Total Lunar Eclipse
Full Moon in Aries
October 08, 2014
Behold! The eclipse of the century! It is not often that an eclipse occurs on a blood moon. This eclipse will bring reminisce of the past as well as peeling the skin of Cardinal signs. This is nothing new to Aries; the Aries/Libra polarity began as far back as October 06, 1949 when it was at 13 degrees in Libra/Aries. Then it continued to transform both Aries and Libra until September 1950. Then again in March and April from 1950-1967. The cycle began again from 1968 at 13 degrees Aries/Libra polarity and ended in 1969. Both of these planets then disconnected again having their own individual eclipses until 1987 when it started its 13 degrees cycle again in October and this is where it stopped. But did it?
“The eclipse season is upon us and the first eclipse of October will be a lunar eclipse at 15 degrees of Aries, October 8 at 6:51 A.M., EST. Until then, the energy of this eclipse will increase before it actually occurs and events related to this eclipse will begin to happen.” – Leslie Hale
We are so close to the same degree and same effects of the eclipse that you might as well say we are back in 1995. On October 08, 1995 there was a lunar eclipse in the Aries/Libra polarity at 14 degrees and this year’s eclipse also falls on October 08, 2014 but at 15 degrees at the Libra/Aries axis. The universe now asks many of us what have we really learned in 19 years? And what do we still have to learn? Whatever the case may be this is a transformational eclipse for sure. The lamination of the Blood Moon and the Total Solar eclipse will be spectacular to see.
There will be so much activity going on in our atmosphere that every planetary phase will be significant. Our beautiful moon will begin its journey a couple of days before the eclipse by forming a Blood moon. The moon will turn reddish orange as it starts to become full. Many theorized that the Blood moon in April is preparing for sins to be forgiven and a second coming is to begin. However, this moon is as intense as the April 2014 moon thus signifying change of seasons. It is also known as a hunter’s moon; this is the time to gather food and meat for the long winter ahead.
“This will be a powerhouse eclipse as it sets off the Uranus-Pluto square, and conjuncts Uranus. Major events will occur in the world and in our personal lives.” – Leslie Hale
The penumbral eclipse will begin to touch the moon around 1:16 am EST, and 10:16 pm PST on the morning of October 08, 2014. The Partial Eclipse will turn the moon hue red around 2:15am EST. It will take a good 90 minutes before Total Lunar Eclipse begins at 2:25am am EST which brings the moon totally red. The maximum effect will last for 30 minutes at 3:55am EST to the west where moon will begin to set at 4:24am and within the hour it reverses to partial eclipse at 5:24 and sets at 6:34am EST
The last total lunar eclipse was on April 14, 2014 and it was a sight to see. The total lunar eclipse occurs when the sun is parallel to the earth shadow and voids out the moon whereas the shadow of the sun covers the moon completely. The beauty of this eclipse is the moon which will turn pitch red. But this time the entire North America will be able to view this eclipse in the late evening of the 7th and early morning of 8th as it makes its way through the Pacific Ocean, Australia and East Asia until the evening of 8th of October. No one will miss out on this eclipse unless it rains or the clouds are covering the sky. But surely it won’t be as visible unless there was a full moon.
“A lunar eclipse can reveal things previously unknown and being situations to a climax or critical point. These situations are often related to our personal environment, home, security and those we are closely connected with.” Leslie Hale
The full moon brings intense endings and the eclipse usually brings transformations. Effects of this eclipse will vary from person to person depending upon their astrological chart. As I am not an astrologer, I would suggest you seek the counsel of my recommended astrologer Leslie Hale or my other recommended astrologers here. This eclipse has primary focus around cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Capricorn and Libra) and they will be emphasized first. Especially for those that have primary planets in Libra and Aries, this will be an intense time period.
“It is interesting to note that Uranus on October 8th is 14 degrees Aries 31 minutes so the eclipse is right on top of Uranus. That will add a dimension of difficulty. Eclipses eclipse or take something away.” – Xtrology
Many people will feel the energy of the full moon as early as 5 days before (October 3, 2014) and the intense energy could cause disturbed sleep and energy. Never get a reading during the waxing period or even do anything spontaneous as your intent may be a little skewed. To receive the most positive effect of the full moon it pours down fantastic energy but it highly depends upon the mood of the person. It would not be surprising that emotions will be all over the place.
“Eclipses are most powerful if they aspect a personal planet in your own chart, and those affecting the cardinal houses-first, fourth, seventh and tenth are the most powerful of all, and Aries is a cardinal sign and the ruler of the first house of self.” – Leslie Hale
During this full moon stay as calm as possible and forgive others as they may not be in the same space as yourself and try to think positives as it will amplify them tremendously. Stay focused on whatever is happening around you and pay close attention to the physical and psychological world. Just as solar and lunar eclipses press the red button to reset our long term clock, the full moon does things similarly by resetting the clock for a shorter span. Just as the Native Americans named the October moon as the Harvest moon it also gives us an opportunity to harvest what we have planted. It is also a part of a rebirth when one season turns into another as well as a time of adjustment; it also is a relational moon named as the dying moon.
Even though the polarity of the lunar eclipse very unique to the one we felt in April of this year, it is as close as you can get to the 1995 eclipse. Where the sun in Libra wants balance and peace, but Aries wants to make things happen now. Libra is willing to wait for things to happen but worries it won’t work out well. Aries becomes impatient and wants it yesterday, not minding if it works out or not – at least we gave it a try. Unlike Libras who want to talk about things and be collaborative with others, Aries’ always take the very defensive position. This brings conflicts between “mine” (Aries) and “ours” (Libra).
“Aries or the first house rules us-we ourselves and our personal desires and as it opposes the seventh house it is also about them. It is a fire sign and fire is bright and takes control to be in charge. There is nothing subtle about this energy and fire people generally do not stop until they get what they want.” – Leslie Hale
This Libra-Aries full moon and Aries Eclipse basically is polarity of two equals. Libra’s motto is “I choose what is balanced” and Aries: “I want what I want and I will find force to get it”. Therefore, this eclipse questions what in their life is balance and what force or determination is needed to get it. The last eclipse in Aries was on April 14, 2014 but it impacted all those born in the early degrees of Aries. Now it is determined to change the state of those that are born April 1st through the 14th. However, this eclipse is very unique; it has Libra and Aries written all over it so it really does not matter what degree, only thing that matters is that you will transform in one way or the other.
Every experience during the eclipse is unique to a person’s circumstances. The closest impact is the challenges; look back to your circumstances April of 2005, March 2006, and October 2013 and finally look at April 2014. What changed? Did something end? Whether it is a job, relationship, or perhaps you got married or moved? The circumstances have surely made a transformable impact on all Aries and Libra.
“Relationship themes and situations of all types will be emphasized during this eclipse. This full moon eclipse is the companion moon to the September 24, new moon in Libra, the sign ruling marriage and partnerships, as well as courts and laws.” – Leslie Hale
Sometimes eclipses weld things back together all of a sudden. Open channels of communication can even bring new career paths as well as moves. Nevertheless, some of these, or all of these, can possibility occur. However, don’t expect instant changes as Mercury retrograde is slowing many cardinal signs, especially Libra, as well as fixed signs and Scorpio (Read more about it here).
“Because the eclipse is a function of the Moon and the Moon is the weakest planet in astrology, the event that takes place in your life could be upsetting but should not be life altering. Inconvenience is a definite possibility.”–Xtrology
Those that have Aries or Libra in their chart will either end relationships or begin new ones. This is a kind of crisis eclipse where relationships of all kinds will be tested, broken, or radically change over time. This eclipse, along with the one last April, is about getting rid of junk from the past; if it is on a personal note or personal fulfillment it does not matter if it is relationship centered. There will be more instructions in 2016 when push comes to shove and decisions will be made.
“Full moons-lunar eclipses are times of high emotions as the Sun is in opposition to the Moon and at times your actions may be mirrored in others. Things and situations can be released whether it be a person, situation or a negative habit.” – Leslie Hale
For Aries and Libra it is a time for change; to magnify what already here. Especially for those that were born in the first 15-20 days into the sign of Aries or Libra, watch your well being as you may get sick or feel lethargic. This eclipse questions what is it going to take to move forward.
The transformational changes every person experiences depends upon the effects of their planets. I would highly suggest that you make an appointment with my recommended astrologer Leslie Hale(click here) to see how intense it will be for you. I am not an astrologer and do not claim to be one, rather, I am a Vedic reader. My teaching incorporates astrological inferences for the action and reaction due to planetary shifts.
“As this eclipse conjuncts Uranus we may expect the unexpected in our personal lives and in the world. Moon-Uranus eclipses can make you feel edgy, bring about sudden endings and totally unanticipated twists and turns that can be shocking or liberating. The Moon itself rules women, your home and emotional life. It is important to guard against rash actions, and don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.”- Leslie Hale
The general tendencies will primarily focus around cardinal; therefore, this summary will emphasize those astrological signs that will be impacted first. However, the best general tendency is to combine mercury retrograde tendency with the eclipse and you will get a fuller picture of what is to come (read more about it here).
Aries: Here we go again, as if you have not gone through enough turbulence in your life. But perhaps this will bring you blessings. The transformational change is an absolute necessity in your life. You will be changing yourself, and the way you present yourself, to the world thus planting seeds for the next 6 months. This will be about your personal appearance and communication skills; the way we present ourselves to others and the impressions we make. It is also about how we defend ourselves in the environment where we live and our general outlook of life. It’s to question if being assertive and demanding helps or hinders you. But most of all this moon is about you shining and riding that energy to mark your presence in the universe.
Libra: Your life revolves around harmony across the board; whether it is a relationship or your success, whatever fosters you will be tested. There a greater tendency to become very irritable towards people because you want changes quickly. There is a possibility your career may change or your corporation may go through a sudden change and you must continue to remain flexible. There are things that will be completely out of your control and you will realize this it is about career reconstruction. But on the other hand, it could mean a promotion or marriage. Nevertheless, it will impact every relationship whether it is blessed or torn; this is about consideration and consequences of your actions from the past and present and what you will do to change the future. This is all about harvesting what you sow. But be aware that Mercury retrograde may slow you down to reap the rewards you want (read about it here) but not to worry, you have 6 months to prove your point.
Cancer: Karma is going to play an important role in your life. If you have been cordial to people or disconnected yourself from people, whatever the case may be, you will pay the consequences of your actions. You will be blessed for your kindness and regards to others thus helping you to continue fostering those relationships that gave mutual rapport. In addition, your career path may also change for the good or the bad. Usually Saturn (lord of difficult lessons) places itself here. This is all about your reputation, career success, attitudes, responsibility, and higher achievement. It is also about parents, especially the father figure, and how his role has impacted your life and your world view. This is time for you to shine in areas of career and development and it could happen all of a sudden. Don’t rush because you are planting for 6 months.
Capricorn: Your career is about to take off but on the other side you may have difficulties in areas of family and partnership. Every partnership, whether it is business or family, will be tested. It is time for you to be diligent and tolerant when dealing with people you love and people you work with. This eclipse will question who your family is, where you come from, how you will connect with the past, and may even give a bump to your financial life. However, if there are temperamental issues don’t be surprised if you are not disconnected by family members and co-workers who are not easily cooperative. Whatever the case, give yourself personal space and allow people in your life.
Mutable signs will have a double whammy; not only is mercury retrograding, which affects them three times a year (read about it here), but the eclipse always brings major changes in their lives as well
Gemini: Friends have always been important to you and you hate drama but drama is the name of the game here. The universe wants you to weed out friends that do not foster you and friendships which are broken. Your religious and metaphysical world will also be tested if there is faith in what the universe provides you. In every relationship, whether it is friendship or organization, there is a purpose. This eclipse tests that very purpose to see if your purpose is oriented with humanity instead of selfish ideals. It is about major changes in your life, your friends, and your wishes. Be good to your friends and support them as they will elevate you in areas which you have never known before.
Virgo: You have been going through so many changes in your career life; some people have gone through organization changes while others in areas of their business. The natural life or condition of your career and work life is going through a transformation. Every area of communication is tested as well as events around family and friends. Everyone, however, comes to you to seek counsel only because you are the most grounded personality. At the same time, it is about your transformation, other people’s money, personal growth, taxes, and inheritance; mostly about other people’s money and how it affects you. This will test the groundwork, if you are independent or dependent on other people’s money and your attitude when things ruffle your feathers. Finally, it is also time to clean up and remove clutter (stop hoarding), deal with banking, and get rid of things that collect dust.
Pisces: You may be the only person during this eclipse well put together financially while society’s view of finances and money continues to bring shivers. With your view remaining intact be careful with indulging your money and be prepared to start investing in anything that seems prosperous. This eclipse questions your values and self-worth but also what you possess in the material world. Perhaps you could invest in something so prosperous that it brings you fame and fortune or, if you risk it all, it could be gone in a second. However, if you do things correctly you will reap the rewards financially.
Sagittarius: You are about to take a leap in to the metaphysical world; your spiritual needs are being blessed. You will not question what is real anymore as you have already been aware of what is real by now. You now look at what is real and what is not and whatever is not you will finally leave behind such as liars and cheaters. But don’t be surprised that your significant other is going to go through some major changes and they will need your shoulder and hand to hold on to. You may become much more self-expressive and want to have fun but if you push it then it may cause unnecessary drama in your family life as well as partnerships. This eclipse is not about seriousness but having fun, so have fun with your children, go to a party, and get crazy with art.
Fixed signs, you have been through so much between the eclipses, Saturn, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, and you have been played by the universe like a puppet on a string. This is especially true for Scorpios who have risen through ashes to ashes, dust to dust. If it is any consolation, there will be no more eclipses in Scorpio for at least 6 years. Because now the eclipse will switch signs next year and won’t be hitting any fixed signs until 2016 so rest assured that it’s a sign of relief. Just hang on for 6 more months and get past the eclipse on October 23, 2014 and you will be home free, I promise.
Since the next eclipse on October 23, 2014 will be gracing 0 degrees Scorpio (October 23-31) general tendencies will be amplified.
Scorpio: Breathe slowly and easily there may be a job change or the condition of your work may change dramatically and it may even be a little unstable. This period also will trigger repairs in your home or the idea that you finally want to make the repairs. But repairs to your home may not be the only thing changing, perhaps you will get a haircut or perhaps you change the way you are presenting yourself (i.e. clothing, jewelry, or even hair). This eclipse is focused on your work, health, and service to others. You may get a new job, perhaps you might want to go on that diet, or that you want to work for human services, spend time with your pets and re-defining and refining ourselves in the world of occupation and feeling good. Be careful, too much of a good thing is not good either.
Taurus: You may decide to focus on a more spiritual path. Perhaps you might want to learn something new in regard to religion and be more in-tune with the universal energy or perhaps you want to teach others. You will be surly torn from one side to another and perhaps you could have job change or experience breakups and breaking of partnerships as these are the focus of the eclipse. But surely organizations that you may be involved with will make some transformations and this will greatly affect you. This is also a karma eclipse for you; things that were once hidden to you will become clearer and through this experience you will grow. Just be a little careful with your temper as it may be heated with emotions and confrontations.
Leo: You will constantly be tested in areas of your beliefs and spirituality; this is not a bad thing but rather, a good thing. This is to see how close you are to the universal energy. Biased, inconsistent, and hypocritical practices will leave your life and all the garbage will also be fixed but with great patience and tolerance. But remember dear Leo, Jupiter is brining you luck in all areas of your life including education, personal truth, and religious beliefs. Jupiter will bless all those that are true and bring wrath upon those that bring chaos and resistance in world. Jupiter will stay with your for a couple of years so enjoy with all your compassion and give with all your heart. Collaboration is the name of the game in this eclipse for you dear Leo.
Aquarius: We know you want success but it may not happen in your time frame only because there are way too many obstacles and baggage that you are carrying on your shoulders. Be flexible because appointments are bound to be cancelled or rescheduled and avoid anything that is too risky. This eclipse is the way you communicate with people and how you think and react to people; whatever you put out there will come back to you. Be open minded and open hearted. Do not take risks with your health and your money right now; it is about conservation and mindfulness. It’s time to finish projects or leave them for good because you will be busy listening to other people talk way too much.
The Aries moon is about making people aware of what is not stable and where people may feel they are giving more than they are receiving. With this awareness we can find out what is going to create stability in a relationship or money matters. There is the push of Libra energy which needs and yearns for a relationship and Aries energy which loves to be free; building a relationship fostered through freedom.
“As this moon squares Pluto we may become obsessive and issues may arise. Moon-Pluto transits deal with obsessive feelings and desires, issues and Pluto rules the dark, hidden realm that exists in our subconscious mind. Pluto also rules oil, bullies, nuclear materials and those who push their agenda on others.” – Leslie Hale
This moon is also known as the Harvest moon; connecting humans and earth to now harvest and pray. Now the Hunter’s moon in October focuses around connecting with animals or rather, totem. This conjunction will allow many to look at life differently every time the new moon approaches and allow us to look at the past and the future at the same time.
The Full moon Aries brings to us a perseverance of existence. Our purpose of this message will be focused around accommodating, extricating, and bringing out our very best. With it, bring out the best outcomes through aims and wishes being granted by the universal energies. But one thing it will bring is a path that must be followed and there is always fury when a person goes against the guidelines of the universe. If you follow the advice of the universe, and the path that the universe is trying to lead you on, then you will follow your spiritual path in connection with the Universe bringing with it a Divine light.
“As the eclipse affects both outer planets this sets off the Uranus-Pluto square and results will be dramatic. Those most affected will have cardinal planets (Libra, Aries, Cancer and Capricorn) from 13-17 degrees. If this eclipse aspects personal planets in your chart you can expect to see change, good or bad, depending on what it is aspecting in your chart.” _ Leslie Hale
As unusual as it seems, this full moon is also known as the blood moon. It will cause many people to act out of character, including animals this time. This type of moon has been known to cause viciousness, suicides, and domestic disputes over things that may or may not exist. Because this moon focuses around the amulet stages, some of us may become very antagonistic in what we say or do.
This moon is so powerful that perhaps it may be a time for you to sit in quietness for 3 days, or even a week, just connecting with your spiritual guides and embracing the energy as a good omen rather than evil.
“Mercury is retrograde at 1 degree of Scorpio and this may delay events connected with this eclipse. I have seen events delayed by a few days or a few weeks when an eclipse falls on a retrograde Mercury. As Mercury is in its retrograde station events/situations will take on more intensity and depth of feeling with this eclipse and surface feelings will not suffice.” – Leslie Hale
This is a gift from the universe to try to resolve pain within every situation of relationships as lessons learned. Be careful that while you are contemplating your thoughts you don’t overdo eating, drinking, or any other obsessive tendencies.
The uniqueness of this full moon is at 15 degrees Aries/Libra, which means we are coming to some sort of a conclusion. This moon is in the house of relationships which means that a final resolution will be made either to move forwards with any one relationship (i.e. business friends, lovers, family etc.). There will be many messages from the universe so heed them all. Libras are also known as a focus of justice through consciousness and stability which means listen to your instinct. Aries is the power which is also known as a consciousness of something. Remember, in the spiritual world the Universe gave Ram divine will power as creator himself.
“Venus-Pluto transits are indicative of jealousy, obsessive feelings and the potential for selfishness, and lack of consideration for the emotional needs and feelings of others, or you may feel that you are being treated with less consideration than desirable. There can be attempts to remake or reform others, and it is important to remember that change begins within, and the only person it is actually possible to change is oneself. In its most extreme cases Venus-Pluto transits deal with domestic abuse or rape and it is likely we will hear news of such.” –Leslie Hale
As this moon is a polar opposite, Libra requires synchronization in every aspect of relationships and Aries can be very impetuous. Though Aries really yearns for contentment and has to be the best at everything, Libra wants to be elite to others. Therefore, there are two mantras which must apply to bring the most benefit to this harmonious moon and the sun, as well as Mercury which will slow things down.
The Moons Energy:
“Om Chandrakia Namaha”
(Om Chan dra Keeya Na-ma-ha)
The mantra for Libra energy is:
Om Shukrya Namaha
(Om Shoo-krah-yah Nahm-ah-ah)
These mantras are to bring stability across every aspect of your relationships.
As Mercury is also retrograding in Libra, the Mercury retrograde mantra is:
Om Buddahya Namaha
(Om Bud dah ya Na Ma ha)
Please note, these are general tendencies and not particular to any one person. I would suggest that you contact an Astrologer for the latest update on how to handle this energy and what to expect. To contact a recommended Astrologer such as Leslie Hale, Xtrology, Lee Still Waters, or any other of my dear friends and astrological guides, click here.
Additionally, I do not claim to be an Astrologer, but as a Vedic reader we must use the graph of spiritual transformation as a utility to give you the most impartial pathway to a divine light which is only handled by the Universal powers.
Again, if you are a Cardinal sign or have any Cardinal signs in your chart, I would encourage you to get updates on yourself through a personal or relationship reading. I normally do not encourage two relationship readings in one month however, this may be an exception to the rule due to the polar opposites coming together to make the transformation of a lifetime.
“Venus makes is its opposition to Uranus becoming exact on October 11. Venus-Uranus transits relate to breakups, changes in relationships and brings an unexpected element that is hard to predict and misguided actions are often the norm without really thinking things through.” – Leslie Hale
This is mostly a relationship eclipse. It is about making it or finally breaking it. It is also about what I need, and what we need so that ours can be strong, together.