ASTROLOGY
The Eclipse Vortex & Cardinal Cross of April 2014
Category: ASTROLOGY

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Total Lunar Eclipse
April 15, 2014

By Carol Ann Ciocco

[Excerpt]  In Buddhist tradition, eclipses are observed as high holy days because they amplify our prayers and intent exponentially. What we hold in our thought and intention at these times reverberates throughout time, space and all dimensions.

We are entering into a time of powerful energies next week: an Eclipse Portal that has a celestial Cross right smack dab in the middle of it.

NOTE: This newsletter will focus on the Total Lunar Eclipse on April 15…


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The core of the vortex opens with the Full Moon on April 15, which is a Total Lunar Eclipse. And it closes on Tuesday April 29 with the New Moon, a partial Ring of Fire (Annular) Solar Eclipse. In between, on April 20-21 (Easter occurs on April 20), we have a Cross in the sky with placeholders in key energy points for manifestation.

 

The *message, energy, breakthrough, breakdown, insight, shift, light blast* etc. that the current vortex offers you will most likely surface by April 29 (the second eclipse) and continuing through mid-May, when the Eclipse Portal fully closes.

A deeper picture will emerge, however, as we enter into another Total Lunar Eclipse on October 8, 2014, with the total ‘download’ completing in September 2015. This is because next week’s eclipse is part of a group of 4 eclipses, known as a Tetrad. It kicks off a ricochet of energy, fueled by the Cross of Creation…

Focus

What to focus on if you are overwhelmed or want to glide through this month easily:

FIRST: Your INTENT is what matters now. Never mind the details or the ‘how’. If you do nothing else, or read no further, simply set your intent for the changes you would like to make in your life. The key is to focus on the changes THAT WILL HELP YOU TO BETTER SERVE HUMANITY AND EARTH. And allow the river to carry you forward to the perfect outcome. Our path of service is also the path to joy, meaning, fulfillment and the taking on of more light (enlightenment).

ALSO, please be gentle with yourself right now. During lunar eclipses, emotions heighten, with an intensified lack of clarity, transparency or cause. Every Total Lunar Eclipses is a FULL MOON, and the Full Moon has a tidal pull on our watery or emotional level. The Total Lunar Eclipse tends to bring our focus into the body and into our subconscious. Deep emotions are being stirred and revealed…

Total Lunar Eclipse – Red or Orange

On Tuesday April 15 at 3:42 am EDT, we will have a Full Moon which is a Total Lunar Eclipse (TLE). It will occur at 25 degrees of Aries (Sun) / 25 degrees of Libra (Moon).

During a Total Lunar Eclipse, the Earth’s shadow falls upon the Moon, and as this occurs the Moon’s color may change to a striking red. This is why some call the TLE a ‘blood moon.’ This does not mean it’s ominous, and it is not apocalyptic, as many have been speculating on the internet.

Dark eclipses are caused by volcanic gas and dust which filters and blocks much of the Sun’s light from reaching the Moon. In fact, although a TLE can be red, it is not possible to predict the color or the exact brightness of it. Sometimes it is orange, sometimes it’s a (disappointing!) dull brown. On a few rare occasions a Total Lunar Eclipse has taken on a turquoise hue; again, depending on the atmospheric conditions of earth.

Astronomers are predicting that the April 15 TLE will be typical, ie orange or red: “Although Indonesia’s Mount Kelud has undergone recent volcanic eruptions, it has not produced enough dust and gas to significantly darken April’s eclipse. Expect the total phase to appear bright red or orange, which is typical.” – Fred Espenak http://ow.ly/vGcFY

It’s always interesting to find out exactly what color the Total Lunar Eclipse ends up displaying. The color it reveals to us is a part of not only the mystery and beauty of a TLE experience, but also part of the metaphysical experience and the energetic *message* if we choose to tune into it.

Consider that the light you see on the Moon during a Total Lunar Eclipse comes from all the sunrises and sunsets that are occurring around Earth at the time. Our atmosphere scatters and refracts (bends) the sunlight that grazes the rim of our globe, sending some of it into Earth’s shadow.

And if you were an astronaut standing on the Moon, you would see a multi-colored Total Solar Eclipse – the Sun covered up by a dark Earth ringed all around with a thin, brilliant band of sunset- and sunrise-colored light. This video from Kurdistan Planetarium provides an animation of of what the April 15 TLE would look like from the perspective of the MOON (see 2:04):

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Timeline and Viewing

This Total Lunar Eclipse will be visible over most of North America and Hawaii. South America will also see this eclipse. Observers in the western Pacific will miss the first half of the eclipse because it occurs before moonrise. Likewise most of Europe and Africa experience moonset just as the eclipse begins. None of the eclipse is visible from north/east Europe, eastern Africa, the Middle East or Central Asia. (NASA)

A Total Lunar Eclipse engages us and invites us in to the experience i.e. it is always safe to look at the Moon during a Total Lunar Eclipse (in contrast with a Total Solar Eclipse, when it is Never safe to look at the Sun)

The entire eclipse experience lasts approximately 3.5 hours. It begins at 1:58 am EDT on April 15 (9:58 pm PDT on April 14). And the entire event will end at 5:33 am EDT (2:33 am PDT).

If you are in the viewing area (and weather permitting!) and want to experience the full event, plan to take a nap earlier in the day/evening, grab some snacks and a blanket, and go outside just before 2 a.m. You will see the Moon just a little west of due south.

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April Changes: Planetary Shift
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April Changes: Planetary Shift

The cardinal cross exerts influence on everyone throughout April and May. In esoteric lore, the cross symbolizes the resolution of life on the spiritual and physical planes. The polarity of the two planes is resolved through the meeting point in the center. The center refers to the heart space, which mediates the energies between the 3 lower and 3 higher chakras. Understanding the symbolism is a clue to balancing these forces within our being.

The full lunar eclipse on April 15 acts a catalyst for the cardinal cross energies. This will likely mean taking action on areas involving inner conflict. We do this by expressing our true feelings, defining them in physical reality, and asking for what we want. (The past months’ retrogrades gave insight about various aspects of our lives and our relative happiness with them.)

The Planets:

1) Jupiter in Cancer – Jupiter rules expansion. Placed in Cancer, it emphasizes nurturing of the child by the mother. The mother could refer to earth energies or the cosmic sea of emotional love. It can also refer to nurturing our inner child through rest, activities in nature, and joy. The inner child is truly the creative genius and also plays an important part in creating our lives.

2) Mars in Libra – Mars rules energy, and Libra rules partnerships. It rules our relationships with the people with whom we work, live, and love. The retrograde position encourages gaining awareness of what we want from relationships and how we give and take. It’s not enough to know it. This placement suggests acting on our knowledge.

3) Uranus in Aries symbolizes sudden change, the touch of the quantum field, or miracles. It can also bring strange issues. It’s a new beginning in Aries, and we’ve felt its odd energy for the past few years. It should remind us of an odd quality of life: anything can change in a few seconds. Life is more plastic and pliable than we believe.

4) Pluto in Capricorn – Pluto rules the subconscious, the darkness of our lower qualities, and Capricorn touches on structure, career, economics, and the outer world. It also refers to the group subconscious. What do we need to change to alter the world? What do we need to change to alter our own world? Pluto also gives powers of regeneration and transformation. Energy transforms easily when touched with higher frequencies, aligned with the soul.

(It’s interesting to note how last year’s aspects frequently settled in one sign, creating intensity in one area. This year’s aspects cover a good bit of the astrological wheel, perhaps teaching mastery of several energies at one time.)

How will it feel?

The cardinal cross touches the entire world so it’s easy to imagine a great deal of wild energy on a mass level, but I prefer not to see it this way. With the Sun and Uranus in Aries, it can also be an inspirational beginning, a transformational way of using energy. There are many ways of using spiritual energy—and quite a few more that no one has discovered—yet.

Energy is energy. It’s all about how we use it. Will power, action, and spiritual practice are known to solve many problems. We receive insights with spiritual practice. We receive clues from intuition, and the universe supports us when we truly seek find the truth and wisdom to change our lives. As a group, we also have enormous power to change the world through visualization and higher energies. These are active states of love.

How long does it last?

Honestly, the planets will exert pressure through April and May. This month closes with a solar eclipse on April 29. Eclipses happen every year and can act as a “reset” button by encouraging us to gather and direct our energy in a new way. We’ll feel the cross through mid-May.

Using the energy:

1) Stay calm. Learn to move through agitation. Thoughts and emotions are not always real. They can reflect internal states and patterns. Compare agitation with a meditative state. The meditate state is real—use it to navigate through agitation and upset.

2) Love yourself enough to make changes. What causes unhappiness? How can you change it? What would you see in place of it? How would the resolution feel? Hold these feeling and expand them.

3) Be clear about what you want. Make detailed lists and decide how you want the shift to feel. How would you experience life differently if everything changed?

4) Believe in yourself enough to see and generate personal and world peace. Believe in your power to positively alter your life. It’s not enough to envision. You have to take steps and believe in your ability to make it work.

5) Have patience with others. You probably have more light than others. Have compassion and reassure with uplifting words and thoughts. Take a walk or a break when feeling the negativity of other people. Renew your connection. 

6) Find your inner connection on a daily basis. Meditation brings calm and focus when the “weather” is uncertain.

7) Rest enough to receive insights and follow them.

8) Believe in the potential of positive quantum change.

9) Stay POSITIVE. The light is growing!

~ Julia Griffin
www.onetrueself.com

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Saturn vs the Sun, Black Cube and the Saturnian Cult – Santos Bonnaci
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