The lunar eclipse on September 28 is a total eclipse visible from Europe, Africa, the Americas, the eastern Pacific and western Asia.
The Moon’s path through Earth’s shadow
Eclipse maps and diagrams courtesy of Fred Espenak
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
A lunar eclipse is a time of beginnings, endings, exposure and major changes. It always has something to do with “relationships”. The changes are tied to how we relate and will have a lasting impression. Emotions run high, causing upsets and feelings of disorientation. Actions taken may not have the expected results, but they do bring awareness and enlightenment. The energy of an eclipse is at its strongest during the two days before and three days after its occurrence.
At lunar eclipses we: merge, unite, announce, contact, present ourselves, bring something out into the open, make decisions, engage, rise to the challenge, make an effort, change, get a new perspective, join with others, take on greater challenges, travel at a faster pace, feel restless, feel pressured by deadlines and a buildup of emotions, and experience excitement and crisis.
During a Full Moon, the Sun and Moon are in opposition, also called the Full Phase, indicating the linking of soul to spirit and awareness of purpose gained through relationship with another. A lunar eclipse is a supercharged Full Moon. The blocking of the Moon’s reflection of the Sun’s light by the Earth suggests that our material viewpoint stands in the way of our “seeing the light”. It serves as a reminder that we need to realize how we are held in the dark by virtue of our perspective.
The Sun is in Libra and the Moon is in Aries during the lunar eclipse on September 27. The ability to relate with others is temporarily out of balance. Relationship concerns and the desire for romance obscure reality during this period. Compromise supersedes personal concerns. Ultimately an emotional desire for independence will be realized, causing peace treaties to be broken. The challenge to restoring harmony is to express your feelings without defending your ego or negating the other’s feelings.
This lunar eclipse will give you ample opportunity to see your reflection through your relationships. Individual experiences will vary from extreme to subtle. Others will either assist you to realize your goals or challenge you to relate to their needs and emotions. It is important to be clear about your relationship expectations.
This is an excellent time let go of old conditions, attitudes, and behavior.
Sabian Degree Symbols For This Eclipse
Sun: “A Man Revealing To His Students The Foundation Of An Inner Knowledge Upon Which A “New World” Could Be Built “
Moon: “A Triangle With Wings.”
The Sabian degree symbols for this eclipse suggests that “beingness” is learned from a master able to reveal his knowledge through who he is, thus mobilizing creative endeavors by envisioning a new dimension of being.
Affirm: I am my authentic self with others.
The last time a lunar eclipse occurred at this degree was September 27, 1996 and September 27, 1977. A review of your life experiences at those times may provide clues to how you will experience this eclipse.
Events associated with this eclipse had their origin in late March, 2014, were triggered into action during late December 2014 and will resurface for completion in late June 2016.
The eclipse does not have to fall in your sign for you to feel its effects. However, if your birthday is within a day of Jan 24, Feb 8, Feb 23, Mar 24, Apr 24, May 9, May 25, Jun 25, Jul 26, Aug 11, Aug 27, Sep 26, Oct 27, Nov 11, Nov 26, Dec 25, you will definitely have an emotional response. If it makes any contacts to a planet or personal point in your chart, your experience of the eclipse will be heightened. Consult with an astrologer for a personalized discussion of the energies activated in your chart.