Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius - July 2018

On July 27th, a lunar eclipse in Aquarius will occur. This will be a Blood Moon which simply indicates that the Earth is completely blocking out the light of the sun (making it a total lunar eclipse) on the moon. This gives the moon a reddish color which is why the ancients referred to it as a “Blood Moon.” In addition, this lunar eclipse will be the longest that we will experience in the 21st century. It will last for a whopping 1 hour and 43 minutes making it incredibly powerful.

This particular lunar eclipse will make a couple of challenging aspects. It will make a conjunction to Mars and a square aspect to Uranus. This is a potentially explosive combination that will require you to summon all of your willpower to not throw out the baby with the bathwater. Impulsive words and/or decisions made in the heat of the moment can ultimately come back to haunt you.

This is made even more precarious due to the fact that Mercury went retrograde in Leo on July 25th. Unfortunately, it’s way too easy to misunderstand the words and/or motivations of others now. There’s also a tendency to only see your side of things.

Luckily, Saturn is making a gentle semi-sextile aspect to the Moon/Mars conjunction. This indicates that if you can become aware of the need for caution, you should be able to reign in your intense emotions.

Ultimately, a lunar eclipse in Aquarius is about speaking your truth and making a stand for your independence or perhaps speaking up and defending loved ones. This energy is quite dynamic and it indicates a need to clear the air of pent up anger and frustration. This is especially true if you tend to repress your thoughts and feelings. If so, you may find yourself being like the proverbial bull in the china shop.

My best advice for you is to not run from your anger and frustrations. Take some time to process your thoughts and feelings. Feel their intensity and listen to the universe telling you that it doesn’t have to be this way. Then take several deep breathes and calm and center yourself. Be here now.

Think about the area of your life where you’re feeling this emotional intensity and address it as soon as you can. Don’t let yourself be a victim now. This can feel like a righteous anger and perhaps it is if you’ve just shut up and suffered in silence in the past.

What’s your plan? Figure out your path to freedom. If confrontation is needed, as you can probably guess from the above information, you must be calm and let cooler heads prevail now. Lay your cards on the table and be honest. However, you must do your absolute best to walk a mile in the other’s shoes so that you can be sure that you’re being fair.

Please keep in mind that sometimes this energy can simply indicate a powerful conflict within yourself that must be resolved. Therefore, this eclipse can be more of an internal process than an outer one.

Ultimately this energy is about purging and cleansing yourself of old energy that needs to be released. A new you is in the process of being born, but not until you’ve processed, released, and forgiven others as well as yourself for past mistakes.

This energy is especially potent for those with planets or angles in their birth chart around 3 degrees Aquarius. People with Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius planets will feel most challenged by this event. Those people with Libra and Gemini planets will have the easiest time with this energy.