Hi everybody. Are you feeling the potent energy of the forthcoming total eclipse that is building on 20th/ 21st January?
We are currently in between two eclipses, which is known as a gateway or portal, taking us from where we have been to where we want to be.
Not only is this a total Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, but also a “blood moon” and “super moon”, due to its totality and closeness to the earth. You could safely say it’s a full moon on steroids! As the ancients would have reminded us, blood moons often coincide with powerful endings and karmic lessons.
In South Africa, the actual eclipse happens at 7:16am on 21st Jan, so we won’t be able to see it, but we will most certainly be feeling it –as some of you probably already are!
This is an important astrological event, because it’s the last eclipse there will occur on the Leo / Aquarius axis for another 19 years. Eclipses happen in cycles (like everything in astrology) and straddle a pair of signs over a period of about 2 years. SO…, this one, is a big culmination of what was happening in our lives in February 2017 and also has longer threads back to the period between Aug 1998 and July 2000.
With a colourful Leonine flourish, this closing eclipse can bring home the message and the learning of the last two/ 21 years.
The degree of this eclipse is 0 degrees of Leo, opposite the Sun at 0 degrees of Aquarius. If you understand a bit of astrology and have a copy of your chart, look at the houses that Leo and Aquarius reside in and rule. For example, if Leo rules or resides in your 9th house of travel/ higher learning/ new philosophies, you might find that that something which was happening then in those areas, might occur again, but in a different way. Remember that we don’t just go around in circles. We evolve spirally, so this is another layer up!
An eclipse always represents a gateway, an opportunity, an opening… as well as a time when whatever has been going on beneath the surface, tends to rise up. Being a full moon, the focus is likely to be on relationships – those with the people in our lives, as well as with our money, our bodies, our homes etc. The good news is that due to the way the planets are aligning around this eclipse, there is a real potential to clear and shift old patterns and obstacles!
This lunar eclipse is a aligned with the North node, which means its connected with our unique purpose as co-creators! It beckons us to stand up and be counted, to put our money where our mouths are and to display our true colours.
The sun in airy Aquarius (which represents visionary ideas, originality, out-the-boxness, community, the collective ) fans the flames of this moon which is in multi-coloured Leo, and represents individual creativity, expression, joy, warmth, generosity and fun.
Together they form a square to Uranus, the planet of individual and collective consciousness and liberation. The alignment can bring about sudden changes (particularly if you have felt like you’ve been going around in circles on the same pond for a while). It can also feel disruptive or eruptive for some, particularly if you are hanging on to the status quo too tightly. Heads up – Its likely to expose whatever is preventing us from stepping into our true, individual beingness.
If we’re able to find our still-point in the midst of all the current movement, there’s an excellent chance that we can use the energy of this eclipse to shift, resolve and clear old redundant issues, close a chapter, shift our consciousness and turn a corner.
On the day of the eclipse, Jupiter and Venus (known as the two beneficial planets) are hanging out together at the same degree in optimistic, far reaching, adventurous Sagittarius and in a beautiful trine to Mars in Aries. And there’s more – ALL the planets are now direct (i.e none are retrograde) which is the first time in ages and ages. This provides us with a big, sunny, open window of luck, possible good fortune and forward momentum… at last!
The eclipse ushers a beautiful invitation for us to connect with and express our true colours in all their glory– our inner sun, our heart, our creative life source (Leo) and then allow our unique expression to shine and ripple out into the world (Aquarius).
HOW BEST TO ALIGN WITH THIS ENERGY
If there is a situation or issue that you’re not sure how to resolve, try sitting quietly for a few moments. Connect to your breath and then gently place the situation inside your heart. Send send light and love into it, breathe out and surrender it upwards and outwards.
Then be on the lookout for unexpected aha moments, ideas, synchronous meetings, downloads, inspirations and new answers to old problems. They WILL come in if we are open enough. We simply need to show up in our true multi-coloured presence!
To make the most of the co-creator / forward energy of this time, you might try this:
Take three pieces of paper. On each one, list one thing/ situation that you would really like to create/ bring into your life and the reasons why. Then on the reverse, write why you are ready to manifest it– no buts, no maybes, no negatives. Then release it to the eclipse and see what happens!
To make the most of this visionary energy, I will be running two workshops over the next few weeks. I have only one place left on the 19th February and a few available on 9th Feb. Pop me an email if you would like to join us.
ASTROLOGY CONSULTS – YOUR SOLAR RETURN
Each year, the sun returns to the same position it was on the day you were born. This is called your Solar Return, which is why we wish people Many Happy Returns on their birthday. After you’ve had your natal chart done, its a good idea to have an update once a year. This is a stand alone chart, which gives you a weather report for the year ahead. Referring to this during the year, will help you to stay on track with your Soular Power. We will also look at transits and progressions to your Natal Chart, which remains your fundamental Astrological blueprint.
I’m booking consultations now from the second week of February.
TRUE COLOURS LYRICS
You with the sad eyes
Don’t be discouraged
Oh I realize
It’s hard to take courage
In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all
And the darkness inside you
Can make you feel so small
But I see your true colours
I see your true colours
And that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colours
True colours are beautiful
Like a rainbow
In Life and LIght