Lunar Eclipse & Supermoon 27 / 28 September 2015

September 27, 2015



This is a big deal astrologically!


We are about to experience a stunning lunar eclipse! The full eclipse begins at 10.11pm eastern time reaching its maximum at 10.47pm. This will be fully visible on the eastern side of North America, Central America, all of Latin America, Western Europe and West Africa. It is a spectacular event as we also have a Supermoon (at her closest point to earth making it appear 12-14% bigger). The Moon's orbit around the Earth is not a perfect circle, but elliptical, with one side closer to the Earth than the other. The point on the Moon's orbit closest to the Earth is called the perigee and the point farthest away is the apogee. You can imagine that when the Moon is so close to us, she has an even greater influence and impact than usual.


Eclipses occur when the Earth, Sun, and Moon form a straight line. During a solar eclipse, the light of the Sun is blocked out as the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. During a lunar eclipse, the reflective light of the Moon is extinguished as the Earth passes between the Sun and Moon. In either case, light is eliminated. The effect of a solar eclipse lasts one year for each hour of the eclipse’s duration (usually about 3.5 years). The effect of a lunar eclipse varies in duration. Knowing when significant planets later transit over the eclipse point is key to chart interpretation. Love, anger, and faith will all be on the agenda because Mars, Venus, and Jupiter are moving in.


Mercury is retrograde backing up into the eclipse under the sign of Libra. Be careful you don't get into any arguments or harsh words over relationships! The Moon is in fiery Aries so avoid explosive emotion and don't say something regrettable. Don't stir up other people's feelings. It's not really a good time to have a go at your partner for not wrapping the camembert just right. 


Because Jupiter in Virgo opposes Neptune, many people feel frustrated as their day to day responsibilities and tasks get in the way of their vision and dreams. If you feel this way, embrace it! What are you doing that you don't really want to be doing in the longer term? What action can you take to initiate a big positive shift?


Saturn and Mars, the malefics, are squaring each other in mutable signs. We need to avoid anything risky at this time and take good care of ourselves. When the malefics are mutable they can be more difficult to sense as they collaborate to cause change through mutating challenges.


An eclipse indicates what in your life needs to be changed. It is like an alarm signal telling you where to wake up and focus. This depends on its location within your natal chart (the natal chart delineates the soul or astral body which resides on the astral plane). It literally changes the manner in which you receive the energies or rays of the planets.


It is particularly significant when an eclipse occurs on or very near to one of your planets, the Ascendant, Descendant, Imum Coeli, Midheaven, or a house cusp. Tonight's supermoon and lunar eclipse occurs in Aries and Libra.


Do remember that while the eclipse is phenomenal to observe (use the right eyewear if you observe a solar eclipse), it is very powerful. Depending what is going on in your chart, you might want to avoid it. If you are having a tough time at the moment or you are unwell, stay away from the spectacle. In all honesty, eclipses tend to trigger issues to be addressed, so try to check what is at 4 degrees of Libra and Aries in your chart. If you have health issues, it is great to be in the bath or shower during maximum eclipse because water does in some way protect us from the energetic intensity.


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