Eclipses indicate a point of change. They represent beginnings (solar) and endings (lunar). These two will appear soon:
- November 25th - Solar Eclipse in Saggitarius
- December 10th – Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Gemini
Eclipses offer an opportunity to embrace – or scream, kick, and resist – change. The events and changes that occur around an eclipse typically feel sudden, dramatic, out of your control, and irreversible. Anything you think will never change, may indeed change.
But not for everyone.
Not everyone feels the effect of every eclipse. But you will be touched by specific ones at different times of your life. It all depends on the configuration of your astrology chart and the part of the chart influenced by a particular eclipse.
By reading your monthly forecast at Astrology Zone – or another astrology site – you can find out how the coming eclipses may effect you. Susan Miller reassures me that this is a friendly solar eclipse on Nov 25th, at least for my sign. Do you hear my sigh of relief?
The energy of an eclipse and its effects can be felt one month before or after the eclipse, during a hot spot 3 months later, and/or 6 months later when there may be a concluding element. Depending on the length of its duration, a solar eclipse can effect your circumstances for up to 3 years; a lunar eclipse up to 6 months.
Expect the Unexpected
I have to laugh now when I look back at my concerns during the eclipses that occurred in June and July 2011. The minute changes that took place in my life at the beginning of June – and immediately reversed themselves a few weeks later – were nothing compared to the dramatic ones that happened 3 months later – probably at the time of the hot spot. So don’t assume you are scot-free until 6 months after an eclipse occurs.
Not to imply that an eclipse or the change it highlights is bad. It may be precisely what we need, but weren’t expecting or wanting.
But the choice is not necessarily yours. They changes tend to come from the outside.
The circumstances around an eclipse can spark a feeling of crisis due to the sudden, unexpected change that can occur. This can be unnerving to say the least.
To help you – and me – work with this type of surprising change, I wrote Navigating Change with Confidence and Ease. This article is perfect if you feel like the rug is suddenly pulled out from under your feet. It offers a perspective and 5 pieces of advice for working gracefully with change. It helped me to re-read it today.
I find myself teeter-tottering back and forth between fear and excitement. A fresh beginning! Now that could be good. Let’s see what unfolds.
Did the energy of this summer’s eclipses touch your life? Do you have any suggestions to share about working with sudden change?
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Imprecision in communication can bring so many headaches, hassles, and heartaches. Here’s a question for reflection:
How precise am I in my communication?
Pay attention today – and why not this whole week – to see if imprecise communication trips you up. Let us know what you learn!