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Monday, March 14, 2016

Eclipse in Libra: Love me, love me not

The second of two eclipses occurs this month on March 23, and this is a lunar eclipse falling at 3.17 degrees of Libra, peaking at 8:01 AM, EST. Libra is the natural ruler of the 7th house of marriage and partnerships, and well as courts, and those we consider 'open enemies.'

The energy of this eclipse will focus on relationships-the good and the bad. Are you getting what you need, or is it time to move on?
Eclipses are powerful astrological events and often reveal things previously unknown, or we change course in some way. Typically endings occur on lunar eclipses and new beginnings on solar eclipses but it can the other way around.

While an eclipse hitting a sensitive point in your chart can bring negative situations to light, eclipses can also bring positive change. An eclipse is like a light post in the dark, showing us the way, and the path of what it's to come. This energy can go for months, and in some cases years to come, revealing what our focus will be not only during the eclipse but over a longer period of time. An eclipse is a wild card in many respects and can usher in dramatic events. Some things end and new things begin. An eclipse can bring an unexpected event, or things outside your personal control that can coincide in a new or different direction. A lunar eclipse is like a full moon on steroids. The energy of an eclipse begins at least 30 days before the eclipse occurs, becoming more powerful in the days before the eclipse.

Eclipses are not always negative, sometime they coincide with positive situations and things we have been working on come together during this period.
This eclipse opposes Mercury, showing the propensity for agitation, arguments and a tremendous amount of communication, issues concerning young people and/or work associates or immediate family members. This is also indicative of danger while driving, or issues around travel or transport.

A lunar eclipse occurred close to this degree on March 24, 1997. If you can recall this period it might give you an idea of what you may expect this time.
As Libra rules the 7th house we can expect issues to crop up relating to relationships one way or another, and this is not limited to romantic relationships. If your relationship is solid, don't expect the worse. It is those relationships that are unhealthy or tottering on the edge that will be the most likely to end.

Jupiter squares Saturn and it is exact on the day of the eclipse. At times Jupiter/Saturn squares can be a culmination of events we have been working on, especially concerning business, start up companies, money matters and financial situations. Many things can end or come to a conclusion during this time.

Now is the time to take a realistic approach in all of your affairs and be conservative in your outlook, actions and planning. This is not the best time for expansion and if you go in this direction you may feel as though you are swimming upstream.
Typically however, Jupiter-Saturn squares seem a bit restrictive and in many cases situations can end. This transit can coincide with legal and financial matters or restrictions, problems in professional affairs, conflicts with professional responsibilities, or with supervisors, and those in positions of authority.

This transit will play out in the world in a major way. Jupiter and Saturn rule the two political parties and we can expect (in the US) major clashes. Ethical or moral issues will be called into question one way or another and religion could pose questions as well. As Jupiter rules foreign countries and people we will see issues arise relating to foreign situations, and circumstances, even the chance of terrorist activities.

 This transit relates to the financial markets on a worldwide basis.

Summer of 2015 Jupiter squared Saturn in Leo/Scorpio. We saw the normalization of US relations with Cuba, and China devalued its currency.  The eclipse will amp up the energy of this powerful square bring important events and situations to our attention both in our lives and in the world.

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