The lesson here is clear: whether we’re staring longingly at the faraway Sea or splashing in it, the Sea is transient and ever-changing, warning us not to get sucked in by an obsession with the dream, the vision, the ideal, the fanta(SEA), at the expense of recognizing the limitations of both ourselves and others—whoever that Sailor may be. Because while it might’ve felt relatively “safe” to just go to work and dream and little dream, we’re now facing the hard fact that while you may have fallen in love with it, the Sea—any Sea—simply cannot love you back.
On August 30, 2019, we usher in the Dog Days of Summer with a powerful New Moon in Virgo. With a number of planets in the first 10° of Virgo, all forming Trines to Uranus in Taurus, there is a heightened, almost blind focus on getting the WORK DONE. And even if “all work and no play makes Jack a Dull Boy,” we’re plowing ahead with making our batches of To-Do Lists and checking them twice, intent on getting every item crossed off, as we have much “catching up” to do when it comes to getting our work lives, our health and our daily routines in order.
But are we falling into that old Virgo trap of pushing ourselves to work harder, faster, only to be missing the Forest for the Trees?
The paradox of recent months—and of 2019—involves the acknowledgment of the need to slow down in order to speed up. But as I got to thinking about manifesting our supposed destiny, I realized that it’s not only about literal work or even time that goes into building something concrete—it’s a process that involves reflection, learning and cultivation of the awareness of not only what it is we want, but why we want it.
We must find the Golden (Mc)Nugget in every experience, as Virgo teaches us to do. And if our soul’s evolution’s the goal, what (who) is helping us to become who we are? Who is offering help when we need it (or even when we don’t)? What are we holding onto and why? If the reason is “Fear,” then the answer is clear: That Thing is not worth saving and why are we holding it so (stubbornly) dear?
Whether we’re more the “givers” or the “takers” in our emotional/interpersonal lives, the point of this Eclipse is to find balance…So let go of your pride & fears of disappointment or rejection. Put worn out conflicts to rest. Share your deepest dream-desires with those you trust. Just don’t go down the rabbit hole of delusion and do nothing, hoping that Love falls into your lap (Note: It won’t).
On January 5, 2019 at 8:28 PM (EST), we’ll experience our first Eclipse of the year—a Solar Eclipse occurring in the sign of Capricorn. A Capricorn Solar Eclipse is the perfect way to start the New Year…
Are our closest friendships draining us or helping us get where we need to go in life? It’s time for careful thinking about our personal relationships—friends and loves alike—and to face the question of give and take.
How we express gestures of love and friendship to those you care about (or are interested in) is the dominant theme of this retrograde period. Is that “no one likes me” idea going around in your brain really true…?
On July 12, 2018 at 10:48 pm (EDT), there will be a Partial Solar Eclipse in the sign of Cancer. All Solar Eclipses act as intensified New Moons, symbolizing a “fresh start” pertaining to the themes associated with the sign Cancer…