Thursday, July 30, 2009

August Astrology Lunar Eclipse 2009

With the strong Astrological influences of the last several weeks it would be hard to find anyone who has not experienced some significant change or upheaval. Now August sees the third in a series of eclipses this summer. Visible from Europe this is a penumbral eclipse, which means that just the edge of the earth's shadow will be crossing the Moon. Expect some instability as the change in the electromagnetic energy surrounding the earth during a Full Moon affects us mentally and neurologically. Full Moon always heightens human emotions making us more openly expressive. It also brings matters to fulfilment and hidden or unconscious issues are brought into the light. The Lunar eclipse further accentuates our emotional responses. This Moon will be in freedom loving Aquarius whilst the Sun is in courageous Leo suggesting we might take a bold step towards greater personal freedom. We may need to explore the critical balance between intimacy and personal space or individual identity and our role alongside others. We may have recently chosen to claim our autonomy at the expense of a close relationship or compromised our sense of personal expression to be part of a group. Whatever the circumstances this Full Moon will show up the failings in those choices, with the chance to review or re-negotiate. Eclipses help correct the course of your life as one phase ends and a new one begins, remember that this is all good and a necessary part of your growth. Any aspect of your life that is not in line with your true life’s purpose will see the most significant change. Where the eclipse falls in your personal chart will show this. Aquarians and Leos are strongly affected. As resistance finally begins to give way you will experience a greater sense of integrity. New and untapped creative possibilities will be revealed as you let go of beliefs that don’t match up with your present version of reality. Redundant ideals or dreams may need to be relinquished. This can sometimes be painful but is necessary. You might experience the feeling of coming to your senses as you realise that what was true for you yesterday is no longer valid and the present is seen in a new light. This is the time to redefine your personality and re-create your self image.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

July 2009 Eclipse

The next Full Moon Lunar eclipse is at 16° Capricorn on the 7th July at 9:22am GMT and the next New Moon Solar eclipse is at 30° Cancer on the 22nd July at 2:36am GMT

July has two eclipses: a penumbral (partial) Lunar Eclipse at the Full Moon on 7th and a Total Solar Eclipse at the New Moon on 22nd July. The total solar eclipse is the longest total solar eclipse that will occur in the twenty-first century, lasting about 7 minutes, and will not be seen again until June 13, 2132.
A Lunar Eclipse generally affects us on a personal or inner level whilst the Solar Eclipse will be expressed more openly in the social/political arena. This Lunar Eclipse will be hardly visible and also passes mostly over the Pacific Ocean so its overall affect will be fairly insignificant. The more visible an eclipse is, the more powerful its effects. The July event has a broad pathway that will be visible to allow millions of people in Asia and the Pacific making it of particular significance. During the total eclipse, the path of the Moon's dark umbral shadow moves over India, China, several Japanese islands and the South Pacific Ocean, whilst a partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes most of eastern Asia, Indonesia, and the Pacific Ocean. It won’t be visible to us in Northern Europe. When Solar eclipses pass over populated areas they appear to have significant disruptive effects (economic or political crises, civil unrest) on those people and nations. Afghanistan, Pakistan, North India, and East Asia are particular potential flashpoints. Historically, eclipses have been seen as omens and harbingers of huge collective shifts by these cultures. Severe weather patterns, storms and earthquakes often occur in the affected areas following a Solar Eclipse. This is the first Solar Eclipse along the Cancer-Capricorn axis in many years and echoes the themes of Pluto in Capricorn, sweeping changes occur as old systems fall short and focussed effort to bring about positive social and political reforms is needed to replace them. Uranus trines the eclipse point adding to the unpredictability and uncertainty about how we all feel about the great changes ahead. On a personal level an eclipse will have its affect depending on where it falls in your chart. This one on the 22nd occurs in the last degree of Cancer and anyone who has that as their Birthday can expect some influence to be felt. It is a time of endings and beginnings, a rise to glory or and end of an era. The final degree of a zodiac sign traditionally signifies an end, completion or some karmic debt paid off. Anyone who has major personal planets aspected by the Sun or Moon on that day can also expect some changes. Any blocks or resistance could be forced to give way. Those affected will need to think of new ways of handling the issues raised. It can often take several months for the full effect of an eclipse to play out and specific events are often triggered when a transiting planet passes over the same zodiac degree in the following weeks to come.