“And all the obstacles along the way
Sometimes may feel tremendous
There are guides and spirits all along the way
Who will befriend us.” Van Morrison

The upcoming Lunar Eclipse occurs on October 8 at 15 degrees of Aries. It is a very powerful doorway for identity as the eclipse falls across the axis of self and others. It is a good time to clarify who you are in the present and where you are going in your life. It is also a good time to acknowledge and let go of any outgrown or limited definitions of yourself – including those given to you by others.

Venus is conjunct the Sun on the Ascendant indicating that it is wise to love and support who you are in the present. With the Moon conjunct Uranus on the Descendant it is time to let go of the past and the way others have defined you and move in a more powerful direction of self actualization, freedom and autonomy.

One of the Sabian symbols for this placement is,” Brightly clad brownies dancing in the warm dying light.” Brownies – who are often referred to as elementals or nature spirits – have existed throughout time in many cultures. They were known to be friendly and helpful to humans particularly with household tasks. Brownies had to be asked for help however. It is a reminder that help and assistance is always available to us from invisible realms if we are open to it.

Van Morrison quote from his song Checkin it Out, Sabian symbol quote from Lynda Hill’s 360 Degrees of Wisdom.