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Full moon and lunar eclipse in Libra: refresh relationships

Lunar eclipse in Libra Image Lunar Eclipse by Robin Samiljan

The big cosmic event this week is a total lunar eclipse in Libra, also known as a Blood Moon, on Saturday 4th April 2015. This beautiful oddity, one of four in a series of total lunar eclipses in 2014 and 2015, activates the waning energy of the Pluto Uranus square one last time before it completes its transformative work in mid May.

The Sun conjunct Uranus in Aries is a fiery, rebellious, free loving adventurer and squaring this we have the controlled, almost tyrannical energy of Pluto in Capricorn. The Moon in Libra, our emotional nature, begs for everyone to get along! At the same time, Jupiter is still trine with Uranus, though separating, and forms a lovely sextile to the Moon, helping to harmonise these conflicting energies.

With the Sun in independent, self-orientated Aries and the Moon in cooperative, relational Libra this eclipse highlights the compromises that must be made between our own needs and those of others in order to live happily and productively.

Eclipses are traditionally said to portend unpleasant events such as wars, famine, disease and other nasties, with a lunar eclipse in Libra said to bring bad weather, high winds and religious controversy, among other unfortunate events! Modern astrology looks at things a little less literally, observing the way various cosmic events catalyse the evolutionary process on both the personal and societal levels. In this paradigm a lunar eclipse is seen as a potent ending, as well as a new beginning.

Lunar eclipses can be highly emotional times and this one is unlikely to be the exception. With the Moon in opposition to Uranus emotions are likely to be very volatile – don’t be surprised if you find yourself in tears or in conflict with a person you love. With the Moon squaring Pluto this will be especially likely where you feel someone is trying to control or dominate you.

However a little self assertion may not be a bad thing. This lunar eclipse in Libra is an opportunity to bring into the light any resentment or unspoken hurt that has been undermining our primary relationships. It is a chance to start over and to find the balance between our personal needs and the needs of others.

So what does the Lunar Eclipse in Libra mean for you?

For many this lunar eclipse will have no more impact than a feeling of awe as you watch the jaguar eat the Moon, as traditional Inca people believed. But if you have planets or points (e.g. Ascendent or Mid Heaven) at 12 to 16 degrees of any sign you may find this eclipse packs more of a punch. This will be particularly likely where the planets in question are in cardinal signs, that is Capricorn, Aries, Libra or Cancer.

If you’re one of the few who will be heavily affected by the lunar eclipse in Libra you should also take a look at your chart to see which house the eclipse will fall in. You will probably find it’s in this area of your life that you will experience a brief darkness, followed closely by renewed energy and clarity. Check out this brief mini lesson for an outline of each house and what it stands for.

The lunar eclipse in Libra will be visible from most parts of North and South America, Asia, Eastern Australia and New Zealand. It will last for about 3 1/2 hours with the Moon totally eclipsed for about 5 minutes. If you’re keen to watch here’s a handy chart showing the times for all countries where the lunar eclipse in Libra will be visible.

This lunar eclipse in Libra is the third in a series of four total lunar eclipses that occur in 2014 and 2015. This is a fairly rare phenomena. The final total lunar eclipse will occur on 28th September 2015. Have you noticed any interesting shifts in your life during these lunar eclipses? Please share your thoughts below.

The beautiful painting of a Lunar Eclipse is by artist Robin Samiljan.

8 Comments on Full moon and lunar eclipse in Libra: refresh relationships

  1. I’ve been feeling this all week; Sun and Moon in Libra at 10 and 17 degrees with a Scorpio ascendent, apart from some very, very odd dreams, lots of thoughts and emotions are coming to the surface and I’m seeing people in different and often not flattering lights.

    • Interesting! I have Venus at 15 degrees Capricorn and I seem to be coming to the climax of a very long period of waiting and stuckness. On the day of the eclipse I’ll be meeting someone with whom my relationship is difficult to say the least! Much hinges on the outcome…

  2. Natal moon in Libra at 13 degrees – in the 8th house!
    Natal moon square natal mars in 11th.

    Transit pluto in 12th house
    Transit uranus in 1st house.

    I’m not afraid of the dark…. Much.

    • Thanks for sharing Anette. Big shifts eh? But so worth it when we look back in a few months time and see how far we’ve come…

      • So far I’ve felt like there has been a heavy weight on the soul these past days. Very introspective!
        Warned my BF that there was an astrological storm under way so that he shouldn’t think too much about it if I was very into myself these days.

        There’s a great need for freedom these days too (guess it must be the P/U square in 1st and 12th house…) – like I want to find my own apartment, even if I love my BF and couldn’t think of leaving him. I quite literally do not understand my own brain sometimes!

        Maybe I’m just an adrenaline junkie, and when things get too stale, I’m jumping like firecrackers or something like that. Intimacy is a biggie with saturn and pluto in 8th house too.

        Moon will pass my sun-moon midpoint and continue further in the 8th, past my scorpio sun, mercury, jupiter, venus and venus the next days. So I’m in for a ride!

        • It’s incredible how differently these transits affect each one of us because of the varied configurations of our charts. I have Venus at 15 Capricorn and my husband has Mars at 15 Libra and his north node at 15 Cancer. We had a hellova weekend! Not conflict between us, more challenges we had to face together. Enjoying some chill out time now… phew!

  3. Two and a half years ago I do recall some very intense things happening around eclipses in November – possibly they were in Scorpio or were somehow related to Saturn which had just gone into Scorpio. For me this was the start of coming to terms with a whole lot of scary stuff, which I have hopefully dealt with internally so as not to need it to manifest! This eclipse, for me relates to my Aries midheaven at 13 degrees – and will mark the finale of the last couple of years of Uranus Pluto square affecting that area of my life. I hope for good things from all the upheaval. I am already feeling more confident, having processed a lot of the tumultuous transformative energy of this time. I have lots of ideas, but for now it’s still best to wait and see how things settle in!

    Lovely post – as always

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