There’s no doubt you’re already aware of this week’s upcoming full moon lunar eclipse. But there are also two other important planetary events this week. In addition to an amazing and rare eclipse, Mercury stations retrograde on Thursday, July 26th.
Mars, also retrograde, is now the closest to the earth since it has been since 2003. On Friday morning Mars moves into opposition to the Sun and into a tight alignment with the Earth. This will happen just hours before the lunar eclipse.
Because of the elliptical nature of planetary orbits, Mars is uniquely close and in exact alignment to both the Sun and the earth. Mars will be conjunct the moon for this upcoming eclipse.
All in all, it’s quite unusual, and indeed, these are unusual times. The question becomes: how can you manage this planetary triple play in a way that feels good and benefits your life?
All around the world the lunar eclipse is making the news. It will be the longest lasting total lunar eclipse of the century. Plus, as the Sun, Moon, and the Earth unite in perfect alignment, the moon will become red. This is the light from the Sun passing through the earths’ atmosphere. While other colors of the spectrum are not visible, red, dust and particles from volcanic eruptions accentuates the base color in a prism.
Expect Changes and Events from the Lunar Eclipse
Astrology teaches us that the length in time of any lunar eclipse translates into an equal number of months for related events to take place on the earth. So, with this eclipse being almost four hours in length, the corresponding time for critical earth related events will be four months.
The sign of the moon addresses what kind of events we can expect. Manley P Hall, best known as the author of ‘The Secret Teachings of All Ages’ (written in 1928) states that an Aquarius lunar eclipse delivers infertility to the land and sickness to rulers. Being in the Uranus ruled sign of Aquarius, many predict the eclipse to bring definite changes.
Christopher Columbus leveraged his advance knowledge of a blood moon lunar eclipse in 1504. He convinced the Jamaican natives that they must feed his crew or else face the wrath of his Christian god. That ploy worked, and he returned to Spain the next year.
Mars is also red when viewed from the earth. And, since ancient times, Mars is affiliated with blood. Surgeons, warriors, and sharp tools are traditionally associated with Mars. But, so is your actual Life Force, the blood that moves in your veins and moves you to get things done. Your enthusiasm, your courage and desires are also expressed through Mars.
Paying Attention to Mercury Retrograde in Leo
Now, for part three of our Planetary Triple Play – Mercury retrograde in Leo from July 26 –August 19! As a carrier of thought and communication, Mercury delivers the “news.” Because he is notably without conscience Mercury can also deliver ‘fake news.” All good reasons to pay attention.
As he rewinds through the middle degrees of Leo, your mission is to tell yourself (and others) the truth. Mercury in Leo is boisterous, proud, and wants the world to know of his accomplishments.
Mercury in Leo inspires creativity, and this is your best bet in managing this summer’s Triple Play.
Be Brilliant. Shine Your Light. Connect With Your Source. Express Your Wisdom.
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