Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius- August 7, 2017: The Invention of You

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

This is the story of an orphaned boy who lives in a Paris train station repairing the clocks. All he has is an Automaton his father left him before he perished in a fire. Hugo believes the Automaton (Aquarius) contains a message from his father but is missing a heart shaped key in order to unlock the message. Hugo is reclusive (Aquarius) and has no friends, but one day a chance meeting with a girl at the train station who happens to be wearing a heart (Leo) shaped key necklace sets them off on adventure to unlock the Automaton (Aquarius). Once the Automaton (Aquarius) is unlocked, it reveals an image of a scene from a film called ‘A Trip to the Moon’ (Eclipse). I won’t spoil the rest of the story, but I feel it is the perfect representation of this Aquarius Lunar Eclipse. Connecting to with others might very well be the key to the answers you seek. Bringing 3 unconnected parts of yourself together Unconscious (Moon) Practical (Earth) Higher Self (Sun) to create a master version of yourself is the greatest invention of all time. 

 

Things are coming to a tail end (South Node) so to speak from the February eclipses. Eclipses are times of dramatic completions, and are vortices of manifestation.

A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the Moon and Sun casting an earthly shadow on the Moon. The Moon represents our emotions, subversive nature, our unconscious, our happiness, and our incarnation imprint. When the Earth’s shadow eclipses the Moon- what we feel becomes grounded into practical reality. We take all of those elusive Moony qualities and turn them into the brick and mortar of our life.

The Full Moon Eclipse is occurring in Aquarius which rules the 11th house. The 11th house is connected to our peers, social groups, hopes, wishes, and our tribe. We will all be faced with the truth of whether we are sacrificing our identity to fit in, or are we soooo different that we are losing out on opportunities to connect? Aquarius rules all that is different, innovative, unique, inventive, surprises, and thoughtful. The negative expressions are detachment and irresponsibility. A key lesson to learn from the Eclipse is let go (South Node) of that which is inhibiting your progress (Aquarius) and to embrace that which will allow you to be YOU. The Lunar Eclipse is going to show you the full potential of your interactions with others- regardless of where this Eclipse is happening in your natal chart. 

Aspects:

Jupiter in Libra which is all about meaningful connections will be trine this Eclipse suggesting that there is a need to widen your social interactions.

Mars in Leo Conjunct Sun in Leo- need to stand out. Remember- when you are yourself, everyone notices you!

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*Featured Image is from the 1902 film by Georges Méliès, ‘A Trip to the Moon.’

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Nodal Axis Change May 9, 2017: The New Renaissance

A rustling of silk taffeta can be heard, a artist adds a dash of crimson to his fresco, a lion roars in the Colosseum signalling a fight, marble statues of men litter the gardens, a gilded rebirth is on the horizon, the sparkling palace of your heart awaits an insurgence of creative embellishment.

On May 9, 2017 the nodal axis changes from Virgo/Pisces to Leo/Aquarius until November 7, 2018. The Virgo/Pisces axis was one of aligning to spirit through extracting the spiritual nutrients and discarding the toxins of illusions. The Leo/Aquarius axis is one of embracing the new version of ourselves un-apologetically. Leo represents creativity, self expression, individuality, and the inner child. Aquarius energy represents the other and the collective consciousness. This next year and half is asking us to let go of group conditioning and follow our hearts, wherever that may lead us. The Leo north node will be guiding us to embracing our individuality and uniqueness regardless of what others may think. The south node will be challenging this, luring us back into the cult of of what other people might think about our choices and decisions. Using discernment will be a huge help during what is a delicate time of me versus them. Remember, if every lion thought about what the animals thought of them, they wouldn’t be the kings and queens of the jungle. They own their title proudly, so embrace the throne and wear your crown proudly. If you find yourself becoming the cowardly lion, you will know that you aren’t listening to your inner roar.

I personally feel we will be entering a new renaissance during this next year and a half. The Renaissance of history was a time of building upon classical antiquity (Aquarius) but transforming the traditional into something new and creative (Leo). This will be a period where the old you will be left in the past in favour of your rebirth. On a collective scale I think creativity will flourish thanks to the innovative foundation of Aquarius. A more humanist approach to everything from politics, economics, to art will be much more self centred, hence Mr. Leo Donald Trump’s policy of “America First.”  It will be a tense time where selfishness at the expense of others will be seen in many major areas. Respecting other’s opinions without sacrificing yourself will be the challenge during this time. Coming out victoriously means that you turn others down with love (heart=Leo) as opposed to arrogance. The good thing is that the water bearer Aquarius will always be there to dampen the fiery flames of Leo if things do go unchecked. If you would like to see what you will be re-birthing in your life, check to see where the Leo/Aquarius axis falls in your natal chart.

We may not see the erections of basilicas, or the spread of religious iconography, but what we will see are more subtle examples of grandeur- self love, creativity, independence, and the pursuit of happiness………..and what more beautiful ornamentation could you ask for?

 

Aries Rising- 5th house Leo/11th house Aquarius

Embrace your creativity, focus on bringing out your inner child. Let go of people pleasing and be selective with regards to your social circles.

 

Taurus Rising- 4th house Leo/10th house Aquarius

The focus will shift to your home life, beautify your dwelling, animal prints and exotic decor will be favoured during this time. Lion cubs at home might be more needy. Career will take a back seat, so let go and have fun with the family!

 

Gemini Rising- 3rd house Leo/9th house Aquarius

Stellar communication will be your forte so spend time writing, blogging, public speaking, and having those heart to heart conversations. 9th house Aquarius is asking you to let go of preaching and to communicate your own philosophy of life.

 

Cancer Rising-2nd house Leo/8th house Aquarius

This is your time to earn big and to become self sufficient. Releasing financial co-dependency will become easier for you.

 

Leo Rising- 1st House Leo/7th House Aquarius

Okay all you lions and lionesses this is your time to roar! Happening in your first house, the Leo north node is asking you to be confident and bold without approval seeking from your partners.

 

Virgo Rising- 12th house Leo/6th house Aquarius

Virgo risings will be entering the jungles of spirituality, play around with divination and spirit and let go of the rigidity of everyday routines.

 

Libra Rising- 11th house Leo/5th house Aquarius

The Leo north node is asking you to find a new lion pack to join. Put yourself out there by joining social circles and finding some fierce female companions. Saying goodbye to lackluster hobbies and romantic relationships will allow you to pursue more engaging activities.

 

Scorpio Rising- 10th house Leo/4th house Aquarius

The career will be Scorpio ASC’s domain this next year and a half. Don’t be afraid of having more responsibilities or accepting a promotion. Home and family will be stable in order to focus on career aspirations.

 

Sagittarius Rising- 9th house Leo/3rd house Aquarius

Higher education, forming new philosophies, and foreign travel will be favoured. This is encouraging you to speak your truth and to remove outdated theories and spiritual information from your life.

 

Capricorn Rising- 8th house Leo/2nd house Aquarius

Getting your finances in order will be the focus for you. Refinance, budget, take out a loan. Revamping your spiritual practices will be getting underway, so don’t expect to be holding onto what no longer serves you.

 

Aquarius Rising- 7th house Leo/1st house Aquarius

Get ready for a time of relationships! Pay attention to mirroring as this will be a period of self discovery for you.

 

Pisces Rising- 6th house Leo/12 house Aquarius

This is the time of cleaning up your everyday life. Start a new health regime, balance your work and home life, and get productive! Now is not the time to become the hermit, hiding yourself away from the world for introspection. Work hard and play hard this year.

2018 Bridal Trends for the 12 Zodiac Signs

Venus in Aries- Anne Barge 

Venus in Aries ladies are assertive in their power and fair better in clean simple classic dresses that will not take the attention away from their self confident auras. Take a cue from Anne Barge’s 2018 Bridal Collection- a nod to the 1960s featuring Brigitte Bardot hairdos, deep v necklines, bows, and classic silhouettes, with a dash of lace, or try a pantsuit from Viktor & Rolf’s minimalist collection that screams miss Venus in Aries- Audrey Hepburn.

Muse- Audrey Hepburn

Aries Oracle

Venus in Taurus- Elie Saab

Venus in Taurus ladies are all about luxury and comfort. Feminine silhouettes, pink, lace, and tulle bring the Venusian feminine energy out for these brides. Go for an Elie Saab princess gown. Imagine your big day as a sepia Lana Del Rey music video, full of pink flower crowns, sparkling jewels, and sunset peach skies.

Muse- Lana Del Rey

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Venus in Gemini- Houghton

Venus in Gemini brides love sparkle and risque dresses.On their wedding day, their seductive twin likes to come out and play, leaving behind their more demure sophisticated twin. Cue Venus in Gemini lady Jennifer Lopez. Try a gown from Houghton, sparkly and a little revealing.

Muse- Jennifer Lopez

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Cancer- Temperley London?

Venus in Cancer brides look their best in lace and vintage feminine gowns that will represent their delicate nature. Angelina Jolie’s Venus in Cancer gifts her with a graceful elegance. I would suggest a Temperley London gown featuring old lace with a dash of pink.

Muse- Angelina Jolie

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Leo- Jenny Packham

Leo brides look ferocious in red and bold designs, anything that will make them stand out from the rest of the pack. Jenny Packham’s 2018 Bridal collection featured some red hot dresses, perfect for any Leoline Queen.

Muse- Gina Lollobrigida

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Venus in Virgo- Carolina Hererra

Venus in Virgo brides look ravishing in conservative simple gowns that denote wholesome charm and innocence. Look to Carolina Herrera for her elegant crisp gowns to save the day.

Muse- Audrey Tautou

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Libra- Lela Rose

Venus in Libra brides look their best in classic elegant pieces with a touch of pink and sparkle. Being the second air sign of the zodiac, they are drawn to lighter airy fabrics. Think a combination of Hollywood Grace Kelly mixed with Princess Grace, who by the way was a Venus in Libra.

Muse- Grace Kelly

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Scorpio- Reem Acra 

Being the witchy dark Venuses of the zodiac, Venus in Scorpio ladies look ravishing in touches of black and Gothic elements. Observe any Winona Ryder look whose Venus in Scorpio gives her a black magic aesthetic.

Muse- Winona Ryder

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Sagittarius- Naem Khan

Sagittarius’ are the adventurers of the Zodiac and should wear risk taking gowns on their big day.

Muse- Katy Perry

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Capricorn- Marchesa

Capricorn brides like dresses that are practical, simple, and conservative. A touch of black adds sophistication and a sense of grounding that these earthy beauties are known for. Marchesa’s 2018 bridal collection exudes Capricorn style.

Muse- Scarlett Johansson

Venus in Capricorn

Aquarius- Vera Wang

As the bohemian babes of the Zodiac, Aquarius brides need something unique and hippy. Anything that evokes an easy breezy peasant dress with unusual detailing is right up their alley. Vera Wang’s collection was risky and avant-garde, making her collection perfect for Aquarian brides.

Muse- Paris Hilton

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Pisces- Zuhair Murad

These dreamy mystical brides look gorgeous in anything with illusion sleeves or bodices as well as anything that gives off a major mermaid vibe. Touches of tulle, lace, sparkle, and blue will also do.

Muse- Penelope Cruz

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New Moon in Aquarius: It’s a New Dawn

Date: January 27, 28

Time: 4:07pm Eastern Time, January 28- 12:07am Universal Time

Moonbeams- originality, transformation, breakthroughs

Our first lunation of 2017 happens in the awakening sign of Aquarius at 8 degrees.The theme of these past 9 years have been about this is who I was and this is who I am. These next 9 years will be about, this is who I am, and this is where I am going.

8 is the number of manifestation and infinity, meaning the changes that occur now will have a long lasting effect. Aquarius energy is intellectual, mystical, free, and unique, and coupled with the manifestation power of 8, be prepared to witness some major changes that will unfold over the course of this year. We started of the new year and December 31st with Uranus energy, so expect the awakenings of Aquarius to be expedited due to the quickening energy of Uranus. January 27 marks the 13th lunar moon according to Chinese Astrology which sees the year of the fire rooster take hold. The fire energy of the rooster coincides with all of the trines or (stargates as I like to refer to them) which are all happening in the fire signs this year. Get ready for rapid changes, breakthroughs all year long.

On this day there is also a square happening between Venus in Pisces and Saturn in Sagittarius. This suggests that a total restructuring is needed in order for us to truly experience change. A colliding of the dream world with the harsh reality will be felt, but this is to ensure that you have a crystal quartz clear image of where you are headed. Aquarius encourages us to shift our perspectives, to look up to the cosmic skies of wonder and look at yourself from a bird’s eye view. I compare this energy to the Tower and Chariot of the Tarot. Old ways of thinking are being demolished in order for us to step into the bubblegum pink energy of ascension and endless possibilities, that is Aquarius.

We are all experiencing some major shifts happening right now, that is allowing us to move into a larger realm of consciousness. Chances are, you have already changed your mind regarding something that you had your heart set on. The Venus-Saturn square forces you to rethink and face the harsh reality of your current situation. But with a new moon in Aquarius, this is making sure that you are being true to yourself and purpose, that you emancipate yourself from your restrictions and falsehoods. A new dawn is emerging, so will you be the first one up like the Rooster, ready to take on the day’s adventures, or will you be sleeping away in your safe dream world?

 

Aquarius: A Bohemian Bird

Aquarius is an air sign- dreamy, innovative, and creative, so you will want to share your unique self with the world and others during this season.Allow your unique self to shine, and pay attention to any flashes of inspiration that download during these next few weeks, as they will be little cosmic pushes setting you free from your little illusory gilded cages.

Aquarius is represented as the water bearer- water being the divine feminine. The flow of water cannot be blocked, and more metaphorically speaking- the flow of energy within us cannot be blocked if we expect to wake up and understand if we are on our path. Our mind (Aquarius) and heart (Leo) must be in synchronicity in order for us to see those cosmic flashes of inspiration. What you desire, no matter how whacky you think it might be, is what your higher self desires. Now is not the time to gather with the flock, fly away on your own path.

Aquarius falls under the energies of both Uranus and Saturn. You will feel a strong push and pull of wanting to be part of the flock, but wanting to fly your own path. This is what is known as the Ugly Duckling Syndrome. Staying where you are tolerated but not appreciated will be very pronounced now, so its best to keep in mind that you have your wings for a reason. We all need to spend a certain amount of time in our little nests, but eventually every little birdy leaves home. The primary purpose of Aquarius is to be the inspiration for others, owning your authenticity, and lighting the way for others. Your life is not as restricted as you might think it is. A change in perspective, is a change in you.

Aquarius is the sign of La Vie Boheme, so shake your paisley tail feathers, sing your peace and love birdsong, and fly in your own sky of diamonds and amethyst clouds! Fly like a bird live your now age!

Full Moon in Aquarius: A Bohemian Bird

LONDON: August 18, 10.26am

MONTREAL/NEW YORK: August 18, 5.26am

Moonbeams: Releasing negative thinking patterns, negative feelings- guilt, fear, jealousy, disappointment and embracing change and progress!

Aquarius is an air sign- dreamy, innovative, and creative, so you will want to share your unique self with the world and others during this full moon.  Paired up with our Leo sun, this whole lunation is about fully embodying our unique selves. This is also a partial eclipse, and eclipses exist to shake things up in your life, where you have been led astray.

Think back to your new moon intentions. Were they unique to you, or were you simply basing those intentions on what would make you feel comfortable and ordinary?

Allow your unique self to shine, and pay attention to any flashes of inspiration that download during these next few days, they will be little cosmic pushes to setting you free from your little illusory gilded cages.

The sun will be 25 degrees in Leo, the moon will be 25 degrees in Aquarius.  The sign Leo is linked to Egypt,  and more specifically the Giza pyramids, which were a stargate linking humanity to its cosmic consciousness, while Aquarius is linked with the Age of Aquarius- the awakening of humanity, to that very cosmic consciousness. The primary question during this lunation, is are you following your path?

Aquarius is represented as the water bearer- water being the divine feminine. The flow of water cannot be blocked, and more metaphorically speaking- the flow of energy within us cannot be blocked if we expect to wake up and understand if we are on our path. Our mind (Aquarius) and heart (Leo) must be in synchronicity in order for us to see those cosmic flashes of inspiration. What you desire, no matter how whacky you think it might be, is what your higher self desires. Now is not the time to gather with the flock, fly away on your own path.

Aquarius is the sign of La Vie Boheme, so shake your paisley tail feathers, sing your peace and love birdsong, and fly in your own sky of diamonds and amethyst clouds! Fly like a bird live your now age!

Tips

Look to see where Aquarius or Uranus/Saturn falls in your natal chart and the degree. If you have Aquarius in a late degree, note which house it is in, which is where you need to break free!

Work with Tarot, Astrology, other divinatory systems as this is a highly intuitive time

Work with Amethyst and Lavender to increase your intuition

Use your intuition to find your passions, that is your first step of enlightenment.

Share your unique visions with your loved ones.

Try connecting with like minded people, and share your gifts!

If there is something you want to get going, start planning!

*I have Aquarius at 25 degrees in Saturn in my 9th house and I have already had some amazing connections with some like minded people, who have in turn helped me to embrace my weird unconventional life!