We have a rare event this spring – three eclipses: a lunar eclipse on April 25, a Solar Eclipse on May 9 and another Lunar Eclipse on May 25. These eclipses are moving from Gemini/Sagittarius to Scorpio/Taurus. This means that Gemini/ Sagittarius have made their changes and are now in a period of adjustment. Now it’s Scorpio and Taurus’ turn to make some changes. Of course, Gemini and Sagittarius can make changes much easier than Scorpio and Taurus. Gemini and Sagittarius are mutable signs and Scorpio and Taurus are fixed. Fixed signs tend to hold on tight and go kicking and screaming into change. But eclipses don’t like to see you stuck in a rut, whether it be in a relationship, a job or a location.
Being a Gemini you will note I am writing from a totally different location today then last year. I didn’t know my old location was a rut until the eclipse on Jun 4, last year on my Sun in my fourth house of home beamed a message to me, “why don’t you move, there is nothing more to gain in that location”. From astrology I have learned to cooperate with the inevitable.
The above eclipses are repeats from 1994. The eclipses repeat at the same degree of the zodiac every 19 years. Look back to that year to see if you can predict similar events in your life to happen during April and May.
Every six months, eclipses show the
turning points in our lives. They shine a spotlight on something we have not
seen previously. Eclipses indicate what
we are to accomplish for the following 6 months to 3 years. They bring in news
and events that are sometimes "out of the blue". Time seems to speed
up. In a positive sense, eclipses can clear what may obscure
the way forward. Remember that the key words for eclipses are emphasis and
crisis. Eclipses are contrary to the
status quo. If impacted by one of these eclipses, your life will not run on the
same track it has been on. But that can be a good thing.
The ancients believed that during an eclipse, the "mighty will fall". They appear often in the mythology of different cultures most often as symbols of obliteration, fear, and the overthrow of the natural order of things. Eclipses were the great omens of fated, large-scale events. The word eclipse comes from a Greek word meaning "abandonment." Quite literally, an eclipse was seen as the Sun abandoning the earth.
Lunar Eclipses - The Lunar Eclipse gives us
opportunities to break out of our current cycles and move on to a different
level. A Lunar Eclipse can make us more aware of our cycles and patterns,
and our unconscious motivations. Lunar Eclipses can bring up old memories and
feelings. As a full Moon, a Lunar Eclipse tends to bring completion or
endings. On a Lunar Eclipse something will end and on a Solar Eclipse something
will begin. A Lunar Eclipse is an opportunity to break habits or eliminate
socially conditioned patterns of thought and behavior that stand in the way of
eclipses can bring things to completion that you have been working on. You can
finally make decisions about issues that you have been thinking about. The Sun
opposite the Moon, lights up the Moon and brings previously unexamined areas of
your life into awareness.
Eclipses are more emotional than Solar Eclipses. Because a Lunar Eclipse only happens on a
full moon, two houses in your natal chart will be affected.
Solar Eclipses – The eclipse of the Sun has been
traditionally viewed with dread over the ages, as the Sun seems to disappear
from the sky. It gets dark in the middle of the day and it seems as if
something dreadful is about to happen. Solar Eclipses tend to relate to
sudden events that disrupt our day to day functioning; they are the crisis that
seems to come out of nowhere and that suddenly demand all of our conscious
attention and focus. They tend to stir things up on a physical and conscious
level much more than Lunar Eclipses.
Lunar Eclipse on April 25, 2013 at 5 Scorpio at 3:57 PM EDT
The aspects to this eclipse are Saturn conjunct the moon (being limited in our emotional expression) and Mars is conjunct the Sun (aroused and ready for a fight). We look around to see who we should get angry at for our depression. But this eclipse is also trine to Neptune in Pisces, a beautiful imaginative aspect that could lead us to put all of this energy into music, drama or dance.
eclipse, because it is in Scorpio will stir up all kinds of deep, dark secrets,
desires and emotions. This eclipse affects two signs – Scorpio and Taurus. Taurus loves security and will want to dig a
hole until this is all over. The best
mantra for Taurus to repeat is “Comfort is the enemy of freedom”.
If one of your personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars) or the ascendant is at 2 to 8 degrees of Taurus or Scorpio this eclipse will be important and make an impact in your life. It will mean the end of one set of circumstances and the beginning of another. Let go. Scorpio will replace what is taken away. Some view eclipses as release and renewal points and this is especially true of Scorpio.
Solar Eclipse on May 9 at 19 Taurus
at 8:29 PM EDT
This eclipse is conjunct Mercury and Mars. This eclipse will stimulate the mind, and is very good for energetic mental work. Being in Taurus you will have the focus you need to accomplish this work.
This Solar Eclipse will affect you
if you have personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and/or Mars) or the
ascendant at 16 to 22 degrees of Taurus or Scorpio.
Lunar Eclipse on May 25 at 4
Sagittarius 0.25 AM EDT
is in a square to Neptune in Pisces,
presenting a double whammy about confusion and spaciness.
affects two signs; Gemini and Sagittarius.
The sign of Gemini rules writing, teaching, lectures, the media and all
forms of communications. We may see the
death of a renowned writer or professor.
There will be more news about who owns information. Sagittarius rules foreign countries, the law
and higher education. This eclipse could bring up more news items about how we
communicate with foreign countries. What laws we have to put in place to
tends to emphasize matters related to the house it falls in on your natal chart
or what planets it conjuncts, or opposes.
The areas ruled by the houses or planets will demand more attention,
thought, energy, and time from you, at least until the next eclipse. Eclipses
open doors and invite us to come in, illuminating and stimulating areas of our
lives that need our attention.
Look for a
planet(s) in your natal chart located at 2 to 8 degrees of Taurus or Scorpio for
the Lunar Eclipse impact of Apr 25; planet(s) at 16 to 22 Taurus or Scorpio for
the May 10 Solar Eclipse and a planet(s) at 1 to 7 degrees of Gemini and/or Sagittarius
for the Lunar Eclipse of May 25.
on a personal planet is much strong than if the either eclipse hits an outer
planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto). To see a list of keywords
for the planets, click here.
the houses in your chart that contains 2 to 8
degrees of Taurus or Scorpio for the Lunar Eclipse impact of Apr 25;
planet(2) at 16 to 22 Taurus or Scorpio for the May 9 Solar Eclipse and a
planet(s) at 1 to 7 degrees of Gemini and/or Sagittarius for the Lunar Eclipse
of May 25. To see a brief list of areas covered by the different houses in your
birth chart click here
I leave you in the lap of the gods.