Aquarius New Moon Eclipse: Come In From the Cold

This morning the tropical rain comes down in deluges, pattering against the roof, made all the more loud for the fact that our house has jalousie windows- glass slats that never truly close, creating newfound intimacy with the outdoors. I look out from the high porch, watch the raindrops dance on the delicate white plumeria and purple orchids. My heart pitter patters, too. I am peace, all is well. [Read more…]

Leo Full Moon Eclipse: The HI Life

It’s a rockstar morning in Hawaii. The Oahu sun is shining too brightly as I peel back my eye mask and feel the weight of fatigue. I feel like I went on a bender last night, when in reality I ate a healthy meal, worked out and went to bed. I recollect that we were here in Hawaii during the Leo Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at this time last year (then, having no idea that we’d move here), and today, here we are, new residents of this beautiful island. This change, that felt it was taking place so awfully slow over the past year, now feels like it happened quickly. [Read more…]

Stop Using Astrology to Scare Yourself Silly

We’re in the eclipse zone, that concentrated period of time surrounding two eclipses, and a time when some people who know just enough astrology to be dangerous, grow really afraid.  As you read the myriad web resources available about this very special time, or any astrological event, pattern or aspect, let’s remember several things: [Read more…]

Two Leo New Moons (one’s an eclipse!): Say Yes to You

On the way back home from our camping trip in King’s Canyon this June, we visited a Big Cat Reserve. As we toured the facility and were educated, the lions, panthers and leopards, lazily lounged in the hundred degree heat. Despite the wire cages separating us from them, it was clear who was in command: the Cats. Confident, alert, relaxed -they were the main show, watching us watching them. [Read more…]

Eclipses: Moving Beyond the Four Walls of the Known

total-solar-eclipse_0808I am not going to give you a destination. I can only give you a direction – awake, throbbing with life, unknown, always surprising, unpredictable. -Bagwan Shree Rajneesh

Eclipses make waves. Some are big waves like the sea at high tide; others are more like small ripples. In breaking waves, eclipse season can deliver difficult news, like the announcement of death or illness, or wondrous, a birth or true love.  Others are quieter, but carrying no less impact, for if our life resembles a placid lake, emotional ripples can jar something loose within, deeply inside. [Read more…]

Eclipses By House & Sign

Solar_eclipse_1999

Eclipses carry the signature of change. They shake us up, turn us around and ask us to adapt to changing conditions. The house an eclipse falls in show us the areas of life we will be asked to grow beyond what we’ve previously known. That room (or astrological house) has become too small, cramped, tight. You’re ready to experience a rapid infusion of new awareness here.

Eclipses fall in pairs into two rooms, or houses, of our birth chart. The flickering lights of the Sun and Moon act like light bulbs, and as they turn on and off they can bring issues that have quietly existed in the shadows up until now out into the light of day. Via periods of intensity or crisis (during the 4-6 weeks surrounding an eclipse pair) our attention is mobilized in these areas of life. Yet just because eclipse season is over doesn’t mean we stop growing; the Moon’s nodes are transiting through this house over a longer 18-24 month period. You’ll integrate the eclipse information during the six months between eclipse pairs- until the next set begins, adding another layer to your eclipse story.

Where does this eclipse set occur? Identify the house in which an eclipse falls by locating the eclipse degree and placing it within your chart.  For more eclipse pointers click here. [Read more…]