Saturday, March 28, 2015

Total Lunar Eclipse April 4, 2015

There will be a Total Lunar Eclipse on Saturday, April 4, @ 20 deg. Virgo. This is the third of the four so-called "Blood Moons" sequence. Although there are on average 2 Lunar and 2 Solar eclipses each year, usually at least some of them are partial eclipses. But starting a year ago (first one was April 15, 2014) there are 4 total lunar eclipses in a row, at roughly 6 months intervals. The last of the series will be 6 months from now, on September 28.
This Lunar Eclipse will be directly opposite Uranus, which is positioned on the other side of the zodiac, @ 22 deg Pisces. Thus the energy of the planet of Freedom & Rebellion, and Sudden Unexpected Events, will influence any outcomes from this eclipse. Eclipses project their effects several months into the future. Along with the October 8, 2014 eclipse, which was conjunct Uranus, the April 4th eclipse sets up a pattern for volatility and violence for 2015.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mercury Conjunct Neptune, New Moon & Total Solar Eclipse

On Wednesday, March 18, Mercury will be exactly conjunct Neptune, @13 deg Aquarius. The planet of Rational Thinking combines with the planet of Dreams & Fantasies. This may be good for the Creative Imagination, but otherwise, the result is Confusion, Obfuscation, and Mistakes. Since Mercury is also the planet of Communications, therefore The Media, we have to remember that the Media will likely be even less truthful than usual. This energy pattern manifests for a couple of days before and after as well, so basically the whole week is suspect.
The New Moon, and Total Solar Eclipse, will be on Friday, March 20. This marks the beginning of the Hindu Lunar Month of Chaitra, named for the nakshatra of the Full Moon, Chitra, except that this year, the Full Moon will actually fall in the previous nakshatra, Hasta (on April 4). Traditionally, the Chaitra New Moon is the Lunar New Year, and is considered important for determining how the next 12 months will play out. Therefore, it is especially significant that this New Moon happens to be a Solar Eclipse. Eclipses signal forth-coming changes.
The Eclipse will be visible from the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, and over to Russia, but the Moon will only be seen to completely obscure the disc of the Sun if you are hanging out in the North Atlantic Ocean. Due to the Solar Eclipse, as well as the Lunar Eclipse of the month's Full Moon (April 4) the energy of this lunar month is considered Compromised, i.e., the coming 4 weeks are Weakened for any favorable events.
And, in addition:
The Spring Equinox is on March 20. On this day, the duration of Day and Night is (approximately) equal. The Sun is directly above the Celestial Equator (equator of the Earth projected into space). This marks the first day of the Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. In Vedic Astrology, this is a Sankranti, an ingress, and therefore the days of, previous to, and afterwards, are considered Weak for doing any actions that have long lasting material significance. It is however, auspicious for spiritual practices.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Mercury enters Aquarius, Mars conjunct Uranus, Venus enters Aries

Mercury enters Aquarius on Sunday, March 8. After spending 2 months in Capricorn (due to going through a retrograde period), Mercury finally moves on in the zodiac. The planet of Rational Thinking, Information, and Communication will be in the sign of the Social Scientist for the next three weeks. While in Aquarius, Mercury combines with the planet of Dreams, Neptune. The exact conjunction will be March 18. The planet of Rational Thinking plus the planet of Fantasy in the sign of the Humanitarian leads to Idealism, but is not a combination for realism.
Mars will be exactly conjunct Uranus on Wednesday, March 11, @ 20 deg Pisces. The planet of Aggression and Violence combines with the planet of Sudden Unexpected Events all this week. This is a recipe for Accidents, Natural Disasters, Terrorist Acts, etc. The energy pattern has been forming since Mars entered Pisces in mid-February, and is now at its peak. This energy can manifest in the form of violence caused by humans, or in the natural world.
Venus enters Aries on Thursday, March 12. The planet of Romance, Harmony, Agreement, and Finances enters the pro-active sign of the Pioneer. Might be good for a Romantic Adventure; but not particularly reliable. The good news is that Venus now separates from Mars, Uranus, & Ketu, and will be able to operate without interference for a few weeks, at least until Mars enters Aries on March 23.