04 April 2014

April Full Moon Gathering

The April Full Moon will be occuring on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 (at 5:13 pm CST) and fall in the sign of Libra, the Scales, as well as it being a total lunar eclipse (however as the moon will be below the horizon in Adelaide some of the time, the first part of the eclipse will not be visible).  A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth and moon line up so the earth's shadow falls on the moon, darkening it.
 
According to USA Today, the April eclipse "marks the start of a lunar tetrad.  That event occurs when there are four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial lunar eclipses in between, each of which is separated from the other by six full moons."   The other three eclipses of this lunar tetrad are on 8 October this year and then 8 April and 28 September in 2015.

The April Full Moon also marks the return of the Full Moon Gatherings that are hosted by the the Temple of the Dark Moon for the general public to attend.  It came as a bit of a surprise to realise that this year marks the 10th anniversary of holding these public events.

According to Astrology Source, the energy of a lunar eclipse tends to emphasise the completion of something.  As the April eclipse will fall with the sign of Libra, the natural ruler of the seventh house (partnerships including both personal and business), the area of partnerships will tend to be the main focus.  Further, as an eclipse involves three main celestial bodies - the sun, moon and earth - this may even represent a "triangle" situation in your life whereby one person will lose out in order for another - the closing of one door will allow another to open. 
 
Lunar eclipses are also rather powerful full moons in that they are "course correctors", in that they are mean to change your life so be prepared as the unexpected could very well happen.  There will be a need to work with others which may require you to be more flexible in your approach, or even a change in beliefs when faced with changing circumstances.  Being presented with a multiple of options may cause confusion for some people, yet for others, this can be seen as a "freeing" from rigid thinking and excessive judgment. 

Another interesting point about this lunar eclipse is that psychic sensitivity, spiritual instincts and emotional connectedness can be aroused, especially as the surrounding environment becomes a little unstable.  This also allows an opportunity to remove blockages and gain a sense of freedom as these crumble away.

Regardless of how intense the energies of the lunar eclipse are for you, remember that any change is good - and it is your own pattern of spiritual growth that will help you make the most of the changing circumstances and embrace the new.

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