We are betwixt and between.
Every six months we go through what astrologers like to call ”eclipse season”. This summer we have a series of two eclipses happening in the signs of Cancer and Capricorn. These signs are already under a great deal of pressure with Saturn, Pluto and the south node in Capricorn while Mars and the north node are in Cancer.
The first eclipse occurred last week, on July 2nd, and was a solar eclipse new moon in Cancer. Since that time we have had Mercury station retrograde and we are gearing up for another eclipse next week on July 16th, a lunar eclipse in Capricorn. We are in the middle of a gateway and there is no turning back.
When I use the term “gateway” I mean from a metaphysical sense. We are no longer our past selves but we have not yet fully developed into our future selves, either. We are evolving. We are in transition. There is no going back to the old way of being. And that is a good thing.
As we move through this gateway toward the next chapter of our lives we have some choices to make. I recommend that the choices you are making right now involve creating more simplicity in your life by releasing any old baggage you might be carrying around with you. Baggage can come from broken hearts, childhood trauma, past lives, and so much more. It can come from the story we tell ourselves, our negative self talk, our core belief system. Where do you carry your baggage? Why do you still carry something so heavy that weighs you down? This is the time for release, with the full moon lunar eclipse conjunct Pluto in Capricorn.
When we take responsibility for ourselves and our own life, we gain freedom. I know it seems counter-intuitive, but believe me that when all your needs are met you gain the freedom to turn to other areas of interest. And so clearly understanding our responsibilities and simplifying our lives in such a way that it makes our lives easier and more enjoyable. We have over-complicated our lives and this summer is all about re-examining our priorities so that we can determine whether we are living the life we choose or whether we are just letting life happen to us. Make the choice. Be proactive. It’s your life, afterall.
So as we prepare to step through the gateway as we pass this next full moon lunar eclipse, remember that you still have free will, you still have a choice. You might need to tear some things down in order to rebuild better and stronger life on a more stable foundation but that’s okay! It’s better to go back and start fresh than to keep living precariously and feeling that sense of imminent doom. Release the past. Forgive yourself and others. And reach out and allow yourself to fully embrace the new and improved version of yourself. With great power comes great responsibility, and now we fully understand, finally, that we are truly responsible for our own lives.
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