At 3:26a MDT, Thursday, August 18, 2016 we begin what will be the 'Season of Eclipses' - three between tomorrow and September 16th!
After this Summer that I call the "Storm of Storms!"with all the water raining down around us, multiple times a day, with or without the thunderstorms, almost every day, we reach this Lunar Eclipse (meaning Eclipse of the Moon) during the Full Moon (it's ALL about EMOTIONS aka water) at 25 degrees Aquarius 51' - and in turn, the Sun sits opposite at 25 degrees Leo 51'.
We have a Full Moon + Lunar Eclipse + Grand Trine in Water signs - that's a whole lot of water aka emotional baggage to contend with! If any of you have been shedding your fair share of tears already this week - you are in good company! Shed away - the more the better - as we ALL ready our Heart Chakras and Emotional Bodies to embrace and connect more truly, heartfully, with this New Age of Aquarius.
In order to open the heart fully to EMBRACE the New Age, we must, at the same time, RELEASE THE OLD, to make room for this New Age. What are we releasing exactly? Look back to August 2nd's New Moon in LEO - the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse REFLECTS the Light of that Sun/Moon combo of 16 days ago - Illuminating ALL of what we had hid away in our respective hearts that was more Dark than Light. What was so Dark Within your heart, that now is being shed (via tears, forgiveness etc.) to HEAL your heart, be Let Go, to make room for the New?
In order to operate fully, balanced, within the New Age of Aquarius, we MUST connect to, and engage with, the opposite sign, LEO, which rules the heart, spine and back within the physical body. Without Heart, how can we love Self and Others? Without a Spine, how can we Stand UP for what we FEEL is right and true? Without a Back-bone, how can we BRAVELY move forward?
It may seem as if you've been operating WITHOUT a heart, up until now. As if it was displaced somehow, outside of Self and your physical body. This Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon gives all of us the opportunity to bring it BACK into the physical body, into the Heart Chakra, to Love Self, more fully. Then be able to Love our Fellow Man/Woman/Child.
Go ahead and cry, do your watershed moment(s) - as much as your Soul requires, squeeze out every last drop of regret, shame, anger, loss, resentments, worthiness issues - you name it and do it. The more we Let Go, emotionally, now, the Better we'll be connected Heartfully TO Self, and then, With Others. Heartbeat to Heartbeat yes, yet essentially it is more of an ESSENCE of Love - that current that has always been there, yet somehow we've been unable to access it, let alone BE it.
Yes, Aquarius can be known to BE Unemotionally Involved/Attached etc - but in this Eclipse the emotional/feeling connection is there, believe me. The Moon in Aquarius brings forth the awareness of what may be lacking...and what we are all searching for, outside of Self. Self needs the Love, Nourishment, and Acknowledgement, from Within. From YOU, to YOU. Then Self can be there with Others, equally well. We must fill our own Inner Well of feeling/emotion that is Heart and Love, first, before we give any of it to Others. 'Tis similar to running your car on empty - how far down the road will you be able to travel on fumes? And what further damage will occur along the way in doing so? Fill YOURSELF UP!
This Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse also brings in a YOD, Finger of God, formation pointing TO Mars + Vertex (something this way Destined/Fated comes!) + Saturn in the early degrees of Sagittarius (Seeking Our Higher Truth/Life Purpose).Mars wants to take Assertive Action of some kind, while Saturn, the Authority Figure BEing responsible (or not), needs some long-term goals to move towards. Or from. Are/were there any authority figure(s) in your life that need Forgiveness, Heartfully, for You to move on from?
Every YOD brings in opportunity to HEAL Old Patterns of Conditioning in some regard. The two Feminine Asteroids who are assisting us to do so are:
Vesta, in Cancer - the most sensitive water sign, Cancer represents the Mother, Family, Nurturance and can be Possessive, not wanting to LET GO in some regard. Vesta, the brightest of the Asteroids, brings forth concentrated focus, and she rules the Home/Hearth Fire. She represents the flame that BURNS AWAY the non-essentials, leaving only that which is pure(according to Jim Maynard's Celestial Guide 2016). We can use her energy to focus on this Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse task to heal an old pattern re: HOW we do nurturance within the Family. As we do so, we may send Love and Forgiveness UP to the Finger of this YOD, to Saturn - representing a parent, a boss, or other authority figure in your life - that you haven't been HEARTFULLY able to do before now. And with Mars Up There too - extra energy to TAKE ACTION on this wee gift of Self Growth.
Ceres in Taurus - the mutable, sensuous (Full of our Senses/Senses ARE Full) earth sign, Taurus can be as Stubborn as a Bull (!!) with resistance to CHANGE - OR will take the Bull by the Horns (!!) to get this job done!Your choice, as always. Ceres, the largest of the Asteroids, known for ruling agriculture, the harvest and abundance of the land, indicates HOW we received NURTURANCE as a child/our capacity to NURTURE now as adults...just saying...has anything changed for you since you were a child?
Can you 'see' how both Vesta and Ceres, as they LET GO of old resentments/grudges against a parent or whomever that didn't NURTURE us the way we expected (they did the best they could with the Heart that they had), we in turn heal our Hearts, allow FORGIVENESS to heal ME and YOU/THEM along the way, AND create more LOVE in the world (and Beyond)?! AND, create more ROOM for nurturance of Self, then Others - and on and on it goes...and grows!
AND, Ceres and Vesta learn to work together too. Vesta can get so caught up in the DOING of a task, she can forget to come up for air and BE with her loved ones. Ceres assists with the Caretaking/CareGIVING portion of the program. SO, when Ceres heals her end of the Old Pattern of Conditioning with the Parent/Authority figure in question in your life, AND Vesta heals her issues, then TOGETHER they create a NEW way, Within YOU, to nurture, YOU! A Win-Win, eh?
Interestingly, the Water Grand Trine in this Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse, connects VESTA in Cancer with the South Node/Neptune (both Rx - retrograde - therefore PERSONALIZING IT ALL, making you a wee bit sensitive about it) in Pisces, with JUNO in Scorpio. More watershed opportunity to Let Go of the Past (via the Dragon's Tail aka South Node swishing away the OLD from this Lifetime or Past Lives that still seem to playing themselves out in your current life) AND Dissolving Idealized relationships (Neptune) or whatever YOUR particular Illusion/Delusion has been that you've been carrying around like an old doll or blankie as a pseudo-nurturance crutch, creating all sorts of Drama for the Ego-Self...as in a barrier to ALLOW further nurturance/Love into your life, because "I was hurt before so I'm NOT going to allow it to happen again!" or thoughts along that line...
Mars also represents the men in our lives.Could be a Father-figure, an actual partner you've had, someone who had a major impact in your life. The Vertex (Vx) brings something Fated/Destined your way. All in the timing folks! Divinely or otherwise...I like to take advantage of ALL Astrological opportunities that come my way, to help ME Heal ME, as much as possible. I invite each of you to do the same. And as always, it is your choice to do so.
Did I mention that what we DO mindfully, with the Heartfelt Feelings/Intuition of any Lunar Eclipse has an impact on our lives for the next 3.5 years down the road? Again, why I love Astrology - applies a wee nudge in the right direction (Sun/Soul) to honour the Emotional Body (Moon), follow your INtuition, and FEEL your way forward - however that looks and feels for YOU. Always, in All Ways.
THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO: My Dad, Ernie Rezanoff. His birthday was August 21st, and the day we held his 'Celebration of Life' 2 years ago. I've used this watershed timing to help HEAL my relationship with my 'Father Figure' this week. Huge shifts for me. Thanks Dad, for this gift, for your Love, and I miss you! xoxoxoxo