Inspirational: Next Lunar Eclipse 2/20/08
As a bonus, during the eclipse the moon will be situated, in our sky, near the planet Saturn and the bright bluish star Regulus in the constellation of Leo. The effect will be to create a uniquely beautiful triangle in the sky consisting of the totally eclipsed moon, a bright naked-eye planet and one of the 21 brightest stars in the sky. SPACE.com will provide a complete eclipse viewer’s guide Feb. 15.
But wait, there’s more from Zodiac Arts
The Lunar Eclipse on February 20/21, 2008
An eclipse of the Moon can only take place at a Full Moon, and only if the Moon passes through some portion of the Earth’s shadow. The closer the Moon is to the center of the shadow, the more total the eclipse. A lunar eclipse is visible wherever the Moon is above the horizon.
If the Earth had no atmosphere, then the Moon would be completely black during a total eclipse. Instead, the Moon can take on a range of colors from dark brown and red to bright orange and yellow. The exact appearance depends on how much dust and clouds are present in Earth’s atmosphere.
The lunar eclipse on February 20/21 is a total eclipse, visible throughout most of the Americas, western Africa and western Europe.
The Astrology 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. Actions taken often do not have the expected results, but they do bring awareness and enlightenment. The energy of an eclipse is at its strongest during the two days before and three days after its occurrence. At lunar eclipses we: merge, unite, announce, contact, present ourselves, bring something out into the open, make decisions, engage, rise to the challenge, make an effort, change, get a new perspective, join with others, take on greater challenges, travel at a faster pace, feel restless, feel pressured by deadlines and a buildup of emotions, and experience excitement and crisis. 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 Pisces and the Moon is in Virgo during the total lunar eclipse on February 20. Practicality and logical processes are temporarily out of balance. Harsh realities obscure spiritual ideals and block imaginative solutions. The challenge is to stay open to inspiration regardless of our daily circumstances.
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so my cyberfriends, new members of the antiChurch of the Asshole Neighbors, help me out next Weds. Feb 20 during the LUNAR ECLIPSE. Send your energy your prayers your mojo your you name it this way along those moonbeams and sunbeams.
Let’s DEFEAT THE BEAST!!! BTW, you’re welcome to join in in person–wine, some women, song, fire, food, and a hot tub. bring your drum! Be ready to do some primal screaming and let it ALLLLL out! For a preview of the upcoming event, hit play on the first lunar eclipse, then hit play on the second lunar eclipse for a cool effect.
For more eclipse info, both solar eclipse and lunar eclipse including dates for future eclipses, try Mr. Eclipse.