The intensity of July 2017 has certainly been building as we come into this months 8:8 Lions Stargate portal + Partial Lunar Eclipse on the 7/8 August, followed the phenomenal TOTAL Solar Eclipse on the 21/22 August.
Sharing with you this month:
- General Meaning / Energy of Full Moons
- Energy of our August 7/8 Full Moon + Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Influencing Full Moon Aspects – Venus, Pluto, Sirius, Jupiter etc…
- Energetic understanding of 8:8 Portal in the lead up to our August 21/22 TOTAL Solar Eclipse
General Meaning – Full Moons
The Moon & the Sun emanate frequencies and these energy waves influence the tides, and all life forms on Earth, including human behaviour & consciousness. In addition, during a Full Moon, both the Moon & Sun are opposing each other on opposite sides of the zodiac… which can make for a challenging or intense aspect of energy but also a very potent potential as the Lunar & Solar (yin & yang) are in natural harmonic balance.
The SUN represents our ‘outer-world’, our identify, our personality, our ego. It represents how we ‘shine our light’ out into the world, the present moment, our yang or masculine archetype expression. The Sun offers us strength, courage and illuminated insight of the Soul.
The MOON represents our ‘inner world’, our hidden emotions, desires, our shadow-self, fears/worries and our dreams. It represents our feelings, our unconscious beliefs, the past and our yin or feminine goddess archetype. The Moon offers us the ability to feel, learn from the past and creatively unlock and express our essence.
During a FULL MOON, the Moon is fully illuminated as it sits in opposition to our Sun. The energy (influenced by the current Zodiac transit) is heightened and emotions, feelings, mental processes, dreams etc are all amplified. The Full Moon is a powerful time of gratitude, gracefully acknowledging the beauty of life itself and all you have brought into beingness. You may feel a burning desire to express your creativity, bliss out in sensual activities & through fierce yet profoundly tender vibrations let go of any aspects of your life that no longer serve the grandest vision of your Soul.
The FULL MOON is a great time to ‘moon bathe’ – simply sit under the light of the moon & meditate – and is you breathe-in allow the moon to warm your Heart & expand the beauty of the present moment, and as you breathe-out let the light of the moon transmute that which you wish to release. Full Moon ceremonies, either lighting a candle for yourself or coming together with others in sacred circle, is a powerful way to bring healing to the self/group and simply BE this Wave of LOVE for all Humanity & planet Earth. I LOVE placing my crystals out under the Full Moon to cleanse their crystalline structures and infuse them with solar vibrations.
Full Moon – August 7/8, 2017
Full Moon in AQUARIUS & Sun in LEO
(15.250 Aquarius – 15.250 Leo)
Moon – past, intuition, unconscious, emotions, nurturing, feelings
Sun – now, identity, consciousness, self-esteem, expression
Aquarius (Air) – humanitarian, determined, individualistic, rebellious, pioneer, independant
Leo (Fire) – leader, affectionate, generous, outgoing, stubborn, authoritative, courageous, warm-hearted
Monday, 7 Aug 2017 – 11:10 am PDT (USA/Canada)
Monday, 7 Aug 2017 – 2:10 pm EDT (USA/Canada)
Monday, 7 Aug 2017 – 6:10 pm UTC
Monday, 7 Aug 2017– 7:10 pm BST
Tuesday, 8 Aug 2017 – 4:10 am AEST (Australia)
Tuesday, 8 Aug 2017– 6:10 am NZST (New Zealand)
View times in your City/Country>
The Image Right (click to enlarge) charts some of the major influencing transits during our Full Moon Lunar Eclipse. Please refer to the discussion below for an overview of the energy and how to work with our August transits.
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse (Partial) in AQUARIUS
Our August 2017 Partial Lunar Eclipse will be visible from Australia, Africa, most of Europe, South America (far East), Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
View the visibility and times of the Lunar Eclipse in your city of the world
|Lunar Eclipse||UTC Time
|Eclipse Begins||7 August 2017 at 5:22 PM||8 August 2017 at 3:22 AM|
|Maximum Eclipse||7 August 2017 at 6:20 PM||8 August 2017 at 4:20 AM|
|Eclipse Ends||7 August 2017 at 7:18 PM||8 August 2017 at 5:20 AM|
To understand in more detail how Eclipses occur & their energetic potentials, please read my article on Lunar & Solar Eclipses >
ENERGY: August 7/8, Full Moon + Lunar Eclipse
I know 2016 was HUGE for many people and then together as we welcomed in 2017 a Universal “1” Year in Numerology, we have been guided to step into new beginnings and plant seeds of intention to set the wheels in motion for a fresh new start.
The human-part of us is a little more reserved when it comes to change. Letting go can feel terribly uncomfortable at times and it is scary being vulnerable, not controlling every minute detail of our lives. Our little/big egos can take delight in the ‘story’ of protecting ourselves from getting hurt, being shamed, or being seen as a failure… yet this so called protection is what actually limits our life’s miraculous experiences in the first place.
I LOVE these words by the late Leonard Cohen ‘There is a crack in everything, that is how the Light gets in‘. And may I also add, through the ‘cracks’, your LOVE & LIGHT can also freely flow out! These lyrics (which have been playing in my head all morning) I feel really ‘theme’ the energy of our AUGUST 2017 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse.
A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Moon is full and the Earth blocks the Suns rays from partially/fully reaching the Moon, thus the Moon is cast within the Earth’s shadow.
As the Moon is partially sitting in Earth’s shaddow (ie unable to reflect the I AM Light of the Sun), a window opens and we are drawn into ourselves, the part that we don’t show to the world, the emotional and deepest part of our psyche. The word ECLIPSE comes from the Greek word “ekleipsis” meaning “to abandon, to leave, to vanish” – and thats exactly what we may experience during a Lunar Eclipse – the desire to surrender and let go of parts of our self that limit our greater potential.
The energy of our August 2017 FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE is an extension of our February 2017 Lunar Eclipse and Solar Eclipse. As we now come into our August 2017 Lunar Eclipse (followed by our Solar Eclipse on the 21/22 August 2017) , it is time to reflect on the themes of what was coming up for you in February 2017 and finally, gracefully and with FULL HEART let go, surrender and take that step into the soft yet powerful expanse of your HEART. It is TIME to LOVE the cracks and let go of the boundaries that limit your experience of infinite LOVE.
RELATIONSHIPS are the BIG THEME for our August 2017 Lunar Eclipse – ALL our RELATIONSHIPS such as friends, family, lovers, community and our societal systems (such as our relationship to/with Governments, Business leaders etc). And of course the most important relationship, your relationship with SELF. I invite you to deeply reflect during our August Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on ALL RELATIONSHIPS in your life and your feelings/thoughts/emotions behind that energy given/received within your relationships. And then does this energy exchange seek to empower through LOVE & KINDNESS or does is foster pain, hurt & separation through fear ?
Are you caught in the divisive anger/separation currently being felt within the world (forinstance politics) or are you holding a greater vision of what you know is possible through your heart ? Where in YOU can you identify anger, hurt, fear, separation in your relationships…. and most importantly what can YOU do this Lunar Eclipse to change the narrative within… which ultimately changes the story of our world ?
This Lunar Eclipse will be a GET REAL moment and a REVOLUTIONARY step into a deeper place within your Heart regarding all RELATIONSHIPS. The world needs you at this time to hold a greater vision and through kindness, compassion and reverence for one another come together in heart-space to be the change. What will it take for YOU to step up on this Lunar Eclipse and be this change ?
AQUARIUS is an innovator, a pioneer, a humanitarian ray of LOVE that seeks to find new opportunities for expansion. Thus during this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius, let go of the need to follow what ‘other people do’, what society may tell you is the ‘right way’ and what family or loved ones ‘expect you to do’. Simply trust in yourself, believe that the LIGHT in your HEART guides you to experience the greatest joy and that your unique way of seeing and being in this world is the birth place of miracles and a life well lived.
Our August 7/8 Eclipse opens a window leading into our August 21/22 TOTAL ECLIPSE in Leo (which I will be writing about in a future post) and the energy will be felt right up to Eclipse season that starts again in late January 2018. Just a kind & loving reminder, eclipses have a way of bringing about change/release in your life for your greater good. So you have the choice of surrendering and doing the release work consciously or you can choose to rebel against the eclipse energy kicking & screaming as the universe intervenes and makes the changes for you (I thoroughly recommend the former!)
There are some interesting transits that our influencing our August Full Moon Lunar Eclipse too…
JUPITER square PLUTO (at a close to exact 900 angle) is expanding our desire to be seen. You may find that you deepest beliefs as it relates to success, material wealth and status will rocked to the core, as you challenge where these beliefs came from and what now is your heartfelt association with YOUR meaning/definition of true success.
MARS in a weak conjunction with SUN and in weak opposition of MOON. Whilst this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse will signal a huge inflow of energy thanks to Mars (yep, that may mean some sleepness nights for the sensitives out there that ‘run energy’), you may wish to curtail the need to have to have everything done by yesterday. PATIENCE is a virtue, otherwise the Mars/Moon energy may make you a big narky & irritable and essentially you will be the cause of arguments between your lover, family and all your relationships. BREATHE to keep the energy flowing & surrender any anger or aggression with LOVE. Remember, when faced with the choice of ‘being right, or being kind’, the most compassionate and loving choice is that of KINDNESS.
Fixed Star SIRIUS is opposing PLUTO (whilst also in a weak conjunction with Venus). As I discussed last month, we are deeply being guided to bring into our Hearts/Souls the sacred integration & harmonic alignment of the Divine Feminine (Venus) & Masculine (Sirius) within our lives. The influence of Venus on this Full Moon – a Divine Feminine archetype – will create a graceful embodiment of love, beauty & sensuality in our lives.
And finally, our August Full Moon Lunar Eclipse amplifies the energy of our 8 August – 8:8 Lions Gate Power Portal. The 8:8 Portal is a stargate that floods energy from the source of all at the Great Central Sun, through our Sun, The Star Sirius, the Earth Grid Point of the Sphinx and The Great Pyramid of Giza… during this portal a wave of intense Light from the Galactic Center is being transmitted to the Earth. This “wave” contains the new Light Codes for the Evolution of the Earth for the next year/cycle, and so it is known as the Planetary New Year! This flood of LOVE will not only amplify the energy of our Full Moon Eclipse, but will be felt right up to our TOTAL Solar Eclipse on the 21/22 August 2017 (which I will write about very soon as we get closer to the date).
SUMMARY: Over all, our August 2017 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is softening our Hearts and helping us to let go of the anger, frustration and deepest hurts in every RELATIONSHIP within our lives. Whilst emotions maybe running high this Full Moon, through sacred breath & deep surrender, you will emerge brighter and empowered to find evolutionary ways of living on-purpose. The ‘cracks’ which may appear are simply opening you to greater states of harmony in all your relationships and from this place of ONENESS – revolutionary change can be seeded and ultimately flourish.
I feel that the energy of our August 2017 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is ultimately bringing you back to a tender place of sacred RELATIONSHIP with SELF. As you care for, love and nurture YOU… then EVERYTHING in your life changes. Eclipsing unhealthy/unloving patterns fills your HEART to a state of rich & delicious fullness that ultimately overspills out into every relationship in your life – HEALING YOU, healing the EARTH and healing the WORLD.
During this Lunar Eclipse remember to BREATHE… breathe through your heart and remove any judgement of what is being shown to you… remember LOVE is all there is ♡
Lunar Eclipse Meditation ☆
For our February 2017 Lunar Eclipse, you may recall that I recorded a short meditation to help you embrace the full potential of Full Moon Eclipse energy.
You may also remember, my darling dog ‘Shikaylah’ (pictured right) sat by my feet the whole time and feel into a deep sleep. Then at the part of the meditation where I guided you to reflect deeply on what you wished to ‘eclipse’ in your life (at around the 14 to 15 minute mark of the meditation)… my beautiful Shikaylah went into a prolific dream state and started snoring & then whimpering and letting go herself in very deep (& noisy) ways.. all captured on the recording !
Well, 3 months after this Lunar Eclipse Meditation, our darling Shikaylah left this world for her next adventure. So rather than record another Meditation for our August Lunar Eclipse… I feel guided to work with this same meditation… to release, let go and embrace a more beautiful world filled with LOVE through the softness of my/our Heart.
I highly recommend you take some time out for yourself at this eclipse to go within, feel and be the deep wisdom of Creation that exists within you and transcend any thoughts, emotions or actions not in alignment with your most cherished and ancient way of beingness.
I recommend diving deep into this Meditation many times over the 2 week window of Lunar Eclipse to Solar eclipse (7/8 Aug to 21/22 Aug).
Listen/Download my Lunar Eclipse Meditation >
(Running Time – 21 Minutes)
© Simone M. Matthews
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