Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries, October 8, 2014

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Like it or not, this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 15° 05′ Aries on October 8, 2014 03:51 AM PDT, may stir the pot! Eclipses are potent reminders of lessons to be learned. The Aries Moon conjoins Uranus opposing the Libra Sun conjunct Venus with Pluto in Capricorn forming a T-Square with both. As much as the Libra Sun and Venus would like to keep the peace, the other planets involved are too powerful and too intransigent. It might be necessary to revisit the issues we dealt with last April when the cardinal Grand Cross was in full force.

There is another important factor at work in this chart and that is a Kite Pattern which includes the luminaries. It is a fire and air Kite with the Grand Trine composed of the Aries Moon conjunct Uranus, Mars in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Leo. The Libra Sun-Venus conjunction is the grace note that makes this a Kite. Filtering the energy and enthusiasm of fire through Libra’s poised, graceful intellect may be exactly what is needed to come up with workable solutions and prevent fatal standoffs. A key ingredient to making this work is listening to all sides of the issues with an open mind even if we are under fire.

Getting people to calm down enough to hear what is being offered is going to be challenging because those who feel their emotional independence is threatened (Aries Moon conjunct Uranus) may be willing to go to great extremes to remove those threats, real or imagined. Pluto in Capricorn probably won’t help either and he could tie Venus in Libra’s hand via the tight square between those two planets. When people don’t feel there are enough available resources to go around, matters can deteriorate in a hurry. Hard Venus-Pluto aspects can result in “poverty consciousness.”

A wide trine between newly retrograde Mercury in Scorpio and compassionate Neptune in Pisces may soften hearts enough to allow more kindness to enter. Those of us who unfailingly practice kindness and tolerance in our daily lives really do make a difference even if it feels like one tiny drop of water at a time. Hey, all those drops can all add up to an ocean after all.

Saturn in Scorpio is essentially sitting this one out except for conjoining Ceres in Scorpio. This makes me think of the kind of tough love good parents dish out. Knowing how to set healthy boundaries is an art form we all need to learn. I have met vanishingly few people over the course of my life that excelled at it . . . it is a rare gift.

Something I would like to add is eclipses, like Mercury retrogrades, usually happen several times a year and most of us hardly even know they happen unless we are fortunate enough to view one. Please don’t be alarmed by all the hype swirling around. There have been so many times in my own life when what seemed tragic at the time turned out for the best.

Allow the magic of the Kite Pattern to lift you high enough to gain needed perspective during this Aries Full Moon. Often when we see the big picture we finally realize the changes being demanded of us are part of our personal process and need to be faced head on. Be both kind and brave!

On a personal note: This could turn out to be a whiz bang of a lunar eclipse Full Moon for me because the Kite Pattern makes the tightest connection to my chart with the lunar axis conjoining/opposing my Libra Moon exactly and Mars in Sagittarius closely trine my natal Pluto in Leo. This may create so much activity I won’t have time to sort it all out until the dust settles!

A thought I had about Pluto’s role for me personally has to do with how slowly Pluto moves and the need to use very small orbs. The final Uranus-Pluto square in March 2015 will exactly aspect my Moon. Until then I consider Pluto out of orb. Pluto has had his way with my poor Moon from the beginning since I have a close natal sextile between them, and is the reason I am far less attached to material possessions than most people in my family. After Pluto conjoined my Moon several times during the later 1970’s, it was years before I was willing to acquire more than I could easily pack in a few boxes. Dealing with the trusts my parents put in place to protect their assets from taxes has been a huge pain and will undoubtedly get far worse when my father dies. There is a lot to be said for living a simple, frugal life.

I have a feeling I may be even more grateful for the quietly sobering effect of Saturn and Ceres in Scorpio sitting on the midpoint between my natal Mars and Mercury on the twelfth house side of my Ascendant. Transiting Mercury is poised to make a second pass over my Libra Sun and that should prove helpful too for patiently reviewing the information bound to come cascading down.

One thing becoming increasingly clear to me is the need to be firm about not being pushed into making choices without having a chance to review all the pertinent data first. 😀


2 responses to “Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries, October 8, 2014

  1. This eclipse is also the last pass of Pluto square my Aries moon at 11.20. Uranus has just passed this moon, and is trine my natal Uranus in Leo, trine Saturn in Sagittarius. This long transit to my moon followed Pluto square my Libra Sun at 4.51. It has been a strange and difficult decade (or more, as my Venus and Mercury in Virgo were hit first). My career, my artistic life, my health, my finances, my location, my friendships have all been turned upside down, some have completed ended. I laugh that it was probably a good thing that I was single when this started, as I doubt a close relationship would have survived. On the day of the eclipse I should hear whether I have secured bridging finance to buy a house in a lovely place where I hope I can find some peace and healing. Even if I get the go ahead, there is the risk of selling my house to fund this, and that is territory I normally wouldn’t venture into. But having faced down destruction quite a few times through this period, I am not as petrified as I used to be, though mindful of the very real risks. Be interesting to see if this eclipse brings more loss, or a potential for future change.

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