On August 11th, 2018 you will be experiencing a Partial Solar Eclipse/New Moon at 18 degrees Leo. This celestial event takes place in the second decan of Leo and involves the ‘learning triangle’ aspect that really wants you to learn yourself on a deep level. A learning triangle involves three planets that form a triangle consisting of a square, inconjunction, and a trine. Ultimately this represents a challenge, a misunderstanding, as well as a solution to whatever you may be addressing this New Moon cycle. The planets and aspects involved are as follows: New Moon inconjunct Neptune in Pisces, Neptune in Pisces trine Jupiter in Scorpio, and Jupiter in Scorpio square the New Moon. Below I will elaborate on what these transits mean, how they will manifest, and also some solutions.
New Moon at 18 degrees Leo | 2nd Decan
The 2nd Decan of Leo is ruled by Jupiter/Sagittarius. This placement and energy speaks to self empowerment, the more self empowered one is the better the outcome of any situation will be. This also speaks to a severe struggle based on doing things that don’t speak to self empowerment. So if you find yourself struggling during this time, most likely the problem is internal. It’s important to align with the things that are truly best for you. It is possible that struggle, pain, and inner turmoil is a choice during this time. So, in other words you are simply choosing to struggle. A solution to this energy if its bothering you is knowledge, applicable knowledge is power. Also, any feelings of jealousy and envy need to be reconciled within, the easiest way is to focus on your inner power/God.
New Moon inconjunct Neptune in Pisces
This subsequent New Moon energy will be inconjunct Neptune in Pisces so understanding or reconciling your spiritual clarity is the key concept here. How to do this is found in detoxifying the pineal gland and balancing the third eye chakra. If this energy is calcified or blocked then it shows up as confusion and misunderstandings when it comes to self responsibility. In other words, without direction you don’t know where you are going. You may be taking cues from people who do not know where they are going as well, leading you to more destruction and turmoil. I call it the Crash Dummy theory. Your Pineal Gland is also known as the Seat of the Soul, so understanding the Soul’s direction is important to rectify and understand any misunderstandings. Neptune in Pisces wants you to face any spiritual limitations and fears, if you are well pass this point in self-development then the goal is to help others realize their spiritual transformation. The solution here is to address any disruptions to peace of mind and clarity.
Neptune in Pisces trine Jupiter in Scorpio
So reconciling the previous misunderstanding with Neptune in Pisces this leads into a perfected trine with Jupiter in Scorpio. You are still clearing the way of all trauma and situations that block Jupiter’s light. You can do this by fully realizing your real issues through self reflection on why things truly bother you and what are you going to do about it. Its important to be present when energies rise that make you feel uncomfortable, examine them, and make the necessary changes to feel balanced. This is where you can create new and powerful memories for yourself. If you are clear, these memories will be positive and transformative. If you are blocked or full of old emotions, these memories will be negative and depressing. This brings you back to your original challenge within the placement of the New Moon.
Jupiter in Scorpio square the New Moon.
So what you can learn from this ‘Learning Triangle’ is that through clearing and healing you can address any blocks to creating new positive memories. You can do this easily because you are clear on the past and it does not trigger you into uncontrollable emotions. Addressing any triggers to negativity is important. Addressing any negative habits or cycles is important as well, for the purpose of going into this Solar Eclipse with clear and powerful intentions to sow.
Other Aspects during the New Moon
New Moon inconjunct Pluto in Capricorn
This aspect is really about balancing your self empowerment based on ultimate transformation towards your ultimate good. This is about full alignment and realizing your limitations so you can address your infinite spirit. There are things you can’t take care of, taking care of yourself should not be one of them. Make a list of things you can do and make sure you put yourself first, if you can’t get to it then let it go. You are the most important thing to a plan going right. To fully understand spiritual transformation and the power of intuition will support you during this cycle.
Venus in Libra Opposite Chiron
This could be a time where past loves show up physically or the emotional pain that reminds you of them is felt. This is not a passive thing, take some initiative to heal this part of you if it still hurts. If that part is healed this is a wonderful time to rekindle past loves or simply move on from past trauma with good friends, and build that relationship again. Ultimately what needs to take place is a genuine and sincere effort to heal the past, don’t let petty things that bother you linger. This a major part of the reconciliation or clearing that needs to take place to fully realize this Solar Eclipse energy.
New Moon conjunct Mercury Retrograde
Here you deal with the mental aspects of self worth, self value, and self love. The goal of self reflecting is to figure out what you truly want and also what you plan to do about it. How this shows up in your present reality and what efforts you plan to to take to fully realize your inner divinity to overcome any lack in the realms of self-identity. Self awareness and introspection is very important dealing with this placement. From these things you discover the only thing that matters now is your truth.
Mars in Aquarius Square Uranus is Taurus
Mars in Aquarius is very exhausted and pretty much disabled, so how do you adapt with this energy. Where things used to work for you and now they don’t, how will you adapt to those changes is how you overcome this Square. Learning how to walk on quicksand, defying gravity, breaking the laws of physics is what this energy is about. If one is to imagine their blocks as real, then so shall it be. This aspect is speaking to operating on pure will and fully realizing your ability to overcome all illusions that block you. So ultimately with all that has been said about the astrology this placement really encompasses the power of magic and freedom when done correctly. You do not have to be so logical when you actually tap into your power and are clear from all human miseducation and false beliefs.
Tarot Card of the New Moon in Leo 2018
6 of Wands
The 6 of Wands is the Tarot Card that rules the 2nd Decan of Leo and this card speaks to overall Victory. It represents creative power based on a reception from your divine source, being fully stable, and living in truth. Abundance, Wealth, Success in complete connection with self-assurance, self-fulfillment, strength, and triumph. This card and this time is really questioning your optimism, if you are not optimistic, what are you going to do about it. Why are you not optimistic? This is not something given to you, this victory is based on winning a battle with self.
Orisha of the Week
Orula is a MAJOR Orisha that represents wisdom, knowledge, and divination. Divination meaning the practice of seeking knowledge of the future and discovering your unknown power. Divination is taken from the word divinare( to foresee, to be inspired by a God). Dealing with esoteric astrology you realize you are a complex system and ultimately your God is within yourself. So Orula is the Orisha that will help lead you the unknown power source within you. Orunmila is an Oracle, meaning he helps with things related to the human world and divine answers. When you deal with the divine you deal with answers and solutions. The key is to consult the divine within you for the answers for you. When Orunmila was born he was buried outside under a tree and forgot about. Once he was an adult his father Obatala asked for forgiveness and asked if he would like to come back home. Orula refused, he rather to spend the rest of his days in nature because nature had given him all he needed. Orunmila is very much outside of your societal everyday thought. He is deep into nature, herbs, and grounding with the same energy that empowers the trees. This energy is available to you as well if interested.
Peace and Prosperity,
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