It almost seems there have been so many lunar eclipses recently that they are becoming commonplace.
On August 6, people in Europe and North Africa will experience the third of four lunar eclipses in 2009. It will be a penumbral eclipse, meaning the moon will only just enter the earth's penumbral shadow, dimming the moon's edge.
It won't be easy to see with the naked eye, but it will still cast its shadow on our dreams and desires, as eclipses always do. An eclipse is a time when feelings can run deep, things that were hidden are revealed and secrets told.
It can also be a time for change - but since the previous lunar eclipse on July 7 and the solar eclipse on July 22, I feel that for many of us, that change has not yet quite happened. It is almost as though we are in a state of limbo, feeling that we are on the cusp of a new beginning but waiting for all the right factors to be in the right place. This week's lunar eclipse could well be the time those changes start to happen.
I have a feeling of optimism about the future. Of course, life always has its problems, but many of us could soon begin to find solutions to some of those nagging issues that have been weighing us down and holding us back.
So, on the night of the full moon and lunar eclipse spend a little time alone letting your thoughts wander over things that perhaps you have deliberately forced to the back of your mind and tried not the think about. You may well find you gain a valuable and perhaps unexpected insight that will help you move forwards.
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