The moon is full and bright, and the 2017 partial lunar eclipse begins Aug. 7 at 1:22 p.m. ET, and lasts for about five hours. That's a lot of cosmic energy coming your way! So, what does the 2017 partial lunar eclipse mean for your sign? According to the Astro Twins, lunar eclipses give you a glimpse into your shadow self. "What we discover about ourselves and others during lunar eclipses can be tough to swallow, even shocking," the Astro Twins noted. "Owning the fact that we have emotions like fear, anger, jealousy, and rage is the way to get a handle on them. If we’re willing to accept the good along with the bad, lunar eclipses can be magical moments of discovery."
So if you're feeling all dark and twisty today, you really can blame it on the moon, but the lunar eclipse is also an ideal time for a little introspective soul searching. This particular partial lunar eclipse is at 15 degrees and 25 minutes of Aquarius, according to Cafe Astrology. This means that those born with personal planets and points at approximately 10 to 25 degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) will be most significantly affected.
If you're not familiar with your birth chart you can create one for free to help guide your astrological journey. In the meantime, here's the quick and dirty about how the partial lunar eclipse will affect your sign.
1Aries Enjoys Smooth Sailing
Aries is a cardinal sign, which is associated with starting new things. Astrology King reported that the partial lunar eclipse should bring always-on-the-go Aries a sense of inner balance, harmony, and contentment.
"While those around you will look hot and bothered, you will be way too cool to be affected by any drama. The eclipse itself will bring happiness and success if you can avoid its temptations of greed, selfishness, and ruthlessness."
2Taurus Might Have A Tough Time
Taurus is a fixed sign, which tend to favor maintenance and stability. Fixed signs will have a particularly challenging time during the partial lunar eclipse. Astrology King noted that anything simmering under the surface for Taurus during the partial lunar eclipse will likely be forced to the surface where it will need to be dealt with.
"It will likely be a moody or irrational partner or family member." However, Taurus can salvage the eclipse by steering clear of temptations rooted in selfishness and greed.
3Gemini Could Confront Important Issues
Gemini is a mutable sign. These signs like to change things into something else, and are highly skilled at adapting to new situations and environments. Cafe Astrology reported that during the partial lunar eclipse Gemini may have to confront some long-buried personal issues related to ideas and beliefs.
"Remember that you are likely to be driven by instincts today, rather than reason or logic, and while it's a powerful time for the discovery of your feelings on a matter, you may need to let everything sink in before coming to conclusions."
4Cancer Will Have A Financial 'Ah-Ha' Moment
Cardinal sign Cancer might experience an epiphany during the partial lunar eclipse that could lead to new discoveries around finances, ownership, or intimate matters, Cafe Astrology noted.
"There can be new money coming into your life or the need to shuffle around your finances to accommodate changes. This [lunar] eclipse brings [Cancer's] buried or long-brewing situations to a head or the surface. Tensions revolving around money can quickly emerge now. This is a time for reaching a settlement or making changes in the way you depend on others."
5Leo Is Likely To Be Moody & Impatient
Fixed sign Leo is likely to lose their patience during the partial lunar eclipse, according to Astrology King. For Leo, the partial lunar eclipse could highlight that "a powerful drive for personal success may have an adverse affect your mood, behavior, and close relationships."
Additionally, Cafe Astrology reported that because the partial lunar eclipse is in Aquarius, the sign opposite Leo, "your attention is pulled to the perspective, agenda, or needs of a significant other. This can help balance things out, although you could feel temporarily drained or overwhelmed."
6Virgo Might Feel Overwhelmed
Mutable sign Virgo could feel the weight of looming deadlines during the partial lunar eclipse, which could be compounded by constant disruptions that only add to the stress. "Demands seem to be high now, and emotions are on the strong side," Cafe Astrology noted. "Disruptions are highly likely now, but while they may seem annoying, they can help redirect you on a more authentic path."
Astrology King reported that while the partial lunar eclipse brings tensions for Virgo, dealing with problems head on versus letting them simmer can transform Virgo's life for the better.
7Libra Might Be Lucky In Love & Life
Cardinal sign Libra might receive information about a new romance or creative project during the partial lunar eclipse. "Your true feelings about a person, romance, or a project can flood your awareness, and everything changes as a result," Cafe Astrology noted.
Astrology King predicted calm waters for Libra during the partial lunar eclipse. "A feeling of peace and general well-being will help your life run smoothly. Your professional and private life should be harmonious and successful."
8Scorpio Moves Toward A Turning Point
Fixed sign Scorpio might have an emotionally charged day during the partial lunar eclipse that could lead to a turning point. Any repressed feelings are likely to bubble to the surface for Scorpio during the partial lunar eclipse no matter now hard you try to keep a lid on the pot, according to Cafe Astrology.
"What emerges now tends to clear the path for improvements in your life, particularly related to career, reputation, status, home, and family. For some of you, there could be home repairs, family dramas, or internal changes to deal with in the coming weeks, and you're in the position to balance out your attention to outside responsibilities and your personal life."
9Sagittarius Might Act Impulsively
Mutable sign Sagittarius could feel extra impulsive during the partial lunar eclipse. While Sagittarius could be highly emotional during the partial lunar eclipse, working through those emotions might lead to new discoveries.
"Watch for impulsive self-expression, but give weight to your emotions and any new feelings experienced now," Cafe Astrology noted. "A culmination of a writing or learning project can occur for some of you. Publicity and promotion are themes."
10Capricorn Could Have A Rocky Day At Work
Cardinal sign Capricorn could feel a bit ruffled as the partial lunar eclipse settles in their resource sector, according to Cafe Astrology. Heightened emotions surrounding money and possessions, as well as personal values, and talents could be highlighted.
During the partial lunar eclipse, Capricorn might "might experience a significant revelation about money or business, or could be dealing with matters related to values and sense of self-worth, as well as boundaries in a relationship."
11Aquarius Could Experience An Awakening
Fixed sign Aquarius could experience a new awakening during the partial lunar eclipse that is also in Aquarius. Cafe Astrology reported that the partial lunar eclipse will be emotional for Aquarius as truths are faced, and personal matters are more closely examined.
"A lunar eclipse has the effect of a super-charged full moon — it heightens your emotions and can bring about a significant revelation, likely to do with your feelings about someone or about your image and personal impact. An extraordinary culmination can also occur now."
12Pisces Might Face An Important Decision
Mutable sign Pisces could be forced to make a tough decision during the partial lunar eclipse, according to Cafe Astrology. However, instead of pulling away facing whatever comes will deliver the best outcome for Pisces during the partial lunar eclipse.
"Remember that as one door shuts, another opens. Watch for speaking about a matter too soon, however, as the lunar eclipse occurs in your privacy sector. There is a stronger need for rest and reflection or time alone."