My own blurb about the eclipse is buried in my article about Super Tuesday, but here’s some who coordinates the Astrology pages on About.com:
This new Moon (Exact on the 6th at 10:44 pm EST) has the potential to be an extraordinary one. It’s an alignment of five planets in Aquarius (Sun, Moon, Neptune, Chiron and Mercury), a sign of waking up and busting out. It’s the global equivalent of one of those 70s-era decorative spheres, lit up with lightning bolts. There’s excitement from being on the edge of what’s known, and crossing over into unexpected territory. The synapses start firing in new ways, and alter our perception of the world. The new Moon in Aquarius invites us to break out of usual ways of thinking, and make space for the zingy new.
At the same time, we’re plodding through earth now, with Pluto’s penetrating eye turned to structures and institutions (Capricorn).
Saturn retrograding in Virgo snags us on details, and forces things like steady effort and patience. There’s a shift toward seeing things realistically, combined with the Aquarian currents of awakening to new possibilities. Astrowisdom’s Lisa Dale Miller sums up the moment this way: “The combination of these planets in Aquarius and Capricorn represent a mind-blowing head-to-head struggle between the energies of Saturn (reality) and Uranus (innovative vision).”
You can’t get a much more sobering reality than the state of our planet. From too many fish being plucked from the sea to the very soil being stripped of nutrients from overuse. All the earth planets anchor us in that reality, making flights of fancy less possible. More people are actually living with the effects of the deteriorated environment. On the up side, here’s a moment to connect to […]