The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on March 23 2016 is at 3º Libra Decan 1. This Moon brings with it the potential for great illumination since it is ruled by Venus/Lucifer the bringer of light (Despite the temporary blood earth shadow.) The intuitive sense is also very sharp in Libra decan 1. Interestingly both Helena Blavatsky and Alice Bailey, who were highly influential in the so called “New Age” movement were born with their Moon here.
Generally the lunar Eclipse in this decan should bring out diplomats and peacemakers rather than war-mongers. There is a strong connection with night sky and the ability to prophecy. The Moon actually rules this decan also, so it is very strong and generally fortunate here.
This lunar eclipse could bring an aura of peace and tranquility, even if external appearances are spiky or dishevelled. It is able to neutralise a fiery environment. The eclipse in Libra 1 carries a very potent balancing energy. But strangely, if the situation is one of too much acquiescence, then this lunar eclipse could actually shift the scales towards taking a more defensive stance.
This lunar eclipse could then, surprisingly, even flip over to being more of a shadow goddess. This is rare though and generally Moon Libra 1 is soothing and harmonious. Those touched by this eclipse could might realise that they have been too naive and ignorant of malice.
The Lunar eclipse is aligned with Nodus I in the body of Draco the Dragon. This is the dragon that guards the golden apples in the garden of the Hesperides. “Draco gives an artistic and emotional but somber nature, a penetrating and analytical mind, much travel and many friends but danger of robbery and of accidental poisoning.” It also said to be the point where two meteor showers radiate from in January and March every year.
Bernadette Brady says this constellation actively guards and protects. We also find Draco in Virgo decan 1 where it is more conservative. I think the dragon has a different flavour here in cardinal Libra. It is like it’s fiercely defending treasure from being raped and pillaged, working to preserve sacred wisdom, like a Libra-rian. The apples are a symbol of Eris and her occult knowledge. There might be a deliberate holding back of these mysteries because of the power they confer. Draco ensures the recipient must be sufficiently evolved before handling such a potent weapon.