Saturday Extra! Lunar Eclipse Debriefing

comet-lulin2.jpgWe’re now out of the inter-eclipse period. Thank goddess for that!

The past week and a half has been very rough for me. I wish I could tell you what’s happening, because it tracks 100-percent with the eclipses. I can’t provide any details, unfortunately, because it is important that I keep my personal life extremely private right now.

Because of these events, I haven’t been able to respond to the many comments you’ve posted, mostly on the weekly forecast. Some of them are astounding, and I have felt deep sympathy and compassion, even though you might not have thought so because of my silence.

Although we’re out of the inter-eclipse period and the Aquarius-Leo series of eclipses is over, the issues raised during this series are still playing out for me, so I assume that this also may be true for others. It’s hard to know whether it will take another two weeks or 30 days or perhaps even longer. This is typical of eclipses, and since we also had two eclipses in a new series prior to the lunar eclipse in Aquarius on August 5, it’s hard to know which energies are in play and which are dominant.

I’d like to throw in another complicating factor, and that is Comet Lulin, which was conjunct the Sun on July 6, just a day before the lunar eclipse in Capricorn. That eclipse, as you may recall, was the first in the new series of eclipses in Capricorn and Cancer.

I had forgotten all about Comet Lulin until about a week ago, when he (she?) suddenly popped into my head. I am sure that this visitor came with a message or perhaps with a new set of “instructions” for us. Lulin is still inside the orbit of Jupiter and will remain there until February 2010, which tells me that he is still very much an influence. The mysterious retrograde motion of his orbit puzzled astronomers, who have never seen this before. Moreover, unlike other comets, Lulin is roughly following the ecliptic, which is the path that the planets take.

When Comet Lulin first came to the attention of the mainstream media in January, the Oscars were imminent and also were making headlines. One of the major contenders was The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, in which the main character is born old and ages backward. One of the taglines for the film was, “Life can only be understood backward; it must lived forward.” The hero has a love interest, and they can connect romantically only during the period in which they are the same age. At that point, his beloved says, “We’re almost the same age, meeting in the middle.” (You can read more about Comet Lulin in a post I wrote earlier this year.)

It’s still hard to draw any conclusions at this time, except to say that we are still processing the information of this highly unusual visitor and may be for some time to come. If anyone has any ideas, post them here and let’s get a discussion going (keeping in mind that my participation may be limited).

As always, wishing you all much love and strength of heart,
Aquarius, the sign of astrologyPat

Image: Comet Lulin on Feb. 21, 2009. Photo by Conrad Pope of Kelly, NC.