March 27th, 2015
Well, here we go again…
The period between eclipses is usually a bit odd, but this one is feeling odder than most. The last time I noticed this type of feeling was around mid-April 2014. Of course that was another ‘supermoon’ lunar eclipse that led into the Grand Cross in Cardinal Signs on April 23rd. What makes this lunation loony is that the degrees and signs in which it occurs are very familiar…in fact, very close to the setup of last April’s Grand Cross! I’ll describe the astrology of this first, then add my commentary as to how we navigate and utilize the energy of it. Look to the bottom of this post for a images of this Eclipse chart and of last year’s Grand Cross on April 23rd.
This Lunar Eclipse chart has the Sun at 14 degrees Aries, and the Moon at 14 Libra. There’s more than that going on though. Look at the chart and you’ll see that there’s a “fez” made up of the contact of four other players: The asteroids Juno and Vesta, and the planets Mars and Saturn. Retrograde Jupiter in Leo rounds things out by trining (easy aspect) the Sun-Uranus combination. It also forms an uncomfortable quincunx (150 degree angle) to Pluto. In other words…lots of activations in a number of themes. And most of those themes center in the area that was the focus last April – relating and relationships. Remember that the middle degrees of the Cardinal signs are involved; Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn. What’s most important to remember is that the middle degrees and last degrees of any sign exert the more powerful influence. Okay, that’s the astrological geometry of things, now to the possible influences and/or experiences. What does this all mean to us?
Eclipses are always triggered when the Sun gets close to the Nodes of the Moon (Rahu and Ketu in Vedic parlance – the Head and Tail of the Dragon!). The North Node represents our Biggest Desire (Soul Mission); the South Node is our Biggest Unconscious Pattern (Fear). Both of these points are closest to the two elements making up the Eclipse itself and the luminaries of the Sun and Moon ‘light up’ or bring into sharper contrast that which needs to be ‘seen’.
"A whole series of Aries-Libra lunations have been a regular feature during the ongoing Uranus-Pluto square-dance, since October 2013 actually, so this event may be akin to the Last Dance on the ballroom floor."
In a Lunar Eclipse the Earth’s shadow blocks out the Moon from the light of the Sun, so this one will have quite a different feel from the Solar Eclipse March 20th. The emphasis will be on illuminating relationship issues, and any unseen or unfinished business that needs to be addressed before bringing to conclusion any partnerships or relationships. Now relationships can be of all types here, so I encourage you to broaden the meaning beyond marriage partners. However, I feel that most of the pressure will be brought to bear on resolving and ending any situation that has been winding down over the past two-three years. A whole series of Aries-Libra lunations have been a regular feature during the ongoing Uranus-Pluto square-dance, since October 2013 actually, so this event may be akin to the Last Dance on the ballroom floor. This will be especially profound for those natives who have planets or angles in their charts that correspond to the Cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, Cancer, and Capricorn). Hang on…it’s going to be a bumpy ride before, during and for some time after this Eclipse!
There is a great need to release and to express at the same time under this influence. The releasing is the expression, and vice versa. A sudden unburdening about true needs or wants, and how they have been suppressed will create a tsunami that can easily swamp a fragile situation. Emotions will run high and hot…maybe with some anger and resentment. There will be Tears instead of Blood (Moon), and tears are a form of releasing the energy expended to keep the pent up frustrations in place around those wants or needs! Of course Libra wants to be fair and diplomatic, and seek reason and compromise. And of course Aries wants what it has been denying for itself for so long…and it wants it now! Immovable object is met by irresistible force. Flaws in the edifice will be revealed, and the house of cards will collapse. With the proximity of the Nodes, this is your soul calling, and you better pick up the phone!
So, it all depends on how these points are triggered with any particular person, or in the relationship chart of a couple. These recommendations can be applied to any member of one’s family, a friendship, a business relationship, or lovers or soulmates seeking to move forward together.
If any relationship so affected is strong enough and founded on mutual resonance and honesty, negotiations can be enacted. Tensions will still be there, but this is a requirement for both people to grow out of a form that no longer serves either one. It is a truth or consequences time…and there may be a few added nuances from the Fez participants. Juno in Leo is about what is the heart of the relationship about, it's purpose? Vesta in Pisces seeks out divine guidance about the nature of true devotion to one’s own calling (or a relationship matter). Mars in Taurus is taking action and assertiveness in a grounded and balanced way. Saturn in Sagittarius is finding and understanding the truth of the matter (or where there's been deception). So, it all depends on how these points are triggered with any particular person, or in the relationship chart of a couple. These recommendations can be applied to any member of one’s family, a friendship, a business relationship, or lovers or soulmates seeking to move forward together.
One thing I don’t really envision during this Eclipse is some significant world event taking place. However, it is always dangerous to say that when Uranus is hanging about, so close to 14 degrees of Aries. Other factors are to be taken into consideration for how things have been feeling since the Solar Eclipse on March 20th. Last week our planet was on the receiving end of a powerful geomagnetic storm, which feels to some like being out of their body most of the time. It was triggered by a large and intense X4 Class coronal mass ejection that our Sun sent to us a few days before last Friday. Some have speculated that this may have influenced a Lufthansa airline pilot to go rogue, and deliberately crash his jet into a French mountainside killing all 150 people on board. This pilot was apparently suffering an emotional disturbance and he probably should have been grounded and not allowed in the cockpit of an airliner. A few astrologers have looking at his natal chart to the current eclipse charts found some tipping points that may have contributed. I doubt the Lufthansa investigators will look at that as evidence though.
"All these influences will change the complexion and feel of things quite significantly. We’ll have more energy freed up for moving forward with all projects and plans, and for any work that needs to be done over the spring and early summer to disentangle ourselves from any old contracts or obligations."
What about after the Lunar Eclipse? Well, I feel that these two eclipses are like strategic moves in a chess game, not an end game. We still have a long Saturn retrograde ahead of us, another pair of eclipses in the second half of the year, other factors such as Jupiter in Leo going direct on April 9th and Pluto stationing retrograde April 17th. All these influences will change the complexion and feel of things quite significantly. We’ll have more energy freed up for moving forward with all projects and plans, and for any work that needs to be done over the spring and early summer to disentangle ourselves from any old contracts or obligations.
We’re about 8 days until the big day, which falls oddly between the Christian calendar dates of Good Friday and Easter. Blood moon indeed! However, do not allow yourself to be spooked by an apocalyptic pronouncements…they’ll distract you from what’s really important.
Take care of your needs. Take care of your body. Get earthed or grounded. Use Epsom salt baths. Gentle exercising and nutritious food are a pre-requisite when the energy is like it is. If you need communication to happen with another, but mindful and listen well. Clear and honest communication will be important at this time.
Some of what I’ve been reading encourages us watch our thoughts and emotional reactions, as this is a very potent time for magnetizing what you desire to have in your life and that is aligned with your true Soul needs to come into manifestation. If you get frayed or fearful, you may just get what you don’t want! Try to keep your focus on what you envision as if it has already come into your life, and keep working with any old emotional blocks or fears that arise. Remember that these are nothing more than artefacts in your karmic past, and I do not recommend blame and shame as a strategy! However, expressing your Truth and choosing a new route is the recommended.
Remember, do it from your heart, or don’t do it at all.
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