A big question at the eclipse for lovers -- Do you see what I see? In love and friendship, how do we share what's authentically true? And is there common ground there? Eclipses bring shake-ups, endings and beginnings. It could mean the gulf of how life is perceived is too great to carry on in a relationship. Or new friends are made that light up possibility, show us another way to see.
This is a big theme with Gemini and Sagittarius at the eclipse, that could reach a breaking (breakthrough) point. Maybe you're sensing the awakening to previously hidden realities that's an adventure in our time. It can put you at odds with a more materialist or 3D (five senses) reality -- as if you're in different realities!
Venus and Mars both engage the lunar eclipse (June 4th) and square off with each other at 16 degrees Gemini-Virgo. That square with the Full Moon could intensify frustrations, especially if it feels like friends or lovers distract us from what we want to do each day. Mars Virgo gives fuel to that need to be productive, fix things, make systems work better, live more holistically.
Since Venus is retrograde, and Neptune stations retrograde the same day as the eclipse, big lashings of patience and a "wait and see" attitude go far. Since Mars in this square revs up action to split seconds, we can see outwardly the raw energy that we're holding inside. We get to see where we're at war within! This can lead to more understanding with our beloved or friend, and also a healing release of stuck energies.
On the mundane (worldly) level, the insanity of the mind is being reflected outwardly in the physical. If you strive to be wise and avoid mental junk food or polarizing campaigns, you rise above the madness. Some astrologers see the Transit of Venus, happening just after the eclipse, as a remembrance of a higher octave of Venus. That would be rediscovering our power to create, not destroy, and to live in beauty and harmony.
It seems to me, the martial muscle is already grotesquely over flexed, but a good question here is what or who is it serving? I'm so repulsed by the deceptions that provoke violence at the highest levels, I can't write the word -- but it's in the title backwards. It's blunt and raw, and has no humanity, wisdom or nuance. We might wonder who is driving the global agenda -- is it even human?
The only author I've found that covers the global trends to a satisfying depth and breadth -- the physical and metaphysical -- is David Icke. I highly recommend his last two books, one of which I'm reading at the moment called Human Race Get Off Your Knees. To be able to fight for what we love and save it, it's vital to be able to discern meaning out of chaos, a very mutable sign exercise. This is where Mars Virgo, action in service to the whole, meets Venus Gemini, the joy of having an open mind.
See also, the Traditional Rules for Judging Eclipses by UK Skyscript's Deborah Houlding on what Mars and Venus eclipses mean in mundane (worldly) terms.
I'm going on a little trip, so catch you on the flip side. Please post your thoughts freely here. Fare thee well friends -- I wish you a freeing, reviving eclipse!Adrian Weinbrecht/Getty Images