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On Saturday, April 4th at 8:05 am (ET) we will be having the peak of a Total Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Libra. It is also known as a “Blood Moon,” and will be visible over most of North and South America, the Pacific, Eastern Europe, East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. It will be visible for many hours, depending on where it is seen in the world.

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A Lunar Eclipse is a super-charged Full Moon and its effects are most strongly felt in the week leading up to it and the weeks following. Generally the effects of a lunar eclipse last anywhere between 3 and 6 months. This lunar eclipse happens in the same Moon cycle as the powerful Solar Eclipse that we had a few weeks ago, which means that the themes of that eclipse will be connected with those of this one. Click here to read my article about the last Solar Eclipse on March 20th.

The Difference Between Solar Eclipses & Lunar Eclipses In Astrology

l-c-3Solar Eclipses are a type of New Moon and Lunar Eclipses are a type of Full Moon. New Moons and Solar Eclipses are more about new beginnings and planting new seeds in our personal lives.  The effects of Full Moons and Lunar Eclipses usually manifest through external events and in our relationships, and have to do with releasing and making changes.

Full Moons and Lunar Eclipses can be emotionally charged and external circumstances manifest themselves that call some type of balance, change, release, and can be intense sometimes, often manifesting in relations with others.

Lunar Eclipse In Libra Opposite Sun & Uranus In Aries

The sign of Libra is associated with equality, balance, fairness, relationships, relating, and co-operation. Libra is diplomatic and wants to do what’s in the best interest between two people or two parties. The Sun (which is always opposite the Full Moon) is in Aries and is associated with individual needs and self-reliance. It is close to the planet Uranus which has to do with surprises, uniqueness, sudden changes, and freedom. Uranus in Aries  can also be explosive in some cases.

Considering all of this, the theme for this Lunar Eclipse is to strike a balance between our independence and individual needs, and our relationships and co-dependencies. Since the emphasis of this eclipse is on Libra more so than Aries, there is a theme of needing to be considerate of others. Perhaps some people need to make changes in their lives and in their relationships in order to achieve change and a new sense of cooperation. In other cases, things may also come up that make others want to break away from relationships.

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Pluto In Capricorn & Jupiter In Leo Are Also Influencing This Eclipse

This Full Moon is also powerfully influenced by the planet Pluto, which is a “transformer.” It is in the sign of Capricorn, which has to do with structures, responsibilities, career, and traditions. For many people, transformations in these areas will assist them in achieving cooperation in their relationships. Pluto may also create power struggles and in some cases intense conflicts.

Jupiter retrograde in Leo will be in nice aspect to this eclipse. Jupiter has to do with our spiritual beliefs and when it is retrograde it is about finding your inner wisdom and truth. In Leo it influences our beliefs around our creative self-expression, our children, our love life, and what is fun to us.

Depending on one’s specific birth date and location, the themes of this eclipse can influence different areas of a person’s life and achieved varied results. To gain a better understanding and guidance on what this eclipse means for you specifically, it is best to consult with a professional astrologer.


To get a personalized reading with astrologer Carmen Di Luccio, or for more information, visit his website here.

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