Thank-you to all who attended the Goddess Asteroid Workshop. How rewarding to share the important and revealing information regarding the intimate workings of these female archetypes.
On Aug 18th, the Aquarius Full Moon, the Sun and Moon will be so closely opposed that the Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow, but not closely enough to produce a lunar eclipse. This lunation was originally recorded as an eclipse by NASA and then was removed from their eclipse list as this lunation fell out of the definition’s range for eclipses. – the Moon only grazes the earth’s penumbral shadow and the eclipse is not visually perceptible.
While the Moon is full in Aquarius (and the days immediately preceding it), a situation can occur which triggers you to think about the needs of humanity. Aquarius is an air sign stressing intellect and objectivity and this is how you will perceive that you have a need to serve the collective.
The Sun in Leo drives self-expression, recognizing what energizes and feeds your individual creativity and happiness. The full Moon at 26 degrees Aquarius will somehow shake your inner focus encouraging you to consider the needs of humanity as a whole. These opposing motivations are at the heart of this Aquarius Full Moon, balancing your own individual requirements with the powerful interests of the collective.
Wherever you find 26 degrees of Aquarius in your chart by house will identify where and how you’ll be torn away from your own personal interests and find yourself focussing on others. The Sabian symbol for the degree of the Moon is at 26 degrees of Aquarius “A garage man testing a car’s battery with a hydrometer” There is a strong impetus here to be scientific and objective like a scientist taking stock of all the data.
Then for the degree of the Sun at 26 degrees of Leo…“After the heavy storm, a rainbow.” This implies that there may be difficulties but we can be assured that Nature will bring us to an appreciation of beauty and harmony which we can hold on to as a beautiful thing that inspires us .”
HERE BELOW ARE ENTRIES FROM THOSE I TRUST AND RESPECT REGARDING THE LUNATION TO COME….
From Brenda Black –“There will be a Lunar Eclipse at 25 degrees Aquarius on August 18, 2016. This Lunar Eclipse is a mild one and will not produce any shadow over the Moon. So it will act more like a normal Full Moon. It is a Penumbral Eclipse and travels over both eastern and western North America. It also touches upon the eastern tip of Russia, the Bering Sea, and the Aleutian Islands.
Those born on the 16th, 17th and 18th of any month, especially Leos and Aquarians, will be affected by this eclipse. The Sabian Symbols for this eclipse will put us in touch with both physical and metaphysical realities as written by Stephanie Austin in the August/September 2016 edition of The Mountain Astrologer. The Symbol for the Sun is “After the heavy storm, a rainbow.” The Symbol for the Moon is “A garage man testing a car’s battery with a hydrometer””
In a total eclipse of the moon, the inner part of Earth’s shadow, called the umbra, falls on the moon’s face. At mid-eclipse, the entire moon is in shadow, which may appear blood red.
In a partial lunar eclipse, the umbra takes a bite out of only a fraction of the moon. The dark bite grows larger, and then recedes, never reaching the total phase.
In a penumbral lunar eclipse, only the more diffuse outer shadow of Earth falls on the moon’s face. This third kind of lunar eclipse is much more subtle, and much more difficult to observe, than either a total or partial eclipse of the moon. There is never a dark bite taken out of the moon, as in a partial eclipse. The eclipse never progresses to reach the dramatic minutes of totality. At best, at mid-eclipse, very observant people will notice a dark shading on the moon’s face. Others will look and notice nothing at all
— Almost Lunar Eclipse
From timeanddate.com -calculations show that the Sun, Earth, and Moon will be very closely aligned on this day, but there will be no lunar eclipse. There are several different ways to calculate eclipses, so some sources are listing this event as a penumbral lunar eclipse. In any case, viewers on Earth will not be able to see the Earth’s shadow on the Moon.
An (Almost) penumbral Lunar Eclipse occurs on August 18, 2016, at 25 degrees and 52 minutes of Aquarius (opposite the Sun in Leo), affecting people born with personal planets and points at approximately 21 to 30 degrees of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) and approximately 0 to 1 degree of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) most significantly. **This was originally recorded as an eclipse by NASA and then was removed from the list as it fell out of the definition’s range – it only grazes the earth’s penumbral shadow and is not visually perceptible.
From me as Chiron Society’s hostess…
My mental interest and curiosity is devoted to you, all members of the Chiron Society as you process this information.. Isn’t this captivating? If you have questions please contact me at abwon@ sbcglobal.net or call me 530-410-3702
We’ll meet next on Aug 24th at the House of Conscious Living Yoga, 1325 Tehama St. Redding.