Lunar Eclipse December 2011 – Turn On!

By | December 10, 2011

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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119 thoughts on “Lunar Eclipse December 2011 – Turn On!

  1. Elizabeth

    This sounds right…I’m a gemini and have noticed (as I’ve studied eclipses before, we always get a hint of what’s coming with them) that I am completely letting go of past programming from the mother and the original family. It is very freeing…

  2. Jamie

    During the last Lunar Eclipse ( in Sagittarius, my Sun Sign ) I experienced the passing of my 26 year old son on June 13th, 2011. This partial Solar Eclipse falls directly on my Sun in the second house ( 3 degrees 37 minutes ) and the Lunar Eclipse in Gemini falls in my 8th house. Since I have been struggling with Chronic Pancreatitis for some time now and chronic infections I don’t think I have to stretch my imagination to see where this is going. Looking at my husband’s Birth Chart this Lunar eclipse falls straight in his 7th house.

    As uncomfortable and frightening this is for most people to read I understand fully that the word “death” is absolutely misleading and tragic in it’s conveyance. “Death” does not exist and there is much proof of this. Leaving my other three sons is not a very bright point in this process but reuniting with my Nicholas is a comforting and exciting thought.

    On the issue of “death of mother” ( alluding to inherited familial behaviors ) I find it very disheartening that the female bears the brunt of the responsibility for the offspring’s dysfunction. One can see that this is a recurring theme all throughout the societies in which we flounder. Women are responsible for birth control, raising children, nurturing the family in many different ways, supporting the family as well as fostering creativity in the offspring. My father was absent most of my life emtoionally, spiritually and physically ….except for the times he molested me and my sisters.
    I attribute a great deal of my dysfunction to the dominant male force on Earth as they have created a very disturbing place in which women and children must try to emotionally and physically thrive. To spiritually survive under such brutal conditions is almost impossible.

    I think it is past the time to start equally distributing the blame for familial dysfunction and stop scapegoating the mother figure. Mankind is completely out of balance with his natural surroundings as well as with his spiritual nature since history has been recorded and I hardly think that the mother/female was the instigator of this imbalance.

    1. Marina Post author

      Hi Jamie, 1st of all I’m sorry to hear of the sad loss of your Son, I can’t imagine the pain of that as a mother myself and the weight of that must colour how you see eclipses. I really hope that this post has not come across as anti-mother and therefore misogynistic. That was absolutely not my intention.

      With ;” 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.”

      I am meaning the ingrained family programming that is from BOTH parents, it’s not a mother as in gender thing, for me anyway. I was trying to update the traditional and rather fatalistic interps of Robson.

      But the way we are brought up does imprint on us. Beliefs handed down through generation after generation. Unfortunately when we look at who raised us of course the first port of call is generally the mother, but if she has passed on negative belief patterns where does that come from? Her experience of her husband/society/her parents/her schooling/her religion. Going back further it’s not the mother I am blaming at all. It’s rather like blaming the waiter for serving you the bad food that made you ill..

      Astrology is a symbolic language. It really MUST NOT be read too literally. I may have to stress this more often because I really don’t want to alarm people with the fixed stars interps from Robson. I forget that people who are new to the site may not be familiar with his rather antiquated phraseology.

      The 8th house has SO many other meanings, and I think this eclipse is potentially a very healing one in general and for yourself if you need to let go of grief. Eclipses have much more of an effect if the eclipse is in aspect to any of your personal planets or angles. And they need to be less than 2.30 degrees also, otherwise I would not say it is a direct hit at all. But we use very tight orbs here, other Astrologers may disagree.

  3. katy colaizzo

    that was a brave and balancing statement and one wonders what the future holds as we struggle to create our place. The best thing about astrology, for me has been the connection to natures wisdom, we are ill suited to survive in our own environment, and as a species we seem to be ardently wiping out those cultures that do know how to live in harmony with the earth, i hope a hearty recovery is in your future and that love and comfort will follow you

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