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Eclipse by zirconicusso; freedigitalphotos.netEclipses grab our attention. But why? People talk about them for a short time, some watch them, then they pass, right? No big deal. Or are they? Let’s take a look.

In astrology and numerology, we look at both the tangible and the intangible. Eclipses of the Sun or Moon are visible to the human eye (tangible) and vary energy flow (often intangible). The impacts generally are felt the strongest in the regions where the eclipse can be seen and can show suddenly or ripple over time. Impacts can be felt for up to 3 ½ years, depending on the length of the eclipse itself.

The partial Solar Eclipse on September 12th or 13th (based on global location) highlighted Antarctica and parts of southern Africa. Yet no major news stories arose from that region following the eclipse. Why not? This eclipse came with an attached delay factor: a Mercury retrograde, already in shadow with its strongest point of impact (a.k.a. delays, confusion, missed messages, misunderstandings) only days later. The story of whatever may be shifting in this region may take awhile to hit the world. The region still bears watching, however.

But hold on. Just because most of us were not in the area of highest impact for this eclipse, its impact would still be felt. Depending on how it triggered your personal chart and numbers code, you may have experienced a personal “eclipse” or witnessed one in someone else. For example, our wedding anniversary that day was totally “eclipsed” by my husband’s involvement in a community project. One of those overdue, now-or-never things. (Yes, my chart is lit up like a downtown city street at midnight this month.)

How would I respond to that? A-ha…now it gets personal.

Which brings me to another point. This eclipse happened at 20° in the sign of Virgo, an Earth Sign that deals with our service to the world. The eclipse also aspected the Moon’s North Node, which deals with our present impacting our future. Twenty is the highest number of relationship, urging us to view our relationships in the highest way possible while realizing they are divinely supported.

Virgo’s energy brings practicality and groundedness, yet in its lower expression can easily slip into criticism. (Oh, but it’s so justified, right? Wink!) In our case, this focus on Earth energy became literal. The project involved planting the framework for a new swing set in a community park we’ve been developing over recent years.  So I was at choice; become critical and demand that our day take precedence or view the bigger picture and appreciate that this long-awaited part of the project was taking form for the betterment of the community at large.  I must say, being able to see and understand the energy behind it reeeaaallly helped me take the high road in this.

 

Virgo also brings a strong emphasis on health, so some experienced or witnessed an “eclipse” in some health issue. I heard of two surgeries occurring near this eclipse; each patient struggled with coming out from under the anesthesia. That’s one reason surgery is not recommended around these times by astrological consultants. Particularly in a solar eclipse, the life force (Sun) is “eclipsed,” meaning it is temporarily blocked. This diminishes physical strength for a time.

For others this was a time of revelation that spurred them to deeper consideration of something. One person I know got the full low-down of what a kidney transplant would involve, intensifying the decision she would have to make. Again, a health issue.

For the collective, it focused the spotlight globally on the Syrian refugees and their struggle for physical survival, stirring our sense of compassion and need for change. This being a 9 calendar month heightened the emotional response even more. As the highest number in the emotional triad (3-6-9), its truest expression is deep compassion.

Both of these examples show the impact of this eclipse being attached to Chiron through opposition. Oppositions bring us to points of choice. Chiron deals with childhood or past issues not yet resolved. The kidney transplant question for this person stemmed from diabetes that developed in childhood. The Syrian refugee crisis marked the festering of unbearable refugee camp situations largely ignored for years by the world and focused attention on suffering children. Both issues had been long in the making, yet the eclipse thrust them to the next level demanding attention and choice.

While partial solar eclipses are generally less powerful than total eclipses, this one was sandwiched between two Super Moons, Full Moons on steroids. That matters.   And like any good sandwich, all the good stuff will squeeze and drizzle out as we slowly devour and digest the story behind the stories in all of this.

Take the recent U.S. Federal Reserve decision not to raise interest rates. This occurred on September 17th. The 17 indicates this decision will have long-lasting impact and since it reduces to 8 (1+7+8), it triggered the strongest business and money number in numerology. Need I remind you that we are in an 8 Universal Year? Oh, I see jelly dripping from this one already and things could get a bit sticky to say the least.

As we move toward the total Lunar Eclipse on September 27/28, we may face more surprises and events, expected and unexpected, that shake our internal and external worlds.  (A Venus-Uranus aspect also is in play.) This eclipse is visible, at least to some degree, over the Americas, Europe, Africa and part of Asia. The highest areas of impact are the eastern U.S., Central America, all of South America, western Europe, and western Africa. Yup, this is a biggie in many ways.

While Solar Eclipses traditionally initiate new beginnings, Lunar Eclipses tend to bring endings and culminations.

This Lunar Eclipse takes place at 4°40ʼ in Aries (power, initiation, independence) and aspects the South Node (fear) of the Moon (emotionality), a mathematical point that deals with our past patterns and ways of being.  The Moon likewise has to do with the past, often triggering emotions around that. Plus this eclipse is just 4 days away from the Fall Equinox, and degrees away from the Nodal Axis. That’s a lot of 4 energy! If we use that energy wisely, it too will help to keep us grounded though the shifts that occur. The number 4 represents stability, structure, form, and labor. It’s the worker’s number. Yet in its lower expression it brings stubbornness, bullying, materialism, and reluctance to release things from the past.

This, by the way, is heralded to be the most powerful Super Moon of the year. Its close proximity to Earth increases the gravitational and electromagnetic pull on the Earth—and on us. You may see physical manifestation of this like insomnia or either rock bottom or super-charged energy around this time.   The latter is far more likely.

Before you determine to charge into some new project with this energy, see it for what it is: an energy for endings. And, I will add, much pondering. Multiple astrological aspects this month creates push-pull energy. We want to act but don’t really know what to do. We see the challenges but not the solutions. We get the ideas but can’t see how to land them in practical ways. So frustrating, right? I get it. Just realize that fighting the current energy only heightens the frustration.

So what can you do?   Here’s the best way to use all this mixed energy: RELEASE, PONDER, RESEARCH, finalize a PLAN. We are now in a time of development, of final preparation. Take your time, something not easy to do in this energy. Resist the urge to jump into the gooiest parts of life before you’re ready or the “stars align.”

Here’s another thing. The Lunar Eclipse also aspects the Galactic Center at 2° Libra, bringing an evolutionary feel to what’s transpiring. Evolution takes time, so lay your plans and intentions well for the greatest impact when the time is right.

See the number 2 appear again? Yes, relationships are front and center on all levels now, not only with this relationship number but the pure energy of Libra, a sign we enter in full force September 23/24.

It’s time to start talking—and listening—to each other in new ways. Reconnect where you may have inadvertently detached. You’re in a new place now, and so is everyone else. Hold hands with those who are willing and prepare to move through these next steps together as you live the power of building unity through, or in spite of, diversity. This builds the foundations (4) for strong relationships (2) that benefit us all. Thrive, don’t just survive, in this Eclipse Season. We’ll thank you for it.

Blessings!

Rayora Hartman   http://numbersatplay.com

 

(Photo credit: “Eclipse” by zirconicusso; freedigitalphotos.net)

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Do you know what a mantle is?  Yes, it’s an outdated term in this context, I admit.  Yet here it fits.  Wikipedia gives multiple definitions for mantle, everything from a bird part to a rock climbing maneuver.  Not to steal any thunder from our feathered friends or those diligent athletes, I chose the primary definition: “a cloak-like garment worn mainly by women as fashionable outerwear.”  Here’s why.

Outerwear provides a degree of protection from the weather, true?  The heavier or more insulating the outerwear, the greater the protection.  No news flash there.  Yet have you considered that joy can do the same thing on an emotional and spiritual level?  Stay with me now, and we’ll explore that a bit more.

We are in powerful times astrologically and numerically.  If you are reading this, you probably already know that on some level.  How we feel and respond to these strong energies can vary widely from person to person—and even within ourselves.  While November 1st brought the energy of a new month, it also activated the energy for culminations.  This was due to it being a 9 Universal Day (1+1+1+2+0+1+3=9).  Pluto and Uranus fueled this strong ending energy with another exact square.  Did you hear the brakes squealing again?  There’s serious friction at play when this happens.  Yet some may not feel it at all.  Really!

That brings us back to the Joy Factor.  (Why doesn’t someone create a TV show by that name, by the way?  Okay, I’m chasing rabbits again.)The truth is, just as wearing a leather jacket or an overcoat allows us to walk through a storm without feeling the wet and cold, joy does the same for our emotional and spiritual lives. In the Pythagorean Alphabet System, JOY is comprised of these numeric combinations: 10/1 (J), 15/6 (O), and 16/7 (Y).  The first, 10/1, is a powerful leadership number of instant manifestation (think “intent”), 15/6 is the number of the divine alchemist who changes the energy of any room, and 16/7 is a highly intellectual and spiritual number that brings sudden and unexpected happenings.  Adding 1+6+7 we find the combined resonance equals 14/5, the powerful number of change that reaches the outside world.

How does this relate?  Think about it. Unlike an external overcoat, joy comes from within our very being.  It is not projected from outside onto us, but emanates internally and ripples outwardly.  It stems from our innermost being so cannot be easily ripped off of us, exposing us to the “elements.”  What’s more, those who enter its field are either drawn or repelled by it.  It’s that powerful in creating change internally and externally.

But wait, I’m not done yet.  Look at JOY calculated in the ancient Chaldean Alphabet System. Here J=1, 0=7, and Y=1 for a total of 9.   Leadership (or teaching) energy and spiritual/intellectual insights blend to create the 9, the energy of culminations/endings, humanitarianism, and unconditional love.  Another layer appears.   Are you starting to see how living from joy can provide you with a powerful mantle for these tumultuous times?

As we go through this intense eclipse season and beyond, I truly invite you to stay in the energy of joy as much as humanly possible.  Pull your mantle more closely around you, dip your head into the cosmic winds, and forge ahead with your life.  Wear joy as your mantle and step confidently through the 11 gateway of this month and the initiating energy of the new moon solar eclipse November 3rd.  Bon voyage!

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(Photo credit: “Joy Word” by Stuart Miles; freedigitalphotos.net)