Its eclipse season again! This next round starts off with the full moon lunar eclipse that peaks at approximately 7:30am EST on Saturday, June 26.
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. 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 represent 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 5° Capricorn and it will be in conjunction with the north node of the moon and Pluto (very intense!). This represents a time of culmination, opening, soul, and emotional 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 5° Capricorn. 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 4th house which is the house covering home, emotions, family, and the past. For me (and everyone else who has 5° Capricorn in their 4th house) this could mark a culmination and opening related to my home base or deeply buried emotions. This eclipse includes challenging aspects to Pluto in my 4th house, Mercury in my 10th house of public image, Uranus/Jupiter in my 7th house of partnerships, and Saturn in my 1st house of self. This may mark a time for me where I may open up to some intense authentic emotions and feelings and get my revelations out in the open where they may have an effect on my relationships with others; perhaps changing these relationships forever. Oh boy.
My natal Mercury and Saturn lie between 8° and 9° of their respective signs and form part of what is known as a Yod. A Yod is a configuration that represents work that needs to be completed in this lifetime. This Yod will be highlighted by the lunar eclipse suggesting that the themes of the eclipse may have long-range implications. For example, it would be wise for me to ensure that I open up to any new authentic emotional experiences if I intend to move forward with my personal path!
In general, this eclipse falls within a very close conjunction to Pluto so this will intensify its effects. Also, this particular eclipse forms a Grand Cross in Cardinal signs which suggests some potentially major new beginnings as a result of what transpires. Whatever this leads to for you, it may feel like a massive opening and realization of a key piece of information and/or emotional experience. In some cases, drastic adjustments may have to be accommodated relative to what transpires.
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 and the other planets involved 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 @ 5° Capricorn, Sun @ 5° Cancer
Pluto - 5° Capricorn
Mercury - 2° Cancer
Jupiter - 2° Aries
Uranus - 0° Aries
Saturn - 28° Virgo
The effects of this eclipse could have been felt as early as the summer solstice and may be felt through the upcoming fall!
For information regarding how the effects of this and the next eclipse (July 11, 2010) may manifest in your life email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org!
Happy Eclipse Season!!!