Full Moon #Eclipse: Boogie Woogie Or Don’t Dance At All

Lunar Eclipse(Astrology Explored) Monday’s partial lunar eclipse (August 7, 2017 at 2:10 PM EDT) is the bookend of the February 10, 2017 Full Moon Eclipse. The Sun/Moon position is reversed. The February moon in Leo talked about our public images. This full moon, with the moon in the sign of the individual, Aquarius. The question will be: how will you fulfill your inner longing for personal fulfillment?

Do you boogie woogie to your own drummer? Or are you deaf to the callings of your soul? Are you authentic? Are you real? Are you expressing your true self? If you aren’t the Universe won’t want to dance with you.

Aquarius, as a zodiac sign, talks about finding your unique and honest self and gifting that to the world. Where house the eclipse falls will call you to develop your talents in that area and gift it to the world.

In a real way, this process started back in February where you examined your public image in relation to others. Now you will reconcile your inner self to your public image.
Up to the point that Aquarius’ modern ruler, Uranus, was discovered in 1781, people did not have access to a planet to help excavate their individuality. Self-actualization wasn’t a mass concept as most people struggled to survive whatever way they could. People lived within the strict dictates of government and church. But within a shy five years of the Uranus’ discovery people were talking about the rights of the people to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” These were radical thoughts for a revolutionary time. Continue reading

The #Astrology of the Red Blood Moon Eclipse

Red Blood Moon

April 4, 2015 Red Blood Moon

(Astrology Explored) WANTED: Reliable end of the world prophecy. False prophets need not apply.

Since the time man started to parse the heavens, we’ve used the stars as an excuse to proclaim God’s (or gods’) righteousness will descend upon us on such and such a date.

Wikipedia tells us:

The idea of a “blood moon” serving as an omen of the coming of the end times comes from the Book of Joel, where it is written “the sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of theLORD comes.”[4] This phrase is again mentioned by Saint Peter during Pentecost, as recorded in Acts,[5] although Peter says that date, not some future date, was the fulfillment of Joel’s prophecy. The blood moon also appears in the book of Revelation chapter 6 verses 11 – 13, [6] where verse 12 says ” And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.”

The is no different for the today’s Red Blood Moon, a brief lunar eclipse visible on the East Coast for barely an hour at dawn. Supposedly this particular blood moon has special significance: Continue reading

Weather Astrology: A 2012 Winter Prediction and Oil Prices

Snowstorm on Seventh Avenue(Astrology Explored) Someone asked me astrologically what the weather for our region is likely to be for the winter. With furnaces firing up here in the chilly Northeast, its important to know just how fast that oil is going to burn up. To get an idea of the weather, astrologers will look at the eclipses proceeding the winter months ahead.

Our next solar eclipse is in on November 13, 2012, starting at 4:48 AM EST and culminating at an exact conjunction of the Sun and Moon at around 3:48 PM EST. Continue reading

Full Moon in Gemini–The Long Nights Moon

Eclipse MoonThe last time it happened was in 1991. The next time it will happen is in 2094. This rare is astronomical and astrological event is a total lunar eclipse that falls on the Winter Solstice.

Nasa tells us that the eclipse will be visible throughout most of eastern Asia, Australia, the Pacific Ocean, the Americas, and Europe. The eclipse will be visible after midnight in North and South America. The moon will be at its maximum northern position staying above the horizon a long time while the sun will be at its lowest point in the sky. This gives an special emphasis to the name of December’s full moon, the Long Nights Moon.

In Celtic mythology the Winter Solstice marks the death of the “old king” an allegory for the old year, and the birth of the “new king”, the New Year. There will be endings, but in these events are the seeds of new growth. In Celtic legend, the “new king’s” birth is hidden until December 24th, when the days start to visibly lengthen. The period in between the solstice and December 24th is called the nameless day, a period suspended between death and birth and belonging to the realm of the underworld.

Eclipses act like an exclamation point in the transit chart, marking by it position a point in your natal chart that will be of special emphasis in your chart for the next six months. When talking about the moon we are dealing with such topics as our mothers, the past, our home environment, the things that make us feel secure. This lunar eclipse will happen with the moon at 29 degrees of Gemini.

29 degrees of any sign, poised as it is on the cusp of the next sign, calls for a decision. Are we going to sit on our heels and have the world pass us by? Or are we going to go forward like the tarot card “The Fool” and fall into our next adventure? Seeing that the next sign is Cancer, which is ruled by the moon and talks about all the topics mentioned above, how is that going to translate into our lives? Cancer’s survival strategy is to hold on with a tenacious grip. But let us not forget that opposite that Cancer energy is powerful and transformative Pluto in Capricorn, wresting away, by force if necessary, the very things that make us feel secure. Whatever happens the name “Long Nights Moon” is an especially apt description.

So what do you look at in your chart to see where you will be concentrating your energies, where you want to hang on and where you should let go? Most people can look at which house the eclipse falls in, but more advanced students and also, professionals, can also look at the aspects to Mercury, the ruler of Gemini and Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn in their charts.

Tomorrow: Eclipse Predictions

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The Astrology of Eclipses–A Very Potent Eclipse

lunar-eclipse-2Astrology for the Week of June 25 to July 1

June 26, just five days after the Summer Solstice, is the long awaited lunar eclipse that features a Grand Cross in action oriented Cardinal signs. This eclipse, but virtue of this Grand Cross is especially potent, and while it might not make immediate physical changes in your life, is bound to churn up questions about the areas of life the eclipse falls in and may affect how you handle this area of your life for at least six months.

The power of the eclipse comes from the Moon joining Pluto. Though the Astronomical Union demoted Pluto to a dwarf planet, astrologers make no such distinction. Since it was discovered, Pluto has revealed powerful lessons in personal and spiritual transformation. The problem is with Pluto is that this taskmaster is relentless. Under Pluto’s grip, people, places and things that you’ve come to rely on are wrenched away. Or it maybe people, places and things are suddenly thrust at you. Whatever happens you are forced to focus your attention on that singular issue until you have completely changed your perspective on it.

The axis the eclipse falls on is the Cancer/Capricorn axis which rules our emotional and security needs versus our place in society. In the dichotomy of yin and yang, it is difficult to secure one without the other. Our society used to handle this by a strict division of labor. Women handled hearth and home, providing for the emotional needs of the family, while the man navigated the career sphere, providing for the material needs. Things have changed since the last go round of Saturn in Libra, so this is no longer true. What is true that both men and women both have the challenge to balance the needs of work and home, of providing for the family while working on issues of their own personal growth.

With this Moon/Pluto combination the focus is going to be on your feelings and your emotional responses. Let’s take a look at where the Moon/Pluto combination falls in your chart. Moon/Pluto is at 4 degrees of Capricorn. Since this eclipse is in early degrees, the house that has Capricorn on the Cusp is the one that is affected, though cusps are slippery things so it is best to be sure. To find where this falls in your chart, you can go to www.astro.com and get a copy of your chart, or God help me, you can write to me at starrynightastro@aol.com with your birth date, birth place and birth time and send all three pieces of information at the same time, and I’ll will tell you, though if you don’t, I can’t help you.

Moon/Pluto in the First House—Your appearance and body image, how you feel about yourself, is about to take a dramatic change. Maybe you’ll lose weight, apply yourself seriously at the gym or take up a new sport. Whatever you do, don’t focus so exclusively on yourself or your own goals that you forget to pay attention to the important significant other in your life.

Moon/Pluto in the Second House–Your possessions and the resources of other people come into sharp focus. Either someone asks you for help, appealing to your heartstrings, or you find yourself looking to someone for financial assistance. Taxes, insurance and goods of the dead are also important themes, and whatever happens with those areas will have an emotional impact on you. This is an excellent time to start therapy.

Moon/Pluto in the Third House—Emotional issues with siblings take center stage. Communications with them center on issues of who controls what. Better you should focus your energies on a workshop or class. At least you have something to think about besides stewing on their demands. You may have to employ legal counsel to explore your options. Whatever you do, tread lightly, because you are dealing with close family ties, and it’s never good to do battle with family. Be the voice of reason.

Moon/Pluto in the Fourth House—What comes first, career or family? Simultaneously your work load increases and a family issue crops up demanding your attention. You feel stretched to the breaking point. Unfortunately, this isn’t an issue where you can delegate tasks and duties, your presence is required. Ultimately you’ll have to decide what you can give and what you can not.

Moon/Pluto in the Fifth House–Oh Goody! You get to obsess over a friend that you want as a lover, or a friend you regard only as a friend wants to get more personal with you. Whatever happens with this eclipse energy you are bound to explore your hopes, dreams and wishes and may ultimately find that what you see is not what you get. Creative endeavors may frustrate you but that is only because you are having problems articulating your vision.

Moon/Pluto in the Sixth House—Either you take very, very good care of yourself, or you find yourself in the doctor’s office every other month. Diet and nutrition become an important aspect of self care. Pets need veterinary attention. Employees wig out. Because this eclipse falls on the work and service axis of your chart you find yourself taking care of others more than in the past. Volunteering at a hospital is an excellent outlet for this eclipse energy. Whatever you do, resist the urge to let your concern for others come off as criticism.

Moon/Pluto in Your Seventh House—Of all the eclipse positions, this might be the luckiest as transiting Part of Fortune meets up with the Moon and Pluto. You may feel driven into relationships where you have no control, either of the situation or your feelings and you aren’t too happy about it. You’ll feel you are taking on far too much work, but ultimately if you keep your cool, and work through the issues you might find yourself in a much better place than at the start of this eclipse.

Moon/Pluto in Your Eighth House—No one likes the eighth house, (except Scorpios) and with good reason. Here you are dealing with icky things, like taxes, insurance and goods of the dead. OK there is the sex thing, but that is the type of sex tied around perversions, fetishes, and obsessions. Here you delve into the seamy underside of life. If Moon/Pluto falls here for you, for the next sixth months you walk around feeling naked and alone while you thrash through some dark fantasies. Maybe you’ll explore some, but my advice is to get therapy. It will help and is better for you.

Moon/Pluto in Your Ninth House—The ninth house deals with education and legal matters. Here the emotional issue is the whether or not a child is going to follow the path you’ve set out for him or her. Pressing the issue is only going to spur the child to rebellion; you are sure the child is hell-bent on wrecking his or her life. Mom/Dad, the best thing you can do is reconcile your own unrealized dreams with the life you crafted for yourself. If you see that you’ve haven’t done so badly after all, maybe you’ll give your kid a break and let them make their own decisions no matter how much it shakes you.

Moon/Pluto in Your Tenth House—This is the first house this eclipse falls on Saturday as the moon comes to conjunct the Lord of Transformation. Even as you dig your heels in to master your career, problems at home crop up seeming to derail your plans. You may be dealing with a child’s legal problems or suddenly the issue of custody rears its head or a health problem arises. Whatever happens, it is you that needs to address the situation. The issue, of course, is balance. Trying to burn the candle at both ends will only burn you out.

Moon/Pluto in Your Eleventh House—Looking at a broader scale this eclipse period brings you to exploring your hopes, dreams and wishes as you thrash about trying to articulate your artistic vision. Or on a small scale, a Cutie with a child shows up suddenly as a romantic prospect, and takes up far too much of your time while you should be spending time with the people who’ve been there for you. Ultimately, it is you who needs to decide how to slice and dice your goals, dreams and wishes, but the lesson is “What is best for you?”

Moon/Pluto in Your Twelfth House—You are overwhelmed with dealing with issues surrounding a loved one’s confinement, either in a nursing home, a hospital or a prison, so much so that you feel like you are locked up there yourself. It doesn’t help that the money doesn’t seem to be where it’s suppose to be and insurance companies don’t want to pony up. The light at the end of the tunnel is that you really can handle all of this, which curiously, once it is said and done, will lend to you a certain measure of pride in handling difficult tasks.

Photo from the Nasa’s Photo Journal-Your tax dollars at work!

If you would like a question answered on these pages send your birth date, birth place and birth time along with your question to starrynightastro@aol.com. Sorry, time constraints prevent me from doing readings on anything other than a single question.

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