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Throughout time humans have marveled and stood in awe of both solar and lunar eclipses. Those brief moments when the beacons of our heavens are cast into shadow have been the stuff of myth and mystery. While solar eclipses have featured prominently in prophecies and events world-wide, the spiritual impact of a lunar eclipse can be both more immediate and profound than an eclipse of the sun.
Perhaps it is not so surprising given that it is the shadow of the Earth itself which blocks the illumination of the sun from reaching the Queen of the Night skies. As we, the inhabitants of this frail blue orb, find ourselves between the energies of Old Sol and Luna’s irresistible pull, the emotional, psychical and spiritual effects are magnified tenfold.
The effects of lunar eclipses reach us on both psychical and physiological levels. Just as the pull of the moon affects the tides, can influence the weather and have other geological impacts, the passing of the Earth between Sun and Moon magnifies lunar energies on bodies, minds and hearts. The Moon is often called the celestial body of reaction as our emotions, instinctual habits, intuition, and our subconscious mind all function in response to events and feelings that come to us from the outside world.
Eclipses should be viewed not only as a singular astrological event but in context with other actions (and reactions) that are occurring in the cosmos. To begin with, one should look at what sign the lunar eclipse occurs in. In traditional Western astrology, each sign carries an elemental feature of earth, air, fire or water. Additionally, each one of these elemental groups can be divided as being either Cardinal, Fixed or Mutable.
Many classic astrologers also take the additional step of looking to see which third of a given sign, called a decanate, the eclipse falls in. When thevarious filters are applied to an eclipse, one can get a true sense of the effects that may arise during the celestial shadow dance. The very cyclical essence of the moon moves the oceans of the human soul much like the tides of the oceans on Earth. The lunar eclipse places Earth between the external dynamics of the Sun and internal power of the Moon thus reflecting those deepest feelings, both positive and negative, outward with profound results.
For example, let us take a lunar eclipse that occurs in one of the Fire signs, in the second third (decanate) of the sign, and is mutable in nature. Eclipses in Fire signs often portend periods of conflict and discontent as feelings that have been held within are now released and emotions usually held in check rush in a spiritual flood to the forefront of our consciousness. Natural resources of all kinds including minerals, precious metals, and agricultural products are also impacted. Shortages or other supply issues can also occur during this time. Matters involving essential transportation may also be involved.
With the location and astrological nature of the eclipse established, the next step is to see what other planetary aspects are occurring during that time which would contribute their energies to that of the eclipse itself. Major aspects such as squares, trines, conjunctions, and oppositions certainly bring a significant increase of energy to the mix. Other unique events, such as a rare transit will also magnify the effects of this lunar event.
The Moon’s influence on our spiritual and emotional natures, as well as, those instinctive, internal rhythms that move us all are truly part of the cosmic soul of which we all are a part. There is much to discover in the stars and, as most professional psychics and astrologers are aware, discovery and learning to read the portents can provide a new sense of clarity in an ever more complex world.
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