Happy Equinox from the Southern Hemisphere! Depending on how the September eclipses aspect your natal planets, you may feel the winds of change around you for 6 months to a year. I am booking appointments for October 2015 readings now. Book before Oct 1 and ask for Fall Specials; Tarot and/or Dream Consultation/Interpretation, 30 minutes = $45.
Combination Reading Astrology, Tarot or Dream, 90 minutes= $150.
SEPTEMBER 2015 ECLIPSES:
There has been quite a lot of hyperbole written about the upcoming Total Lunar eclipse (called the “Blood Moon”) on September 28th. What is important to focus on during this time is Love, not fear. The preceding New Moon eclipse on Sept 13th teaches us the lesson of discernment, discrimination, mental clarity, and the power of our words. What we choose to create in our minds and fuel with our intention and passion creates our reality. Choose where you focus your attention VERY carefully over the next month. This is a time of great testing in the 3rd dimension before graduation occurs. Mastering our emotions is the result of navigating the waves of chaos and change successfully. With Mercury in retrograde (mid-month) in the sign of Libra, relationships (especially past relationships) become a prime focus. Have we forgiven and let go of the past, or do we continue to hold onto long standing grudges, painful memories, and emotional scars? The potential for overcoming lifetimes of karmic dysfunction becomes a reality once we finally understand that true security can only be found within ourselves, and that Love and Compassion are our greatest assets.
NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE IN 20 DEGREES VIRGO SEPTEMBER 13, 2015:
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon stands between the Sun and the Earth, cutting off the light of the Sun. A solar eclipse is always a New Moon, although not all New Moons are solar eclipses. Solar eclipses mark a new beginning (as a New Moon), but have much more impact on our lives. An eclipse of the Sun will more likely focus you on a prominent male in your life (father, husband, boss, etc.). If a solar eclipse falls on or within 3 days of your birthday, you will certainly feel the effects of it. Keep your eye on your health if the eclipse falls on or near your birthday OR, if it occurs in the opposite sign (ex: Solar Eclipse in Virgo and your Sun Sign is Pisces). If an eclipse falls on your birthday, the year that follows certainly will be quite eventful. The area of your life (the natal house where the eclipse falls) is due for massive change. Most of the time, eclipses act as brilliant illuminators, revealing a condition that has existed that you had ignored, denied, or never noticed before. Eclipses also often act as catalysts to a major life decision. Without the news of the eclipse, we would probably go on as we had, with little or no change in direction. Eclipses also have a way of changing perspective. You are no longer in the dark.
The partial Solar Eclipse of Sept 13 falls in 20 degrees Virgo. Virgo is an Earth sign and rules analysis, discernment, and assimilation (both mental and physical). Virgo is the sign of the Mother Goddess, Isis. She nurtures and feeds us, and teaches us that the “body is the Temple”. On a personal level, this New Moon in Virgo eclipse asks us to focus on our health, our bodies and our work. Where have we been focusing our attention? Where have we become lax in our duties and personal responsibility? This is the perfect time to disengage from bad habits. Virgo is also a mental sign (ruled by Mercury) which teaches us to use our words carefully and precisely; words have power. The Greek work for “eclipse” means to “cease”. Find a routine that fits your lifestyle and stick with it. Taking better care of our bodies, the Earth, and her resources is no longer a whim of the “me” generation. It is now a necessity for life to continue on planet Earth. The counter culture “green” movements of the 1960’s will become the sustaining “new” paradigm of the coming years. Eclipses occur in cycles. The last solar eclipse in this cycle occurred on Sept 1, 1997. What was happening in your life then? Where are you ready to make changes now? This eclipse will only be visible in the southernmost points of the globe: Southern Africa, the southern Indian Ocean, Madagascar, near Antarctica. We can expect major climate changes affecting global weather patterns due to the magnetic, solar and cosmic changes which occur during this eclipse.
FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE IN 4 DEGREES ARIES SEPTEMBER 28, 2015:
The Lunar Eclipse of September 27 falls in the sign of 4 degrees Aries/Libra. This is the 4th of four lunar eclipses in a row (called a “tetrad”) and also a “Super” Full Moon, which means that it is closer to the Earth than normal and generates a stronger electromagnetic and gravitational force on the Earth’s tectonic plates and tides, as well as, the human emotional and physical bodies. This eclipse also falls very close to the Autumn Equinox point in the Northern hemisphere and Spring Equinox in the Southern hemisphere, which means there is greater reduction in the Earth’s magnetic fields …in other words: we have the potential for a complete “rebooting “ of collective consciousness, if we are NOT AFRAID to let go of the “matrix”. This is a total Lunar Eclipse visible across the Eastern half of the US, South America and the Western Europe and Africa. It is interesting that both the Pope and the Dalai Lama will be in the US, speaking at the UN before and after this eclipse, respectively. The signs of Aries/Libra have to do with war and peace (Venus and Mars); the balance of masculine and feminine relationships; and the philosophy of the “Middle Path”. War and the senseless destruction of life have no place on the New Earth. Love is the only antidote to fear. What would Jesus and the Buddha do?
The last total lunar eclipse in this cycle occurred on Sept 26, 1996. What was going on in your life then? What needs to be “rebooted”, released or reclaimed now, especially in terms of your personal relationships?
The focus of this Full Moon Lunar eclipse is on relationships and humanity’s acceptance of the Divine Feminine. It is reality check time. Love is the only antidote to the fear that is being manipulated into our 3D reality. Compassion and reverence for ALL life is the way out of the “Matrix”. War, greed, and hate have no place in the New Earth paradigm. The prophecies and predictions of the old timeline will dissipate as we raise our vibrational patterns. New archetypes, new vision, new insights will move us through the wormhole, but it is essential to walk without fear.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth stands between the moon and the Sun, cutting off the light of the Sun from the moon. A lunar eclipse is always a Full Moon (with psychic exclamation points) and usually marks endings or “points of no return”. A lunar eclipse is usually an internal event, bringing up past memories, dreams, and emotions, rather than outer events. It is a time for releasing the past and moving forward. An eclipse of the moon will center more on the prominent women in your life (mother, wife, or female boss, for instance). If a lunar eclipse touches your birthday, it will be a year of closure, and possibly, of fulfillment. Often a lunar eclipse creates changes within the family or home: births, deaths, marriages/divorces and moving. The ancients believed that during a lunar eclipse, it is better to listen and observe rather than set forth ultimatums. If you don’t mean it, don’t say it. The situation could blow up in your face. Try to allow some space of a week or more between the eclipse and the date you act. Sometimes it is not possible to put things off, so do your best. You’ll have more information after an eclipse has spoken. Eclipses are especially effective in revealing someone’s character or true motivations. This person or situation may end at eclipse time because you have already learned a great deal from that person or situation, or because the situation is outworn, dysfunctional, or in some way no longer capable of being nurturing and supportive to you.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:
Eclipses reveal secrets. Take note of ALL news and signals you get near eclipses. Under an eclipse, you may finally see someone’s true character. This may be a person you know well, or thought you did. Sometimes the news will come in much more subtly, as a secret or as a piece of gossip. Nevertheless, no matter how news arrives, take the information seriously. Accept what you are told and move on. In essence, Eclipses are dramatic “wild cards” in our horoscopes that we don’t see coming. They shake us up so that we can move from one level of maturity to another, very rapidly. If we have become complacent or took someone or something for granted, chances are that we won’t after an eclipse is over and has delivered its message. You may feel like you are walking across a bridge to a new land at eclipse time. You are. Like Lot’s wife in the Bible, there is no looking back to the “good old days”. The good news is that eclipses can help you do things you never thought you could do, overcome fears, and move forward with your life.
MHG Editor Note: Mary is available for personal Astrology readings and she is highly recommended. For scheduling, please contact her directly and reference her articles on The MotherHouse.