This week, we’re dealing with the aftereffects of Sunday’s Full Moon Lunar Eclipse: processing and integrating our thoughts, feelings, and lessons. And perhaps making a decision: to leave, to begin, to say goodbye, or start anew. (For new beginnings, if possible, wait till the New Moon two weeks from now).
Eclipses are major astrological events, and their effects can last for months or even years. That means that this week we’ll still be feeling Sunday night’s eclipse big time. There is an opportunity to leave behind some destructive habit (negative self-talk, self-doubt, addiction, lack of boundaries, selfishness, avoiding confrontation, forcing confrontation, etc.), or to continue on with more of the same. We always have this choice, of course, but now, the energy supports us to make a change. It’s also possible that if there is some pattern in our lives we haven’t noticed, or haven’t dealt with, that it may come to a head (this week or last week, most likely).
There is also an opportunity to leave behind something else: whether a relationship, a job, a home, etc. If your heart is ready to move on, the stars are supporting you to do so.
In particular, as I discussed last week, the theme of this eclipse has to do with the Self-Other polarity, and finding balance between these two. Relationship is essential. What stands in the way of our relating? How can we relate with more compassion, how can we listen better, how can we share? Collaboration is the key to creating the future we want. But collaboration also requires self-love, self-care, and solitude. Where’s the balance?
Because last week, Saturn squared Mars, and Venus is approaching a square to Saturn, you may find that some opportunities (perhaps those that were offered earlier in September) are now being challenged. Perhaps the opportunity didn’t turn out to be what it first seemed. Maybe you see it from some other angle. Or maybe you first said yes, and now you say no. What is the lesson here? Ask yourself why you make decisions? Are you concerned with what others think, or with being liked? Are you in a scarcity mindset, where it feels you must compromise in order to pay the bills? Maybe there is a creative solution. Maybe it really is possible to do what you love, and live in joy.
This is the fourth in a series of four eclipses that have occurred in Aries-Libra since 2014. This fall, the North Node, which is the point at which eclipses occur, shifts from Libra into Virgo. That means that Sunday’s eclipse marks the final lesson in this area for us.
As always, I can only go into so much detail without seeing your personal astrology chart. The best way to make sense of the current astrology--and especially major events such as Sunday’s eclipse--is to pay close attention to your life: notice what issues you’re dealing with, what emotions and thoughts are arising, what lessons are coming your way. Notice if there are themes. Perhaps some of the themes match up to these forecasts. My hope is that these forecasts help you to make some sense of what you’re dealing with, perhaps to see it in a different light, and maybe to remind you that often what seems deeply personal actually has to do with themes we all are working with in one way or another.
On Wednesday, September 30th, the Sun conjuncts Mercury and Saturn sextiles the North Node. Sun-Mercury will bring energy to the mind, communication, messages, and media. It’s a good day for focus, work, writing or speaking. Perhaps, with this light on the mind, we will gain insight into the meaning of Sunday’s eclipse. It might be easier to see, to understand. This would be a great time to journal about it.
Saturn-North Node, brings a sense of discipline, and planning to the point of the eclipse. Whatever you feel you’ve learned, how can you take it into the future? Visualize it. Put it on your calendar. Set your intentions. Don’t be afraid to dream big.