Lunar Eclipse October 18th- Solar Eclipse November 3rd

Letting go and starting anew

Between October 18th and November 3rd two eclipses occur, creating a window of transformation, one in which we can shed our old skin and renew our intentions and focus. Traditionally, lunar eclipses are about endings, while solar eclipses are about new beginnings.  In general all eclipses are about transformation and change.

This eclipse window (October 18th- November 3rd) seems to be particularly powerful given the rarity of the hybrid (annular and total) solar eclipse in Scorpio. With Mercury going retrograde on the 21st (yet already in its shadow period), we can easily take advantage of this time to deeply reflect on our next moves, to let go of what no longer serves us, and to redirect our focus based on the inner revelations we may have.  For some of us, outside events may be showing us the road to take.

Have you felt the power of the eclipse yesterday?  Have you experienced any sudden realizations?  Follow your heart- if the doors close and/or you realize what doors need to be closed, do so and don’t look back.

The importance of this lunar eclipse in Aries resides in its reflective nature, and in passive action.  If real action needs to be taken at this time, pay attention to your intuition and the events unfolding between the 18th and the 21st.  This weekend the Moon will be exactly opposite its position in the sky during the Solar Eclipse of November 3rd. See what “signs” may come your way.  They may give you a glimpse into what’s to come next…

Honor your feelings and follow your gut instinct. The window of transformation has just opened- it is up to you to jump into it.  Whatever no longer serves you may come to the forefront, but only to greet you goodbye.  Let go of that which is detrimental to you and embrace a new beginning.

If the lunar and/or solar eclipse fall/s on any of your planets or house cusps (or form particular aspects to your luminaries) you will feel the eclipse/s quite strongly.  If your birthday falls on November 3rd or a couple of days before or after look forward to a major transformation spanning from this eclipse onto your next birthday in 2014.

Solar eclipses reoccur around the same degree every 19 years.  If one or more of your planets, luminaries and cusps are strongly affected on November 3rd, think back to the period between November 3rd, 1994 and 1995.  You should have experienced some major life changes back then.  What can you carry over from that year?  What would you like to let go of?