Aquarius eclipse, will surely seed the future and especially the memory bank of “the people.”
As this eclipse is Lunar, it will bring emotional responses from many people, most likely about the highest concerns that involve large groups of people in general. Females will feature and information released about certain females in the public eye will continue to embolden society with shocking information that is delivered via electronic communication. (I will admit, Hillary and the emails come to mind.) I state this opinion because as we look to the eclipse chart, we see a sextile reaching out to Uranus in Aries which, technically will support our emotions AND females. Nevertheless, Aries is the sign of the warrior, ruled by Mars, so it brings an element of fiery anger to the fold to support this femme fetale. This bold and brazen move will be sure to bring an uprising in voice from the public, BUT there is an air of caution to be examined as Saturn and Neptune will be square urging deception including theft, lies and audio tape. Moreover, the support of lighting quick Uranus ( ruling all electrical devices, lighting and sudden events) will be a chart topper, being doubly strong in this partially Uranus ruled Eclipse, and collaborating with the great war hero Aries, The Ram. Do not doubt that Uranus and Pluto are still at work in the undercurrent pulling apart the seams of society to lessen corruption in government, so what we see displayed is really the evolution of something new being built. In the end, I choose to believe that the stores of collective consciousness built and maintained by both physical and spiritual contribution, are powerful enough to sway the tide in the right direction. As above, so below and everything for a reason—in its season!
While we observe the collective, we have to be grounded in the present and according to our own purpose in life, become aware in our individual contributions. Understanding the energy can really help to guide us to what is important.
What we truly have here with this eclipse energy, folks, is a recipe for sudden anger and war in public places that is filled with illusion and deception. Terrorist attacks, fires, lightning storms, riots, air casualties---these events are all possibilities leading up to the 18th when the lunar eclipse takes place. Females will make the headlines and in all of our personal lives, home, females and real-estate will become the center of all of our attention and events.
Communication will be a key player in all of our lives for better or worse during the eclipse activation period which includes all of August. Finding time to communicate on open levels void of anger and blame can really be the best option for creating a positive contribution to the collective. For example, it is election season in the United States, and in a world hungry for change according to their own opinions and perspectives, it is hard to tone down the rebellion against the status quo—whatever that may be to each individual and party perspective. The United States chart will feel this lunar eclipse as we are a Moon ruled Cancer nation, often under display during lunar events. What is happening here in this country with extreme Left and Right parties, corruption and indignation, will bring monumental awareness to the world about both how to handle security issues (Pluto) and how to respectfully answer the call of “the people’s” aggressive voice, as told by Uranus transiting Aries.
From the beginning of the month, we see key players involved as a New Moon in Leo on August 2nd, provokes attention, bragging abilities and encourages people to be aggressive. The Lion, bold, daring and proud becomes the norm for these two weeks between the New Moon and the Lunar Eclipse, reaching into our individual lives to make us all a little more, well…Leo! We may finally have the courage to embark on a new tryst, or preen ourselves for a new event. Coincidentally, this New Moon will conjunct Donald Trump’s natal Pluto and with his Mars on the ASC and Uranus conjunct the Sun, he embodies the energy of the eclipse and will definitely continue to be a major player in this eclipse season. The fact that the eclipse conjuncts his Part of Fortune within three degrees, suggests that there could be a financial hit for him, a loss of luck, but with the sextile to Aries, he is supported by contributions and supplemental resources. With Uranus currently transiting his 8th house, his finances will be a bit up and down for a few more years to come.
For the public, “the people”, this eclipse seems rather mild but perhaps I am biased having lived through many transits of the Cardinal Cross to my natal planets. The greatest issue that I see with this eclipse is that voices want to be heard, anger is rampant and deception is underfoot. In individual lives, this deception will play out according to the subjects outlined in the houses of Neptune and Saturn’s placement as truth is both hidden and revealed. This is a destabilizing influence, unable to gain ground in solid or liquid matters. It mostly provides a delay for us all to truly understand the values and motivations of others. Financial loss is to be had and we may constantly be reminded of the importance of financial security and what it will require to obtain that in this lifetime. Saturn and Neptune ask us to acknowledge our own losses and go further by also acknowledging our blessings in comparison of those around us.
Venus will trine Pluto during the eclipse prodding us towards a seductive forum that yearns for something more meaningful and deep, but also craves isolation and encourages us to indulge in a secret or two. Mars and Saturn are conjunct preventing any real movement, which really emphasizes the frustrations experienced during this eclipse. Jupiter and Mercury ride together, which also contributes to the wagging of tongues, texting and up rise in communication.
The eclipse energy will already have been activated by August’s beginning but trip days are closer as we near the 18th. In its usual lunar transit, the moon will hit Pluto on the 15th and 16th, bringing control issues and frustration for change to a head. Next, the moon will enter Aquarius by the 17th, pushing the energy forward and finally by the 22nd, its movement into Aries, will bring a breakthrough or sudden rush of energy that will elevate each of us to speak our truth. The moon’s movement into Aries a couple days after he eclipse, gathered with the waning Eclipse energy, brings surprises and retriggers anxieties, anger and aggression about the components we are currently facing in life and about the revealed news that the eclipse will have brought the majority of us. Finding time alone, seems to be a necessity here, but this eclipse season may not allow it. News, travel, communication, sudden events, lies, deception, bold accusations, big personalities, and possible attacks—these subjects are fluent with this energy.
Finding a few moments alone will help prevent burnout during the electric, emotional energy of August. Understanding your own personal plight verses the plights of others is always the beginning of an altruistic perspective. Watch your words with those close to you, especially females. However, realizing that boundaries need to be raised in light of deception AND realizing that controlling, negative people intent on destroying our personal purpose may actually require removal of one female from our inner circle, will help to sustain us through the current planetary changes.
In August, expect endings, even unexpectedly. Allow yourself time to adjust, after all eclipses generally take six months to develop and permeate consciousness. The open conversations with others this month as we take in this energy are going to push us towards financial obligations due us in September as two eclipses in Pisces and Virgo, sway in the balance of Saturn square Neptune which will require trial and error negotiations with others. Until then, speak your truth, uncover deception, stay grounded, and be tolerant when acceptable with vigilance against danger.