Blessings to everyone 🙂 We’re hours away from the Lunar Eclipse in Libra that will go exact at 14 Libra ’24, at 12:05 pm GMT. This Total Lunar Eclipse is basically a Full Moon in which the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon – you can draw a perfectly straight line through them. It is the shortest eclipse of the 21st century, lasting a mere 4 minutes and 43 seconds and visible to those on the West Cost of North and South America, and also to those in the Far East – Asia and Australia. (I’ll upload a video, assuming there won’t be much cloud cover). It is also the third Blood Moon Eclipse in a Tetrad (series of 4 Total Lunar Eclipses) – a fact that has used to interpret this Moon as a sign of the ‘End-Times’ or ‘Apocalypse’.
This segment is part of a much longer essay, and I am breaking it up into three segments for easy reading:
PART 1 – ASTROLOGY OF THE ECLIPSE + CONNECTIONS WITH PAST TIMELINES (what you’re reading)
PART 2 – RECLAIMING THE SACRED BLOOD & RE-INTERPRETING THE NARRATIVE OF APOCALYPSE -THE SYMBOLISM OF THE ECLIPSE ( http://wp.me/p4OUNS-sx )
I’ve covered quite a bit of the interpretation behind the eclipse in the last two episodes of my astrology radio show on WGTR. Those interested can catch up on them here: www.wgtrdemand.com/astrology-priestess-bb.html – So this will essentially be a written repeat of what was said then.
The Sun and the Moon in opposition challenge us to hold different aspects of ourselves in balance: Masculine/Feminine, Yin/Yang, Dark/Light, Conscious/Unconscious, and so on. This need for Balance and recognition of Duality is re-inforced by the fact the Sun (Light of Consciousness) in the sign of the Self (Aries), whilst the Moon (The Unconscious) is in the sign of the Other/Shadow Self/Partner (Libra). ‘Shadow Self’ doesn’t necessarily mean anything evil or negative, just parts of ourselves that we would rather pretend did not exist. This includes our deepest vulnerabilities, fears, shame, perceived weaknesses – and yes – quite a few gifts and sources of strength otherwise overlooked. We tend to attract partners who will mirror these same qualities back to us until we are ready to see it in ourselves. The partnership then will dissolve, or evolve so that the cycle of learning and energetic exchange continues.
This is also a time where in the Balance of Give-and-Take is highlighted, and one needs to become aware of situations in which they either become complacent in accepting another’s efforts without giving something back, or, where they themselves are giving too much without receiving anything in turn. The role of Asteroids and other bodies/points tell us a little bit about the specific Dynamics of Balance this Eclipse addresses:
Great Attractor (14 Sagittarius), trined the Sun, sextiled the Moon – The GA basically shows us what we are drawn to, or what we want to run a million miles away from. In this case, that focus will be upon spiritual teachings, paths, guides, mentors, professors, lecturers, priests, members of the clergy, astrologers, institutions such as academia and organized religion, etc. – anyone or anything that seeks to provide us with an expanded sense of who we are and our place in the Cosmos. We may be drawn to – or completely repelled by – the idea of long-distance travel or going off on an adventure of discovery!
Hopi (14 Gemini), trined the Moon, sextile the Sun – A wonderful time to honor ancient traditions that teach the path of ‘Walking Between the Worlds’, honoring both Earth and Sky, Light and Dark, Masculine and Feminine – and beyond. Remember to be respectful of such guides and teachers and to exercise appropriate degrees of sensitivity.
Psyche (14 Aries), conjunct the Sun, opposed the Moon – A time to re-write the script of yourself. Throw out the old archetypes or narratives you have about who you are and your Soul’s journey. Much of this will involve Shadow-working, or becoming aware of that which has been feared, repressed, or denied in the Self. Some things are to be reclaimed and celebrated, and others to be released. The Hero/ine’s Journey here takes place in the Belly of the Underworld, the Sacred Space beneath the Ground – echoed in the depths of the Subconscious.
Askalaphus (14 Libra), opposed the Sun, conjunct the Moon – Be wary of the way you spread information today, there may be the chance that you’d accidentally reveal a secret that wasn’t yours to tell (same goes for whoever you’re playing out the partnership dynamic with). Think twice before saying anything, in other words!
There’s even more going on when we consider other alignments in the Skies:
Sun/Psyche (14 Aries) conjunct Mercury (8 Aries), South Node (9 Aries), Uranus (16 Aries) and Urania (17 Aries) – The focus of our Conscious, Vital energies is going to be upon the Self. This can be a truly transformative process, and represent a New Beginning as part of your Awakening Process. Past karmic dynamics will come to the fore, and you have the choice as to whether you want to replay the old, or step into a new chapter of your Life. Urania’s role highlights our Cosmic Connection and indicates this to be a day where great transformations can arise through our direct engagement with celestial energies. Astrology can be quite a powerful tool in that regard, when done with integrity and spirit.
Phaethon (8 Aries) is conjunct Mercury and this placement counsels you against rushing headlong into things, in the same way a teenager might ‘act out’ or rebel against a parental figure s/he believes in controlling – even if they’re doing no such thing. Exercise restraint and think about your words before you say them. This can go a long way in helping you manage current energies.
Moon/Askalaphus (14 Libra) conjunct the North Node (9 Libra), sextile Jupiter Retrograde (12 Leo) – Strictly speaking, this is past the usual orb that is taken for the North Node. But it applies to some extent owing to the South Node’s proximity to the Sun. Basically, our emotions and intuitive perceptions will help to lead us – to show us the way – to a finding a New Balance, and a New Beginning in our lives. This might come through a sudden revelation of an old truth meant to be hidden or kept secret.
The Moon’s supportive sextile with Jupiter tells us that what we learn now feeds back into our search for Spiritual Answers, our search for a Path that will lead us to where we ultimately want to go. Some of this path will involve a re-claiming of the Inner Child Archetype, and a profound healing of the Sacral Chakra. Some of us might find that Sacred, Sensual, Play is just what we need to get the wheels of Balance turning smoothly in our lives. Those with placements close to 12-14 Pisces will experience this as a Powerful Yod! (Finger of Fate/Destiny/Karma – a punctuating decision point in your karmic learning/experiential cycle).
Sun & Moon square Pluto (15 Capricorn). Bascially, all of the energies we’ve been speaking about make an intense T-Square aspect to Pluto. We’re going to see a re-triggering of the lessons of Uranus-Pluto (which began in mid-2012, with the final, 7th exact square on March 16/17, 2015). As the apex will be on Pluto, it will be the focal point of this Eclipse.
Pluto (15 Capricorn), conjunct Memoria (15 Capricorn) and close to Kassandra (12 Capricorn) – whilst trining Black Moon Lilith (14 Virgo). Transformations in the Underworld, in the Shadow Self are possible at this time – triggered by, or resulting in the release of repressed memories. Some of this might entail violations of power and intimate boundaries for those who resonate with the Archetype of the Priestess/Oracle/Spiritual Seer.
Black Moon Lilith Lilith(14 Virgo) forms an inconjunct (a disquieting aspect in search of resolution) with the Sun, whilst squaring The Great Attractor. The focus on the Shadow / Dark / Suppressed Feminine is once again emphasized and brought into full focus by this alignment. Those with Bodies near 11-17 Scorpio/Aquarius will experience this as an … absolutely powerful Yod alignment. The Finger of Destiny will take you to a pivotal crossroad at which you define your relationship to this aspect of the Feminine, and the many projections that label it as something to be feared and suppressed.
CONNECTIONS WITH PAST TIMELINES
This Libra Full Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse/Blood Moon is culminating the seeds of intention we placed during the Libra New Moon last year: September 24, 2014. The big highlight of that lunation was the Sun/Moon conjunction with the Super-Galactic Center (a supermassive black hole at the heart of the Lanikaea supercluster the Milky Way is a part of), along with a Novile to Black Moon Lilith in Leo.
Anything that touches the SGC point links back to this .. profoundly powerful Source-Connection we have with the Universe. The ripples and waves made of this conjunction spread far and wide, in ways that we (using the rational or intellectual mind) cannot begin to fathom.
The Novile to BM Lilith indicated that it was a time to begin to address our relationship with the Shadow of the Feminine, and the ways in which Her Creativity, Sexuality, Sacred Womb and Playfulness have been heavily projected upon and/or suppressed. We will see the full culmination of those seeds during the September Full Moon of 2023.
Those of you old enough to remember will notice similarities between the nature of the energy felt now and the Lunar Eclipses of April 3 1977, April 3, 1996 and October 8, 1995 (except in the latter case, the Moon was in Aries, Sun in Libra) – all bodies were at either 14 Aries or Libra..
This eclipse is part of the Saros series (number 132, member 30 of 71), which spreads eclipses over 19-year intervals. This is a different way of understanding the energy dynamics that it taps into, and to link it with specific moments in your personal history. Some relevant dates: Feb 08 1925, Feb 20 1943, March 02 1961, March 13 1979, March 24 1997 – the current eclipse – and coming up, April 14, 2033… and it goes on. The sign placements and specific energies of each eclipse in this series will be different, however, they are all linked – like different chapters of the same book. Thanks to Cosmic Intelligence-Agency for drawing my attention to it in the first place.
Personally, I can correlate this directly in my life as I went on my first pilgrimage to India shortly after the March 1997 eclipse (I was 10) – and let’s just say that was a major game-changer in my life. I’m going to be going to India again on a pilgrimage, that (like the first time – appeared out of the blue), within 5 days of this eclipse. I began to learn about the work that I came to do back then, though many possibilities remained open on account of my age. Let’s see what India teaches me this time around. I suspect, in a good way, I won’t be quite the same person as when I return. Really looking forward to it.
In Part 2, we will discuss the symbolism of the Repressed/Dark/Feminine and the idea of the Apocalypse – as has been raised in connection with this Blood Moon Eclipse – http://wp.me/p4OUNS-sx
© Text and Image: Bairavee Balasubramaniam, 2015
Additional Resources you might like to look into:
10 Facts about the Lunar Eclipse – http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/facts-lunar-eclipse.html