No No I don’t want this to seem alarmist, However this hit me while I was outside, observing Mars and the Moon by eye . I haven’t the exact time specifics, but just by using my mental calculations, this lunar eclipse does appear to be approaching a conjunction , if not flat out occults, the planet Mars. (Oh that bright blue star just below and to the right of Mars? That’s Spica in Virgo. )
This is significant in that The Sun , which Moon and Mars will be opposing, is in the Home sign (Aries) of Mars.
Ordinarily, when Mars and Moon Come to conjunction, I have noticed an increase in anger or violence. I have also always equated lunar eclipses as a sort of Plutonian energy ( from before we knew of Pluto) . This adds more deep intensity of a less constructive and more Destructive sides of these energies.
I am not intending to make anyone afraid of lunar eclipses or the inclusion of mars ALWAYS .. if there were some form of grand trine active, then the effects would be much moderated.
(A brief aside, wouldn’t it be AWESOME if somone were able to catch the ISS in frame of the eclipsed moon?? )
I also see that there are very few ( or weak) POSITIVE in astrological aspect.
Then there is the “Via Combusta’ the “Burning way”, that extends from roughly 15 degrees libra to 15 degrees scorpio. This is a very important section of the zodiac for it contains several “Maleficent” stars .
How will this turn out ? I think we would be ready for a wild ride with the next few eclipses. as they work their way through the burning road.
Pluto , The Scorpion King , Ruler of Scorpio and the Underworld
Yes , I like to find astrological symbolism and archetypes everywhere… Pluto is a very good example .. Pluto ( or Hades) Is Lord of the Underworld, of death and destruction, but also a very strong creative force…
demolishing the old to make way for the new . He is considered , in mythology, the richest of the ancient Gods , even more so than Jupiter / Zeus , for EVERYTHING ,Ultimately , falls under Pluto’s Domain.
No one in the industry is so devoted to showing and teaching girls how to be strong and independent young women like P!nk does. A grand master of taking her personal childhood pains and trials as an adult to help others in similar situations heal. And not taking any crap in the process.
I have always figured Pink to be an Aries Moon from her love of very short “butch” or military style hair and well, knives. This also comes through in her very energetic and often combative vid styles .. plenty of fire
Special Astrological Weather Statement for Sunday Aug 11 2013
The United States and Her allies have issued travel advisories for the mideast and have closed many of their embassies in the Muslim controlled nations. I took this as a very important moment that needed an astrologer’s viewpoint