the astrology this week has been relatively mild thus far (i am writing on wednesday evening) but you likely are feeling an intense undertow beneath the placid surface of things. friday night uranus- the great awakener, rebel and revolutionary- is set to station direct in the sign of the warrior at the aries point (0 degrees of cardinal signs). the awakening of the collective anger, rage, defiance, and warrior is going to be taken to a new level! just hours later on saturday morning the lunar eclipse in gemini occurs- visible from much of north america in the early morning hours. this eclipse is intense- but when is an eclipse not intense? i just posted the lunar insight about this lunation- so check it out if you are a member or try a free week trial if you are not. a brief synopsis of this eclipse can be found on the weekly astrology forecast and i will repost it here:
"the only cosmic occurrence (on saturday december 10th, 2011) is a big one: at 6:36am the lunar eclipse falls at 18'10 gemini, marking the midway point of the current lunar cycle we are in the began with the solar eclipse in sagittarius on thanksgiving (11/24). new moons/solar eclipses tend to start us on new paths- but when eclipses are involved a lot of endings/releasings/deaths (symbolic, sometimes literal) have to take place first. the full moon/lunar eclipse pits the sun/conscious self opposite the moon/unconscious and brings to Light the shadow of that which we have not been looking at. endings, climaxes and culmination points are common with lunar eclipses. because we are in an eclipse portal we are in period of time that has the potential for rapid evolution and shifts in consciousness, but it requires that we release the karmic past with equal suddenness and awareness. this lunar eclipse is very intense- the moon quincunxes venus in capricorn, squares mars in virgo, semisquares jupiter, and cojoins the south node. there is a HUGE pull to the past right now with moon on the south node. it can feel as though we are intoxicated/drugged/unconsciously influenced by our past- feelings, emotions, people, relationships, situations- things that are no longer good for us and need to be released so that we can grow. with the Lovers tensely aspecting this eclipse dramas in relationship are likely to crop up. with the tense aspect from jupiter, the ruler of the north node right now, we need to have a healthy awareness of our boundaries and limitations- otherwise we will just stay stuck and repeat the past. evolution is always a fine balance between growth and decay, moving into the new while leaving something of the old behind. this eclipse demands that we let go of something."
as you can see the later part of this week is dynamic- but it doesn't start on friday, we can feel it approaching- especially those who are sensitive to energy. the early part of the week can almost feel like the calm before the storm. so batten down the hatches and get ready for change to blow through your life! you know you need it- it's the only way to grow and evolve. check your weekly horoscope for more info on where this is occurring for you and what you can do to support your own evolution.