April 13th, 2014
When the Moon is Full it dominates the sky. Fertility, growth, emotions and memory are all Moon related issues. The seeds we plant bare fruit, the thoughts we have bare fruit, and the emotions we have bare fruit. We plant for growth right after the Moon is New and the Full Moon brings the results or in this same theme the fruit. There is a New Moon every 29.6 days so we have ample time to sow new seeds. At the Full Moon you bring things to completion and enjoy the results or you release the tension of whatever has built up. Each lunation cycle focuses on a different sign and house in your chart. The New Moon on March 30th, 2014 in Aries helped us get focused on the steps we need to take to begin to make some changes that have been hanging over us for some time. There is a need to be who we were always meant to be. In other words, it is time to be authentic. The big reveal is going on now. Uranus has been in Aries for three years breaking us out giving us the opportunity for change. That New Moon in Aries was joined with Uranus; so, change is inevitable. This Full Moon brings those issues to the table. THE FULL MOON/LUNAR ECLIPSE IS ON APRIL 15, 2014 AT 3:42 AM EDT AT 25 DEGREES LIBRA 15 MINUTES.
THE SIGN LIBRA brings the power to relate to others. Beauty, balance, harmony, equality, and justice are important where this is in your chart. Everything about partnership is brought into focus. This Lunar Eclipse will let us know where we need to bring things into balance. What about relationships? Are we being fair? Is this area one-sided? The house that Libra is on in your chart is where you need to develop a healthy balance between personal goals and respect for the goals of others.
Each sign contains thirty degrees of the Zodiac. Each sign is divided into three sections of 10 degrees called decanates. This Full Moon is taking place in the Gemini decanate of Libra. The key phrase for Gemini is, “I think!” With this sign, curiosity is developed, which opens the door to learning, versatility, and choice.
Each sign is also divided into 12 sections called Dwads. These are 2 ½ degree spaces. This Full Moon is in the Leo dwad of Libra. This is the sign of integrity, recognition, romance, affection, creativity, and play. When this sign is emphasized, we show kindness and generosity to others. We fall in love, and put our hearts into whatever we are doing.
The Rulers of this lunation are Venus because it rules Libra, Mercury because is rules the decanate Gemini and the Sun because it rules the dwad Leo.
At the time of this Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Libra, Venus is in the sign Pisces. Venus is exalted in Pisces and brings out our compassionate nature. It helps us get in touch with our imagination and our sensitive side. Venus is joined with Neptune to open up our inner selves. Venus is also with Chiron giving us the tools we need during this time of change. We need good boundaries now. Keep it simple and know what is important.
Mercury is at 13 degrees of Aries, which is a critical degree, giving its position more power. What we think and what we say will bring change. The most interesting part of this is Uranus is also at 13 degrees of Aries and you can expect some surprises. Opportunities may drop in your lap so keep your eyes open. Communication is sharp and clear. Shy people will speak up but people who are not shy may say too much. Mercury has to do with all forms of transportation. With Uranus joined with Mercury you can expect some advances in that area but also watch where you are going. We don’t want unexpected surprises there.
The Sun is in Aries and it is time to be your authentic self. Mars may be the big key here. Mars, the ruler of Aries, is in Libra retrograde. A retrograde Planet brings things back from the past that have not finished. Mars retrograde in Libra is certainly bringing those issues up and right on this Eclipse. Pick your battles. Don't fight over everything. We may be at the mercy of others and have to develop diplomacy and patience in order to get what we want. This will resolve old issues in relationships.
Mercury, Uranus and the Sun are in Aries in opposition to Mars retrograde and the Moon in Libra. Everything seems to require patience and action at the same time. What has not been fair will be made fair.
I guess timing is everything which brings my attention to Saturn. Saturn is always the voice of reason and the rules that need to be followed. Saturn is in Scorpio holding us accountable for the company we keep and the choices we have made in the past. Getting the cooperation we need to solve problems erupting from the past seems to be the issue brought to the surface by this Lunar Eclipse.
THE SABIAN SYMBOL: AN EAGLE AND A LARGE WHITE DOVE TURNING ONE INTO ANOTHER.
This is a symbol of exceptional endowment on the side of an individual capacity to meet each particular situation, here revealed in a creative or purposive approach to all aspects of human experience. Implicit in the symbolism is the self's responsibility for the general state of affairs in each immediate reality, and also the risk of very real frustration whenever the face of events cannot be shaped along more idealized lines. Man is the master of his fate to the extent his action is in his own true interest. The keyword is ADEPTNESS. When positive, the degree is unusually effective self-discipline, and when negative, unhappy vacillation between ultimate ideals and momentary desires.
“Sabian Symbols” Marc Edmund Jones.
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