Things might feel a bit tense...or intense:
The word INTENSE is late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin "intensus": ‘stretched tightly, strained,’ combined with the English "intend".
So we combine intentions with stretch/strain that makes for an intense kinda time!
- of extreme force, degree, or strength
- (of an action) highly concentrated.
- having or showing strong feelings or opinions; extremely earnest or serious.
- synonyms: extreme, great, acute, fierce, severe, high
I could just stop with the above description and that would sum up what happens at eclipse season. But, let's also throw in Mercury gearing up to go retrograde to f*ck plans and communications up a bit. And, the pending shift for Saturn from Scorpio into Sag, also on the 17th, bringing what has been repressed or hidden up into the consciousness. Blammo!
How to use these energies well? This is a good question. First, do remember your self-care. Cultivate kindness, especially toward yourself. Avoid pointless confrontations, but if you do find yourself in something that raises your ire, take it as an opportunity to get to know what might be behind it. Things are rarely as simple as they seem, and everyone outside of ourselves is a reflection of what is within. Avoid people and situations that raise your anxiety levels, and instead go toward what makes you feel good. Consider what IS going right, and you might yourself quite blessed. Try not to force things. Try to remember that many of us are feeling like that cat in the above picture. Take it light, like a woodpecker with a headache.
Love and LVX.