a penumbral lunar eclipse with the moon in Gemini @ 7 Degrees. (Sabian Symbol: "An old fashioned well.") This is the second of two lunar eclipses and occurs @ 6:46 AM PT or 9:46 AM ET. A chart below set for San Francisco/the West Coast showing the Grand TriAngle in Water Signs(Scorpio and Cancer) trine and pointing downward toward Neptune and Chiron in the 3rd. house of communications and transportation with Pisces also on the cusp of the IC where potential flooding could occur. California Flood Threat From "Atmospheric River" Meteorologists use the term "atmospheric river" to describe a long, narrow plume piping deep moisture from the tropics into the mid-latitudes. One type of atmospheric river (hereafter, AR) is the "Pineapple Express", Amazingly, according to NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL), a strong AR can transport as water vapor up to 15 times the average flow of liquid water at the mouth of the Mississippi River! Then the article goes on to echo shades of the Great Flood of 1862. In my blog back in January, 2011 I referenced the potential for a Biblical Inundation in California with Neptune's ingress and also with Saturn into Scorpio. Therefore, some locations, particularly in the coastal ranges of northwest California, could pick up over 10 inches of total rainfall through this weekend, leading to flash flooding and river flooding. The path of visibility is shown in the graphic below:
This eclipse is totally visible from on a path from Australia to Russia but only visible at moon rise across Africa and Europe. In the area of central Europe, especially Poland, Hungary, Romania and Turkey, the Moon is close to the Ascendant during the eclipse. Look for some major events in this Eastern European and Turkish region within two weeks of the eclipse. Expect some immediate effects in these central European countries. Observers in western Canada and the USA can also see the eclipse, with the moon setting occurring sometime after mid-eclipse. The eclipsed Moon will be conjunct Jupiter and conjunct the Hyades. The Moon-Jupiter occultation adds a zany even irrational feeling of buoyancy. Furthermore the Moon’s south node, will be conjunct fixed star Algol just like the Nov. 13th solar eclipse. Also like the Solar Eclipse, this highly mutable penumbral eclipse is at Saros Series 15 South reflecting a time when releasing tensions occurs. Some of the tensions releived could include the tectonic plates. Both eclipses symbolize a time of major clearing along with feelings of grief or loss on a collective level. In terms of extreme relationships, Venus-Pluto are sextile great passion and sexual magnetism.