War or Peace
A lunar eclipse happens when the moon (feminine) is eclipsed by the Sun (Masculine). With this one, the sun is still in organised (male) Virgo, while the moon is in (feminine) oceanic, free-flowing Pisces. But there’s more… our lunar lady is swimming gill-to- gill with Chiron the wounded healer and kick boxing with Mars in Sagittarius.
So… what this means in English, is that this Eclipse is rather a wing dinger, where old wounds (and anger) around male domination of women could be triggered. If you read deeper into this… it also means the triggering of anger within us, particularly if we honour the masculine over the feminine, paying more attention to what we’re achieving, to the intellect, than to our inner workings.
When I feel into the energy of the eclipse, it reminds me a little of a pressure cooker, which we need to keep an eye on, lest that pressure rise to a point where the lid pops right off!
Leading up to, during and after this eclipse, give yourself permission to process any residual or obvious irritation or anger and find a way of letting off some steam. Anger often rises when the masculine and feminine within us are polarised… when we’re not listening to our inner voices, when we’re disconnected from our souls.
We’re being urged right now in a big way, to really listen to what our bodies our telling us (Virgo), to connect with the feminine emotions that are simmering underneath the surface (Pisces) and to intuitively (rather than intellectually) move towards our goals (Mars in Sagittarius).
…which leads me to the next big planetary happening:
Drum roll please!
JUPITER HAS JUST ENTERED LIBRA
For the past year, Jupiter the planet of growth and expansion has been travelling through earthy grounded Virgo, along with the North Node of the moon. The energy of Jupiter is expansive, curious, optimistic and enthusiastic. It wants to travel, grow, learn, enjoy life and shoot its arrows towards the stars. When it’s in Virgo, it feels a tad boxed in to say the least. During the last year, many of us have realised that the big bold creative ideas we had when Jupiter was in Leo (July 2014 to August 2015) require routine and dedication and that Rome really wasn’t built in a day… Damn! The saying “Chop wood, carry water” comes to mind. Necessary, but not entirely easy.
This is all rather humbling and very often, at this point, the “dreams” are put in the bottom drawer, as we feel overwhelmed, incompetent or incapable of moving forward with them.
And now, our planet of expansion has finally moved into peace-loving, beauty seeking, social, relationship-orientated Libra. …it’s a bit like a breath of fresh air, which we will probably start to feel after the eclipse. It will hopefully bring some lightness to the mix and in the next year, we should see growth, expansion and opportunities in the Venusian areas of life – love, money, creativity, art, relationships, social contact, beauty, peace. … Yes Please!
Where ever Libra sits in your birth chart is where you can expect this kind of growth and opportunity. If you think back to 12 years ago, when Jupiter was was last in Libra, you might get an idea of what’s in store for the next year.
Historically, Jupiter moving into Libra has often come hand in hand with peace initiatives and lucrative trade agreements. World War II ended days after Libra entered Libra in 1945. On other occasions, according to astrologers specialising in that kind of thing, the Oslo accord and the Strategic Arms Treaty were signed and SA abandoned it’s Nuclear Weapons programme. Let’s all hold the hope that there will be more of the same in the year to come.
Jupiter’s move also coincides with the ending of the heavy Saturn Neptune square which has had us all in its grip this year. So, here’s hoping the veil starts to lift a bit and that some clarity begins to peak out from behind those Neptunian Clouds, so we can begin to birth the new.
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In life and light