The Earth blocks the light from the Sun for a few minutes or hours.
Often we believe there are obstacles blocking us from what we want. That if only this or that would change, our condition would improve. Could it be merely a shadow which only exists from a particular perspective? If we changed our position, there would be no shadow, no obstacle? This is a good time to examine what you believe is standing in your way and then shift your position in relation to ‘what you want’.
Some people believe that eclipses open portals between dimensions and that souls come and go between the Earth and the other side at this time. There is a whole area of astrology which deals with the closest eclipse before your birth.
This Full Moon Lunar Eclipse occurs in the sign of Libra represented by the scales. The only sign that is not represented by a creature – animal or human. And yet, its natural house, the 7th is the house of partnership.
It is the third of four total lunar eclipses in a row. Eclipses run on a 19 year cycle. The last one that occurred at these degrees of Aries/Libra were on April 3, 1996. What was important in your life at that time? Do you even remember what you were doing?
During this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse the Sun is within 2 degrees of conjunction with Uranus and is square Pluto, so all that energy of the Pluto/Uranus square is activated once again. Take care to think before you speak or act. Impulsiveness during this holiday weekend (Easter and Passover) with family or friends could make things dicey for you for the next six months or so until the next set of eclipses occur.
The week following the eclipse if full of astrological events as well. The Sun square Pluto exactly on April 5, conjuncts Uranus on April 6. Mercury will square Pluto on April 7 and conjunct Uranus April 8. Again, be careful about not developing ‘hoof and mouth disease’ that is, ‘open mouth insert foot’.
Naturally all this will affect you even more if you have planets at the midpoint of the cardinal signs.
On April 8, Jupiter will turn direct in Leo after its four month retrograde period. Stephanie Austin says this is a particularly potent time for those with Pluto in Leo (1937-58) or Uranus in Leo (1955-62). She says they are “primed to take a leap of faith and manifest their soul intentions now”. Since everyone in those categories are ‘senior citizens’ more or less, it’s now or never baby. If not now, when?
Uranus resides over long term memory. Lately I have been remembering events from my childhood that had a huge impact on my life. My parents divorced when I was around 7. I had been an only child and the light of my father’s eye. When I was 9 my Dad remarried - a woman with 4 children – one girl around my age. The first time I went to their house and saw her on my Dad’s lap my little heart broke. I had been replaced, or so it felt at the time. My Dad had always wanted a lot of children. He just thought ‘the more the merrier’ not realizing that I was unwilling to share his lap with anyone else. He had not really rejected me. I guess he thought I would be happier being with other children – not being ‘lonely’ anymore. But, of course, that was not how I saw it. When I remembered this event during my meditation the other day, I cried. I saw how this moment, which lasted less than a minute, had affected me all my life. How I have taken so much as rejection when the other person was merely inviting me to open up to more love.
While the memory explained a lot, the ‘event’ only lasted a moment. One moment of emotional pain that echoed throughout my life.
My next question is – was that a ‘set-up’ a ‘defining moment’ that echoed past life events that I agreed to work on in this lifetime? With SN in Scorpio in the third house, (the house of siblings) was this part of the signature that I came in with. If my parents had not divorced and rather had more children, I would have lost my place as ‘favorite’ every time another child was born. With Pluto in Leo square my nodes, perhaps this was part of my ‘skipped step’. The point is – everything is grist for the mill. We are here to learn. Whatever insights or memories that surface are not ‘excuses’ for depression or suffering. Rather they show you when certain triggers or buttons were created in us. Our job is to defuse them – unhook the charge.
In addition my dreams have closely echoed my daytime thoughts and actions such that I have gotten more useful insights about what course of action to take.
I have had more and more moments of clear awareness – feeling myself totally in the NOW. Uranus can bring us sudden insights; access to deeply hidden memories still stored in our consciousness from both this lifetime and past lives; and even innovative and intuitive hits we never had before. This can all happen in a flash, so try to keep something close at hand to write it all down with. You may think you could never forget that intensely interesting idea you just had, but believe me…like the stars fade at dawn, the idea could slip away like water down a drain. Write it down!
All of this is to serve as an example of the kinds of information that is available to all of us now and how to work with it.
We are all here now for a particular purpose. It is sort of ‘programmed’ into us, just like a flower knows when to open and for how long, or a chick knows when to break open its shell. The more we can be in balance and alignment, the less interference there will be in our natural unfolding. Shadows are not real. They only represent blocked light.