Cosmic Weather: New Moon & (partial) Solar Eclipse
The Big Re-set, Rusty Cages & The Way Through
Hello friends. Welcome to the Fall “Eclipse” season. This year promises not to be your usual order of business or even bag of tricks. Fitting really, as either has this year in any way, now has it?
The effects of eclipses can be felt for weeks and even up to six months. Based on my research on these two upcoming eclipse (Lunar Eclipse to follow on 9/28) are going to be of the latter variety. Pack a punch? You could certainly say that, but based on the energy and other astro-energy of this year, we have been preparing this Summer (Winter) for another “dose” or vibrational upgrade. It’s definitely upon us.
I want to know God’s thoughts. The rest are details. – Albert Einstein
Virgo often gets associated with some of the more problematic aspects of mind such as worry, perfectionism and criticism. It’s important to remember that Virgo IS seeking perfection in an imperfect world and that’s where the trouble can start. On the higher octave of that energy, it’s about the HIGHER MIND and reaching even closer to the Universe or Source Energy.
As a vibrational and gem essence maker and practitioner, I’ve often been interested in the idea of contrary “medicine,” which is my own form of homeopathic alchemy. In this case with a double dose of Mercurial MIND (Sun and Moon in Virgo,) there is also the opportunity to get into its opposite energy, which is Pisces. This is the way up and through mind to higher levels of transcendence, healing and clarity. Traveling alongside with this New Moon is an almost perfect (within one degree) opposition to Chiron, the wounded healer. This brings us a good opportunity to observe and not necessarily react. To reach into discernment and away from the garden variety, everyday judgement. Eclipse are always potential and magical moments in time. When the travel with a New Moon it’s a “re-seeding” moment – a reset point of the highest order.
You are not your mind and its thoughts; especially the ones of a negative or repetitve nature, that which has appropriately been referred to as the “monkey mind.” Seek the place that arises in between thoughts, the deep peace and truth of your being. This is where the true healing elixir of the Soul is found that is the relief to all ailments. Shanti. ~ The Keepers, 1.3.15
The other planetary energies playing strongly into this New Moon are Uranus, Pluto and also asteroid goddess Eris. In the great works by the late, great author Robert Anton Wilson he referred to the followers of Eris in his fictional novels as “Discordians.” The name implies the energy that they would often bring to the table as Eris would definitely be considered an ally to Uranus. Sometimes it was nothing more than a game on their part to see how much they could knock you off course or distract you, while other times there was a deeper meaning to their message. So more transformation and shaking things up in your personal sector? This very well could be. Keeping your sense of humor, staying open and in the moment will all be helpful.
In the past I could never really understand why there was such an ominous sense of foreboding that could follow eclipses. This was mostly attributed to Lunar Eclipses due to the emotional component, but Solar Eclipses were also not exempt. I understand now that it is because they are cosmic moments in time that are hard to ignore and they often “force the hand” of those who may be indecisive, stuck or just plain stubborn. Those who roll with it will be in finer shape in eclipses than those who don’t. It’s also helpful to look to your own natal chart to see what house sector these powerful energies are impacting for you personally.
Thinking on the cosmic tune for the particularly epic new moon, the great and appropriate “Rusty Cage” came in. Originally performed by Soundgarden, I felt the Johnny Cash version was perfect for the righteous and bad@ss nature of just what we’re working with.
© Irma Kaye Sawyer 2011-2016. Please feel free to share these messages as you are guided with author and copyright information included. Thank you.