On 4 June 2012, there will be a partial lunar eclipse. The eclipsed Moon will be at 14 degrees Sagittarius, opposing the Sun/Venus conjunction at 14 degrees Gemini. The eclipsed Moon and the Sun will be forming a T-square to Mars in Virgo.
This eclipse will mainly affect those with planets or angles (ascendant, descendant, IC and midheaven) between 9 and 19 degrees in the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces).
You may also be affected if you have planets at 30 degrees (semi-sextile), 45 degrees (semi-square), 60 degrees (sextile), 120 degrees (trine), or 150 degrees (inconjunct) from 14 degrees Sagittarius or Gemini. However, the effect will most likely not be as dramatic with these aspects.
Moon Opposing the Sun/Venus Conjunction
There is an inherent tug of war in all oppositions. A lunar eclipse will always point out conflicts between the head and the heart. Here, with the Moon in Sagittarius, there is a need for deep reflection and understanding, perhaps on a spiritual level. The Sun in Gemini wants more facts, more information, more stimulation, but doesn’t really want to take the time to understand anything on a deep level.
The Moon’s opposition to Venus asks you to reconcile the difference between the external appearance and the inner, emotional knowing. Also, are your deep, emotional needs in tune with the value system you are using? The Moon shows what we need emotionally, while Venus reflects our values. It is very easy to get caught up in the values of the external world to the extent that we ignore our own inner voice.
Venus Transiting the Face of the Sun
On June 5, 2012, immediately after the eclipse, the Earth, Venus and the Sun will be conjunct at 15 degrees Gemini and we will be able to see Venus crossing the face of the sun in silhouette. These unique Venus transits come in pairs eight years apart, but the pairs only occur every 100-plus years. The last time this happened was in June 2004. The next one will occur in the year 2117.
This adds considerable Venusian energy to the eclipse dynamics. Though it is happening a day after the eclipse, it is still very strong. With Venus retrograde, relationship dynamics are under considerable strain.
Sun and Moon Square Mars in Virgo
Though this eclipse is somewhat mild compared to others, there could be definite upsets in the area of relationships. The Moon and Venus rule women and the Sun and Mars are masculine. Mars in Virgo square the Gemini Sun and Sagittarius Moon could bring angry, picky fights, with emotional hurt feelings and with neither partner taking the time to understand the other. My best advice would be to avoid hasty words and quick, biting retorts during this eclipse period.
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