PICK OF THE DAY: Here’s what I think is a great article about tomorrow’s lunar eclipse and some of the other astrological forces at play right now. It’s by Elizabeth Jones at Astrology of Light (also see yesterday’s post and previous posts in the blog “Astrology” section for more on the eclipse and “Cardinal T”)…
Lunar Eclipse~Divine Wake-Up Call [Part II*]
The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse on June 26th at 4:31 am PDT, is getting a lot of attention, mostly because it is directly connected to the strong emphasis on Cardinal signs this summer. It is, indeed, a powerful celestial event which has actually been impacting us for several weeks now, and will continue to do so until fall, and perhaps beyond.
Eclipses are catalysts for profound change, triggering events that bring awakenings and new realizations to those areas ruled by the signs the eclipse is taking place in, in this case, Cancer and Capricorn.
Cancer rules our home, families, legacies and traditions, and also our ability and capacity to nurture and be nurtured. It is a sensitive, emotional sign, often evoking nostalgic memories of the past. From an esoteric viewpoint, it also rules the ancient memories of our true origins and our purpose for being here on Earth. These memories are deeply embedded within our own being, and also the Earth herself, as she is an integral part of our journey as she embraces us while we find our way home.
Capricorn rules all forms of established authority, such as governmental agencies, doctrines and law, bosses and management, and fathers and father figures. It is through these external modalities that we each learn about authority, about the “right”, or accepted, ways of doing things. These rules and standards have a large influence on what becomes our own criteria for what I will call The Guidelines For Our Life. Through this rather complex dynamic, we establish our own inner authority. And this is what I want to address in this article.
When we look at the external world and the events taking place in it, it is easy to feel sad, frustrated and even unsafe in our environment. Our home, the Earth, is being damaged and in some ways even ruined and destroyed. Yet we have so little power over the decisions made by the “establishment”, yet they impact us in so many ways, the Gulf oil situation certainly being one. But there are many others, such as the deterioration of our food sources and water supplies, of toxins being poured into our rivers and oceans, wars we never consented to, of the unjust treatment of animals and even children.
All these are directly ruled by the sign of Cancer~being what we are meant to be nurtured by and then in turn are supposed to be nurturing. A good balance between these two signs would be structures and laws that establish sustainable, natural foundations so that we all can thrive and live, and evolve and grow.
There are many ways to look at the various, possible influences of the celestial events taking place now, one being the eclipse on Saturday. But as I have thought about how I want to tackle the complexities of them, two things keep presenting themselves as being of particular significance.
One is that the Moon, which is the ruler of Cancer, is in the opposite sign of Capricorn during the eclipse. This is not considered a very positive placement for the Moon, as it can be cold and distant. Your feelings (Cancer) may seem to be unheard, especially by some form of established authority (Capricorn). This voice is like an echo that when spoken is remote and out of range of being heard by anyone who can do anything about your very real concerns. I sometimes wonder: Is anyone really listening to the deep fears and concerns many are feeling now?
Our Inner Authority
As I said, the sign of Capricorn rules not only the various forms of outer authority, but also our own inner authority. So while it does rule the laws and “rules” that dictate to us much of how we are to live, it also rules those things that we have come to name as our inner authority, which essentially determine how we go about our own life and the things that are within our direct control.
It has occurred to me that when we see how careless and even reckless those who have the power to “run the world” are, does that become at some difficult-to-detect level what we use as our own criteria for living? A “whatever”, I-will-think-about-it-tomorrow, “let someone else do it” kind of attitude?
What I am really addressing here is this: Is the carelessness in our governmental agencies and other systems of authority a reflection of our own inner authority, or lack thereof? Have we given away our power because we don’t want to take care of certain things ourselves, and would rather turn our heads, letting someone else do it for us? Taking personal responsibility is a big task, indeed. Yet, it is an integral aspect of awakening and evolving spiritually.
But now, everything has gotten so out of whack, so out of balance, that the unseen forces that uphold the natural balance of Life (and they do certainly exist) are now acting in ways that reflect the deep imbalance in our very existence. We have clearly gotten out of sync with Life. And that is what I think is being reflected in the astrological events taking place the summer through 2012, and beyond actually, and this Lunar Eclipse, is the trigger. This is, indeed, a powerful turning point for each of us, and for humanity as well.
And so it comes down to this: these events are only a reflection of what is out of balance in our world. And this is largely because we have given away our authority, and so now, no surprise, we feel powerless to change things. As I said in my Uranus in Aries article, the greatest thing we can do for our planet is to wake up ourselves. And as we do, our true purpose as caretakers of the Earth and of the life force within each one of us will be revealed.
Astrology: The Cosmic Mirror
A fundamental precept of astrology is this: As above, so below. It is a mirror being held before us to see as the heavens sees us. But it is more than just a reflection, as it also holds important keys to turning all this around so that we begin to live in greater alignment with higher truth and Universal Law.
Here is another way of saying this: with every celestial event, there is a lower and higher expression of that energy. However we chose to respond to these influences is up to us, personally and societially. This is, in essence, how free will works in direct relation to astrology.
To date, mankind has chosen many of the lower expressions of these celestial events, for sure. And yet, as I said, this cannot continue for much longer because we are out of sync with the Universal Laws, which is indeed a higher law than those we create. And it is now time for that to become known in ways that cannot be ignored. It is time to restore natural balance.
This begins with each of us. There is just no other way. We must each take greater responsibility for our own life and for the well being of those entrusted to us. Taking care of that which I know is mine to take care of: my body, my home, my children, their future home and security and my own life force that exists within me.
Are you doing what you know you should to create a sane and balanced life? If not, you will feel very uneasy about the events taking place these days. That unease may exist as a low level anxiety, or as feelings of foreboding and fear. This is a complex issue, and I don’t think for a minute that all aspects of it are being addressed in this article. Yet, we must begin our understanding someplace. And we must keep asking the hard questions of ourselves. We must not give in to the fear or the old patterns, even if they are the line of least resistance, and it is easier to just turn away. Aspiring to the highest truth possible is critically important.
Please know that I know that there are many things pulling at all of us. That life constantly brings us real distractions that keep us from living in such a way that creates and restores balance and natural, responsible living. Yet, it is time.
As we each take greater personal responsibility for our own actions and even our own thoughts, those entities that have authority over us and over our society will become reflections of us. They will become more responsible and will honor the Earth, and its inhabitants and the real reason we are here to greater and greater degrees. This will take time, perhaps a long time, but the Call has sounded, and will continue to sound until we truly hear. It can be no other way, for it is about nothing less than the natural, and Divine, order of things, of which we are all a creation of.
Again, the Lunar Eclipse is bringing such things to light and is reflected in the current events taking place on the planet. Many are feeling “a disturbance in the force”, if you will. Something is up, I keep hearing and sensing. This may come through bizarre weather patterns, a horrific hurricane season, a crumbling economy or oil spewing into the Gulf waters, harming the life that depends upon the natural balance of nature and is now being threatened.
There certainly are signs that things are changing, such as greater corporate transparency (there sure have been a lot of recalls lately!), more information coming forth about the laws being passed, increasing political activism and more people living in ways that are in alignment with the environment. But of course, there is much more that needs to happen.
Which brings me to the other event influencing us all now, which is the Uranus-Jupiter conjunction in Aries squaring the eclipse. This powerful duo is the perfect energy for challenging the established ways, whether personal or external. It is hitting us where we are most complacent and saying “what the heck are you doing?”. Through sometimes shocking events and realizations, we are forced to see that the established way of doing things is just not working any longer.
This potent influence will be around for a while, so I expect there will be more events taking place this summer that may shock us and continue to challenge how things are being done. It is a loud Divine Wake-up Call. I pray we are all listening and heeding this Call, for if we are not, the Universal forces will surely yell louder until we do.
Many blessings to you during this time of increased Light,
*See Uranus in Aries~A Divine Wake-up Call for Part I.
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