The airports are busy, the freeways are jammed with vehicles, and people are rushing to and fro. Folks are buying, selling and getting the best “eclipse watching gear.” Other people are looking for the best place to watch the “marriage of the Sun and Moon” on August 21, 2017. But we all have an invitation to this wedding. Indeed, it's guaranteed to outshine any “celeb” bash, because it involves two of the biggest luminaries in the cosmic sky.
Yes, this is a cosmic “marriage” that is taking place. The Sun and Moon will be conjoined in the sign of Leo. In non-techie language, the Moon and Sun will be hugging each other. The Moon is in front of the Sun, this gives us the solar eclipse.
Since this is a New Moon, it means a new lunar cycle is also beginning for the month, August 21st- September 19th-20th. With the Moon being in front, the significance appears to be heart-centered communication and relating to others in a more profound way. This eclipse is taking center stage in many peoples' lives. Why?
So, what does this New Moon lunar cycle and solar eclipse “marriage” mean for each of us? First of all, it gives us something to wonder about, speculate upon, and promotes endless conversations about why we are so fascinated with this celestial event..
Second, how important is this particular lunar and eclipse cycle? With this lunar cycle, we’re definitely being asked by the Universe/cosmos to pay attention to major life shifts both collectively and in our own personal lifescapes. The sign of Leo, embodies expression of your heart’s desire, and places emphasis on being a shining light in your own life. Since this is a New Moon, the question is what is seeking a new beginning in your life ?
Perhaps this cosmic marriage of the "Sacred Feminine and Masculine", is a signal of some kind of evolutionary change, a paradigm shift in our collective psyche. This seems to be a time when a deep healing of the Sacred energies is needed more than ever before. The choice to go deeper into examining and experiencing these cosmic and soul inspired changes, is in our own hands. So,the essential question, " what is the significance of this cosmic event for you and me?"
It's also important to understand that astrology is an insight guidance system, that uses a language of symbols, images, and energetic patterning through planets, signs and/ or houses. Whether these planetary patterns are displayed as New or Full Moons or lunar or solar eclipses, none of these cosmic patterns or occurrence compel us to do or be anything.
Our astrology chart/ map is visual representation of our unique energetic frequency that is broadcasted, as we each move through this life experience. When lunar and solar eclipse cycles occur, along with the Moon's regular monthly schedule, there seems to be a heighten vortex of energy. In order to use this energy, it appears that we have to increase our body/mind, emotional, and spiritual sensitivity to tap into it.
Self inquiry and an inner quest process seems to be in alignment with the sign of Leo. By feeling our way into deeper self knowing, empowered self expression, and a willingness to stand in the light of one’s own unique spiritual power, can we then receive a unique signal of affirmation from the eclipse. In essence, only through being in our hearts, can we understand and benefit from the unique message of the New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Leo, that's being sent to each of us.
On another astrological note, I would like to offer some tips on how this New Moon and solar eclipse may affect your own life. We’ll take a look at the 12 houses, and where your New Moon and Solar Eclipse will be positioned. This lunar cycle with the eclipse is like getting a triple dose of cosmos fuel for the next 6-8 months. You’ll need your astrology chart to find your exact location.
Astrologically the houses described the way we move through life, by way of circumstances, situations, events, and people. From an archetypal standpoint, these are like the chapters of our life stories. Part Two: The Houses.