Total Lunar Eclipse in Aries – October 8, 2014

Luna EclipseThis full moon in the Aries-Libra angle, or in other words the angle, YOU and ME or put still another way, the balance between masculine and feminine within the self, a fundamental issue in personal relationships. This eclipse is the second of a series of four so-called Bloody Moon eclipses. You will see it in some parts of the USA and Hawaii in the early hours of the morning, before sunrise. To the South East of the planet, Australia, New Zealand, the East Asia can be seen after the sunset. For South America will be a partial Eclipse before the dawn on the 8th . It will be exact although not visible for Spain and Central Europe at 12:50.
This eclipse in particular defines the games of power between two people, whether they are husband and wife, business partners, boyfriend-girlfriend, etc.This is defined by the fact that the Moon at 15 ° Aries 05′ for this eclipse, is in conjunction to Uranus Aries 14 ° 29′, who as we know is in square to Pluto, itself at 11 ° 03′ Capricorn. The Sun at 15 ° Libra 05′ for this eclipse, which of course is opposing the Moon, is also squaring Pluto and opposed to Uranus. Venus is part of this equation also in Libra next to the Sun.
Human relations is the subject of this Eclipse and the situation in Syria and Iraq with Isis and the forces of the coalition and also with the Kurds on the border with Turkey, a very eloquent description of the power of the current Uranus-Pluto square and in combination with this lunar eclipse.
Many wars have started for eclipses, which since ancient times are considered to be a dark, negative influence, and also manifest themselves in cycles. The name itself: Eclipse comes from the Greek and means, “abandonment”, fall or obscuring of one celestial body. Something stops being seen for a few moments. Something moves into the dark section, or in the shadow of another body. As shown in this diagram, in a total lunar eclipse, like this one, the Moon (our emotions, our relationship to the feminine) pass through the shadow of the Earth, or umbra. Symbolically, something within us comes into the shadow of our consciousness, in the darkness of the psyche, so that we can bring light to these areas, see what is hidden in the depths of our emotions, which does not allows us to evolve. A moment to Reconsider (with the help of retrograde Mercury)about what needs to transform within ourselves, to make progress, evolve, conclude situations afflicting us, to be able to move to the next chapter of our lives. It will make clear what cycle is ending and what is starting. An eclipse in Cardinal signs like this, calls to action, to overcome, to the conclusion of something, to a new beginning.
Eclipses occur when the lunations form next to the Lunar nodes, these imaginary but relevant points where the plane of the Moon crosses the ecliptic, or line that marks the passage of the earth around the Sun (or the Sun around the Earth, from our vantage point). In the birthchart the North Node (or Rahu or Dragon’s head) marks the qualities that we are trying to develop in this lifetime and the South node (Ketu or tail of the Dragon), describes, those qualities that we are trying to move away from, patterns that we need to transform.
In this eclipse of Wednesday October 8 occurring in Libra with the Sun next to the North node and Venus (ruler of Libra) and Pallas in opposition to Eris, the subject of personal freedom within the relationship seems to emanate from it. The lesson that freedom is not something that you claim or demand from another, but rather something we are all entitled to, is eloquent. If you have to demand it from another, it means you have relinquished your own freedom to that other. We have all have come to this life to develop our own destiny and it is our absolute obligation to do so. If you cannot master your own talents, your own decisions, by relying on the approval of another, this is perhaps the issue in darkness of your psyche that needs light. Why do we relinquish our power of decision, our self-esteem, our self-acceptance, our freedom to be to another?
This cardinal eclipse involving Eris and Uranus and Pluto and Pallas will make us feel stronger , braver and more determined that ever before, to confront what life brings to our table and claim freedom of action, the need to free ourselves mentally and emotionally. If you are still dragging a relationship that no longer works, or a dependency on another, either emotionally or financially that it making you feel a prisoner, use the energies of this eclipse for RE-flect and RE-valuate “why” or rather “what” you’re in this situation “for”. In the majority of cases, the dependency is a part of our own psyche that we do not know, that it is kept in the dark and we project on our spouse or partner.
The Moon in Aries for this eclipse, is located next to Uranus and Eris, combination that shouts: freedom! Eris is he one left out, who lives in darkness, her name means “discord”, she represents Malificent in the Sleeping Beauty, and similar energy as that of Lilith who was expelled from Eden for refusing to blindly obey Adam.
The good news is that the Moon alongside Uranus form a Grand Trine to Mars in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Leo, although this can be an explosive combination by an excess of Ego, it can at the same time make us feel, far more optimistic and bring opportunities to expand ourselves and travel or make progress on whatever it is that we do, which will help in the process of liberation. Remember that freedom does not necessarily mean divorce, true liberation occurs at the mental level, when one is finally decides to Be, who one really IS and not who others want or expect one to be. Although it is not an easy task, it is our absolute duty, as it is, to live our male and female aspects of our psyche in a balanced way and what better opportunity than the Sun and Venus in Libra to do so or at least understand this?
Man must make peace with his feminine side or “anima” to not expect his wife to be what he wants her to be and women must accept and express their masculine side or “animus” not to expect their man to be something he is not.
Enjoy these process and share your experiences if you wish.

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LUNAR ECLIPSE IN SCORPIO – APRIL 25, 2013

LE2013-04-25PMany wars and political changes often occur in the period between Eclipses and many times exactly on the day of the eclipse. Very often in the lunar eclipses which occur in full moons.
Most of us live through the eclipses without even being conscious of it, or at the most, we read in newspapers that one approaches, in most cases, if they are visible, where we live. Even so, we more or less know that there are 2 or 3 eclipses each year, regardless if they are solar or Lunar. Even so, the truth is that eclipses are cosmic events that recur each year and more, follow a pattern and form families that have a starting point and last thousands of years.
Eclipses form when a New Moon (Solar Eclipses) or Full Moon (Lunar Eclipses) pick near the angle of the Lunar nodes, those points where the orbit of the Moon intersects the path of the Earth around the Sun. Every eclipse belongs to a series called Saros Series. Each Saros series has its own number sequence. A feature of the Saros Series is that each one of them start, as eclipses, near the North node or the South node of the Moon. They have a duration of nearly 1300 years, between 12 and 13 centuries and contains some 70 eclipses and when a series ends another one begins.This full moon belongs to the Saros 112 group, at 15N, and is the eclipse No. 65 of this series of 72, which began with an eclipse on year 0859 may 20 and will end of July 12, 2139. That means that the total duration of this series will be of 1280 years.
In the natal chart of that first eclipse in this series, Mars was in conjunction with Saturn and in this eclipse on April 25, Mars conjunct the Sun about 5º Taurus, is in opposition Saturn which is right between the Moon at 5 degrees of Scorpio and the North node.
Saturn with the Moon speaks of controlled and reserved emotions, but with the opposition of Mars and the Sun, I think that it describes pretty well, the situation with North Korea at this time. Many threats of war (MARS) with a blockade formed by USA, Japan and China, surprisingly! agreeing for once. Venus in Taurus is located in conjunction to the South node and the asteroid Pallas Athena, as if our independence was the most important thing at this moment. Uranus and Pluto are on their way to another exact square, the 4th time the’ll meet, on May 21st. The need to escape from situations that make us feel dependent on others will be intense.
When we speak of any of these planets and especially the Association of Mars and Saturn, the neck hairs are tipped. But this time many trigoni are signs of water, which seems augur a peaceful resolution to the situation in question. But mercury in Aries, is quickly approaching with Eris, which also describes, more warlike verbiage.
And what will happen on a personal level? If you have planets or angles at about 5º of Taurus-Scorpio, or Leo – Aquarius, it is possible that situations that have been strained will explode and end up sorting themselves out, putting an end to a period of tension and unresolved issues as well. Even so, it is possible that we make important decisions that mean saying goodbye to situations or people, who have accompanied us for a while and that we felt very attached to.
The issues that are already developing and that have started for the last new moon in Aries, will be in evidence. This eclipse occurs in the angle Tauro-Escorpio that speaks to us of our deepest values and our need of security within ourselves. Both financial and emotional security, and particularly the issues of shared resources. For example shared mortgages, inheritance, etc. All those couples who pay things together, for example, it is possible that they are at a point of great stress in this regard, with issues to resolve. But the great Ttine in the Water element, between Neptuno-Chiron, Saturn and Ceres will help us see clearly what it is that we need at this time in our life and give us clues as how to get out there looking for it.
The good thing about Saturn, which I repeat is part of this eclipse significantly, is that it helps us to see clearly the Reality of our situation, therefore forcing us to walk with our feet securely on the ground. For all those who have been escaping reality and living in utopia, the blow can be hard.
The most positive side of this eclipse as it is with almost all eclipses is that they present us with opportunities that we did not see before and can open doors to something new and better.

GEMINI LUNAR ECLIPSE ON THE 28TH and Mercury stations retrograde

Today 25th of November, Mars in Capricorn moves gradually away from square to Uranus and continues incessantly approaching the conjunction to Pluto that will activate the square occurring between these two implacable Gods. I say implacable, just because, trying to dodge their influence is a frustrating and futile mission.
Last night, as an allegory to this cosmic conflict, I went to see the movie “Detachment”, directed by Tony Kaye (American History X), and played by Adrien Brody, who also produced it. An account of the state of education in the United States, but of course relevant to the whole world. But above all the film speaks of human pain, the pain of existence and of the urgent issues that we humans must resolve, to be able to live better and find harmony and peace, if this is at all possible. Topics such as the importance of communication with our students and our children. The relevance of art and creativity in our lives. The decline of certain models of education already outdated and with little chance of renewal. A sample of how fast we are to judge the pain or the situation of others, forgetting that we all suffer of human issues, and that we are never on the sidewalk across the street, but on the same side as everybody else. A perfect description of this square between Pluto (our deepest desires, the topics that we must renew and change, to be able to evolve) and Uranus (our individuation, our progress, the hard lessons of going through this process accepting that we are all part of the human race, since there is no other of our characteristics on this planet, even with our incredible differences).
A process that everyone experiences in our personal, individual little lives. How to find our individuality (Uranus) without dying (Pluto) in the attempt. Perhaps the lesson here is that we die only apparently, because in reality we simply transform and in doing so, we incorporate others in our history or brake up with what prevents us from growing. Yet, what we will never be able to do, is to separate from the human race. Never mind our geographic borders, the emotional limits will never be as clear, because there will always be someone who falls in love with somebody on the other side. And then what do we do? Continue telling our kids: “NO, you can not fall in love with someone from that side of the border”. Until when?
Today Catalans go to the polls to decide who will lead this process of independence to its resolution. Separate from the rest of Spain!. The funny thing, that even if they succeed, more than half of the population has blood mixed with all those whom they want to become independent from. Catalunya is full of Andalusian, Castellanos, of Latin Americans, many young people have an Andalusian mother and a catalan father or a Catalan mother and a father from Huelva, or… etc. how are they going to separate that? I wonder…
So, here we are, at the doorsteps of this coming full moon in Gemini on the 28th, two days after Mercury stations direct, to return to its “forward” motion, after it made us go through the reviewing of a lot of topics, in order to have a more universal vision of them. An eclipsed Full Moon, since this opposition between the Moon and the Sun occurs a few degrees of the Lunar nodes. In a lunar eclipse, the Earth gets between the Sun and the Moon, depriving our beautiful lady of the night from the light of our wonderful star. Eclipses move us in a subtle ways, so once again we decide to go ahead, despite the difficulties, previous meditation on our weaknesses, fears and frustrations. We must use this moment of internal research to understand what is that what we can change and what not. The recognition and acceptance of this is vital for our development. Despite the fact that Gemini kind of places us opposite another, as in a game of tennis, if we raise enough, to have a more global view of this, will see that the unity that Neptune and Chiron speak to us about from the sign of PISCES is real. Everything, even our enemies, are part of us and the vision of our reality. If we only see ourselves on one sidewalk, opposite the others, we lose the entirety of the film. Those who seem to oppose us, are the ones we learn the most important lessons from, so that we can force ourselves to be everything that we can be and not settle for a watery version of ourselves. These are difficult lessons but indispensable in our development.
I feel pity and envy of young people who have to digest these difficult energies without sufficient elements to handle them, but we, the adults, must help them see the positive side of all this and not only devote ourselves to complain and disclose more negativity. They have all their lives ahead to clean up this mess in which we are all involved. Since I am an incorrigible optimist, I have hope in the human race and I agree with Barack Obama, when he said in his 2012 acceptance speech: “I’m not talking about blind optimism, the kind of hope that just ignores the enormity of the tasks ahead or the road blocks that stand in our path. I’m not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight. I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting”.
We must learn to connect to the powerful energy of Pluto that dictates from our psyche that we must evolve and survive, at the expense of whatever else. That is our most powerful, primitive and vital mission in this life. In doing so, we are respecting the species and life above all else and thus learn to love and value what we have, never mind how little. We all have something so be grateful for. Right?

JUNE 2012: LUNAR ECLIPSE, TRANSIT OF VENUS, SQUARE OF URANUS TO PLUTO AND JUPITER CHANGES SIGN, WOW!

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.