This Full Moon in Aquarius occurs on Monday, August 7, 2017, at 11:10 AM Pacific Time. The Lunar eclipse will be at its maximum about 10 mins later, at 11:20 AM.
This is the first eclipse of the pair we have in August set to shake things up at the very core of our personal and collective lives. Lunar eclipses generally signal endings and with the Moon in Aquarius, sign of free-thinking and bucking tradition, we can expect to have elements of our lives and our stories that we thought were set in stone crumble before our eyes. This is all for the better! We are living beings, constantly evolving, and we need to shake loose the stangnant in order to make room for new energy to flow in. A major part of this is the radical acceptance of ourselves and our lives exactly as they are. This does not mean we become complacent. Quite the opposite - radical acceptance means we can stop putting energy toward fighting unwinnable fights and redirect it toward building a new day.
For guidance in radical acceptance, we turn to the 10 of Swords. The image on the card as illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith is one of the most frightening in the deck. We see a crumpled figure lying on the ground with 10 swords stabbing into its back. But if we look closely, the visible hand is in the shape of the symbol for blessing. The dark skies are clearing and there is a bright golden day on the horizon. The figure has stopped fighting against the truth of the Swords and has instead chosen to accept and integrate their lessons and in doing this, moves onward and upward. Read More