by Robert Wilkinson
We'll have the second Lunar Eclipse of 2009 at 16 degrees of Capricorn-Cancer on July 7 at 2:21 am PDT, 10:21 am Greenwich. Since Full Moons always fulfill the energies of the previous New Moon, this Eclipse will sprout the seeds of the recent June 2009 New Moon in Cancer. This Lunar Eclipse is also prelude to the much more powerful Solar Eclipse on July 21-22 at 30 Cancer. Both eclipses are shutting some old ways of life down forever (as all eclipses do), leaving us space to embrace new mutations that are coming on strong.
These will shine a light on the emergence of new personality integration exercises, and help us consolidate recent important decisions. We can see what we care about, what nurtures us, and what disciplined forms we'll need to cultivate.
We can now see how to consolidate our lives through direct action as a result of the Lunar Eclipse, and see parts of our heritage we no longer need resulting from the Solar Eclipse. In any case, since the Sun is in Cancer in both eclipses, we'll see the end of things from our past that were once parts of our daily life.
As the eclipse is prenumbral, it won't be very visible at all, and according to NASA, "...is only of academic interest since the magnitude is just 0.156. Although the Moon will be above the horizon from most of Canada, the eclipse is so minor as to be completely invisible to the naked eye."
So this Eclipse won't be seen many places, even if it will affect the Americas, Australia and New Zealand, and parts of Indonesia. It lasts 2 hours 1 1/2 minutes, implying it will have a weak effect for about 2 months.
It would seem that this is as weak as the coming Solar Eclipse is strong. From NASA, a brief look at what's coming on July 21-22: "...To make up for the anemic lunar eclipse earlier in the month, a major total eclipse of the Sun occurs two weeks later. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow extends across India, China, a handful of Japanese islands and the South Pacific Ocean. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes most of eastern Asia, Indonesia, and the Pacific Ocean..."
So like most Lunar Eclipses, this one also ushers in a transitional period of a couple of months that will clear things out of our lives, and especially our past (the Moon), so we can continue to get prepared for the wild ride of 2009-2010-2011-2012-2013. Of note is that this is the first Lunar Eclipse in a different sign than the very powerful ones in Aquarius this year and last.
However, elements of those eclipses will still be active for some time to come, due to Jupiter, Chiron, and Neptune continuing to occupy degrees in the last half of Aquarius, Especially with Jupiter, the great teacher and liberator moving across many of the planetary points occupied in the Aquarius eclipses in the next 6 months, we will continue to see Jupiterian developments directly related to the 2008 and 2009 Solar Eclipses.
All these occupied points from the past few eclipses will factor into the intense Aquarian changes and manifestations occurring over the next few years. After you're done here, if you want to go deeper into understanding the Eclipse effects you may or may have known were happening, please re-visit what I wrote about the 2008 and 2009 Aquarius eclipses in the archives.
In part two of this series, we'll go into various elements of this eclipse, and how it will manifest these next two months. It is sure to dynamically affect anyone with an Ascendant or planets between 13-19 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn, and provide productive opportunities and understandings to those with planets in the same degrees of Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.
Those with an Ascendant or planets in the late degrees of any sign will benefit greatly from the changes over the next two months, as will those with occupied points around early Taurus, early Gemini, early Scorpio, and especially mid Pisces.
All in all, it would seem that a whole bunch of points in Earth and Water signs are in dynamic and very favorable change! I'll explain more in part 2.
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