This image shows the trajectory of the Eclipse, and it covers the nations middle - its center or heart. Every time an eclipse passes over a country, trouble usually comes within the next 6 months, often in the form of natural disasters. It also lasts for 7.5 minutes acrosss the nation, while most last 2 minutes. This is nearly 4 times the usual amount of darkness. The Sun is our life force. When the Sun is blocked for this long, our souls are being deeply affected by this loss. We are weakened AND awakened, and we are forced to look within and find ourselves, our purpose and our connection to Source.
But eclipses are tricky in that their influence lasts for 6 months. Next February this eclipse will reach its destination and then trigger yet another eclipse, though only a partial eclipse. So anytime between now and February the intensity of this energy can be felt. But there are are a lot of aspects pointing to late September to late November as the strongest trigger times. However, the actual eclipse date has so much potency, I suspect something will be revealed then, while the full impact may not appear for a couple of months.
But because so many other planets are involved on this date, especially Mars, the God of War (exactly conjunct), many fear that war could erupt, rather suddenly, and create a great big mess for everyone. Uranus, or impulsiveness, is opposing this energy making crazy a strong possibility. Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto are in the mix as well, as is Chiron, the wounded healer, making us look at our Karma very deeply. It's a kick in the butt time for us.
The Eclipse does not run through Washington DC, but it does greatly affect our President. This eclipse sits on his natal mars (which is what makes him so aggressive and verbally abusive). It is his first house, or his body and personality. Possible scenarios are health declines as well as possible assassination attempts; he acts impulsively and gets us into war or some kind of chaos or someone attacks us and he responds without thinking it through. There is also a strong possibility of resignation or impeachment. You get the idea. He's going to be under a great deal of stress during the next six months and his Mars in the first house is not going to take it well. We are about to see an even more upset President than we've seen to date. Regulus, the King Maker and Protector Star, is also right near Mars in his chart. This is what has protected him most of his life, like a get out of jail free card over and over. But Regulus has one hard core rule, you cannot use your position to exact revenge upon someone else. And his constant belittling of Obama has been relentless and he has opened the doors for Regulus to stop protecting him.
Regulus has ruled Leo, his rising sign, for a very long time. But Regulus has moved into Virgo now, so Virgo's are now under his protection, not Leo's AND most exciting is the fact that in Leo Regulus ruled Kings', but now in Virgo he rules the Feminine/Queens, so this is the beginning of the protection of women, the elevation of women to leadership, and making women into Kings and they will bring feminine values with them - 6th house Virgo traits of taking care of each other, handling your responsibilities, nurturing, taking care of people, elderly, pets, etc. Being caring is not weakness, its the foundation of a society. If we are always out for ourselves, society has no place to go but down. We built it up again by being a Village and taking care of US not ME. This combined with the energy of Eris bringing justice, the feminine energy will have a great deal to do with the changing of our society.
If you personally have planets 27-2 degrees in your chart, how does the eclipse affect you? Is it a trine or sextile (oh goody), or is it an opposition or square (lessons to be learned)? Generally speaking Scorpio and Taurus square the eclipse, so if this is your Sun or other planets in these places, look for learning experiences. The key is to go with the flow. This is about jumping into the stream, not putting your toe in. You've had a long time to work on you, per my blogs, now is the time when the Universe says "I hope you have your diving gear on cause we're going to go to the depths and then to the heights to shake you up and get you to be a wholly spiritual being and chuck the BS of our current world" - which is destroying the planet and our people. In some ways we are losing some of our free will because we've screwed up in such big ways that the Universe has to balance things out.
The August 7th Eclipse was in Aquarius/Uranus which politically represents "we the people". Over the last couple of decades the people have been silenced. We are referred to as the "little people" who don't matter. The only voices our politicians seem to listen to are the 1% and discarding the 99% because we aren't making them rich and powerful. There has ALREADY been a coup in this country, where the so called Elites have shredded the constitution and decided they know better and we should shut up. Well this eclipse is triggering Revolution. The people have had it. The time of pushing back is here and you can expect this is only the beginning of protesting and of "little people" running for office. "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore" is here and eclipse energy will fuel it.
Which takes us to the Gifts of the Eclipse. Yes, its not all bad!! Energy always has two parts, Yin and Yang, an equal and opposite reaction. While Power may be in trouble, and the country itself may face big natural disasters (I have read about record tornado's coming for the midwest this year), it has the reverse effect of being a NEW MOON that can affect us personally in very good ways. The eclipse of the 7th took things away, and this eclipse of the 21st, brings to us good things that will replace what has been lost. It will bring real opportunity on steroids with new moon, Sun and Mars in Leo and eclipse energy. Its rocket fuel added to an already "try the new" energy. It is a time when we can really jump into a new way of living; join a group for change and really take it to a new level; join the human race in creating networks to fight against the status quo, all being supported by the Universe who wants us to work from the heart, not the wallet.
When you go to bed at night, ASK for guidance in your dreams. Ask for opportunities and people to cross your path and help you to join the right groups or organizations. Ask for help in the changes you want to make in life. Ask to be part of the change, the evolution and the revolution. God is asking us to step up and be spiritual warriors. We are fighting for a new world, and it's THE REASON WE ARE HERE NOW. We came here to be part of the growth and change. Talk to the Universe and ask to be included and you'll be very surprised how many new options open up in your life. Be a co-creator. Work off your old Karma and be free of it. Your spiritual life is so important now, don't put it on the back burner. It's now or never. And lets all take the time to ask for God to bring enlightenment to trump. His chart is filled with power. He was meant to be this important person, but with his Moon in eclipse when he was born, he took the lower vibration and lives on that realm. Pray that his Heart Chakra open and he join his Higher Self and be the "King" Regulus would hope he could be. With love all things are possible. We must love one another, and wish the best for one another, to make the new world work.
I also want to tell you about Pluto, the phoenix rising from the ashes, the ruler of power and the status quo. Uranus has been working hard for 7 years to make Pluto drop the protection of bad practices by power, and Pluto is on the verge of doing just that. The USA is having a Pluto return, which means the place in the skies it rested on July 4, 1776 has returned full circle again. In 2021, Pluto "returns" to where it was when our country was founded. The next 3 years is the end of the cycle, the tearing down to make way for the new - the second American Revolution, which on some levels will not be fun or pretty. The phoenix preparing to rise from the ashes must produce the ashes first. Much will be lost and broken down during these times, to make way for the new. But it can be lessened by our prayers, our Higher Road thinking and acting.
in Jan 2021, when a new President takes power, our nation will be ready to rebuild, create new dynamics, new rules, new societal standards. it's time to fight for what's right. It's time to heal our nation. It's time to bond with your neighbors and find common ground. It is we the people against power, not Red States vs Blue States. We must come together. We all want the same things, but the media and the power brokers muddy the waters so we won't come together, because if we do, they will lose their power and the people will rule, and the original idea of this country is restored. There is very important work ahead, so connect to your Higher Self to bring God's will on Earth. The revolution is here. I can tell you from the 60's, it was awful and wonderful simultaneously. We are here again. The 60's was a rehearsal, and this is the live performance.
And finally, I want to remind you that the Earth herself is evolving. We must join her, help her grow by evolving ourselves. it's all about heart. Love really is the answer, now we just have to live it, consciously, every day.
Blessings to you all. Yvonne
Two solar eclipses, Uranus and Mercury go Retrograde, Saturn turns direct, Neptune and Pluto remain retrograde - we certainly wont be bored. Remember how I've told you do the work voluntarily, or the Universe will force you to make those changes? Well, this is the forcing time, pushing us HARD to make our connection to the Universe our priority and live from the heart. The world which surrounds us is entering a death spiral and will be tearing down in order to rebuild. The Phoenix from the ashes theme.
So tomorrow, August 7th is the lunar eclipse in Aquarius. Depending on which house Aquarius is for you, this is the part of your life where amazing change will, or may already, happen out of the blue in a shocking way, because Aquarius is ruled by Uranus the planet of surprises. It will also affect your angular houses. What do you have square to Aquarius and Leo in your chart. For me it's my fourth and tenth houses, home and career.
I always feel the energy that is approaching. The last weekend of July I had a stomach in knots feeling for 3 days. Something was coming and it didn't feel good. On the 4th day I got a call from my landlady of 25 years that she would like me to move out! Like a deer in headlights I listened to her, my head spinning, and walked away in shock. And after looking at apartments out there, I found that a similar apartment is twice the cost of what I am paying now. What the bleep am I going to do? I am trying not to be terrified, and turning my problems over to my Guardians, who are already opening doors for me. I have a lawyer who is going to fight for me. I am trying to breathe and stay grounded. But this is traumatic stuff, shaking me from the roots of my foundation (4th house), and making me examine everything. Again, we always grow the most through stress.
But lets backtrack. I have thought about moving for a while now. More a dream spoken out loud vs a solid plan, but I would like to be closer to nature. But I didn't follow through. So now the Universe is telling me I need to do this. So I am being pushed out of my nest and I must find the courage to face the new life I will begin with this move. I am looking at North Marin, or a new neighborhood in the city. (Anyone know of a great place with reasonable prices let me know!!!) But its about changing so many parts of my living situation - new stores for services, new neighbors, new lifestyle, my pets uprooted, etc. But being near nature is so healing. The Universe wants me to be closer to "her" so I can replenish my spirit as we enter some very interesting times of change, and yes, chaos.
This eclipse is about loss. Ending a relationship, personal or professional. Things will come to a head and force decisions. You might lose a job, a career opportunity, or you might lose your home - something is taken away by the eclipse. (This eclipse is squaring my 4th house - my home).
But know that the full solar eclipse on the 21st is about something new coming in, to fill the void left by the losses of the 7th. So it's temporary. Something even better will be coming. The Universe is telling you no more procrastination. Accept the losses, because something better will take its place. So if you've had some real surprises lately, know that this taking away is to make room for the new. Remember also that Eclipses are odd in that their energy is dispersed over a 6 month period, in this case when the sun is in Aquarius next February this transit is complete. It is most powerful when it happens, the 7th, but it is also taking a long journey to its completion, so the next 6 months hold the potential for change and losses, with it being especially intense Nov, Dec and Jan. Just know that the news will be filled with loss, major changes, and on topics which may be surprising. Like we're worried about North Korea and Russia, but someone else can come out of the blue and threaten us unrelated to our expected adversaries. Uranus rules for the next six months, so expect the unexpected.
Which brings me to Uranus who went retrograde on August 3rd. Thank God. Uranus is the revolutionary, the surprises guy. He's retrograde which means he's more conservative and stable than usual. This will temper the change factor from the Eclipse, and make it a bit more grounded than it would be if Uranus was direct. Now you can look back and your life and make changes you should have made.
On August 13th Mercury, our minds and thought processes, goes retrograde in its home of Virgo until Sept 4. Our minds are taking a break, while the world is going crazy with change. Not a good combo. Move slowly with contracts and look them over multiple times so as not to miss something. Cancel elective surgery. Expect mail and shipments to get delayed, and travel to be more annoying than usual. And communications will be full of surprises as words fall out of our mouth that we might not have wanted to say out loud. SLOW DOWN. Don't start something new but rather clear up old issues and to do's. (I'll be negotiating with my landlady during this retrograde. I'm prepared for lots of changes, agreements made and then taken back, poor thinking and frustration on all sides, and possibly a delay in signing, hopefully after the 4th.) You can expect this kind of crazy too.
Saturn, the Taskmaster, has been retrograde for months and goes direct on August 25th, days after the Full Solar eclipse, which I will discuss in my next blog. Retrogrades mean looking at the past. With Saturn this always involves reviewing our life by looking at the past, our choices and mistakes. This period will also bring a peak to the Russia investigations, and take us from examining the past to looking at the present and how that affects us. It is also a very tough time for the USA and Trump, so expect lots of changes for both in late August and September. But more importantly it takes us forward, so expect new directions and new efforts to make changes in our country, the world and growth in our own lives.
Pluto and Saturn are dancing right now, the ruler of power and the ruler of all things material. Pluto is releasing some of its power bases to make room for the new revolution which is at the starting gate and ready to go. Saturn is making sure the changes are grounded and balanced, giving stability to the changes. It's a very positive relationship and promised REAL, permanent change.
And lets us not forget that Mars is in Leo too, fueling all this activity is the power of the Sun. Energy and anger are palpable. The forces at work in August are not to be taken lightly. Could we see the energy, it would be a whirlwind swirling all around us in a furious dance and we are at it's mercy.
It's time to let go. To embrace the Universe as our beacon to happiness, and turn away from the fake world all around us. We are in crisis, our planet is in crisis. It's time to get serious. To everything there is a season, and this is the time to get serious about how you live your life. Just try to ground yourself with meditation. Take a breather and rest more than usual to recover from the whirlwind around you. We can get through this, but it's going to take fortitude.
Many blessings and best wishes. Yvonne