What we discover about ourselves and others during lunar eclipses can be tough to admit, even shocking.
Still, this gives us the opportunity to embrace our wholeness, and see where we have room to grow in new directions. Owning the fact that we have emotions like fear, anger, jealousy and rage is the first step to getting a handle on them. Eclipses throughout history have gotten a bad rap. They were both revered and feared. Because eclipses have correlated with climate catastrophes, such as hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes, many cultures believed that eclipses angered the gods.
However, Western science has only confirmed a single fact: We need to protect our eyes if we watch a solar eclipse! Rituals for new and full moons are becoming more popular by the day.
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At an eclipse, a ritual can help you stay grounded in the face of any chaos, especially if you set dedicated intentions. Solar eclipses fall at new moons, so a ritual or intention-setting could focus on helping you start anew. Lunar eclipses fall at full moons, which are times of ending, closure, manifestation and transition. Lunar eclipse rituals may center around having a huge breakthrough, pushing past barriers and limits, letting go of a painful situation for good, breaking free of an addictive pattern, healing or releasing. You may want to do a zodiac-specific ritual depending on which sign the eclipse falls in astrologically.
Follow our tips for new and full moon rituals and gatherings. You can do a ritual by yourself or gather with friends to amplify your intentions. The north and south nodes in your chart are determined by where the eclipses were happening.
So from a mystical perspective, eclipses are tied to our past lives, karmic paths and soul missions! Eclipse tables from Skyscript. First, we will spend some time with some of the inner planet happenings in , starting with the ever-dreaded but actually awesome if you know how to work with them Mercury retrogrades. Every planet has retrograde periods but most people are only familiar with Mercury in Retrograde — mostly because many astrologers and non-astrologers alike make this period out to be terrible, full of bad luck, and extremely frustrating.
It can be, but I prefer to practice with Mercury retrograde instead of in resistance to it. You can learn more about Mercury retrograde in my Mercury RX archives here and check out this article to start to get a sense of how you might deepen your retrograde experience. In the Mercury Retrogrades all occur in water signs with the exception of the second retrograde period in July which begins in the fire sign of Leo.
When Mercury retrogrades throughout our watery friends we see a tendency for emotions to get the better of us, for brilliant insights and connections regarding art, spirituality, and concerns of the heart to be revealed, and for our ability to verbally articulate to take a backseat to our deep creativity. These retrogrades also often bring up potent dreams and dream cycles so be on the lookout for that! Ask: What spiritual practices are ready to be reviewed?
Ask: What elements of my lineage are ready to be re-balanced? These three inner planets move through the sky and around the zodiac relatively quickly which means that they make many transits throughout the year. If you want the full scoop on what each of the planets is doing then you should sign up for Star Magic which includes a monthly list of all essential astro events.
All of the major transits this year are occurring for the big, outer, planets, but the inner planets are still keeping us on our toes with Venus and Mars Retrogrades! Ask: Where do I need to re-examine my loving connections? Ask: Where do I need to optimize my independence? January 12th — Saturn and Pluto Conjunction. This is a conjunction that occurs only every 34 years.
It kicks off with an intense pairing. Saturn, the stern taskmaster encounters power player Pluto and this can impact us in a couple of different ways. On the one hand we can be shadowy and sketchy about our pursuit of power, skirting the law and taking the easy way out in order to gain or keep the upper hand. Ask: Where do I need to super-charge my discipline? This pairing occurs every 13 years. Ask: Where am I ready to deepen my wealth and abundance?
December 21st — Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction. This conjunction occurs once every 20 years and heralds a new age in business and politics, personal finances, and the ways that our reality is affected by our spiritual work. Ask: What big changes need to be supported at this time?
Jupiter in Capricorn: For most of Jupiter is in Capricorn. However, there is much common ground to be found between Jupiter and the sign of Capricorn and this ground will be emphasized by the fact that Jupiter will be conjunct with Saturn through much of its tour through Capricorn. This is a time when hard work, restriction, and thriftiness will be well rewarded as will the dedication to any specific skill or craft.
December 2, — December 19th, Jupiter encourages a solid foundation as it moves through Capricorn. Jupiter in the sign of the Water-bearer will support those who have messages that they wish to broadcast into the world gain greater clarity on how to do that. It will be a time when change is well-aspected and given a cosmic blessing and when significant decisions that will have long-term effects on the future come into being.
December 19th, — May 12th, Jupiter blesses all projects that deal with expansion, connection, technology, and broadcasting. Congregations and groups of all kinds are especially auspicious now. Ask: Where am I ready to expand my horizons? Jupiter Retrograde: There is a Jupiter Retrograde in Saturn in Capricorn: For most of Saturn will be in its favored sign of Capricorn but it will move briefly into Aquarius from March — June giving us a taste of what is to come at the end of the year when it stations properly into Aquarius.
The opportunity now is to look at the areas where mastery, duty, obligation, and responsibility play out in your life. Use these final months while Saturn is in its elevated position to set good routines and amp up the discipline in any areas where that is needed. Saturn in Aquarius: Although in modern astrology Uranus is listed as the ruling planet for Aquarius, in classical Astrology it was Saturn, not Uranus which had not yet been discovered that ruled over this sign.
It can also call in more oversight and legal obligations for big tech companies.
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For you personally this alignment is a time to take the discipline of Saturn and harness it to the future facing energy that is present within Aquarius. March 21st, — June 30th, and December 18th, — March 8th, Ask: What kind of future do I want to build? Ask: What disciplines do I need to review?
Neptune continues moving through the sign of Pisces, giving us plenty of deep ocean to swim around in and go diving for treasure. Neptune in Pisces both supports our ability to dive deeply into our intuitive selves and also to heal not only on a personal level but on a global level. It also stirs up the waters so that problems and issues that need to be seen are able to float to the surface. On the flip side, as Neptune swims through its favorite sign we can all engage in more fantasy and problematic escapism — this is a time when it is especially easy to run up those credit card bills and engage in creative storytelling that allows us to escape accountability.
How to do Neptune in Pisces well? Ask: What is ready to be healed? What unhelpful fantasy needs to be revised and made relevant?