IS JULY’S TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE THE REAL INDEPENDENCE DAY
On Friday, July 27, 2018, at 4:20pm PST, the full moon will be in Aquarius.
This full moon (known as the Thunder Moon or the Full Buck Moon) also coincides with a total lunar eclipse – which, at one hour and 43 minutes, will be the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century!
Total lunar eclipses occur when the the sun, moon, and earth are in total alignment. For this August 2018 full moon eclipse, we here on earth are being put right smack in the middle of the Leo sun and Aquarius moon, striking a balance between our social conscience and our desire to be seen. Which means that this eclipse will have us primed to take our idealism to the next level… and if necessary, take it to the streets!
WHAT DOES THE AQUARIUS FULL MOON IN JULY MEAN?
The sign of the water bearer is all about making the world a better place—not just for ourselves, but for everyone else on the planet. (Sure, it’s idealistic. But if any sign stands a chance of making it happen, Aquarius is the one!) Under this full moon, innovative solutions to the world’s problems are just waiting to be discovered. All we have to do is tune our brain waves to the frequency of this visionary sign that’s both logical and intuitive, scientific and creative all at once.
If this sounds a little more cerebral than your average full moon, that’s because it is—and there lies the more challenging side of this lunation. As a rule, full moons can bring up a lot of emotions for us to process. But for all the brilliance of this fixed air sign, emotional intelligence isn’t exactly its forte.
It’s not that Aquarius doesn’t care. Actually, in its own way, it’s one of the more empathic signs of the zodiac. It’s just a lot more sensitive to energy—especially the energy of the collective—than it is to emotions. And while this sign cares deeply about humanity in an abstract, impersonal sense, it has a harder time relating to specific humans on a more personal, heartfelt level.
That’s where the Leo sun comes in. Its opposition to the August 2018 full moon reminds us of the need to bring more warmth to our interactions, and celebrate what makes us (and everyone else) truly one-of-a-kind. For those of us who tend to get “in our heads” a lot, it’s also a reminder to check in with our hearts—a vital connection, if we’re going to be true to ourselves and avoid getting caught up in group think at this full moon.