Total Lunar Eclipse
Wednesday, Oct. 8 – 3:50 am PT
Fifteen degrees – Twenty-nine minutes of Aries
This total lunar eclipse will be visible to observers before dawn in the Americas and will last 59 minutes.
“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” ~Steve Maraboli
Astrologers have studied eclipses and their effects since the Babylonian Era and have found that they often coincide with earth changes, political upheavals and modern stock market fluctuations. With the advent of external events, eclipses can become powerful indicators of needed change in our personal lives.
As the moon represents cycles, lunar eclipses are a time to look at what is no longer working in our lives, and initiate the ending of a cycle and the beginning of a new one. This will be true for all of us, but especially for those who have Aires or Libra planets in their horoscope because these are the two zodiacal signs in which the lunar eclipses occur. You can expect a lunar eclipse to maintain an influence in your life for as long as it takes for you to resolve the emotional dynamics that it produced.
Mars is the ruling planet of this eclipse in Aries and is creating a grand fire trine with Jupiter and the Moon. Uranus – the planet representing change – along with Venus – Aphrodite’s planet of love – are also closely aligned. These planetary dynamics are creating a favorable time to question your intimate relationship dynamics. Expect this period to reveal inner revelations where change is needed in the area of love. How do you love yourself and how do you love others? And, are you in a state of balance between the two? This eclipse may encourage you to make changes that align with your ability to truly love yourself. As the eclipses create a temporary shadow, you may also find yourself uncovering previously buried emotions that need to be honored so you can express self-love and love towards others in a balanced, healthy and authentic manner.
Eclipses help you to create shifts in your life and encourage you to let go of old patterns that no longer serve you. Eclipses work on three levels: personal, collective and ultimately, the integration of both. Where there is inner uncertainty, an eclipse will encourage you to seek clarity. If you are finding yourself immersed in an underworld of internal struggles or just needing to make change in an important area of your life, this lunar eclipse is the time to ask for assistance in making the changes you desire. Pay close attention to the revelations occurring during this eclipse period, as what was previously hidden gives way to the light.
The ancient sages felt that 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.
The energies of an eclipse can be felt a few days before and after an eclipse. Eclipses always occur in pairs. The second, a partial Solar Eclipse, will occur on October 23, 2014 during the New Moon in Scorpio.
Copyright 2014 by Linda Kaye