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Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse

May 26, 2021


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Lunar Eclipse
in: Sagittarius 5°
May 26, 2021 @ 11:16 a.m. GMT
May 26, 2021 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT -7
Sun is Gemini, 5° 26'
Moon is Sagittarius, 5° 26'

This Super Flower Blood Full Moon is going to be power-packed for a variety of reasons. One is the T-square from the full moon to Jupiter. Another is that the moon is positioned closer to the earth, making it a super full moon. There's the synchronistic factor of the degrees of the Sun and Moon being 5 degrees and 26 minutes, while we are in the fifth month and 26th day of May. Throw in the fact that it is a total lunar eclipse, pushes it right into a transforming full moon. Expect changes to occur with this one.

First, let's talk a bit about eclipses. The eclipses, solar and lunar are described by families. In that the eclipses occur sequentially, in groups, that originate near the north or south poles and then end after a number of events, at the opposing pole that it started. In between, the series of eclipses will gradually increase from partial to total for a period of years, then gradually fade back to partial eclipses then stop. Each eclipse series has a saros number associated and the nature of the eclipses can be predictive within these series. Each series will span for hundreds of years, about 1300, with approximately 80 to 90 eclipse events occurring per series. There are at least 40 eclipse series (solar and lunar, collectively) occurring sequentially over a span of about 16 years before repeating the sequence again. Solar and Lunar Eclipse Table Each lunar eclipse will occur within 14 days of a solar eclipse.

This particular lunar eclipse originated on October 4, 1047 at 16 degrees in Aries (using the Julian Calendar). There have been 54 lunar eclipses of the 82 that will occur in this series, identified as saros 121. This will be the last total eclipse in this series. The originating lunar eclipse is akin to a natal chart for the series. The originating eclipse started in the southern hemisphere in the 5th nodal family of eclipses. With the moon in Aries and the Sun in Libra, this chart accentuates the interactions we would experience with a Aries and Libra influence. Emotionally, we want to lead, but also recognize that we need to be in tune with others and their needs. The Eclipse originating in the second decan of Aries helps to ground us in our focus.

If the skies are clear, the total lunar eclipse should be visible in many portions of southeast Asia, all regions of Australia, all of Oceania, most areas of North America, including Hawaii, most of Central America, and most of South America. In the Americas, the eclipse will be after midnight, in the morning of May 26. Check local resources to find the time for the region for this full moon. The eclipse can be viewed without special glasses, after dark (time depending on location) and the moon should change color to a copper red hue at its peak.

Today's full moon (total lunar eclipse) is transiting through Sagittarius while the Sun opposes in Gemini. Conforming to the societal norms may not come easy today. We tend to be more emotional in our desire to be happy with what is happening around us. The t-square to Jupiter in Pisces could leaving us feeling less than lucky today. Wait a day or two to let the influence blow over before trying to fix or regroup, allowing the Sun to move away from the square to Jupiter.

Mercury is slowing down in Gemini, preparing to station for retrograde motion. Today, Mercury and Venus are conjunct, transiting Out of Bounds, and forming a square to Neptune in Pisces. This could either get us out of some serious trouble, or deeply into some serious trouble, because we may be too quick to respond for the right or wrong reasons. The key to handling this is to know our limits and react accordingly.

As mentioned, Mercury is preparing to station retrograde, on May 29, and is transiting OOB until May 31. Venus will transit OOB until June 19. These OOB transits have a way of making us feel insecure and vulnerable.

Mars in Cancer is forming a trine to Neptune in Pisces. We can use physical activity to work through our moods. The chemical imbalances are easier to regulate by staying active, physically and psychologically.

Saturn in Aquarius is retrograde motion (since May 23) and forming a square aspect to Uranus in Taurus. We were getting worn down with Saturn in Aquarius (direct) and now we get a bit of a reprieve in the retrograde period. What we may encounter is a rebuilding of relationships. They may be new friendships, or old ones that we thought we had lost. There may be a spontaneous rekindling, of sorts.

While the majority of the planets are evenly sorted over the receptives, five in masculine and five in feminine, we are low in the fire element placements. We may be hesitant to take the lead today, even if we want to. With all the influences of this chart at the moment, having a leader may not be necessary. Instead, we may just need to use common sense and make smart decisions.

Meditation for the May 26th Lunar Eclipse
The only thing that we know for sure is that we believe.

© J. McCaul - Lunar Living Astrology, 2021 (All Rights Reserved)

1) Goldschneider, G.  1994, The secret language of birthdays, New York, NY; London, Engl.: Victoria, Austr.: Auckland, NZ., Penguin Studio Books.

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