Lunar Eclipse: Using Change to Break Free and Pursue Your Goals. Oct, 2014

Article Window: Oct 8 to Nov 8
• Greatest Eclipse Oct 8, 3:56 AM (According to NASA)
• The Full Moon is Wednesday, Oct 8, 3:51 AM PDT
• Sun is 16° Libra, Moon is 16° Aries
• Current New Moon Theme (thru Oct 23): The Alchemy of Change
• Next New Moon Oct 23

Current Lunar Cycle

A Lunar Eclipse opens a portal that offers a unique activation stemming from the power of the Full Moon. The portal releases a special cosmic gift resulting in new ability you can use for inspired action in your life. The Eclipse portal will remain open until the next Full Moon.

The Full Moon illuminates and activates whatever was released with the manifesting wave of New Moon energy two weeks ago. In the coming two weeks look for ways to celebrate and take inspired action, especially from whatever you have embraced or experienced since the New Moon. Be patient with challenges that emerge in the coming days, recognizing that they are also a necessary part of your expansion.

Space Needle and the Lunar Eclipse

Astrology Article: Using Change to Break Free and Pursue Your Goals

This month’s Lunar Eclipse will trigger within the patterns of your own consciousness a more complete understanding of how nature is working with you to achieve your goals and desires. New internal patterns including freedom and a vision of your goals will emerge.

It’s all too easy to forget how we are inseparable from the powerful rhythms and changing energies which surround us, support us, and create constant change. These rhythms are part of nature and constantly helping us achieve our desires. With Pluto working through the current spectrum of Capricorn, the rhythms of change become our friend and ally.

Restrictive Trends Lessen as Individual Freedoms are Supported within a Society

Restrictive trends in society come from Capricorn’s energy and its ruler Saturn. This is not because Capricorn is bad, but because the nature of Capricorn is a crystallizing type of energy which is used to protect and stabilize our most cherished ways of life. By its nature, Capricorn doesn’t like to give up any of its power or control. As a result, over time this energy can manifest within a society as a form of control by those in power.

Limits, sanctions, and laws are Capricorn’s way of protecting and stabilizing for “the good” of the people. It’s noble in desire, but can problematic in its longevity. When Capricorn’s sense of control is expressed through the use of power it can deemphasize the individual’s freedom. This polarity is the basis of endless debates between the protection of laws and importance of individual freedoms.

The Lunar Eclipse Balances Capricorn’s Desire to Control

Capricorn needs constant change in order to balance out the constant need to stabilize. As mentioned, the need to stabilize can result in control and crystallization. The Lunar Eclipse brings the “gift of attunement to nature” as a balancing agent to this influence of Capricorn. With this attunement comes greater inner freedom and balance.

Nature is constantly changing and this is the antidote to Pluto’s power in Capricorn. It’s through the alchemy of change that new opportunities emerge. These current opportunities for change challenge the rigid structures of Capricorn power.

The last time Pluto was in Capricorn was approximately 1762-1778. A look back that time period clearly shows how natural cycles of change were a catalyst for new directions. Examples include the printing press, and the harnessing of some of nature’s hidden secrets in chemistry and electricity. These changes upset the status quo and set the stage for modern culture to develop along a new and different trajectory. This is precisely the power of change that can have on the world moving forward from this Eclipse.

The invisible forces of change as observed in the force of nature will reveal themselves to you during the Lunar Eclipse. There is an opportunity deep with all human consciousness to realize the power of changing factors and to leverage the changing patterns in ways to break free from the hold of oppressive control and abuse of power.

Once the realization of the power of naturally occurring change is made, the conscious thought pattern of all things takes a leap forward. What was once hidden becomes clearly visible and clarity resumes. This can result in a new sense of freedom, or a clearer vision of how to use change to shatter crystallized controls in your personal life, community, or even broader political systems of control.

No system of control can last forever. Nature itself has seen to that. This Lunar Eclipse is an opportunity to wake up to new, naturally occurring changes. Subtle though they may be, you can use these changes to create more freedom in your life. This is inner freedom that moves you toward your goals and desires.

The Lunar Eclipse Chart of Oct 8th, 2014Astrology Pattern: Lunar Eclipse 2014

The astrological pattern that’s occurring during our Oct 8th Eclipse is spectacular and unusual. Pluto and Uranus each play a special role along with a prominent Kite formation. Overall, this is an extremely powerful pattern that holds the potential for a shift in how we understand and process change in our lives.

The Kite pattern contains the energy of vision as well as the organizational skills for implementation. It also holds the realization needed to link the outcome of action to one’s larger destiny or dharma. The Kite also supports integration. By linking all four quadrants of the horoscope, the Kite brings a new level of integration to one’s circumstances. This pattern often holds a type of fate, in the sense that changing factors are so interwoven and dynamic that key events or circumstances seem to naturally to fall into place.

Now let’s turn our attention to Uranus which is making a conjunction with the Lunar Eclipse (Moon). This is huge! The Eclipse is energized with a new sense of inner freedom (Uranus). Its location at 16° Aries indicates that any act of self-realization can have a profound effect on the fulfillment of one’s desires and goals.

Pluto indicates the nature of realization that is possible. Pluto’s position (T-square the Sun, Moon in Capricorn) presents an ongoing crisis in your relationship with all institutionalized areas of society (Capricorn). This would include the financial sectors, governmental controls and any type of authority that limits your experience of personal freedoms.

The entire focus of this current astrological pattern is to provide the insight for effectively using normal and naturally occurring forces of change to create an opportunity for something new. This includes dissolution of what has already crystallized and is resistant to change. This change can occur through new world developments, natural phenomenon, or new discoveries. It can also occur on a personal level from changing circumstances, unexpected developments, or just the ups and downs of life.


This Lunar Eclipse astrological pattern, using change to break free of constraint, will stay in effect until the next Full Moon on Nov 6th. The forces of change are represented through a Kite pattern which offers a deeply integrative attunement to natural energies. During this time you have an opportunity to increase your sensitivity to naturally occurring change. Change becomes your ally to introduce a new quality of energy for the purpose of creating more freedom in your life.

It is my deepest privilege to share these thoughts with you.
Have a wonderful month,

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Steven Shroyer is the founder of Seattle Astrology and author of the Lunar Journal Publication. He teaches and consults throughout the world, guiding others on their divine path of joy, fulfillment, and self-realization.

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