Three Eclipses in a Row
(As I publish this we are reeling from the tragic Boston Marathon bombings with the on-going reminder of this explosive Uranus/Pluto square. We’ve had Mars in Aries in the mix increasing the volatility and danger of this transformational configuration. In the light of this it behooves us all to go deep into our value systems with these next Eclipses and do the spiritual work necessary to continue the transformation towards greater love and unity rather than separation and destruction.)
Between April 25th and May 25th of this year (2013) we have three eclipses giving us a one-two-three-punch as we focus on our values (Taurus and Scorpio) and points of view (Gemini and Sagittarius). I’m going to keep this article simple. For more technical explanations of the phenomenon of Eclipses go to NASA. For further astrological details and explanations see my articles on Eclipses in February, July, and August of 2008 especially.
This first Partial Full Moon eclipse will occur in Washington DC at 3:57 PM EDT. Keep in mind that Full Moon Eclipses are times when you can let go of the past. Why? Because the Moon (representing the past accumulation of stored memories) is being ‘eclipsed’. Full Moons, in general, are good times to do ceremony or ritual, but especially during an Eclipse.
Eclipses generally are in alignment with the Nodes of the Moon (but not always!) This first Partial Lunar Eclipse shows Moon, Saturn, North Node all in Scorpio opposite Mars, Sun, Venus, and South Node all in Taurus. If you have any planet within two degrees of 5 Scorpio/Taurus, that energy is also highly involved.
Here are possible themes and polarities for this Eclipse:
Your sexuality and sexual relationships
Your money/assets and possessions and those you share with others
Attachments and Loss
The intimate connections between money and sex
Life and Procreation vs. Death and Regeneration
These are just a few of the themes implied in this Lunar Eclipse. One suggestion I often give my clients that is simple to do on a Full Moon Eclipse is to write out everything you wish to release relating to these themes. Spend some time carefully contemplating the depth of that which you wish to release. Then burn that piece of paper. Next write out everything you desire to bring into manifestation and place that list under a potted plant, vase of flowers, etc. representing something you wish to see come more fully into form. This will be a good Eclipse for that simple ceremony with yourself.
On May 9th the first Solar Eclipse of 2013 occurs. This is New Moon remember, so before you can move forward, something from the past must first be dealt with since it is the Solar light that is being temporarily over-shadowed by the Moon (the past).
This Solar Eclipse at 19+Taurus will emphasize for the next 6 months to a year the area of your chart where-in it falls. If you have any planets in Taurus or Scorpio within 2-3 degrees of this 19+, they will also be emphasized in the year ahead.
Important themes involving Taurus are:
Appreciation and enjoyment
Fertility and Procreation
Use this Solar Eclipse to support the area of life represented by Taurus in your chart by focusing strongly on what you must first deal with from the past before you can move ahead into your future. A good time to make some positive resolutions!
This final Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of this series, shifts us from Taurus/Scorpio into Gemini/Sagittarius repeating briefly the last cycle of the Nodes in those signs which we left behind in 2012.
The Moon is at 4+ degrees of Sagittarius opposite the Sun at 4-Gemini. Again, if you have any planets falling within 2 degrees of these two signs, they are temporarily being emphasized.
Gemini-Sagittarius themes may involve:
Reason and Revelation
Knowledge and Wisdom
Mind-set and Philosophy
Left brain-Right Brain
All (Gemini) is One (Sagittarius)
Because this Eclipse shows a T-Square involving Neptune at 5+Pisces, I suggest doing a serious meditation either by yourself or within a group setting to further contemplate the theme of Oneness. How can each of us let go of separation and become more connected with the Oneness that links us all?
May each of you be blessed as you consciously work with these eclipses. No one of them is particularly powerful in and of itself this time because the Lunar ones are considered ‘shallow’ and the Solar is not a total eclipse, but together in sequence they create a field wherein we can each accomplish a great deal of spiritual momentum in our lives.
April 17, 2013 9 Comments
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