Friday May 16th 2003 - edited
by Bernard Fitzwalter
This week in Astro News:
~ Eclipses ~
~ AstroDiary ~
Q. Why is the eclipsed Moon a deep orange colour? A. It comes
from sunrises and sunsets around the globe, refracted into
the earthís shadow, which then fa ll on the moon. Amazing,
There was a lunar eclipse very early this
morning. You may have seen the full moon a deep orange colour.
Eclipses usually come in pairs, a fortnight apart, at six-monthly
intervals. The other in this pair is on May 31; the next on
November 9 and 23. Several readers have asked if they should
postpone travel on the day of an eclipse. If it makes you
feel better, then do it; but eclipses arenít necessarily bringers
of evil. Far from it. Like most astrological phenomena, eclipses
only affect you if they tie in with your birthchart. If the
eclipse is on your birthday, for instance, then your life
will indeed change, but by no means always for the worse;
in my experience, eclipses are usually very positive, though
the changes they bring are frequently unexpected. I see them
as a push from the powers above to steer us in the direction
we need to go, but probably wouldnít take if left to our own
inclinations. They are a road junction, if you like, a chance
to take a different route. So letís assume youíre bothered
by the eclipse, and change your flight. On the new booking,
you find yourself next to an attractive stranger, and your
life is changed forever. Chance? Of course. Eclipse? Well,
Iíd say so, but then Iím an astrologer. The eclipse gives
you the opportunity Ė but what you do with it is up to you.
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