By Cal Garrison a.k.a Mother of the Skye
This week’s horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Virgo moon, in the aftermath of Saturday’s solar eclipse, with the sun and the moon sitting at the 18th degree of Leo. The last in a series of three eclipses, this one put the capstone on a prescription for change that will rock us to the core before it brings us to our senses.
In the last week or so, more than one person has asked me, “What does this eclipse mean?” Whenever I get that question, I have a hard time knowing how to respond. At rock bottom eclipses are mile markers on the evolutionary spiral, sign posts that tell us where we are in the grand cycle. Beyond that, they impact us as individuals, relative to their degree and its relationship to the planets and angles in our natal and progressed horoscopes. The way they affect us depends on where we are at in our own evolution, so there is no “one-size-fits-all” answer to the question, “What does this eclipse mean?”
In thinking about it I decided to look around and see what other astrologers had to say about it. Lo and behold, I found a bunch of YouTube videos that go into great detail, explaining the significance of what has come to be known as the “Lion’s Gate Eclipse.” Listening to them, I heard a lot of different things – like, everyone on the planet is getting a consciousness upgrade, or, our DNA has been altered by this event and we now have 72 strands instead of 12. One of these eclipse reporters announced that our hearts are now vibrating at a fifth dimensional frequency, and added that we are all in the process of activating our spiritual abilities.
With any luck, maybe all of the above has some truth to it. Listening to the various reports I became conscious of how important it is to know what we are talking about when it comes to these things. Being someone who specializes in mass market astrological predictions, the videos reminded me that “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing,” and that if we dispense this kind of information we have a responsibility to the people who trust us enough to believe what we say.
That being said, what I know about the Lion’s Gate Eclipse is that it has something to do with things that took place about 10,000 years ago, when our solar system entered the Age of Leo. At that time we were at a tipping point, one that was the exact opposite of what we are experiencing now. Back then, the Female energy had run its course and we were crossing the line where the matriarchal polarity changes places with the male frequency. For 10,000 years the Power of the Male has guided us through the dark time. Coming out on the other side of this passage, “The Lion’s Gate” is the portal through which we must pass, in order to reclaim the power of the female. The last three eclipses were milestones that gave us an indication that we are now on the other side of that portal, fully ensconced in the female light.
Keep in mind that this is only my interpretation of things. To assume that it is the last word on the subject would be giving me too much credit. In all things what matters most is that we do our own research, and cross reference everything we read and hear with original sources. This is especially true now that there are so many people who put themselves out there as being authorities on subjects that few of us really know anything about. My take on any subject is limited to what I am able to comprehend, I invite you to take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.