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

  • December 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    There may be danger for Syria from this Lunar Eclipse. Syria is in turmoil now and has been for months. The hand of destiny may touch that place.
    The S Node aligns with Syria’s Uranus so it could get volatile and deadly in it’s 8th lunar house. Will the US and NATO do the same trick they did in Libya? Sometimes things with eclipses happen quickly sometimes they take a year. This effect may be sooner rather than later.
    Do you have Assad’s chart ? Will he stay or go?
    He was born 9/11/1965
    That was a Full Moon Day— Midpoint at 18 Gemini where the Moon will be at eclipse Uh oh… heavy mojo abrewin.
    The S Node at Eclipse max is at the midpoint of his Saturn Uranus opposition. 135 degrees from his Natal Mars. These stars look all primed for major life event in December.
    Could be leaving office or a big fight to hang on.

    Nice report Marina, I dig your insights, both of you.
    You may want to cancel your vacation plans for Damascus.

    • December 5, 2011 at 6:27 pm

      Syria in the news

      Subject: Syria carried out large military exercises, The Middle East “will burn


      Syria carried out large military exercises, The Middle East “will burn” in the event of a military intervention against Syria

      Global Research, December 5, 2011
      Deutsche Presse-Agentur

      The Syrian army has carried out military maneuvers that included test-firing of missiles and operations by its ground and air forces “similar to a real battle,” state-run media reported Monday dpa reported

      According to Syrian television the military exercises took place over the weekend.

      “The military exercises were aimed at testing the capabilities and the readiness of missile systems to respond to any possible aggression,” the broadcaster reported.

      The test in north-eastern Syria, included the firing of long-range Scud B missiles, media reports said.

      The state-run news agency SANA quoted Defense Minister Dawoud Rajha as telling the troops that participated in the maneuvers “to be in full readiness to carry out any orders given to them.”

      A Lebanese military expert who spoke to dpa on condition of anonymity, said that Syria wanted to send a message to “foreign countries like the United States and Israel” that it is ready to confront any future military intervention in the country.

      He added that Damascus possesses “surface-to-surface missiles such as Scuds, which are capable of hitting deep inside Israel.”

      The show of strength was not necessarily intended to intimidate Israel, but rather any Western powers contemplating military intervention in Syria, the Jerusalem Post daily quoted Israeli military officials as saying Monday.

      Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has warned that the Middle East “will burn” in the event of a Libya-style military intervention in Syria.

  • December 2, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Smack bang on top of my 12th house Lilith. Could be… interesting?

  • December 7, 2011 at 6:37 am

    I will be having a solar return on December 11(I was born on the 12th,in 1947). The ascendant will be the 18th degree of Gemini which falls in my 7th house as I have the 4th degree of Sagittarius rising. What do you think about this(if anything)? I know the eclipse is the day before but will it affect me anyway?
    I was born with Mercury & Jupiter conjunct the ascendant,and conjunct Antares. I also have mars in Virgo on the third degree squaring them. I know most people don’t believe me but I remember before my birth and being born, probably because of having Mercury on the ascendant. Possibly also the Jupiter conjunction because it is so strong in my chart.
    I used to have a bad temper, though it would take a lot to irritate me, I would explode. Fortunately I have found that menopause mellowed me out. Now I can’t understand how I could have been so wild before.
    When I was 12 there was an older girl who lived on the corner of our block. Every day I walked past her house and she would come out and fight with me until she inevitably had me down where I couldn’t move, then she would let me go. Nothing was said and I knew she would always win because she was bigger and stronger but I never avoided her.
    I think this was Antares in action. A way to work out my aggressive energies. I could fight with all my might because she was much stronger and somehow I never minded that I always lost. I liked fighting with her and latter in my teens I partied with her and found myself attracted to her.
    I find that strong Venus Mars aspects between people, where there is no possibility of working out the energy sexually, creates intensity that can come out in negative ways ie: envy, competition etc. We are attracted to them so, everyone else must be as well, therefore they are a threat.
    I never new her birth date but this was probably the case with us.
    I know this is not really interesting to most people but I thought you might like to have some input on Antares.

    • December 7, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      it is interesting! thanks.

    • December 9, 2011 at 12:57 am

      Thanks Gina

    • December 7, 2011 at 10:35 pm

      Thanks for the Antares input. I think it has a lot of the energy of a mars in hard aspect to Pluto about it. Just like you wrote about the synastry, I was told years back from a karmic astrologer that aspects between Mars and Pluto between people HAVE to be worked out sexually or it can become abusive, so similar to what you have said here about Venus/Mars. I have that aspect with a female friend of mine and I cant say the jealousy has come out at all. If fact we are very appreciative of each others beauty. Yes it did verge, on if I was a guy I would’ve fancied her. But I have experience of the Mars/Pluto, with a platonic guy though, got pretty nasty in the end….

    • December 8, 2011 at 12:41 am

      Your comments about Pluto/Mars aspects are so true. I haven’t noticed them so much with the women I’ve known but have had problems with the men. The Venus/Mars contacts between women of course could lead to an appreciation depending on how secure we are in our own beauty. You obviously must be, and are a good supportive friend.
      Have you done much study on the degrees of the zodiac? I have noticed that the 19th degree (18-19)of Scorpio comes up in the charts of evangelical Christians that I have studied. Granted it isn’t easy to do as they are usually afraid of astrology, so the number of these charts I have is small.
      Also what about the phase of the moon one is born in? I have a book printed in London in 1974 called “Phases of The Moon A Guide To Evolving Human Nature” by Marilyn Busteed, Richard Tiffany & Dorothy Wergin. Very interesting!

    • December 8, 2011 at 11:11 am

      Degrees of the zodiac we see interms of the fixed stars though I’m sure the sabain symbols also have some relevant. For the year 2000 the star Zubenelschemali, the lucky northern scale of Libra:
      ” The Northern Scales has a Jupiter-Mercury nature and therefore positive properties. Tied up with the MC and Ascendant or with well placed stellar bodies, the Northern Scales are credited with helping the native to gain honors and distinction. “When connected with Mercury they are supposed to make the native studious. In good position, the star will arouse, above all things, spiritual and mental forces. The conjunction with Sun, Moon, or Jupiter favors civil servants, lawyers and scientists. Confiscation of possessions during times of war. Credited with bestowing an immortal name. [Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.66.]

      I don’t know many evangelical christains! But the star has a jupiter nature which is usually connected with the church. Phases of the moon YES! very important. Jamie and I are dark moons (new moon babys) no surprise there…!. Demetra George wrote a good book on that.

    • December 8, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      Hi Marina,
      That’s very interesting! I’ll take a look at it. I am a dark moon baby as well, born just before dawn and minutes before the December new moon. I’ve always been attracted to the dark but not the negative.

    • December 8, 2011 at 11:33 am

      MArs PLuto contacts are always power struggles but the power is not necessarily sexual. Past life murder might be another area!!!

  • December 7, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Hi Carmen Gentle informative story.My brother used to say he could remember. I didn’t believe him. That was a long time ago.I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now. “Dylon”.
    The eclipse full moon sounds rather chilling. Abuse and mother’s and wife’s dying or sick. My girl friend and I have mother’s barely hanging in.There is some worry about institutional abuse and control @ drugs.
    A recent intro to Pilates (movement) more joy than hatha(stillness).
    Gemini is also my rising sign. My female yoga teacher’s sign was Gemini. Deceased 2009.94 yrs old. Kind of fit’s doesn’t it. What’s coming to replace it all. Eclipse notes: End of pattern of that house and end of cycle of direction. Let us know. Take care. Don’t know where the hosts are – they must be on another issue somewhere or busy with Christmas gifts, love and such. kids and all and each other.Lucky ducks.

    • December 7, 2011 at 11:49 pm

      Thanks for the response Charyl. I knew I couldn’t be the only one with this memory. Sounds like you’re having a good life.
      I am a bit concerned with this eclipse because they must be taken as a cycle and the new moon eclipse was on my ascendant which is 3 degrees 49′ Sagittarius. Also the nodes will be crossing my ascendant and going over my Mercury Jupiter conjunction in this solar year. I am a healthy youthful 64 but my skin has been a problem lately. Strange rashes and itchy spots. We here in Canada are having so called smart meters forced on us and there is already one, soon to be 5, in this place that I rent. There is a movement against these but we are encountering the same arrogant behavior as the Harper government with our right wing provincial government. I have been into alternative health since becoming an adult so this is profoundly disturbing to me.

    • December 8, 2011 at 12:45 am

      Hello Carmen I have a full 12th house in tauras (collective financial suffering)incl. venus. When saturn hit venus 2000 I got a small inheritance.saturn cuspy 2nd means not much money.Jupiter in Leo 4th creativity.Loved decorating out of nothing.Resourceful.I overcame cancer 2000 and moved to my son’s condo for 8 mths out of a rooming house. Uranus on the ascendent I believe gave me the power to transcend good and evil and in that rooming house were many down and out people dying.I kept on trucking with daily practice of yoga creativity, a Leo guy and back to school. I had met my yoga teacher after floundering after my divorce and the women’s lib in the 60.s Thirty yrs later of yoga practice life caused me to leap and trust.Shockingly I found a world beyond belief, beyond judgement and so calm and comforting. Ending/completing that whole era. I met my gemini older woman yoga teacher at 29ish. But after that I felt lost and began once again to seek those who could relate and now I am on several of those sites like Craig Hamilton Academy for the evolution of mankind. So my ascendent worked like it was supposed to. All the puzzle pieces fall into place. What in Sagg.(religions or 9th house, higher) are you being asked to do. Nodes can mean new groups or direction. With my saturn in gemini I had to learn that I control my life story and that didn’t happen until recently about your age. 67 now. Sagg. 3 degrees is my 6th house so I could be that dying woman but I’ve grown alot so maybe I’ve saved myself. But the empty end of that T-Square is Virgo containing mars and I find myself cleaning out the details I normally don’t do. Junk drawer’s etc. My landlord did pile up his jeep but the silver lining was he got a widow’s car super deal and no debt.
      So look at your asc. in that light. Nodes can be new people.groups. The new groove to be cut.The higher way.Sagg. First house, how the world see’s you can be who you have for a partner. Look for progression’s of what already is or has been completed. You are ongoing. Well, that’s my take.

    • December 8, 2011 at 7:54 am

      Hi Charyl,
      I always love to read your posts because the experiences are so immediate and honest and it’s enervating to get your spirit in every challenge you go through.
      I’m also drawn to people with a fully packed 12th house, as I have that too. Six planets in Leo plus attendant stars, Regulus etc. I am queen of my very private domain! On a mission.
      With this level of concentrated subtext, I started to look at the Esoteric meanings as per Seven Rays etc.
      With your Taurean focus, Did you know that the fourth ray of harmony through conflict only expresses through Taurus. Through conflict eventually beauty and harmony are achieved.

      When considering the seven planes of our ‘cosmic physical plane’, the fourth ray is equated with the fourth (middle) plane of buddhi or pure intuition, the sense that supersedes the mind and all other senses. That consciousness constitutes the goal of all Humanity who wish to reach liberation and release from Earth life. ‘Buddhi’ is virtually named after the Buddha. The fourth ray and the fourth buddhic plane are ruled by the planet Mercury, a name that has always been synonymous with the Buddha.

      You might be interested to find out more about the esoteric Taurus because with such a strong 12th house presence you are certainly required to understand Taurus very differently.

      This is an extract from Philip Lindsay’s site on esoteric astrology with quotes from Alice Bailey’s work.

      What is this Mercurial consciousness? A hint lies in the metal mercury or ‘quicksilver’, the substance used in coating glass, creating a mirror. Mercury is the mirror – witness the mimicry of Mercury-ruled Gemini. The unstable and ‘slippery’ nature of mercury also connects to its planetary expression through Gemini. Mercury is a reflector of light, in fact, “Mercury receives seven times more light than any other planet.”[1]

      Yet Mercury is also associated with Taurus through the soul ruler of this sign Vulcan, said to be within the orbit of Mercury.[2] The Tibetan also tells us somewhat enigmatically,

      “The light of Vulcan and the light of the Sun are one light and these three—Mercury, Vulcan and the Sun—stand for a synthesis and a radiance which eventually dims the light of Mercury and it “falls” into the background and Vulcan too becomes invisible and only the Sun remains.”[3]

      Mercury mirrors that which is above to that which is below, from the plane of pure spirit or Adi, to the gross physical plane. Hence, the relation between the Mercury-ruled fourth ray, earthy Taurus, the “mother of illumination” (through which the fourth ray transmits), and the planet Vulcan, soul ruler of Taurus.

      Vulcan is the divine Smithy and Alchemist who fashions his art in the depths of matter; he is also Thor, wielding his mighty hammer at the forge, utilising the more subtle and ‘non-metallic’ aspects of Mercury to create amalgams with other substances; a metaphor for the divine elixir created by the transformation of base substance into gold’, the radiant augoeides or causal body of the soul.

      Vulcan rules over the first initiation, an event related to the realisation of the soul or Christ consciousness in the cave of the heart – an initiation currently being undertaken by a large portion of Humanity:

    • December 8, 2011 at 5:39 pm

      Thank you – words so needed. Gold to my ears. I didn’t know that mercury/4th ray=Buddhi nature.I have “The Heart of the Buddha.” book and value intuition.Also Tibetian Mysticism.Hvy.
      My yoga teacher did a picture of a little boy huddled at the bottom of several mirrors. My son is a tauras 12th house too but not full. She did a big pic of the statue of liberty with a prone body beneath and a baby curled on the side. She had a Aq. moon. Found Donald Duck comic book with Scrooge sitting on his money bags with Vulcan in it. I remember something about Vulcan/Thor? had to be warned to slow down his gold making as it was causing his planet to magnetize in a collison course with earth casting a shadow so the earth becomes darker and darker.It unfolds in such different ways. Always loved comics as a kid. I remember running up a mountain and peering over it’s edge. Running back down, Mom, mom, the Golden City is GONE! Where do these things come from. I remember as a teen wanting to hold the thermometer over the wood stove to watch the mercury go up whilst mom and dad in town. It did. Mercury rolling all over the floor. Dreaming my home town had silver waterfalls and then I read it won the cultural awards. P.R. Carmen, you might know it. But one thing that bothers me of late is that when I research everyones jupiter values that I’m involved with or around. I find mine in Leo are creative and my yoga teacher’s spiritual, mom’s and brother’s and boyfriends spiritual so I’ve had doubts about my ship being off it’s channel.
      By stronger personalities. I didn’t know about the initiation going on now but wouldn’t that conflict with the Buddhi? emphasis. Often I just do it and then later I have to try to understand what just happened. It’s hard to contend with people’s expectations when your trying to do that. It leaves one so untogether.

    • December 9, 2011 at 2:20 am

      I’m wondering one finds Vulcan in a natal chart? Is it always with Mercury? I can’t find it in my Sirius program. Am I missing something here?

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  • December 8, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Hi Marina
    I am new to the internet and I’m so glad I found your site. Very informative. Is there a way to communicate with you so I don’t have to bore everyone else with my chart info? Does it even matter? I have always been disturbed by looking at geologically accurate maps. I have never found anyone else with this tendency. I have a hard time looking at atlases having to brace myself before I can turn the page. And if they are too large I can’t look at them at all. I think it might be vertigo? I’ve always wondered about this.

    • December 8, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      Hi Carmen, don’t worry about bring people with your info! These comments work like a forum so if anyone else has a similar set up to you they could comment and help out. You are more likely to get a decent response too because I don’t really have much time for email correspondence right now. Heaps of readings to get through before Christmas, plus I’m supposed to be on holiday (ish). :)

    • December 9, 2011 at 12:37 am

      Hi Marina,
      I realized that you couldn’t possibly converse with everyone as soon as I asked. There are many interesting people on this site to exchange ideas with so I’m happy. Have a good holiday!

    • December 9, 2011 at 9:09 pm

      I’m really pleased there are so many interesting comments and contributions here. I learn a lot from reading the feedback even if I don’t always have time to add my pennies worth.

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