Here is what to watch for:
* After the turning point of the new Moon we are now heading into eclipse season. As the Moon waxes we may notice that energy and action is mounting both powerfully and rapidly. Because the culmination of this cycle’s waxing half is a lunar eclipse, the actions and processes taking place right now are going to have long and enduring effects that carry forward into the rest of 2017, being revisited again very intensely in the late summer’s next series of eclipses, which will also coincide with another Jupiter/Uranus opposition. It’s also important to note that the end of this month’s lunar cycle coincides with our very next Jupiter/Uranus opposition and will also feature a solar eclipse to start the next cycle.
* The simplest way to think about all of the above is in terms of different major tensions seeking synthesis or separation, both personally and collectively. Because both eclipses are taking place within the close proximity of the Jupiter/Uranus opposition, and because Mars will be triggering these planets in the midst of this moon cycle and the next, both of these lunar cycles will be defined by mars-like actions, decisions, standoffs, and oppositions, as well as the Jupiter/Uranus themes of revolution, liberation, populism, invention, shocking and unpredictable breakthroughs or irreverent or eccentric actions or challenges to virtues we hold on high. As cliched as they may sound, phrases like “breakdown to breakthrough,” or “polarization leading to synthesis,” or “polarization leading to splitting apart,” are appropriate for the month ahead. The current transits are some of the most powerful the USA’s birth chart has seen, and so it’s also very obvious to suggest that the most visible collective evidence of these transits will be seen in the unfolding political drama here in the USA.
* Personally these transits may be part of a moon cycle or two filled with dynamic, fast paced decisions, changes, tensions, and breakthroughs. Lunar eclipses often introduce circumstances that are deeply at odds with our intentions and yet somehow necessary for us to explore and work through. Synthesis is possible but not always desirable or healthy. Lunar eclipses can also bring something to its natural completion or expiration date, like a door closing. Solar eclipses on the other hand open new doors by introducing new circumstances, again often beyond our control. Sometimes these circumstances align with our intentions and desires and other times they thwart or prohibit our desires. Either way, there is a sense of starting fresh or beginning again given the introduction of new events, information, or circumstances.
* Eclipse season is often ecstatic. We don’t even recognize the degree to which the decisions, words, choices, and actions we’re taking will effect us and those around us for quite some time to come. It’s therefore an especially important time of year to be strong, bold, and forward thinking, but also yielding, patient, reflective, and cautious.
Prayer: Prepare our hearts, minds, and souls for the eclipsings to come.