The afore mentioned Saturn-Sun & Mars opposition, active during the Lunar eclipse on Thursday, is coming into perfection this week. I have felt a building intensity all weekend and today this transit felt especially strong to me. There is an unnerving almost grinding vibe afoot -- Saturn is reminding us of our boundaries, pitfalls, and limitations and Mars is beneath it like a pot about to boil over. Maintain control -- this frustrating energy will pass, but an angry outburst might not be forgotten so easily. Especially during this very critical eclipse phase that we are in. Lots of changes, lessons, and major events on the scene this past month and the coming month -- Today, the message seems to be: BE PATIENT! This is a good time to meditate, or release potentially angry energy through some sort of vigorous discipline. Keep the bigger picture in mind -- Saturn helps us see what's REALLY important in our lives as it also represents lessons associated with the soul's karma. Maintain your vision, don't let petty stuff get under your skin, and heed Saturn's wise inner counsel. Keep calm and carry on, as they say.
The first of 3 eclipses in the coming month is today at 4:08PM EDT! Combined with this eclipse is a stressful aspect between Mars, Venus & Saturn. Emotional patterning that has been blocking our progress has likely been rising to the surface the past two weeks. There is a sweet spot in that if you can rise to the occasion and use the higher spiritual vibration of Neptune to come to clarity anddissolve old habits, there is an opportunity for lasting and beneficial change. This seems to apply especially to one-to-one relationships & committed bonds, our own sense of belonging, as well as how we conduct ourselves in the day-to-day. Are we truly being of service to our partners, our coworkers, our subordinates, our customers? This is a question that can guide us through the profoundly emotional and transformative energies of the Scorpio Full Moon and the coming months. .
Additional Comments: I've seen a few astrologers thoughts on this Eclipse, but glancing at the chart today I came to a message of spiritual service -- for this is the way out of the egoic push described by the influences most directly affecting the eclipse itself. The emotional experience of the past few weeks, for me, has been a realization that I am growing away from narcissism and into a natural state of impersonal love. The desire to take care of myself and do my work in the service of others has finally started to mute the ambition to achieve solely for myself. It's recognizing the responsibility one has to be their highest self so that we can give from the place of pure truth within our hearts. This is how we help others, every day, by working on ourselves -- not to be the best at some thing for the sake of it, but to cleanse ourselves of our own prejudices and fears so that we can accept life with openness, free ourselves from chains, and guide others toward a similar happiness.