Astrology And Eclipses
My super-huge personality (Gem Sun, Leo rising, Scorp Moon) dad died very suddenly in 1999 right between the eclipses of July and August that year.
We’re heading to that same point again this year – almost the same dates and same degrees.
I should be more scared perhaps. But I am feeling more intrigued and even excited as to what might happen between those dates
Is ‘between eclipses’ like some kind of portal and does it have to be about loss or could new things…people…men?…come in as well as get eclipsed out?
The zone leading up to and between two Eclipses – or three, as is the case this July and August – is traditionally called the Shadow of the Eclipse. That very term evokes scary optics. It sounds insanely foreboding and Dark Ageist.
So there is a belief that Kings/Queens topple or rise during Eclipses. Then again, your classic medieval strategist would probably schedule their coups around the Eclipses as standard operating procedure. Eclipses often feel almost synchronised with stronger news days. More s**t seems to go down in these times of the year.
Personally, i think there is lot of overwrought and self-important rot written about Astrology and Eclipses. These are frequent astrological events. They are simply more intense New Moons and Full Moons. When they ping off a point that is a focal point of your natal energies, they catalyse your self-actualisation. Or jolt a complacent situation in your life. And when they are in aspect to an Outer Planet (Pluto in the case of the New Moon Eclipse this week), the intensity is off the psychic Richter scale.
There are also correlations with previous eclipses. The 1999 one links to this one. Eclipses go in 19 year cycles, like the Nodes. If you are receptive, there are messages and connections that can be made across time.
But they’re not super-freaky and rare events, as such.
Having said that, there is definitely something spooky about the shadow of the Eclipse. Personally, i have recently realised that i compulsively doodle pentagrams during the Eclipse Zone. Like i look down at my note pad and realise i have filled a page with them. And my phone jumps to things i did not search. Yesterday it was Sekhmet – the image search. Omens are stronger at this time. I saw six silver balls lined up in the grass at a park, with nobody in sight. Just two huge black ravens hovering over them.
In summary, the synchronicity, magic and omen matrix is activated. If you’re woke to that, the Eclipse Zone is a fantastic opportunity to self-actualise and up your connection to Source Vibe. But don’t take stupid risks or mix it up with low end Muggle energy at this time. Qi Vamps and Chaos Addicts are also extra potent at this time.
Image: Leonor Fini
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