Lunar Eclipse and The Sandman
Today we had a Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn (24 degrees), with Pluto almost right alongside it (22 degrees) adding to the emotional intensity. Lunar Eclipses reveal things. They bring hidden influences to the surface – emotions, insights, secrets. They are associated with endings and letting go – of habits, patterns, wounds, dreams or even people. A Lunar Eclipse can feel like a Full Moon x 100 so if you’re a sensitive person you might be feeling particularly on edge this week – some people feel it a couple days prior, others in the couple of days following.
As always, deep, slow breaths help to calm and soothe.
Being in nature, being in water, doing things that feel nurturing.
If you’re feeling more anxious than usual, reduce anything that may be
over-stimulating your nervous system: crowds, too much screen time/social media time, certain types of sugar, excess coffee.
You know your body. There is no one size fits all,
and what worked for you yesterday may not gel with you today.
Pay attention to what your body needs each unique day.
Pluto is the cosmic scuba-diver, so the Lunar Eclipse is in good company here as together they urge you to dive deep into your soul, dredge old muck out, cleanse the waters, retrieve buried treasure and return to the surface lighter, clearer, richer (spiritually/emotionally).
This Plutonic Eclipse, more than your usual eclipse, can leave you feeling somewhat like you’re undergoing a death/rebirth process in one or more areas of your life. This process is like the Tower card in the Tarot, where we have the collapse of the old, followed by the phoenix rising from the ashes, transformed by what has occurred. It is like an egg cracking, so that the chick can emerge. First there is what looks like a break, or breakdown of something, but from there we can then have the breakthrough, and then new life, new chapters, new beginnings can form.
This is happening to us on a personal level. It’s happening to us on a social, collective, global level. We are going to see huge breakthroughs occur as the Epstein case unfolds. The Earth is also going through a greater than normal shifting process this month with around double the usual amount of 6.0 or higher earthquakes. (Source: USGS for figures and explained very well by Dutchsinse).
This week we also have Saturn in Capricorn (16 degrees), in opposition to Venus in Cancer. This can be a bit of a “where the rubber meets the road” week where Venus is saying “This is what I want, need and deserve”, while father Saturn is asking the tough love questions: “How are you going to get that? What are you going to do to get there? Is this person/this direction right for you? Is it good for you?”
Old issues around self-worth can come up, and you might have to really summon up your inner power to release old voices of authority that are still holding you back.