The full moon is at 4 degree of Pisces tomorrow morning and the lunar eclipse makes it an especially potent one. Pisces is the most mystical, spiritual sign of the zodiac and its ruler is Neptune, god of the sea. Pisces and/or Neptune often play a big role in the charts of alcoholics and addicts because the shadow side of not connecting with your soul can all too often lead to self-destructive and addictive behavior. The questions I'll be asking myself at this moon will be: Am I living out my soul's purpose the best I can at this time in my life? Do I need to re-evaluate my spiritual practices and be sure I'm putting them to practical use in the world? Am I exercising compassion, understanding and commitment with the people in my life? I'll also make sure that I stay aware of the Pisces/Neptune shadow by being honest with myself and those around me and by staying sober one day at a time. Pisces is the ruler of the natural 12th house of the zodiac - sometimes called the House of Secrets, Sorrows and Self-Undoing. Sounds like the house of addictions to me. But, the 12th house is also about discovering the meaning of life through those very same secrets, sorrows and self-undoing. When we finally discover a meaning in life, whatever it is for us, we can stop creating secrets and sorrows for ourselves and work on self-doing instead of un-doing. The eclipse is visible in the wee hours before dawn across North America. Some portion of this eclipse is visible everywhere in North America, the farther to the West the better. California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, the Yukon Territory, Alaska, Hawaii and the western parts of Nevada will see the eclipse in its totality. The partial phase begins at 4:51 a.m. EDT, totality begins at 5:52 a.m., totality ends at 7:22 a.m., and the partial phase ends at 8:24 a.m.
Which means two hours earlier than that for me here in Montana - crap, I've got to get to bed. Happy Sky Watching.