Deb McBride
Astrologer

December, 2011

It's eclipse time!

December 7, 2011

We have a lunar eclipse on Saturday Dec 10 with the Moon in the sign of Gemini and the Sun in Sagittarius. Eclipses are dynamic energy, they always bring forward and clear out the issues that have been simmering in our lives for the last few months. These are often deeply emotional matters. This is a particularly potent eclipse because the Moon will be at its own South Node, which is the swirling vortex of the Zodiac. The Moon governs our emotional needs, where we are satisfied in our lives. If it is sitting in a place that creates the sucking action of a vacuum cleaner, and then receives an eclipse, we will all feel like our emotional needs and desires will never be met. Remember the word “eclipse” means to “block out” or “obscure.” This is a case where the desires and needs of the Moon are blocked out and those needs are particularly intense right now as it sits on its South Node. That point of the South Node is where we fall into old habits and obsessions. Where we run the same old scenes over and over again in our heads. Preoccupied with the past, with our emotions, with our needs. Each of us will make attempts to feel emotionally nurtured, which will be an exercise in futility. We will have an immediate need to take some sort of action to satiate this. This is typical of eclipses.

 

Since this lunation is in Gemini, the desire to communicate will be strong. But the emotional experience accompanying an eclipse defies language. Gemini’s ruler, Mercury, is in the sign of Sagittarius and since the Sun is also there at the North Node, this is the area of our lives where we should seek fulfillment. We should focus on the choices we have in our lives, the new directions, the risks we need to take. Eclipses inevitably leave the past behind and open a new path before us.

 

As if that isn’t enough, Uranus will move forward in Aries out of retrograde on the same day as the eclipse. Uranus is the great awakener and what ever matters we’ve been focused on during the last six months are now showing up again to reveal new information to us. Uranus will be at the degree of 0 Aries, which is the very beginning of the Zodiac. It is also known as the world axis. This invites world events into this weekend. The last time Uranus was at this point was back in March during the Japanese earthquake. It doesn’t necessarily mean there will be another earthquake, but there may be some new information revealed about that time. The initial passage of Uranus to this point was May/June 2010. This period and March 2011 are two lengths of time we may be revisiting during this weekend. Think back to what was happening for you in those moments and how it has transformed your life. (See previous post for more info on Uranus’s recent activity.)

 

All of these major events, eclipse and Uranus, will make us want to act with great urgency. This is unwise. Look at your options, take the high road. It may be an emotionally uncomfortable few days ahead. Do not attempt to relive the past. Incorporate those prior feelings and situations into your life now and move forward.

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