New Moon/Solar Eclipse Update
The New Moon and total Solar Eclipse is Monday August 21 at 12:30PM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).
This is the big one we have all been talking about. Some of you are determined to be in a place where you can see and witness the totality and many of you will simply be in its energy or see a partial view. It really does not matter energetically, only psychologically.
But with that said, this is definitely a time to honor a marker of huge change and the agent of a massive reset. Even if you have been working with these energies now for the past weeks, it is always good to honor the exact time frame around this event.
What can you do?
Be aware, though a list or a mental awareness, of what you are resetting. Do something that symbolizes coming into a still point, an unplugging, a dropping into the void. (if you have the monthly Mp3 you can use the exercise on it)
Acknowledge the absence of the sun and solar energy as it is eclipsed from the earth for those few moments as symbolizing the absence of what has been feeding old patterns and beliefs for you these past years and maybe your whole lifetime.
As the eclipse recedes and the sun comes back, imagine that it is feeding and nourishing and energizing a new you, one that has been reset to a new vibration, a new consciousness, a new frequency.
Written by Patricia Liles. Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com
Leo New Moon/Total Solar Eclipse
Sun and Moon in Leo ~ 29º
Monday, August 21, 2017, 12:30 PM Mountain Time
(August 21, 2017, 6:30 PM Greenwich Mean Time)
I loved hearing the President of the United States say we needed to open our hearts and love each other in his speech today. No truer words could be spoken at this time. Let’s make the most of this alignment of the Sun, Moon and precious Earth. Leo, the Lion, the King, rules the New Moon cycle so powerfully aligned with a Total Solar Eclipse. Leo is your power, your purpose, and your joy in creating your life from your essence, your heart. The Sun at the center of our solar system is our source of life and rules only one sign ~ Leo.
The eclipse is highlighting some area of your chart, and in that ‘house’ you are feeling the pull and pressure to reset a part of your life. Profound release is being experienced by many. We are such creatures of habit and we don’t surrender the familiar easily. Others find themselves birthing the children of their creativity or realizing how they create their own lives. Although Leo is our most regal, authoritative, kingly/queenly part of our self, it also rules the fifth house of the zodiac, the house of children and hence our playful, creating, pleasure-loving selves, the risk taking and generous, loving part of our natures. Investments, speculation, the Big Gamble also fall under Leo’s rulership – win big/lose big or you have to risk in order to gain – that’s Leo’s way. Pour some flamboyant on it and have some fun. Do it because you enjoy it.
The North Node, our point of growth, creates the Leo eclipse. Here is the theme of the sacred masculine intensified by the presence of Mars in Leo. Exactly conjunct the eclipse, one of the four Royal stars, Regulus in the constellation Leo located in the ‘heart of the lion’, rules the direction of North – the outer masculine where we show up in the world with integrity and generosity for all our relations and Mother Earth. The direction of courage, strength, and wisdom is where we go deep within our hearts and listen like a tree standing in winter to all that has gone before that has brought us to this moment. We all are healing our masculine, experiencing how we show up in the world, and calling on Spirit to support us in walking a balanced path healing what is out of balance.
The shadow side of Leo reveals the King/Queen, the Hero/Heroine within to be self-centered, childish, bullying, and dictatorial stubbornly insisting on their righteousness, but revealing their hurting, angry and immature underbelly. Cowardly, full of doubt and unequipped to face their fear, Leo is clearly dramatizing all around us some of the darker aspects of the Queen/King so we can reset at this turning point how we hold our personal power and understand just what is that thorn stuck in our paw.
With both Saturn and Uranus in a supportive and cooperative relationship with our new Leo cycle, look to attending to your hard realities and focused action (Saturn) for getting traction out of the pressures that an eclipse season accentuate. Saturn in Sagittarius says ‘walk the path of what has meaning to you; look to the big picture; be tolerant, get grounded, and manifest spirit in all you do. Hard truths, though not the easiest to swallow, often lead to the most movement and growth in life. Saturn is working more closely with the Mars than the Sun so we are energized to get the show on the road and lean into the work that will bring manifestation. With so many planetary bodies retrograde (pesky Mercury, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Chiron, Eris, Juno), there’s a feeling of not having our energy completely under us, we can’t quite get fully launched, inertia is weighing heavy on us.
What does Uranus add to the dance? The inspiration of fire, a gratifying shatter of the old ways, CHANGE! FREEDOM! When the Sun reappears after the eclipse, we can welcome our awakening, kick the ego to the curb, and get our weird on. Uranus is happy to fuel our cooperation by breaking down walls of all kinds that separate us. We can heed Saturn’s call AND throw in with Uranus all at the same time. Uranus as the most exact aspect has us on a fast track to the future fueling both technology and revolutionary movements.
The other exact aspect of this chart is Pluto at 17º Capricorn opposing Ceres in Cancer 17º. It represents the shadow side of the patriarchy/matriarchy separation, the classical mythology of abduction of the daughter and the mother’s grief, rage and rampage under the powerlessness felt to protect her daughter. It’s clear our mandate is to heal this core wounding and balance this polarity within our selves, partnerships, and the way we see the world in order to bring ourselves into our own integrated love. Let’s hope this solar eclipse triggers a mega forgiveness festival where the dance is letting go of that old drama. Can the feminine forgive the masculine for oppression and holding themselves out as superior and the most powerful? Can the masculine acknowledge the feminine as strong, wise and of equal power?
As we pass through this magnificent masculine Leo portal of fire emphasized by two New Moons at 0º and 29º, watch for shifts and events being set off when a planet triggers these degrees like Sept. 3 when Mars hits that 29º Leo point, the week of Sept 1-8 Mercury is at a standstill at that point when it goes direct on Sept 5th, Sept 18th Venus 29º Leo, or Nov 20 when the Scorpio Sun squares that 29º Leo eclipse point. Often these are the times when the pressure we feel now can be released.
So, you find yourself in one of the major transformative periods of modern times, well, your tool bag – right there in your heart – has never been more full. What we feed now is what will grow.
The Lion, King of Beasts, is on center stage!
All times are in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)
08/22 Sun enters Virgo 4:21 PM MDT
08/25 Saturn goes direct 21º Sagittarius
09/05 Mercury goes direct at 28º 25’ (fully out of shadow on 09/19)
09/06 Pisces Full Moon 14º 1:03 AM MDT
09/19 Virgo New Moon 27º 11:30 PM
Written by Patricia Liles. Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com
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