On Today’s Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius

An ending and a beginning.

This New Moon in 23 degrees of Sagittarius closes the eclipse window that opened on November 30th, and marks the start of a lunar cycle in which major era-shifting astrology will occur.

But we astrologers have talked about this kind of major astrology a lot, haven’t we? It’s like it starts to lose meaning to say “BIG CHANGES!” But… as you can see, they’re still happening.

In the coming lunar cycle, Saturn and Jupiter will enter Aquarius (December 16th and 19th, respectively) and will then hit an exact conjunction the day of the winter Solstice, December 21. We’ll see Mars finally leave its shadow period, Neptune come back into an exact square with the lunar nodes, and to close it out, the Sun and Moon will conjoin in 23 degrees of Capricorn — the degree of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction last January — on January 12.

At that time, one of the major alignments of 2021 will be well within orb — the Saturn-Uranus square. 

So what the heck does all of that mean? Well, we’re about to experience a shift in energy that will likely be quite palpable. What will that look like specifically? I only have my guesses. 

The potential for the new 200 year era we’re entering is incredible. But, my friends, we still have a lot of very hard work to do, and it is work that extends out from the current pandemic, and back into restructuring our communities so that they have more resilience. Resilience that not only helps us to handle the fall out of this pandemic, be it emotional, social or economic,  but that ensures we can make it through the consequences of climate change and the fall of capitalism. Keeping in mind that we are just now starting to see the effects of what was happening with the climate 30 years ago. 

Solar eclipses tend to cut something out. They are associated with endings. Most concretely, we will likely see this with the official presidential vote with the electoral college. The fact that the supreme court shot down an effort to get the vote counts thrown out is a good sign, but we still have a ways to go with increasing tension in the United States. 

This eclipse happens exactly conjunct the 45th president’s natal south node-Moon conjunction, and opposite his north node-Sun conjunction. A president born during an eclipse who has been very sensitive to eclipse energies, starting most obviously with the “Great American Eclipse” in August of 2017 when he got all trigger happy with North Korea. 

Would it be fantastic if the concrete manifestation of this energy was for 45 to be eclipsed? I mean, yeah. Out of the news, out of the limelight, out of the oval office. That is one potential here. 

But I digress.

As I’ve said many times, eclipses aren’t a time to work magic unless you really know what you’re doing and don’t mind a little chaos being added to your life. The energy is too intense, and they’re already geared towards change-making – no effort required.

What you CAN do, however, is ground, center and tap into your larger vision for your life and the future. Again. I dare say many of us stopped doing that at some point this year. But it’s time to remember. And it is time to make any necessary revisions to our vision based on what we have learned this year.

I’m not so much talking about remembering your plans for the future, although maybe that’s what resonates for you. I’m more talking about tapping into your memories of truth. Intuition. Natural law. What it’s like to live in harmony with the land, the cycles of the earth, and the universe, and each other. 

I’m talking about basking in golden light. Imagine yourself full of it. Feel the warmth. Lean into how it makes you feel. Affirm your connection with source energy and with yourself. 

Reconnect with magic in whatever way makes sense to you. 

What is true for you now?

What have your dreams been telling you?

What have you noticed about the institutions and systems you most rely on? What needs to be changed?

What is your relationship to faith? To magic? To the mystery?

What does freedom mean to you? What does it look like?

The 21st will be a potent gateway, and I’d suggest leaving your intention setting and magic making for then. Again, we still have so much farther to go, but I’m cautiously optimistic that forward movement is going to begin to feel more palpable. 

To be continued…

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