“Do not lose heart. We were made for these times. One of the most calming and powerful actions you can take to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these – to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”Anais Nin
In evolutionary astrology, challenging aspects present opportunities for personal growth and breakthroughs. We are in that territory now as we approach the Lunar Eclipse on Friday. The Eclipse is at 27 degrees of Taurus.
Mars, the god of action and desire this week is still opposing Uranus , the planet of the unexpected. There can be great courage with this combination and a strong desire to break free of something. It can also be impulsive and a tad accident prone for that reason. At this same time this planetary duo is squaring Saturn – the god of restrain and boundaries. So in moving forward with new initiatives moderation and patience are key.
At the time of the Lunar Eclipse the Moon will be squaring Jupiter. This can bring along Jupiter’s good cheer and optimism but its wise to keep moderation and responsibility in mind as Jupiter tends towards excess in this alignment.
The Moon is also favorably aligning with Pluto increasing psychic ability. This aspect is associated with deep and strong feelings. It is a passionate combination and can help you align more closely with your karmic path. It can also usher in a time when karmic relationships with deep ties are formed.
One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”A peacock parading on the terrace of an old castle.”
Sabian symbol from Lynda hill