I wanted to drop in and make a few comments on the current eclipse cycle, as I have been receiving some insights about it in the past few days. Due to my own huge life changes, I have been a bit out of the loop – but as that all has begun to settle in I found I was able to make some observations about the energies that I would like to share.
First of all, these eclipses are the final eclipses of the 18 month Virgo North Node transit. The North Node in astrology is the intersection of the orbit between the earth and the moon, and it is across this point that we have eclipses (when the sun aligns with this intersection of “fate”). Eclipses have an important impact and show turning points, significant realizations, and many times fateful events or decisions. We work with their energies for the six months following the eclipses, and sometimes for several years. Since this the final eclipse cycle for the North Node in Virgo transit, this particular eclipse cycle marks one stage of work reaching completion, while another begins.
What I have felt the most about this eclipse cycle is that we are at an important choice point. The responsibilities and the problems the world faces have become so numerous that there is no way to take it all on at once – and so each of us must individually determine what our priorities and focus are, and direct our energy towards those things. This is a time of eliminating distractions and finding the truth of what is really in our hearts.
Three things I would say are key themes for these eclipses:
- PATH ACTIVATION … The effect of the energy is stimulating us all to look towards our North Node path, and let go of our South Node approaches in order to move forward. (This website can help you find out what your North Node is, and what its general themes are) -- To explain that more simply, we are being urged to more proactive forms of expression, releasing those tendencies that tend to hold us “stuck in place” even though they feel safe/familiar. We either CHOOSE the North Node path, which is a path that is energizing and interesting – if at times a little scary – or we get sucked into the energy drain of our South Node.
The choice moments are not vague either – for me, they have felt very black and white, this or that. A shedding of the old in a definitive way.
- HOLDING THE VISION … To quote Astrologer Anne Ortelee in her recent Weekly Weather broadcast: “We’re in a time of massive change. What is your vision for change? Hold that vision and work towards it.”
Holding the vision is seeing the desired outcome and trusting that the steps will reveal themselves in time. So often we can get caught up in trying to figure out the WHOLE PLAN right away when that is not at all necessary. Faith in your vision is a form of energy preservation. It allows you to take action when appropriate without force. There are a ZILLION THINGS flying at all of us right now. Worry about the immediate concerns while trusting that your steps towards long term goals are meaningful.
Keep moving in the direction of your vision, even if the steps do not have a logical progression. Sometimes, it might take a leap to R to get to C. The key is to do what feels right & good from the heart.
- CHOOSING TO BE HERE, NOW … PRESENCE is the salve when it comes to this fast, moving, very intense, at times chaotic energy. Remember to take a breath and give yourself time to get organized. Prioritize your life so that you are steering the ship, to spite what might come up along the way.
Further, more specific notes…
LEO 22 LUNAR ECLIPSE on FEBRUARY 10
The Leo Eclipse was interesting. It was a fairly soft eclipse in terms of its overall feel and in many ways feels preparatory for the upcoming transit of the North Node in Leo, beginning in April. Since Lunar eclipses are about emotional revelations, I found that a lot of the energy being presented under the Leo energy was about WHAT WE WANT and WHAT WE DON’T WANT. A –LOT- of opportunities to say an enthusiastic YES! Or an emphatic NO.
The Eclipse at 22 is the number of the master builder in the sign of the Sun – the energy of pure & eternal light. This is a very unwavering, determined number in a sign that has crystal clear clarity about who it is and isn’t. The prompting here is very much about how we wish to DIRECT OUR CREATIVE WILL by knowing CLEARLY what works for us and what doesn’t and not over-extending our energy. The Leo fire burns strong and steady – it maintains its glow not by spreading itself all over, but by being firm and resolute in its position. In a way, you can say the sun conserves energy by staying fixed – but yet, without even trying, it gives life to almost everything on this planet.
This is the lesson I feel most strongly from this eclipse and its hints about the upcoming Leo North Node transit. There will be many demands made upon us this year that tempt us away from our personal responsibilities (spiritually and otherwise), or try to pull us into the habit of over-doing and exhausting ourselves. But, we might be finding that we actually don’t have the will to take it all on like we once did. As such, we are now making the choice to pursue our heart.
We should take heed of the Sun, which hardly moves and barely changes but yet is such a source of nourishment. Each of us has a part of us that is like the Sun – and cultivating this eternal part of us is what will give us strength in the next phase. Right now, we are preparing for a process that is focused on what it is we are personally creating to better the world – and so these choices made now or along the way as we bump into them, will effect whether or not we succeed in the long run. Creativity at this level takes endurance, proper pacing, foresight and will power.
With every choice, choose what enables you to be you most fully – either now or from the long view. If there is neither an immediate or long view outcome of positive growth from a heart place, let it go.
PISCES 8 SOLAR ECLIPSE on FEBRUARY 26
“To stop yourself from evaporating into stardust keep teaching what you know and don't let darkness overcome your light.” -- A message from my friend, Sienna Van Dunk, Oracle at DemureLyfe
A week or so ago my friend Sienna (Oracle & Creatrix at DemureLyfe) sent me this message she heard from the ethers. I didn’t really connect the relevance of this message to the recent astrology until an email from a client shortly thereafter gave me an “A ha!” And rather than as a personal message, I asked if I could share it as a Universal message.
Here is the download I received regarding this message and the Pisces Eclipse…
Because we are the end of the Virgo North Node/Pisces South Node transit, this energy is being extremely activated right now and we are being presented with the choice of whether or not we wish to be present and serve (Virgo) or whether we are going to fall into chaos (Pisces). We’ve had a number of opportunities over the past few years to keep choosing one or the other, and this Eclipse cycle marks the final portal of transition, and so is putting a great deal of pressure on people from a spiritual place as to what comes next.
In the past eras, when people “ascended,” they ascended out of this realm and into another. At this time in history, humanity is being asked to ascend while remaining PRESENT here. E.g. we are ascending IN THE BODY, collectively, and as a world. Many people who have been interested in the spiritual evolution process that humanity is undergoing know this already, but we are in a uniquely pressurized moment with regards to this process.
In the past month or so I have observed MANY people expressing the following things...
1) A fear of being consumed by the craziness that is going on in the world, and generally feeling extremely concerned/overwhelmed/etc.
2) A fear of being pulled into the aforementioned emotional space of others more intensely than usual... feeling worn down, even when not engaging with issues... just bogged down by the weight of mass consciousness
3) A fear of expanding too much / a sense of rapid growth. An all around departure energy -- from a need to make very quick shifts/big letting go to a sense of departing from this realm entirely (“becoming stardust”).
For me these feelings are all arising from the same place -- The pull of that South Node in Pisces. Consciousness itself is going through a transformation and the South Node threatens to either pull everyone into the chaos (Pisces = mass consciousness/mass confusion) or force others to quickly transcend, giving the sense of losing heaviness and connection to 'earth.'
The term “becoming stardust” to me describes times when people die and their essence and spreads through the universe, as if a part of themselves can become a part of those people who were connected with them. This is usually felt pretty strongly when a celebrity dies – particularly those with a lot of influence and light.
But this happens to be a time in history where many of us have work to do here – and what I sense many people are feeling is a pressure to commit both to the examination and release of spiritual dross (the chaos within, inner conflicts, the illusion/matrix, things that pull us from our purpose, addictions, escapism, fear, smallness, etc.) AND to remaining present, in the body, while this transition takes place. I sense that the reason why some people are feeling as if they’re about to be blown off this plane and/or sucked into a vortex doomsday reality is partly because the change is so rapid, and partly a cosmic test of will. Can we withstand this change, and under this pressure, what decisions will we make?
The solution for all of the above conundrums and anxieties seems to remain with the Virgo North Node – Be present for your daily life. Pass on your knowledge. Help & serve others. Stay with what YOU –CAN- do, what YOUR role is, etc. That is the path through the chaos, and the thing that will keep us grounded through all of the changes AND the only way to ensure that the changes fall in the direction of positivity, inclusiveness, and progress.
The choice we face now can be boiled down to this: Be present -- or fade into whichever layer of the Pisces realm you are currently vibing with.
Service and presence will help overcome the fears, and keep us focused on what it is we must now create. This is about getting our affairs in order, determining where we are, and preparing for the action packed creative evolution that is ahead. Our presence will help us in knowing what is really in our hearts. Know that no role is too small, and that it is the cumulative effect of individuals finding their individual gifts and contributions that makes the world capable of large scale evolution. We ALL help EACH OTHER. The urge to serve others in a practical way keeps us connected to this truth and to our individual destiny and purpose.
Will power and endurance are the cornerstones of the North Node in Leo lessons that we are beginning to approach. What I’m seeing is that we must have the courage to not only face ourselves internally, but to present our truth, our hearts and our shine to the outer world – to uplift others and to remain uplifted ourselves.
Many blessings to all.