photo from Flickr. On August 11 we will experience the last in a series of three summer eclipses at the Leo New Moon. This is not a particularly powerful eclipse astronomically as it is a partial eclipse. It’s also not as powerful an eclipse astrologically since the lunar nodes, the points in the sky which turn a New Moon into a solar eclipse, will be thirteen degrees away from the lunation unlike the July 27th solar eclipse in which the nodes were very close to the Full Moon.
Still, this is a SuperMoon New Moon, just as the July 13th eclipse was a SuperMoon New Moon (™Richard Nolle), meaning the Moon is closer to the earth than at other times. This intensifies the qualities of the New Moon AND the solar eclipse as the lunar effect is more directly personal.
This Super New Moon is in Leo, the sign of the creative Self. In a solar eclipse, the instincts and needs of the Moon eclipse, or overcome, the conscious motivations of the Sun. However, both Sun and Moon are in the same sign, aligned and yoked together in partnership to assist us in forging a new beginning of the lunar cycle – in the case of Leo, a new beginning in finding the light and majesty of our True Selves.
Many aspects of our lives may have been stalled during the past few months with Mars in retrograde motion, followed by Mercury retrograde. Mercury is lined up with the Sun and Moon at this eclipse, waking up the brain and the mind and helping us with improved communication and language skills. Proper use of the mental realm and communication is an […]