Twice a year, for a few weeks, the Earth, the Sun and the Moon are in perfect alignment, like on a billiard table. This is a very special time, and the astronomical result of this alignment is that during these two periods there will be lunar and solar eclipses, to some degree.
The current eclipses season began with the full Solar Eclipse of September 13th, and continues with a Lunar Eclipse on October 28th.
Where and When?
The lunar eclipse will be seen from e Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa, west Asia.
(credit for the map: NASA http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/LEplot/LEplot2001/LE2015Sep28T.pdf)
The eclipse will start at 00:11 UTC and will end 5:22 UTC.
The peak of the eclipse, or full eclipse will be between 2:11 -3:23 UTC.
The Astrological Meaning of an Eclipse
The 3 major celestial bodies are The Sun, The Moon and Earth. All with huge astrological impact.
The Sun and the Moon are two major forces, opposing yet complimentary. They symbolize the conscious and subconscious, the adult and the child, the logic and the dream, the Ying and Yang and much more.
And between these two oppositions – there’s Earth.
The Sun is the transmitter, the Moon is the receiver, and Earth, our beautiful blue planet, is the conductor. Earth processes these two opposing powers, the electro-magnetic power of the dance between the Sun and the Moon, and the result of it is all the life upon it.
The alignments between these three great bodies (the Sun, the Moon and Earth) are known years in advance and appear in the personal astrological chart as the True and South Nodes – known in many cultures as the Dragon’s Head and the Dragon’s Tail.
During the Moon’s eclipse, Earth – the great conductor – is right between the conscious part of our lives (the Sun) and the subconscious part of our life, creating a separation between these two parts. This is also a separation between logic and intuition, past and future, the inner child and the inner adult and so on.
The Lunar eclipse is a time to detach from our history, from our old prints, from our fears, mistakes and the paths that do not serve us anymore.
This year the eclipses also occur very close to the equinox (September 21st) – and reinforce the great opportunity for a total re-start and a fresh beginning, heading the future…