To have or not this is the question: Lunar Eclipse May 2013


Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Full Moon in Sagittarius

by Maharani Rutan©

Abstract by Leslie Hale©

At the evening hours of May 24, and the midnight hours for some on May 25, 2013, our first Penumbral Lunar Eclipse occurs at 3 to 4 degrees in Sagittarius at approximately 12:10 am EST and 9:10 pm PST depending on the orb.  A few minutes later, the sky will be lit with a full moon in Sagittarius at 12:35am EST and 9:35pm PST.

The Penumbral lunar eclipse, though it may bring intensity to human factors of emotions and actions, is not very active in the sky. The Penumbral eclipse happens when the earth moves between the sun and the moon and does not form a perfect eclipse lining like a full eclipse would.  Unlike the moon and sun covering during the normal eclipse, this time the earth obscures a part of the sun from the visibility of the moon. Due to the nature of this eclipse there will not be a change in the brightness or dimness of the moon. The eclipse may last up to ½ hour and, if all seen, it would be seen from South Americas and North America but it will only touch 1.6% diameter.  As much as the view of the eclipse is beautiful when there is a total eclipse, unfortunately and fortunately there are none this year.

The final eclipse during May occurs on the 24th-25, and it is a full moon (lunar) eclipse at 4 degrees of Sagittarius, reaching a lunar peak in the US at 12 25 a.m EST.  The NASA website calls this eclipse the ‘hyrid solar eclipse of 1789.’”-Leslie Hale



This year has already been very intense with back to back eclipses. Fortunately, there are only two more this year and they will be in the fall; in Aries and Scorpio.  So relax for a bit and enjoy the change.

The lunar eclipse will fall at 03 to 04 degrees in Sagittarius depending upon the orb. This eclipse is will be concentrated around early Sagittarius, including descendant, ascendant and those that have mutable sign in their chart (Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini’s and Virgos).  The prominence of this eclipse will be more on being cooperative, transcendent, lenient, and taking risk; at the same time there will be a dislike for confinement, dullness, hesitation and criticism.

Sagittarius is the natural ruler of the 9th house of ideas and beliefs and this eclipse will be the last on the Sagittarius /Gemini axis.  The 3rd/9th house axis relates to world view, medicine, publishing, religion, education, ideas, communication and the way we think and view the world. The ninth house also rules foreign people and places along with the legal world and the news media. (Communications)”-Leslie Hale

Full Moon/Capital

This eclipse will also re-stimulate, to some degree, the issues that were raised by the November 25, 2011 eclipse when it was in 2 degrees in Sagittarius (Read more about it here).  Perhaps looking at those days will trigger a memory which will assist understanding – what happened during the months to follow and can now assess in what is about to take place for the next 6 months.  I have had people tell me sometimes it’s the complete opposite and sometimes it’s exactly the same.  But the eclipse energy is always about endings.

The effects of this eclipse can be felt as early as 5 days before (May 20, 2013).  The uneasiness of the energy of the eclipse will be felt by everyone; however, the strength of the eclipse depends upon the house that the eclipse falls in your astrological chart.  Every eclipse has a significant bearing on revolution in our lives for at least 6 months; therefore, early born Sagittarius may feel this effect more so than ever. 

“This eclipse comes just after the exact square of Uranus and Pluto and will be the cornerstone of change in the world during this time. Change, revolutions and upsetting the status quo have been the theme of the time in which we currently live and we will see more of it this month”. – Leslie Hale


 This eclipse is particularly relationship oriented – our relationship with others can be separated, tested, or suddenly repaired as the surprise calls one to action. We may deeply consider our feelings and needs within the context of the house, sign and planetary aspects affected. To fully appreciate the potential in the lunar eclipse, we must explore both houses and signs that are brought into play. Where the Moon is we can confront our fears, old behaviors and doubts, and where the Sun is we may find the means to release from whatever oppression we experience in life through our creative efforts. In any event, there are opportunities for deeper understanding, and finding a balance in our lives.

To able to feel or rather relate to the intensity of this eclipse is to recall the eclipse that occurred on December 21, 2010, which paved the pathway to the eclipse which are about to start the motion of magnified transformation for many.  Read more about the December 21, 2010 eclipse here. This eclipse is the half-way point to the final destination for subliminal transformation and the eclipse is the nudge to make it happen.

“As the eclipse falls on the heels of the Uranus-Pluto square situations and information will be revealed and as the eclipse squares Neptune information may be cloudy. As it falls so close to the U-P square we are on the precipice of great change in the world and our personal lives now”Leslie Hale


For every astrological sign this eclipse will be different and I would recommend that you make an appointment with my recommended astrologer Leslie Hale to see how personal this eclipse will be. 

While this eclipse will affect Aries in their 9th house which focuses on learning and education, for Taurus it could affect your 8th house which a symbol of transformation and other people’s money. Gemini’s could have symphony in the 7th house of marriages and their relationships with others.  While Cancers will be focusing on their health, Leos their homes and beautifying it or moving it. Virgos 4th house will be triggered with a great analysis of their roots and family trying to figure out where they are coming from and where they are going. Into the mix comes Libra’s placement with this eclipse in their 3rd house, attentions on short trips perhaps going back to school and recreating their communication skills.  

Scorpios will not be out of this mix with a placement in their 2nd house whose motivations would be around how they will earn their money and how they will manage it. Which leaves us with the beautiful Sagittarius who will rumble this eclipse trying to find out who they are, and this eclipse will transform them one way or another triggering their 1st house (Ascendant). While Sagittarius’ begins to find themselves, Capricorns needs to be more careful as this triggers their 12th house of hidden enemies such as secrets and health. This will be a collective change for Aquarius that will be focusing on their 11th house of friends and those that protect them. While Pisceans ‘will have their 10th house triggered as far as their careers and where they position themselves in society. 


Sagittarius is about our beliefs and perhaps it is time for changes in our thinking about many things. An eclipse in Sagittarius can cause things to become blown out of proportion. There could be difficulty with travel, writers and those who communicate through the media, or have written certain things that prove questionable. Legal issues may arise and this transit is prone to expose scandals. Religious issues may also be in the forefront. We may also see issues/problems with water and drugs.

For example, this eclipse triggers my mars, Venus and my progress chart since this eclipse is relationship related it is magnified to bring new beginnings for many. However, having Venus in Sagittarius, love is a journey as long as there is learning there is love. Deteriorating relationships will bring suffocation therefore; suffocation or being caged will not be allowed with those that have Venus in Sagittarius.

If partnerships are too serious this will kill what is left in the relationship because there are many dreams and visions to fulfill. Therefore having a perfect partner for those that have Venus in Sagittarius or even involved with a Sagittarius must understand that there needs to be continues learning, joking, playing, travel, understanding, dreams, beliefs, truth, understanding and most of all love.


The house in which eclipses fall is an important facet to how one handles the energy, or rather makes use of it.  I highly suggest that you make an appointment with my recommended astrologer Leslie Hale and find out how this eclipse could affect you. Additionally, a 6 month Vedic reading brings the vast amount of information to look at in ones life on a physical plane and what adjustments to make so that cosmic transits in your astrological charts can be more sustainable. Trust me when I say what is not meant to be in your life will defiantly leave by the next eclipse in mutable sign which may not be until 2015 (sign of relief) however, though if you have placement in any other planets this will affect you.

In ancient times eclipses were considered as premonitions of complications. During the time of the eclipse, and often in the current time, it is as equally thought of.  Eclipses usually activate major destruction’s such as negative weather patterns which could be such things as floods, earthquakes, and snow storms. 

The eclipses do not have to be all negative; eclipses can bring new social positions, and a need to take inventory to make enhancements which are the key to longevity.  It is a time for expansion, grasp material and obtain understanding of spiritual and rational people and expand to the world your beliefs.  Blow out the prominence of sustainability and stability.  If hard work was the focus in the past, then there will be rewards. If you have not put in or put just enough effort then the angle of this eclipse will show you what you lacked.



This 6-month period is a time to focus on schooling, education, values, travel, and growth. This particular Eclipse chart places a huge planetary emphasis in one area of the Zodiac, Sagittarius; however, Virgo, Pisces and Gemini’s will be highly emphasized guarding against out-of-control patriotism, misunderstandings and over-sensitivity about boundaries. Tiny details can over-run long-term goals.

As the eclipse squares Neptune, we are prone to delusion, paranoia and unclear thinking. On the other hand it may be a beautiful time for creativity, psychic readings and endeavors and helping those less fortunate as well as all spiritual matters. It’s all a matter of how you channel the energy”Leslie Hale

While this eclipse brings changes, we will also experience a flower moon at 12:25 am EST.  Folklores consider the first full moon in May the Full Flower Moon, because flowers are usually everywhere and the sun and the moon keep them nurtured.


At times this Full Moon can highlight important methodological or technical advances, or social changes and reforms. Computers and other hi-tech equipment can be subject to breakdown and other disorders. Be on guard against “the unanticipated or rare” around this time.  Individuals may present with some rather strange conduct patterns under this influence as well and sudden hostilities or goodbyes may occur for some around this time.

The Fiery Sagittarius Moon compels us to speak honorably and get to the heart of the matter. Trust is resilient, small talk is out… big dreams and lofty plans take shape in our minds. Take a little trip… read a book.

The Moon in Sagittarius brings a time of exciting activity seeking and freedom. People may feel more tentative, polite, and fun loving. It is a good time for exploring interests and ideas and for expansion of the mind. Like the Archer that represents Sagittarius, people may have an inclination toward seeking out correctness and sophisticated meaning and following perception, as well as flights of elegant. While the desire for freedom will be strong, people may want to do what they want, when they want, and be impulsive and independent. These inclinations can cause impatience and a strong need for freedom.


Moon in Sagittarius is very ingenuous with her feelings. She is intelligent and ethical in emotional situations. She treats others with admiration, compassion and a sense of humor. She believes in telling it like it is, even if the truth hurts. Sagittarius Moon needs for others to be truthful with her as well. She is deeply wounded by deceitfulness. She has a talent for schooling others, and is a passionate student. Every emotional test is an opportunity for her to study, and to help others with the information she has multiplied.

The energy between the moon and eclipse may cause need to continually express feelings. Arriving to a quick rational solution for any emotional problem – and will jump right in to provide a helpful opinion. Emotional feelings are not consistent and often switch between on again and off again. This could make people appear inconsistent or two-sided, but is it you or them.  Be open-minded. The flip side of this energy may be that the urges of being super friendly in communication and a need to stay in touch with your mother or a female guardian becomes a must.

But the best part about the moon in Sagittarius is that its time to have fun and meet people.  It is also about melody, art and finer things in life.  It’s about expressing what you want with the all the accuracy behind it.  There is a greater need to approach struggles in a peaceful and stable method to overcome oppositions. However, as Sagittarius searches for the truth there is a tendency of inflexibility when the dispute is in their favor.  At the same time, Sagittarius wants peace; but in their terms. So why not make music or draw art instead of making war?


During the Sagittarius moon it’s time to care for others by making sure everyone is content.  It is also a time of being nurturing and often this type of energy makes sure that a motherly figure will be a joy to ones life.  Speaking honestly and straight to the point may be severe but it is also real. This moon also signifies the taking of responsibility in areas of family and those whom you love.  Which could mean spending more time with the ones you love, but how will you do that when you also may become very busy working? This moon is quite sociable but having to tear yourself between family, friends and obligations may cause you to be unconventional and disobedient. Be careful of your words and be gentle; the new moon will be a very calming affect.  Perhaps take a trip by the ocean or the sea, or read a book instead of stretching yourself too thin and make sure you take time for yourself.  

The eclipse can be a very difficult time even when things are perfect.  Appreciate the gifts that have been bestowed upon you by the cosmos.  Namaste the name of the moon embrace the difficulties and ask for absolution when frustrations have overcome humility.

Allow the heavy burdens of the past months to drop away. You should swim like a light being and an angel of the heavens; in the harmonious seas of bliss and peace. I strongly suggest taking your aspirations that you have made last month and cross them out one by one.  Remember never beg for your aspirations. 


During the Lunar Eclipse we must try to look at life in a different aspect.  You might want to re-write the aspirations like this: “I need help in building what I dream of and power to manifest pleasure through this process.  I need the information to love more and the ability to evolve in a positive environment.  I need to understand about my goals.”   

Since the moon is in Sagittarius, it is straightforward, robust, self-assured, and intellectual. It is my suggestion that you purchase an Orange candle and carve your name through the wick.  Anoint the candle with sandalwood or Lavender oil and chant the psalm 17.  You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result is depended upon the quality of intention, and when it comes to finding satisfying interaction, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be.

The Sanskrit mantras can be difficult to pronounce but are a powerful source of energy on levels of sounds through us and the creator.  For the Solar Eclipse it is suggested that the mantra of Surya be chanted every morning and every night for the entire transit (6 months)

The mantra for Lunar Eclipse is:


Om Chandrakia Namaha

(Om Chan Dra Kia Nahm ah ha)

The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but it is a powerful source of energy; the mantra for Sagittarius moon is:

“Om Gurave Nahmaha”

(Om Goo rah vey Nahm ah ha)

This mantra begins to stimulate and flinches the entire chakra. It specifically prepares the chakra to able to handle the inflow of Jupiter energy that gives chakra its power.

Remember the 12 aspirations.  Don’t forget to cross the ones you have already accomplished and make new ones. Don’t forget to manifest matters concerning materialistic things at this time.  And most of all don’t forget to light a white candle that day carve your name on the candle anoint the candle with Frankincense oil and chant Psalm 17 three times.  If you should have any other questions regarding the new moon please feel free to contact me or the Lunar Eclipse, please feel to contact me.   



Many people have asked the question how often they should have a reading done by a psychic or a tarot reader.  In my opinion, an in-depth reading should be done every moon cycle.  Since every moon cycle represents a change, it not only affects our external forces but our internal forces as well.  Of course, we all have burning questions every now and then and it may be necessary to have a reading done more often, but sometimes we have to let universe take its course.

When dealing with a tragic situation, it is my suggestion that before you have a reading done you must clear away negativity and fear from your emotions so that a reader can give you the clearest reading possible.  Remember also that every psychic bases all their telephone readings on your energy. So remember to ask guidance from the higher power before having a reading so that you can be neutral with your energy.  The clearest answers can be given when energy is at a neutral point.  Never get a reading when your energy is scattered because you may not receive the best reading possible.  98% of all psychics are empathic and clairvoyant so this energy is very important to them as well as you.   Always remember that every reader has their boundaries as to how far in the future they want to read.  This is their choice; however, reading beyond 6 months is a very hazy situation. Our free will plays an important role in our destiny and we are able to change anything.  This is the main reason why many readers do not go beyond the 3 to 6 month marks. 

Please remember that these are general tendencies.  It is my suggestion that all mutable signs set up an appointment with me and get a 6 month in-depth reading on the self before getting a relationship reading.  In addition, please remember that I am not an astrologer, but rather, a Vedic reader who incorporates tendencies of the sun and the moon which is the groundwork for a specialized reading.  I bring to you the outcomes that can be changed. 

Furthermore, I would advise you to speak to my recommended astrologer, Leslie Hale and get a path to remedial changes and incorporate the two; building a future that you would like to have. 

Vedic Psychic Readings

This Lunar eclipse I will be doing 6 months in-depth reading to prepare us for the finale this fall.  

Being a Vedic reader does not make me an Astrologer.  Vedic reading is focused on, and geared towards, transformational changes which are embarked by actions and reactions.  One ounce of prevention brings solace and understanding of the future. 

Unfortunately, due to my prior engagement ceremony, I will be accepting appointments only prior to May 25 and then again to be scheduled starting at 6pm May 27, 2013 through June 15, 2013.

Please contact me prior to making an appointment so that I can be sure the slot for your appointment is available.

Wishing you the best of the transitions through eclipses…