As A Greek American who often finds her dear friends celebrating Easter on a completely different day than Orthodox Easter, I am happy to say that they are one and the same this year — on Sunday April 20. I used to joke with friends about why the Greeks often celebrate Easter after American Easter and say that it was because everything was ‘half price’!!
Not true, really, but as a Greek American brought up by parents, one of which was an immigrant, and the other whose parents were immigrants and both products of the Great Depression, this isn’t so far from the truth. There are things I still remember my Dad saying like, “there are two sides of paper –use both”, or, “if people stopped buying broccoli when it wasn’t in season, the prices would stabilize”, or, Mom saving all the scraps of aluminum foil, making several meals out of one meal and using the last of it for soup. Some people laugh when they hear that I still practice much of what they preached, but the times they are inviting some of this thinking and it isn’t that farfetched to start thinking that way.
The Total Lunar Eclipse of April 15 (tax day in the USA) is at 25°ibra 16′. This is exactly opposite the Lunar Eclipse of October 17, 2013, which was at 25° Aries. If you look at the New York Stock Exchange chart, this is an exact hit on about five of its ten planets. Lunar Eclipses are Full Moons when the Earth falls between the Sun and the Moon (180° of distance, the furthest you can get in a circle). This means that things are stretched right now. Ideas, events, international escalations (watch Syria and its dance these next six months), prompt a time in which to pull in one’s belt. This is probably the wisest thing to do.
Though Mars is still retrograde, we may not see this tension immediately, but when Mars goes direct late May and catches up to where it left off in the last two weeks of July, which happens to be 90-days after these next two eclipses, a clearer perspective presents itself. For now, however, these next two to three weeks, are a time to re-think, re-evaluate, let go of, pull in the belt, pay off bills, get lean, clean and streamlined — financially and physically, and reconnect with whatever Creator we believe in.
With this week’s holidays like Passover, Easter, the holidays signifying a release from bondage, a resurrection and a new light of insight, what better time to achieve some sort of enlightenment and resurrection.