It’s a Full Moon and lunar eclipse in Aquarius tonight! Eclipses are a temporary interruption of the usual energy between the sun, moon, and earth, and this disruption is likely to create big change of some sort in our lives. Whether we can see it or not, this marks a turning point, and we may feel compelled to declutter belongings, end a relationship, quit bad habits, make a career change, or make some other major life decision. While it is important to pay attention to these impulses, it is best to wait a few days before actually making the leap, once the eclipse energy that has turned everything upside-down has calmed and settled.
With Mars in retrograde right next to the Moon and the South Node in Aquarius, we may find ourselves feeling called to turn away from the collective expectations of what we should be doing and how we should be doing it. Starting now, we will really come to recognize our personal motivations and how they may be in conflict with external agendas that we may have been going along with because it was how things are “supposed” to be. From discomfort with the repetition of habits formed in childhood to frustration with the dictates of people in power, this eclipse is opening our eyes to the ways we have been influenced by the external, and calling us to rise up out of complicity if these things are not aligned with our authentic spirits.
As we recognize and resist the mob mentality, we are challenged to not let this make us grumble and run away to be a hermit who knows what’s right but doesn’t share, and to seek support from others who are on the same page. <3