By Yvonne. On February 26, 2017 at 6:25 a.m we will experience a solar eclipse in 8 degrees Pisces. Here are some ideas on how to flow into it:
What are eclipses?
Eclipses are events when one celestial orb, such as the earth, blocks another and creates darkness upon the earth. The one coming up involves the moon coming in between the sun and earth; being annular, it will totally block the sun from view and is considered one of the most powerful events in the year.
What does this mean spiritually?
In many ancient cultures, including Christianity, eclipses are often feared for what might happen. It is a time when the veil between worlds is the thinnest and when ghosts can penetrate our world 1,000 more times, creating all kinds of mischief and mayhem. Even Jesus’ crucifixion occurred in a lunar eclipse where temporarily it seemed as if God had abandoned the world.
Whenever we have solar or lunar eclipses, it amplifies the type of celestial event involved. For instance, a full moon eclipse makes a Full Moon even more emotional; a new moon eclipse makes the New Moon even more eventful when the planets align. In general we experience 4-6 eclipses per year. These times mark significant changes that create opportunities for our soul to grow, especially if these eclipses touch on our personal planets by transit.
Hidden truths surface
During these times we experience strong emotions and insights. Messages from beyond come through loud and clear. Whether it is pointing out the true colors of our friends or the lost cause nature of a false hope or endeavors of ours or something else, an eclipse brings light to that which we have ignored or been in denial about. Not all eclipses are negative: some individuals experience great joy during the solar eclipse, especially if they have done their inner work. But most eclipses usually begin with heavy emotions that we cannot ignore.
The more intensely we feel — especially when the feelings aren’t ours and are unpleasant, the more we have to pay attention to energy exchanges between ourselves and others. Is it in balance? Have we neglected a relationship? Was what we contracted with others still in alignment with our sense of fairness and truth? Are we too busy taking care of other people’s needs, we have neglected our own self care? These are all issues that come to the fore of our consciousness to be acted upon.
With a Pisces solar eclipse, all the negative aspects of Neptune must be faced and transmuted. This includes our tendency to live vicariously through others and not tend to our well-being; to live in a fantasy world to avoid dealing with mundane realities; to use addictions, including gambling, sex, drugs, and overspending, to soothe ourselves and avoid reality; to feel the negative feelings and despondency of others; and to not deal with our problems in a practical manner.
It is a time when we get fed up with how we are misunderstood, unappreciated or undervalued (especially for our views and opinions on Facebook and other places). Do we want to continue to be a doormat? Or do we want to take the bull by the horns and walk away from people and situations that no longer serve our visions. We have a choice, and the sooner we embrace the feelings that come up and take action, the clearer we are about our workable choices and what steps to take to move forward.
Don’t go out; eat or drink; meditate and read holy words
Since Earthly practitioners use these cycles to do rituals, the atmosphere is charged with egoic intentions and chaotic energy. Some of the dark magic is harmful. For this reason, ancient peoples always advised staying close to home and increasing your level of spiritual protection during eclipses.
It is a time commonly used for inner work and dealing with our issues. If a situation is sufficiently toxic enough to us, we have to face that certain people or circumstances may have served their purpose and it is time to let them go. It is a time for endings, especially during lunar eclipses. We do a final accounting, pay for the time used, find the impetus to cut the ties and move on.
Since our intuition is heightened we also can see through deception and fantasy states that might normally keep us in negative habits. Random events happen during eclipses to shake us from our cherished illusions and make us accept the reality of the challenge and our limitations in fulfilling it. Sorrows deepen to the point where we are forced to act. Unlike the Mercury retrograde, which happens automatically, the raw truths unearthed during eclipses usually result in new behaviors and adjustments in the next 18-24 months to come.
Once we remove things that no longer serve our Higher Self, we need to surround ourselves with positive energy and relationships that help us stay strong, rather than refill the void with a different substance or distraction. In order to renew our souls, it is beneficial to align ourselves with healthier rituals that make us feel wholesome and uplifted. Staying a frequency above the lower astral realms where wandering ghosts and negative thought forms chatter is critical to avoiding unneeded entanglement during these times. It is therefore a good time for singing, praying, saying a mantra, doing a spiritual practice, journal writing, laughing, clapping, clearing spaces, and connecting with other likeminded souls to protect yourself during eclipses. Once we have shed aspects of ourselves that we have outgrown, we can see it from a higher perspective and, as Susan Miller says, get to a “new level of maturity”; thus using these events to evolve to a higher, more fulfilling state.
Eclipses force us to move forward
Events happen whether we like them or not. If it’s a solar eclipse, our careers — for better or worse–may come into the spotlight or achieve an outcome worthy of public recognition. Or they may come under attack, and we have to reconsider how we deal with authority figures and men. During a lunar eclipse, our relationship with women, including our female friends, mother, wife, grandmother, professional relationships, clients, and business associations, come into focus. We may make new friends and lose old connections; come into power struggles, or find ourselves assisting one.
When we encounter problems, we might learn what brings us the greatest self-nurturance and learn to love ourselves more. Pain can be the breakthrough needed for us to drop unhealthful ways and finally become our True Self. We begin to apply a different level of awareness, unity and kindness to ourselves and others.
It is during these periods that it is a good time to reconnect with Mother Earth. We pick up from the astral plane so many vibrations that are not ours when the veils are thin. For the three to 48 hours that the eclipse is in effect, earthing is recommended to release the fear, anxiety and feelings of scarcity, that we might come in contact with when our insecurities, ignored old hurts and unresolved issues are commingled with the Collective, especially during the super emotionally spongey Pisces moon.
It is not advisable to start or end projects during lunar or solar eclipses.
Just as Mercury retrograde puts us in a review mode, eclipses make us defenseless against all the emotions around us and make us slow down to take in outer world feedback. It takes time to integrate the information for our inner process of healing. However, once it is felt on a soul level, we can start to slowly accept what is and act accordingly.
By working with the cycles of Nature we can make eclipses work for us. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for astrology readings. We can help identify underlying themes; unblock energies, interferences and energy imbalances as well as uncord stubborn, unhealthy attachments.
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