Today’s Solar Eclipse and Chiron

“Somewhere beyond the walls of our awareness…the wilderness side, the seeking side of ourselves is waiting to  return.” Laurens van der Post

Today’s Solar Eclipse is ushering in the start of a new cycle. The eclipse at 19 degrees of Pisces offers the opportunity to move towards a new level of inner wholeness with the strong influence of Chiron. Chiron is associated with the fragmentation caused by old wounds. These wounds can be associated with this lifetime but also reflect some of the inherited wounds that come down through the bloodlines or from other lives.
New Moons are a good time for planting – and planting seeds of intention. This eclipse is a particularly powerful time for setting intentions about attaining and sustaining a new level of inner wholeness which is the result of bringing into alignment parts of yourself that can feel chaotic, fragmented and discouraged.
A concrete way to affirm your intention is to give yourself – as you move forward – what you need to sustain the evolved vision of your life – that is. to provide for yourself in ways that support the process over time. Providing for yourself can be manifest in many ways – physical, spiritual and emotional. Given the nature of Chiron in Pisces it is good to commit to keeping hope, inspiration and determination in the picture.
One of the Sabian symbols for this time is. “A table set for an evening meal.”
Friends – If you are interested in exploring where Chiron is in your chart and what it means do get in touch. I will be doing brief ($30 for 15 minutes) readings on Chiron’s placement in your chart and longer readings as well. The readings can be in written form if you would prefer.
As with the Queens and Kings  of old, an Astrologer or Tarot Card Reader should be a trusted ally on your life’s path.

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces

“Strengthening the imagination does not have the purpose of merely expanding consciousness beyond ordinary perception and thought. Rather such strengthening is intimately connected with our earthly world, with becoming ever more vividly alive.”Robert Sardello
We are heading into an eclipse period now with the upcoming New Moon Solar Eclipse at 19 Pisces on March 8. Eclipses are like evolutionary doorways and the upcoming one provides and excellent time for creative and spiritual renewal. Use the time leading up to this eclipse to let your imagination come alive and create some vibrant new intentions. One of the Sabian symbols associated with this time is, “In a quiet moment, a creative individual experiences the flow of inspiration.”
 As with the Queens and Kings  of old, an Astrologer or Tarot Card Reader should be a trusted ally on your life’s path.

The Week Ahead

“Newness is the energy of the edge of chaos, the place where the familiar and the unexpected and unpredictable meet, the place of life and emergence.” David Spangler

When I was growing up I liked to spend a lot of time in the kitchen – I resonated with the mysterious alchemical surroundings : knives chopping, pots bubbling and bread rising in the oven. There was one kitchen appliance however that I had been warned about – the pressure cooker.

As a result I was wary of the rattling valve on top which contained the pressure of steam building up inside. I had been warned about the kind of explosion that could occur due to misuse or accident.

There are volatile energies for this upcoming week that remind me of the background noise of that valve rattling atop the pressure cooker.

In general tensions are building with the Pluto/Uranus square -exact on the 16th – and we are heading into Solar Eclipse on the Day of the Vernal Equinox- March 20. This week the Mars/Uranus influence is exact on March 11.

The old texts hold a number of warnings about Mars/Uranus but in my studies one of the most helpful things I have read is to watch the energy of your magnetic field that you do not attract volatile events – i.e. do not storm around angry or impatient under this influence. Provide more down time. Mars/Uranus is known for sudden, impulsive, erratic action and this can be accident prone – for yourself and on the part of others. Too much energy, too little awareness. Tempers and irritability can run high.

On a positive note Mars Uranus is known for is a sudden break for freedom which can come as the result of inner pressures building to a point where they become uncontainable. This can result in an unexpected moment of truth and also breakthroughs in areas that have felt stuck or stagnant. It is a time when we can suddenly land in territory that is new and that represents a sudden and unexpected advance.

It is a very powerful time when evolutionary leaps can occur in surprising ways if the energies are harnessed and implemented with clarity and consciousness.