Lunar Eclipse December 2011 – Turn On!

The Lunar Eclipse on 10 December 2011 is at 18º Gemini 10′. We have the Eclipse (Sun opposite Moon) making a T square to Ceres and the Moon is quincunx Venus. Moon is on Rigel on Orion, the Sun opposition comes from Sabik in Ophuichus famous for it’s “success in evil deeds”. The South Node conjunct the Moon makes it a total Lunar eclipse. In a total Lunar eclipse the earth gets in-between the Sun and the Moon and totally blots out the full Moon, beforehand the Moon will turn a blood red. We have our body interrupting the flow of the ego to the emotions. This as a great opportunity for healing. Any physical symptoms that come up at this time are telling us blatantly what’s up with our minds. The Moon is conjunct the centaur Thereus which emphasizes the Centaurs dilemma of whether to listen to to the beast or the man.

December 2011 Lunar Eclipse Aspects

The closest aspect is the Moon quincunx Venus, “wants everyone to be happy, loving and congenial, but they can be obsessive in their pursuit of fairness and perfection. Because of their perfectionist quirk, these subjects.. get far too upset too easily, which draws them into very un-peaceful fights.” In the next six months we could be reviewing our paradoxical nature, our saying we want a fairer, peaceful and equal society while still coveting luxury items like the latest android phone or ipad.

We have an eclipse T-square. This aspect pattern seeks stability, so it will over overcompensate by leaning even more heavily on the apex planet, in this case is Ceres. What does this mean for the planet?! Over-farming, GM foods, clambering for yet more material goods? Or will we start to value the other side of Ceres, which is a respect for nature and the appreciation of the treasure we have in our families. There are two aspects in the T-square:

Moon square Ceres “They must be careful however that their saving doesn’t turn into a saviour complex, as when this aspect warps, it warps big. The subject can either be the “smothered” or the “smothering”  Sun square Ceres is easier; “The dynamism of this combination yields a large selection of successful, hardworking and prolific subjects…. There seems to be a theme of loss, abuse and pain. These people seem to triumph over adversity.”

The feeling from the whole set up seems to be a desperate need to make things right. There is a real reforming spirit from that Moon/Venus which shows a need to create a peaceful Utopia and I think this T-square with Ceres as Mother earth being at the Sun/Moon midpoint mirrors beautifully the actual physical event of a Lunar eclipse.

The  Moon is conjunct Asteroid Thereus. Thereus can be a bit too eager to prove how butch he is, just like some women can go completely overboard with mothering (Ceres) or peacemaking (Venus). These extremes of polarity and disconnection are an ongoing human dilemma. The centaurs are yet another expression of the divided soul. As a centaur, Thereus seems to show the widest gap between the two sides, but they are also very clear-cut.

Lunar Eclipse on Fixed Star Rigel

This is generally a really lucky star giving glory, riches, fame and happiness. But with the Moon, Rigel really stinks! “Much worry and disappointment, injuries to life and fortune, sickness, ill health or death to wife or mother. [2]

BUT… here is the big but. Didn’t we just say right in the beginning, that the Earth/Ceres blots out this malefic influence and stops this Moon being lit up by the Sun? So it’s like the Sun, the ego, is inflaming the situation. Earth/Ceres does her job of mediation, cooling the angry red moon down. Since the Sun is on venomous Sabik we don’t want any of his “Evil deeds” being activate anyway. Ceres brings the much needed balance. Nature corrects herself. The death of the mother could be literal, but most likely it will mean death to bad habits, ingrained family programming, acting on auto-pilot and the sheep mentality that allows us to carry out the Sun’s “Evil deeds” without awareness or question. The Moon rules the public.

“Injuries to fortune”? Read, injures to our technological chattels perhaps? Ceres steps in to break the circuit, the TV transmissions that keep us asleep. The incessant buzz of technology and Wi-Fi is off so our brains can switch ON. Rigel is on the foot, the part that was stung by the Scorpion.  Legend has it that Gaia the goddess of the earth sent the Scorpionic punishment because Orion boasted he could exterminate all the creatures on earth. Again we have the theme of nature correcting exaggerated pride and extreme behaviour.

Lunar Eclipse Tarot – Wheel Of Fortune

It is quite strange synchro that I picked this card when the preceding Solar Eclipse November 25 is conjunct Asteroid Fortuna and has a very strong Jupiter influence. I guess that means that the theme of fate continues and with Ceres it is still about “what ye shall sow, so shall you reap”. The Wheel Of Fortune, Jupiter and Orion all talk about the meteoric rise to fame which can very often test our integrity, we must always remember to keep one foot on the ground and remain centred and focused. Otherwise like Orion, a wee Arachnida will come and bring us down a good few pegs.

Lunar Eclipse December 2011 Keywords

Pennies from heaven, the penny drops, bravado, poncing, pouncing, custody, custard crème, sickly sweet, sentimentality, Rom-coms, Rambo’s, he-men, Barbie dolls, baby dolls, booby traps, booby jobs, gold-diggers, gold miners, golden time, mommy dearest, smothery love, Brother Lee Love, Cupid Stunt, death by chocolate, death by Sting, we are spirits… in the material world, Eye for an eye, Eye for an iphone, going off grid, ecological activists, active ecoli, injures to fortune, injuries to itune, turn on – tune out, fleeching, fleeing, cellphoning cell phonies, radio active meat, GM foods, technology gone mad, entrepreneurs, conspicuous consumption, junk-food obesity, edible plastic, living in the plastic age, revenge of the nerds, revenge of the earth, angry mother, earthing oneself, lessons in humility, plant wisdom, connection with nature, breaking the circuit, turning off the program.

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Author: Marina Macario

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  1. I am not to sure what a lunar eclipse means other than perhaps some sort of culmination of an emotional “state of mind” . I am curious though, about the upcoming lunar eclipse December 10th, 2011, as it falls exactly in opposition to my natal sun (5th house).

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  2. I always seem to be significantly affected by eclipses (most often in relationship areas)… Except for the last one which I have yet to figure out it’s meaning for the last one in July – which *seemed* rather uneventful. I knew this December eclipse is in my sign of Gemini so I re-read Marina’s post and pulled out the chart she did with my last reading earlier this year. Not sure why I didn’t realize it before, but my sun is 18deg 56′ in Gemini! Was the July eclipse just the calm before the storm?! This December eclipse falls in my 7th house so I’d welcome any insight into how I might be affected. Having a toxic mother I’d welcome the death of her influence, but, while i wish her no ill will, I’ve come to realize sadly, I will never truly be free of her until she does pass on to her next life and as a person with a personality disorder boy, has she sown some bad karma in this life! Anyway, as I said I would welcome any insight to what my be on the horizon for me -especially in non parental areas of my life, from this upcoming eclipse…

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    • Hi Kristi,
      So my AC is conjunct your Sun! I empathize with you totally about the mother thing. Since the eclipse is in your 7th it will probably effect how your mother has effected your relationships over the years, hopefully this eclipse will signify death of that influence if it has been a negative one, which of course would be a good thing:) I am hoping for much the same thing as this will be opposed my DC of course. And I also am 10 000 away from the “influence” which sort of helps….;)

    • Hi Marina.. I’ve had a crazy busy week and finally catch up on my Darkstar reading. :) The commentary on all your posts is always interesting & informative and this one is especially so! I appreciate your insight re: overcoming my mother’s influence on my relationships… that has certainly been a theme in my life directly/indirectly given her relationship choices in my childhood set me up for many years of my own dysfunctional relationships. It was only when the psychopath came into my life that I was “forced” to confront the origins of my beliefs about relationships… I am hoping that since this eclipse falls in my 7th house (if in my limited astrology understanding!) it’ll bring forth a healthy relationship opportunity! Anyway enough about me- thanks as always for the reply and for this amazing forum!

  3. The lunar eclipse of December 10, 2011 falls in my eighth house conjunct my natal sun at 18 degrees Geminii (birthdate June 9, 1962) It’s difficult for me to picture if there’s any “major circumstance” of my life which needs to end, other than the fact that I haven’t had a close intimate boyfriend in over nine years. I had remained good friends with my last boyfriend, yet he passed tragically several years after we broke-up….This romantically quiet period of my life (although far from being sexually quiet) is something I’d enjoy seeing a transformation of. As well, I recognize the last time of this Gem-Sag lunar eclipse series was 18 years ago, and that sometimes one can find parallels with the situations of that time frame of life. I was in my early thirties then, frustrated with the relationship I was in because I had wanted a family& children and he didn’t. Shortly after the Gemi-Sag eclipse series/in my 2nd-8tb house/ I broke-up with that boyfriend and found a wonderful apartment where I’ve lived (most of the years since then) as a single. I’ve dated so much yet I feel it’s now time to create intimacy and communication at a deeper level. I’m mot sure, but what’s ending for me at this full moon total lunar eclipse? I feel it’s my fear of becoming more intimate.

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  4. Hi Marina, as much I am reading about astrology and Lunar Eclipse on December 10, I become so scared. It’s such a confusion in my head, because there is so different explanation.At the and, I don’t know what to fallow and where to look in my chart. Please can you help me! Can you tell me where this eclipse will fall in my chart (how to find it), and how it will affect me. As a Libra (October 1. 1958) I already pass through a hell last two years,and I know I have one more.Does it have something with my 3 years long love relationship with Gemini( June13, 1962), because we have a lot of problems last few months. Thank you for your time. I wish you all the best in 2012!

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  5. Heliocentric Venus Nodes are in 16’47 Gemini/Sagittarius and are in Heliocentric Uranus Nodes in 14’02 Gemini/Sagittarius. From the heliocentric perspective, people born during that eclipse could have it going on with the Earth conjunct the North Venus Node and North Uranus Node. We’re talking about a strong connection to both collective love and collective liberation. A 5 degree maximum orb is used for planetary nodes in Heliocentric chart. Only Conjunctions,Oppositions,Squares are used. That’s how Philip Sedgwick does it. Close squares to the Nodes can be very powerful because they conjunct the midpoint of the North and South Node and is like the integration of those nodes in pertaining to the present and past.

    I love the Earth in 18’10 Gemini trine to transneptunian dwarf planet Haumea in 18’11 Libra. That’s an exact trine! Haumea is named after the Hawaiian Fertility,Creation Goddess. The Earth also oppose transneptunian dwarf planet Ixion in 17’53 Sagittarius. It is said to be associated with second chances. From the heliocentric perspective, it’s great day for evolutionary intensifed lessons,experiences as well as higher consciousness.

    Even in the Geocentric chart, Ixion in 17’53 Sagittarius conjunct the Sun and oppose the Moon and Haumea is in 19’15 Libra sextile the Sun and trine the Moon. It looks like the eclipse can be a good thing from the perspective of evolutionary intensified lessons,experiences and consciousness expansion!

    The eclipse could be used to take advantage of second chances or create own second chances. Don’t dwell on past mistakes and regret them. You can learn from the mistakes and use your past experiences to create much better results. When you’re given a second chance, don’t waste it. That was Ixion’s problem in Greek mythology. Ixion killed his father-in-law to avoid paying a dowry. No human on earth purify for his murder. Zeus agreed to do it. Ixion even was Zeus’ guest on Mount Olympus. What did Ixion do to squander his second chance? Well…..he had the nerve to hit on Hera who told Zeus about it. Zeus tested Ixion by making a fake Hera out of a cloud to test Ixion. Her name was Nephele. Well..true to his lusty nature, Ixion had sex with Nephele, thinking he was getting it on with the Queen of the deities. Man..what a foolish,arrogant mortal. He was bragging about it to other mortals on Earth. Zeus killed him and sent him to Tartarus in the Underworld where Ixion was bound to a fiery wheel to spin forever. Out of the union of Ixion and Nephele, came Centaurus. Centaurus mated with a wild mare,and that resulted in the race of centaurs who was just as lusty and reckless like their grandfather Ixion and nothing like the wise,sagacious Chiron was the child of Cronus and Philyra. Chiron was immortal.

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