Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse – May 24-25, 2013

Eclipse Lunar en SagitarioThursday, April 25 was the first of three lunar eclipses in 2013, which was visible with greater precision in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

A lunar eclipse occurs when our satellite – in its monthly rotation around the Earth — passes into the shadow that projects our planet in space.

This phenomenon can only occur when the Moon is opposite to the Sun, in its full phase and when they are close to the Lunar Nodes. This one, was in the sign of Scorpio and was particularly strong by the opposition Mars-Saturn which were close to the Sun and the Moon, respectively. Boston bombs occurred a few days earlier and the collapse of the building in Bangladesh.

The Solar Eclipse takes place when there is a New Moon, near the nodes, the one on May 10th in the sign of Taurus brought us the release of the three teenagers from Cleveland, kidnapped by Ariel Castro almost 10 years ago.

The next weekend is the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse of this month, which is the one before the last lunar eclipse of the year, which occurs on October 18th.

For this one the Moon is at 4th Sag 08′ and the sun at 4º Gemini 08′ which encourages us in the search for truth, in search of experience vs. intellectual understanding.

Today while I was having breakfast, watching the news, I noticed that they are now starting to emerge videos on You Tube and Twitter, about what happened the night of April 19 when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, younger brother of the two Boston bombers and the last in being captured. It’s beginning to emerge the facts about the policeman shot dead in the stand off against the brothers, and the fact that it wasn’t the brothers who shot the serviceman but the Police. Neighbors at the event, took these videos from their homes and now they have published them, where it is clear that they were not the brothers but the same policemen who lost control in the middle of the excessive shooting. Also, videos of the atrocities occurring daily in Syria are coming to light, reminding us that we don’t seem to learn from our mistakes of the past and that our beliefs instead of freeing us they make us slaves. Instead of making us see other compatriots as simple human beings and brothers, we see them only as the enemy. The sad thing is that, they are neighbors or in many cases, members of the same family, as it is the case in almost all civil wars, as it happened in Spain at the beginning of the 20th century.-Now, more than 50 years will be needed, to heal these wounds being committed today. Two generations of people enslaved by hatred. This is the perfect example that when we are afraid or feel threatened, Pluto which in my view is the connection with the inner beast, overwhelmed our mind and the only important thing is to survive and morality disappears.

Ultimately, the truth always emerges, as Sagittarius teaches us. Eclipses are a good example of: “men proposes and God decides”. I would say: “we propose and the Gods decide”, which puts us one more face to face with the theme of “free will”.

Eclipses of the Sun or new moons initiate projects and situations or eclipses of Moon and full moons, bring, in many cases, resolution or at least, awareness. This eclipse activates the Mutable cross, which particularly affects those who have planets or the ascendant in the first 10 degrees of mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and PISCES). It reminds us once again, that the key to our survival is the awareness that we are ONE. If we refuse to see this reality we will not survive, we will create wars and destroy the planet. If the Earth gets sick and dies, we die, we will end as a species. A simple sneeze from the Earth, as it is in the case of an earthquake, for example, and thousands die. The truth is knocking on our door is that we must not only find a solution to this global financial crisis, but instead a deep investigation on who we really are is needed to reinvent ourselves, in view that our current systems are collapsing and we need to find a new way of being.

Until when, i wonder, we will use public money to strengthen the arsenal of weapons, or continue nuclear tests in our seas, possibly causing earthquakes and tsunamis to neighbouring countries, as North Korea has just done. We must pay attention to the next few weeks and see what happens, in Japan or the coast of Hawaii, as it has already happened in the past, after these tests.

These are moments consciousness needs readjustment and we should express our opinion. Speak out, write, protest. We are the majority and in spite of the apparent power of the minorities, we are a bigger crowd of people.
Unfortunately this eclipse is in square to Neptune , and by this I don’t mean that Neptune is a bad planet, much less now that it receives the trine of Saturn and Ceres and Vesta. But Neptune doesn’t let us see things clearly. so while these energies are wonderful to express ourselves creatively, they are not so great to make important decisions. For this reason, it is better to wait. On the 21st, within the next 3 days, the square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn, becomes exact again. The third of the seven squares that these two planets will make between now and the end of the 2015. Issues that we have in our hands manifest themselves more clearly and we have no choice but to accept our situation and think carefully what should be done.

Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, still in Gemini, joins Mercury and Venus 3 days after the eclipse in the last 10 degrees of Gemini, forming a trine Juno in Aquarius. Perhaps another clear example that the truth, nowadays emerges through technology and social networks.This is a positive aspect, full of optimism and will help us find the light at the end of the tunnel, in search of the truth in our lives, our relationships, our profession and our place in the society in which we live.

Remember that even if don’t have the Sun or the Moon or the ascendant in Sagittarius, this angle Geminis-sagitario falls somewhere in your chart. It is there, where the answer you are looking for may be during this eclipse. If what emerges is conflict, is where pair should work find the harmony that your soul needs.


Here comes one of the most important months of the year, and in many ways, for several years.
This month begins with a conjunction of Mercury (Gemini ruler) to (retrograde) Venus in Gemini and at the same time, they both make a square to Mars in Virgo, another sign ruled by Mercury. We can speculate on the meaning of all this and assume everything that it has to do with communications, with paper work, with topics involving the coming and going of correspondence, such as legal issues, communication through internet, mobile phones, etc, etc, will be affected.
But all this comes hand in hand, with the fact that these are the days prior to the Full Moon (therefore the most powerful) on June 4th, which is a Lunar Eclipse, that forms at 14 ° 14′ angle of Sagittarius (the Moon) and Gemini (the Sun).
The Sun in conjunction to Venus in Gemini, which in its retrograde phase, forms an eclipse or transit between the Sun and the Earth. This is an astronomical event, which happens in pairs and very rarely, as we will see. The last time we had a transit of Venus, was on June 8, 2004, something which didn’t occurred since the last pair, which was in 1874 and 1882. Yes, you read it well, in 1800 and it will not occur until the 2117 and 2125. Prior to 1800, occurred in 1761 and 1769, and previously to this in 1639. So really a very rare astronomical fact. It has happened about 6 times before, that we can register and that we must not miss, since it will be the last and for many of us, the only time that we will see such thing, in our lives.
Mars then, makes what we call a T-cuadrante to the lunación, or in 90º angle to the Sun and to the Moon, and opposed to Chiron, which thus form the Grand Cross of this eclipsed full moon – The theme of confrontation with the ability of our minds to process information and how we respond to it, we be clearer. Communication inside of our relationships, what we say, how we say it, and if we take into consideration the feelings of the other, when we say what we say, it is a subject to bring into consciousness.
The influence of Chiron reminds us that we must Cure, the wouds of the past, and the only possibility for self-healing is to become conscious of it.
But when we speak of Venus, the goddess of beauty, creativity, seduction, we are talking about that part of ourselves that seduces, whether we are aware of it or not. Much too often and contrary to the mentality of many, who believe that a good body, is what seduces, it is the talents and mostly unconscious talents, which seduce more than anything. Sometimes the feminine in man or the masculine in women, is incredibly attractive. The encounter with the opposite side of our psyche and hidden desires of it, are also a subject of this lunación.
Globally this also affects our political views, how we handle all these diplomatic issues we have on the table, with the European crisis, the crisis Israel-Iran, Afghanistan, etc. Fortunately, Mercury forms a trine to Saturn in Libra, which impels us to take things seriously and confront us with the reality of all this and above all, to listen to the version of the other, in a fair way that will benefits us all.
The world is not worse, is only that now for the first time in life for many, we are taking consciousness of how incredibly destructive and greedy we are. If you are a woman, there isn’t any day before today, that is better. Women gain ground, every day, every hour, every instant. It is true that the novels make us fantasize about true romance, like in the stories of the Bronte sisters, for example, but of course, it is only our imagination. Women have been raped, abused, killed, enslaved, before now, much more. Wars have been more bloody and violent before, than now. The world is not worse, is better in many ways, but it is also true that tremendous excess of information, is making us aware of the pain of the world.
Just look at the news, once, and you are suddenly in touch with the dramatic side of life, of existance, of being alive, of being a mortal. It is wonderful but at the same time dramatic. The pain of being alive and the incarnation are daunting and overwhelming, if not, ask a Pisces, but becoming conscious of it, to be able to exercise our free will, is the only option, because it is the Mystery of life, what we love and what seduces more than anything else. If we had all the answers, this journey would be very boring. Even so, we should become conscious all the time, in order to be of service to others and help each other survive. Without Venus, without creativity, this life would be an orgy of pain and savagery, but Venus induces us to embellish, to find beauty in everything we do, to turn the struggle every day life, into an act of love and beauty. If we want it, we can do it, despite the great difficulty of being a mortal.
In June of 1993, there was also an eclipse at almost 14 degrees Gemini – Sagittarius. The young people who were born in that year may have a great shot of consciousness at this moment, on the duality of their psyche, and the issues that worry the world today. Education is another of the issues that concern us and with the arrival of Jupiter in Gemini on June 12, it will be difficult to decide on one option or another, for many students . It is not an easy fate to have been born in these times and being a teenager today, when everything is changing and nothing is clear yet. Perhaps the answer is to follow what the heart or soul dictates, if you prefer. Uranus and Pluto, make their first meeting by square, of the 7 that will take place from now to 2015. If you think that everything was back to normal, think again. This is the beginning of a process of change that will benefit us all. Hopefully. The more heads of State insist in maintaining the Status Quo, the most more revolution there will be –
When something must be amputated so that we can survive, all we can do is let it take place. This is a process of change and renewal that we all need. Fortunately one of the wonders of Gemini, is his overwhelming curiosity and interest in everything, in whatever is different and innovative. Jupiter enters Gemini after a year in Taurus, on June 12th, but this will be the next article.
Let’s use these Mercurian energies to renew ourselves, to investigate, to contact, to create new stories and to live life in a creative and enriching way. Open to what is new, to the unexpected, don’t forget it was Hermes who recounted the history of the gods, who accompanied Odysseus in the Odyssey and who can help us to re – write our history.