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Ask Real Astrologers: Will the Leo Eclipse Be Disruptive?

This week’s question comes from Ruth in the UK:

Hello Pat and Neith,

Thank you so much for this wonderful website. I am a student astrologer and am learning so much here!

I’m interested in esoteric astrology and moon cycles, and I’m not sure how much this overlaps with your work, but my question is just how disruptive will this eclipse in the New Moon in Leo be in my life? … I’m really worried. I have a habit of “attacking” those closest to me under stress, and even though I’ve done a lot of personal process work and am fairly “enlightened,” ;0) this one has me a bit worried to say the least! I don’t want to roar and bite people’s heads off, then regret it!

Aquarius expounds . . . Pat’s response:

Ruth, as you no doubt know, today’s eclipse falls at 9 degrees Leo, which is just a few degrees from your natal Moon at 12 degrees Leo. As a Rising Cancer, you have the Moon as your chart ruler, which makes you all the more sensitive to the raw energy of eclipses (and also explains your interest in lunar cycles!).

So yes, you are going to feel it emotionally. And it won’t be just this eclipse that you feel, but the entire series, which began on February 6, 2008, and runs to August 6, 2009 (for more on the eclipses, see my weekly forecast and Neith’s New Moon post). You are being pushed to grow emotionally, and this usually is disruptive in some way. At the very least, it is going to push you out of your comfort zone.

It sounds like you already have some idea, though, of what you need to learn, and that’s a great start. The degree of disruption that planetary aspects trigger depends on how much we are resisting change and how tightly we are trying to hang onto people, things, and situations.

As for your propensity to attack, I think that has more to do with your natal Saturn in the seventh house, which currently is being conjoined by transiting Jupiter. Jupiter’s influence is expansive and growth-oriented, and this is why you are open to the experience of growth via your relationships.

I would strongly encourage you to get a transit reading. I am currently booked and not accepting new clients, but Neith has a bit of room in her schedule.

Good luck with your astrology work, and thank you so much for the kind words!

Libra ponders . . .

Neith’s response:

What I would like to add, Ruth, is with a natal Sun-Venus conjunction in Gemini, your nature is gentle and airy making your emotional “roaring” uncomfortable for you. Your sensitive Cancer Ascendant places extra emphasis on the Moon, so it’s easy to understand your concern.

The New Moon Leo stellium conjunct your natal Moon is triggering all the natal aspects to the Moon, including a square to Neptune. Neptune-Moon aspects are notorious for confusing our understanding of what it is we are feeling. How do those you “roar” at respond? Perhaps it bothers them less than it bothers you to do it.

Your natal Saturn in the seventh house is inconjunct your Moon, and that makes me wonder if you received the message that good little girls don’t raise their voices. If you had been born to an Italian family, where raised voices and emoting were the norm, your naturally dramatic Leo Moon may have been right at home.

If I may make a suggestion, on those days when your fiery Moon is feeling volatile, give your friends and family advance notice. I’m sure your charming Gemini self can come with the right words to smooth the way. Good luck!

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Ask Real Astrologers: Is a New Start Coming?

This week’s question comes from Bruce in Philadelphia:

I am recently divorced, and have dealt with a variety of 12th house transits (Aquarius). The progressed Moon is coming to my Ascendant and Saturn is in the seventh house. I am wondering if new start is coming.

Libra ponders . . .

Neith’s response:

By mid-September, Bruce, you should be feeling like moving forward because by that time, the progressed Moon will have crossed your Ascendant and Saturn will have moved past your progressed Sun in Virgo.

As someone whose Sun is conjunct Uranus and Venus and sextile Jupiter, you probably see change as a positive means to an end – especially with Uranus-ruled Aquarius Rising. Your natal Moon is in Aquarius recently was conjoined by the progressed Moon, pushing emotional independence as a theme in your life. The transit of the progressed Moon over your Ascendant in the first half of August will incline you to announce your internal changes to the world at large.

Saturn transiting your seventh house is a time of learning to take partnerships seriously and also gaining understanding about what you will and will not put up with in your relationships in general. Around August 19, Saturn will conjoin your progressed Sun. Don’t be surprised to find yourself feeling blocked around that time. However the transit will past by the end of the month, and your outlook is bound to improve!

Saturn’s lessons may be tough, but when we gain understanding about ourselves as a result, they are worth it. Best wishes on finding your new direction to a better and happier life.

Aquarius expounds . . .

Pat’s response:

Bruce, as you may know from reading our blog, I always start with transits to the natal chart before moving to the progressed chart. As Neith noted, Saturn’s entry into the seventh house can be a heavy time for close relationships. I can’t tell you how many clients I’ve seen who got divorced when Saturn was in their seventh house or the seventh house of their partner.

But Saturn’s crossing the Descendant also is a time of new beginnings. In the 29-year Saturn cycle, the years between Saturn’s transit of the Descendant and the Midheaven are the highest-growth period of your life. This is good news.

As for your progressed Moon on the Ascendant, this confirms that your “new beginning” indeed has to do with relationships, but mostly because you are growing and maturing and, as a result, are experiencing intimacy in a different way than you used to. Your Aquarius Moon doesn’t like a lot of emotional complications (one well-known astrologer once quipped that Aquarius doesn’t tolerate any more baggage than will fit in the overhead compartment), but true intimacy and commitment are messy, there’s no getting around it.

Wishing you much courage. Stay in touch and let us know how you’re doing.

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