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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries - October 18th 2013

Penumbral Full Moon Lunar Eclipse are subtle as the dimming of the Moon's surface is perceptible only to experienced astronomers.  This Eclipse will be visible for all of North America, Africa, Europe, Brazil and Canada.  The Eclipse lasts for 239 minutes.   

Friday, October 18th ~ The Eclipse in initiating, action oriented and "of the individual" sign of Aries occurs at 7:39 p.m. EDT at 25 degrees and then goes VOID for the remainder of the evening.  This lunations brings awareness about self vs. others and invites us to balance our personal needs with others we have relationship with.  The Full Moon (the Sun in Libra) makes a trine to the centaur planet Nessus helping us to align our individuality with the group in a healthy, ethical and supportive manner.  Pluto trines Eros today supporting our need for emotional intensity with our passions and desires.  Chiron is opposing the god of love and passion suggesting awareness around our sensitivities, need for healing, balance, compassion and wisdom - using our passions/desires wisely.

On Saturday the Moon ingresses practical, security oriented Taurus flavoring our emotions with sensuality in the food we eat, fabrics we wear and in our relationship.  Security is important to us now.  Mars moves into opposition with creative and foggy Neptune encouraging a time of rest and floating.  Used differently it can be easy to overindulge in mind altering substances, to inaccurately project desires and impressions onto others and to read situations inaccurately.  Avoiding firm decisions and committed actions requiring hard work and clarity is best now.  Connecting with your creativity and artistic pleasures is a positive approach.