The beginning of the eclipse season is like a doorway into some of the most intense astrology of recent times. The approaching Cardinal Grand Cross draws tighter and tighter in the coming days and the Lunar Eclipse on the 15th can serve as a moment of clarity, a call to awareness, an all hands on deck alert to one's consciousness.
On April 15, 2014 this Lunar Eclipse will reach its apex at 12:42 AM PDT. There's little doubt this eclipse, a special full moon where the earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, will have an impact on personal relationships (not to mention the Grand Cross, however, there are many collective experiences with that complicated arrangement).
The collective experience is obvious right now: Tension is brewing and being released all around, which may be all a part of this astrology. Earthquakes are popping off on the Ring of Fire (Chile, Solomon Islands, Los Angles) and the biggest rattle of Yellowstone since 1980. Russia and the United States are exchanging tough talk, a Nevada rancher had a showdown with the Bureau of Land Management, and in Pennsylvania there was a horrible knife attack at a school.
It’s the personal level where we’ll have more control and a better ability to manage the energy. Being on the Aires/Libra axis there will be a meeting, a consideration of and an intense experience of self-will (Aires) vs. harmony with others (Libra). It would serve you well to pay close attention to the synchronicities as you walk through these arrangements: look for the connections between events, as well as connections between what you say and what others’ say. These connections can act like clues on a treasure map or road markers; they may be pointing the way.
The chart for this eclipse also features Uranus/Mercury conjunct in Aries. There are many suggestions here, not the least of which is a heightened need to communicate personal truths, views, and perceptions. This happening during the eclipse it suggests that there will be a need to let go of ideas (both Mercury and Uranus correlate to thinking one way or another) and that this can be an opportunity to ignite or initiate new ideas.
With Mercury passing through this point, which is a critical degree of the coming Grand Cross, there may insights available as to what this time-period will be all about for you. Certainly with Uranus in the mix the thoughts may be of the future and come to you through flashing insight. This will be a good time to walk around with a small notebook and pen or learn how to use the voice recorder on your phone.
If you can, don't take yourself, others or situations more seriously then you need to--you'll have to think this through, call it the art of "letting go"--because someone will have to take that responsibility. What can you take on as a responsibility relationship wise? This will be at the 25 Degree mark of Aires/Libra so any planets, points, or whichever house this falls in your nativity can offer suggestions, so call and find out what’s happening at this point in your chart.
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