Total Lunar Eclipse
Super Blood Moon
I pondered for many days on how to begin this blog as so many ideas flowed in my head, like water from the facet. This is exactly what Aquarius’ would do. They also do not do anything without a bang. Lights, ambiance, and environmentally driven with a quirky nature having a very close relationship with nature. Therefore, nature brings them the finale; not just any finale but the most brilliantly displayed one.
Behold! The most magnificent present from Mother Nature and the Universe is going void the sky as the sun is way too bright. Perhaps on the 27th some of us can stop running to air conditioned or other cooler areas and watch the sky, sun, and the moon with magic in the air.
Even though this posting was delayed, Guru Purnima and Waso was very important to me as well as going into silence and switching off for a few minutes. Additionally, as Hindus there are limited things we can do during the eclipse and the day of.
While we embrace the ahh moment with our family and friends this summer, the Universe is going to give us pause one more time by gracing us with the most beautiful full moon which will transform into a super blood moon during our last Total Lunar Eclipse of 2018. The cosmos is finally embracing us to finish giving the answers to the questions we had when it was “Almost a lunar eclipse” in 2016 (read about it here). I suppose that the answers must be very important as the super moon is a magnificent delight of endings, and the lunar eclipse also ends things. If I said to any Aquarius this is it and no more eclipses for you for another 8 years would you believe me?
All that can be said for your eclipse is that so many wonderful innovations were brought because of the eclipses in Aquarius. We are in the Age of Aquarius and may stay there for another 2100 years according to some astronomers. Then again, it would be easy to confuse many by saying that Vedas texts (the oldest text in astronomy, mathematics, astrology, and the cosmos) state we are still in the Age of Pisces and will not be moving into Age of Aquarius for another 600 years. Whatever the case may be, whichever belief you have whether Sidereal or Tropical (types of Astrology), it may not matter as much if we could only live in the here and now like Aquarius does.
The beautiful Total Lunar eclipse with the beautiful blood moon will be the longest in a century, perhaps because of the unfinished business in 2016. This will be the eclipse that is also the furthest away for much of all the Oceans, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe, but not North America. The Penumbra eclipse (the formation) will move west on July 27 at 1:14pm EST and continue to move west from Australia, being visible the entire time. In the meantime, micro moon will be glazing the sky at 4:20pm, at its maximum, thus the eclipse will be at its maximum one minute later, forming a beautiful blood moon. The total time for this eclipse will be 6 and ½ hours.
However, not being gifted to see this eclipse may be a sacred sign as it is told in the Ancient Indian Scriptures (Vedas) that viewing at the eclipse brings bad luck. Hence, I am sure all Aquarian s, and those that have planets in Aquarius, may be saying enough is enough. I promise you, it is enough, and the universe will check back in 8 years.
To review, certain things in life is not a bad thing, as things in life have their own cycles. Just as equally as the name of the Full moon. The most auspicious events will occur in areas of birth, transformation, and rebirth. First will be the birth, brought by nature as simply done as the name of the moon. Native Americans named it the “Bucks Moon” because the is the time when new antlers grow on deer’s forehead. The transformation is of the Waso which is also beginning of Buddhist Lent; it is this day that may Buddhist take on a spiritual path of transformation. Thus, it is said every transformation takes time which is why part of the summer and the beginning of autumn the lent will be observed. The last auspicious event on the 27th will be the celebration of rebirth and thankfulness.
Due to the calculation of the lunar cycle variance between western and eastern culture, Pachanga is used as a calendar of religious events, and as a time table. This means that the 27th day of July marks a date of Guru Purnima. In India and many other Asian countries, gratitude and thankfulness of learning spiritual and scholastic experiences is a blessing, therefore, teachers, priest and those that teach these fields are named “Guru’s.” They bring enlightenment to others by sharing their knowledge and experience to broaden other’s experiences as well. Some celebrate it by adorning the Gurus feet (to mark thankfulness to the Journeys of the Guru), others will fast and pray, and some will hold celebrations.
Beyond the scope of gratitude, birth, rebirth, and transformation, evolution and learning from our past is equally important as this eclipse is very much a relationship-oriented phenomenon. The relationship does not have to be romantic, or a human connection. A relationship can be between local governments, countries, environmental factors, and even worlds. This is going to be equally important for all those that have Aquarius in their chart, including fixed signs (Aquarius, Taurus, Scorpio and Leo’s). It is important to note that the issues of the 2007, and Eclipse in January 2009 when the eclipse was 6 degrees in Aquarius will be highlighted. When the eclipse cycle was over, all was not completely clear. Thus, bringing back the eclipse in August 2016 to complete the answers but something interfered. Now, once and for all, those answers could come to us, but it also means we may have to press the rewind button to not only look at the innovations but the world as a whole as Aquarians are natural humanitarians and geniuses.
The financial issues and fear of the recession continue to have people looking at their finances with a microscope, yet these issues were the same as those which occurred in 2007 and 2009. Now, mitigate factors may be taken into consideration to prevent another Great Depression as occurred in 1930’s. Then again, Uranus was also in Taurus at that time. Could we be protected again or are we not going to pay any attention to these issues?
In technology, Apple came out with the first I-Phone in 2007, and in 2009 technology spurred up to 3G technology. Now we have come a long way, perhaps it will be announced soon that Apple will getting their hands into the pot of autonomous driving cars?
NASA had also made some great advances while launching a craft through the asteroid belt in 2007, then going past Mercury in 2009. Perhaps launching further exploration to the Sun, Mars, and beyond could happen sooner than we think. In 2007 the world’s scientists were trying to find ways to lessen the impact of AIDS and by 2009 they came up with a vaccine, perhaps soon AIDS will be a sickness of the past with quick vaccines? 2007 shed a light to new planets, in 2009 there was a discovery of water on the moon, and today there continues to be controversy about water on mars.
Whether it is financial, health, or innovation, the eclipse in Aquarius will bring something to an end to make room for something brand new. To fully appreciate the potential in the lunar eclipse, we must explore both houses and signs that are brought into play. Where the Moon is – we can provoke our demons, longstanding conducts, and doubts, and where the Sun is we may find the resources to release from whatever bondage we experience in life through our creative efforts. In any event, there are opportunities for deeper understanding and finding a balance in our lives.
This eclipse is chiefly relationship oriented and our connections with others can be cut off, tested, or unexpectedly repaired, as the shock calls one to action. Deny yourself of all outside roles, uncertainties, and unimportant chases, and dive into the deep-sea of light infusing all existence. Like a grain of sand that dissolves in the vast sea, release your individual ego into the infinite embrace of divine consciousness. Breathe in light, breathe out light. Feel the cells of your body become luminous and translucent with the all-pervading glow of God.
Aquarius dynamism has an ordinary predisposition to have objectivity as reflection. The full moon will deepen this – the capacity for showing detachment when connecting to our feelings and those of others is of major importance. To view sensitive situations realistically and analytically is the name of the game. Feelings are unpredictable. Choosing to channel expressive oomph into academic searches – occasionally to numb or spinning agony into desire as an outlet the firm collaboration is their self-gratification. By fostering others and raising their intelligence and nonconformism could transport inquisitiveness back from dimness. A Motherly figure could also arouse rational pursuits, but she may be distant and unemotional.
Between fire (Leo) and air (Aquarius) this time is bound to bring some issues of heat and wind. In this case both fire/air can be great leaders and extremely talented in areas of inspiration and ideas. But this also means that the energy is going to force people to hold themselves accountable if they are a part of a larger group. Often being misunderstood, some may feel as though they can’t trust them. Therefore, being trustworthy is going support the creativity and leadership roles which both characters need. As I always say, “how can you expect others to trust you if you don’t trust them?”- MR
According to Pachanga, as mentioned earlier, the calendar is based upon the moon rather than the sun. This is where sidereal and tropical philosophies differ. The Hindu calendar is based upon seasons, therefore, the first day is really in April as they celebrate their new year in April. Also, it is the year 2074 according to the system of calendar as well as this eclipse being in Capricorn not Aquarius. The calculation is also based upon 29.5 days per month without fluctuation. But constant is what many of us are seeking after the dramas, unnecessary shootings, and other political covertness. Additionally, due to the Vedas and Panchag, the effects are midstream therefore expect issues related to water damage, earth plates moving due to quakes, mudslides, or tsunamis. With Mercury retrograde in the mix there may even be issues with electronics of all kinds.
It is vitally important to understand the predictions listed below are based on VPAT predispositions not Western or Eastern Astrology. The calculation and predetermination derive from name (characteristic) from each label (sign). Some of the information may be opposite from what you may read or hear from western or eastern astrology. This is because there are avoidable solutions and based upon null calculations that create the possible outcome.
If you are looking for a Western Astrologer, you may seek counsel with my preferred astrologers Leslie or Lee here. If they are unavailable, you may reach out to my other available astrologers. If you are looking for a Vedic Astrologer you will not be able to get instant information as trustworthy ones are in their home country.
There will be many that will be affected by this eclipse, the retrogrades of 3 planets, as well as Uranus. Therefore, I will be focusing on those for whom this eclipse will be most intense. As usual, eclipses come in pairs, however, this year there 5 eclipses and thus, Aquarius is finishing their journey from 2016. Fortunately for them there will not be any more chaotic issues for another 8 years. Use it well dear Aquarius.
Those effected by this eclipse intensely
Dearest Aquarius, you have been going through transformations after another as the eclipses in the Summer of 2016 may have caused you hiccups. Thereafter, it seemed during every summer (summer/fall of 2017, spring/summer of 2018) almost every aspect from health, relationships, and work situations have been on the edge. Now, the universe is asking what you have learned from all this. Whatever happens in the next 6 months is the test of your consciousness and how well you will handle your affairs. Unlike Aquarius, Dear Capricorn you may have felt as though someone is choking you. You currently have several transits that are forcing you to look at your past actions. First and foremost, according to VPAT this is your eclipse and something will definitely end to make room for something new. But the transiting Pluto, according to Western astrology, has been in your sign since very late 2007 and will continue to be there until 2024. Additionally, Ketu which causes you to feel restricted over circumstances, has another 6 more months in your sign, thus you may be feeling as though nothing can go right. However, you may be much stronger than a Cancer, who just began the series of eclipses while sitting on the beach all this time sipping tropical drinks. Anything that could go wrong might be as Mercury retrograde will cause some confusion for them. The eclipse two weeks ago is bringing them a present or two but it will take some hard work on their part. But hard work is nothing to a Leo as they have been pounded by Saturn holding their hands with a Sagittarius. Nevertheless, the eclipses continue to transform them until the winter of 2019 then at least they can have some relief. Hence, while others may feel the tension of the eclipses and Mercury, Gemini’s thought they were out of the loop, however, VPAT always uses the points of the moon to predict the eclipses. This means that the last eclipse was a Gemini/Cancer eclipse, therefore both of them were in play. Adding to this is Mercury retrograde that always causes trouble three to four times a year.
Aquarius: As this is your last eclipse, one thing that you must understand that nothing in this life is perfect, nor will it ever be. This eclipse is as powerful as it can be, not only the strength of the full moon but the intensity of the total solar eclipse may cause you to feel like you’re on fire. One of the areas of change that must be taken into consideration is that you must continue to watch your health. You are going to have to change how you perceive life in general as all the stresses and challenges will show you that an outlet is necessary. On the other hand, it will be a time where relationship decisions are finally made; whether it is worth keeping or leaving. If you have not put all your passion and hard work into your career or occupation, be ready for a change as the universe will only deliver happiness where you have focus and passion.
Motto for Aquarius: Whatever efforts you have put out there in areas of career and opportunities is exactly what you will get back, good or bad.
Capricorn: Your changes have been earth shattering, almost as if someone is recreating you. This is also not the easiest eclipse for you. Negative thinking, anger, and annoyance will cause you to pour many of these into areas of your health. You may need to revisit your financial situation. This is not a time for financial investments nor will you be able to save for too long. It is high time now to pay off your debts, both financial and karmic, as the stresses can cause problems.
Motto for Capricorn: Being true to yourself, your family, and your work will reduce the unnecessary tension. Anything done covertly will cause separation of work and relationships.
Cancer: The eclipse a few weeks ago has put you on a voyage of discovery and transformation. Remember that for every one negative, two positives will always come. If you want to be loved then you must do what you can to show love, however, you may become so irritated that you may push away people that love you the most. Your lack of confidence and negativity may cause health issues, but this is a time to look for new career or creative opportunities. Mind your P&Q’s in public as you may feel disrespected.
Motto for Cancer: Being around negative situations or negative people will cause you to be negative, eventually causing you anxiety and restlessness. Find people that make you laugh.
Leo: I can literally say you have been through a lot, but you are a trooper. Your life has been ups and down like a roller coaster. Stay focused dear Leo, because when you are not looking someone may take an advantage of you. Watch what you say at work as conflicts in the workplace are possible. Unforeseen expenses are possible and you have much spiritual traveling to do. But while you are traveling and with unnecessary stress your health may decline.
Motto for Leo: Be who you are and be passionate about what you do as you will be rewarded for bringing passion and happiness to others.
Gemini: Sometimes, you may think even though you have a fast-paced life that you will be fine, however, changes must happen and something should give. Financial strains are possible and perhaps what you do for living may not bring you enough financial stability. Being in a hurry may cause accidents and injuries. This is because you may be too busy to take care of yourself and your spirituality. You might decide to further your education, but at the same time, going back and forth between spirituality and religion may cause you to have restlessness. This may cause you to have minor infections of the sinuses or ears.
Motto for Gemini: If you are too busy for unconditional love of family and friends then you will receive everything you give, good and bad. Make your choices count and do not settle.
Sagittarius, Taurus, Libra and Scorpio
Dear Sagittarius, I understand that you may want to believe that Saturn is not affecting you because everyone has told you so, but remember Saturn transit is a full 7 to 8-year transit as it must move through every sign in your chart. However, Saturn has brought you some gifts too, perhaps moving, marriage, or a new job; even if it meant that it was tough getting there. According to VPAT, Saturn has moved into Scorpio for one more lesson and will come back at you in October, so you must be well prepared. But this does not mean you do not feel things around you. This is exactly what Taurus cannot handle, which is inconsistency in any area of their lives; perhaps you can teach them Sagittarius. Hence, expecting the unexpected in areas of money is not a good thing for even you when Uranus is in Taurus for a long haul. However, Libras have been enjoying Jupiter so much that they could not handle it when it was retrograde. Jupiter finally began to bring joy to Libras on July 15, 2018, therefore, bringing things back to normal will take a while; but they must hurry up as Jupiter leaves in October to go into Scorpio. Nevertheless, this does not make it all good for Scorpios, perhaps when Saturn moves away for good and Jupiter gives them delight they may be happy but that is still three months away and this eclipse will not allow Scorpios not to transcend as they are the Phoenix.
Sagittarius: Sometimes down time is not a bad thing. But if there is not enough activity, then you may become bored too quickly. Remember, whatever you may have done in the past, those conflicts are coming to face you now, as this may cause problems in areas of finances and personal relationships. Avoid overstating things and being melodramatic as it may cause you unnecessary arguments with people that count in your life. Be careful of unnecessary spending. You may finally overcome binging allowing you to stay focused on your health.
Motto for Sagittarius: Sometimes being in the spotlight is not always a good thing. Silence is a virtue, especially if you want respect and honor from others.
Taurus: Right now things may be confusing, in one hand you may want a love to sweep you off your feet, but on the other hand, you want all the finer things in life. Life, however, does not always work that way. You will soon have the energy to finish tasks and perhaps even have time to make some strides in areas of relationships. If you are single make sure you keep your options open rather than dwelling on the past. There may even be time for you to pursue some extra training or education. If you don’t eat right and take care of yourself, then you have the possibility of viral infections. Be careful in written communication.
Motto for Taurus: Not everyone is like you and if you do not want it done to you then don’t do it to others.
Libra: I know that you got used to Jupiter giving you what you want and life has had its ups and downs. I wish I could say that this eclipse will end those fluctuations, especially in areas of interpersonal relationships. Stop comparing the past and shutting out people that may be attracted to you. However, you have an ongoing restlessness. You may want new opportunities but now the doors may be closed only because you must perfect what you have and family issues will continue to hamper you. The stressors could cause you digestive and allergic issues.
Motto for Libra: Kindness, especially to those younger than you, does not mean you are weak, rather, you will understand yourself better through the reflection of a mirror.
Scorpio: Your Saturn is almost at the end, so if you are feeling blah again its only because it retrograded back to your sign one last time. It will go away, I promise, by the time your birthday comes around and won’t be back for a while. Use these months to focus on new education, religious and spiritual philosophies, and your career. You may meet new people that may assist you later to boost progress in your career. Family issues are still present, as are possible irritations from children.
Motto Scorpio: Give to only those that deserve your kindness, especially living in the honorable life, even if you don’t get support.
Pisces, Aries, and Virgo
Dearest Pisces, even if the eclipses have crossed you and won’t be back until 2024, this does not mean that you would not be indirectly affected by the cosmos through Mercury retrograde, and other planetary influences. After all you are closest to God energy as they come. This is why you are a emotional sponge. Too bad you cannot learn to fight like Aries. Then again Aries just got released from the shackles of Uranus now they are being tied down by Saturn in Sagittarius. Perhaps you should learn from your fellow Virgos, they do not have any eclipses in formation, there are no major planets causing issues but mercury retrograde. But I don’t know if you want to really learn from them, as they worry and have a lot of pessimism but strong as anything.
Pisces: This is the time to put on that work hat and start to make business plans. You should see some financial gains now. But it means hard work and proper planning. However, you become too relaxed you will have some interpersonal relationship issues, family issues as well as worrying about younger ones in your family. Mind your tongue as whatever you say in public will be used against you.
Motto for Pisces: Conflicts are contagious; the more I create them the more I will have disappointments.
Aries: Its OK if life is not 100% but slowly it will get better. Remember Saturn is not to be hated but must respected as a teacher. But this does not mean you should create unnecessary tiffs with family, associates and co-workers. Financial issues may cause worries, however, if you stay focus you may continue and maintaining your job. But you won’t be without worries or even anxieties.
Motto for Aries: Appreciate what you have rather than having everyone else pay for your frustrations.
Virgo: So, you are last on the list. It must make you feel a little better. But mercury retrograde always causes you confusion and unnecessary worries. Focusing on higher education or advancing in studies may take up your time. Your ideas will change and expand therefore, the way you understand patterns will also therefore, being more lenient towards criticizers and adversaries. You will now be given energy to break bad habits and really think about advancements. Stress and lack of sleep may cause you to become agitated.
Motto for Virgo: Nothing is as self-gratifying until you reach your perfection.
The information above is based upon VPAT general tendencies, not to be compared to a personal chart or personal prediction to exact. For your personal astrological chart, you may contact my recommended astrologers here. Or you may set up a 6 months in-depth reading with me to see how the remaining of this year will prosper for you.
Also through my VPAT calculations, international conflicts may intensify at the end of July and continued tensions may arise between nations. Human rights and female rights will continue to be on the rise. Tornadoes and flooding is possible. Perhaps hurricane season will come upon us unexpectedly. Medical and science research will expand. Downfall on a religious organization is possible. Someone of significant could pass over which could shock many. Family, and children’s issues will be on the rise. Many nations including the U.S may be dissatisfied with their leader due to foolishness.
During the Lunar Eclipse we must power ourselves to perceive life in transformed individuals. It is suggested to scribe objectives to:” I need sustenance in creating anything I imagine and control to manifest happiness totally during this time. I want the knowledge to appreciate love and have the skill to engross in a optimistic setting of my choice. I need vibrant conception of my goals and the pathway I should be on.”
Since the moon in Aquarius represents Defiant, Unforgiving, Articulate, Friendly, and Impetuous, it is my recommendation for us to continue to be constant. This full moon is bewildering to many signs. Though the lunar eclipse cannot be seen by the human eye it will be touched through lowest point of many people. It is also the last eclipse in Aquarius.
It is my suggestion that you purchase two candles, orange and orchid, and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candles with orange oil and orchid oil respectively, and chant the Psalm 51.
You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next eclipse in Aquarius which begins with the next spring moon cycle. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the preferred result is dependent upon the value of intention.
When it comes to finding satisfying relationships, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy. The mantra for Lunar Eclipse is
Lunar eclipse mantra should be chanted 51 times daily especially first thing in the morning. Usually Mala beads or rosary beads assist in the count. This mantra will especially powerful for those that have Capricorn and Aquarius in their chart and will continue in the healing process until the intense energy begins to be lifted in the spring of 2019.
Om Shraang Shreeng Shroung Sah Chandramase Namaha
(ooom shraa ng shriiing shruuung saha chan dra ma see namaha)
Difficult (chant 101 times)
Om Nisakaraaya vidmahe, kalanaathaya dhimahi, tanno Somah prachodayat
Advance (108 times)
Om padmadhwajaaya vidmahae hema rupaaya dheemahi tanoo soma parchodayaat
Expert (51 times)
Dadhi sankha thusharabham Ksheero darnava sambhavam
Namami sasinam somam Sambhormakuta bhushanam
For those that have primary planets in Aquarius
Aum Hreeng Aing Kleeng Shreeng
(auuum hiring aiing Kliing shriing)
Aum Shreeng UpendrayAchyutay Namah
Om Shri Upendaraya acchutaya namah
Om Krim Govinda Gopalaya Namaha
Lastly, for Capricorn, I have only listed the most difficult and the easiest
Om Aing Kleeng Hreeng Shreeng Sauh
Om Shrim Vatsalaya Namaha
This Siddha mantra uses the universal elements that govern each charka: Earth, Water, Fire, and Air.
The purpose of this mantra is to keep us in steadiness and from losing our temper through dimness and blurred energy.
Of all the eclipses this will be one of the most crucial eclipse, it will bring changes to almost everyone. This is also a relationship oriented eclipse there for there could be breakups, unresolved issues, inability to let go of the past as well as deceptions or divorce
I recommend all those that will be affected by this eclipse take a spiritual bath within hours of the full moon, and the eclipse as well, and to properly dispose of their prior notes.
For the first time I will be making available how to dispose of your notes for Aquarius eclipse as there will not be another for 8 years.