April Astromusings – Blood Moon Eclipse, Jupiter turns direct


World Leaders shake hands on Iran-Nuclear-Deal

Blood Moon total eclipse seen from Melbourne

Blood Moon total eclipse

Here we are in the first week of April with one Easter over and the orthodox Easter at the end of the week . We just had a spectacular blood Moon eclipse a full Moon in Libra. The term Blood Moon refers to the fact that the Moon will appear red during totality when red light from the Sun is bent by the Earth’s atmosphere onto the Moon. The light is red as other colours such as blue are scattered in all directions leaving red, just as at sunset. To have two in a row is unusual, this eclipse is the third in a series of four eclipses known as a “tetrad”. The last eclipse of the tetrad will occur on September 28 2015. In addition it has a religious significance falling on Blood Moon Sun Earth MoonEaster Saturday and the Jewish Passover.

Eclipses are a time of release and being in the sign of Libra it focuses on relationships and right human relations. We may ask ourselves how we can connect with people in a different way on both a personal and collective level. Sun in Aries ruling Mars represents war and aggression and Moon in its polar opposite sign of Libra represents peace and reconciliation.

This energy has been channelled positively with the announcement of a framework for a breakthrough nuclear agreement with UK, Russia, Germany France and China, EU and Iran on 2 April. Iran (1 April 1979 3.00 pm Tehran) would forego developing nuclear arms in return for economic inclusiveness. Positively, Jupiter is heading for Iran’s ascendant but transiting Saturn is still in square to Iran’s Venus indicative of economic sanctions that Iran has experienced for many years. This agreement should be fortuitous for President Obama, a Leo as at the time he announced this framework agreement Jupiter was on his natal Sun. There are detractors to this framework agreement – the Saudis, the Israelis and the US Republicans and the powerful Israel lobby in the Democrats. We will have to hope that peace and reconciliation will prevail.

Reclaim Australia rally Melbourne

Reclaim Australia rally Melbourne

This is a particularly powerful lunation which occurs in the middle of Cardinal signs, with the two luminaries, the Sun in Aries and the Moon in Libra. In addition Uranus in Aries is conjunct the Sun. The Sun and Moon are in close aspect forming a T square with and Pluto in Capricorn.

Jupiter which rules philosophy, ideologies, religion and law stations at 12 degrees Leo on 8 April in preparation for its direct motion. The element of fire is very prominent this week with a stellium of Sun, Uranus and Mercury in Aries and with Saturn in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Leo.  This makes for a very volatile mix which is manifesting on a personal and collective level. Here in Australia during Easter we have witnessed the polarisation of ideas with ugly scenes of protesters for and against immigration clashing in the streets of our capital cities. This polarisation for or against immigration is even more marked in Europe with the far right party Golden Dawn holding seats in the Greek parliament. The far right anti immigration party in France led by Marine Le Pen is also very prominent.

Kenya University Attack

Candlelight Vigil in Nairobi for 147 victims in Garissa

In Kenya there was a terrible massacre of 147 university students in Garissa in Kenya by the Somali based terrorist group Al-Shabaab on the eve of Easter where Christian students were killed and those who were able to answer questions from the Q’ran proving their Moslem bona fides were spared – another example of global polarisation.



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  1. Dominique Bianchi

     /  April 9, 2015

    Thankyou Anne,an interesting & informative read.cheers Dominique x


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