An Eclipse opens a portal, releasing waves of energy that is available to us all, giving us a rare opportunity to get in touch with and listen to the inner voice of our intuition, our inner knowing, and wisdom, our inner compass.

It is the beginning of an Eclipse cycle that is ushering us into a new and transformative life-changing phase at immense speed, taking us to our next evolutionary level.

The pressure may feel quite intense, as this Lunar Eclipse marks the grand finale of three Jupiter-Pluto tense squares that have been shaking up everything from the personal to the political since November 2016. Pushing us to step up to our personal power and inner greatness.

The focal point of this Lunar Eclipse is the rare “Finger of God” constellation. A finger of God shows a special life transforming mission.

We are presently in the midst of a karmic mission on both a collective and personal level.

A “Finger of God” constellation looks similar to a pyramid, which dynamically pushes us along the path of our fated destination.

At the top of the pyramid is the Sun in Leo conjoined to Mars the warrior. At the base, are Pluto to one side and Neptune to the other, whose energies are seeking release through the Sun and Mars, causing huge tension, similar to a pressure cooker or a volcano about to erupt. The energy and power need to be released by taking action (Mars) so that we can materialize our wants and desires (Sun). Pluto and Neptune need us to achieve this by following our passion (Pluto) with faith and vision (Neptune).

We can achieve anything we want with this constellation, the Sun and Mars in Leo, promises us everything from fame, success to self-realization and expression of who we really are. Making the very most of our talents and passion through our inner fire, symbolized by the fire sign of Leo.

This Lunar Eclipse is a wonderful time for romance, fun, and play. Any social activities, as well as love, will be ramped up by the fire energy of the Sun and Mars in Leo. Important synchronicities, people, opportunities and new loves can enter our life now and between the Solar Eclipse in Leo on the 21st August.

Each Eclipse brings a new lesson with it to learn and to master; it’s a chance to move up to the next level of our development.

In the sign of Aquarius, this Lunar Eclipse is about how you live out your true free spirit, reigniting that part of you that feels wild and free. The Sun and Mars in Leo and the upcoming Solar Eclipse in Leo, wants us to rediscover our inner joy, to be creative, have fun, laugh and to spread our shining light to others while embracing our inner sense of freedom.

This Lunar Eclipse gives us an opportunity to leave behind any emotional heaviness behind us, it’s time to enjoy life to the full!

“The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.”― Charles Bukowski

We can feel a sense of restlessness and the urge for adventure, (re)awakening our sense of wonder. It’s about dreaming and imagining, but also having the courage to chase our dreams, as Mars and the Sun in the courageous sign of Leo spurns us on.

“I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again.” ~ Anaïs Nin

The Moon and the Sun make a wonderful aspect to Jupiter the planet of good luck, expansion, and joy. Signaling that our hopes and needs are just within our reach.

During a Lunar eclipse, the Earth casts a shadow on the Moon. As the Earth’s shadow blocks the light to the Moon, something similar takes place best likened to a restart to our computer. A reboot, a reprogramming takes place.

Lunar Eclipses, in particular, are times of high emotion, and they bring awareness. The Sun and the Moon, our animus, and our emotions are on opposite sides of the sky as if the other were a mirror. In the sign of Aquarius, we have enough detachment and objectivity to recognize any imbalance between our Ego`s wants and desires (Sun) and our inner most emotional needs (Moon).

A pivotal change and major shift in awareness can take place now and in the coming weeks towards your relationships and love.

Something buried and hidden in your subconscious, especially on an emotional level, as the Full Moon rules our emotions, can suddenly come to light. Something that has been blocking us, perhaps even since many years, that stops us being true to ourselves and finding happiness. The Moon in astrology represents our emotions, who we really are, on a deep down soul level, as well as our inner child.

More often than not, our ego represented by our Sun sign and our wants tends to ignore and subdue the voice of the Moon that represents our needs and our inner child. Which inevitably sooner or later, can result in becoming emotionally out of balance. We may have got what we want, the new job, the promotion, etc. (Sun) but what about our emotional needs? (Moon) Do we feel emotionally secure and fulfilled?

Many ignore their inner child and voice for many years, resulting, at some point, sooner or later, in depression or anxiety attacks. That is the alarm bell ringing, loud and clear, to get back into balance and in touch with your true emotional needs.

We can free ourselves from emotional baggage and dysfunctional emotional patterns at this Lunar Eclipse so that we will be able to take optimal advantage of the up coming immensely powerful and positive Solar Eclipse in Leo on the 21st August, that will help us to achieve our wants, desires as well as our needs.

The sign of Aquarius is known for their revolutionary qualities and we have a chance to revolutionize the way we think, live and love.

There may well be an opportunity for singles to meet new, exciting and passionate new loves, as Venus in cancer is coming up to an opposition to Pluto and square Jupiter between now and the next Solar Eclipse.

All Eclipse is close to the North Nodes of fate, making the Eclipse time highly fated. It’s destiny, putting you back onto the right path and if necessary making a course correction. Fated people and events can happen between now and the end of August, potentially taking you on a completely new and exciting path.

The Lunar Eclipse conjoined to the South Node of fate, is a balancing out of karma, bringing our past actions to fruition for good and the bad, personally and collectively.
We need to learn from our past mistakes, release the past and embrace our future and true life path (North Node) with greater self-confidence, belief in ourselves and optimism.

The ruler of the lunar Eclipse, Uranus, has just stationed retrograde, putting emphasis on our need to be true to our own unique self. There could be a need for greater freedom, even a need to break away from whatever we feel is limiting in our lives from within and without. It’s a great time to break away from self-destructive habits in all forms.

We’re feeling the freedom loving and rebellious energies of Uranus particularly strongly now.

Uranus wants us to celebrate our own uniqueness, our individuality. To live out our own special kind of crazy.We need to live out our individuality and do it our way, without worrying what others may think.

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”- Robin Williams

The North Node of fate in Leo is making a positive trine to Uranus. We feel the evolutionary urge to embrace change. We can feel inspired and creative and have a heightened sense of our own special uniqueness.

We can gain a real sense now, of where and how our future path to happiness lies.

The Sun in Leo and Moon in Aquarius wants to celebrate that there is only one special version of you. To be proud of who you are.



Uranus retrograde from the 3rd August to 2 January 2018

Uranus stations retrograde on the 3rd August and are therefore super potent right now. We’re feeling the freedom loving and rebellious energies of Uranus particularly strongly now.

Uranus wants us to celebrate our own uniqueness, our individuality. To live out our own special kind of crazy.

Just how much do you love your inner freak?

With the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius just around the corner on the 7th August, we need to live out our individuality and do it our way, without worrying what others may think.

Over the next 5 months, until Uranus goes direct again, we will become acutely aware of being true to ourselves and how much we are living out our own special uniqueness as Uranus’s energies become internalized.

Don’t change who you are
Embrace your inner ‘freak’

There’s no harm in it
To stand out from the crowd
And be different from the rest
Instead just be proud

Proud of who you are
And proud of who you’ll be
It’s easier that way
Just look at me

Now stand up tall
And be one of a kind
Set your own trends
And leave the sheep behind

Don’t let anyone put you down
You’re worth more than that
Being different is brilliant
From wherever you’re sat

So love yourself fully
Stay strong and true
Always be yourself
Always be you…

By Crushed Emerald



This is the last of three Pluto-Jupiter squares that took place in Nov 2016 and March 2017. We will continue to feel the effects of this transit until September. The next exact square will be on May 2023. The Pluto-Jupiter square gives us enormous energy and a huge drive to succeed as well as charisma.

We can attract now, what we seek.

At the same time, the square can cause a lot of tension and frustration that has been building up, somewhat like a pressure cooker, especially as we are now within the Eclipse window. We need to consciously channel this powerful energy into action and towards pushing through and reaching for our goals.

Don’t despair or give up, as we are just before a major breakthrough.

Everything is larger than life right now and so are your possibilities, providing we adhere to the principles of Uranus that have just stationed retrograde and stay true to ourselves and to our own special uniqueness, ideas and inspiration, that will help us to envision and forge the path ahead.

This is the secret to unlocking the power and success that lies within this Pluto-Jupiter transit.

We have the chance, especially now, to unlock this potential, as two powerful and positive Eclipses are taking place on the 7th and 21st August that can be a catalyst to set us off onto a new, exciting and life changing path.

Avoid dramas and ego battles at all costs, as Jupiter can make some peoples ego’s and sense of power, over blown, with some wanting to push through their dogmatic views and philosophies with force. However, for those that do, they will find they will come up against a wall of huge resistance, as Jupiter in Libra fights for fairness and justice.

When we choose to use our personal power with integrity, the Universe will conspire to make it happen. However, the opposite is true if we are only interested in power for power’s sake.

We need to be careful not to overstep the mark, by taking too much of a risk. There can be a tendency for over exaggeration. The key is to get the balance right between dreaming big and having just the right amount of realism to build your ideas and plans upon  a solid foundation for lasting success, which is indeed at our disposal supported by the grand fire trine until October between Saturn in Sagittarius, Uranus in Aries and the North Node in Leo.

Squares can often present us with challenges coming from outside forces, that often seem to be beyond our control, but once solved and mastered, can lead us to great success.

Some of the most successful people in the world have major squares in their natal horoscope that they have over overcome and mastered.

Indeed Pluto- Jupiter can bestow great wealth, power, and fortune.

We can now become aware of just how great our personal power is and where it lies.We have an opportunity now to correct any imbalance of our personal power, especially if we have been giving it away.

Now’s the time to celebrate your greatness, rise up and reclaim your power.

Many on a subconscious level are afraid of unleashing and even denying the existence of their personal power, often afraid of not fitting in, being accepted and loved.

On a collective level, this is a power to the people aspect and on a personal level, we may well become aware now, of just how often we have been giving our power away and how much this has held us back in the past. Now’s the time to time to celebrate your greatness, rise up and reclaim your power.

We can break through our inner resistance and unleash our inner greatness!

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”-Alice Walker


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