May 19th, 2013
A Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse will occur on May 25th, 2013 at 12:24 am EDT at 04 degrees Sagittarius 07 minutes. This is a left over Eclipse from the series of Eclipses we had the last couple of years in Gemini and Sagittarius. Those Eclipses have been aligning us with all the tools of communication so we can be more efficient in our day to day lives. This Eclipse in Sagittarius is reminding us to stay informed and take the high road in all situations. Stay away from gossipy negative people. Maybe this is a little reminder because Saturn is making some pretty intense demands in Scorpio. Saturn moved into Scorpio on October 5th, 2012 and will operate out of that area until September 2015. Saturn is dredging up some old stuff that needs to be cleaned up and let go of. Saturn wants us to make new commitments and investments based on where we are at now. There have been three Eclipses in a row. April 25th was a Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio accompanying Saturn which we will feel for 6 months. That Eclipse is emphasizing what Saturn wants. Responsibility in our relationships. It is time to grow up and set some boundaries. We had a Solar Eclipse on May 9th in Taurus encouraging us to build security and comfort. It is challenging us to defend and protect what we have built. This is an intense time that is asking you to think clearly about what you are doing and where you want to go from here. Change is in the air and you need to have your feet on the ground and your mind tuned in.
Some of the qualities of Sagittarius are travel, education, religion, philosophy, and higher aspirations. Looking to the future. Optimism, friendliness and independence are strong. There is a need for freedom and space. This sign brings restlessness and a desire for sports and adventure. Sagittarius brings zeal for the truth and makes us blurt out just what we are thinking. Here is where we search for the meaning of life. This sign rules the hips, thighs and sciatic nerve. This sign offers experiences, which encourage you to look ahead. Here, your needs are vast; your thirst for a social direction is intense, and with this expanded outlook comes a new philosophy toward life and its meaning. In the house of Sagittarius, the future beckons. You need to look ahead, broaden your horizons, and seek out experiences, which cultivate wisdom.
This Lunar Eclipse is in Sagittarius and the qualities of that sign are brought to light. The degree of this Eclipse in Sagittarius has a Capricorn influence. It is in the Capricorn Dwad. The qualities of the sign Capricorn are also brought to light.
This is the sign of social responsibility. You build your foundations in the outside world. What mark will you make? What will you contribute? Capricorn describes the need to define your social territory, to find security within your social level. Its house describes where you are territory-conscious, where you need to feel secure. Here, you need respect, recognition, and approval from the outside world. The responsibilities and limitations encountered in this area of your life involve finding a responsible social place and establishing security within it. The challenge for this house in your chart is perseverance and hard work. While things may not come easily here, efforts will be rewarded, if your energies are channeled constructively. Patience is necessary; if one path is blocked, find another.
This Full Moon also a Lunar Eclipse is bringing out the expansiveness of Sagittarius and the limitations of Capricorn. A Lunar Eclipse has more power than a regular Full Moon and its effects last longer. A Lunar Eclipse influences us for 6 months, and is triggered about 90 days after it happens. Our minds need to be open now to learn new things. The Planet Jupiter is the ruler of this lunation. Jupiter is in Gemini joined with Venus and Mercury. This adds the opportunity to connect with information that is needed to move forward. This is a wonderful grouping of energy bringing positivity and a feeling of well-being. The Sun is also in Gemini and the focus is how we use what we are learning. This Lunar Eclipse is square to Neptune. Neptune is challenging things. Choose carefully because Neptune can lead you into illusions. Maybe the distractions from Neptune are necessary to help you let go of things that you need to move past. Mars is in Taurus helping to keep your feet on the ground. Neptune may just be asking you to take a little time out to meditate and breathe.
Saturn is the co-ruler of this lunation because it is the ruler of Capricorn. We can't forget Saturn in Scorpio saying there is no free lunch. There is a price to pay for everything. You need to clean up and get your life under control. You may have to simplify things so you can see better. With Neptune involved glamorizing things you may find out that what you get into isn't as good as it appeared in the beginning. Get a second opinion on whatever you are doing. You will be under this influence for 6 months.
Uranus in Aries encouraging change, authenticity and new beginnings is square to Pluto in Capricorn requiring a deep cleansing in the basic structure of our lives. Uranus and Pluto are in a first quarter square since June 24th, 2012. They will dance around in this square until the Spring of 2015. This Cycle started in 1966 when they joined in the middle of Virgo. The seeds were planted then to become healthy, holistic, greener, less greedy, bring equality and to become more conscious in the total scheme of things. What part are you playing in contributing to a healthier more conscious environment? One step at a time. This energy is operating in the background and gets triggered from time to time when there is something that needs to be cleaned up or at the very least noticed. It is time to be present in your life.
THE SABIAN SYMBOL: AN OLD OWL UP IN A TREE
This is a symbol of the necessary element of steadiness in human affairs, and of the extent to which the demonstrated and widely accepted values of life must have their full and functioning part in the immediate reality with which an individual may be seeking stability or a universal compulsion to whatever seems t call to his own deeper and private potentialities. Emphasized especially is the real dignity of self-respect. The keyword is NORMALITY. When positive, the degree is exceptional wisdom or effective self-restraint in each detail of personal accomplishment, and when negative, self-betraying intellectual and emotional smugness.
“Sabian Symbols” Marc Edmund Jones.
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