Total Lunar Eclipse
Saturday, December 10, 6:36 am – PT
Eighteen degrees – Ten minutes of Gemini
Early Saturday morning will herald the final Eclipse of 2011. This last Eclipse and the Winter Solstice on December 21 will mark the end of a powerful and amazing Astrological year!
It will be partially visible to observers in North America on the West Coast and will last 61 minutes. The Moon will be near the zenith for observers in Alaska and British Colombia at the moment of its maximum Eclipse.
Endings are especially emphasized as 2011 comes to a close under this powerful energy.Lunar eclipses always occur under a Full Moon and are a time to look at what is no longer working in your life. It is a time to initiate endings and explore new prospects. This will be true for all of us, but especially for those who have Gemini or Sagittarius planets in their horoscope because these are the two zodiacal signs in which this Eclipse falls.
Mercury is the ruling planet of Gemini and is currently retrograde in Sagittarius, the sign connected with the center of our Galaxy. The center of our Galaxy is associated with spiritual wisdom and truth consciousness. Therefore, with Mercury retrograde at this zodiac sign we are encouraged to question any beliefs that are limiting us and to seek our personal truth. Mars – the warrior god of action – is producing a challenging atmosphere under this eclipse. Eclipses create temporary shadows and under Mars’ combatant influence we may be surprised when revelations instigate heated emotional disputes. In this case, Mars may also cause a lack of motivation and energy—a great time to become internal and contemplative.
Coinciding with earth changes, political upheavals and stock market fluctuations, Eclipses can become powerful indicators of needed transformation in our personal lives.Lunar energies govern domestic matters, the feminine principal and the water element. These energies encourage us to examine our emotions, and create and hold intentions for change in our lives. For this reason, Eclipses, as well as New and Full Moons, are particularly potent times to meditate or perform ritual and ceremony.
The energies of an Eclipse can be felt a few days before and after an occurrence and the ancient sages believed eclipses were a time for meditation and learning; a special time to honor the spiritual aspects of your life. Try to keep your schedule light, remain internally focused, eat only pure foods, and do not consume alcohol. The veil between Earth and the heavens is thinner during an eclipse, allowing you to more easily connect to the eternal universal wisdom that is your divine essence.
I have written and presented Astrological, spiritual and scientific information on the individual and collective changes occurring on our beautiful planet for quite some time now. Every day we are witness to the continuation of an unstoppable and unprecedented global mass awakening. This awakening is an assurance of many more exciting changes to come that will require conscious, peaceful collaboration from each of us. Astrologically, this month—December 2011—is an especially important time to meditate and come together in love, prayer, and sacred ceremony for the celebration of life and the invocation of peace on Earth.
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