To wet your appetite, let’s lead with this….
We are on the verge of our next Lunar Eclipse, arriving on May 26th, at 5 degrees of Sagittarius. The chart for this Lunar Eclipse, cast for Washington DC, is shown above.
To unpack and unravel the significance of this chart, let’s begin with the basics on eclipses:
Eclipses are essentially super-charged Full Moons that are occurring when the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth are aligned in such a way that the light that we would normally see reflected back to us by the Moon is obscured from view. So, although the Moon in Sagittarius is sitting directly opposite the Sun in Gemini, we’re not getting the normal full-frontal view of its light.
This does not, however, diminish the significance of these Full Moons. On the contrary, eclipses often signify a time of heightened intensity, and a time when events, circumstances and information seem to “come out of the shadows”. This seems particularly true for this Full Moon, since it is occurring along the Gemini-Sagittarius axis – the axis that we most associate with information exchange, learning, communication, truth-telling and truth-evading.
Notice that in the Lunar Eclipse chart shown above, the Ascendant (ASC) sits in Gemini and is ruled by the planet Mercury. Mercury is sitting just above the ASC in the 12th house, conjunct Venus, in a square aspect to Neptune in Pisces in the Tenth, and on the verge of stationing retrograde on 5/29. Wow! Trickster Mercury seems to have more than a few tricks up its sleeve this go round. Since Mercury is also the ruler of the Sun in Gemini, everything that Mercury and Gemini represent come to the forefront – how we communicate and connect, who we communicate and connect with, what we are saying, what we are not saying, and how we are choosing to perceive the unfolding world around us.
The star of the show, however, is the Moon sitting in the 6th house at 5 degrees of Sagittarius, directly opposite the Gemini Sun in the 12th. The Moon is the primary reflective agent in the chart, and since Sagittarius represents the “Truth-Seeker” of the zodiac, the question that arises in my spirit for this Full Moon is:
What Truth are you reflecting back to yourself? What truth are you reflecting back to the world?
This Full Moon is asking for us to consider our stories, and to ask ourselves what portions of our stories we have NOT been listening to? What portions have we kept hidden in the shadows? And, what portions do we need to dig down deep to find?
We often feel the significance of eclipses and Full Moons most strongly when they form close contacts to the planets in our own natal charts, typically to within three degrees.
Guess what? This is exactly what is happening for Britney Spears. Take a look at the bi-wheel chart shown below. The natal chart of Britney Spears is on the inner wheel; while the Lunar Eclipse chart is on the outer wheel. In it, you can see that this Lunar Eclipse is forming a partile conjunction to Britney’s Mercury in her Third House – the house of the Astrology chart that we most associate with communication and data exchange. And, what’s more, the South Node will be at 10 degrees Sagittarius, forming a partile conjunction to her Sun, also in her Third House.
The Astrology never lies… and the Astrology appears to be telling us that Britney has some truth that may be coming out of the shadows, and that Britney has something to say. And, It looks like we just might get to hear her say it, since it was recently announced that Britney will be speaking in the courts for the first time in several years, on her behalf, on June 23rd. Yup… no coincidences.
Ok. Now, let’s dive in. There are so many places for us to enter into this Astrological labyrinth… but, perhaps the most fitting place to begin is with the natal Astrology chart of Britney Spears herself.
Click the links below to read on…
Let’s Lead with a Tease – The Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse