It’s the 7th of August. With the Sun sitting at 15 Degrees, 19 Minutes LEO, and the Moon juxtaposed at 15 Degrees, 19 Minutes AQUARIUS, the Horoscopes are coming out under the light of a full, Solar Eclipse. This particular eclipse has already gotten so much publicity, the astrological Tower of Babel is rocking with more interpretations than we can shake a stick at. Some of them have substance, some of them are just spewing the party line, and some of them are based on a limited understanding of how these things work. I’ve been at this for 50 years and still have a hard time getting to the heart of the eclipse phenomena - but let’s give it a go and see what we come up with.
With the shadow of the eclipse arcing over North America, the bulk of these energies will rain down here in the United States. Eclipses have a way of bringing what was once hidden into the light: Full Moon eclipses rip all of those masks to shreds. At both the individual and the collective level, there will be revelations that open our eyes and expose us to things that up until now, have been obfuscated, and operating in the shadows for far too long. This is no time to turn away from the awful truth. Every secret, every lie, and all of the things that have kept us in the dark up until now, will begin to find their way into the open.
Because eclipse patterns happen in pairs, and unfold in cycles, the full thrust of whatever we have not wanted, or been able to see, will not become fully apparent until after the 21st of August. At that point the second instalment of this pattern will shine through at the 29th degree of the Leo-Aquarius axis. Over the next 2 weeks we will begin to notice all kinds of ‘stuff’ leaking through the cracks. Anyone with planets situated at 15 Leo/Aquarius, at 29 Leo/Aquarius, at 20 Virgo/Pisces, and/or at 4-5 Aries/Libra will be deeply affected by the light that shines through and reflects itself on whatever they have been holding in darkness
With 90% of the Baby Boomers born with Pluto within orb of the 15th degree of Leo, I suspect that members of the older generation will be subject to the biggest wake-up call – but obviously us old folks aren’t the only people on the planet who will be hit by this. It may help for all of us to frame our experience by rewinding back to whatever was happening in our lives back in February of 2017; there were two eclipses in February. Both of them set the stage for the stretch of territory that we are entering now.
As far as what will happen on the global scene? Who can say? I am holding my breath. Forgive me if I refrain from saying too much, because the issues in this country are too polarized, and it is hard for me to be objective. What I will say, is that if Trump’s chart is being lit up like a torch, his adversaries charts are on fire as well. The prophecies tell us that this is the final, decisive battle between the dark and the light.
My understanding is that the forces of darkness lost control of things, and surrendered their power to the forces of light back in 2012. What appears on the surface is illusive because the dark forces don’t give up, and they don’t know how to do anything but fight. Their efforts to persist on the path of control and destruction are bound for failure, because at the end of the Kali Yuga, the old paradigm tactics no longer apply. The bloodthirsty principles of war, and pain, and death were replaced by the power of love, and unity, and trust five years ago. This may be hard to see – only five years into a thirteen-thousand-year cycle, human consciousness is just beginning to wipe the sleep from its eyes. With the Schumann Resonance spiking higher and higher on an hourly basis, we can only hope that this collective wake-up call will set the stage for a rebirth.
Let me leave you with that, invite you to make the most of the eclipse, and take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.
ARIES: March 21 – April 20Hanging on for dear life is taking every ounce of energy that’s in you. With hardly anything left to keep you afloat, the sheer force of your will is doing its best to make a go of it. The ones who could be of assistance are few and far between. Those who are still close to you are more like tits on a bull. It always comes down to understanding that you get further along the path when you are clear about the fact that you are the proud owner of whatever it takes to go it alone. Keep reinforcing your sense of strength and independence. Those who care need to understand this.
TAURUS: April 21 – May 20
Walking the fine line between faith and uncertainty has you wondering if you can trust people as far as you can throw them. It's nearly impossible to know for sure what's really going on. You don't have enough information to make any clear judgment and there's so much old business screwing up your perspective, half the time you don't even know what you're looking at. Haul back and return to the place that feels grounded enough to handle anything. From that vantage point, you will be able to cut through the BS and figure out whether it's time to fish or cut bait.
GEMINI: May 21 – June 20
As far as I can see you’ve got the world by the balls. Even with multiple forces arrayed against you, nothing can stop you now. Those closest to you have their doubts, but they have more faith in you than they’re letting on. Many are coming around to the fact that your approach to everything doesn’t have to make sense, and what seems totally out of the box is working just fine. If you play your cards right, by the time the next eclipse rolls around your best efforts will be justified. Don’t hold back. Let all of this clear the path to a total and complete metamorphosis.
CANCER: June 21 – July 20
Getting out and about is introducing you to new people, places, and things. At the same time, many of you are revisiting your past, just long enough to see what you have outgrown. Recent reunions with people you thought you knew have taught you a lot about who you are now. The relationship story may be intense, but as far as you are concerned this is giving both of you the opportunity to go to the depths and return with a deeper understanding of what ties you together. In the next few weeks there will be revelations that open the space for life to exceed every previous limit.
LEO: July 21 – August 20
At this point it comes down to: how much can you handle? With enough fire to get anything moving, you don't know for sure if you care enough to make it worth your while to rise above all of this and be redeemed by it. If that sounds dramatic, your life is always that way. Next to the whipping post, endless possibilities simmer, waiting for you to dip your toe. As you ponder life and death matters, the ones that keep you alive are about to require more from you than you ever imagined. Keep the light on. Your heart is full of it. Don't let it go out at a time like this.
VIRGO: August 21 – September 20
You have more on your mind than the daily grind. Deeper issues keep rattling your cage. With your innate ability to keep on trucking, maintaining a healthy balance between your everyday stuff and your inner being is bound to get confusing. As all of this simmers, your friends are dropping like flies. Don’t let this get to you. You’re moving through a cycle where certain individuals have been outgrown. Don’t spend too much time bemoaning those losses. Prune the dead wood; make room for a raft of new connections who bare a closer resemblance to who you are now.
LIBRA: September 21 – October 20
It’s hard to know what to say to you. The Libra frequency is either 100% truthful, or hiding behind a wall of denial that no one can scale. Those of you who have no problem with the reality of your situation are riding high on a wave of self-discovery and jubilance. If that is the case, use this time to keep getting closer to your purpose. Those of you who have a hard time facing both the music and yourself would do well to haul back and look at the ways in which you are using spiritual/philosophical principles to turn a blind eye to whatever you refuse to confront.
SCORPIO: October 21 – November 20
You have to approach everything you do with tenderness and compassion. No matter how hard this is at times, the main thing right now is to always find a way to do it from the heart. Others are not going to change just because you want them to. There is a way to be with life that allows us to see and accept the beauty in all of it. Little by little, this experience is showing you how to be the person who can go there with a full heart and enough wisdom to see that all of us are perfect and the cross we bear is nothing more than a gift that makes whatever we do precious.
SAGITTARIUS: November 21 – December 20
Your life has been rearranged by forces that you never saw coming. Now that it’s all turned around, it’s your turn to reckon with bigger needs to be here for this. For each of you the territory is unique. In general whatever has gotten in the way of your best laid plans and/or your dream come true is testing the s—t out of you. With the tendency to over adapt making it seem as if you want this as much as someone else does, it would be good to haul back and ask yourself if that’s true. If the answer is “yes”, keep it up. If the answer is “no” you need to get real enough to tell the truth.
CAPRICORN: December 21 – January 20
Knowing enough to see the writing on the wall would be easier if you could frame this in light of the past. History has a way of repeating itself. Every 27-30 years we play out the same routine. Smaller cycles of 12 to 15 years are just as noteworthy. In the midst of having your cake and eating it too, the saga continues. Being self-aware enough to look at the facts and come to terms with them will require you to go back in time. Once you connect the dots, the precariousness of your situation will open your eyes to the pattern, and to the ways in which both you and it need to change.
AQUARIUS: January 21 – February 20
Things have been balls to the wall. Glitches in timing, and miscommunications have created hassles that you did not expect. As much as you’ve got it all under control, the last thing you need is this much stress. Before you know it you’re going to be out of the woods. I see cool water, and a little time in the Sun. Soon enough, that which you have been aspiring to will ride in on a white horse and the efforts of years past will pay off in spades. For now, keep your nose to the grindstone, and do what you do best. Little by little the light will shine at the end of the tunnel, heralding new beginnings.
PISCES: February 21 – March 20
Being left high and dry isn’t easy. If you didn’t see this coming you’re probably in a state of shock. The quicker you get used to the idea that holding the bag seems to wind up being your chore, the better. Too many things have come to a head and too much is getting ready to change. Your main focus needs to include making time to get clear about where you stop and everyone else begins. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you are not a door mat. The ability to just say no, and the strength to direct your attention toward the things that you love is where it’s at right now.