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Eclipsed Blue Moon in Cancer ~ December 31, 2009

Blue Moon. Credit and copyright to LR70.The second Full Moon of month, sometimes called a Blue Moon, rises on the 31st and says goodbye to 2009! For that extra oomph, its also happens to be an Eclipsed Moon. Cheers everyone, to a fantastic New Year full of blessings, light, love, and laughter!

Eclipses are super-duper charged full and new moons (Understanding Eclipses), extending the usual influence of approximately two weeks to a reach of up to six months! A downside to eclipses is the tension in the air as the energy builds up to the eclipse itself. The days approaching an eclipse bring unexpected events or issues that can be disruptive and have long-term effects. Dealing with these unexpected situations require a sensitive touch and wisdom must be applied, even in the midst of chaos and/or uncertainty.

This Eclipsed Blue Moon (heart and soul seeking harmony) is sandwiched between two already tense periods. It occurs right after the Christmas holiday which, for those who celebrate it, understand the strain involved with family ties and financial woes from too much spending; and right before ringing in the New Year which brings its own personal baggage of how (un)successful the year has been and resolutions for the new year. Celestially speaking, the week itself begins with Venus (love, money, values) heating it up with Pluto (purging, transformation) and upsetting Saturn (obligations, reality), giving focus to the flaws within our relationships (with the self and/or others) and/or our finances. Heavy.

Then on the day of the Full Moon (2:13 p.m. EST) and Eclipse (2:22 p.m.) at approximately 11 degrees, the Cancer-Moon seeks balance with both Venus and Pluto while in conflict with Saturn. Venus shows us what's not working in our relationships or with our finances; the Sun and Moon digest what's been illuminated. The Sun and Moon aligning with Pluto and Saturn add to the celestial pressure already lingering from early in the week, as it also triggers the energy from last month's Saturn-Pluto square. Oi!

Take a few ... slow .... deep .... breaths, and repeat. Then, take it all in stride. With both Mercury and Mars in retrograde, the next few weeks bring more information that previously may not have been available to you and/or the path best taken may still be revealed. All that's required of you is patience and awareness. Take this time to become more attune. But before all that, take a sip of some bubbly with people who make you smile and celebrate the coming New Year.

This eclipse is linked to this summer's Cancer-Solar Eclipse that on July 22, 2009. Think back to that period. Events/issues brought up now and in the coming weeks may be reminiscent of those from this summer. Perhaps, this full moon brings resolution, finality, endings or culmination to something that may have first come to light on or around the month of July.

For me, this Eclipsed Full Moon touches my Cancer-Sun (conscious will), harmonizes with my North Node (life path), and challenges my Chiron (wounds/healing) and Uranus (awakening); as a Virgo-rising, this Full Moon falls in my natal 10th house of professional pursuits and long term goals; and as a Cancer-Sun, it falls in my 1st house of the self and untapped potential. This Eclipsed Moon stimulates my birth chart's natal T-Square, where my Sun is the focal point (self-discovery) and squared by my North Node and Uranus. It also is reminiscent, or perhaps an extension, of the influence transiting Uranus had when he blended energies with my North Node and activated the same natal T-Square in 2004. In addition to the Full Moon's influence on my chart, transiting Venus and Saturn are also stirring things with the same celestial bodies in my chart. Retrograde-Mars and retrograde-Mercury can't be left out they each link to my Aries-Moon and my Saturn. *rolls eyes* "Are ya kidding me with this?" is really all I can muster for now. The next six months should be interesting at the very least with much work (personally and professionally) to be done (Saturn), as well as endings ... and transformative beginnings (Pluto).

How will this eclipsed blue moon influence your birth chart? Match the sign and degree to determine what house this full moon falls in. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the sign Cancer on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation on the Full Moon transit in that house.

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If you don't have your birth chart, you may use your Sun sign and/or your Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and Rising Signs below then click here for a brief explanation of the Full Moon transit in those houses.
  • Aries or Aries Rising ~ 4th House
  • Taurus or Taurus Rising ~ 3rd House
  • Gemini or Gemini-Rising ~ 2nd House
  • Cancer or Cancer-Rising ~ 1st House
  • Leo or Leo-Rising ~ 12th House
  • Virgo or Virgo-Rising ~ 11th House
  • Libra or Libra-Rising ~ 10th House
  • Scorpio or Scorpio-Rising ~ 9th House
  • Sagittarius or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 8th House
  • Capricorn or Capricorn-Rising ~ 7th House
  • Aquarius or Aquarius-Rising ~ 6th House
  • Pisces or Pisces-Rising ~ 5th House
Unsure if you have natal planets/house planets at or around 11 degrees in cardinal signs? Cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. Schedule your session for an Eclipses reading. Or cruise on over to the AstroCreeps and TarotFreaks Forum* to start or join in on a discussion.

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Blue Moon. Credit and copyright to LR70.

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