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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)

Planet in Space by Phiseksit; freedigitalphotos.netFeeling a bit confused, at loose ends, uncertain about your next step? You have a lot of company.  This is indicative of the time between eclipses.  And that, my friend is where we are right now.

The lunar eclipse October 8th was surrounded and compounded by multiple astrological aspects.  Powerful stuff!  Some people felt it physically, others emotionally, and some were moved to close old doors (or at least took steps to do so) not knowing where or when the next door would appear.

Now you find yourself at a midpoint of this period. This can be a time of real or imagined uncertainty.  It’s a time to step back and reassess, not just mentally but on all levels.  What just happened?  How has your reality changed?  What has your attention now?  Who and what holds the most value in your current world?

If you don’t have specific answers to these, it’s okay. Guard against getting into a mental loop of “whys” and “what ifs.” Yet spending time with these kinds of questions that can lead you out of the fog.  More clarity likely will come between now and the time of the partial solar eclipse October 23rd.   Remember, right timing is a major component of success for most of us.  So be patient and stay with what is.

With Mercury retrograde until October 25th and Venus’ power diminished or altered as she hugs the Sun, this is not a great time to set things in concrete.  Look at it as a time for formulation and planning, realizing that some tweaking may be needed later on.  (I’m not a big fan of redos myself—too much “do-do” to wade through in the process, if you get my meaning.  And I’m not that good with a chisel either.)

The way I see it, three areas of life are highlighted this month: relationships, money issues, and repeating patterns.  Relationships, a theme all this year, are up for review again with Mercury backtracking into Libra as of October 10th.  How is your communication with those you are closest to?  Testy or open?  Cloaked or honest?  Passive aggressive or assertive?   With Venus in this position some of our buffers are off, so guard against harshness masquerading as assertiveness.

Have you had a few money surprises since we moved into Libra September 23rd?  Remember, we are now in an 8 Universal Month and 8 is the most powerful and eventful of the money numbers, and Venus/Libra rule money astrologically.  Therefore money can become a great teacher at times like this.  The key is to take your eyes off the dollar signs and look at what this really triggers in you.  Is it fear of lack, a need for control, or maybe a desire for freedom?   Getting to the root of whatever that issue is marks the beginning of a turnaround.

The number 8 also stands for infinity and the highest level of manifestation.  The problem is, if you unwittingly live in repeating patterns that keep showing up in slightly different guises, they are what manifest into infinity.  Once you see the pattern, however, it is then in your capability to change it.  The subconscious becomes conscious.  This can appear in any area of your life, but with Libra and Scorpio highlighted this month, watch for it to play out right now in whatever house(s) these signs appear in your astrology chart.  Collectively this affects the 7th and 8th Houses, dealing with marriage/close partnerships and our deepest fears and soul issues.  We’ll all experience this energy to some degree, no matter where your personal chart might highlight it for you.

Yes, the solar eclipse on the 23rd promises to be memorable with effects that will last at least 6 months.  Eclipses do that anyway, and this one combines with a New Moon and a Venus-Sun conjunction. (Of course the Moon always joins the Sun at the time of a New Moon.)  It’s a time of aspect upon aspect upon aspect, each adding a different dynamic to the equation.  New Moons invite (and sometimes push) new beginnings that can feel quite emotional.   Venus blends her energy completely with the Sun as the two move into Scorpio. Shifting from Libra to Scorpio automatically changes the energy we all feel from outer to inner, from the seen to the unseen.  At the same time, the Sun and Venus will propel us to shine a light on things previously hidden or buried.

And so our evolutionary process marches on. Planetary and numeric energies spur us all in different way to get on with it.  No more excuses, no more hiding, no more denying your own personal truth.  Let the unconscious become conscious.  See it in all honesty and feel into what that means for you moving forward from here.  Balance (Libra) remains key as we maneuver this lapse between the eclipses.  And don’t forget that the greatest power of all is love.

Blessings!

Rayora Hartman   http://numbersatplay.com

 

(Photo credit: “Planet in Space” by Phiseksit; freedigitalphotos.net)