Is the world coming to an end on Sunday, September 27th at 10:51 p.m. with the total lunar eclipse? This is a rare event, the first super blood moon eclipse since 1982 and the 4th in a series of blood moon eclipses that began in April 2014. Historically, blood moon eclipses have been associated with powerful changes, endings and beginnings. Religious circles have had a tendency in the past to interpret blood moon eclipses as either an apocalypse or Armageddon. While I doubt that the world will come to an end, I do sense that the world as we know it is headed for many changes.
This event is a big deal, both astrologically and astronomically. While lunar eclipses are not that rare (just your average full moon on steroids), this one is a supermoon because the moon makes such a close approach to the earth that the moon, which will be visible, appears red or coppery. The cycle of four blood moon eclipses began on April 14-15, 2014 in the sign of Libra. The next blood moon eclipse occurred on October 7-8, 2014 in the sign of Aries. The third blood moon eclipse occurred on April 4, 2015 in the sign of Libra and the fourth will happen on September 27, 2015 in 4 degrees of Aries. The continuing themes of these eclipses pertain to relationships (Libra) and new beginnings (Aries). I think it is fair to say that whatever story began in our lives back in April 2014 with relationships and new beginnings may come to a close or a resolution will be in order. I loved what astrologer Jessica Adams had to say about blood moon eclipses tending to be about cover-ups. This seems to be an accurate description given today’s political climate. And we all know that eclipses tend to obscure things, so be aware that there may be temporary blind spots. It could be months before the truth is finally revealed.
This eclipse is especially potent because with the Aries moon opposing the Libra Sun, lessons of cooperation and reassessment in relationships are at the forefront while trying to balance the Aries energy of individuality and self-determination. Astrologer Molly Hall interpreted the theme of this full moon as “achieving balance between me and we.” She definitely nailed it!
There was a major planetary build up to this eclipse, featuring Pluto stationing direct in 12 degrees of Capricorn on September 25th. Pluto has been retrograde since April 16, 2015. Pluto direct will bring major changes and free us from places we have been stuck in by empowering us. Mars entered Virgo on September 24th and promptly squared Saturn in Sagittarius on September 25th as well. Mars squaring Saturn is all about aggravation, frustration and control issues. Trust me on this one—I have a natal Mars Saturn square in my chart in fixed signs, and it ain’t pretty or easy to live with. The saving grace of this Mars Saturn square is that at least it falls in mutable signs, so we may find it easier to learn Saturn’s lessons and not let ourselves get too frustrated in the process. With Saturn in Sagittarius, Saturn’s lesson will probably manifest as a test of faith with the square to Mars in Virgo.
So, the heavy hitters of Mars, Pluto and Saturn are featured prominently in the prelude to this super blood moon eclipse. Pluto in Capricorn also squared Mercury in Libra on September 24th, inspiring me to tweet:
“Communication can get sharp today as retrograde Mercury in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn. Old issues & themes may resurface.”
Neptune in Pisces further reinforces the theme of obscuring information by opposing both Mars and Jupiter in Virgo. Neptune wants creativity and some escapism, but we are all better off if we channel the Virgo qualities of moderation, patience and devotion constructively. Easier said than done.
On a personal level, this eclipse in 4 degrees of Aries falls in my 6th house of work, health and daily routines. Next week I am changing my hours of Reiki treatment from Thursday morning to Friday evenings, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. So my daily routine in terms of when I practice healing in a work setting is definitely changing. I am hoping that this results in an increase in business so that people will have the opportunity to de-stress after a tough week at work. If you are in the Boston area, please consider getting a Reiki treatment at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley Square to destress, revitalize and remove blockages to healing. It’s a perfect way to start your weekend off. Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body.
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