Wednesday, February 8, 2017
A Look Ahead to Friday's Eclipse and Mystic Rectangle
Sun in Aquarius
Moon in Cancer (v/c 5:00 PM EST)
Mercury in Aquarius
Venus in Aries
Mars in Aries
Jupiter RX in Libra
Saturn in Sagittarius
Uranus in Aries
Neptune in Pisces
Pluto in Capricorn
Hey Hey it's a lunar day! That's right. Only lunar aspects today which means we have time to pull back and look at some of the larger patterns happening in the sky right now. Lunar aspects come and go … they are the moods that fluctuate daily. But long term planetary patterns are the bread and butter of astrology. It's what we deal with for months or years before we move past that and begin the new adventure.
I want to talk about two things today. First, we are gearing up for a lunar eclipse on Friday, February 10, 2017 and while the eclipse only lasts a short time the effects from eclipses are felt long term. Consider them something of an energy surge that resonates both backwards and forwards in time linking events to this phenomena. The degree of the eclipse is charged and then can show up in important charts for several years going forward as the degree is triggered by other transits.
The eclipse coming up engages with one of the long term patterns we have in effect right now and that is the Jupiter-Uranus opposition. Jupiter, which is still basically stationary after turning retrograde on Monday is opposing Uranus, an aspect which speaks of big (Jupiter) revolution (Uranus). The sun and moon opposition (the lunar eclipse) forms a configuration called a “mystic rectangle”. Take a look at the configuration in the chart highlighted by yellow. That is a mystic rectangle. So … what does it mean? The formation is made up of two sextiles (easy aspects), two trines (easy aspects) and two oppositions (challenging aspects). There is a lot of energy here but to harness this in a positive way we are asked to challenge ourselves to rise above and step out of the status quo. It is easy to take the path of least resistance but the energy here asks us to confront the difficulties in our lives in order to transform them in to our strengths. The planets involved, the sun, the moon, Jupiter and Uranus give us the keys in how we can channel our energy. This is the part of ourselves being highlighted by the luminaries (the sun and moon).
“The love of freedom, the urge for independence the obstinate adherence to one's own principle's rather from inherent opposition than from real conviction, the tendency to magnify things or to exaggerate everything, inconstancy, tactlessness … The tendency to miss the best chances or opportunities, the tendency to involve oneself in arguments with others on matters of outlook on life or on questions of life-philosophie.” The Combination of Stellar Influences by Reinhold Ebertin on Jupiter-Uranus aspects.
The eclipse is highlighting our differences, our entrenchment, our stubbornness, our unwillingness to compromise. This resonates with our national mood but it also resonates with us on a personal level, and that is what I am asking you to take a look at right now under this eclipse. How can you, as an individual, shine light on the issues of “I'm right – You are wrong” while raising the level of compassion and awareness in our lives? How can we make positive changes? Do we need to be disruptive in order to get our point across? These are questions to ask yourselves under this mystic rectangle on Friday. Ultimately the answer lies in a spiritual approach, which brings up the question: how can I honor the Divine Within You who is also the Divine Within Me?
While the eclipse lasts only one day, as I said it's effects are further reaching. And the Jupiter-Uranus opposition is in full swing and has been effective since December 2016 and will remain effective through the end of September 2017. This is a “big picture” transit, and not just because Jupiter is involved! Let us peacefully revolt against that which is oppressing us in our lives, and take the steps we need to reach a state of inner understanding that allows us to live our lives in harmony.
Crystal of the Day: Selenite for releasing negativity and cleansing the aura
Essential Oil of the Day: Juniper to enhance spiritual support in life
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