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Relationship Shuffle - Eclipses Spring 2012

Written by: Janet (Sparrow) Moon
Published on: May 1, 2012
Category: Astrology

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May 20th and June 4th, 2012. It's that time of the year again! Eclipses occur twice a year and usually come in pairs. Our upcoming eclipses, consisting of an annular solar eclipse in Gemini and a partial lunar eclipse in Sagittarius, will be rather mild compared to previous ecliptic events. Eclipses bring changes. Even though our eclipses may be mild, there will be other stellar events, including Venus' retrograde and an outer planet square, that could amplify these changes. Because these eclipses will be occurring during Venus' retrograde, relationships and finances may suffer.

Many believe that eclipse energy is 10 times more powerful than a normal full or new moon. Some practitioners of magic set aside eclipse time to cleanse their tools and cast their spells. Full moon lunar eclipses are a very good time for banishing and cleansing away negative energy. New moon solar eclipses can help in manifesting desires. It's an excellent time to ask the universe for what you need.

Our eclipse on May 20th will be a New Moon solar eclipse in Gemini, on the cusp between Taurus and Gemini. With Venus turning retrograde in their sign only 5 days earlier, those with dominate Gemini in their charts will probably feel the brunt of this eclipse. There could also be upsets for Pisces with the eclipse squaring off with Neptune. This eclipse will be at 0 degrees 21 minutes, and Gemini's at 0 degrees really love change. In general, our lives could get very scattered around this time. Don't sign any contracts or make any life changing decisions until the effects of this eclipse has passed. Also, avoid euphoric substances, or Neptune may encourage you to "drink yourself into the gutter."

The eclipse on June 4th could create even more problems. It will reside at 14 degrees 8 minutes in Sagittarius. Being a lunar eclipse, it will occur when the Moon opposes the Sun, and this opposition will generate a T-square with Mars and Venus. With the Sun and Moon in Gemini and Sagittarius (two signs not known for being faithful), and because Venus will be doing her retrograde thing, this fight with Mars could bring major relationship upsets, especially for Gemini, Virgo, and Sagittarius. We may be tempted to stray from our commitments. For some of us, this will turn out to be a personal test of our willpower (brains versus hormones). For others, we could be dealing with disappointments.

How will these eclipses affect you? First off look to see what houses they will occupy in your chart. Then look to see if they will aspect any of your planets or power points. If you have any planets between 28 and 2 degrees in any sign, they will probably be aspected by the solar eclipse on May 20th. If you have any planets between 12 and 16 degrees, they will probably be aspected by the lunar eclipse on June 4th. Also take a look at the number of planets and power points you have in each quality (cardinal, fixed, or mutable) in your natal chart. If you have a majority of cardinal planets in your personality, the eclipse energy will most likely influence you before the actual event (even 2 to 3 weeks before the eclipse). If you have a dominance of mutable planets, you are more likely to feel the eclipse energy the week of the eclipse. If you have more fixed planets, the eclipses may have a delayed reaction for you (up to 2 weeks after). If you want to know more, with your natal chart in hand, contact your favorite astrologer. It's the best way to learn astrology.

The next pair of eclipses will come in November 2012, and Scorpions get ready! We have a total solar eclipse erupting in your sign. Check back in October to find out more.

Janet (Sparrow) Moon is a professional psychic and astrologer. You can visit her web site for more articles about upcoming events in astrology, and to read her daily astrology general tendencies forecast. http://www.sparrowmoon.com/