This Lunar Eclipse in the 26th degree of Aries (11:51 p.m. 18th October GMT) encourages us to consider our gifts and talents, hopes and dreams, with a mind to the reality of manifesting those dreams in this material world. It warns us against losing ourselves in fantasies of who we could be, instead embracing who we are today and the seed potential which exists at our heart.
We now find ourselves in an eclipse season which began yesterday (13th October GMT) and will continue until 17th November. During this time we have a lunar eclipse in Aries on 18th/19th October and a solar eclipse in Scorpio on 3rd November
Today, at around midday GMT, Venus crosses the degree of the lunar eclipse which occurred on the 24th/25th May. At that time I spoke of the need to balance opposites, to overcome polarisation and to recognise where our lives are out of balance.
Today we encounter the repetitious nature of existence and some of the reasons behind it. Freud long ago recognised the tendency for people to unconsciously repeat behaviour, situations and experiences.
As we edge ever closer to the eclipse season beginning on 13th October, Pluto and Saturn remind us that the only way out is through when it comes to the kinds of challenges eclipse seasons can present.
Yesterday we were balancing inner and outer activity. Today we begin the month exploring what distracts us from this balance. Martin Luther is famously quoted as saying: ‘I’m too busy not to pray’, which is akin to the Zen saying ‘If you’re too busy to meditate for thirty minutes you should meditate for an hour’.