This Week in Astrology – Solar Eclipse 2017

Awakening you to the Archetypal Movement during the week ahead.  The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of the energy available astrologically, for the purpose of spiritual and personal development.

The Solar Eclipse that happens August 21st, 2017 at 2:24 EST is a New Moon, in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location.  The Sun and the Moon will be conjunct at 28 degrees Leo, the second New Moon in the constellation in a row.  This Solar eclipse will be joined by the North Node and Mars not too far behind.  It will also be conjunct the Royal Star Regulus and trine Uranus, signifying major and abrupt changes.

Like any New Moon, the Solar Eclipse is a time for setting intentions and using the energy available to bring about a personal transformation.   With any Solar Eclipse New Moon, this is the ending and beginning of a new and old cycle.

We want to take a look at the symbolism of the Sphinx since we are at the end of Leo (Lion) and the beginning of Virgo (Virgin).  These two constellations together form the Sphinx, the face of a goddess and the body of a lion.  The Sphinx is the Guardian of Entrances and Thresholds.  This could represent doorways, new ideas, higher planes of wisdom, and kundalini/deep personal transformations.  The Sphinx is the stabilizing element in the midst of the rapid change we will endure.  At a deeper level, the Sphinx represents the four elements, the four levels of existence.  We are at one of four points in life, we will, we have willed, we are without the will, or we will again.  (To Know, To Will, To Dare and To Keep Silent; these four elements, summed with a fifth, called Spirit, form the pentagram)  As one cycle ends a new cycle of a higher degree begins, the Sphinx sits at the entrance of this new cycle.

This present Solar Eclipse takes place on top of the Fixed Star Regulus, The Heart of Leo.  Regulus is pure divine-masculine energy, it is a Royal Star.  Royal Stars are believed to govern major events in the world, events that take place while Regulus was involved were amplified and serious.  It represents destruction, that can be scary, but we all have things we need to destroy.  Use the energy to destroy obstacles, habits, and any energy no longer serving you.  A solar eclipse with Regulus gives success, power, authority, influence, honor, and wealth.  This is the energy that is available.  Know your enemies and don’t play with them, this is not the time frenemies.

This Solar Eclipse will also be trine Uranus in Aries and trine Saturn in Sagittarius, forming a fire sign Grand Trine.  The celestial activity will once again reignite this trine in the heavens and also within.   Uranus in Aries brings abundance and sudden transformative changes.  Saturn in Sagittarius is bringing purpose and focus to the party.  Through discipline, we are actually inviting freedom into our lives.  This New Moon Solar Eclipse favors those who have an innovative and inventive spirit.

The Mars expression in this Solar Eclipse is about getting what you want and protecting what is yours.  In the future or present sense.  Do you have a plan or a course of action to get what you want or are you angry that you don’t have what you want?  These energies will be amplified and repeated over the course of this month.

Basically, this Solar Eclipse is a fresh slate in the realms of opportunities, plans, and manifestations.  All possibilities are on the table so write it down, and create a course of action.

Mercury Retrogrades August 12th, 11 degrees Virgo and Stations Direct September 5th, 28 degrees Leo, the same exact point of the Solar Eclipse.  The challenge of this Mercury Retrograde is relationships and your ability to trust, be honest, communicate, and love unconditionally. Disruption and deceit will be normal during this three-week retrograde period. If we can be honest and understanding there is no limit as to where we can be in life.  If we are holding things in, the strain of it all could lead to a meltdown.  As Mercury stations direct and weaves its way back from which it came, we must institute that which we have learned from the turbulent Retrograde period, to go into this new cycle with refreshed or new relationships.

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Peace & Calm

Melchizedek

 

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