Hello again dear readers,
There is a significant Eclipse coming up on Monday Dec 14th (less than 2 days away). It will be visible (in its totality) from South America – Chile and Argentina seem to have the best path to view it. Other areas can see it as a partial eclipse – SW Africa and Antarctica.
What does this mean from an esoteric stand point? What do eclipses mean for any of us?
As a professional astrologer, it is my job to interpret these things. And as a skilled process-oriented bodyworker, I have a unique take on how the horoscope (astrology chart) reflects our inner process.
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Now back to the scheduled Eclipse programming!
This is a total Solar Eclipse. This is a pretty big deal – only happens once or twice a year, and in this case, it is the only total solar eclipse of 2020. Add to this the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn (the “King-maker” aspect) which is coming exact in a week – on Dec 21st to be specific, and we have quite a potent blend of energies to surf on!
So what does the eclipse mean for the world? It is in Sagittarius. So we have a fiery energy of freedom, adventure, learning and living it up. Sagittarius is a sign very concerned about social justice and equity, fairness and litigation. This might be a part of why we are seeing social justice movements happening on so many levels – whether a country’s people resisting its authoritarian dictator or the fight in the United States to get more stimulus assistance out to people who need help and many more movements!
Sagittarius is also a sign associated with speculation. Gambling. Hence we might want to be more aware of what we eat and drink this holiday season! It is quite likely we will over-do it and regret it later – headaches or stomachaches from too much wine or delicious food. Yummy! Watch out if you are a natural risk-taker to begin with – this might be a couple of weeks of more reckless behavior. Get a second opinion before signing significant documents or making new financial investments at this time!
Then Sagittarius has to do with Jupiter – joviality. So we will definitely feel like living it up more. We are all suffering the effects of social distancing during this pandemic. So will Jupiter (Sagittarius’ ruler) lead us to find enjoyment in the little things, can we orient to all we do have? What am I grateful for? Make a list! Or… are we going to wish for more socializing, more partying and mope about as we yearn for holiday parties of years past? Choose gratitude!
Finally, Sagittarius loves to learn. It is about higher learning, investigating foreign cultures and languages, learning about philosophy and different religions. It loves to delve deeper into systems of reasoning, knowledge and wisdom. So take advantage of this if you can – is there a subject you have been wanting to dive into lately? Is there a novel you have been putting off? How can we use this enhanced mental energy? Put it to good use! (Create a positive outlet for Sagittarius’ energy!)
Then we have to ask, “what does the eclipse represent for me personally?” This is where it gets trickier.
It is best to get this information from a professional astrologer or from a good life coach / mentor / counselor. Someone who knows you well and who is not afraid to speak their truth to you. (Which also means you have to be ready to receive their perspective.)
With that said, how do I need to grow? What needs to happen for my growth? With an eclipse, it is almost guaranteed that we will have more energy in our container. The question is, what do we do with more physical / emotional / spiritual charge? Can we handle it? Or do we feel really uncomfortable if we have more potency? Can I speak my truth with ease? Can I object with ease? Am I getting enough exercise so my nervous system has a healthy outlet for this charge? Or doing yoga or qigong or a vigorous spiritual practice?
No matter what we do with this extra energy, one technique is to look around the room I am in (or outside, looking from right to left slowly). Find something your eyes are drawn toward. Do it now… go ahead, I’ll wait 🙂
This is called orienting. Bring your awareness and attention to the present moment. If we are full of charge, sometimes we might drift into mobilized defense automatically (not knowing what else to do with more charge) – meaning fight or flight energy. And orienting is a good way to come back toward healthy social engagement. Can I have more potency and still be who I am?
I recently heard that professional chess players (grand masters perhaps) burn as many calories as athletes when they are in a tournament. So maybe we should take up chess this week?! But do exercise too – keep your heart and cardiovascular system healthy.
Other questions to ask around Sagittarius, which rules the hips and thighs in the body: Am I moving forward with ease? What obstacles are in the way to my growing and evolving? Do I feel grounded as I make big changes? What do I need to feel more grounded and contained? Who can I go to for more support? Who / where are my people? Is there a group I have been wanting to join, but have been reluctant to ask? Now is the time!
Next, we need to look within (this is where it helps to have an objective outside spiritual friend) and see what it is that we need most. If I am normally too rigid, now is the time to lean into flexibility. If I am normally a door mat, saying Yes to others people’s requests all the time, then this might be a time to solidify my boundaries. Attend to my own needs. Know thyself! Get your chart done by a competent practitioner (astrologer) like me. Or take up studying the Enneagram or work with the I Ching, etc. Learn more about yourself, open up to hearing and learning the truth, even if it is uncomfortable.
Be willing know! This is the essence of what Sagittarius is telling us all right now, this week, this month. Be willing to know your truth – not what you want to hear, not what will make you feel happy. Move toward liberation. Now is the time!
If nothing else, this eclipse will give us ample opportunities to grow and be stretched, touched and changed. The question is, can we surrender a little bit more to the process? And also find time for quality self-care and rest time in the midst of everything!
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Thank you for reading,