The lessons of the Solar Eclipse of 4th December are ready to be learnt as this most titanic of years roars to a close.
What will its lessons be for you? This Solar Eclipse will be on the Gemini Sagittarius axis – and will be bringing to an end the themes that began with the Solar Eclipse of June 5th 2020. The Gemini Sagittarius axis, unlike the Taurus Scorpio axis of the recent November Lunar Eclipse, heralds themes of information, philosophy, expansion. And we all know how the Sagittarian energy loves to expand!
The solar eclipse is a fiery one for sure as the Sun, Moon, Mercury and the North Node are all in Sagittarius, which represents Mutable Fire. So the themes which are being highlighted are very much around being expansive and brave with our decision making, Now is not a time for playing small. Dear Lord, no! We need to do the exact opposite in fact.
A good time to reflect
Now the Solar Eclipse, which heralds a dramatic end to 2021, is almost on us, it is a good time to look forward to the future but also reflect back on themes that have come up in your life during the last months.
November’s Lunar Eclipse heralded a theme of letting go on a far deeper level than we usually do. We are on the threshold of a whole new world, hence in a liminal phase for the collective of all mankind. The old world is gone, the new world is yet to show itself to us.
But we can create this new world for ourselves. We have more choices than we think. A liminal phase in our lives can feel like nothing is really real. And there is a lot of truth in the fact that that is how life has felt like for so many of us these last two years.
Yet, we do have the power to create our reality. We are more powerful than we realise. We can choose hate over love, compassion and forgiveness over resentment, gratitude over loss. No, it’s not easy. But then the soul’s work never is.
The exact time of the Solar Eclipse is 05.29 UTC. It won’t be visible in the northern hemispheres but, by God, will we be feeling the astrological energies! It helps to get extra rest and sleep in the days leading up to a Solar Eclipse. I did this also during the recent lunar eclipse – even as an astrologer, I remain curious to see what aspects of my life will be released for me. Titanic waves of grief did indeed wash over me on the morning and again the afternoon of 19th November – the date of the lunar eclipse – in the form of strong memories of my beautiful recently deceased daughter.
The Solar Eclipse as I have written before, brings a different energy and a welcome change towards the future, even though we carry the past eternally with us. We are certainly leaving 2021 with a roar, as the collective population worldwide yearns for greater freedom than we have had in recent years. It’s taken time to unfold, and there are disagreements about how we can move forward, but change is happening. And yet, amidst all the divisiveness, there is love. There is forgiveness. There is kindness and generosity.
That kindness and generosity is something I have felt strongly in my own life as friends near and far have wrapped me in love after inconceivable loss. Our lives are changing like never before, whatever our personal circumstances, change is a constant, and another constant is our powerful need for connection as we navigate that change.
Connection helps us to navigate change
Yes, it really is that simple. A sense of feeling our lives matter in the world and are appreciated . A sense of purpose. For that indeed is more important than a job. Having a purpose is what sets us on fire and what lights us up.
What’s your purpose? A new purpose might be manifesting your creativity like never before and healing is there for all of us if we seek it.
As both the Sun and Moon are trining Chiron, this is definitely a healing time. A time of simply letting go of past hurts at the deepest level possible. It is a time of really integrating your wisdom into reality. A time to integrate all that you have learnt this past year and a half.
Mars is also trining Neptune which really helps with planning your big vision. If you need help with deciding where in your life you want to heal or step up and be really bold, you can book a natal birth chart reading with me to explore the patterns and potential of your life in the year ahead.