The eclipse this month is in the sign of Leo. Leo is the sign of the king. It’s also a fire sign, and signifys the burning of anything that holds back freedom (Aquarius). It’s also interesting to note that the last total solar eclipse to happen only in the United States was in 1776 when the States declared their freedom from the King of England.
The shadow side of that time was the fact that many of the men who fought for freedom were also slave holders. So even though many years would pass before the slaves were freed, freedom for all was born of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
There is no doubt in my mind that things will come to a head in the next few months. We will be challenged to redefine our concept of freedom and liberty for all. With Mercury retrograde at the same time, we will most likely have to review this many times before everything is settled.
While Leo is the King, it’s opposite sign is Aquarius, which is the sign of brotherly love, freedom and peace. So I believe we will be going back and forth between the two signs for quite some times. The recent lunar eclipse was also in the signs Leo/Aquarius.
The sign of Leo is also the sign of personal/romantic love. Aquarius is universal love, love of fellow humans, unconditional love, and brotherly love. So there needn’t be a fight between them, but there has been between selfless love and selfish love. This will play out on a personal level too, and the severity of it will depend on where in your chart you have the signs of Leo/Aquarius.
So will we follow the Leo path of the “I” or the Aquarian path of “we”? We will certainly have many opportunities to find out.