TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE
FULL MOON IN LIBRA
APRIL 14/15, 2014
Spectacular! Even though many could consider it an omen, or fearing the worst, whenever a major lunar eclipse casts shadows in our skies, unlike any other eclipse this will be the most beautiful site to see. This is the first total lunar eclipse in almost 2 ½ years and even better, for the first time in a very long time it will be viewed by the entire North and South Americas. I call this “our” special eclipse. This eclipse will last for 78 to 80 minutes and it will naturally run its course from the pacific to eastern boarders of the United States.
This beautiful eclipse, which begins its transformation on the 14th of April at 12:46 Am PST, will continue to move into phases until a Total eclipse is formed. A total Eclipse usually occurs when the moon completely blocks the sun and it’s parallel to the earth shadow. The dark shadow covers the sun and the moon. However, the spectacular thing about this eclipse is that it will be visible to almost everyone including Australia, the Pacific and the Americas. How beautiful can it be? For astronomy, this is probably one the of the most beautiful sites next to shooting stars, new comet’s ,or stars being developed, but to the human eye this is also graceful to watch.
Although every experience is unique and often we compare one to another, we can use our own familiarity to compare what it could be like. Degree wise the last eclipse in Libra was very close to the one we felt October 14, 2004. This eclipse is at 25 degrees in Libra give or take the position of the orb while the one in October, 2004 was at 21 degrees depending also on its position.
The full moon in Libra will begin this eclipse at 12:42 am PST, 3:42 am EST and directly afterwards will become the total lunar eclipse. Therefore, the name given to the first moon in April fits perfectly as a pink moon. Love, change, balance, and equality; is it all or nothing? This is yet to be determined as things following this eclipse will set the stage to magnificent changes.
According to the farmer’s almanac the first full moon in April is usually referred to as a Pink moon, or the Grass Moon. Often the reference of the Pink moon is due to the color of moss that covers the trees and grass against the shadow of the moon light. Additionally, the Green moon gives the encouraging nourishment to bring dull grass from the dreadful winter to green.
Since the eclipse is paired with the moon, there must be a very straight line between beliefs and understanding. Depending upon what ones world view is in the western culture, eclipses always bring chaos and sometimes this chaos can be difficult but it does not have to be bad. We must keep in mind that this is a lunar eclipse (in the darkness) and wherever the lunar eclipse falls in a specific chart it affects the opposite houses. In natural terms, it will be the secondary area which will affect the crisis the most.
In October, 2004 we had a Solar Eclipse in Libra and shortly after we had lunar eclipse in Taurus. As you will see, it will be a similar situation 10 years later however, the eclipses are reverse. Which means that this time it is a lunar eclipse in Libra and a solar in Taurus. Why is this so? And why does history repeat itself? Oftentimes it has been discussed by ancient astronomers that if history does not repeat we cannot change the path we live. For example, if we learn to ride a bike and we fall down, years later we try to ride the same bike and we fall down we can either feel the pain worse or brush it off because we know that pain (experience) is not so bad or it is tolerable. This is the same in life. And how we handle people and things in our lives, some of us could feel this already. Therefore, it is always tested forwards and backwards to make sure every lesson is learned at great length in order not to have it repeated.
This is re-consideration, or a test, of the last eclipse. Therefore, those people that are born 5 days before or after the following dates will feel this eclipse more than others. Remember to look back at what happened around April/ May, 2006 which is about to happen again. So whatever is felt will last until the Spring of 3 years from now. The intensity of this eclipse is guaranteed to make changes for all those that have Libra and Cardinal signs in their chart, especially those that are born on 10th of any month which means 5 days before and after so from 5-15 of any month. Additionally, those that are born on the 24th to the 29th of the month will be affected. To sum this down even further, birthdays Jan 9-13, Feb 9-13 & 23-26, March 9-13, April 9-15, May 9-15 & 24-31, June 9-15, 27, August 9-15 & 23-28, September 9-15 & 23-28, October 9-15, November 9-15 and 21-28 and lastly December 9-15. Many of you will own your own actions by the fall of this year. Again, this does not have to be bad, it can be the most wonderful experience and you pay it forwards.
When the moon is full it usually indicates growth, emotions, and our hearts and memories as we plant the seeds of our emotions by confronting our deepest ones. In 2012 the new moon started something new and we worked at it for 2 years and now here we are where the celestial energy is basically letting us know that we have learned our lessons and its time move forwards to the next stage of our lives.
Libra moon awakens our balance as Aries charges us with energy to create a better future for us. Saturn is still in Scorpio however, moving backwards in time, which asks us important lessons: what have we learned from all that we have had, worked, and been? Giving us even deeper questions of what do we know about ourselves and how we handle our relationships with others. The idea of this full moon is to question what was created on the new moon on March 30, 2014. Was it deep, creative or was it so reckless and dangerous that it needed to happen?
Both Aries and Libra, being Cardinal signs, have very unique personalities. Aries works with fire and robust Libra uses sweetness and negotiation as passage way to collaboration. They are, however, both determined, no matter how wrong they are they will get their way. Libra looks at and analyzes everything, looking at all possibilities both good and bad. Aries, on the other hand, just risks everything. There is too much for them to think about in their actions until they wonder why they even have to choose.
Just a few days before the eclipse Pluto, the planet of the underworld and ruler of Scorpio, is one of the most powerful planets and will be retrograding also until September. Hopefully tempers will not rise and with it joining Saturn in Scorpio, perhaps hard lessons will also be eased. The lucky Sweet Jupiter will be there for us to bring us joy.
The pink moon or rather, a full moon in Libra, wants all of us to be in harmony and wait for the right moment to make any decision. It is highly important right now to connect with your relationships including family, friends, and even partners. The most beneficial part is if your occupation is a lawyer, psychologist, criminologist, sociologist, and you have Libra anywhere in your chart, your career may soar as you bring the energy to light to build, and discover things. Full moon in Libra always brings fairness with co-workers but be ready to face constructive criticism also.
As peaceful as this full moon is this just the energy’s way of asking all cardinal signs including Libra, Cancer, and Aries what have you done since 2012. Many of you must remember all the eclipses that rocked our world it all began in 2012. So many astrologers have written about the cardinal crosses that in the western world it seems so bleak and so scary, but in the Vedic world it is reformation. If you run, what are you running from and where will you go? So for now until 20th of April let’s leave the worries of the Cardinal Cross behind and focus on the present and on today.
This beautiful pink moon brings us light and love but it could also bring endings to toxic relationships. Libra Moon values harmonious relationships. It behaves in a way to make sure that he/or she is loved and the love is kept. It’s a need to please the people you feel close to, and want to be nurtured with kindness, a charming manner, and with music and beautiful things. Libra Moon needs close friendship, partnership or marriage to feel nurtured and safe. You may have need for peace, harmony and pleasant surroundings. In emotional situations, the Libra Moon tends to act very rationally and strives to make fair decisions. Hating a fight, she may even finesse her way out of confrontation. People will have strong sensitivity to, and attraction for, others. This comes from the Libran search for harmony and balance, for the Libra nature accentuates teamwork. It’s a good time to form partnerships of all natures—friendships, marriages, and business.
Even though this moon is placed to bring blessings to relationships and any difficulties, the sun in Aries will bring separation in everyone. It’s an echo of one in other people’s lives and how we, and others, foster it. Whatever is good will be blessed and whatever is bad will have its punishment. Being the best you can be will be the ideal way to go. Concentrating on the needs of others will defiantly bring brownie points during this full moon emphasis.
This eclipse and the moon energy is so strong that many people will feel this pull as early as around the 2nd or 3rd of April while others may already be feeling it. Therefore, bring diverse diplomacy in your relationships. Find a way to be independent yet supportive. However, there may be some pressure between our time alone to introspect and others time wanting to be with us. Take your time and if others don’t respect it, then this is the catalyst to see if the relationship is really worth the respect and honor. But at the same time, making decisions to end a relationship, or harsh behavior, will not be the way to go unless this is what the best conclusion is. If it is, it will NEVER come back at the same compassion it was when it began because the eclipse gives that much energy and initiative to never go back again. Eclipse and full moon together is natural energy to end things.
Often, Libra moon and the eclipse open our eyes to look at things so clearly that it answers the question that we cannot carry other people’s burdens as they are too heavy. This moon and the eclipse questions what is ours, what is theirs, what is ours not to fix, and what belongs to others. It also questions individuality with support not to fix people or things. The pressure may be so much that finally those important things that should have been said will be said, and sometimes, honesty hurts but it needs to be done to let go with grace. It’s best to look at self-accountability, self-reflection, how our actions hurt others, and to question why bad things happen to us? Perhaps we are so easy to judge others yet we can’t avoid looking at ourselves. When we do we accept our karma, but when we don’t chaos always happens. Libra moon, along with the eclipse, is this reflection and eye opener.
Don’t over evaluate as emotions may get the best of us – be sensible. Due to the volcanoes within our reactions control issues may not allow balance to be restored as it should. Therefore watching what you say to avoid heated arguments may come through alliance rather than silence or arguments. Discuss needs and find the sacrifices which are needed to alter your own identity so that relationship can be honored.
The full moon brings with it energy to plant and harvest. With the moon in Libra, there is a need to have a satisfying relationship with a loving partner in order to feel at concord spiritually. There is an urge to repeatedly assess feelings, seeking just the right equilibrium with others. There is also a sparkle for grandeur and fine arts which can be expressed in a significant way. Fostering others by treating them equitably and seeing their stunning potentials is the theme for this full moon. There also could be a look toward the idealism of mother or a motherly figure to be the model of radiance, gentleness, allure and fairness.
As interesting as it can be when there is a full moon in Libra with Aries energy, it can be complimentary towards one effort which is to supplement each other’s goals and desires, however, tempers can rise if there is a misunderstanding in shared resources. There is a greater chance of being bold, passionate, and very adventurous.
Poonam, as they call it in Hindu scriptures and languages, is usually relationship linked, therefore people who are born on a full moon, and it does not matter what sign you are, will experience a higher impact than anyone else. Often, when paired with eclipses, it brings out repressed emotions which are often activated with the energy that it holds. Cardinal signs are naturally sensitive to their surroundings. However, no matter what sign one is born under, this is something that has been brewing for so long that it could go both ways – either you finally tell someone how you really feel and it starts a romance of a lifetime or a sudden break up or argument comes from nowhere, bringing out things that were never discussed. Therefore, 5 days before and 5 days after the eclipse is as crucial as the day of the full moon, thus if there is nothing nice to say then don’t say it at all. Otherwise, like the old saying goes, “you can never take back your words and apologies can bring forgiveness but never forgetfulness”.
Vedic readings have always incorporated astrology, perception, action, and reaction as an intertwining methodology to clarity and by all means what I am about to give to you is not a perfect science nor should be it considered as such. This generalization is at its face value, where the eclipse and the full moon bring forth changes, but to have your own individual reading I would really recommend that you speak to an astrologer and see what it holds for you. I am not an astrologer nor claim to be – I don’t have the analytical prospect to pursue it; the information is a mere generalization as a precaution so that this transition becomes as simple and transitional as possible.
Remember to really analyze where these astrological signs fall in your chart before maximizing or minimizing what could occur. What is given to you is for warning and remedies to avoid chaos and bring peace during this difficult transit.
Aries & Taurus: With your enterprising techniques you always seem to get things done, but please be very cautious of your words, especially to your loved ones. If you have once thought about marriage this is the time to discuss the outcome or make that commitment which you know is right to do. However, there could be intense hidden pressure and it may be advisable to be cooperative and collaborative to save the relationship. If you don’t, the words could cause many relationships to sever. Additionally, legal issues, if any, may not go in your favor because you did too much or said too much hastily.
Gemini: Such grace and fun, you’re always moving. You do have this knack … you are the procrastinating one. This can be auspicious or lead to a breaking point, but either way it will be close to your heart. You may finally decide that you want to bring someone new into your life or that old relationship is no longer benefiting you and you leave for good. But your heart is like a child. If it is not relationships it may be younger person who will bring out the child in you that you never thought you had and you will finally be alive with creativity and zeal. Hooray for you Gemini, this is what you wanted or…
Cancer: Your heart is always in the right place and your home is where you always find comfort. But do you remember 2009? This lunar eclipse is as pivotal to you as it will be every Cardinal sign. Your number one priority is your home: whom you will live with, where you want to live, and who you want to have in your life as a family member. Whether you decide to sever the ties with a family member or reconnect, your home is where your heart will remain. This eclipse will surely shake it up or bless it but it all depends upon how much it means to you.
Leo: My sweet Leo’s, oh I love you all so much. Everything always happens to you, but why? Well probably because you did not take care of something well enough. Or is it that you did not make yourself clear? Whatever the case, maybe it will affect everything you count on to function. If it is a car that gets you to and from work which you did not get fixed or that computer you need to go to school, I guess being reckless and procrastinating did not help. But then again, sometimes you just want everyone to be at peace but to what point? So it’s a little bit of a bumpy ride but don’t say I didn’t say so.
Virgo: My sweet, kind, loving Virgo’s, if I did not love them so much I would not have married one. But you do have some habits – you aim to please. However, sometimes we can’t buy what we want and when we want it. This eclipse will make you realize what you want and I don’t mean love. Remember, the Macy sale can wait … or can it? This eclipse will get you very busy thinking about how you will make your money, how you will spend your money, and what you want in the future. If you want a big house with a white picket fence don’t you think that you might have to conserve just a little? Can sales wait for your dream? There is a song for your call money, money, money.
Libra: This is your eclipse as you have been through so many things, but your heart has always been in the right place. This eclipse is all about you. Who are you? What in the world are you wearing? Are you tired of listening to others or are you ready to be who you want to be and to what lengths will you go to get there? You are always self-aware of your actions but are you always accountable? If you decide to change your hair or your style just to be in the mode of changing – try to stay away from psychedelic colors will you? And I don’t think Flare pants are your style anyway. Get ready for great changes, stand up for yourself and be exactly who you want to be. Remember the old saying: you can please some people some of the time but not all the people all of the time.
Scorpio: Oh how I love thee, let me count the ways. Oh wait am I talking to myself? Remember dear Scorpio you are exactly who you are but are you ready? I mean really think about it. As a natural ability, you know your spirituality but why are you so afraid of being alone? You don’t need to be. Go away to a retreat; hide in your own world and sometimes its ok to be lonely, but you are doing it to yourself you know. When you disconnect yourself from people, you find your own natural talents of creativity and expression – you are breaking through everything that is destined for you. But to be more in touch with the higher spirit, remember that the higher power always talks to you in silence. Most likely, during the eclipse, you can’t be any more spiritual than you are and many people will need you because you will help this eclipse as the connection with you and the spiritual world will become so intense that it may overwhelm you. Don’t get scared, it is not to be used to just run away but it should be used to be more Devine. You are given permission to be alone and more than that, you will love your connection with the higher power. But please don’t become a yogi (nun) just yet unless you really want to.
Sagittarius: You do realize that you love people and you love to get out and do things. You are awesome listeners and sometimes you are emotional sponges because you always want to make people happy and not to disappoint anyone, don’t you? But you also realize that sometimes you take on things that are not yours to have, hold, or fix, and when you can’t it’s so hard for you – truth always sets you free, doesn’t it? I believe your list of friends is about quality not really quantity though you like quantity too but too much of that takes all your energy and de-bunks you. Many of you Saggys have taught me a word and if it was not for you I don’t what I would do but as I always say we must practice what we preach. Don’t you hate it when people judge you? So do you remember someone saying to you that you are the company you keep? Your reputation relies on the friendships you keep and your grace happens with you when you always do the honorable thing. And remember that word I said? With others “whatever”! Say it over and over and over again.
Capricorn: You are such a straight shooter. Sometimes you can be a little stubborn but you mean well in your heart. But as I said, all Cardinal signs, including yourself, may go through some changes that may make you see life from a whole new prospective. But you do have a habit of worrying way too much at times and your entire life depends on who you are in the world. The eclipse always makes changes. Sometimes when things don’t work, and we keep working at it anyways even though we know it’s not going to work, we have to try harder and we can’t keep holding on to junk. If your character and how you are viewed by others is important to you, remember that because of this eclipse, depending upon who or what it was meant to do, will highly depend on your identity. I wish I could go into further explanation but it seems the changes you make are often hidden. My best advice is that if it was humble and the only role you played in it was to volunteer your service then it will be recognized. If, however, there was any kind of selfishness or self-reasoning for fame or recognition I can’t tell you how it will go. Perhaps it may go exactly as you planned, perhaps not, only because this eclipse will change its course one way or the other.
Aquarius: And to this day I still can’t figure you out. I do know you need to be in the public eye, you are very resolute, and often keep to yourself – but when you have something to say, my goodness you say it. My only concern is you often live in a world of your own and you are happy with that world which is fine but you can’t make a home out of Lego’s and not expect it to fall down. But this eclipse forces you to take risks again. It also asks you very important questions: Have you learned all you wanted to learn? Do you know where you are going? Do you know what you are following? Do want to be more God like if so then are you practicing God like ways? You know that you don’t like being in one place for too long and its ok to run off to China to practice Buddhism but can you make it a round trip ticket because you might not come back and I might have to hunt you down?
Pisces: You are so spiritual at heart. You know that it has been said God had the same birth sign as you. Another advantage is that everyone, and I mean everyone, has Pisces somewhere in there charts but you’re the closest to spirituality. Oh, and your psychic antennas are quite right (ok most of the time) nooo… all the time. So this eclipse you will question why you were born, where you were born, perhaps even the reason why you were born but the problem is Karma – it’s time to pay the fiddler. I don’t mean it in a spiritual way; I mean it in the materialistic world. It’s time to pay the debts off. There may be intense pressure of debts to be repaid or you may find out that you owed a debt you never paid off and you have very little time to do it. Or perhaps you will feel that the other people’s money is not coming to you fast enough. Look at this again, have we been there before? I believe a couple of eclipses ago the same issues arose and I hope you had a chance to work that out then so that you don’t have to do it again. But, if you had not done so, it’s here again for you to pay the Karma and be spiritual and humble while doing so.
The interpretation which I have elaborated previously is a generalization though each experience, each chart, and each perception is individual in nature; the energy does apply in many senses. Vedic readers are NOT astrologers and we do not claim to be astrologers. We are the messengers to avoid trouble. Almost like one client called it a “GPS” but unlike a GPS, we can tell you about traffic and we can tell you what will happen if you go into it. We can also tell you why the traffic occurred, but we cannot enable you.
Eclipses are favored by Vedic Readers, not so much Vedic Astrologers, and perhaps not even Western astrologers depending upon their convictions. Vedic readers consider them as an open window or an opportunity to consider, contemplate, reflect, getting rid of clutter, and being in touch with the higher self by connecting with our consciousness and the actions which cause others reaction.
We have a full moon every month and during this time the universal energy calls upon us to look at our oppositions. This is especially when Aries and Libra moons ask many questions of us. Aries always calls into action to make something happen even if it is not the right thing to do but do something. On the other side, Libra asks us to spend time by ourselves and we find solace in animals and things of beauty.
But Libra moon wants justice and bravery to bring forth freedom, creativity, and living in the moment. Moreover, Libra tests every relationship; questioning its solidarity, denials, repression, aggression, and conflicts while analyzing safety and peace. All Cardinal signs will be affected, not only by this moon, but by the eclipse; it is judgment day. This day asks, is the heart, the soul, or is the truth the balance? Things that were once ignored can no longer be ignored. The passion that forces an action, many issues will occur not by force but by nature, brings new experiences which are greatly needed. Whether finally letting go of something or someone that has been a heavy monkey on a shoulder, or a fresh new look to a relationship, for sure this new moon and eclipse will be wake-up processes and reckoning.
But not all eclipses or full moons, as I explained, have to be bad, they can also be time for miracles, awakenings, flexibility and a new perception. The energy will be right to not let conflict bring us down but to allow many of us to take the time to listen and to be heard. It allows many different viewpoints and different interpretations to be able to make choices that are best for us.
This eclipse is very much relationship oriented. Many relationships can break or be restructured. During the lunar eclipse, and the full moon, it is always encouraged to let Goddess Luxmi or any spiritual energy enter your home with your arms wide open. To do this, clean your home of clutter and create and ambience of pure scents of incense and candles. Lighten your altar, and your work space, with stones such as jade, amethyst, and most of all, Aventurine if you can find them at your nearest new age store. You don’t need much, just a small amount.
The Libra full moon represents energy that is beautiful, cordial, comfortable, impartial and devoted. However, the lunar eclipse fosters change, endings, and conflicts. Therefore I suggest that three candles be purchased for this eclipse.
Libra moon: Yellow candle. Carve your name under the wick with a pen or a pencil or purchase a candle in a glass and write your name on a piece of paper and tape it to the bottom of the holder. Make sure you anoint the candle with lavender oil if it is a single solid candle or place a couple of drops around the base of the candle and place the candle in a dish so that it does not crack and recite psalm 26 every morning until October 15, 2014 when the moon enters Taurus. However, since this is an eclipse in Libra, I encourage that if time allows, continue this mantra and psalm for 6 months forwards.
Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras, achieving the desired result is dependent upon the quality of intention. When it comes to finding satisfying relationships, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be. Mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy. The mantra for Libra moon is:
Om Shukrya Namaha
(Om Shoo-krah-yah Nahm-ah-ah)
This mantra produces the quality of friendship within oneself, including others.
The intention of this mantra is to smooth your path in life by helping you understand the lessons you have set for yourself. Through karma the negativity will surpass with every moon cycle. Remember to cross out the old affirmation even if there is a slightest change and create a new one. The perfect number for aspiration is 10. This means to list 10 aspirations and recite them every night until the next moon cycle. Remember, never make the affirmations beginning with “I balance”, it must be worded “I need balance in my life with friendship and love.”
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 or when it is affecting you astrologically. Additionally, relationship readings should be limited to once a month so that anxiety and urgency does not become the emanate energy instead of patience and faith.
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 the universe take its course.
However, poonam (full moon) is energized by Cancerians therefore; we must respect the energy that it brings to us. Full moons can be very nurturing, emotional, sensitive, and it is my suggestion that you purchase a pink candle either in a glass or a solid carve your name and anoint with also lavender oil or inspirational oil and chant psalm 70 until the next moon cycle which is April 27, 2014.
The full moon mantra is
“Om Shrim Chandrakia Namah”
(Om Shreem Chan dra kia nahm – ah- ha)
Om, and salutation to the creative abundance that is the very form of the universe.
This Mantra opens the universal forces in your life and allows the righteous changes to occur. With every moon cycle, remember to cross out the old affirmation even if there is a slightest change and create new ones. The perfect number for aspiration is 10. This means to list 10 aspirations and recite them every night until the next moon cycle. Remember; never make the affirmations beginning with “I feel the resolute. I protect, save, nourish, assimilate all of the life’s emotions, have a desire to connect to the source of subconscious, and be reserved, quiet, and love without conditions.
However, the grand finale is the eclipse which means great changes and this can be very tough for many of us. Therefore, I recommend that for Christian practitioners, Psalm 16 is the most ideal of all psalms. Also acquire a white candle either a solid or a glass anoint the candle or the glass bottom with myrrh and the mantra for the eclipse is:
Om Shree chitra Nakshtra Devataye Namaha
(Om Sh-ree Chit-ra Nak shri tra de va ta ye Na maha)
This is mantra is a dispeller of difficulties and will assist in making a full transition through the next 6 months for cardinal signs.
Please note again, I am not an astrologer and do not claim to be an astrologer. Vedic reading incorporates astrology, numerology, and Sanskrit divination as a path to direction.
I will be offering 6 month in-depth readings for all those that have cardinal signs in their chart, including relationship readings, at a reduced price starting April 15, 2014. Please note that due to the Cardinal Grand Cross, I am recommending updates at the end of the month. If you do not have cardinal signs in your chart, it is advisable to wait until the second eclipse on April 28 to get the most accurate reading possible. Two readings are only encouraged for cardinal signs or those that are involved with cardinal people. If you also had a reading done less than 3.5 weeks ago, I also recommend for you to wait because it could end up to be very negative or redundant.
Wishing you the best of journey on this wonderful full moon and the total lunar eclipse. Take lots of pictures and remember, this does not happen but once in a great while.