PHOTO: PATRICK PLEUL

Here’s the low-down…
First from Sandra and David Mosley from Zodiacarts.com:
“A lunar eclipse is a time of beginnings, endings, exposure and major changes. It always has something to do with “relationships”. The changes are tied to how we relate and will have a lasting impression. Emotions run high, causing upsets and feelings of disorientation… The energy of an eclipse is at its strongest during the two days before and three days after its occurrence….”
“During a Full Moon, the Sun and Moon are in opposition, also called the Full Phase, indicating the linking of soul to spirit and awareness of purpose gained through relationship with another. A lunar eclipse is a supercharged Full Moon. The blocking of the Moon’s reflection of the Sun’s light by the Earth suggests that our material viewpoint stands in the way of our “seeing the light”. It serves as a reminder that we need to realize how we are held in the dark by virtue of our perspective.”
“The Sun is in Sagittarius and the Moon is in Gemini during the total lunar eclipse on December 10. The ability to see the big picture is distorted by skewed knolwledge. Partial or biased data contaminates clear thinking. Concern for the letter of the law shadows intelligent discussion. The challenge is to disseminate accurate information. Listen closely for the truth.”
Next  from the always spot-on Dipali Desai and her wonderful Celestial Space Astrology blog:
“…the Sun is in Sagittarius while the Moon is in Gemini. Each of these luminaries are resting on opposite ends of the Celestial sky looking to harmonize with one another (the energy) rather than pull apart in opposition during a full moon phase. Any tendency, habit or issue that is hidden or buried in the darkness that is ready to be addressed will become illuminated during this time. What a wonderful way to tidy up loose ends for 2011. Remember full moon symbolizes things, it doesn’t cause you to react in any way. You can still choose to respond in a mature way regardless of what happens or gets triggered.”
“Added Waves of the Eclipse:
The influence of any important astrological configuration builds, peaks and quiets down.  Don’t expect chaos in one day, that would be too easy.  Lunar Eclipse signifies “ending of a Chapter” symbolically. It is a time of saying “Thank you, I honor you and we must part our ways now. Be well.” Letting go is crucial now. Healing the emotional residue or stuck issues is essential to get to into the clear feeling space.”
“With this revved up Full Moon in Gemini, it may feel like a very tumultuous high tide within the emotional energy body. Like rocks being tumbled in a river, we may feel a bit jostled and tossed about too. Yet we may just feel polished and shiny when all is said and done. With eclipses and the strong energies happening, there is potential for Earth shifts, unusual weather patterns or major issues erupt on a global scale. Remember, it is a time of allowing old things to come to an end than struggling to keep them alive for no reason.”
“There may be strong emotional reactions or irrational behaviors flying through the air.  Angry or very irritable outbursts are possible too. Go into Holiday Shopping or social Holiday parties prepared! Everyone to some degree will notice it (or medicate/numb themselves from it) and some will really express it (Gemini).   Take a look at your Natal Chart for more details….”
“First feel it then understand it.” With the air sign of Gemini being symbolically highlighted under the full moon phase, it is possible to feel the urge to analyze it into bits of data. Do your best not to. First, Feel whatever emotions arise. Then allow the insight and understanding to help you logically think about or observe things.”
“Other Possibilities: It takes one single perception to create to distort reality. There is possibility of mix-ups, mix signals, confused communication, emotions and actions. Energy may feel scattered or depleted now. There may be jabbing remarks, sharp verbal attacks which trigger emotional reactions happening. It is wise to conserve and comfort yourself where you need to. Overall the energies may feel very jittery and high-strung. Breathe and deep breathe. Let go of the struggle and allow the flow of energy to happen. A shift of perception, thinking and feeling is very possible as you work with the potential of this energy.”

 © Copyright 2001 – 2012 – Dipali Desai and www. spheresofessence.com

From Astrologywork.com:
“The general feeling…. is that of thoughts running around even faster than the usual, and us feeling a bit out of breath trying to keep up with our own minds.  Mercury is in retro motion in Sagittarius, just adding to the confusion.”
“Both signs are generally light hearted, fast paced, and easily forget and move on. There is some energy of impatience, we all want our wishes to come true sooner, tomorrow morning if possible, yet of course it is not possible.”
“Jupiter in Taurus will turn into direct motion in a couple of days, and will bring a lot of hope back with it, moving through Taurus in the next couple of months. This energy can bring with it high materialism, it can also bring understanding on how to break out of the chains of wishing for more stuff into a free wise attitude towards personal and global resources.”
Finally from the wonderful Robert Wilkinson and his great Aquarius Papers Blog:
“This Eclipse shows that whatever is shut down over the next 3 1/2 months, we are again on the move, and our understanding of how to find a higher peace will lead us to some “transcendent realizations” that will make it evident why some things have to end. Here we track knowledge and ideas back to the source wisdom they offer us, once we use our foresight to see why we have to reorient, or possibly even escape from some “polluted” situation.”
“To sum up the major aspect patterns, we have a strong trine from the Moon to Saturn and Saturn to Neptune, harmonizing the last half of Fire and Air in our charts! This should be good for communications, relationships, getting clear about short term and long term ideals, and finding the protection we need to be calm and lucid as we navigate the fogs and mists of our times.”
“…We are being illuminated regarding our life purpose through signs and signals that show us larger life patterns. We are growing through sharpening our interpretive skills, and then sharing our discoveries with others to see what’s more or less valid.”
“…Overall this Eclipse indicates we’re solidly launched into a new collective vibe and adventure in deeper and vaster consciousness, and are now at the threshold of moving forward into clearer individuality, knowing who we are, ready to show up and do the next life chapter. We’ve all emerging from our cocoon, leaving old forms of protection and finding new ones, and growing in foresight to anticipate what’s coming and imagining ‘future forms of supply.'”
“To sum up, this Lunation will help us leave behind old toxic environments so we can find peace and stability in how and where we choose to reorient. Here we grow into a better future where we can ‘do our excellence’ in ways more appropriate to the Self that’s come forth the past 18 months than anything that we believed before that.”
“The next 3 1/2 months show us easy and natural ways to express our wisdom, value the beauty and worth of what we’ve been cultivating since Summer 2011, and find find humor, freedom, and play in anticipating the next step of how we can act toward our better future. Follow your thoughts and reflections into decisions and actions, and then get clear about how and what you feel related to those decisions and actions. Focus on what’s you’re experiencing so you can get different perspectives, and remember that the entire time is a “back to the future” type of process.”
“We now enter a time where we can come to a balanced understanding leading to transcendent realizations and a peace beyond the dualities we’ve been dealing with. It should be easy to reorient away from old rules, limitations, fears, and ‘shoulds’ that we’ve seen break down in the recent past. We now have to simply get over inner jitters as we see clearly what we value, what nourishes us, and how to use our wisdom and knowledge to do what we do excellently.”
“This is a time to use your imagination, be gently and sweetly determined, keep it simple and straightforward, and move step by careful step into walking the way into a new life. This time begins the freer, more playful life we’ve glimpsed before now. This will help us release perceptions and views of the future so that we can embrace new ideas and new futures that are more in line with ideals, values, and visions we really care about.”
“As with past weeks, the coming two weeks are about synthesizing many factors into a larger vision and understanding of truth, and healing by ‘getting back on track’ in some way. The powerful beginnings of March through May 2011 that began to be solidified in May have now established peaceful, gentle wisdom patterns that can slowly and steadily bring us to whatever we need to confirm to anchor a new truth and future.”
“Here we externalize some form of the June Solar Eclipse at 12 Gemini, which continues to end what needs ending, freeing us from old obligations and duties. We’ve been learning how to eliminate the ghosts of the past so that eventually we’ll be wholeheartedly living the new ways and worlds of experience set into dynamic motion between mid-March and mid-May.”
“So anticipate, see clearly, accept your wisdom, stabilize your mind and relations, and reorient your view. We’ve all been through ‘cosmic visitations since June, with one more big one to come in late January. For everyone, new horizons beckon!'” 

Copyright 2011 Robert Wilkinson

Wow. And if you want some more insight into the energies swirling around check  this new channelled message in *tuning in* about The Energies of December 2011. Enjoy!

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