October 18 – Lunar Eclipse in Aries @ 7:38 PM EST – The Full Moon and especially when it is an eclipsed Moon, creates an enormous amount of energy for all creatures large and small that are living on planet earth. The tides are noticeably higher and our emotions are noticeably deeper. This can be a very volatile and overly reactive time depending upon what area of your life is being affected by this eclipse cycle. I will address this in detail.
For those of you who were born with your Sun or Moon in the sign of Aries this may prove to be an especially eventful cycle for you.
For example, if you are a Libra Sun sign with an Aries Moon and Cancer Ascendant, you should read the forecast each of these signs.
The Lunar Eclipse will be personal to each and every one of us depending upon what area of our chart (or house) it takes place in. The following is what you can expect to see as the eclipse plays out. The effects of the eclipse can be in play for 6 -12 months following the actual event and up to 30 days prior.
Aries – Since this eclipse is taking place in your Sun sign it will be very personal and meaningful for you. You will want to take full charge of your life, which should be very comfortable for you. This should be a very productive and active cycle.
You can expect major changes and events to take place in your life in the coming 6 -12 months. It is important for you to take especially good care of yourself. You may change your appearance in some way. It is a great time to begin a healthy diet and exercise program. Maintaining a strong healthy body is going to be very important for you during this cycle. This information is especially meaningful for those Aries whose birthday falls around April 16th.
Taurus – This eclipse is taking place in the area of your chart that deals with confinement and self-sacrifice. You may find yourself having to take care of someone who is close to you or perhaps visit someone who is in the hospital. It will be important for you to relegate alone time for you to regroup and consolidate your energy.
Gemini – This eclipse is taking place in the area of your chart that deals with you getting in touch with you hopes, goals, dreams and wishes. It is also a time when you may become more interactive with friends, clubs, groups and organizations. It is a very social cycle for you. You may even find yourself wanting to throw a party.
Cancer – This eclipse is taking place in the area of your chart that deals with your career and public image. You could change careers or get a promotion during this cycle, which would require a great deal of more work for you. This eclipse is making a difficult connection with your Sun sign so the changes may appear to be challenging at first, but can be beneficial in the long term.
Leo – This eclipse will take place in the area of your chart that deals with travel, higher education, publication, philosophy and religion. You may find yourself drawn towards or involved in these types of activities: planning a trip, thinking of furthering your education or pursuing education in your special interest. You may also reevaluate your religious beliefs during this cycle. This eclipse is also making a very nice correlation to your Sun sign which should cultivate a very enjoyable and pleasant cycle for you.
Virgo – This eclipse will take place in the area of your chart that deals with your joint finances, investments, taxes, inheritances and insurance matters. You may find yourself having to reevaluate or renegotiate these areas of your life. Matters that have been pending may come to fruition in these areas.
Libra – This eclipse will take place in the area of your chart that deals with partnerships, marriage and one-on-one interaction with other people. If you are married, your marriage will require more attention. This could be a stressful cycle in your marriage. If you are not married, but in a committed relationship, you may be considering marriage during this cycle. Interaction with others will be very important for you. You could even form a business partnership of some sort.
Scorpio – This eclipse will take place in the area of your chart that deals with your health, work routine and day to day activities. You may find yourself having to deal with changes in your daily routine or work environment. Any health related issues that you have been putting off will need to be attended to at this time. It is a good time to schedule a physical and begin a healthy diet and exercise program if you have not already done so.
Sagittarius – This eclipse will take place in the area of your chart that deals with your children, your creativity, leisure time, love and romance. It is when you will want to let the child in you come out to play. If you have children you may be having more interaction with them or if they live far away, you will be hearing from them. This is a wonderful time to work on those creative projects and enjoy the arts and entertainment. This eclipse is also making a very nice correlation to your Sun sign which should cultivate a very enjoyable and pleasant cycle for you.
Capricorn – This eclipse will take place in the area of your chart that deals with your home and family matters and getting in touch with your roots and foundation. You could personally move or have someone move in or out of your home. This cycle often times can bring about changes in the home environment. A parent or parents may require more of your time and attention.
Aquarius – This eclipse will take place in the area of your chart that deals with your local neighborhood, your automobile, siblings, short tips, and communications such as writing, reading and speaking. You may find yourself more involved in activities that require more of your mental acuity. Your car may be in need of repairs or you may purchase a new automobile. There could be some road repairs or changes in your neighborhood.
Pisces – This eclipse will take place in the area of your chart that deals with your personal finances and values. This is a time when you may take a look at your life and make a decision as to what is really important to you. Not just from a monetary point of view. What are your true values? Also you may be reorganizing and reevaluating your finances. This can be a money in/money out cycle for you with there always being enough to cover expenses.
Your thoughts and comments are always welcome.
Kelly Lowe, Astrological Consultant & Author of “An Astrologer’s Journey”
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