We have an eclipse coming up in the early morning hours this Saturday on the West Coast. The energy may be starting to get your attention as the Moon moves towards Full in the next few days. I am always visually impressed when I watch an eclipse. It is a sight to see the Moon’s reflective light dimmed by the shadow of the Earth and then taking on a RED shade from the Earths atmosphere, followed by a return to normalcy. I often wonder what the ancients thought about such transformations of the Moon. Research seems to support that our ancestors were quite attuned to the movement of the stars and knew when an eclipse was going to occur. Some cultures viewed it as a bad omen where animals were eating the Moon or it was attacked by demons, signifying the end of a period, as a new beginning was emerging. As the Moon reflects our emotional terrain, we are all up for an adjustment, letting some old feelings fall away, leaving room for a significant shift in our emotional consciousness. We know the heart is neither rational nor logical if it is doing its job of ebbing and flowing through the spectrum of emotions that arise from within. The emotional canvas for this eclipse concerns the balance between self and other, and in particular relationships. If that is not a HUGE subject and area of mystery for many, I am not sure what else is. So, we can anticipate some tugs at the heart, a reset of our emotional compass guiding us to navigate the terrain with a slightly different heartbeat. We may end relationships that are tainted or spoiled, or that have exceeded their “expiration date”. We may also start a new relationship that we see through a new pair of spectacles or that comes about unexpectedly. Who are our allies? Jupiter is in Leo stimulating the Moon to get creative and hold faith and optimism in what may arise. Uranus is opposing the Moon while it huddles up to the Sun, putting some pressure to “snap out of complacency” and the tendency to overcompensate for the needs of the other, risking the loss of one’s authentic self. We need to have an understanding of who “I am” before we relate to another successfully. The Libran tendency is to be a reflective mirror of the beloved before you, which is a beautiful way to build connection, empathy, and intimacy. However, the dance of love needs two partners to flow and create energy, not mimic or merge into just ONE individual while one partner becomes invisible. Pluto is causing friction, something he gladly will sign up for, to remind the heart of the unconscious desires that want to be fulfilled. How will you find the delicate balance between yourself and those you love? How can you maintain YOU in your wholeness and relate well to another? Where have you become a little too dependent? The gods above are placing bets on you, singing melodies that enchant the heart, to move courageously and in “real” harmony with your feelings, finding that delicate balance of great reward for you and the beloved. And if the beloved is yourself, that is a wonderful place to begin.
Find 14 degrees of Libra in your chart to discover the area of life that may be of additional reflection during this time.