Eclipses During 2009
- 2009 Jan 26: Annular Solar Eclipse
- 2009 Feb 09: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- 2009 Jul 07: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- 2009 Jul 22: Total Solar Eclipse
- 2009 Aug 06: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- 2009 Dec 31: Partial Lunar Eclipse
The first lunar eclipse of 2009 is one of four such events during the year. The first three eclipses are penumbral while the last (on Dec. 31) is partial. The Feb 09 event is the deepest penumbral eclipse of the year with a penumbral magnitude of 0.899. It will be easily visible to the naked eye as a dusky shading in the northern half of the Moon.
A lunar eclipse is a time of beginnings, endings, exposure and major changes. It always has something to do with “relationships”. The changes are tied to how we relate and will have a lasting impression. Emotions run high, causing upsets and feelings of disorientation. Actions taken often do not have the expected results, but they do bring awareness and enlightenment. The energy of an eclipse is at its strongest during the two days before and three days after its occurrence.
At lunar eclipses we: merge, unite, announce, contact, present ourselves, bring something out into the open, make decisions, engage, rise to the challenge, make an effort, change, get a new perspective, join with others, take on greater challenges, travel at a faster pace, feel restless, feel pressured by deadlines and a buildup of emotions, and experience excitement and crisis.
During a Full Moon, the Sun and Moon are in opposition, also called the Full Phase, indicating the linking of soul to spirit and awareness of purpose gained through relationship with another. A lunar eclipse is a supercharged Full Moon. The blocking of the Moon’s reflection of the Sun’s light by the Earth suggests that our material viewpoint stands in the way of our “seeing the light”. It serves as a reminder that we need to realize how we are held in the dark by virtue of our perspective.
The Sun is in Aquarius and the Moon is in Leo during the penumbral lunar eclipse on February 9. Personal pride and loyalty are temporarily out of balance. Humanitarian ideals obscure personal emotions and block the individual from self-expression. The challenge is to avoid the lure of the ego to escape reality when confronted with loss.
An interesting mix of aspects paints a dramatic eclipse period. With Saturn as the most highly aspected planet in the chart, there is no doubt that the focus of this time is that of facing reality. There is a fated quality that speaks of disruptive events beyond the individual’s control. Realities and reforms require an adjustment of personal values and emotional attachments. The chart also holds the promise of people coming together to find compassionate and practical solutions to societal problems.
The Sabian degree symbols for this eclipse at 21 Aquarius and Leo suggest managing individual disappointment by finding creative solutions for collective issues. It takes courage to break through illusions and face life’s limitations. The caution is attempting to do too much too soon.
The eclipse does not have to fall in your sign for you to feel its effects. However, if your birthday is around Jan 10, Feb 9, Mar 11 or 26, Apr 10, May 11, Jun 11 or 27, Jul 13, Aug 13, Sep 13 or 28, Oct 14, Nov 13, Dec 12 or 27, you will definitely have an emotional response. If it makes any contacts to a planet or personal point in your chart, your experience of the eclipse will be heightened.
wah…..ano ba namang lunation in aquarius itech…humft.. think positive fula..wahehe cnv nmn na personal concerns and emotional commitment are united behind attitude.. owkie…..