This week's lunar eclipse is one for the books with so much going on, it's hard to know where to start the commentary. Certainly, there are many wonderful, rich, challenging, things going on astrologically...A few technical details first: From start to finish, August's lunar eclipse lasts about three hours and thirty-three minutes (not including the penumbral phases which are very difficult to see).The partial eclipse begins as the Moon's eastern edge slowly moves into the Earth's umbral shadow. During the partial phases, it takes just over an hour for the Moon's orbital motion to carry it entirely within the Earth's dark umbra.
and brightness of thetotally eclipsed Moon can vary considerably from
one eclipse to another.
Dark eclipses are caused by volcanic gas and
dust which filters and blocks much of the Sun's light from reaching the
Moon. But since no major volcanic eruptions have taken place recently,
the Moon will probably take on a vivid red or orange color during the
total phase. After the total phase ends, it is once again followed by a
partial eclipse as the Moon gradually leaves the umbral shadow.
The total phase of a lunar
eclipse is called totality. At this time, the Moon is completely
immersed within the Earth's dark umbral shadow. During the August 28
eclipse totality will last 90 minutes.
The Sabian Symbol for this
lunar eclipse in Pisces is Pisces 5: A Church Bazaar. This Symbol
speaks of peoplepulling together, with a sense of faith, and working
towards the common good of one's community, family, neighbourhood,
along with one's spiritual needs being fulfilled.
The image to the left here
is how life could look at the moment - sliding down that rabbit hole,
not sure what's next, what to take in, where we're going. Of course,
this can be an exciting ride, but certainty is one thing we'd like to
have at the moment... however, Saturn (which usually gives us that
certainty) is slipping into Virgo any minute now, getting ready to
shake up our usual notions of what's solid, real, tangible,
desirable... bringing us to the table to be accountable, on time,
useful, productive, fit, healthy,toget......
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