call off the dogs, smokey moon

In a little under a week we have a Full Moon, and a lunar eclipse. It will be a partial one, penumbral, so more shadowed than blood, and it follows the solar eclipse of two weeks prior. The solar eclipse was all about letting go, and the lunar eclipse should bring this to its culmination.

While the solar eclipse occurred in Pisces, the lunar eclipse has drifted into Aries-Libra territory, cardinal signs affected by the Uranus-Pluto square, even though the Sun and Moon are a long way off the positions of Uranus and Pluto, which are towards the end of the second decanate of their signs. But still, this cardinal connection gives us a clue as to the nature of this eclipse.

This eclipse group finds its mirror at the other end of the year, in about six months time in September 2016. The coming six months sees the beginning of the falling apart of the Uranus-Pluto square. It’s a long, on-off fall apart, lasting about three years before final disengagement, but this is the beginning of the long end of this generation defining aspect.

The solar eclipse has been a powerful opportunity to  release, let go, surrender all the aggro stuff to Pisces, and tend back towards the work in Virgo.  Very little “cardinal effect” from Uranus-Pluto thanks to that, as there has been very little cardinal involvement. This is brilliant, it’s a perfect let go. But it ends up culminating in cardinal Aries and Libra, with a lunar eclipse.

Lunar eclipses are a bit like brief, but very significantly placed periods of radio silence. Just the point when the Moon should be brightest, and the psychic gates most open, the universal information download the greatest, there is a pause. The hum stops. The radio is quiet.

Over the next six months, everything that has been hammered and tested and stretched and cracked and discarded, tempered and reforged in the last six years will start to become visible as what it is going to be. It won’t be through for another three years, but we’ll start to see what it’s like when the process isn’t there. We’ll start to see what we have left, and what we can work with way beyond this time.

Keep on releasing for now though. Enjoy all this mutable surrender of what you don’t need. It’s good stuff.


Damsgård hovedgård in Bergen by HMPinnsvinet (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons – digitally altered



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