Shadow of the earth, the ides of June…full moon lunar eclipse June 15th 2011
Emotional eclipse time! Like a total eclipse of the heart, the shadow of the earth, will fully cross the lunar surface, this ides of June. This leads us into the solstice, a week later. It is a powerful time of year anyhow, when we review, how our year is taking shape and also amend, what needs to be shifted, in order to resemble what we envision, for the rest of our year. The total lunar eclipse leaves the moon naked and vulnerable. She is willing us now, to find out what’s deep in our hearts and for us to, also bravely show the world, our vulnerability and naked selves. She is conjunct the north node of our destiny and, in joining forces on this point she is showing us truly, where we want to go. On the opposite side of the axis Sol, is making a conjunction to mercury and the south node of our collective past. This is bringing to light where our thinking is wrong and what we need to let go of, in order to make amends with our futures. It’s a time of choice, change and letting go, but it’s also a time of wonder, joy and renewal, no wonder we are all a bit waked.
In the eclipse chart most of the planets, centurs and asteroids are in the northern hemisphere during the eclipse. This tells of collective experiences, not personal ones so what ever happens, from here, over the next six months of the projected eclipse period, it is happening to us all. We are all sharing the blame, the pain, the struggle and the survival. Eventually we will emerge like the phoenix and all of us together reap the rewards of this experience, our destinies, dreams, forward movement, newness, excitement, joy and resolution. Are you ready for it?
This chart is a very busy chart, and that means we will be busy also, everyone’s running around madly and everyone’s got an agenda, just watch out. The eclipse itself, takes place across the First/seventh house axis. These houses speak of self and partners and it’s here, we head it off. Again the boarder collective is the theme, so don’t take it personal. We are all getting the full experiential leaning curve here, and then some… so take it easy be gentle with yourself and others if possible…as everyone is digging down hard on this one, to come out with better relating skills and a more peaceful cohabitation of this blue planet we share.
Firstly Venus is on the ascendant, in the chart, for this eclipse (here in Australia). So she colors this eclipse with her special loving values and sensibilities, she’s got her sister moons back, at this time, remember the moon is vulnerable, but Venus is strong in the first house, and she is feisty and independent, going fast through Gemini, its time to talk truth her truth the way she sees it. Venus being in the sign of the twins, so Its like the universe is asking us to meditate on our two loves, The love of self and the self in love, trying to find the balance between the two is tricky for all of us, but Venus is running this gauntlet and showing us these things, like who do we love? Who do we love the most? Ourselves? Our world? Our lovers? Who is important? How do we justify our love? What can we share with each other about love? And such….Venus is telling us the answers to all these questions and asking us to hear her. She also telling us she will no longer play, selfless love victim, with her square to Neptune (higher love) conjunct (joined) Chiron (our earthly wounding). She’s got new ideas, and not afraid to tell us so and choose herself and go it alone, but not in a selfish way!
Like a super human modern feminist, Venus in Gemini loves herself and values her ideals. If life doesn’t fit into her vision, she simply won’t have it, and she moves on. Nothing….not fantasy, not woundedness, not wanderlust and not some hot and heavy Mars will stop her, in that quest for true love…. The love she finds in herself. These ideas are germinating and gaining ground in the collective, they will manifest in our lives later in the year, as this eclipse chart has a range of six months or more, so we can expect to be dealing, with these issues, over this period.
There are two grand trines in this chart that should get a mention, one is an air trine and the other is an earth trine. The first is involves Saturn (responsibility), Venus (our love) and Pallace Athena (feminine warrior), This is favorable for solidifying these Venusians ideals, its time for the feminine to step up to the plate and fight for what she believes, no more waiting as Saturn stations direct, she is moving forward and her time is now with Pallace in this trine also with Saturn, this will get serious. With our humanity in mind, these to feminine planets get tough and really work on them selves they are going to manifest their true selves, weather anyone likes it or not and they will work hard on this over the next six months, it’s a time pregnant with possibilities, as long as we do the work.
The other grand trine is with Juno (soul mates), Sedna (deep feeling feminine) and the Vertex (higher path), making an earth trine to each other. This placement grounds us, and our wants and needs come to the for, our deepest feelings surface about, who we belong with and what will bring us the greatest happiness. These planets are joining to truly manifest something real in all our lives, making us hold out for the best and brightest and highest realities, but it may also mean leaving some not so good realities behind, if we want the doors to our futures to open and allow us to move into that reality.
Jupiter is sextiling mercury and the sun so expect lots of expansion around communication and things to come to light. Information that you didn’t have before will be available, and from this point your able to make a more informed decision based on these new truths presented. Speaking of mercury, he is talking with everyone he can, in the first house he is the trickster he is on a mission to pick up, fight, love, hate, and settle scores. He is actually in favorable aspect to some of the feminine planets that mars is picking a fight with and at the same time he is squaring off to some of the planets mars is in cahoots or favorable negotiations with. And although mars and mercury don’t actually have an aspect to each other this speaks of underhandedness towards each other, old resentments surface, secrets lies and manipulation, so all these things you though were hidden or would never change come out under this eclipse. We get a chance to expose them and evict them from our lives. This makes Mars and the masculine, very confused as to where to step and he sits in the 12th house hidden sulky, frustrated and frozen. To help him come out of his cave, it would be well to make sure we try to reach out to the mars in your life, weather in yourself or in someone else, and try to let them know that there is such a thing as forgiveness, and understanding.
Luna is making very favorable aspects to some of mercury’s friends here and squaring some of Mars’s. She is making it clear who’s side she is on, and even though Merc and Moon are opposing each other across the elliptical, they are communicating positively on some level with Pallace (feminine warrior), Vesta (hearth and home goddess) Chiron (essential wounds) and Neptune (Higher love). Mercury and moon are constructively communicating about these themes, to each other, and are coming to an agreement of sorts, about essential issues; where we want to belong…. who we want to be with….what steps we take to get there……and how do we let go of our wounds. They will come to a relatively peaceful consensus and a calm mood will prevail. Giving us a sense of establishing the heart mind balance, we all so very much need in these times. As always the planets reflect our selves and we reflect the planets, so keep that in mind when you are compelled to act out this full moon.