On the day dedicated to the Moon (Monday), a Partial Moon Eclipse comes to occur for the second time in the year. The hiding process takes place over a period of almost two hours (from 13:20 to 15:15), while the Moon advances in the south (16°), and the Sun does likewise at the same latitude but in the northern hemisphere .
After showing itself round and blazing during the night before, on Monday 7 the Moon reaches its fullest after noon (as regards Venezuela and America’s eastern coast). Nine minutes after the Moon reaches said condition, the Earth projects a shadow over a fourth of its white face, a phenomenon that can only be perceived where the Sun has already gotten out of sight ( Eastern Hemisphere areas).
Our planet is at the center of an alignment with its two luminaries on the Leo-Aquarius axis. At the moment of the partial eclipse, the energy flowing between them will be altered, and a variation in the electromagnetic forces affecting the Earth will take place. But, beyond the astrophysical effects that come with the eclipse, there is also a manifestation of symbolic nature.
The Moon represents a mysterious, maternal, emotional and feminine force. The sign of Aquarius, through which it transits, symbolizes the humanitarian condition, the social-political environment, and innovation and transformation processes, under the principle of integrative wisdom. The present Lunar Eclipse is associated with the changing nature of emotions, and it stimulates the development of irrational actions.
An eclipse similar to the present one took place exactly 19 years ago, on the night of August 7, 1998, when the Moon passed through the same zodiacal point; the difference between both eclipses, attributable to the role played by Mars and Uranus, which imprint specific features on each of these cosmic moments.
In 1998 Uranus was in Aquarius and, also, in conjunction with the eclipsed Moon. This planet represents unexpected events, both natural and social, as well as unprecedented situations, which gave that period (the following six months) a peculiar character. In that semester, floods (China) and earthquakes (Ecuador) occurred, peace agreements between warring nations (Ecuador-Peru; Israel-Palestine) were reached; dictator Pinochet was arrested in London as per an extradition the request of Spain; and Chávez obtained his first electoral victory (the first peaceful revolution, Carter Dixit).
It is now the turn of Mars, the warrior, to stimulate events. Mars is in Leo, very close to the Sun and in opposition to the eclipsed Moon; that is to say, it is forming part of the alignment with the Sun, the Earth and the Moon. For the present time, aggressive and violent force dominates the planetary climate. It is to be expected therefore that the emotional energy associated with struggle, rage and confrontation, or events related to the armed forces, become more relevant. In fact, on the eve of the eclipse there was a strange armed incursion into a military fort in the city of Valencia.
The Partial Lunar Eclipse accumulates this week’s astral protagonism and precedes the solar one that will occur 14 days later, as well as Mercury’s coming retrograde motion of August 12, and the stationary position of Saturn —identified with the exercise of political power. A congregation of forces of such a nature gives additional ebullition to these days. A qualitative change in collective behaviors and attitudes will be perceived.
Astral phenomena such as those that we shall witness in the next few hours are but an external manifestation of experiences and circumstances of the Collective Soul. The most convenient thing to do is to assimilate this cosmic energy, so that each one may increase his/her own level of consciousness and harmony with the historical cycle that we have been granted by life itself.
“Colectividad que no sabe pensar, no puede vivir.” - Concepción Arenal