Luminous Light: Partial Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius August 2017

Partial Lunar Eclipse

Full Moon in Aquarius

Raksha Bandhan 2017

August 7/8, 2017

By Maharani Rutan©

What a delight! After all the craziness of spring and summer, perhaps the universe is finally giving humanity a gift. There is a sense of delight in the air, even if VPAT (Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theories) state otherwise.

On August 7/8, there will be three beautiful celestial events, perhaps by name or by culture, but they are just as rich in culture as they are in name. Maybe this is why the names of the moons were also unique, depending upon the region. In the Northern hemisphere, the August Full moon is referred to as the Green Corn Moon and in the Southern hemisphere, the Storm Moon. This is naturally so, due to the massive rain and thunder that Mother Nature provides during the last days of summer.

I spoke about this celestial event in my predictive blog of 2017 as being the beginning of something new. On August 07, 2017, the Penumbral Eclipse begins at 11:50 EST and 8:50 PST. Though I would like to say that the United States will be able to view this eclipse, it may be a bit difficult. This time around, most of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America and those who live close to the shores of the Pacific, Atlantic and the Indian Oceans, will be able to view this marvelous unification.

The partial eclipse occurs when the moon is full and when the sun, earth and moon are almost in a straight line; however, when it is a partial eclipse it never reaches a perfectly straight line. Instead, a minor portion of the moon is shielded by the obscurest part of the earth’s sleuth (the scientific name is umbra). Partial eclipse will begin at 1:22pm EST / 10:22am PST.

As the beautiful celestial moon begins to form at 2:10pm EST and 11:10am PST, the eclipse reaches its maximum eclipse at 2:20pm EST and 11:20am PST. Full moon in Aquarius will be luminous and stunning at 15 degrees, depending upon the orb, on the Leo-Aquarius axis. The brilliance of this moon can be seen as soon as 2:10 EST. This will be the last full moon in Aquarius this year, so clinch and inhale. The closest we came to this degree of moon was on August 9, 2006 when there was also a full moon in Aquarius, but at 16 degrees. VPAT states that sometimes when the orb is this close, the energy often recalls issues similar to those that occurred during the time of the last occurrence.

Maximum eclipse moves through the atmosphere until it finally begins to revert back into partial eclipse again at 3:18pm EST and 12:18pm PST. This will lessen the intensity for humanity about one hour later when Penumbral eclipse ends at 4:50pm EST and 1:50pm PST. The eclipse on August 07, 2017 transpires in Aquarius, the free energetic Aquarius whom will have surprise affected. This eclipse will also affect people with fixed signs strong in their charts (the fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius).

This time definitely recalls, to some degree, unresolved business/issues/dilemmas which occurred in the fall of 1998 to spring of 2000, Fall of 2008 to Spring of 2009, and Fall of last year. This is NOT the end of a cycle, but rather, a new beginning. It sets the stage for important lessons involved with reaching, recognizing, working towards individual influence, and how to use this energy, applying it to leadership and authoritative abilities. The supreme leadership abilities with the highest bliss on a collective, and social service to the world would be considered part of the Leo/Aquarius Axis. But it will also be substantial transformation in the course of concerns concentrating on home, family, and health. There could be a possibility that relationships could end, families drift apart, or family functionality may somehow alter.

Besides the Eclipse, and a full moon, it is one of the most beautiful auspicious days in the Hindu calendar next to Dwali. Based on the Hindu Lunar Calendar, Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi Day, is the traditional day of love and celebration between brothers and sisters. Now any woman who looks up to a man as her brother, be it a neighbor, friend, cousin, or even a co-worker, is a part of the celebration.

The legend of Rakshandan has been depicted in the ancient historic writings of the Mahabhrata. When Lord Krishna hurt his finger during an epic battle against evil, his sister ripped a fabric from her Sari and tied it around his hand. In return, Krishna vowed to protect her as long as he lived. This tradition was carried forward by many other emperors during the B.C era. Additionally, the brother must come to the sister’s home and she must do Arti (bless him) and tie a Rakhi then he must promise to protect her. For fun he is supposed to give her money; becoming more fun when she says it’s not enough and complains.

Fixed signs (Aquarius, Leo, Taurus, and Scorpio), and those who have houses in these signs on your VPAT chart, go back to what happened to you around to the dates given; take a good look as it’s time to re-live it and make sure that you do not make the same mistakes again. It may be possible that you may relive it anyway as Mercury Retrograde may force it upon you (Read more about it here).

Persons with fixed signs (Leo, Scorpio, Taurus and Aquarius) will have complications splitting opinions from emotions and identifying that somebody or something is not what it seems. Things are all self-perception or an illusion somewhat more than a passionate obligation. These individuals resolve to be preoccupied doing things that affect their happiness or are in pursuit of their hunger; all the while wasting their talents and having a tug of war between their heart and their goals.

The full moon in Aquarius will be luminous and stunning at 15 degrees, depending upon the orb, on the Leo-Aquarius axis. The brilliance of this moon can be seen at 2:10 EST, 11:10PST. This will be the last full moon in Aquarius this year so clinch and inhale. The closest we came to this degree of moon was in August 9, 2006 when there was also a full moon in Aquarius but at 16 degrees.

With Moon in Aquarius, people are prone to have an emotional coldness – a flair for impartiality concerning their own and others’ feelings. Their opinion would be sensitive to any situation whether rationally or scientifically. Many approaches may come up unpredictably. Preferring to channel sentimental energy into intellectual pursuits to subdue pain- whereas, the company of friends is an outlet for passionate satisfaction.

When the Moon is full, the force of the moon on one side of the earth and the Sun on the other side generates an unsteady magnetism. This heaviness enhances problems due to our physical structure which consists of 80% water. Consequently, this distresses humans as well as the atmosphere of the earth. There is a good chance to hear about issues of water overflows such as hurricanes, flooding rivers, and even tornadoes that involve water. These issues could last up to 6 months.

The eclipse energy is just like the full moon energy. Some people will begin to feel it 5 to 7 days before it occurs. However, due to all the planets, I would not be surprised if many did not feel it as early as July 21 forwards when Mercury began to move into Leo. Things may have caused some confusion within the family, where one side wanted freedom the other side wanted structure.

An eclipse intensifies full moon purpose which is mostly about conclusions, departing stages in one’s life, and the final end. For each climax, there confidently will be a new start. While it may be challenging, an adjustment is desirable for the healthier environment. This affect can be escalating for those who have the sun, moon, or any houses in Aquarius.

Those that were born February 04 through 09, or five days before or after, will feel this energy like no other. There is no hesitation that this vitality generates an internal pull, a sensation of totality, and may aid one to join substantially with others. All converts fragile and more powerful under the grace of the full moon – hunger and dignity can become overblown, and there is more consciousness and emphasis on relationships.

Lunar eclipses frequently impact relationships due to the push and pull of the sun and the moon along with the pressure. They often convey a message of conclusiveness, or obvious circumstances, to the area where the eclipse is placed, in this case (Aquarius). Eclipse’s often eliminates things out of people’s lives so that it fits the circumstances of the current standings. If it be a relationship, a home, career or a place one lives, if it is outdated or has no purpose it is time to let go. This can be difficult; thus, this is why the eclipse is here – to walk through the difficulties and to embrace the Supreme Being that the universe has made. Once the process is embraced, whatever is left is meant to be and other stuff will fall by the wayside.

This eclipse is predominantly relationship oriented and our influences with others can be detached, tested, or unexpectedly repaired towards calm as the jolt calls one to action. To completely raise the value of the prospective in the lunar eclipse, we commit to discover, equally, houses and signs combined. It is recommended to examine your VPAT (Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theoretical Chart) and notice the placement of the moon; this is called Ketu (our demons, old habits and fears) and the sun placement Rahu (release from whatever bondage we experience in life through our creative efforts, better known as afterlife). Therefore, what we do in this lifetime gives us the chances for abysmal understanding, and the finding of balance in our lives.

The energy is perfect, whereas for the following 4 to 6 days there will be profound dreams and a lack of sleep. Some of the dreams may not make sense but remember keep these dreams to yourself as this is your personal communication between you and the higher power. The messages will be loud and clear as early as 40 days from the lunar eclipse and all the answers will be there for you by the next eclipse, within 6 months.

It is imperative to understand the effect of eclipse and the influences of each characteristic of human beings. The information which I am bringing to you is neither Western Astrology nor Vedic Astrology; it is Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theories. The philosophical writings teach that names of characters in astrology are placeholders, yet each placeholder has special characteristics. No two people will have same characteristics. Where action causes a reaction causing conflict, humanities free will can cause conflicts and desiccate it as well.

If you are looking for a Western Astrologer you may make an appointment with my recommended astrologer Lee Stillwater or Leslie Hale as well as Xtrology. The abstract is a general tendency not to be exact with a specific person.

I will begin with the characteristics that will be affected the most.

Fixed Signs

Aquarius, Leo, Taurus, and Scorpio

Aquarius: You will find that your career life may improve; however, you may lose your patience with family members. If you decide to go on any trip, it will be beneficial for you. You may decide that your behavior and opinion of yourself needs a transformation. Due to emotional connections and disturbances it may take a toll on your health. There also may be consideration of redefining principles, self-respect, and happiness. Be careful with the upper part of your face if you are accident prone.

Leo: Unnecessary worries may be a waste of time as most of your wishes will be granted. Be sure to read every document as Mercury retrograde and the eclipse may cause fuzziness for you. Financial gains are possible; however, be careful with investments and your health, which is getting better. If travelling, make sure to view everything with caution. There may be trouble in paradise if you are in a relationship; if there is stability then there will be a deeper commitment. Now is the time to reconsider your relationship, looking at the physical and mental disposition of the other to see if they meet your expectation.

Taurus: You may have to relearn how to control pressure, as you will have work overload. There may be financial losses if there were financial investments in the past that were not secure and the worries will be overwhelming. There may be plenty of temptations. Professionally, things may be good, and while there is a possibility of diving into spirituality and meta-philosophy in your domestic life, job responsibilities must come first. Consideration and re-consideration of career where there is appreciation may be overdue.

Scorpio: There are possibilities of family disagreements. Finances will be stable with no growth, but there are plenty of expenses, and if you happen to travel during that time you may become lethargic. There may be deep thought of where you want to live or the type of place you would like to have, what type of education you should have, and your future.

Mutable Signs

Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo and Pisces

Gemini: Things may not be as consistent as you are used to, especially in areas of work. Do not take anything emotionally or personally. There are tendencies of a lack of support and you may be forced to do things by yourself. Due to stress, you may have a cold or minor influenza. There may be plans to travel long distances or possibilities of going back to school. Your views of religion or philosophies may once again change. There will be deeper thought about religious outlook, a father figure, visions, and dreams.

Sagittarius: There is a possibility that things will begin to sync again. Endurance is going to be tested while any property related matters should be postponed as long as possible. Due to mental stress from things out of your control there may be minor colds or ear infections. You may consider purchasing electronics, learning something new, and doing what you can to keep lines of communication open. Short trips will beneficial to the soul. Reconsideration of relationships between siblings, where one resides, and how efficient one is in regard to completing things will be the focus.

Virgo: Improvement in your career is possible with new duties due to the blessings of Jupiter. You have all that you need to fix and collaborate on any issues in the workplace. However, you will now see your enemies without a mask and you will fear them, but now it’s time to teach them a lesson with your own weapons. Be careful of public humiliation. Stress may cause a fever or cold, and eat at home as much as possible. You will now reconsider the type of employee you are or the ones that work under you, debts you have, and any enemies along with why they are so.

Pisces: Be careful, your words may cut people like a knife; as I always say, words can never be taken back. Financial stability is on its way. It’s best to plan first, then explain. Family life is going to be exceptional but spending time with friends may be difficult. Your enemies are near and you may even see them. Be careful while traveling, making sure to take plenty of rest afterwards. Anything that was causing you problems physically will soon end. You are prone to reconsider legal issues, your relationships, success, and your reputation.

Cardinal Signs

Libra, Aries, Cancer and Capricorn

Libra: You may feel that to obtain your goals you must work diligently, and your work ethics and reputation will rise. Consider options and the advice of others prior to resolving any vital dilemma or making judgments. Financially things will be status quo however, stress may continue and this may cause to splurge to dine out which could cause food poisoning. Relationships may be tested at this time. There is a possibility of reconsidering your love life, scruples, education, desire, and what you find stimulating.

Aries: There is a possibility of irritation at work due to lack of recognition from upper management. There is a possibility of financial gains through investments but make those investments wisely and don’t do them on a “get rich quick” scheme. There is little support from your colleagues. However, your health is good. You should be able to make new connections and keep your friends and associates close, but your temper and emotions may push them away. Chances of reconsidering friends, occupation, money, and desire, will weigh heavily on your mind.

Cancer: Unexpected financial gains are possible but it may be difficult to balance family and career life. There is a possibility of laziness, but family life will be very enjoyable as will travel. Be careful of legal issues but romance should be good right now. However, you will have a heavy heart meditating on doubts, insurance, long life, injury, suspensions, and rejections.

Capricorn: As Mercury moves into Virgo, and the eclipse does a number on Capricorn, signing documents and financial situations may not be the best. Consideration must be taken and take head of any professional consul prior to financial investments. Enemies are hidden and covert actions or reactions must be eliminated. It’s possible that the only person you may be able to count on is your partner or significant other. It’s better to pay off old debts and learn a new skill than to splurge. A deep reconsideration of income, revenues, accomplishments, dreams, family, and safety is absolute at this time.

Consider the information that is listed above as a general tendency not to be specific with a single scenario or a specific person. It is also driven by theoretical prospective of VPAT, not to be mistaken for Western or Vedic Astrology.

Eastern cultures base their entire lives around the cosmos and therefore consider eclipse as a very transformative time. Any eclipses are abysmal times to begin or end anything, no matter how difficult it may be; including every matter of the heart, financial related issues such as work, or any other imperative situation in one’s daily life. There is an old saying that things can only be blessed when the sun and the moon are present and not being blocked from humanity, otherwise things become very weird, unexpected, and appear out of nowhere.

The influence of emotional energy can be advantageous if focused into artistic endeavors and self-healing, but often there is a strong yearning to merely slide into diversion. It is better to indulge in optimistic activities, rather than harvest to more damaging fantasy doings. Miserable propensities can be effortlessly direct under this full moon and the eclipse. The influence of this energy can be exclusively tough or thought-provoking for those who were born under a Full Moon PHASE, as well as for those of the fixed Sun Signs Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio and Taurus.

Also, for those whose birth Moon is in Aquarius, this Full Moon can sometimes signify a perilous time for possible misfortunes, injuries, sloppiness and the undertaking of rash decisions or judgments. During this spectacular time of the shining lunar eclipse and amazing full moon, attaining goals is our first priority. Strip yourself of all outer roles, doubts, and unimportant pursuits, and dive into the ocean of bright infusing all existence. Like a particle of sand that liquefies in the enormous sea, discharge your singular ego into the endless grip of divine realization. Respire in light; inhale out light. Touch the cells of your body and become incandescent and radiant with the powerful glow of divine

Sanction the substantial encumbrances of the past months to fall away. Fly like a light being and an angel of the heavens, in the melodious sky of paradise and peace. During the eclipse your psyche may be triggered but do not respond until you are undeniably convinced. The awareness will play tricks and later there may be a need to save grace and face.

Aquarius energy creates the foundation of emotional objectivity – a knack for impartiality regarding your own and others’ feelings. However, at the same time, Aquarius moon brings a sense of independence and diversity. There may be tendencies to be an outsider looking in. Watching delicate circumstances rationally and systematically- Feelings may come up indiscriminately. The tension in this moon will be to make a choice between what is more important, personal need or what is good for the soul and spirit. For emotional contentment seek the company of friends who do not criticize.

During the full moon, you may look to your mother for relationship and intellectual stimulation, yet you may feel that she is cold or aloof. Through her opinions there is a deep understanding of how life is a puzzle and it’s time to put it together.

Full Moons and eclipses in AIR SIGNS are times are more fragile motivation, because the Sun as Life Giver is strong in the FIRE signs. Emotions are robust, of a happy and lighthearted nature. Of course, this applies primarily to those whose charts are not unduly afflicted in the sign of Aquarius and the other fixed signs.

During the Lunar Eclipse, we must observe life in a different prospective. This means to re-write aspirations as:” I need aid in making what I vision and power to manifest joy through this process. I need the understanding to love more and the skill to involve in a positive environment. I need to understand about my goals.” I also recommend that during this cycle that you purchase a blue & white candle carve your name through to the wick and chant in silence Psalm 40 three times. Allow yourself to chant these words every night until the next eclipse in Aquarius (next spring) and let the grandeur of the higher power enter your body, mind, and soul.

With all submissions of psalms and mantras, completing the anticipated results are dependent upon the skill of purpose. The mantras can be difficult to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy.

For the eclipse there will be three mantras for the moon and two for the eclipse

The mantra for Aquarius/Capricorn moon is:


Om Hreeng Aing Kleeng Shreeng

(ooommm Hriiing Aiiinngg Kliiing Shriiing)


Om Shreem Upendraya Achutaya Namah


“Yasya:nke cha vibha:ti bhu:dharsuta: devapaga: mastake, Bhale balbidhurgale cha garalam yasyorasi vyalraat Soyam bhumivibhisanah survarah sarvadhipah sarvada: Sharvah sarvgatah shivah shashinibhah shri Shankar patu maam”

For the lunar eclipse:


Om Somaya Namaha

(ooom Soomaaayaaa na ma ha)


“Dadhi Shankha tushaarabham ksheero darnava sambhavam
Namaami shashinam somam shambhor mukuta bhushanam”


Om Ksheeraputraya Vidmahe Amruta-tatvaya Dhimahi Tanno
Chandra PrachodayatMars: Om Angarakaya Vidmahe Sakti Hastaya Dhimahi Tanno Bhaumah PrachodayatSaturn: Om Neelanjanaya Vidmahe Chhayamartandaya Dhimahi Tanno Shani Prachodayat:

This mantra creates the quality of friendship within oneself and others. The Siddha mantra uses the universal elements that govern each charka: Earth, Water, Fire and Air. The intention of this mantra is the to keep up in balance from losing our temper through darkness and unfocused energy it also smooths your path in life by helping you understand the lessons you have set for yourself and, through karma, the negativity will pass.

These are universal predispositions based upon VPAT predictive calculations. I am NOT an astrologer nor do I claim to be, however Astrology is a building block to the Vedic Sanskrit readers. While astrology focuses are on immobile emotional and physical events, a Vedic reader focuses on remedial factors to deal with the energy in hand. While Astrology focuses on educative predictions, Vedic reading looks at causes of an action which prompts a reaction.

VPAT ideology confers that these utilities are a necessary part of our lives. Since our mind guides the ego it is our emotions that set the plans into action, good or bad. If the action chosen is passed through humility and honesty, then life will always bring positive outcomes in the end. Wishing you the most pleasing and innocuous journey through this eclipse and I hope you are granted the positive light you desire.

Starting August 8, 2017, I will be accepting appointments for 6-month self-readings and 3-month relationship readings. Priority will be given to Aquarius and Fixed signs in the first two days. For more information please look at my service page for prices as well as how to book a reading. Additionally, I have added two more aspects to my reading which may be beneficial to those who gear towards timings.


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