Right at the beginning of this day at 00:24 am EDT did the Sagittarius Full Moon/Lunar Appulse Eclipse transpire, which has brought us to a peak or highpoint in the cycle that provides us with a measure of success and failure in regard to the issues, which have been coming forward or initiated with the start of the cycle and, even in a larger context, back at the time of the Sagittarius New Moon in December of last year. For me personally, with the Moon-Sun opposition squaring my natal Mars in Virgo in 12, my “self-undoing” has been revealed in the ways I failed to take action, even though I was aware of the necessity for it and had been given the time over these long winter months to “smarten up”. Well, I’m ready for it now and will put in a “concentrated” effort (eclipse energy), while also not waiting on others anymore – whether this concerns their cooperation or their willingness to let me use their space – Neptune, who squares the lunar eclipse, is conjunct my Descendant-Vesta conjunction. Another aspect that perfects today is a tense sesqui-quadrate between Mars in Taurus and retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, pressuring us into reviewing and reorganizing the approaches we use to influence our circumstances in order to become more productive and be able to achieve tangible results. While Jupiter’s sextile to Eris in tandem with the Uranus-Pluto square brought forth a vibe in the sense of “who doesn’t dare, doesn’t succeed or win”, it is important as we have seen from numerous examples, by which ethics and morals our actions are guided and also how we interpret the truth or by which ideals we live and thus, which sacrifices or ends justify the means for us (eclipse square Neptune in Pisces). Therefore, it’s time to admit our ‘failures and weaknesses’, where we went wrong and were misguided and set intentions toward a more constructive use of our potential, while taking the next step in our evolution.
“A lunar eclipse occurs when the full moon enters the Earth’s shadow. Since the Moon “shines” only by reflecting light from the Sun, the full moon seems to disappear when it is eclipsed. Depending on which parts of the Earth’s shadow the full moon passes through (which depends on how close the full moon is to the lunar nodes), a lunar eclipse can be one of three main types. In the situation where the Moon misses the umbra entirely and only enters the penumbra (either grazing it or being completely immersed in it), an appulse (or penumbral) lunar eclipse is formed. The Moon’s surface is only slightly dimmed during an appulse. In fact, the casual observer may not even notice this kind of eclipse, since the change in appearance is so subtle. The astrological effect of an appulse is far from subtle, however.” (http://members.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/EclGeom.html)
Tarot card of the day is the “Knight of Swords”, indicating that we’re embarking on a new project or idea and there’s no stopping us. We’re headstrong and outspoken as we know what we are talking about and let others know where we or they stand, thereby going straight to the point. Certain things can no longer be avoided – the confrontation will come and commence. Yet, there is great ambition, determination and strength as our physical, emotional and spiritual energy is at a peak. Group discussions with like-minded people are best suited to inspire and motivate one another.