Full Moon Lunar Eclipse August 7, 2017

Sandra "Sunny" Mosley Zodiac Arts Moon Phase Journal


Photos of the total lunar eclipse over Oahu taken by David Mosley on October 8, 2014 – collage by Sunny Mosley.

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse August 7, 2017

The Full Moon on August 7 is receiving a lot of attention because it is also a Lunar Eclipse. Since it is a partial eclipse, the earth’s shadow doesn’t totally block the Moon’s reflection of the Sun’s light, making it easier to see how our ability to shine is shadowed by our material attachments. We are reminded how we are held in the dark by virtue of our perspective. In this eclipse the Sun is at 15º 25′ of Leo and the Moon is at 15º 25′ of Aquarius, standing at the southwestern gateway or the half-way point between the summer and fall (winter and spring in the Southern Hemisphere).

Sabian Symbol for 16º Aquarius

“A Big Businessman At His Desk.”

This degree is about the ability to organize the many aspects of an enterprise involving a large group of human beings. It depicts the potential for actualizing humanitarian projects by working collectively.
— from An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformation and Its 360 Symbolic Phases© 1973 Dane Rudhyar.

Sabian Symbol for 16º Leo

“The Storm Ended; All Nature Rejoices In Brilliant Sunshine.”

This degree is about release. It is the surge of light and life after a major crisis. It depicts the joy and power of fresh beginnings after a deep cleansing.
— from An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformation and Its 360 Symbolic Phases© 1973 Dane Rudhyar.



The creativity exists to for humankind to experience equality, without losing individuality or independence. It is time to look at our illusions about our abilities and adjust them accordingly to give and receive the love and light available at this time.

Leo is the sign of pride, courage, and royalty, who rule by Divine Right. Aquarius is the sign of humanity, innovation and progress. With the Sun in Leo opposite the Moon in Aquarius, we are challenged to access the Divinity within, the creative spirit within, and share it for the benefit of others.

This may be a time of letting go of associations or social groups that no longer align with your intentions, while connecting with a new circle of friends or organizations.

See the path of visibility for the eclipse and details about the timing.

Other Resources:

Following are links to some of our favorite astrology writers with valuable information to share about this eclipse.

Auntie Moon

April Elliot Kent

Jessica Shepherd

Catherine O’Neill

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