By Cal Garrison, a.k.a. Mother of the Skye
I’m writing this on Aug. 7 with the sun sitting at 15 degrees, 19 minutes Leo, and the moon juxtaposed at 15 degrees, 19 minutes Aquarius, The Horoscopes are coming out under the light of a full solar eclipse. This particular eclipse has already gotten so much publicity, the astrological Tower of Babel is rocking with more interpretations than we can shake a stick at. Some of them have substance, some of them are just spewing the party line, and some of them are based on a limited understanding of how these things work. I’ve been at this for 50 years and still have a hard time getting to the heart of the eclipse phenomenon – but let’s give it a go and see what we come up with.
With the shadow of the eclipse arcing over North America, the bulk of these energies will rain down here in the United States. Eclipses have a way of bringing what was once hidden into the light: Full Moon eclipses rip all of those masks to shreds. At both the individual and the collective level, there will be revelations that open our eyes and expose us to things that up until now, have been obfuscated, and operating in the shadows for far too long. This is no time to turn away from the awful truth. Every secret, every lie, and all of the things that have kept us in the dark up until now, will begin to find their way into the open.
Because eclipse patterns happen in pairs, and unfold in cycles, the full thrust of whatever we have not wanted, or been able to see, will not become fully apparent until after the 21st of August. At that point the second installment of this pattern will shine through at the 29th degree of the Leo-Aquarius axis. Over the next two weeks we will begin to notice all kinds of “stuff” leaking through the cracks. Anyone with planets situated at 15 Leo/Aquarius, at 29 Leo/Aquarius, at 20 Virgo/Pisces, and/or at 4-5 Aries/Libra will be deeply affected by the light that shines through and reflects itself on whatever they have been holding in darkness.
With 90 percent of Baby Boomers born with Pluto within orb of the 15th degree of Leo, I suspect that members of the older generation will be subject to the biggest wake-up call – but obviously us old folks aren’t the only people on the planet who will be hit by this. It may help for all of us to frame our experience by rewinding back to whatever was happening in our lives back in February of 2017; there were two eclipses in February. Both of them set the stage for the stretch of territory that we are entering now.
My understanding is that the forces of darkness lost control of things, and surrendered their power to the forces of light back in 2012. What appears on the surface is illusory because the dark forces don’t give up, and they don’t know how to do anything but fight. Their efforts to persist on the path of control and destruction are bound for failure, because at the end of the Kali Yuga, the old paradigm tactics no longer apply. The bloodthirsty principles of war, and pain, and death were replaced by the power of love, and unity, and trust five years ago. This may be hard to see – only five years into a 13,000 year cycle, human consciousness is just beginning to wipe the sleep from its eyes. With the Schumann Resonance spiking higher and higher on an hourly basis, we can only hope that this collective wake-up call will set the stage for a rebirth.
Let me leave you with that, invite you to make the most of the eclipse. Take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.