The Ouroboros & The Total Solar Eclipse

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Well. Here we are. On the brink of one of the most anticipated, most talked about, astrological and astronomical events of the year.

And I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling bone weary. Exhausted; soul, body and mind. This dying Balsamic Moon has been pulling me under like a rip current the last few days.

The Solar Eclipse will be occurring in my first house, within a couple degrees of my Leo Ascendant. The Ascendant symbolizes the Eastern horizon at the time of your birth. It speaks to how you emerged from the womb to first greet the world. The sign (and planets) on the Ascendant in your natal chart describe both how others see you (the personality you exude, your physical appearance), and how you perceive others, your environment, and this life that you have found yourself in –  it colours the lens through which you see the world. The degree of your Ascendant is the intersection between you and the world. It is active and dynamic – a point of constant becoming. Continue reading “The Ouroboros & The Total Solar Eclipse”

Brutal Nostalgia & Transformative Love :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for August 14th – 20th

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This week gets up close and personal in a big way. Venus is the scene stealer this week with her opposition to Pluto Rx on Tuesday, her square to Jupiter on Thursday, and finally her quincunx to Saturn on Friday, challenging us to “do the work” and take responsibility for what Pluto brought to light.

The remaining aspects to note include the Sun conjoining with the Lunar North Node on Wednesday at 24° 13′ Leo (a symbolic precursor to the upcoming Solar Eclipse at 28° Leo), as well as Mars quincunx Pluto Rx on Wednesday (right smack in the middle of Venus’ intense cosmic quarrels), creating some irritating distance between what we want, and the more difficult path toward continued growth and transformation. Hopefully we make the necessary adjustments so we can take full advantage of the following sextile between Mars and Jupiter on Sunday, sending us on our way into the shadow of Monday’s Eclipse with a lovely burst of energy.

But before all these cosmic events occur, we have our Last Quarter Moon. Continue reading “Brutal Nostalgia & Transformative Love :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for August 14th – 20th”

An Eclipse Primer

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The eclipse frenzy on social media is a little overwhelming to say the least – both astro-related and otherwise! Everything from ominous and dire apocalyptic predictions, to enormously inspirational messages about how this is going to be the month when your life transforms beyond your wildest hopes and dreams.

When I first plugged into astrology news years ago, there was such intensity around eclipse reporting that I got the impression eclipses were this really rare event. And different types of eclipses certainly are rare and particularly significant at a global level – like the long-awaited Total Solar Eclipse on August 21st. But I think it is important to note that eclipses (including partial eclipses) occur at least twice a year, six months apart. Eclipses may only be personally significant or life changing for you if they land within 2-3 degrees of a personal planet or angle. That’s not to say you won’t feel the intense heightened energy during eclipse season – eclipses just might not have the same level of potent ripple effect in your life as they do for others or vice versa.

I hope to publish a post later about the symbolism of the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius (since as some of you know, I’m a little obsessed right now with analyzing the Leo-Aquarius axis; my natal chart horizon line), but before I do that, here are all the nitty gritty details beginning with the absolute basics, up to more advanced descriptions of what is actually happening and how to interpret eclipses according to how they activate your natal chart. I hope you find it grounding and informative!

Here we go, in point form:  Continue reading “An Eclipse Primer”