‘The lunar (full moon) eclipse on August 7 falls in “power to the people” Aquarius, a community-minded energy that can be radically progressive or straight-up populist, depending on how it’s used.

This eclipse could mobilize the masses and potentially deepen the divide that’s already been cleaved between left and right. Or, it could also serve as a unifying wakeup call, reminding the humans of Planet Earth that we need to band together for survival’s sake, especially given the alarming realities of climate change.

‘We are having a Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on August 7th/8th depending on where you are located in the world. It will be visible in most of Europe, Asia, Australia, and most of Africa. Its peak will be at 6:20pm Universal time, but will start just under an hour and finish an hour later. You can click here to find out what that will be in your time zone.

This is a partial eclipse where roughly a 5th of the Full Moon’s light will be blocked when it reaches its peak. The penumbral phase of the eclipse will start roughly 2.5 hours before which is when there is a slight shading on the Moon. This eclipse will also be slightly visible as a penumbral eclipse in the East coast of Brazil and in the parts of Europe where the darker eclipse is not visible, which includes the UK, Ireland, Portugal, and parts of Spain and France.

Eclipses represent changes and shifts in certain areas of our lives and they usually occur in pairs with a Solar Eclipse occurring at the New Moon before or after. In this case we will be having one on August 21st. Their influence can start weeks or months before, and also set the tone for the following six months until the next series of eclipses.’

The Perseid meteor shower will also be visible at this lunation, reaching its peak on August 12.

The cosmos are already putting on quite a show in August, as the Aquarius lunar eclipse kicks off this month’s eclipse season, culminating with a total solar eclipse at the Leo new moon on August 21. Astrologically speaking, we’ll feel the impact of both of these eclipses—no goggles required!’


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