The United States will have a perfect view of this weekend’s very long total Lunar Eclipse. It occurs at 9:11PM PDT on Sunday night the 15th. A wide swath of countries will have a front-row seat of totality: including Canada, Central and South America parts of Western Europe (not Ukraine, though), Western Africa, New Zealand and Antarctica.
This is a South Node (with an emphasis on the shadow of the past) Lunar Eclipse at 25Scorpio18. It is a near central eclipse rated at 1.41magnitude (1.0 means enough of the Moon’s shadow can create totality). For the full details on this eclipse and the eclipse seasons of 2022, see my article and related video blog. These resources also describe ways of using ceremony and other suggestions for engaging with South Node Lunar eclipses.
Here is some practical info for experiencing the eclipse. The entirety of the eclipse including the partial and total phases lasts 5 hours and 18 minutes, with totality lasting one hour and 24minutes. Virtually all of totality is seen in the continental USA, parts of Alaska, but only a partial in Hawaii. Only a small area from around Seattle and North of there will not see full totality. In the continental USA, Kansas City experiences the entire eclipse, with the center of totality happening at 11:11PM Sunday night. All of the US East of there, as well as a good portion of Eastern Canada and most of Mexico experiences the entire 5 hours and 18 minutes of the eclipse. Mexico City’s center of totality happens at 11:28PM Sunday evening.
In New York, exact totality is at 12:11AM Monday morning. In Phoenix, mid-point of totality is 9:11PM Sunday, with the Moon rising still in its partial phase. In San Francisco, mid-totality also at 9:11PM, and with the partial phase rising. Should you desire exact information about your location, check this great website
Several other items of interest include that this eclipse is amplified by the Sun’s square with Saturn, exact at 11:49AM PDT on Sunday morning. This square has the Sun at 24Taurus54 and Saturn at 24Aquarius54, thus Saturn will nearly exactly square the Eclipse degrees. Saturn squares the nodal axis itself, as well as with the two remaining 2022 eclipse degrees and nodal axis, further amplifying the past “karma’’ that is being revealed at this time.
Additionally, the South Node, the primary agent producing the eclipse circumstances, is exactly conjunct the star named Unulkahai, a red star which is the “heart” of the snake, in the constellation Serpens, held by the constellation Ophiuchus, the Serpent Handler, that is also a representation of Asclepius. The South node is 22Scorpio31 and Unulkahai (“snake-heart”) is 22Scorpio07. Asclepius, among so many other things, was a mythic healer who could bring people back from the dead, and was an exponent of using dreams to obtain the necessary clues for healing. This entire eclipse season finds the South Node with Unulkahai.
It is hard to conceive of a more powerful context for ceremony to envision a better outcome for the USA and the rest of global humanity. But as Steiner, Rudhyar, and Jung have warned us, the shadow must also be addressed. Let us also ask for whatever healing dreams that we require at this time.