Details About This Eclipse:
Date: February 9, 2009
Time of eclipse: 6:49 am PST
Visible in: eastern Europe and Africa, Asia and most of North America.
At: 20 degrees Aquarius
Shadow Agents: Chiron, Neptune
Remember, a lunar eclipse is likely to bring up strong emotions. This particular eclipse may bring up emotions in response to unexpected kindness from friends, old wounds coming up or some sort of spiritual revelation. The following script is just one possible way it could go.
There’s a knock at your door. You answer it. There’s a beautiful woman in long, flowing garments that seem to change color as she moves. She smiles at you.
You: Oh hi, Neptune. Come on in.
Neptune flows in. Her voice is musical.
Neptune: I’ve invited some friends over.
You: How is it I already knew that?
Neptune: You are going to love them.
Suddenly, your house is full to bursting with people. As you begin mingling, you realize that these are YOUR people. They are interesting and you feel really comfortable with them. Neptune finds you in the crowd and guides you to a corner where you watch the group together.
You: I never knew it could be like this. Every one of these people could be a really good friend for me. How is it possible?
Neptune puts her hand on your head and as you feel her gentle pressure, a delicious emotion floods you from head to toe.
Neptune: You’re discovering universal connectedness. It’s the feeling all religions reach for, the sensation of being one with all beings and all things. You are not separate. You are a part of it all and you matter.
You begin to weep a little, amazed.
There’s another knock at the door. You pull yourself together and push through the crowd to answer the door. It’s another woman, only this one doesn’t look so friendly.
You: Oh, it’s you, Chiron.
Chiron: I’ve brought you something.
You: No doubt. Come on in, since you’re going to anyway.
You close the door and Chiron takes your elbow and leads you off to the side, where you can still see everyone. Neptune joins you there.
Chiron: Look at all these people. You’ve been hurt by friends before, you know.
You: How good of you to remind me.
Chiron rummages in her pockets and pulls out a ViewMaster. There’s a card in it, with pictures. Chiron puts it in front of your eyes.
Chiron: Do you remember this?
You: Uh, gradeschool. Pretty painful.
Chiron presses the button. The picture changes.
You: Adolescence. Worse yet. Why do people have to be so mean?
Neptune: (gently) They aren’t always that way.
Chiron: Exactly my point.
Chiron reaches into your chest and tears a hole in your heart. Through that hole, your exposed heart suddenly feels everything even more intensely. You try to stay objective, but you can’t. Everyone in the room is looking at you with affection and knowledge in their eyes. They see your pain and instead of pulling away, they radiate warmth at you. These people know you, and they accept you anyway. They seem to trust you and to expect that you will simply trust them. It’s overwhelming and it hurts to take it all in.
You: (dropping the ViewMaster) These people aren’t like the ones from my past.
Chiron & Neptune in unison: Nope.
You: Then why does this hurt?
Chiron: Because you’re healing.
Neptune: (nodding) Growth pains, my dear.
Chiron: You can stop fighting it now.
You decide to make the most of this opportunity. Into the wounded place in your heart, you let all the love and knowledge flow. The rawness and pain increase until they are intolerable. Just then, like a wave breaking, the pain and joy meet in the middle, creating an entirely new sensation. You realize you are fully alive. It fills you up and heals you like nothing has ever done before.
You: Whoa. What just happened?
Neptune: You took charge of your pain. Know what your job is now?
You: Um, nope.
Chiron: Now that you have this connection to all of humanity, really have it in your heart, go heal other people with it.
Neptune: There are a lot of isolated people out there. They need you.
While you fall gently into a chair, overwhelmed, Neptune and Chiron slip out the door.
Read more about 2009’s eclipses here.