We're about to enter Eclipse Season with two coming on fast, right around the next bend. A Full Moon Lunar one at 26 degrees Aries will occur on October 18, followed by a New Moon Solar one at 12 degrees Scorpio on November 3.
The details of all the aspects they make are findable on many astrology sites. And I'll also write more about these eclipses on my newsletter. It goes out once a month near the Full Moons and you can join it for free.
But meanwhile, here's my favorite eclipse story, to counteract all the worry, dread and fear-mongering some sites seem to mix in with good, solid astrological information.
Some of you know this from Outrageous Openness: Letting the Divine Take the Lead, but about 24 years ago I had a crazy endocrine illness that had kept me mostly bed-ridden for almost 3 years. I was unable to work, and living in a squalid room in San Francisco. I was so swollen with edema that some kids got scared seeing me when I went out. I can still remember this little girl's look of horror.
So um...'needing a miracle' did not begin to describe.
But I did still check the stars and knew that a New Moon Solar Eclipse was about to fall directly on my birthday that year. And was I going to spend any time fearing or dreading that puppy? Are you CRAZY?
I was already at the bottom of the barrel...and some part of me knew that God could send a miracle in any form. An eclipse is actually a common carrier....if you are open and receptive. That's true for any chart, doubly true if it falls right on you. I knew that sometimes a full-on hit of an eclipse is actually your amazing, god-given ticket straight outa Dodge. Oh yes.
And honey, I was OPEN.
And that's different than wishing, hoping, chasing or lusting for changes. Or filling the mind with fear, dread and resistance. It's simply about being open and offering it all to the Divine. You're vibrating with the highest outcome.
I was so low I had no choice.
And without going into all the sordid and gorgeous details (many of which are in Outrageous Openness), in the six months after that eclipse an acupuncturist healed me, I moved to a beautiful new apartment, and began happily working again.
My life was reborn.
So don't talk to ME about fearing eclipses, ok?
Oh my god, that transit was one of the greatest gifts heaven ever sent.
Because ultimately any passage of the stars is very secondary to knowing how to shift one's vibration into alignment and cooperation with the Divine which is talked about so little in the astrology world .....or in the new age world at all. Then the transits can do their work from the highest level, not blocked by fear, resistance and dread.
Allowing and opening to the highest is key. And this takes practice. So here's an mp3 that will help you do that pretty easily, especially if you practice over time. It lifts you right into that awareness.