Tuesday’s Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn

“We cause pain for others by our apathetic response to life.” Barbara Hand Clow

“Love measures our stature; the more we love, the bigger we are. There is no smaller package in the world than that of a man all wrapped up in himself.” William Sloane Coffin

There is a powerful Lunar Eclipse this Tuesday at 24 degrees of Capricorn at 5:38 PM EDT. Two of the strong players in the sky at this time are Pluto – the Lord of the Underworld and Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, whose daughter was kidnapped by Pluto. This ancient myth is about grief and loss, as Ceres searched to  find and reunite with her daughter.

It is also about the cycles of death and rebirth.

Ceres is stationary in the sky at the time of the eclipse – a powerful placement.  Ceres governs the ways in which we nurture and care for ourselves and others.

On a personal level Ceres governs issues of self esteem and self worth as well as the relationships we have with our parents and children. It governs how we handle issues of grief and loss and how we care for others at these times. Ceres governs the  sustaining and nourishing of life in all its forms

Figuring also prominently into the  Eclipse equation are the Moon and Venus – both in strong aspect to Pluto, Saturn and the South Node. These configurations speak about the scarcity of love and  resources and the kind of pain that it causes.

It is possible that under these influences, the pain of the past may arise for another level of processing. If so, it bodes well to process it in a way which leads to increased wisdom and personal evolution.

Pluto is teamed up with Saturn at this time indicating that old foundations are crumbling – both personally and in the world. Venus is conjunct the North Node at this time – a good reminder of the power inspiration and love can bring to any situation.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”In a hospital a children’s ward is filled with toys.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill



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