The eclipse season begins with the first total lunar eclipse of the year May 26, at 5 degrees in Sagittarius. The lunar peak occurs in the morning before 7:30AM, EDT. This is a total lunar eclipse as well as a supermoon. Supermoons appear closer to the earth and are associated with tidal and seismic activity such as the recent volcanic eruption in the Congo.
Sagittarius rules the 9th house of travel, education, philosophy, publishing, religion and world view as well as foreign places and legal affairs. This eclipse falls in less than three weeks before to the Uranus-Saturn square and Mercury is almost stationary retrograde which could delay events connected to the eclipse, or cause problems in communication, travel, speaking and with young people, or all manner of glitches, revelations and breakdowns. Sagittarius is also associated with bluntness, lack of boundries and righteousness, whether deserved or not.
At the time of this eclipse, the Moon squares Jupiter. While this is pleasant most of the time, things can be blown out of proportion, or we could see or hear news of foreign people, lawyers, and lawsuits, and politics. In the US, we should expect unexpected events as this eclipse opposes Uranus in the US chart, and the mood of the population will be stirred up. This eclipse could affect communication of all types.
Mars trines Neptune, which will represent a creative and compassionate energy that will go a long way toward changing or calming matters. Compassionate action will make itself seen and heard during this time on the world stage and in our lives.
Venus has entered its square to Neptune and this represents a double edged sword. This can manifest as creativity, soft lights and reverie, but it is advisable to use caution in all of your dealings especially relating to love and money. Romance may be on the horizon, but don’t believe everything you hear, rather let a few days go by before coming to solid confusions, and this does not favor clear financial transactions that may turn out differently than planned.
For some this may be a spiritual, creative and compassionate moon as it squares Neptune. You could have vivid dreams and psychic experiences or feel very creative.
Sagittarius is a fun loving sign prone to adventures. There will be a desire for expansion on some level, so enjoy the optimism this sign often confers, but keep your boundaries realistic. The energies of this moon will lead up to the solar eclipse in Gemini June 10th.