Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Awakening: New Moon/Solar Eclipse on Spring Equinox

The formatting on this post is completely nuts. I cannot seem to change it so please bear with me...

This is, without any doubt, a time of  ‘Awakening.’ 

Powerful energetic forces are shaking up and accelerating everything around us and within us, increasing the frequency  and awakening the cellular memory of  who we are and why we are here.

Uranus and Pluto just completed their last exact square (a tense angle pitting these energies against each other that has been called the 'signature' of our times. 

The pressures and challenges of the last several years have left many people reeling, and I have a feeling its not over quite yet. Even though these powerful shaker uppers will now begin to gradually grow further apart, we will feel their effects and influence for some time to come.  

It all started around 2008  with Saturn (material structures)  along for the ride. That was when global  financial systems crashed, and since then we have watched Pluto in Capricorn breaking down the authority systems by stirring up confrontations all around the world. Reactionary forces are also in full force, doing their best to stop this breakdown of the old guard, and  resisting any forward movement with all their might. Needless to say, it does appear that a battle has begun!

Uranus (the higher mind) in Aries (pioneering initiatives) has been stirring up our rebellious spirit, by offering up visions of  a better way to be in the world.

Though the outcome is uncertain, it is clear that a revolution is at hand.

It may be years before  the smoke clears enough to reveal what permanent  changes actually have occurred. Sometimes it feels like three steps forward, and two steps back. That can be discouraging, as we witness  the forces of ignorance work so hard to fight against the forces of equality, fairness and prosperity for all.

Do you remember a time not too long ago when there were no daily uprisings and few protests etc? I used to wonder why nobody did that anymore. I grew up in the 6o’s when there was always news of student sit-ins , anti Vietnam war marches,  Martin Luther King's march etc,  as people rose up to shout back at the powers that be.

Now those same planetary forces from the sixties are at it once again. This isn't the first time we have seen this...  they also were during the French revolution, so we are in good company when it comes to planetary change.  A Uranus Pluto aspect will not happen again in our lifetime, so although these times are challenging, you might say we came here for this.  We do live in interesting times!

Which leads me to Friday’s eclipse. If you want to see change in your life, here is a perfect moment to do something about it. The eclipse occurs smack dab on the Aries Point, first Day of Spring and beginning of the Astrological year (spring equinox).  This last degree of Pisces is considered a very important spot, because the element is about to change into its very opposite (water into fire). As the very last degree in the zodiac wheel it also signifies endings that make way for something new.

This point is also said to be the intersection of the 'personal' and the 'collective'. It is where we stop at look at ourselves in relation to the world, to our communities etc.

The influence of both Neptune and Pisces at this eclipse bring in powerful spiritual forces that will make us highly sensitive with a tendency to get spaced out or we might feel a bit lost. That can actually be a positive thing as it will help us let go of  rigid ego strivings and create openings for synchronicity and intuitive perception.

Due to the significance of this eclipse, we would be wise to stop, breathe, take some time to really feel our way into whatever changes we are in the midst of. Of course, eclipses often bring changes we don't even see coming... but to be awake and aware means that whatever occurs, we will be ready.

And as I have often said, each planetary event has a greater impact on those with personal planets in its path. This solar eclipse in PIsces  will have a greater effect on those of you with aspects at approximately 26 to 30 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces and at approximately 0 to 4 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. 

That said, many of us will experience some sort of letting go or release, and  be given a chance to head out in a totally new direction. (See the tabs at the top of this blog to discover the meanings of an eclipse in each house). There will be some sort of change or letting in regard to the house it occurs in, depending of course on the planets in that house etc.  Go to www.astro.com to find out your chart if you don’t have it.

Or get in touch with me for a proper sit down reading if you are in the midst of a lot of upheaval, and we can explore the patterns and messages your chart has to show you.  
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A good astrology reading should be both informative and  intimate; you may be surprised how accurate it can be. I do not go much into predictions per se, although it is always prudent to look at current influences, with the understanding that even while we are affected by the planetary cycles, we do still have free will (sort of). What a chart reading does do is focus in on key lessons and show where our strengths and weakness lie. It is both wise and prudent to know what tools we have to work with as we navigate the twists and turns of life on planet earth.

Meanwhile, all of us can use this wonderful transformative eclipse energy to begin anew and enter Spring (in the Northern Hemisphere) with a  new, more positive intention. Now is the time to get out of our ruts and and move into a more conscious engagement  with the world and with our own self. 

Who knows... it just might be fun!!


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