2018 Lunar Eclipse General Guidance
Note: this information is intended as general guidance and, ideally, should be accompanied by a thorough analysis of your chart to determine how this eclipse will specifically effect you. To provide guidance for a lunar eclipse, we examine the ascendant/ rising, Sun, and opposite sign. For this lunation, consider the degree(s) close to 4° Aquarius (including planets and first decanate), the remaining fixed signs (as pertinent to your chart), and their corresponding houses.
Aries Rising/ Aries Sun
This lunar eclipse accentuates shifts in your eleventh house of long-term aspirations, emphasizing your social structure, pertinent contributions, and group leadership efforts. Friendships, philanthropy, and visionary goals might fluctuate, requiring fear-based release in order to accommodate growth and individualized expression. Social betterment and eclectic self-development are also areas of importance and re-evaluation. Dissolution of antiquated structures may surface, in order to transform humanitarian work, civil rights concerns, and social discovery. Your opposite sign: read Libra for further guidance.
Taurus Rising/ Taurus Sun
This lunation focuses on your tenth house of vocation and personal mission. Transformative shifts can occur in career, social leadership/ status, reputation, career-related groups and associations, following your life-path, and the platonic side of parenthood. Radical decisions can surface for analysis and proper integration, while perspectives regarding mentors, coaches, and paternal figures may change to accommodate re-evaluation. Confront the necessary fear-based patterns regarding your life-purpose in order to facilitate growth. Your opposite sign: read Scorpio for further guidance.
Gemini Rising/ Gemini Sun
This eclipse may surge celestial shifts in your ninth house of higher education, wisdom, and long-distance excursions. Flying, foreign lands, the media, publishing, public speaking, ideals, conferences, cultural events and social experience, education/ teaching, publicity and promotion, philosophy, and worldly perspectives are emphasized and can beckon re-evaluation. Release of antiquated patterns regarding higher knowledge may surge at this time, in order to support long-term development. Your opposite sign: read Sagittarius for further guidance.
Cancer Rising/ Cancer Sun
This eclipse addresses shifts pertinent to your eighth house. This includes re-alignment via self-transformation and the capacity for crisis management. Likewise, change is probable relative to terminations, death and detachment, psychological strain, radical dissolution of antiquated patterns, external resources relative to finances (e.g. taxes, banks, inheritances, loans, spouse’s money, and general income), healing arts, psychology, astrology, self-actualization, analysis and research, sexual identity (including liberation and experimentation), psychic influence, and communication with other beings or realms. You can be summoned to inspect and purge limiting belief structures regarding personal value. Your opposite sign: read Capricorn for further guidance.
Leo Rising/ Leo Sun
The lunar eclipse can potentially reform your seventh house of marriage, spouse, public contact and partnerships. Changes and the dissolution of outmoded patterns may occur in your relations with guides, counselors, group contracts, creative partnerships, and platonic relationships (including elders and those of the opposite gender). While this emphasis may not bestow unexpected opportunities and aid from external sources, it is wise to develop your independent fortitude. As the Sun returns to your sign, Leo, your resilience stems from within. Your opposite sign: read Aquarius for further guidance.
Virgo Rising/ Virgo Sun
This eclipse highlights your health regimes and services rendered through work. It can bring shifts to new health regimes, releasing archaic patterns for the adaptation of innovative health interests. Likewise, this eclipse brings attention to circulatory conditions, the physical heart organ, sways in blood pressure, the electrical body current, nervous system, magnetic fields (EMFs), and mental health. Shifts in social/ volunteer work and philanthropic services may require revision. Your opposite sign: read Pisces for further guidance.
Libra Rising/ Libra Sun
This eclipse inspects your fifth house of self-expression, children, romance, and creativity. Visual arts, dancing, group recreation, advisors, education, management, pleasure, play, ideal happiness, philanthropic vacations, and excursions of anthropological interest can shift and beget transformation. Changes in your mode of self-expression that deviate from fear and antiquated patterns will aid you in progress and expansion.Your opposite sign: read Aries for further guidance.
Scorpio Rising/ Scorpio Sun
This eclipse effects your foundational fourth house of emotive security, home, and parental guidance. Shifts can occur via property, group housing, architecture, parents, mentors, non-biological parental figures, relocations, home air quality (carbon), weather patterns, emotional security, friends or siblings residing in your home, emotional freedom, and detachment from home or parents. Emotional security can be examined from a deeper perspective by confronting and releasing fear-based patterns. Your opposite sign: read Taurus for further guidance.
Sagittarius Rising/ Sagittarius Sun
This eclipse revolutionizes your third house of mental development and communication. Shifts can occur in areas pertinent to relatives and siblings, public speaking, mental visioning, future visioning, creative writing, imagination, friendships, self-development, studies, self-education, creative thinking, leisure and exploration, hidden talents, inventing, journalism, computers and technology, short journeys, and humanitarian communication. Mental effects can be profound, and it is important to monitor heightened mental states (such as excessive idealism or, conversely, depressive states). Your opposite sign: read Gemini for further guidance.
Capricorn Rising/ Capricorn Sun
This lunation addresses your second house of finances and self-value. This eclipse may influence change in one or more of the following: financial innovation, banking, business ideas, public or national effect on your income (or salary), expenditures on large projects, charitable donations, possessions, dietary changes and food consumption. Your sense of self-value will be inspected and purged, if necessary, of outdated/ karmic patterns. Your opposite sign: read Cancer for further guidance.
Aquarius Rising/ Aquarius Sun
Because this lunar eclipse occurs in your own sign, its impact is particularly potent. Occurring in your first house, your self image, societal role, appearance/ persona, physical vessel, individual purpose, and imagination may all reach close scrutiny. Amplified is the Aquarian theme of personal liberation, and shifts/ new roles must be compromised amongst partners. This eclipse effects the electro-magnetic field, most sensitively felt in Aquarius, while physical and cerebral stamina, under the lunar eclipse, can be accompanied by fatigue. Your opposite sign: read Leo for further guidance.
Pisces Rising/ Pisces Sun
This eclipse addresses your twelfth house of the subconscious realm, your traditional home in the zodiac wheel. The sleep-state, including dreams and prophetic messages can be effected. This extends to places of (and time spent in) isolation. Spiritual interests, occultism, meditation, psychic experiences and vulnerability (favorable time to employ protection), sacrifice, charity, mental addictions, and work in structures containing isolated people (hospitals, hospices, prisons, remote places) can see shifts. Be mindful (and protective of) your mental health but simultaneously, do not avoid confronting outdated/ karmic patterns in the subconscious realm (as the process of release can bring you vast growth potential).
Your opposite sign: read Virgo for further guidance.
Further Eclipse Recommendations
Light (candles) for the Sun and Luna:
In order to equalize the imbalance of celestial light, gold (yellow or orange can be substituted for Apollo) and white candles should be maintained lit (honoring the Sun and Luna). Their respective sigils and glyphs should be carved into the beeswax and placed near photographs of yourself or family.
Magnetized water can aid those sensitive to the EMF fluctuations that accompany eclipses. By improving the ability of our drinking water to dissolve compounds, we can increase its oxygen content. This enhancement, in turn, makes natural nutrients more readily available to our bodies. In addition, Magnetized Water has increased alkalinity, which helps to regulate the body’s pH level. [life-sources.com]
To ground, dissolve EMFs, soothe nerves, and reduce rage via the effects of Mars, compose a crystal grid of Black Tourmaline, Shungite, Sugilite, and Howlite, amplified by herkimer diamonds.
Shungite is especially useful in protection from EMFs as well as psychic protection. Place a handful of shungite stones next to your electronics—like your computer, microwave, cell phone and television. Shungite benefits and healing powers come from its rare, noncrystalline carbon mineral foundation, according to crystal expert Judy Hall.
Sugilite is useful for those who are highly sensitive and take on whatever energies are around them. This crystal aids in imperviousness to negativity and the disharmony of others. In times of discouragement or despair, Sugilite can draw in comforting energy, bringing peace and relaxation to the emotional body. [Simmons, 386][Raphaell, 122-123][Melody, 626]
Howlite is a calming stone that is usually used to relieve anger, tensions, and stress. It ameliorates the overactive mind and controls anxiety. [crystalbenefits.com]
Incense and Herbs:
Rose, Myrtle, Jasmine, Benzoin, Apple, Chamomile, Cardamom, Gardenia, hyacinth, Lilac, Magnolia, and Vanilla. Recommend herb: Vervain. Vervain is used as a treatment against depression, headaches, nervousness and insomnia. Its relaxing effects are believed to relieve writer’s block. It is fragrant and can be drunk as a tea or burned as an incense.