Astrology of the Total Lunar Eclipse of April 2014: An Emotional Pressure Cooker

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A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the shadow of the Moon is on the Earth when the Sun, Earth and Moon are perfectly aligned.

The Earth is sitting the middle, when the Moon is on the far side of the Earth from the Sun and there is a Full Moon. Two days before and a day after a Lunar Eclipse is usually very frenzied so expect to be a little anxious. If the Eclipse is in your birth sign or on your Ascendant you will find that you wake up close to 4am. Know for sure that you life will be dramatically changed forever. And, it will all be good!! :-)

A Total Lunar Eclipse will take place on April 15, 2014 the first of two total lunar eclipses in 2014. This Total Lunar Eclipse will occur as the Moon passes in front of the constellation of Libra at 25°16' at exactly 3:42am and is in exact alignment with the Earth moving opposite the Moon in front of the constellation of Aries at 25°16'.

It will be visible over east Australia, the Pacific and North and South America. Your Astrological chart will show the effect of this Eclipse on your life! The House where this Eclipse falls in your personal chart will determine what part of your life is affected.

A Lunar Eclipse emphasizes the completion of something.

This Lunar Eclipse in peaceful Libra - the natural ruler of the 7th house which rules partnerships. Thus, partnerships, both business and personal, are prevalent and an area of focus for all. If this eclipse falls within 2 degrees of a significant point in your Natal chart than more likely than not change is on the way or at least a chance to reorient yourself. As an eclipse involves three bodies, the Sun, the Moon and the Earth, this may represent a 'triangle' situation in your life where one person loses out allowing another person to take advantage.

Often one door has to shut before a new one can be opened. Many will experience an ending and a new beginning in one or more areas of your life.  Keep in mind: all Lunar Eclipses are powerful Full Moons that are 'course correctors' and are meant to change your life often in a way that could be completely unexpected!

This Lunar Eclipse emphasizes the need to work with others and demands some degree of compromise. You can discover alternative ways to make life work instead of acting as if there's only one road to fulfillment. Beliefs may not hold up in the face of changing circumstances that require flexibility instead of certainty. Asking questions reveals options that multiply choices, creating confusion for some but freeing most of us from rigid thinking and excessive judgment.

As the Earth's shadow crosses the Moon, we must remember that it is the unification of opposing forces that create life: Sun and Moon, light and dark, masculine and feminine. A Lunar Eclipse emphasizes this emotional reaction.  One of the most dynamic places for an eclipse to occur is when it falls on your Sun. This happens if an eclipse falls on or near your birthday.

This ushers in an important year because the Sun rules your very identity, your individuality and your sense of being a unique person. The Sun also rules your vitality and your health to a large degree. Since an eclipse automatically ushers in change and transformation, it brings in a year of making important contacts and critical decisions, as one is often gaining greater notice.

While there are several variables involved in interpreting this eclipse to see if it will increase or decrease the recognition and admiration coming to you, it will sometimes cause you to become a little accident-prone. With either this eclipse or an eclipse falling exactly six months before or after your birthday (180 days or close to it), it is important to guard your health and maintain your regular check ups. Also, keep in mind that what is triggered at an eclipse usually takes 6 months to unfold!

Psychic sensitivity, spiritual instincts and emotional connectedness are aroused as the environment becomes a little unstable. This unstable environment occurs because there is change in the electromagnetic energy that affects us mentally and neurologically. There will be some stress as blockages will begin to crumble and then there will be a feeling of freedom. The good news is that creative and artistic qualities will be discovered as you let go of beliefs that don't correspond with your current reality! A new hairdo, new clothes, a new you emerges!

Keep in mind that all of this is good and part of your pattern of growth as you take on a proactive approach to living. You will finally drum up the courage to make necessary life corrections! Enjoy! :-)

Read on to see how this eclipse will affect you personally:

Aries: Love is redefined and partnerships (business and personal) are tested with this Eclipse. Dirty laundry comes out and needs to be dealt with. Your current love is likely to be more tempermental and often with good reason. There are dramas happening in their lives.

Taurus: The workplace is unstable. Change in inevitable. There is career success and opportunity as a result of these changes but you will need to be patient a little while longer. You are receiving spiritual guidance through dreams and spiritual channels. Health regimes change.

Gemini: A love affair and/or a friendship is tested as there is drama just about everywhere you look. You're usually pretty easygoing about relationships, but you may need to make a decision now—and it's going to be final—not to mention sudden. Financial adjustments abound.

Cancer: You experience a major tug-of-war between your home and career matters. Relax your schedule. Be more patient with family members. Career changes are happening, too - and they seem good. A sudden windfall could come later as a result of what happens now.

Leo: This eclipse is relatively mild on you but will impact your car and communication equipment. There are dramatic events with siblings, neighbors and others outside your close circle of friends. Your spiritual life is strongly affected in that new teachers come along.

Virgo: Financial issues are challenging as getting what you've earned may not come easily. This may be a 6 month process as you need to change your financial attitude, thinking and strategy. The changes you make will be good but will be uncomfortable while they happen.

Libra: This eclipse is very powerful on you! Fasten your seatbelt because your love life will be pretty darn unpredictable! You are usually the soul of cooperation and will do just about anything to keep the peace. However, you are more likely to Just Say No! even if you know others won't be pleased. Good for you! Even Librans get to blow off some steam every now and then. It's your turn!

Scorpio: You will be motivated to make your surroundings beautiful. Whatever you modify in your own home, you'll do with an eye toward creating not just a comfortable place but also a safe one. New revelations will also impact your philosophical beliefs. Enjoy!

Sagittarius: Friendships are tested. It is time to evolve into a healthier, less fearful, more fulfilled lifestyle. Some people you have known for a long time will no longer be in your life. You have just outgrown them and it may be said to let the go. New friends will soon arrive.

Capricorn: This eclipse will have a very strong effect on you so take a nice, relaxed easy schedule for a few days before and after it. It affects your career and some surprising insights will be revealed to you. There are shake-ups in your company. You will benefit from them.

Aquarius: This eclipse is relatively benign for you though your religious and philosophical beliefs will be tested over the months ahead. Life facts will challenge your current beliefs and some may need modification or will be thrown out completely. Your whole life is affected.

Pisces: Transformation on a psychological level can put you on the edge as thinking and strategies that have been unrealistic will be revealed (what's hidden comes to light!). There could be dramas and crises that will ultimately prove very beneficial to you. Stay alert! *This post originally appeared on