Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lunar Eclipse, Round 2

This wraps up the third eclipse in this series. It all ends with the full moon lunar eclipse that peaks at approximately 8:55pm EDT on Wednesday, August 5.

Eclipses usually occur two weeks apart from each other twice per year. Each series typically includes a lunar eclipse followed by a solar eclipse or vice versa. But for the first time in 7 years, we have experienced a lunar eclipse (July 7), solar eclipse (July 21), and finally this last lunar eclipse (August 5). A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is partially blocking the moon from the sun during a full moon. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks the sun from the Earth during a new moon. Full moons and new moons are astrologically potent time periods anyway, but the eclipses just add some amplification and usually a little dose of the unexpected!

Astrologically speaking, new moons are generally a time of sowing seeds while full moons are a time of reaping what we sow. Where a new moon falls in our personal natal chart represents a time of new beginnings and laying new foundations in the parts of our lives represented by the astrological house that is highlighted. Where a full moon falls in our personal natal chart represents a time of sudden awareness, revelation, culmination and completion in the parts of our lives represented by the astrological house that is highlighted. Eclipses just add some spice and surprise to these time periods.

Ancient astrologers saw eclipse seasons as especially potent time periods with regards to wars and the fate of nations. I personally prefer to look at eclipses relative to the lives and relationships of individuals. In this regard, eclipse seasons are often potent times for unexpected change in terms of surprise new beginnings and to final culminations of things which have been building for some time.

This current lunar eclipse will peak at approximately 14° Aquarius and it will be in conjunction with the north node of the moon. This represents a time of culmination and an influx of energy. When we are open and flexible in the face of change, this can be a rewarding time where we experience the culmination of past efforts. If we have been creating against our best interests or if we have been keeping things under the surface, this may mark a stressful time of culmination with regards to the release of our secrets or the results of our less than stellar creations. The experiences of this nature would be felt within the domain of the astrological house that encompasses the location of this eclipse at 14° Aquarius. You would need to consult your own natal chart to find out where this position falls for you.

For example, this point falls in my natal 5th house which is the house covering expression, fun, romance, authentic creativity, and our human creations (i.e. our children). For me and everyone else who has 14° Aquarius in their 5th house this could mark the culmination of a creative project, a budding romance, or a shining moment for our children. With a supportive aspect to Mars in my 9th house of long distance travel, communication, and publishing the time period covered by this eclipse could very well be a time where my creations take off! Since I am currently putting together some creations with the intent of publishing (including writings here), publishing may be part of this creative opportunity! It could also possibly result in a time where I experience a romance while traveling or lecturing…and I certainly have a lot of travel and lectures lined up over the next few months!

My natal Venus lies at 12° Aquarius in my 5th house so it will also be directly affected by this eclipse. Venus deals with things that we value like possessions (i.e. money) as well as romance, relationships and expression. In my personal chart, Venus also rules the 2nd (values, earnings, security) and the 9th (long distance travel, communication, and publishing) houses. These are other areas that may feel the effects of this energy. So as you can see, romance, expression, travel, lecturing and publishing are all wrapped up together in this eclipse for me…this all sounds good…but I will see how it pans out.

When other planets (current or personal natal planets) are in aspect to the eclipse it adds even more layers to the basic premise of the interpretation. For example, those people with birthdays on August 5 (+ or – several days) and February 4 (+ or – several days) will likely feel very personal experiences related to this lunar eclipse. This eclipse falls within a conjunction to Jupiter in Aquarius so this will amplify its effects. Also, for this particular eclipse, Mars in Gemini is in a beneficial aspect to the eclipse so this will add some sense of moving forward with any culmination that occurs allowing for new conditions to flow more easily and for us to take action with regards to this in our lives. Whatever this leads to for you, it may feel like a massive rushing wave pushing you forward into new territory from now through the upcoming winter!

The combination of the house location of the eclipse, its aspects to other current planets, and its aspects to the personal natal planets yields a very unique interpretation for each individual. For the best results in this case, find out where this lunar eclipse, Mars and Jupiter fall in your natal chart. Then find any planets or personal points in your natal chart that are also aspected by these configurations.

Location of Current Lunar Eclipse Configurations

Lunar Eclipse -Moon @ 14° Aquarius, Sun @ 14° Leo

Jupiter -23° Aquarius

Mars -17° Gemini

The effects of this eclipse could have been felt as early as the last week of July and may be felt through the upcoming winter!

For information regarding how the effects of this and the previous eclipses may manifest in your life contact me at: www.myastrochris.com!

Happy Eclipse Season!!!

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