This one is sure to be a biggie as it falls just mere hours before the winter solstice, when our sun ‘dies’ each year. It will be visible in its entirety all across America shortly after midnight tonight and peaking at 3:17am EST.
So the Sun is dead and the moon is bleeding??
What is the meaning behind this strange happening in our sky? My intuition tells me it has to do with the transition into a new global paradigm to come within these next few months.
Based on the chart I drew up for the peak of the eclipse here in New York City, where I live, the sun and moon are opposite each other in the second and eighth house, the house of material possessions/the body and the house of money/the occult. As Wall Street is located in NYC, my feeling is that this is a sign of the coming(well actually ongoing) financial collapse. This eclipse is sort of a seal to the deal that began after the fall of the WTC twin towers on 9/11, symbols of Americas economic power.
The signs activated by this eclipse, Sagittarius and Gemini, also eerily echo this. Sagittarius represents religion and dogma, symbolized by the shooting centaur while Gemini is the astrological twin and rules mass media. Sound familiar? Religious fundamentalism in the shape of an arrow(plane) striking the twin towers while broadcast worldwide via mass media?? Strange indeed.
Another interesting note is that the eclipse falls at the last degree in the signs of Sagittarius and Gemini. The last degree of any sign is always the most potent, as it holds within it the pregnant wisdom of the completed cycle, which can now give birth to the next sign. So once again to review: we have the Sun at its lowest point in the sky and a total lunar eclipse happening in the last degree of the signs. Can someone say “The end is nigh!” any louder?! Well of course, the end is never really the end, just a transition into a new world and therefore carries within it the seed to begin anew.
Also, here are the Sabian symbols for this full moon lunar eclipse for those interested:
Sun is at 30º Sagittarius: THE POPE BLESSING THE FAITHFUL.
Moon is at 30º Gemini: A PARADE OF BATHING BEAUTIES.
Tonight will be the largest full moon of the year. It will be in 11 degrees of Leo for which the Sabian Symbol is Leo 11: Children on a Swing in the Safety of a Huge Oak Tree.
Full moons have long been known to effect the ocean tides, intensify fluid human emotions and influence some very strange behavior. We can expect this months full moon, appearing almost 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than any other moon this year, to have a stronger effect than usual. Not only is this moon supercharged with the fiery energy of Leo but it is also paired with Mars as its bright sidekick. This synchronization will bring plenty of excitement with a bit of chaos thrown into the mix. The Native Americans called this the “wolf moon” and it is sure to bring out some werewolves tonight.
A great way to channel this energy would be with any Leo-esque activities like dancing the night away or engaging in a creative project such as painting. Anyway you choose to spend this full moon, make sure to never lose your childlike wonder of creation and don’t forget to have fun!