Yep, it’s eclipse season again, and this week’s lunar event, on the 18th at 5:38pm MDT, will find the Sun and Moon at 25 degrees of Libra and Aries respectively, so look to your charts to see where this energy will impact you the most.
Generally speaking, the Sun in Libra is looking for balance, harmony, joy, and love, and seeks to serve the other. The Moon in Aries is reflecting on instinct, inspiration, and taking action upon those instincts, and is more in service to the self. Eclipses offer a burst of energy, like a sudden big wave that if we are ready for is exhilarating to surf, but if we are not may find us getting pummeled as we lose our sense of which way is up.
How can one be ready for an eclipse cycle? Most simply, look and see how your life is playing out at the moment. Do you feel balanced, in harmony, basically ok? Or are there places that are pretty wonky, a relationship that is one-sided, a job that is sucking your life away, or some other area of life that is really lacking for you? Most of us will have some area where we aren’t rocking it–that’s the journey of life. This eclipse will be highlighting the areas where balance is lacking, and asking us where we can be more pro-active for our own well-being.
In a culture that supports caretaking (vs. caregiving) and denounces “selfishness”, this can be tricky. It’s hard to honor your own wishes if they conflict with those of someone you love, or with who is paying your wages. This eclipse will be asking you what do YOU really need to be balanced here? More joyful? More abundant? How can you look after yourself better? Respect your intuition? Take a chance? Dare to soar?
Jupiter is activating this eclipse from its location in Cancer, which is the opportunity piece. The moon is in full phase, which is a signal to pick that apple off the tree. To harvest, to reap. If a gift horse shows up on your front step with a fruit basket, please accept, and invite her in. If it seems crazy to ask a horse into the living room, but it feels good in your gut, do it. If you are inspired to gallop with her across your urban streets, do that. If you’d like to comb her silky mane and whisper in her ear, and that feels like the edgiest, most inspired behavior that would make YOU happy, then go for it.
In other words, we may be feeling an inherent tension in this full moon/lunar eclipse. There may be some hard choices, yet the wisdom and information is there, via our feeling and intuitive body, to make choices that serve our highest good. The impetus is present to take action. What we do now activates energies that are powerful for the next six months–taking part consciously means riding some pretty amazing waves.
ps: a GREAT flower essence to take to support inspiration and creativity at this time is Iris