Lunar Eclipse meaning
A Lunar Eclipse is a super menstrual, wolf-howler version of a full moon. It will do a great job of purging and releasing things from our lives that no longer serve our higher selves.
The bright light of the sun throws a spotlight on our subconscious to illuminate any issues within our primary relationships that have been festering there since the previous Solar Eclipse.
With the Lunar eclipse, the earth comes between the Sun and the moon. Sometimes we get a blood-red moon as the earth’s shadow slowly creeps across its crater face.
Depending on how things have gone in the last 6 months, we can now see the fruit blossom from the seeds we planted at the last solar eclipse.
But if life has been stressful for us, putting pressure on those embryonic seeds, then what should be a birthing time can sadly turn into a miscarriage. Your personal lunar experience and how you handle change, in general, depends on how the eclipse is configured to your chart.
A Volcanic Purge
The effect of a lunar eclipse can last up to three months, it can bring a volcanic purge at some point. This can be a sombre, but cleansing and healing time or a joyous, birthing time.
Eclipses get their bad reputation because humans are creatures of habit and become upset by the unexpected.
If you have been stubbornly resisting growth, you could experience the Lunar eclipse as really volcanic. The violent energy that desperately needs to be purged, shouldn’t be dreaded.
Lunar eclipses are extremely emotional times, therefore we just really need to sit down quietly and listen to what comes up, for our feelings are our psychic barometer.
Unashamedly ball your eyes out if you have to and allow red eyes with this blood-red moon. Don’t fear the tears for they are sacred salty purification.
The lunar eclipse is a full moon and an opposition. So it will highlight the ‘other’. Any problems you have with partners and your love life in general are intensified. However the lunar eclipse can surprise you and bring an unexpected soulmate into your life also. This is more likely if the Lunar eclipse falls close to your ascendant or descendant degree.
Solar Eclipse Meaning
A Solar Eclipse is a turbocharged New Moon. Generally New Moon rituals are perfect for planting new seeds and starting afresh. We are essentially working on the blank canvas of the dark moon where our ideas can gestate in the new moon soil.
But with a Solar Eclipse, the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth therefore interrupting the flow of energy and causing disruption. It breaks our habitual behaviour and gives us a kind of cosmic reboot.
The Moon blots out masculine/leftbrain energy for while, so the feminine/right brain is flooded with instinctual and intuitive energy. This makes the unconscious, conscious, like when you become aware that you are dreaming.
During a solar eclipse, like the lucid dream, we get that same sudden feeling of hyperawareness. We could do anything!! Sometimes this is so awesome that we don’t know what to do, others even become afraid of their own power.
A Cosmic Reboot
At best, the effect of a solar Eclipse can amplify insights gained from a very balanced left and right brain. The Solar eclipse is very good at showing up any imbalances you have. Eg, You are on one leg in tree pose and the Solar eclipse pokes you in the side. The amount of wobble, shows how much centering you need to do.
A Solar Eclipse can bring an awakening or a shocking revelation that rocks you to the core. It aims to balance out left and right brain hemispheres and therefore consciousness, so that you are not lopsided.
It is not a question of linear/solar/left brain = bad and cyclical/lunar/right brain = good. The person cannot function to its optimum without the unification and balance of both hemispheres.
Some people have equal hemisphere strength, but the sides are disconnected, so they flip from one extreme to the other. Many artistic and spiritual types are rightbrain dominant and thus can find it hard to ground themselves in 3D reality.
A solar eclipse may cause a crisis where the right brainer needs to strengthen boundaries and use rational thought. With a left brain dominant, the opposite can happen. Boundaries are dissolved and they need to be open with their feelings.
Solar & Lunar Eclipse Dates 2023
Solar Eclipse April 20 2023 ~ 29º Aries
Lunar Eclipse May 5 2023 ~ 14º Scorpio
Solar Eclipse October 14 2023 ~ 21º Libra
Lunar Eclipse October 28 2023 ~ 5º Taurus
SKIP TO LUNAR ECLIPSE MAY 5 2023 ~ MEANING FOR EACH SIGN
Solar Eclipse APRIL 20 2023
MEANING FOR EACH SIGN
Solar Eclipse In 1st House (Aries Rising)
This Solar eclipse is very much like a rebirth. A seed moment where you can make some powerful manifestation magic in your life. Be careful what you wish for because any strong intentions make at this Solar Eclipse will grow! This is the dawn of a new cycle for you.
A reboot from the cosmos, that will shake you up so much that you will also find a domino effect on other foundational areas. That means changes will affect also your family life, career or calling and your relationship if you have one. This is probably the most powerful Eclipse you could ever have in your life, but more especially if the Eclipse will conjunct the ascendant. In that case, it will life-changing if you happen not to be too happy with the way things have turned out for you so far.
If on the other hand, you are quite pleased with your life, thank you very much, do you need to worry that it will all fall apart at this eclipse? I would say not! Unless you really do have a dead body buried under the patio or are totally living a lie.. In that case, the Solar Eclipse could really expose that rotten skeleton. The revelations could be shocking to those who, up to now, have seen you as a certain type of person. On the other hand, it might be a relief to have it all out in the open, even if you have to go through some disdain or ridicule for a while. This is a way of finding out who your true friends are. This Solar eclipse is all about being true to your identity and not having to wear a mask.
Solar Eclipse In 2nd House (Pisces Rising)
The effects of an eclipse in your possessions and values zone are variable. Because this is the house of money, people often worry about a financial crisis when an eclipse falls here. But there is just a very slim chance and only possible if this eclipse closely aspects a personal planet here, or hits the ruler of this house by hard aspect. (Check house 2 and its ruler.) And even if a credit crunch does occur, eclipses in your self-worth zone are simply opportunities to see how much you value yourself.
Any financial loss in the next 6 months might just be a mirror to your lack of self-esteem. It can be a great wake-up call to start paying attention to your unique talents. Are you developing your natural skills or squandering them? Are you investing in yourself or do you believe you can’t achieve anything so even why bother? Sometimes you pick a path that is truly your souls calling, but the financial rewards take some time to materialise. This can be a test to see how committed you are to this path. Internal investments pay off later down the line.
Solar Eclipse In 3rd House (Aquarius Rising)
The solar eclipse in your student zone zaps your brain synapses and resets all your local connections. Networks that you are plugged into get fire-wired into action and your mind becomes hungry for new information. At this time you might decide to embark on an apprenticeship of some kind.
You could go back to school or simply be called to initiate some personal study and research. Picking up new skills is highlighted or maybe relearning something that breaks you out of bad habits. For example, you might join a new local yoga class that retrains the way you have been holding a posture for the better.
This could be a time when you become quite obsessed with a new topic which completely changes the way you write or communicate. Great strides in your mental capabilities can occur at this time. This is also the zone of siblings and old school friends, so the eclipse might bring some unexpected re-connections. It could also change the way you relate to these people in a big way. If you have not seen each other for a while, the friendship could be renewed. On the other hand, you might finally make the break from a classmate that you have long outgrown. Reboot the brain!
Solar Eclipse In 4th House (Capricorn Rising)
This Solar eclipse could be a life-changing event. It is all the more potent if it triggers any personal planets in this house of your roots, father and property. (Check house 4 and its ruler.) What this period will bring up for you then is any childhood wounds that have not been addressed. If you had a dysfunctional upbringing then this period can be very challenging.
Events in your daily life can bring up long-buried feelings, seemingly from nowhere in the next 6 months. It may be very helpful to take a trip somewhere that is meaningful to your ancestors. It is important to go somewhere relatively unspoilt and solitary, so you can have some quiet contemplation with the land. You may move house, especially if this eclipse falls very close to the IC itself.
Naturally, your home base becomes extremely important in the next 6 months and this is the perfect time to renovate. Digging into your basement is particularly symbolic as you will have to work on having strong support with this Solar Eclipse. The foundations of your life both physical and emotional are being re-set. You are called upon to seek out supportive family members you can trust, they don’t have to be blood ties, but need to feel like your clan.
The foundations of your life both physical and emotional are being re-set. You may need clan members to be your anchor if extreme waves of sentiments and sorrow overwhelm you. Feelings of loss, but ultimately closure happen when an eclipse zaps this most tender zone. House 4 is the very lowest and most private point of the chart and also termed ‘The End Of The Matter” in horary astrology. Renovating foundations.
Solar Eclipse In 5th House (Sagittarius Rising)
Your house of fun is in for an exciting injection of adrenaline. A solar eclipse in this ‘children and pleasure’ zone could be dramatic in both good and bad ways. It’s kind of like letting a very hungry 5-year-old loose on a chocolate fudge cake. The sugar rush can be both hilarious or dangerous depending on where the child is. The same goes for your dear self.
New relationships brought into your life by this eclipse can be giddy and instantly euphoric. The romantic bliss can be so off the scales that you don’t even notice you are crossing a busy high road to get to them. The eclipse works like that Instagram filter that blurs out everything around the subject to focus just on their lips, eyes, butt…
Yes, this can be a blinding eclipse and a half, but you will get more love juice if it falls in close aspect to the ruler of House 5 or to a personal planet located therein. Parents might find themselves on a volatile ‘merry-go-round’ with their children. One minute they are adorable, the next possessed by brat demons. (This includes teenagers…) Children can become very demanding of your attention, just when you are least in the mood to be a responsible adult. This eclipse forces you to include more leisure time in your life, whether you have children or not. Fun is healing and can recharge you enough so that you don’t bumble into perilous relationships.
Solar Eclipse In 6th House (Scorpio Rising)
This Solar eclipse will tell you a great deal about how at ease you are with your daily routine. Are you happy with your day job and your working hours? Do you get a sense of satisfaction with serving others, or do you feel like the office slave? Have you had trouble saying no to clients and as a consequence been on the treadmill for what seems like forever.
The mind/body connection is awakened big time with this eclipse. Dis-ease is exactly what the word says. It arises because your body is unhappy with what you are throwing at it. (or letting others throw at it!). If you don’t learn to say ‘no’ then your body itself will have to speak very loudly to compensate. This means there is the possibility at this eclipse you could suddenly feel burnt out and exhausted, or you could get plagued by one cold or flu after the other for the next 6 months.
This eclipse will certainly test your immunity. However, if you get through this period without so much as a sniffle, then well done! You are obviously leading a balanced life and looking after your precious human body both mentally and physically. This Solar eclipse attempts to jolt an imbalanced soul back into a harmonious life rhythm. You might have to get worse before you get better, so be patient.
However, after this period of adjustment, you should feel more integrated with your surroundings and back to better health as a result. A short illness can be a blessing, serving the purpose of shaking you out of a routine, that was, in fact, stagnating you. Nature’s way!
Solar Eclipse In 7th House (Libra Rising)
Your romantic relationships, or lack of them, are given a great cosmic shot in the arm by the Solar Eclipse. This can work out in a variety of ways. The ‘shot’ can have you instantly feeling incomplete and empty until you get your next hit. That means the next six months could have you constantly pining for your mystical other half.
You will experience a yearning for a soulmate which might prompt you into doing something to rectify that solo situation, something you might not have been motivated to do before. Therefore it really could be that the classic Eclipse in the house of marriage, actually does bring a marriage! (Or at least a marriage of sorts.) You could also form a partnership that could be life-changing in terms of business too. Legal contracts are highlighted, so important deals can be signed during this time also.
The Solar eclipse has the effect of reinforcing satisfying and balanced relationships, but also of splitting apart weak or draining connections. You might have quite a few passionate arguments with partners of all sorts during this eclipse period, but they will only serve to bring you closer. Passion is the word as debates get heated. This is what I mean by the ‘shot’ in the arm mentioned earlier, it might be just what is needed to revive stagnant relationships.
Solar Eclipses get things moving again in relationships, for better or worse, so it can make one partner brave enough to move out of the relationship if it was just going nowhere. This is liberating no matter how you look at it.
Solar Eclipse In 8th House (Virgo Rising)
It can be very hard to tell what could happen with a Solar Eclipse in the house of debt, psychology sorcery and the taboo. It’s meant to be a mystery! But one thing is for sure, it will highlight the importance of working on your shadow. Sometimes this shadow work happens because we are forced to deal with the unsavoury subjects of inheritance, debt or your partner’s extravagant spending habits…
Looking at shadow subjects can bring out the very ugliest side of human nature. Much depends on your own soul’s evolution. You may be the kind of person who relishes in delving deep into occult subject matter, reading psychology books, or studying the life of psychopaths. If so, then this eclipse will pass like a breeze. But the real issue is doing your self-work, so in your research, you might bump into some of your demons.
The eclipse might give you an epiphany moment where you suddenly see the unpleasant, but real truth about an issue. It could also bring about a dark night of the soul, where you experience quite disturbing dreams also. Hopefully, this won’t be too much of a nightmarish time, but if it is, it is just showing you what you have been brushing under the carpet for far too long.
We all know what happens when a dank part of the house gets ignored. Spiders, mould and other nasties take hold and eventually start eating into the actual wall. The longer we leave it, the more frightening the prospective scum build-up becomes. The Solar Eclipse comes just in time before it gets too disgusting a job to even contemplate.
Solar Eclipse In 9th House (Leo Rising)
An eclipse in your house of philosophy could trigger a crisis in morals and ethics. You will be prompted to address your life code and the standards you live by. Events force you to question the beliefs you grew up with and send you on a quest for wisdom and truth. This search could prompt you to start an education course that at the same time promotes cultural expansion, self-awareness and personal growth.
The study is not simply about gaining qualifications to further your career (Though this is a pleasant side effect.), but rather it’s about something intangible that alters your beliefs and shifts you out of your programmed assumptions about religion and spirituality.
At this time you could find a teacher who inspires soul growth that will affect you profoundly and that lasts for the rest of your life. This person could be your standard spiritual guru, but also could be someone who is simply very wise and had gained this knowledge through hard knocks from the school of life.
Travel is, of course, another avenue that broadens the mind, so for the next 6 months, trips abroad or meaningful exchanges with influential foreigners could help you see the world through a much wider angle lens.
Solar Eclipse In 10th House (Cancer Rising)
This is one of the foundational houses of your chart so a solar eclipse here (Especially if it is also close to the MC) could prompt a life-changing career move. You are compelled to advance your status in the world and could feel dissatisfied in your job if it doesn’t provide the opportunity to climb the ladder of success.
You desire recognition for your talents and if you do not feel they are being seen, then some event could occur where you are thrust unfairly into the shadows. This will leave you feeling all the more frustrated. The sense of resentment is a powerful spur to make you far more proactive in your quest for recognition.
You are no longer content to stand on the sidelines cheering on other less worthy peers. It’s all about confidence! If your parents were not inclined to champion your efforts and were rather critical of you, then you must address whether this same programming is what is holding you back now.
Now is not the time to hold back, it’s about facing your fear of rejection and grabbing the solar spotlight unashamedly. Ask for that pay rise, promotion or more publicity. What is the worst that can happen? With Solar Eclipses expect the unexpected. Whether you are pleasantly surprised or slapped in the face, at least you will know where you stand.
Solar Eclipse In 11th House (Gemini Rising)
With the Solar Eclipse in your friendship and wishes zone, you should feel motivated to reach out to your fellow human beings. At its most basic sense, this means connecting to your immediate friends. You might suddenly feel disconnected and that you do not share the same common interests any longer.
Having a shared view about how you can make the world a better place becomes vital. We all benefit from the camaraderie, encouragement and motivation from our peers. Sharing tips on our successes and failures from fellow travellers help us all advance a lot quicker.
A Solar Eclipse here shows the importance of social networking at conferences, festivals and seminars related to your career or a subject that you are passionate about. If you feel like you cannot relate to your friends any longer and have been feeling left out for some time then this Solar Eclipse could throw up an event that exiles you for good.
Divorcing a clique of friends is something that this eclipse could pressurise you to do. Instead of the usual drifting apart, a sudden dramatic break forces you to search for fresh alliances. That way you can make sure these new companions are more in tune with your vision for the future.
Solar Eclipse In 12th House (Taurus Rising)
This is one of those eclipses that seems like it has slipped by you with no effect at all. But that’s only in your 3D reality, for a great deal is simmering below the surface! The only way to find out exactly what is lurking in those depths is by some deep-sea diving into your subconscious. Examine your dreams and pay attention to what symbols turn up in your waking reality.
You may be drawn to certain colours, shapes, animals or archetypes and this is telling you a great deal. If all is well in your psyche and you have done enough self-work then the blurring of boundaries will just give you a heightened feeling of intuition. Therefore, the next 6 months could be a great period for artistic expression, as you effortlessly pull music and harmony out of the ether.
The universe is speaking loudly and you are divinely inspired. If however, there are some unrecognised boogie men giving you nightmares, then it’s time to open the creaky cupboards of your subconscious and shoo them out. This area of your chart is also one of hidden enemies so there is the possibility of psychic attack, which could show as psychosomatic illness.
It could be that your immunity is low due to not being firm with other’s demands or through your excessive drug/alcohol use. The Solar Eclipse here does seem to insist on dissolving boundaries, but this can be a good thing if you have been walling ourself off from the world, complete with castle and moat.. Otherwise, this Solar Eclipse is just shining a light on great big chinks in your psychic armour, that require fortification.
Lunar Eclipse MAY 5 2023
MEANING FOR EACH SIGN
Lunar Eclipse In 1st House (Scorpio Rising)
A lunar eclipse in your own sign forces you to look at your own needs. This may be done through relationships that suddenly start ‘acting-out.’ You may find it increasingly hard to compromise with partners, romantic or otherwise. At this time the weighing scales of justice are measuring every little give-and-take. If there has been an ongoing imbalance, then the scales will abruptly clank down with a deafening thud with this lunar eclipse.
For the next 3 months then, you will not be able to avoid the stark difference between the two sides of the scales. If you have been generally balanced and fair in your dealings, then this can be wonderful payback time. But it can be make-or-break in relationships if you suddenly decide to put yourself first and have not done previously.
This can be a shock to those around you, and if it does not suit your partner then it could be that they do up and leave suddenly. But don’t let this hurt your pride, for you have lost nothing! This is a great time for self-promotion and you will be unafraid to speak your truth. You could win many followers because such confidence is always attractive. Know thyself!
Lunar Eclipse In 2nd House (Libra Rising)
Your self-worth is called into question by a crisis that hits your partner’s bank balance or there is a sudden demand for debt owed. Are you feeling insecure because your perceived value relies so much on the material success of another? This can emphasis the parasitical relationship between banker and borrower or the addict and its drug pusher.
This Lunar eclipse will hit you hard in the pocket if you rely too much on the generosity of others. If you have lost out financially then the Lunar Eclipse’s message is that you have not invested enough in your self-esteem. We feel good about ourselves when we have worked hard on our usefulness in the world. This does not mean we have to be earning big bucks, our worth can be bringing up children with patience and kindness.
We could be invaluable as the power behind the throne in relationships. We can provide emotional support and morale-boosting to the main breadwinner whether they be male or female. This also works in business partnerships too. The eclipse will show you how well you have been working as a team, how much give and take there has been between you. This is the axis of natural law, it is the scales of loss and gain, the fertile fields of summer versus the resting manure of winter…
If you are solo, you could be relying too much on external validation (‘Likes’!) of your beauty or talents. What are you worth in the great scheme of things. Are you serving others or mainly yourself? Are you a parasite yourself or are you letting others vamp off your positive energy or talents?
Lunar Eclipse In 3rd House (Virgo Rising)
This is a period where you will learn more from the school of hard knocks than you will from any lofty university library. Yes, it is a time for study and becoming a pupil again, but you will learn close to home and the wisdom you will pick up will be very down-to-earth. Disillusionment with higher education could be felt as you feel trapped by the confines of the curriculum.
You feel at odds with the teachers, who all seem to have an agenda and do not appreciate any real free thought. Instead, you feel more of an emotional pull from ‘teachers’ who are your close friends, those who feel like siblings A lunar eclipse in the house of the goddess has a very pagan feel to it. It is about constructing your elemental shrine in your garden as opposed to worship in a grand cathedral.
There can be a pleasant exchange between the generations where grandma passes on her knowledge from her childhood. These first-hand accounts are worth just as much as any approved history book, if not even more so. The crisis of the Lunar eclipse could have you storming out of a classroom or being sent out of one. You could have a conflict between seeing the bigger picture and nit-picking. There is also the possibility of creating your rituals and spiritual practice after becoming disappointed by traditional monotheistic religions.
Lunar Eclipse In 4th House (Leo Rising)
Your career circumstances have a great effect on your place of residence for the next 3 months. There could be some unexpected development at work that causes you to move home or just spend more time in it than you usually do. This is much more likely if the Lunar eclipse falls very close to your IC or aspects the ruler of house 4.
The house of parents can trigger problems at work due to lurking childhood insecurities. Whether you feel this eclipse strongly or not, it affects one of the foundational houses in your birth chart. Any changes that you make to your home will have a domino effect on the rest of your life. For example, you might decide to redecorate your bedroom, making it far more relaxing and sensual.
Changes that you make to your home will have a domino effect on the rest of your life. This gives you a better night sleep that improves your looks (House 1) and gives you more energy for work (House 10). Deeper sleep makes a brighter brain, so you could even be promoted at work. Such an inviting boudoir sends all the right messages out to the universe about attracting love if you are single.
Constructive criticism from your superiors doesn’t mean that you have to storm out of your job! Instead, look at why you are viewing what should be ‘appraisals’ as ‘admonishments.’ Any work upsets are likely to have you scuttling back to the safety of your cocoon, but maybe you have to acknowledge that this is what is currently needed.
Lunar Eclipse In 5th House (Cancer Rising)
A dissatisfaction with friendships could cause you to retreat into a fantasy world of creativity. For the next three months, petty niggles with your peer group force you away into an environment that is more light-hearted and playful. If you have children, then you will feel much more inclined to spending quality time with them instead of putting up with the stress of modern networking.
You are drawn to the innocence and the purity of the fairytale, younger mind. That is before it has become polluted and jaded by the modern world! There is a yearning for a simpler time and golden age where children skipped in meadows with daisy chains in their hair while dogs ran around them chasing butterflies… This is the vibe you are drawn towards anyhow, not bitchy comments on social media!
There is a possibility of feeling that you a ready to have children now and those late nights horsing around with friends have lost their shine. If you are a new parent, your social sphere may change as it adapts to including new friends from ‘mothers and baby’ groups or Dad pub quiz nites or some such parent bonding initiative. The craving for pleasure is acute, so of course, love affairs can feature at this time. However usually an eclipse forces some kind of change through a crisis, and this could be your unfulfilled desire to have a romantic connection. The Lunar Eclipse could find you pining for someone unattainable, or it might manifest the much longed for love affair.
Lunar Eclipse In 6th House (Gemini Rising)
There can be a great revelation for you with this Lunar Eclipse about how the subconscious has been affecting your health. You might be drawn towards some alternative healing that at the time seemed quite routine, but in the end, caused quite an intense spiritual crisis. This can be a time when you feel a release from some health issue that has been bugging you for a while.
This dis-ease could have come from toxic behaviour that had been causing blockages in your system. This usually won’t be physical blocks (Though sometimes they can be) but instead from mind/body chakra dis-connections. For example, chronic sore throats are suddenly mysteriously cured because you have stopped withholding speaking your truth.
Sometimes illness is due to some nutritional imbalance, but with this eclipse, it is more likely to be psycho-somatic at the root of it since the Sun lights up house 12 for you. We can also have bad health as a result of psychic attacks from hidden enemies (Also in H12). You want to be careful at this time not to consciously provoke people into revenge behaviour because right now you are not in the strongest position (Unless you have other mitigating transits).
Mostly though, this is a time of much internal cleansing. This means you might well experience quite a few sniffles at this time in the form of colds or flu. (These can be the tears of unacknowledged grief too) Don’t try to work over it or suppress your body’s natural wisdom, just help it heal itself. Have hot curries, blow your nose a hundred times a day, whatever it takes, just let it all out! Bleurgh.
Lunar Eclipse In 7th House (Taurus Rising)
Your identity is up for a revamp, one that expresses more truthfully how you feel inside. The problem is every new thing that you express about yourself seems to shake up your partnerships. Watch as those who you have teamed up closely with for a long time start to feel uneasy about your direction.
For example, you might decide that you have been looking a bit too grungy and bohemian which does not give off a professional image. You will find partners accuse you of selling out or that people should accept you for how you are mann…. The truth is you have actually felt the change internally for some time but only now is this ‘new you’ starting to blossom.
As your image changes so do the people you attract and by the same token, this means there are people that you might find you are starting to repel also! Of course, if you are in a marriage than this could be something that does cause a split if your partner feels threatened by your new identity. Sometimes this can even happen by a person losing or gaining a lot of bodyweight too or sadly even by just ageing.
On a positive note, you may have started going to the gym for vanity reasons but the impact on one’s health cant be denied. Healthy usually means happy and full of vitality. Of course, this is attractive to others so you may well attract a marriage proposal if your prospective spouse can see this is a person who invests in themselves long term and is also likely to invest in the family long term also.
Lunar Eclipse In 8th House (Aries Rising)
The Lunar eclipse in the underworld of your chart is so mysterious that you might not even realize how much it has transformed you until three months thrice have passed. The funny thing is, others around you can see the intensity or even the gravity of events that occur around you at this time, yet you are blind to it. You literally are in the dark.
Debt and death are not the cosiest topics for an eclipse to flood into your consciousness. But the inky black sea of squid that flushes out just shows what has been building up in your psyche for some time. You might find you have quite a perverse desire to watch gory movies or post-mortem shows at this time. It can feel quite gut-wrenching, but at the same time cathartic as all the angst is wretched out of you. Yes, vomit is the word. Sorry if this is making you feel rather squeamish, but it’s kind of the point.
An eclipse in this zone of the chart can feel very primal. It’s blood-curdling and brings up very raw, primal urges that can make you feel quite shameful. But it is also about remembering what is it like to be an animal. In our sanitised world we sometimes get overly fearful about losing our 2nd house modern conveniences (Or ‘all mod cons’ as they used to say on rooms-for-let ads.)
Now those ‘mod cons’ include ‘essential’ wifi and a mobile phone. Being in the dark of the 8th house might put you in a situation where you feel cut off from cyberspace. Indeed you might wish to go off-grid for a while, de-lectrify and lie in some mud. Shovelling horse shite on a remote Scottish farm might be good.
Lunar Eclipse In 9th House (Pisces Rising)
A Lunar Eclipse in your house of expansion and higher learning pulls you out of your local box and throws you onto the vast plains of endless possibility. However, it is through being too attached to your familiar, local area that you are forced out of your comfort zone and into.. culture shock! An event occurs where you find the language is completely alien to you.
Having to break the code of a different form of communication can shake up those synapses and jolt you out of dogmatic beliefs. This alien ‘language’ might be experienced by conversing with people of totally different political beliefs. We tend to befriend people, of a similar age and with whom we conform to the same generational attitudes and mores.
The Lunar Eclipse in your house of expansion and higher learning pulls you out of your local box and throws you onto the vast plains of endless possibility. This eclipse could throw up a situation, (like say, we are on a bus that breaks down,) where we get talking to someone much older than us with an opposing world view.
This can prompt us to question our beliefs and look into them further, maybe even taking a degree course in something related to the discussion. This local incident could result in us going further afield, even travelling to the bus passenger’s native country. Whatever the scenario, this Lunar eclipse shows how much you have outgrown any restricting parochial attitudes.
This can trigger an exciting adventure where you could learn a new language, travel down undiscovered pathways and emerge into areas that you could never have dreamed of before. The perspective you have now is like flying over a maze where before you could only bump into dead ends. But it is precisely that banging-your-head-against-a-brick-wall feeling that prompts you to into this great expansion of mind and spirit.
Lunar Eclipse In 10th House (Aquarius Rising)
This is a possible life-changing eclipse which illuminates the foundations of your life and how it has programmed your status out in the world. Did your parents like their work? Did they invest in you to live out their unfulfilled ambitions? If so, is the career you are in now a reflection of their aspirations rather than your soul-calling?
This period of time should provide you with the opportunity to re-align with your true talents. Test out whether it is true that if you follow your heart, the financial security will follow and be pleasantly surprised. On the other hand, your success may also be a result of proving your parents wrong. If nothing you did was ever good enough then the constant striving for excellence could have served you well in material terms.
The problem then is never feeling satiated. There is always more to earn, more to achieve, more prizes to win.. and this is exhausting. It can leave you with very little time to spend cultivating a happy, fulfilling family life of your own. An event may occur that shakes up the work/home imbalance if there has been one. Once you begin re-parenting yourself you might find that you start earning enough so that you can afford to pay for some assistance.
These extra staff can take up the slack in other areas so that you have more precious time to spend with your family. Suddenly you can pay for a house cleaner or for someone to be your PA. It finally dawns on you that you don’t have to look after everything yourself! You see that it is a false economy to spend many hours on tasks another could do much faster and that your time has more value long term, in doing what you do best.
Lunar Eclipse In 11th House (Capricorn Rising)
This is where pursuing a creative hobby could bring you a whole new set of friends. Do not be afraid to invest in some playtime just because you think it is self-indulgent, with an eclipse here it the fun could trigger a serious vision for the future. The reboot might come initially from feeling quite lonely, that you have spent a lot of time social-networking online rather than meeting real-life people.
Maybe an event occurs where you are “de-friended” because of an innocent comment that was taken the wrong way. Or maybe the comment wasn’t so innocent and something inside you wanted to shake things up out of boredom. The final result though is dissatisfaction with this shallow form of communication and a craving for more meaningful interaction.
Somehow you stumble upon an evening class or a ‘meet-up’ group and feel compelled to go along. This step into the unknown could bring an out-of-the-blue friendship that activates gifts that you didn’t realise you even had. What annoyed the hell out of your past acquaintances, is suddenly seen as a really good thing!
An eclipse in the house of your hopes and wishes pushes you do be impulsive and daring in what you could create. It can make you quite rebellious too, which might be shocking to those who have not seen this side of your personality. Revel in the archetype of the fool!
Lunar Eclipse In 12th House (sagittarius Rising)
The Lunar Eclipse in this area of your chart will throw a shakeup in the area of your daily routines and diet choices. This which will, in turn, affect your intuition and psychic awareness. Because the 12th house is the place of self-undoing, there could be a crisis which shows you how much damage you are doing to your extrasensory perception due to really bad daily habits.
For example, you may be taking in far too much plastic energy through junk food, which does not make your body receptive to subtle changes in the organic-sphere. Other interference can be from wifi, computers and of course recreational drugs.
The spotlight is on what you take into your body as a result of your work timetable, Ie: too many coffees, sitting, cigarettes from stress etc. You may get a shock from the weighing scales, or a wake up call running out of breath for the bus. This prompts you to take action and change your bad habits for the better. The unexpected gain in all this is clarity and awareness that enhances your ‘bullshit’ detector.
The more you see how fake some of the world is, the more you might feel at odds with your work environment. Suddenly you are sensitive to the fluorescent office lighting, or the smell of the photocopier. It might even make you want to drop out of 9 to 5 work altogether. The mind/body/spirit connection becomes all-important. With this Lunar Eclipse, you realise the importance of taking time-out for just being, rather than being on a constant production line 24/7.