Libra Lunar Eclipse – April 15, 2014
The Full Moon forms at 25 degrees, 15 minutes Libra, at 12:42 am PDT on April 15, 2014. Lunar eclipses occur when the Sun, Moon and Earth align precisely along the axis of the Moon’s Nodes. This will be a total lunar eclipse. It is the first of two total Lunar eclipses in 2014 and the first of a tetrad (four total lunar eclipses in a series) that will occur on October 8, 2014, April 8, 2015, and September 28, 2015. Lunar eclipses can only occur in the same sign polarity as the North and South Nodes and all these eclipses will be in the Aries-Libra sign polarity. Eclipses run in 19 year cycles and signal beginnings, endings and new beginnings. Where were you in 1995? That suddenly seems like a lifetime ago doesn’t it? The eclipse will be visible in the Pacific and North and South America. It will be partially visible at moonset in Western Europe and West Africa. Expect a dark reddish copper disc.
April’s main event is, of course, the Cardinal Grand Cross which will be exact on April 20 – 23. But just in case you have doubt about the importance of the Grand Cross, the universe has arranged for it to be bracketed by eclipses. We will have a solar eclipse in Taurus on April 28-29 at the next new moon. The month of April is a time of activation. This is an initiation – a re-wiring. Pay close attention to thoughts, feelings, intuitions and physical body during this time. We are in the mix now. The current is swift. Holding on to the past will tear you apart. Clinging to the shores of the past will be futile. Allow the current to lift you up and away from your familiar shore and familiar suffering. Mucking about in the past will be a spiritual death sentence. There is no way to predict how events will shape up. This is a HUGE opportunity for change. And remember – YOU CAN’T HAVE CHANGE WITHOUT CHANGE!!!! And that means YOU MUST CHANGE!!!! Not that other guy – YOU!
As the grand cross begins to form, let’s look at the important aspects and formations of the next two weeks:
4/14 Pluto stations retrograde – 14 Capricorn
4/14 Mercury conjunct Uranus – 13 Aries
4/15 Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon – 25 Libra – Aries
April 20 – 23 Grand Cardinal Cross – Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter, Mars, all at 14 Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, Libra respectively
April 21 Uranus-Pluto square #5 – 14 Aries-Capricorn
April 22 Mars square Jupiter – 14 Libra-Cancer
April 23 Mars opposite Uranus – 14 Aries- Libra / Mars square Pluto 14 Libra – Capricorn
April 28 Solar Eclipse/New Moon 9 Taurus
This configuration is forming up now. It will take shape and hold that shape for several days as it emanates its essential energies and message of cardinality (action). The days of the grand Cross’s exactitude will require a high degree of personal precision and impeccability. This is the template for a new way of being. Think of April 20 – 23 as a rebirth. Is it a coincidence that April 20 is Easter? No, it is not. This is a divine challenge – a call to action. Your mother always said, “Actions speak louder than words.” Guess what: she was right!
There is much unrest and uncertainty in the world now. So much more than we have been used to!!! It began to intensify in earnest on the day Uranus entered Aries back in 2011. That was the day of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. We’re not done dealing with that and won’t be for a long time! After that came the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement, demonstrations in Barcelona, unrest and riots in Greece, Indonesia, Syria, Thailand, Venezuela, and the Ukraine and Crimea. Although these situations have passed from the headlines, they have not stabilized. Emotions still run hot and the potential for violence remains high.
In 2008 Pluto made his first entry into Capricorn. The world economy went into a tailspin. Although some sense of “normalcy” has been regained, I don’t think it would take too much scratching of the fiscal surface to uncover a fetid mess. Currency wars may flare up and out of control. The G20 meeting this month may be an interesting one. Will the IMF gain even more power over future currency policies? Will the dollar remain the world’s currency standard? Will the wishes and welfare of the few continue to trump the wishes and welfare of the many? Will Pluto have a hand in destroying the current Plutocracy? Who better to know the weak spots?
Earthquakes, volcanos, tsunamis, torrential rains, hurricanes, tornados, mudslides, fires and crippling droughts are all part of the scenario. Anything can and will happen. Radical transformation is necessary. The changes will not be comfortable and they will challenge us all at our core. They will probably take time to manifest. But they will be permanent when they do. The template is being set. The outcome is uncertain and unknowable. Be present. Be kind. Be willing. Believe.