Tag Archives: lunar eclipse

The Blood Moon Tetrad – prophecy and science


Tuesday’s Full Moon eclipse is part of a relatively rare event known as a “Tetrad,” a series of four total lunar eclipses in a row.  While eclipses are not uncommon (we typically see two pairs of eclipses each year although there is often deviation from that pattern), total eclipses are less common and a series of four total lunar eclipses in a row is even more rare. (For more about the eclipse see this earlier article.) In the total eclipse the Moon often seems to glow with an eerie red […]

Full Moon in Scorpio and the first eclipse of 2013


Today’s Full Moon is a powerful one, as I was reminded when it shone through my window and brightened the room into full daylight.  As in every Full Moon, the Sun is opposite the Sun which is in Taurus.  This creates a need to find balance between the equanimity and stability of Taurus with the need for deep regeneration and soul processing of Scorpio.  This Full Moon is a time of going deep within to confront whatever monsters lie deep in the psyche so that they can be put to […]

Preparing for the upcoming Solar Eclipse on July 1


I generally reserve my posts on the faster moving cycles for my Facebook and Twitter pages, but we have a few things going on right now that are worth mentioning here. First, the Sun is moving into a potentially challenging alignment with Uranus and Pluto that will last until the solar eclipse on July 1st.  I see this eclipse event as the trigger for the big Uranus/Pluto square which is as close in July (less than two degrees) as it will be until the two clash for real next year. […]

Post-eclipse wrapup

“So other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?” Some rather significant events happened yesterday, coinciding with the Sagittarius lunar eclipse: Al Qaeda’s former #2, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, has been named the new head of Al Qaeda.  He was thought by many to be the mastermind behind the extremism of Al Qaeda, with Osama bin Laden serving more of a role as religious advisor. Pakistan, our supposed ally in the so-called “war against terror” has arrested the CIA informants that identified bin Laden’s location in Pakistan, confirming the […]

Sagittarius lunar eclipse and Full Moon, June 15 2011

Midsummer full moon

The energy for tomorrow’s lunar eclipse is starting to build, and it’s likely to have a profound effect on many of us. The eclipse will peak at the moment of the Full Moon at 4:14 pm Eastern. This is a Full Moon in Sagittarius, the sign that represents our search for meaning. Sagittarius describes the Truth that we create for ourselves, and the urge for expansion and adventure that drives us in search for that Truth. The Gemini Sun opposes the Sagittarius Moon, urging us to integrate the Gemini/Sagittarius polarity […]

Summer eclipse season is coming


Image from NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, 2003. Solar and lunar eclipses occur when the Moon is either full (opposite the Sun) or “new” (conjunct the Sun), and one of the lunar nodes is located within 15 degrees of a conjunction to the Moon.  As you’ve probably heard me say before, the astrological impact of an eclipse comes from the presence of the lunar nodes. The nodes of the Moon are points in the sky where the Moon crosses the path of the Sun as it is observed from […]

The easy way to navigate the lunar nodes: Rahu-Ketu puja

The nodes of the moon are like signposts that point the way to our destiny, with the South Node describing the influences of the past, and the North Node pointing towards our future.  The Vedic scholars call these points Rahu (North Node) and Ketu (South Node) and while western astrology tends to look at these points as being relatively benign, in Vedic astrology both Rahu and Ketu are considered somewhat malefic.  This is likely partly due to the role that the Nodes play in eclipses (a lunar event is considered […]

Capricorn Full Moon eclipse June 26, complete with Grand Cross

Saturday’s Full Moon is also a partial lunar eclipse, and includes a powerful alignment of seven planets in a Grand Cross formation. Let’s first look at the lunation (lunar event) itself.  The Sun in Cancer is opposed by the Moon in Capricorn, and because the lunar nodes are within 15 degrees of the Moon (in this case the nodes are 8 degrees from the Moon) the lunation becomes an eclipse. This in itself is significant, because the lunar nodes are connected to the evolutionary journey of the soul, from past […]

Full Moon, Blue Moon, Eclipse Moon and Other Planetary News

Once in a Blue Moon, by Sofanya White. A gorgeous big moon followed me home tonight, even though she technically won’t be full until the afternoon of New Year’s Eve.  This is a Blue Moon because it’s the second Full Moon in a month, something that doesn’t happen very often (hence the term “once in a blue moon”).  It’s also an eclipse, because the lunar nodes are involved; however, it’s a partial eclipse and not very powerful astrologically. The Full Moon occurs when the lunar principle of the subconscious inner […]

Full Moon Eclipse and the Mars square

If you’ve been feeling tense and anxious over the past few days, you are not alone!  Mars, planet of aggression and the pure expression of Will, has been in a square formation to Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune.  The square of Mars to Jupiter expands our desires and fuels our physical energy, but also makes us resistant to authority and longing for freedom.  Mars in square to Chiron irritates our sensitive places and induces emotional reactivity.  Mars square to Neptune can erode our confidence and create confusion.  We know we don’t feel […]