An eclipse marks a break with the past. This is a time of inner knowing and inner forgetting. As Bernie sanders says " The same ol', same ol' will not work!" Time for something new to emerge.Hidden issues rise up to the surface to be dissolved in the waters of healing compassion and love. All we have to do is release that which we are not (that which is an illusion). Saturn in Sagittarius says it's time to know... (not just believe). And yet we seem to know so little.
Sabian Symbol *19 degrees Pisces: "The Master instructs his (her) disciple" "The transfer of power and knowledge which keeps the original spiritual and creative impulse active and undeviated".
Dane Rudyar, The Sabian Symbols
Are you ready to forgive and forget? Are you ready to remember?
We are being heavily dosed with waves of Pisces energy (watery, dreamy, intuitive, creative) infusing the atmosphere with a feeling of infinite, dreamy possibilities. There is a sense of change, everything is shifting, morphing, mutating. Fears arise. We cannot discern what is happening to us. Change you say? What if I cannot make the shift? What if I don't know what I want? There is an inner longing to feel safe, to be home. We seek a sense of peace and contentment that we think we once had and seem to have somehow lost. Or have we?
If we did, how did that happen?
Chiron nearby signifies our vulnerability, some part of us that needs attention.We may go through a painful process of examining parts of ourself as old wounds resurface. Early childhood episodes that in some way were damaging may come back to haunt us now. Yet we must remember that the reason such painful issues are reemerging into consciousness is so we can heal and finally move beyond them. This is a good thing (even if it doesn't always feel like it)
Neptune's presence activates our deep unconscious and amplifies the surreal quality of the Pisces Sun. If you have been feeling under a cloud of spacey forgetfulness, perhaps there is something you will soon remember. Sort of like when you wake up with a dream lingering and you try to hold onto it but can't... quite. Neptune is all about longing. What is it we are trying to remember? And can we forgive ourselves for forgetting?
In this strange non linear energy trying to stay logical can be disconcerting. Some of you may be suffering from this vague sense of dissatisfaction or discontent. You probably have planets in the last part of Pisces, Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius. (from beginning to middle of the month). Although eclipses affect us all, they especially hit those who's personal planets are involved. Trust is a Pisces trait. As is innocence.
Fears often arise when we enter this sort of liminal (betwixt and between) space. Our logical, ego driven desire to control outcomes may balk at the idea of letting go or trusting in something so undefined and amorphous as the 'universe'.
All of our vulnerabilities are heightened as we prepare to jettison another layer of old pain or baggage. I may be miserable, but it is familiar and it is mine (or so we think).Forgiveyourself for want to stay safe... even if it keeps you stuck. This energy will help unstick you.
Another aspect that makes this eclipse especially powerful is its location on the South Node of the Moon. This represents the past and what we need to heal on a collective level. Our planet and our species are deeply wounded, hopefully not mortally, but we really aren't sure. The question arises...
Jupiter sits on the North Node in Virgo, our current collective destiny point. Its position opposite the eclipse helps us to see the big picture, and yet its presence in Virgo also suggests we need to pay attention to the details of our day to day existence. No skirting our duties and obligations to drift off into space. Neptune has a tendency toward getting lost in drugs, delusion and denial. Saturn the taskmaster says we must stay here and take responsibility for our lives. Let Saturn help you ground your experience. Walk your talk. Make it real. (with compassion)
Trust in Allah, but tether your camel!
(a sense of humour also helps!)
Despite our doubts and denials, an inner call can be heard now. Think about (or feel) what you need to let go of, what hurt or sorrow or fear has had you tethered for far too long. What you need to forgive... in yourself. In someone who let you down. Holding onto old stuff doesn't really serve us anymore. If you dont know, check your dreams for clues. Seek out silence. Listen to that still quiet voice inside. Walk in nature. Find the inner sanctuary.
And if that doesn't come easily, ask for help. That's what this eclipse is saying. Help is at hand. Blessings abound. You could do some sort of ritual around what you want to release. Write it, sing about it, dance it, vision it. Draw it, collage it. Whatever! Then offer it up to the unknown. Be willing to let it go. You may have to let yourself grieve the loss before you are able to see new possibilities. There's a two week gap before the equinox and the next eclipse. Set an intention (a prayer, a wish) then allow some space for the process to unfold. Be kind to yourself.
And wait ... for the teacher within.
You know you want to!
God (Great Spirit, Great Mystery, Goddess, All that Is) ...
Please grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change
The COURAGE to change the things I can
And the WISDOM to know the difference.