New Moon in Libra 21 degrees 10.55am PDT
Annular SOLAR Eclipse 10.59am PDT
Incredible that October is well and truly here and the Eclipse is imminent. We all know already it is a very big month - we are feeling it - with what has happened in the world in the last twelve days. Much. Pluto stationed Direct on the 11th and echoes out for weeks either side of that date all things Plutonic - Power plays, explosions, digging up deep secrets, ensconced emotions we didn't know we had, perhaps buried, deconstruction of past structures and control issues that no longer serve us and so on.
(Remember: 27 degrees Capricorn, the degree of the USA Birth Chart, is the degree that Pluto stationed on - the last hit for the Pluto Return for the USA).
We have all been well and truly in the Eclipse Tunnel, so to speak, since the last Full moon in Aries - reliving our past and the imbalances of that, experiencing the pain that we thought we had already healed. Eclipses herald change and change is certainly on its way. Just know that it could come to us right around the next corner. Israel is a good example of this.
Some interesting Eclipse facts: (courtesy of the C*I*A Agency)
Eclipses cycles return to the same place on the planet every 54 years above or below the same area where they were 54 years prior, as eclipse cycles move 18 years, 11 days(11°) and 8 hours forward each time (8 hours = 1/3 of the Earth’s rotation).
Eclipse Saros cycles have often been described as the Dragons that cycle the earth.Starting at either of the poles, and making their way down or up over 1000’s of years. Over that time there are anywhere from 80 to 120 cycles in a Saros series (also said to be the number of scales on a Dragon). They begin as tiny eclipses, and peak as total eclipses near the Equator and peter out at the opposite pole.
This eclipse at 21° Libra, no: 44 of Saros 134 also happened on Sept 11th 1969 at 18° Virgo 41/134 , just below and to the west of the same area. Note what layers of the same subject you may be working through.
As the Sun and Moon unite in this sign on the 14th of October, heralding a time when the dual Lights of your Being embrace, creating afresh a new relationship to one of the twelve mansions of your soul, let us revel in this initiation and prepare our soul to receive the wisdom of the divine feminine. Let us surrender to the depths and allow the transformative energies to guide us towards greater self-awareness and spiritual fulfilment over the coming half solar year. We will all arrive at another huge eclipse next March 25th which is part of this one - still in Libra at 5 degrees.
Libra is Cardinal - it's an initiatory, pioneering and activating element.
Venus, the Ruler of Libra is about your desires, what do you want. We spent the summer reviewing our core desires. With this eclipse now, we are now directing our desires in a conscious way whilst we surrender to the way ahead.
There is a marvellous trine - ease and grace - pattern between Saturn and Mars too. Meaning, there is a solid foundation now behind what we may bring into form regards those desires and passions and how we go about getting them. (Oh, and I didn't say but it needs to be said one more time - watch the people pleasing habits, the unspoken expectations and being too generous).
Creative passion will be available to tap btw, as Mars sits right next to the Mother of Pele, Haumea, who is the creative goddess, so lets use the juice she provides.
It is certainly a big month as we will have another eclipse at the end of October as we roll into November. You will all hear from my before the next Lunar eclipse early on the 28th, late on the 27th for those in Hawaii.
Remember your practices, go out into nature, dig deep and Breathe.