Recently I have been asked where my horoscopes have gone and if I still do astrological updates. In short, a certain chapter of my work in this regard is done, as I have other work to focus on now. My astrological practice is still active and I’m still available to do readings, whether they include astrology or not. A friend just asked what my thoughts on the August 21st solar eclipse are. So here goes:
Starting with the obvious, whether people believe in the astrological aspect or not eclipses are triggers for tremendous stress and change, both personal and global. They can be ominous or inspiring.
Will something bad happen? Yes, of course it’s already happening. I don’t care to elaborate, partly because there is enough of it to go around on the web.
You might also be noticing great shifts occurring in your physical bodies in relation to the Earth. How many of us rest and move in our bodies is changing very rapidly and radically, in part due to the changes occurring on this planet. There are influences within our planet’s sub-structures and off-planet objects influencing these changes.
The Solar Eclipse is in the late degrees of Leo. This can inspire us to bring out our best, boldest self and share our gifts with the world. It poses the question, to who or what does one give or receive authority – and what impact does this make?
(the questions below are not addressing anybody in particular)
Do you bow down? Do you demand an audience or naturally gain one through charisma? Do you give extra power to political clowns and blame everything wrong that happens in the world on them?
The polarity of Leo & Aquarius – do you ever acknowledge the sources of your inspiration, that from which you came from (stars and sky) those who have come before you, those who gave you the tools or assistance to carry on or better yourself? Some people love to credit their family, friends, lovers, teachers and benefactors where due, and others prefer to claim all credit – never acknowledging who encouraged them or gave them the ideas and means to achieve something. Conversely, most of us place blame on others hands down. Not many of us choose to take responsibility for our mistakes and how they contributed to something awful.
Leo’s opposite sign, Aquarius – in what way and to what or who do you see yourself as being connected? We are all different expressions of life but in the “big picture”, we are also connected. It’s interesting to see all of the different facets that make the whole of the human race, not to mention the animal and plant kingdoms.
In a worst-case emergency situation on planet Earth, do you think that anyone’s personal beliefs and political views would even matter? Sometimes, when things seem really out-of-control this thought helps put things in perspective. How does one actually survive and relate not only to other humans in this world to but the Earth itself? How one relates to the Earth will color and shape the rest of one’s life and relationships. Is the relationship contractive or expansive?
An eclipse brings massive change. Some resist it, others dive in. The symbolic energy of an eclipse may be likened to a combination of the Tarot cards The Hanged Man and The Tower. One is, or many are forced to surrender and can’t know exactly what will happen next. “The only thing certain is that nothing is certain” – to quote whoever came up with this. Things are falling down, coming undone at full speed. Whether this is beneficial or harmful depends on a lot of other factors. There is some degree of choice involved, which begins with an angle of perception.
Are decisions made from fear or love? Sometimes, it can be far more potent and adventurous to be propelled by questions rather than to assume the answers.