Aries Lunar Eclipse – October 8, 2014
The total eclipse of the Full Moon will occur at 15 degrees, 05 minutes Aries in the early hours of October 8, 2014. The eclipse will begin at 1:17 am PDT, reaching totality by 3:50 am PDT. If you’ve never seen a total eclipse of the Moon, please treat yourself to the gorgeous coppery red phenomenon. It’s quite a show as the Moon passes through Earth’s shadow! Everyone on the nighttime side of Earth will be able to see the eclipse. So check the times in your area.
Eclipses run in 19 year cycles and must conjunct the Nodes of the Moon. They set and break patterns. They also magnify and concentrate experience. The days before and after this eclipse will be super-charged. Time will have a malleable quality, seeming to speed up and stretch out simultaneously. This eclipse refers back to the Libra Lunar eclipse of April 2014 and the Cardinal Grand Cross of that month. This is the second of two total lunar eclipses in 2014 and the second of a series of four total lunar eclipses in a row. (Two more in 2015). All these eclipses will occur in the Aries/Libra polarity. Coincidently, we’re in the midst of a Mercury retrograde. Time for review! And while we’re on that subject, you might want to do a little review of what was going on in 1995 and 1996 – because basically, the door is closing on all of that. And plenty more too!
The Aries/Libra polarity deals with relationship. Aries is concerned with the relationship of the self to the self. Its main concern is expression and individuation of the personal self. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. It is the initiation of spirit into matter. Aries must validate and accept itself for who it is. This is Aries’s primary goal. Their primary relationship is with the personal self. Libra is the seventh sign. It is concerned with the self in relationship. Libra must clarify itself through relationship – all kinds of relationship: friendship, romantic relationship, business partners, rivals, enemies, and colleagues. Libra is incomplete and at loose ends without someone to relate to.
A major shift is occurring. There’s a great deal of energy is gathering in the fire signs. We are currently enjoying a grand trine of Jupiter in Leo, Uranus in Aries and Mars in Sagittarius. This triad is fast, expansive, hot, idealistic, and intolerant of lies, deception, secrets, and delusions. The heat is on to be honest, straightforward, and above-board. It is time to dump deeply held habits and patterns that obscure the truth of who you are. You know which ones I mean! Not only are they old and shop-worn at this point – (I mean even YOU don’t believe this stuff anymore – who are you trying to fool?). You get the picture.
Add to this the T square that forms in the days leading up to and continuing through the eclipse. The Sun in Libra opposes the Moon and Uranus who are conjunct in Aries. All three of them square Pluto in Capricorn bringing us back to 3/4 of the Grand Cross configuration of April. The difference is that now, situations are moving MUCH more quickly. Uranus ups the ante as usual, insisting on revolt against that personal ego self (Aries). We are directed to overthrow our corrupt entrenched behaviors and patterns that refuse to go quietly. Pluto demands that we evolve. You can get with the program or wait for him to visit you personally – which, from personal experience, I would not recommend. The old business as usual model will not cut it. And this will occur at a global as well as personal level. Did you know that Vladimir Putin is getting a nice fat total lunar eclipse for his birthday this year? He’s not the only one… As above so below. As within so without.
This eclipse will open the gate wide. This is the widening gap I’ve been speaking of. This is the end of what we thought we” knew” or what we thought “was”. This is the beginning of something completely different – of what will be. After this eclipse it will be impossible to jump across that gap. If you try you will injure yourself and create great suffering. It is crucial that we cross this energetic threshold minus the dross of the small “s” ego-personality self. Show up on the other side of the eclipse with the newly reformed and refined energetics of your highly individuated Self with a capital “S”. Feel the integrity of this. Emanate the truth of your entire being. Be quick about it! If you snooze you lose! And really – you’re ready – right?!!!? C’mon – You know you are!!!!!