Holy Moly, this Lunar Eclipse in Aries that’s happening on Tues night/Wed morning has been packing a punch for days already, especially if you have any major points or planets ranging in the 12-18 degree vicinity in your natal chart.
Lunar Eclipses are often about inner shifts, realizations and things coming to light that were previously unknown. This Eclipse is conjunct Uranus so this could play out with something really unexpected coming out of left field knocking you sideways. Or, it might just give you a little wobble and you’ll find yourself happily surprised to see how far you’ve come now that things no longer rock you out of your centre quite like they used to.
Uranus also triggers our freedom-needing, rebellious side that wants to break free from any shackles or situations that have made us feel tied, bound or restricted. We need to watch our emotional responses right now because not only is all this happening in impulsive Aries, but it is a Grand Fire Trine to boot! Mars is in Sag, and Jupiter is in Leo, just adding some pep and fuel to a fire that is already crackling with electricity! You might feel like someone has lit that fire underneath you, prodding you to confront unmet potentials within you, and triggering you to question your life and how you’re living it. If you’re feeling this, you’re probably not feeling it in a dreamy, watery kind of way, but in an urgent, “I need to take action now, get out of my way!!!” kind of way.
With Uranus involved – and the Grand Fire Trine – we have to be particularly conscious not to project any fury and frustration outward at the nearest innocent bystander, or run away from home/our family/job/relationship in the heat of the moment – and there will be plenty of heat/inner fire/explosiveness/anger/frustration/irritability/volatility/passion stirred with all this fire energy.
We want to take a breath, and use this influence to check in with where we are out of balance – or feel out of balance. Where are we neglecting our needs/dreams/desires/fire/creativity/potential, and what can we do about it? How do we want to best express this energy and passion and fire that is awakening from within us? Do we need to shift our perspective? Do we need to discuss a change of schedule with our boss or partner in order to get more time to do what we feel we need/want to do?
None of this is easy. This eclipse and the trine is on my Chiron so for me it’s been feeling like someone going back and forth over any remaining old wounds/old beliefs saying: “Do you feel that? Do ya? Do ya? What are you going to do about it?” It’s been very challenging to ‘just breathe’, (and I can’t say I’ve mastered that having quite the emotional releases lately) but at the same time sometimes it feels good to let the inner dragon roar and have a wail and express ones needs clearly!
The question for all of us now is: how to use and express this energy in a positive way rather than a destructive way be that destructive toward self or others. On a global/political level there is mucho projection going on right now particularly of the fiery kind, and if my personal projections have reminded me of anything it is this: while it temporarily feels good to unleash ones pent up emotion by hurling it outside of ones self, ultimately the source of that emotion continues to reside within us until we have addressed it.
Unhealed inner anger is generating so much outer conflict and violence, which in turn is triggering the community’s anger, and the vicious cycle goes round and round. It is a natural human response to feel angry at what is inhumane, and yet to stay in anger is to perpetuate a cycling loop that is surely at its expiration date. Anger can definitely be a motivating energy, but we want to be motivated toward good actions rather than fuel the bad. When you feel anger coming up, flip it round and feel it as passion. Ask yourself okay, what is this feeling reminding me? What reality/behaviour would I prefer to be witnessing/experiencing right now instead of what is? What can I personally do about it? If I can’t do anything personally right now, what thoughts/prayers/visions/love can I direct to the situation?
This Fire Trine Lunar Eclipse is powerful and in many ways I’m loving it and am grateful for it – in other ways it is most definitely a time to watch your temper, remind yourself to breathe before flying off the handle or taking any impulsive actions (especially with Mercury Retrograde making things a bit pear-shaped when it comes to communication), and bottom line: look within for the true source of whatever it is you are feeling. If fire is erupting from you, excellent – find out what emotion/dream/wound/desire/need within you is seeking attention, expression or balance.
How are you all feeling?
(c) Dana Mrkich 2014