Eclipse Season Aftermath
Looking at the numbers
Eclipse Seasons* gain a lot of hype, symbolically and physically speaking. There's something powerful about a total Eclipse visible from the Earth. It's a cosmic signpost reminding us that Earth is part of a larger galactic crowd of celestial bodies dancing to a divine beat.
On April 20th, a total Eclipse (maybe you witnessed it in North America) opened the season, and the Full Moon on May 5th brought the tunnel to a close. Whew. What a ride, what a trip, what an adventure? But what happens after the Eclipses?
The past few weeks laid a foundation of symbolism which will ripple out for the next 6 months until the next batch of Eclipses occurs in October. But celestial cycles are not isolated to one timeline; they are a kaleidoscope of schedules overlapping. By taking a look at these timings, we can align the events in our lives with a celestial clock. Which helps to make sense of life.
Eclipse aftermath allows us to look at the numbers, the years and the dates of these cycles. We are not doomed to repeat ourselves; instead, we can spiral upwards and onwards. After this recent Eclipse cycle, expect a cooling period, like the aftermath of a storm. During this time, it's helpful to take inventory of where we have been and what's happened to prepare for the coming months.
So, let's look at the numbers (while remembering it's all approximation, our mega multidimensional universe shouldn't be minimized into our barely functioning Gregorian calendar).
Every 1.5 years, we have Eclipses in specific signs. From January 2022-October 2023, they are occurring in Scorpio and Taurus.
What is unfolding for you during this time? What can you take into the final 6 months of this cycle? What are you ready to move away from?
Eclipses return to the same sign approximately every 19 years. Not only are the next 6 months the end of a cycle that began in January 2022, but they are also the culmination of a larger theme that began in April 2003 through December 2004. So, it's okay to feel tired. It's okay to feel drained. Remember, this is not a sprint. Finding your pace, maintaining your momentum and not rushing to the finish line is essential.
Every 8 to 9 years, we reach the midpoint in the bigger Eclipses timeline. For those who like the details, this is when the North Node and south nodes flip signs. For example, now the south node is in Scorpio, and 8-9 years ago, the north node was in Scorpio.
If technical astro terms aren't your thing, no problem. 8-9 years ago, we reached a midpoint in the themes that opened in 2003.
The hero's journey is a story template where a character goes on an adventure, is challenged, learns something, and returns transformed. Imagine we each began a narrative in 2003-2004, there was a crisis or turning point in 2012-2014, and now we are rounding out the story and returning home transformed.
Feeling a little shaky is okay; these cycles take time, and significant energy like this needs space to integrate. As we wrap up this 19-year cycle, look back over the past 6 months, the past year and a half and the last 9 years. Highlight the key aspects of your story. In the aftermath of the Eclipse Season, slow down, breathe and reflect. What wisdom will you carry forward? Where are you returning home to? How have you transformed?
*"During eclipses, fate intervenes, like a cosmic referee dishing out penalties to players. Often, we face the consequences of our actions during an eclipse. This could be good or bad, depending on the circumstances. During eclipses, it's helpful to stay neutral versus making judgments on right and wrong, for this allows us to roll with life as it unfolds.
Eclipses occur in batches, which are also called eclipse seasons. One Eclipse will often be followed by another eclipse occurring two weeks later, and this can feel like travelling on a high-speed train. We're only passengers, and life can fly by fast. Our best is to allow ourselves to become passengers instead of desperately trying to steer the train in the direction of our dreams. These eclipse seasons occur approximately every six months, meaning we are assigned a new lesson from the universe twice yearly." -Analogies, Energies & Celestial Bodies.
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