October 18, 2013 25º Aries 45‘ 7:38 pm
A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the shadow of the Moon is on the Earth which happens approximately every six months when the Sun, Earth and Moon are perfectly aligned. The Earth is sitting in the middle, when the Moon is on the far side of the Earth from the Sun and there is a Full Moon. Two days before and a day after a Lunar Eclipse is usually very frenzied so expect to be a little anxious. If the Eclipse is in your birth sign or on your Ascendant you will find that you wake up close to 4am. Know for sure that you life will be dramatically changed forever. And, it will all be good!!
A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will take place on October 18, 2013, the second of three Lunar Eclipses in 2013. This Lunar Eclipse will occur as the Moon passes in front of the constellation of Aries at 25º45’ at exactly 7:38pm and is in exact alignment with the Earth moving opposite the Moon in front of the constellation of Libra at 25º45’. It will be visible from the Americas and Africa and will be affecting people born with personal planets and points at approx- imately 20 to 30 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) most significantly. Your individual Astrological chart will show the effect of this Eclipse on your life! The House where this Eclipse falls in your personal chart will determine what part of YOUR life is affected. Consult your Personal Astrologer for more information and be sure to have your date, place and time (on your birth certificate!) of birth handy so she can do your chart for you!
The Lunar Eclipse in Aries emphasizes the need to work with others and demands some degree of compromise and accommodation. It’s better to sit on the fence, gather some information and mull over things over than than race ahead impulsively. Though the spotlight is on Aries and Libra, we will all feel pushed to the max as we begin to live in the present moment. Keep in mind: all Lunar Eclipses are powerful Full Moons that are ‘course correctors’ and are meant to change your life often in a way that is completely unexpected!! This Lunar Eclipse also emphasize alternative ways to make life work instead of acting as if there’s only one road to fulfillment. Beliefs may not hold up in the face of changing circumstances that require flexibility instead of certainty. Asking questions reveals options that multiply choices, creating confusion – for some – but freeing most of us from rigid thinking and excessive judgment. As the Earth’s shadow crosses the Moon, we must remember that it is the unification of opposing forces that create life: Sun and Moon, light and dark, masculine and feminine, etc.. This eclipse in Aries could rock relationships. It IS meant to free your mind and force strong feelings to the surface. You must make a choice and take a stand on principles that may likely displease someone else – yet being true to yourself is the higher calling. As you know, earthlings tend to be more emotionally expressive during a Full Moon. A Lunar Eclipse emphasizes this emotional reaction.
One of the most dynamic places for an eclipse to occur is when it falls on your Sun (in this case, Aries). This happens if an eclipse falls on or near your birthday. This ushers in an important year because the Sun rules your very identity, your individuality and your sense of being a unique person. The Sun also rules your vitality and your health to a large degree. Since an eclipse automatically ushers in change and transformation, it brings in a year of making important contacts and critical decisions. While there are several variables involved in interpreting an eclipse to see if it will increase or decrease the recognition and admiration coming to you, it will sometimes cause you to become a little accident-prone. With either this eclipse or an eclipse falling exactly six months before or after your birthday (180 days or close to it), it is important to guard your health and maintain your regular check ups.
Psychic sensitivity, spiritual instincts and emotional connectedness are aroused as the environment becomes a little unstable. This unstable environment occurs because there is change in the electromagnetic energy that affects us mentally and neurologically. There will be some stress as blockages will begin to crumble and then there will be a feeling of freedom. The good news is that creative and artistic qualities will be discovered as you let go of beliefs that don’t correspond with your current reality!! A new hairdo, new clothes, a NEW YOU emerges!! Keep in mind that all of this is good and part of your pattern of growth as you take on a proactive approach to living. You will finally drum up the courage to make necessary life corrections! Enjoy!