“24 Sag 23 Total Lunar Eclipse on June 2011 Emphasizes the Need to Redefine Relationships”

Throughout the ancient world, the appearance of an eclipse brought fear and distrust to the minds and lives of the beholders.  In the imaginations of the inhabitants, a large mythical monster was devouring one of their lights and the calamities and destructions would befall all of them, unless gifts and sacrifices were offered to their gods to appease the monster, to help avoid major catastrophes.  Like the ancients of old, the thoughts that eclipses brought earthquakes, berserk weather patterns, flooding, destructive tidal waves, social unrest, upheavals, conflicts and wars still subtly plaque us today.  On June 15th 2011 at 1:13 p.m. PDT, a Total Lunar Eclipse at 24 Sagittarius 23 will become apparent.  This event is additionally disconcerting to some as it is a total eclipse, allowing the energy and forces to be more concentrated and focused at this time.  With Mercury conjunct the Sun, and Saturn in Libra still opposing Uranus square Pluto and the ruler of Libra trine Saturn, the Total Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius is emphasizing our need to redefine and rethink all of our relationships.  When I speak about relationships I am signifying our relationships to ourselves, families, friends, loves, our philosophies, our beliefs, et cetera.  The mindset that we have in working with Mercury Retrograde with caution and care is the same attitude we should maintain with any eclipse, especially a Total Lunar or Solar Eclipse. 

Besides rethinking what we believe to be the foundation of our building blocks and who we are, we must make sure our mental abilities are working hand in hand with the emotional side of our nature, towards the same goals.  That one is not working against the other, during this crucial moment in time.  Whether this Eclipse is making a beneficial or malefic aspect to our chart, is not as important, as the message that this is a wakeup call for change and action, is on the horizon.  How effectively we work through it, is determined on how well we have constructed the foundation of our beliefs.  Where exactly in each individual chart it appears, allows us a clue to which area in our lives we need to pay attention to.  Remember individually, we can each have our own emotional earthquake that will shake the foundation of our beliefs for better or for worst.  Or a have our own Tsunami of tears or fears that may wipe out our confidence or build our confidence and understanding for a better future.  It is not whether the energies of this eclipse are working with or against us, but how we adapt, improvise and work with the situation presented.  It is what we do with it that is important and the end result will be its promise and reward from a possible difficult and trying state of affairs.   

“The Sabian symbol for the Moon in 25 degrees of Sagittarius and for the Sun in 25 degrees of Gemini is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

Sagittarius 25  A chubby boy on a hobbyhorse  This is a symbol of the ambition by which man ultimately manages to leave his immortal stamp on the world around him, here dramatized in his desire for fullness of living and a perfection of accomplishment.  The individual employs whatever means are available for trying his hand at the skills through which he would know his expanding self-fulfillment, and in his days of play and training he learns to fix his eyes steadily on the pyramid of goals ahead.  The keyword is emulation.  When positive, the degree is an indomitable determination to give the lesser potentialities of existence a more effective dimension, and when negative, idle self-indulgence and ingenuous claims of merit.

Gemini 25  A man trimming palms  This is a symbol of the pride in effort by which man seeks to leave his immortal stamp on the world around him.  There is here the bending, of all natural resources to the will of the individual, and an enlistment of every beauty and capacity of nature for a continuing revelation of the self’s aesthetic sense.  The harmony between the workman and his materials becomes gratifying evidence of the soul’s powers on the more objective side of a self-justification.  The keyword is enhancement.  When positive, the degree is an exceptional gift for bringing all things to an effective service in some special aspect of over-all achievement, and when negative, an empty display of trivial excellencies.

Everything we have ever learnt during our sojourn in this life, builds on what has gone on before, and the foundation we are building upon needs to be solid, if we are to survive the ravages of time with its tribulations and trials.  Every idea, thought, feeling or experience needs to be registered as it has happened, not as we have witnessed, experienced or as we think we remembered it.  If our memory of the situation is faulty, and we use it as the foundation, then we can only blame ourselves if the edifice we have erected begins to crack.  Our structure, which represents us, is like climbing on the hobby horse, so that others can see how far we have come and where we might be going.  It is remembering the experience of what it was like the first time when we imagined or climbed on the hobbyhorse to feel and observe what was ours and how we wanted others to see us, that this Total Lunar Eclipse is asking us to revisit and relive.  We need to re-experience that moment of exhilaration at this point in time to see if we are where we want, or need to be.  By revisiting, rethinking and redefining our relationships we shall have the wisdom and fortitude to change or continue whatever this Lunar Eclipse has in store for us.


6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Kim Kyte on May 16, 2011 at 11:50 am


    Am curious as to why the Sabian symbols for 25 degrees of Sagitarius & Gemini were used, when in your initial article you say the eclipse is at 24 Sag 23.



    • Posted by linknjoe on May 16, 2011 at 3:07 pm

      When working with the Sabian symbols the 25th degree of Sagittarius includes 24 Sagittarius 01 to 25 Sagittarius 00, so with any degree in the zodiac, if it is a second pass the number, it goes to the next higher number. Thanks for the question, and if you have more, pleas don’t hesitate to ask.


  2. Posted by Astronomer on May 30, 2011 at 6:09 am

    The article is about a Lunar Eclipse, why do you show a photo of Solar Eclipse at the beginning of the text?

    The eclipse is not in Sagittarius, but in Ophiuchus.
    BTW Saturn is in Virgo, while you state that it is in Libra.


    • Posted by linknjoe on May 30, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      Thank you for noticing, as a blogger who really loves astrology, I wanted to know who would be aware that I have inserted the opposite eclipse. One always wonders like the blogger of Julia and Julie, is anyone actually reading what you are posting. Thanks again for noticing. I may receive a lot of hits, but it is not necessarily that they are even interested in the subject matter. In today’s world, visiting as many blogs and website is a game to be won. I use and study astrology for my personal enjoyment and benefit. The better I understand myself, the better the quality of life will be. The reason you think I am using the wrong sign for Saturn is because I use the tropical ephemeris and you are using the sidereal ephemeris. It is my choice. I don’t think it is important what method one uses, as long as the message you get from your delineation of the chart benefits the individual. Someday I may incorporate the thirteen sign in my delineation, but at the moment I am happy where I am.


  3. Posted by Sheryl on June 10, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    This eclipse falls in my 12th house opposite my natal jupiter 24 degress gemini in the 6th house…..any thoughts? Thank you!


    • Posted by linknjoe on June 11, 2011 at 3:15 pm

      Hi Sheryl

      For some the eclipse is quite subtle, and for others very direct and in your face kind of energy. I suggest you see how natal Saturn is affected and does it aspect Jupiter? This will give you a clue and to check the essential dignities as they are very helpful to give you, the areas in your life issues may abound.


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