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Friday, October 3, 2014

Lunar Eclipse in Aries and Its Transformation of Relationships

Fasten your seat belts, folks, we are headed for one bumpy ride with the upcoming lunar eclipse in 15 degrees of Aries on October 8th.  Relationships will definitely be feeling the heat from this eclipse and the prelude to this transformative eclipse actually begins on October 4, 2014. On that day, Mercury stations retrograde in 2 degrees of Scorpio. Prepare to hear from past loves, friends and acquaintances.

The Sun in Libra also squares Pluto in Capricorn on October 4th, which can lead to power struggles and run-ins with authority. Chiron in Pisces also squares Mars in Sagittarius on that day, which can have the effect of compassionate acts being met with rejection and fueling the flames of anger. It brings to mind the old saying that no good deed goes unpunished! However, our ace in the hole that day is that Mars in Sagittarius trines in Uranus in Aries, providing us with energy for new beginnings and liberation.

This eclipse activates the ongoing Uranus Pluto square. There really is no escape from Pluto's dogged quest for transformation or the unpredictability and volatility of Uranus because this full moon in Aries conjuncts Uranus in Aries. How will this play out?  Issues of personal power will emerge in relationships. We can anticipate power struggles, relationship breakups and relationship breakthroughs. The nodes of the moon are also getting into the act, especially with the Aries moon forming a wide conjunction to the south node of the moon. It is inevitable that issues from the past will come up for review.

I am trying to rely on the sage advice of fellow astrologers Stephanie Austin and Michael Lutin who literally look forward to the guidance of the north node in Libra during this transitional, transformative period. Stephanie Austin said:

"We are ready to take another step toward shifting from the love of power to the power of love."

And Michael Lutin's interpretation on having both Venus and the north node in Libra simultaneously is that we should use gentleness rather than confrontation as our best approach to dealing with relationships. Work that Libra energy!

As difficult as this eclipse may prove to be for so many of us, I don't think we should discount the power of the Grand Fire Trine involving Uranus in Aries, Mars in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Leo.  It has the ability to ignite inspiration and motivation.

The effects of this eclipse could very well be felt for up to six months. Events will occur that deliver great intensity but it is also important to remember that it may take awhile before all is completely revealed. Remember that if you have any planets between 11 and 16 degrees in the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, you will be impacted by this eclipse. Eclipses have a tendency to help us make important life changes by breaking down outworn patterns so that we can build new ones that serve our highest good.

This eclipse occurs at the end of my 6th house opposing my Libra ascendant, sextiling my Gemini moon in the 8th house and widely squaring my Cancer midheaven. I am literally right in the crossfire, but for the past 3 1/2 years my life has been dominated by the energies of Uranus and Pluto. As challenging as this has been, a part of me is still clinging to the belief that healing will come as a result of these disruptions. As an astrologer, I am also aware of the Metonic cycle of eclipses that repeat every 19 years. The last time we had a lunar eclipse in Aries was on October 8, 1995 in 14 degrees of Aries. When I cover eclipses in consultations for my clients, I frequently urge them to think back 19 years to see if a similar theme is playing out again. I can see the relevance in my own life with this eclipse. In October 1995 I was job hunting after having gone back to school to earn a paralegal certificate in June 1995. I did secure a new position by the end of 1995, which I began in January 1996 and resigned from in August 2013. Currently I am seeking to build my new business as an astrologer, Reiki healer and tarot reader. I am definitely breaking down old outworn patterns and trying to create multiple streams of income with mixed results so far. But eclipses are indeed game changers, so it will be interesting to see what new opportunities arise as I continue to put myself out there.

If you are feeling confused during these challenging times and curious as to how the October eclipses (yes, folks we have a solar eclipse coming up on October 23rd in Scorpio), Saturn, Mars, Uranus, Chiron or the Black Moon Lilith are affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading to obtain more insight and assistance in the healing process. I have also added a one question astrology reading to my list of services for $40 that is an even more intuitive approach based on your natal and progressed charts with transits to both.

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