Omen of Great Change
There is always a touch of magic and a feeling of destiny at the time of an Eclipse.
Our ancestors paid especial attention to Eclipses as they recognized the connection that an Eclipse had with Great Changes that were about to occur in their lives, for better or worse.
Mood & Emotional Needs
Have you ever noticed how your moods and emotions seem to change suddenly from one day to the next, or even within the same day? That's because the moon’s electromagnetic pull on the earth’s poles can cause your mood and emotions to fluctuate (just like the ocean tides) as the moon moves through its 28-day cycle around the zodiac from new moon to full and back to new.
The moon also represents your emotional needs. For most of us when our emotional needs are met all is right with our world. However, for some of us if we feel starved emotionally (meaning our emotional needs aren't being met) we can experience mood swings.
Essential oils can help stabilize your mood and emotions during any periods of fluctuation. Generally earthy scents have the most harmonizing and stabilizing effects on your emotions, i.e. Galbanum, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang III.
The moon is ruled by the zodiac sign Cancer. We all have Cancer somewhere in our natal chart. It’s the natural ruler of your 4th house and concerns the area of your life related to home, family, security, and childhood roots.
Your emotions can feel raw and intensely sensitive and over reactive at a Lunar or Solar Eclipse.
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse
At a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and the Earth casts a shadow upon the face of the Moon.
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse
A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is like a Full Moon on steroids. It packs a powerful often emotionally charged and energetic punch. Usually at a Lunar Eclipse some significant change or parting of ways occurs when there is a celebration, completion or end to a way of life. Its over, the door slams shut!
This strong sense of closure and finality is felt most intensely if the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse forms an aspect (Conjunction, Trine, Sextile, Opposition or Inconjunct, etc) with one or more of your personal planets or points (ASC, MC or Lunar Nodes, etc).
If you have been holding-on and holding-on to a way of life or particular way of being in the world you now have an opportunity to choose to change, or change may be forced upon you.
New Moon Solar Eclipse
At a New Moon Solar Eclipse the Moon crosses between the Earth and the Sun and the Moon casts a Shadow on the Sun.
New Moon Solar Eclipse
The energy constellating during the time of a New Moon Solar Eclipse works in concert with the Lunar Eclipse and other planetary influences to create dynamic and pervasive change for you and our world.
Effectively at a Solar Eclipse you are given an opportunity to start something dynamically new in the area of your life where the New Moon Solar Eclipse is happening.
Eclipses have the effect of ushering in a complete paradigm shift in consciousness when your material reality can suddenly change. Incredibly new and exciting opportunities can open up for you.
Sometimes this can feel like a deep cut to your psyche as something must give way to make room for the new to take root and grow. It is exciting, but can feel a little overwhelming emotionally as the emotional water element of the Moon (ruled by Cancer) is especially activated during the Eclipse Season.
As with the Lunar Eclipse a New Moon Solar Eclipse is felt most intensely if it forms an aspect (Conjunction, Trine, Sextile, Opposition or Inconjunct, etc) with one or more of your personal planets or points (ASC, MC or Lunar Nodes, etc).
2018 Eclipse Dates
In 2018 we have 2 Full Moon Lunar Eclipses, and one of those is a Supermoon, and 3 New Moon Solar Eclipses.
- January 31, 2018 Supermoon Lunar Eclipse at 11º 37’ Leo, exactly at 5:27am PT
- February 15, 2018 New Moon Solar Eclipse at 27º 08’ Aquarius, exactly at 1:05pm PT
- July 12, 2018 New Moon Solar Eclipse at 20º 41’ Cancer, exactly at 7:48pm PT
- July 27th, 2018 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 4º 45’ Aquarius, exactly at 1:20pm PT
- August 11th, 2018 New Moon Solar Eclipse at 18º 42’ Leo, exactly at 2:58am PT
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