Tuesday, August 30, 2016

New Moon/Solar Eclipse, Or, How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Actually, I guess we should title this post "How I Spent My Year", since we've been dealing with the effects of a Saturn - Neptune square since the end of last November. If you've been feeling like you've been lumbering around in a dark room while being covered in gauze, you'll look forward to this ending at the end of September. There'll be just one more hurdle, ok, two hurdles if you count Mercury Retrograde, and that will be the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse set for September 16.
On Thursday, September 1, we'll all experience a New Moon and a Solar Eclipse in the sign of Virgo. A doorway is opening, through which we'll be able to catch a glimpse of what's in store for the rest of the year. It will be at this time that we can really understand where exactly this new cycle is going to take us. In the meantime, we have to get clear about what we want and about which direction we want to head in. Many have interpreted the meaning of this New Moon Solar Eclipse to mean a continuation of the "fear mongering" that has lingered since last year, easily seen in our political campaigns and playing out on social media. They predict that during this moon cycle, you must take extra care against depression and worry.
Like any New Moon, a solar eclipse signals the end of one cycle, and the beginning of a new one. This is the perfect time to end old, bothersome behaviors, or at the very least, question them. This is the time to search for new and innovative ways to make progress in your personal evolution. Don't get caught up in the final, dying aspect of the Saturn-Neptune square - to free yourself of fear, guilt and worry you must get back to basics. In other words, make your new goals practical, simple and defensive. Because of Mercury Retrograde, accomplishing your new plans may take a lot of work, so you need to learn to say no and mean it.  Positive thinking can overcome your fears and insecurities. This brings hope and self belief, a line of sight to your brighter future!
Blessings to all during this difficult, albeit hopeful, time!

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