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Explore Your Dreams: Gemini Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 2011

by Cathy Pagano December 08, 2011 07:49 PM EST
The lead up to this Saturday’s total lunar eclipse is electric.  Uranus, the planet of sudden change and freedom turns direct about seven hours before the Gemini full Moon lunar eclipse.  These two combined energies will shift something fundamental in us.

All full moons offer us awareness; shining the reflected light of solar awareness into our lunar emotional bodies.  The energy pattern between the Sun and the Moon at full moon is intense, and it pulls at our inner as well as our outer waters.  The energy that appears to us as Moon Light gets seeded in our inner waters.  This feeling awareness allows us to harvest the riches of our life experience each month.  During lunar eclipses, the awareness can be so profound that our lives change.

Eclipses are especially powerful full moons, and total eclipses are special, covering the entire face of the Moon.  The Earth lines up exactly between the Sun and the Moon, deflecting the Sun’s light through our atmosphere and changing the light and the energy before it reaches the Moon. The Earth’s shadow covers the Moon’s face, blocking out part of the Sun’s light.  Our own ‘dust’ obscures the face of the Moon.  Metaphorically, we could say our human shadows (our polluted collective psychic atmosphere) are projected outward onto the Moon’s surface for all of us to see – if we choose to.  The face of the Moon is expected to turn a bright red with a hint of soft turquoise on the edge.  Red is the color of life, of blood, of passion and anger.  Turquoise is the color of open communication and clarity of thought.  Tune into your feelings and decide what you really desire and believe.

Every 18 months or so, the Lunar Nodes change signs, pointing our collective vision toward new insights.  When the North Node of the moon is in Sagittarius and the South Node is in Gemini, our Cosmic instructions point to worn-out ways of thinking and believing.  It’s time to dive deeply into our beliefs and jettison those old categories and ways of thinking that keep us stuck in our rational mind and shut off from our spiritual intuition. Quantum physics states that there is no objective reality.  It all begins with our attention and our belief.  What we believe we create.  The Sagittarius North Node asks us to reconsider our beliefs and transform our Gemini thought patterns.

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Western North America will have an excellent view of the eclipse.  The Moon is going to be especially large in the Western US because it will be setting at the height of the eclipse.  Many of us will have a marvelous chance to step outside and see this eclipse from start to finish. The eclipse begins around 3:30am PST/ 5:30am CST.   I urge you to get up early and watch the eclipse LIVE and OUTSIDE – despite the cold! (It’s in the low 30s here.)  It’s a sight to behold, and from the sounds of it, will be quite clear in the cold night air.  Look to the West right before Sunrise if you live in Pacific time – that’s when the eclipse reaches it’s fullness. 
Get your friends to come over and make it an eclipse party – make the house cozy with beautiful smells and good hot baked apple pies and hot apple cider or cacao.  Blankets and lounge chairs make sky-gazing quite enjoyable.

So have a great time this weekend.

Until Next Time
Sweet Dreams!
 
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Cathy Pagano, M.A. began working with her dreams as a teenager, which led her to train at the C. G. Jung-Institute, Zurich in the late '70s. While there, Carl Jung's daughter advised her to study astrology and since then, she has used astrology in... read more

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