Well it's 3AM and I can't sleep. The energy out there is amazing. Mars is still retrograde, making us all a tad clumsy (I keep tripping and dropping stuff) but it's also frustrated energy so people are flaring up. A bus almost hit me this morning, just suddenly swooped over like I wasn't even there. I honked repeatedly and he sped up not over, but gave me quite a chill. We're all in a kind of fog and just now at 1AM our brains join Mars in retrograde motion in Leo, where the Sun is also now, initiating drama and craziness. And then Friday is the Eclipse at 4PM with a Full Moon in Aquarius, and a blood moon like they show you in werewolf movies as well. Also the moon and the Sun are squaring Uranus and Venus is opposite Neptune. It's coming at us from everywhere.
Mercury is making our mind see false choices. We're seeing the glass half empty and our mood ranges from cranky to feeling very low, because its a time of letting go. This eclipse is the longest one in 120 years, one hour and twenty minutes long. Eclipses are endings making way for new beginnings. This eclipse is a doozy. Things must be changed. Look at our headlines and we know we're in a social crisis, but within we are having the same crisis. And its also a T-Square affecting the Sun and Moon and Jupiter. T's as I call them, are stress - two squares and an opposition. In a natal chart, It gives people grit, the person probably having had it easy in their past life now has to deal with stress and learn to cope as an almost routine in life. This T is short lived which is excellent as the energy of the day needs no help in being stressful.
The lump under the carpet is in plain view now and you have to deal with it once and for all. This is a time of MAJOR growth and time to dig deep and find yourself and deal with who you REALLY ARE and change what you don't like. Eclipse energy last 6 months, so there is usually a bang when it happens, then like a roller coaster ride thereafter. The eclipse in the Aquarius-Leo signs especially affects those sign as well as Taurus and Scorpio. But if you have planets in Aquarius/Leo they will be hit with this separation energy too.
How to deal? Take it slow. Sit in the eye of the storm. Don't let disagreements escalate. It's the moon remember, so its emotional. We can't think through things, we have to feel now because our mind is taking a break in retrograde. Don't task your mind with too much. Remember too that texts and emails can easily be misunderstood because you're not hearing the emotion in the voice and may take offense at something not meant to be that way. Just ask for clarity instead of being angry or hurt. We need to be kind to each other, because our emotions are being pummeled. Listen to music, it will carry you away from "reality" in a positive way. It's also the perfect time to be creative. Connect to the Universe and become co-creators together and build a bigger bridge to your spirit self which carries you through anything if you have that bond.
There is yet another eclipse on August 11th, but I'll talk about that at another time.
Remember, we live in times where we are CONSTANTLY challenged. This is why your tribe is so important. If you can't be with friends and family, call them, let them hear your voice and bond. Watch happy movies (Mama Mia 2 here I come) and do whatever you can to be "up" because this energy can bring up low self esteem issues too (God I was just loathing myself a few hours ago and snapped myself out of it). Just remember this heavy energy will pass, around the end of August. Have a quiet time from now till August 27th, when your brain will be back online and your energy will have your back again. It's inward work time. Go with the flow, release the past, change your life. You know, the easy stuff!!!