Holy Crap you guys...
We've got the Lunar Eclipse going on! Wow! The energies are very powerful right now. And sensitive. And creative. And complicated.
It happens at 3:05pm ET in Pisces, the sign of the disintegration of the ego. And, y'know...everyone loves that! Haha! Oh man...
I'm writing to you from Ireland where we'll be able to see the eclipse, weather permitting. Unfortunately US folks wont be able to see it... but you're SO going to feel it!
It's opposite Chiron, the Wounded Healer. So yeah, this is going to bring up our old shit to be healed. And it'll happen in ways that we don't expect. Sometimes we think we know what healing is supposed to feel like and look like...but it comes in unexpected ways with this eclipse. Remember that all beings and situations are our teachers.
Eclipses sometimes precipitate hairpin turns, and so expect to let things go into directions that you didn't expect to head toward!
The Virgo/Pisces axis has to do with service and devotion. What are we devoted to? What will we sacrifice for the love of something greater?
This eclipse is square Mars, the God of War. Mars is currently in Sagittarius; the shadow side of belief and truth oriented Sag can be fanaticism. I think of the archetype of the medieval crusading knights...warrior monks trying to reconcile the discrepancy between killing for beliefs and killing being sinful as they went into crusade for a cause. We may find that we come up against a clash between different aspects of who we are, and they seem to do battle within. and yet, there is action to be taken.
Cognitive dissonance is “the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas or values at the same time; performs an action that is contradictory to one or more beliefs, ideas or values; or is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas or values.” While the Virgo/Pisces axis has to do with healing and devotion, that Mars energy might insert a major moral contradiction into the works...perhaps stemming from a very strong desire for something that contradicts our conscious impulse. The Eclipse creates a moment where the shadow is revealed...uncomfortable, yes, but ts something that we may need to know in order to move out of old patterns.
Pisces has to do with the archetypal world...the world of gods and goddesses, of ancient patterns and modes of being. Sometimes we can get caught up in an archetypal pattern that we live out over and over...and we can get confused (con=with; fused=together) and believe that we ourselves ARE the archetype, when really we are much more fluidly able to move in out of them. Some examples of archetypes are The Mother, The Warrior, The Priestess, The Judge, The Divine Child, The Orphan, The Victim, The Healer, etc.
If you were to devote yourself to one thing...one kind of energy that you were to immerse yourself in above all others....if you had to choose (you don't have to, but try it for just a moment right now) what would it be right now? Immerse yourself in that way of being right now and feel what its like...whats possible...what makes your energy expand (or what makes you contact?) It might surprise you what comes into focus.
Enjoy Luna tonight! Love and LVX, Aepril
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About your astrologer:
Aepril Schaile, MFA, is Venus ruled; a Taurus with Libra rising; Lilith conjunct ASC. As an adept astrologer, Aepril provides readings which can help solve everyday problems and assist in regaining a sense of alignment with True Will, finding your deeper, uniquely powerful truth. She lives in Salem, MA and spends her days with her beloved canine companion, Gwyddion.