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 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 the standard operating procedure. Eclipses often feel almost synchronized with stronger news days. More s**t seems to go down in these times of the year.
I think there is a lot of overwrought and self-important rot written about Astrology and Eclipses. These are frequent astrological events. They are more intense New Moons and Full Moons. When they ping off a point that is a focal point of your natal energies, they catalyze your self-actualization. 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 and eclipses go in 19-year cycles, like the Nodes. If you are receptive, you can make the connections across time.
But they’re not super-freaky and rare events, as such.
However, there is something spooky about the shadow of the Eclipse. I have recently realized that i compulsively doodle pentagrams during the Eclipse Zone. Like I look down at my note pad and see that have filled a page with them. My phone jumps to things i did not search. Yesterday it spontaneously image-searched Sekhmet.
Omens are stronger at this time. I saw six silver balls lined up in the grass at a park, with nobody in sight. Two huge black ravens were 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-actualize 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. Energy Vampires and Chaos Addicts are also extra potent during the shadow of the eclipse.
Image: Leonor Fini