Lunar eclipse – July 7, 2009
There was a partial penumbral Lunar eclipse this morning. It is one of two that will occur in the next month. Neither of them will be visually intense or even noticeble at all as the Moon will not pass through the earth’s full shadow at either point.
Below are graphic representations of these events
This in contrast to the Solar eclipse on July 22 which will be the longest and most intense this century.
More on that later.
However a lunar eclipse shows where we must emotionally check in with our intuition in a certain area of life. Sagittarius is the sign of our philosophies. We must make sure that we are not being dogmatic and that dogmatism is not disconnecting us from the communications necessary to actually put our philosophies into practice.
For instance, in a disagreement, we may suddenly become judge, jury and executioner to another bewildered party without listening to their point of view (Gemini, opposite of Sagittarius) after deciding that “what they did was just SO against my values” – or something like that.
The danger of Sagittarius is this tendency to cirumvent communication (again, Gemini) due to a haughty righteousness that at the time feels like a violation of our sacred principles. But you know what, if you don’t even give another person a chance to explain, you might be the one acting like the jerk and blowing things out of proportion (again, a Jupiter/Sagittarius trait) – and probably not living up to your own philosophies and morals.
Be careful with friendships now – a Gemini thing.
Since mars and Venus are still joined, the tendency to battle is still strong – especially with Taurus and Scorpio – the signs where Mars and Venus are either in the 1st or 7th houses – relationship houses.
In general, as stated above:
1. Be careful with friendships and being haughty
2. This is especially true if you have prominent planets in Taurus and/or Scorpio