CURRENT UPDATE – Lunar Eclipse in Cancer
On February 10 the moon will be eclipsed in cancer, the sign that it rules. This is a time for us to go much deeper than just the surface level of the mind, deeper than the emotions, toward the depth of feeling, love and devotion in our hearts. Not only is this a full moon in cancer, it is an eclipse in cancer.
The real issue with the moon, and the signit rules, , has to do with favoring emotions and comfort (or comfortable emotions) instead of doing what we know is right. Through the sign of cancer we can see a higher motivation at work (cancer is Sattwic). Much like a mother sacrifices for children, and not just gravitating toward “happy experiences” with her children, so too we must sacrifice our sense of personal happiness if we are ever going to learn the truth of who we are, and act in accordance with the truth (Dharma).
It is through the moon that we experience these positive and negative emotions, and develop strong attractions and aversions as a result. Now is the time to be noticing how much you are stuck in your comfort zone, rather than showing up with a willingness to do what is necessary in all situations.
Notice the difference between your actions when they are aligned with what you love (like children or pets or other things you serve), and with everything else. When we are aligned with love, Dharma and truth we are not interested in just staying comfortable and happy. We are interested in serving that thing we love. If that means we need to take on some difficulty, then we will take it on.
This full moon/eclipse is in Alesha Nakshatra, which is ruled by the serpent God. Much like a serpent intertwines around us, this Nakshatra is called “the entwiner”. It shows the need to become intertwined and entangled in pure love, not the relationship/conditional love (shown by Venus). When we are entangled in pure love and devotion, we are taken straight to the source of love itself, the silence and stillness in our heart. When we are tangled up in desires, there are many emotions, both positive and negative, as I’ve already discussed.
When the moon is eclipsed, will brings an enormous intensity to the emotional seams being activated. Eclipses occur when the orbits of the sun, moon and earth line up in the same plane in three-dimensional space. This only happens for several hours per year. Although they are not uncommon, they are rare.
Venus is currently exalted in Pisces. This pulls Venus out of the “physical, psychological” and more toward a spiritual expression – which has more to do with devotion. So, both Venus and the moon are very developed and powerful now. Of course, this can be quite good, connecting us to what we love and a sense of beauty. But it can also bring it contrast the conflict between the two. The issue of selfless love and conditional love is big now. In addition, this exalted Venus is joined Mars in Pisces. The Venus / Mars conjunction creates a lot of passion, perhaps sexual passion. But it can also bring about a sort of “spiritual warrior” energy, which allows us to elevate the nature of Mars to something beyond just fighting and battling with no purpose, And instead become more disciplined in our spiritual life.
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn is also in Sagittarius now, having moved out of Scorpio. This shows more of a willingness to commit to what inspires us, rather than what we fear, which are the negative qualities of Scorpio.
Jupiter is also retrograde now, which shows a reflection on our teachings and where they are taking us. Now is the time to be reevaluating what inspires you and who. You may notice some difficulty with your teachers now.
CURRENT UPDATE – Lunar Eclipse in Cancer – VIDEO