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Friday, September 11, 2015

Eclipse Season is Here and the Game Changes

They’re BAACK—the eclipses, those game changers, are creating massive changes in the month of September that will keep us hopping. We will have a solar eclipse in 20 degrees of Virgo on September 13th and a lunar eclipse in 4 degrees of Aries on September 27th. The last set of eclipses occurred on March 20th and April 4th of this year.  Whatever story began back then will continue at a frenetic pace.  You may need a score card by the time this month is over.

Eclipses are very Uranian by nature because they have a tendency to bring sudden changes and unpredictable events.  The effects of a solar eclipse can be felt up to three months before and up to one year afterwards.  A lunar eclipse has a shorter shelf life because their effects are generally felt for up to six weeks before and after they occur.  Eclipses also have a way of distorting reality and things can get blown out of proportion.  Fair warning, OK?  Don’t shoot the messenger.

A solar eclipse is literally a new moon on steroids and can bring new beginnings.  The solar eclipse on September 13th involves many complicated aspects.  The Uranian quality of eclipses is amped up even more by the fact that the eclipse opposes Chiron in Pisces and inconjuncts Uranus in Aries.  Uranus is a major player in this eclipse, no doubt about it.  We are going to need lots of flexibility and adaptability to deal with whatever comes our way. Jupiter is also in Virgo and it opposes Neptune in Pisces, so reality blurred may be a strong theme.

The big story of this eclipse is that Chiron in Pisces inconjuncts both Mars and Venus in Leo which are sextiling Mercury in Libra.  This forms an interesting aspect called a Yod, which has often been referred to as the Finger of Fate because it is a very challenging aspect.  Yods have a very Uranian feeling, as they tend to create situations which come up out of the blue and make a person wonder “Why is this happening to me?”  Trust me, I know all about this one as I have a yod in my chart involving my north node in Capricorn that sextiles my Saturn in Scorpio and inconjuncts my moon in Gemini.  My moon is in the 8th house and a major theme in my life has been deaths in twos of family members in close proximity.

This solar eclipse is in the sign of Virgo, which is very health and service oriented.  Its opposition to Chiron in Pisces is bound to bring up themes of healing, forgiveness and the potential for falling into the victim role.  The most practical way to deal with this eclipse (Virgo is a practical earth sign, after all) is to focus on health, organizing and establishing new routines and schedules and trying to put relationships in order. Virgo is mutable earth, so we have a saving grace with that factor; it allows us more flexibility to roll with the punches.  Mercury is in Libra, but it is about to go retrograde on the 17th, which will definitely put the emphasis on reevaluating communication in relationships.   We have our work cut out for us!

Remember last week I commented that the solar eclipse in Virgo would be sextiling my Sun and Venus in Scorpio in my second house as well as my Cancer midheaven while Uranus in Aries would be squaring it?  And that Mars in Leo would be trining Uranus in Aries on September 8th?  I had absolutely no idea how the Mars Uranus trine would play out for me, but I sensed that the eclipse might bring some changes to my work life.  Well, on September 8th, I received news that a new more, lucrative time slot would be available at the clinic where I practice Reiki and I was able to obtain it.  Starting in October, I will be practicing Reiki on Fridays from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. instead of Thursday mornings.  I feel that this will be a boon for my business, as it is such a convenient time for people to receive Reiki after a stressful work week.  In addition to the Mars Uranus trine on September 8th, the Cancer moon was also trining Saturn in Scorpio.  I had been hoping for an early evening time slot and it suddenly opened up.  Thank you, Uranus and Mars!  I love it when astrology lives up to its potential!  I will be focusing on healing work and if you are in the Boston area and in need of some Reiki, please feel free to contact me for an appointment at the Acupuncture for Everyone clinic in Copley Square.

I will cover the September lunar eclipse in Aries in another post as we get closer to it.  Don’t forget that on September 17th Mercury stations retrograde in 15 degrees of Libra and Saturn moves into Sagittarius until December 2017.

Venus is still in Leo until October 8th due to the retrograde. If you are curious as to how this extended Venus retrograde in Leo period affected you, please consider getting an astrological reading with me.  A little insight is always a powerful tool.  Just ask for the Venus Retrograde Special, which will be $25 through the month of September 2015. Contact me directly at
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