Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Winter Solstice 2010 - Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse and Meteor Shower

"The last time a lunar eclipse happened on a solstice was 372 years ago, in 1638...  A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth lines up between the sun and the moon, blocking the sun’s rays and casting its shadow on the moon, NASA says...  As the moon moves into Earth’s shadow, it appears to change colour, turning from gray to orange to deep red. The new colour stems from indirect sunlight that passes through Earth’s atmosphere and casts a glow on the moon...  The Ursid meteor shower might also be in view Tuesday morning."

Source:  http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/20/strangers-in-the-night-lunar-eclipse-solstice-meet-again/?hpt=C2


"Full Moons highlight the completion and maturity of projects, and in this case... will highlight the Gemini/Sagittarius polarity and themes of intelligence, thought, and communication.  It is time to realise the power of our inner thoughts and desires, and to perhaps re-evaluate where we have been and on what path we are going.  Both the Sun and Moon are at 29 degrees (the Sun at 29 degrees Sagittarius and the Moon at 29 degrees Gemini), and they form a mutable T-square with Jupiter and Uranus, which can bring about new thought patterns and ways of looking at a situation. Again, this highlights the need to adapt to the changes that have occurred in our lives during recent months. Eclipses are also harbingers of change, so the feeling of a need or desire for change may feel urgent or pressing.  Mercury retrograde also provides us with a time of reflection (perhaps on the changes that we feel we may need to make). This eclipse is one of change, thought, and reflection on who we are and where we are headed, as well as where we have been in the last few months."

Source:  http://www.llewellyn.com/blog/2010/12/2010-lunar-eclipse-on-the-winter-solstice-full-moon-in-gemini/

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