Eclipses

The 2014 Eclipses

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Eclipses are dramatic wild cards and some of the most powerful tools that the universe uses to get us to pay attention to areas in our life that need to change. They uproot us, surprise is, and get us moving. They shake us up so that we can move from one level of maturity to another, to a higher plane, very rapidly. Eclipse wants us to change, and change we do!

Eclipses always arrive in pairs, and coincide with new moons and full moons, as solar and lunar respectively. They appear in a family of signs that are opposite  each other on the horoscope wheel and occur every 5 and ½ months for 18 to 24 months, and at that point, your transformation  in that set of signs will be complete. Once a family of signs is finished, it will not be back for 7 or 8 years.

Currently, we are in the Scorpio /Taurus polarity, transitioning from Aries/ Libra

The years that hold eclipses in your sun sign or rising sign will be vital for you and will trigger major turning points.

Eclipses bring news of life’s BIG events…engagements, marriage, promotion or career breakthroughs, starting businesses……monumental events. Eclipses mark major turning points.

Solar Eclipses tend to create new beginnings, and Lunar eclipses are more emotional for they cause final endings.

Here are a few great tips for understanding and working with eclipses.

  1. Eclipses bring random events you do not expect, didn’t know about, and ones that are completely outside of your control, yet, the event will bring vast changes to your doorstep!
  2. Eclipses speed your sense of time, and change planned timetables.
  3. The job of an eclipse is to shine a glaring ray of truth to the part of your life that is being touched, and the truth will likely arrive in a startling way. Eclipses are brilliant illuminators, revealing a truth about a condition that you never in a million years knew existed. Once you are given the info, the news can act as a catalyst to a major decision or action you will take. Most often we are shocked or surprised by the info….but, in time, it allows you to move forward with understanding.
  4. An eclipse, especially a full moon lunar eclipse, will help you see the true character of someone close…brace yourself; you may not like what you see.
  5. Take any message you hear from an eclipse as nonnegotiable and firm, and then move on!
  6. Take notice of all news and signals you get near an eclipse seriously, even if news comes as subjective and ambiguous as gossip.
  7. It is vital you guard your health if an eclipse falls within five days of your birthday, or if it falls almost exactly opposite your birthday.
  8. Eclipses almost always bring up all kinds of unexpected changes of direction if your sun, moon or a personal planet is touched.
  9. Occasionally, an important person will be eclipsed out of your life.
  10. Try not to issue ultimatums or take big actions under an eclipse….bide your time and act in a few weeks when there will be less static in the air.
  11. If an eclipse falls on your birthday, or within five days of your birthday, the year that follows will be a critical one for you.
  12. Eclipses that are in the same element (fire, air, water, or earth) as your birth sign are generally friendly and helpful.
  13. At eclipse time, keep your schedule light and elastic.. No matter what is on your agenda at the time, something else will come in to demand immediate attention.
  14. Leos tend to feel new moon solar eclipses strongly, as the sun rules Leo, and Cancers tend to feel lunar eclipse strongly as the moon rules Cancer.
  15. Once a family of signs is finished, it will not be back for 7 or 8 years.
  16. Gold star point…eclipses repeat in nearly exact degrees and signs every 19 years.
  17. Don’t be too quick to pronounce an eclipse good or bad. All eclipses have a second act.
  18. Eclipses help you do things you never thought you could do…Remember they are your friends!

 

2014 Eclipse Dates

April 15th Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 25 degrees Libra

April 28th New Moon Solar Eclipse  9 degrees Taurus

October 8th Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 15 degrees Aries

October 23rd New Moon Solar Eclipse 0 Scorpio

Stay Inspired…Connected….Empowered!

Shelley

The Chinese New Year Wood Horse January 31st

The Chinese New Year…The Wood Horse…officially begins on January 31! blackhorseblackhorse

Just take a minute and think about the Magnificence of the Horse…..

Chinese New Year is a spring festival that begins on the second new Moon after the Winter Solstice, with the Sun and Moon in Aquarius.

In Chinese astrology, Horse year is considered a fortunate year that brings luck and good things. Magical Horse has supernatural powers, is heroic, strong, and can even fly! A white celestial cloud Horse is sacred to the Chinese Goddess Kwan Yin. Her white Horse flies through the heavens, bringing peace and blessings. Horse is a hero in China because important battles were won due to the power and strength of the Horse.

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Wood Horse 2014 will be a wild ride as the world changes, and changes fast!

The energy for the upcoming Year of the Horse is about letting go – breaking loose of emotional entanglements and ties to projects that are taking us in the wrong direction..(sound familiar…astrology grand cross)
The horse is open, intuitive, bright, strong and cheerful when it’s in balance. Those who can harness their own skills and natural instincts in service to their heart’s desire will benefit immensely. But, if the horse gets out of balance, it can balk, get spooked and gallop off in the wrong direction at a dangerous pace.
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At the other extreme, it can behave like a donkey or work horse – stubborn, wearing blinders, procrastinating on important decisions – it can even get rude and kick you in the pants!

So the transition from the Year of the Snake to the Year of the Horse could be rough and full of surprises. Think of how a horse reacts to a snake – the two aren’t exactly the best of friends. Plus, if you thought last year went fast, think what the horse energy will do with our sense of time and space! 2 blackhorse

“The inhibitions of the past that have held you back can be eradicated if you are cheerful and direct in your approach to this Year of the Horse.

A few tips and points to consider…much like the astrology grand cross energy.

  • Sadness can be a great obstacle especially if you are prone to stubbornness: look for the issues or projects you feel you have to be right about and this is where you are stuck.
  • The complications and confusions of the past year will mercifully lift: if you know how to ride the horse and tame those emotions.
  • When you find yourself caught in competitive or argumentative situations, look for the entanglement and untie yourself from it.
  • This is a good year to tap into your own ways of doing things: unplug from the illusions and delusions that trap your natural abilities.
  • Old decisions based on a lack of self-worth will have far reaching consequences: use self-knowledge to transform the pattern into a glorious breakthrough that will lead to higher planes of happiness and fulfillment.
  • Travel is generally enhanced; however, lack of direction or reckless rushing around may very well lead to unhappy accidents: learn to hone your inner guidance and follow it.

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When moving out from the Year of the Snake and forward into the Year of the Wooden Horse, combine caution with quick-footedness. Your opportunities for fun and prosperity will abound!” Reanni Lightwater

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And we are off…….at a gallop!

Please and Blessings

Shelley

 

 

 

2014 Grand Cross – The Big Picture

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Elements of the 2014 Grand Cross

Starting on New Year’s Day, and building toward a peak in April, there are 4 planets in interlocking squares and oppositions, all competing with and stimulating one another. Because these slower moving outer planets are involved, this configuration reflects long standing problems that are very difficult to resolve. This is a powerful and trans formative time for all of us. No one will be left out. The best way to understand the impact of the powerful alignment is to breakdown each part of the Grand Cross.

Uranus in Aries squaring Pluto in Capricorn:

This aspect has been working its magic or challenge on all of us since 2012. We are half way thru this 3 year transit, and this year we will be entering the heart of this evolutionary aspect! The additional tension created by this Grand Cross with the introduction of Mars in Libra will activate and challenge this transformative configuration at very deep levels! (Note: Look back at what started for you in June of 2012, and I am sure you will see a pattern or thread connecting events and or situations in your life that are in the process of change.)

 What to look for and notice:

*Evolutionary breakthroughs, reform or revolution

*Freedom vs. control

* Powerful technologies

*Extreme situations or sudden changes in power

In our personal charts… letting go of the old stories, situations, jobs, relationships, and moving forward with new, innovative solutions in place of dead and dying situations!

(Note: Feel the fear and take the plunge!)

Exact square dates:

November 1 2013, April 21 2014, December 14 2014

Jupiter in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn:

Jupiter has been moving thru Cancer since late June 2013, and will continue to expand and bless issues of home, family, love and nurturing. So, when this benevolent expansive planet is in direct opposition to Pluto, (power, transformation, breaking it down to rebuild it) what is being asked here is to pull the best of these two forces to create a win win. Work vs. home and family issues, big cooperation’s vs small grass roots movements that protect and nurture and are the voice of the people ( gun control, safety in school) ect. A great rule of thumb for these two giants is simply……… Do the right thing…It is about Heart, not profit

 What to Look for and notice:

*Secret use of power

* A drive for major achievements

*Important legal decision

*Good strategic perspective

*Deep polarization

*Operating outside the law

 The exact opposition is January 31 2014, and April 20 2014.

Mars in Libra Squaring Pluto in Capricorn:

Mars enters Libra on December 8th, and will remain in this sign thru July 27! This is an extra LONG time for Mars to be spending in one sign (close to 8 months instead of it normal 6 weeks)

Mars acts as a trigger wherever it transits by signs and house, so, it will be stirring up Libra issues, including all relationships, justice, peace, balance, harmony, beauty, art and creativity.

My biggest hope and prayer, is that world peace will take a huge step forward in the next 8 months!

 What to Look For and Notice:

*Instinctual action

*Physical endurance

*Ambition

*Courage

 Exact squares are on December 30 2013, April 23, 2014; June 14, 2014

Jupiter in Cancer squares Uranus in Aries:

These two planets will be asking us to be inventive yet stay true to our hearts, homes, and family

What to look for and notice:

*Invention from necessity

*Unrestrained freedom

*Innovation

*Law vs. lawlessness

 Exact Square is Feb 26, 2014 April 20 2014

Mars in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries:

This is a very volatile transit, no way around it.  Anger, frustration, sudden disruptive events will occur. If you are not the agent of creative change in your life, this transit will bring change in the form of disruptive circumstances.  On a brighter note, these disruptions and changes will liberate you in some way……always good…but unexpected!

What to look for and Notice:

*Rebellious action

*Throwing fuel on the fire,

*Accidents

*Independent action

Exact dates of the Square are December 25th 2013, April23 2014, and June 25th 2014

Mars in Libra square Jupiter in Cancer:

What to look for and notice:

*Action forcing growth, or growth forcing action

*Physical strength

*Risk taking

 Exact dates of the square are January 8th 2014, April 22, 2014, June25 2014

As you can see…the configuration will stay in effect thru April, with the most intense energy being in April 20-24, (that is when the grand cross is exact by degree).  So, whatever your challenges or situations are the first week of January, you will be working to transform them thru April.  This grand cross energy will help move forward to align, nurture, innovate, and release!

A note here…the more planets you have in Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn, (especially between 11* degrees and 13 * degrees of those signs), the more effected you will be by this Grand Cross.  I call you the Leaders of this Revolutionary time, as you will be in the center of it all!

Here are a few examples of what Positive expressions may look like….

*Breakthroughs with personal or collective stuck patterns of behavior

*Wise risk-taking in areas previously controlled by ones fear

*Proactively challenging “opponents” for the sake of justice or positive change

*Willingness to try new things and make mistakes

*And the ability to be decisive when faced with the unfamiliar obstacles or when overwhelmed.

 And, a few examples of what negative expressions may look like…..

*Unhelpful reactions to challenges, due to fear of change or loss:

*Physical or legal aggression

* Turning away from new opportunities because you want to control:

*Overwhelmed people or institutions.

*Impulsive/reckless behavior or spending.

*Projection of shadow onto others (collectively, going to war)

*Escapism thru addictive or obsessive behavior.

 

In addition to the Grand Cross, we have Saturn in Scorpio (water element) continuing to reveal and bring to the surface that which is hidden.  Scorpio will be moving from 16* degrees to 24 * degrees during the first half of the year. Remember, Saturn’s influence is to delay, withhold, restrict, and test the viability of whatever it contacts!

Neptune is in Pisces also a water sign, inspiring us to vision, dream, connect spiritually, protect our water ways and systems, create and invent artistic ways to live, and she promotes compassion and heart!

It moves only a few degrees, so those with early degrees of Pisces (3 to 5 degrees) will continue to be under her spell!

These 2 planets, along with Jupiter in Cancer, are forming a water sub-signature  in the back ground of the Cardinal cross. Their mission is to provide protection and nurturing, working to sooth and relax us in the mists of the stormy cosmic weather! Please plan daily meditation, relaxation, and down time to access the inner YOU for guidance, direction, and insight!

And, this is what I know for sure:

When one door closes, another opens, and Spirit never gives us more than we can handle!