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Full Moon Aries Lunar Eclipse October 2013

AriesLunarEclipseThere is a Full Moon 19 October at 26° Aries and a penumbral or appulse lunar eclipse at 10:38am AEST (and therefore not visible on the east coast of Australia), where the Moon is partially obscured by the Earth’s shadow. Of course a lunar eclipse can only occur at the Full Moon, but not every Full Moon has a lunar eclipse. Why is this the case?

Only when the Sun is within 18 degrees of the North or South Node of the Moon can an eclipse can occur. A New or Full Moon that occurs during this time results in an eclipse. The Nodes of the Moon are the points where the orbit of the Moon crosses the ecliptic. This lunar eclipse is 12° away from the Nodes so the Moon is in the outer shadow (penumbra) of the Earth and only a tiny part of the Moon is eclipsed.

The Full Moon, when the Moon and Sun are opposing eack other, is the culmination of the 8 phase cycle. The Moon is very visible in the night sky. This is an objective time where conscious awareness and objectivity replace feelings and psychic impressions. It’s at this time that the cycle’s purpose is realised and we come into full conscious awareness of the intention planted at the New Moon. A Lunar eclipse occurs at the point of maximum stress and acts a catalyst for dramatic change based on previous experience.

This Full Moon eclipse is in Aries, opposing Libra, the sign of the previous New Moon. If you recall, the New Moon brought relationships, social ties and contracts into focus. It was in a T-square with Uranus and Pluto so these connections would be forced to change and/or be severed. This Full Moon in Aries demands that those connections function independent of needs. This time the Sun and Moon are forming a wide T-square with Jupiter in Cancer. Jupiter in Cancer is in exaltation and brings in strongly benevolent feelings towards loved ones. Unfortunatley this can blow out into overprotective and bombastic behaviour, especially in a T-square with an impatient Moon in Aries. There could be a clash of beliefs and impulsive reactions that flare up in an instant.

The Full Moon eclipse is at 26° Aries and belongs to the eclipse series born in June 1238.
Sabian symbol for 26° Aries = A PERSON POSSESSED OF MORE GIFTS THAN THEY CAN HOLD. This symbol describes someone who has more talent, possessions and gifts than most people, yet they may not know what to do with them or how to value them. Abundance is all around us but we can only accommodate and utilse so much. Time to take stock of what you have and employ what’s needed right now. Be grateful for what you do have and use them wisely, one gift at a time.

We must also be mindful that the Pluto-Uranus square operating in the background is almost exact again and will bring about disruptions and breakdowns both on a personal and a global level.

This is an intense Full Moon eclipse.

What are you feeling/experiencing right now?

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Hi. My name is Nikki and I am an astrologer currently working in Melbourne, Australia. On my astrology blog I share what I know to bring you closer to understanding how astrology can be of help to you.

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