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Ready for the Eclipse Season?

The August 2017 Eclipse Season is upon us!

Here's a short talk on both Lunar and Solar Eclipses.

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Eclipse Season Gifts in Perspective

In ancient times, eclipses were linked to dramatic events, political, geological, existential. Hence the apprehension many feel when an eclipse is impending. Luckily, it's not the 1400s anymore, and we aren't locked into a single perspective. We decide how we will align with these Sun-moon-node cycles. Most importantly, we focus on the gifts they bring.

By checking where the eclipse falls in your chart, we can be open to the positive, creative change on offer. It's easy to do. Just follow these simple steps.

For the partial lunar eclipse on Aug 7th/8th:

  1. Look at your natal chart (created on Astro.com or your fav software)
  2. Check where 15 Degrees of Leo and 15 degrees of Aquarius fall
  3. Focus on those HOUSES to see where you will receive your cosmic gifts

For the total solar eclipse on Aug 21st/22nd:

  1. Look at your natal chart (created on Astro.com or your fav software)
  2. Check where 28 degress of Leo is in your chart
  3. Look at that HOUSE to open to the kick-ass fresh start on offer

Partial Lunar Eclipse August 7th/8th

The full moon on August 7th/8th is a partial eclipse, not as potent because of the wide orb to the Nodes (10 degrees!) It still has loads of energy ready to tap. It throws a beam to Jupiter and Mars, combining Moxie with opportunity. Because Mercury is about to turn Rx, you want to treat this as a consolidating time. What can you wrap up? Complete? Feel satisfied with? Remember the check the houses for areas of life you can count your blessings. This is at time to look on the bright side, and be open to major improvements.

To find where to observe the partial eclipse, go here.

PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE @15 AQUARIUS 25'
L.A. – Monday 11.11

NEW YORK – Monday 14.11
LONDON – Monday 19.11
SYDNEY – Tuesday 4.11

Total Solar Eclipse August 21st/22nd

The powerhouse eclipse of August is on the 21st/22nd. This is a TOTAL solar eclipse (New Moon) with the North Node only 3 degrees away. Basically bang on! The house that holds 28 degrees of Leo is where you point. Be ready to change up your look, attitude and perspective here. The more you go into transform-for-the-better mode, the more benefits you'll receive. Start practicing now by breathing deeply, taking in every experience and feeling grateful.

This eclipse pulls in powerful allies: It squares Mars and trines Uranus, gods of initiation and radical reinvention. Technical Note - The Moon goes VOC at the moment of the eclipse meaning those links to Mars and Uranus are already over by the time of the event. If you've done your house work, been honest with yourself and others and are not repressing your true desires, this is going to be a blast of 'new beginnings' mojo!

To find where to observe the total solar eclipse, go here.

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE @28 LEO 53'

L.A. – Monday 11.30
NEW YORK – Monday 14.30
LONDON – Monday 19.30
SYDNEY – Tuesday 4.30

Prep for the Eclipse Season Gifts

Ways to prepare for the eclipse opportunities include:

  1. clean and decutter
  2. clear the air emotionally
  3. get more rest
  4. boost your nutrition
  5. find time to exercise
  6. appreciate what is
  7. amp up self love

Let's talk more about this in the comments.

Happy eclipse season gifts!

See you in the comments!

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Enchanting Eclipses

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Hokulea with Moon Phases by Kawika Maes Gallegos

Hi Everyone,

Happy Enchanting Eclipses for February … and by enchanting, I mean life changing, awakening, releasing and actualizing. Your basic adjectives for MAGICAL.

Seriously, this season of the eclipse is shaping up as fabulous energy to leverage your desires. We can actually say, The force is with you.

What is an Eclipse?

Not just any old new or full moon!

An Eclipse happens when the Sun, Moon and Earth line up with the ecliptic (the apparent path the sun travels around the earth – this is the geocentric perspective). There are two kinds of eclipses:

The first occurs when the Moon stands between the Sun and Earth, cutting off the light of the Sun. This is a Solar Eclipse, and occurs only at the time of a new Moon, when the Sun and Moon form a conjunction near one of the Nodes (meaning it’s on the ecliptic).

Enchanting EclipsesThe second is when the Earth stands between the Moon and the sun, putting a shadow over the moon, cutting off its light. This is a Lunar Eclipse, and occurs only at the time of a Full Moon, when the Sun and Moon are in opposition, close to the Moon’s nodes.

Here is a quick tutorial about the transits of the moon. At 4 min you can see a visual demonstration of the phenomenon of an eclipse.

For a deeper astronomical understanding of the cycles of eclipses, click on the NASA images.

Back to our enchanting eclipses….

Eclipse Times

Here are the times of the upcoming eclipses. Just note with the ‘timing’ of eclipses they can be felt 3 days before to 3 days after OR (and this goes into backward causation) 30 days (+ or – 3 days) BEFORE or 30 days (+ or – 3 days) AFTER. We’ll do an entire course on astrology and backward causation this year, if we have the requests).Screen Shot 2017-02-08 at 9.05.39 AM

LUNAR ECLIPSE @22 LEO 28′

LA – Feb 10 – 4:33 pm

NY – Feb 10 – 7:33 pm

LON – Feb 11 – 00:33 am

SYD – Feb 11 – 11:33 am

SOLAR ECLIPSE @8 PISCES 12′

LA – Feb 26  – 6:58 am

NY – Feb 26  – 9:58 am

LON – Feb 26  – 2:58 pm

SYD – Feb 27 – 1:58 am

NZ – Feb 27 – 3:58 am

Why Enchanting?

I’m calling these eclipses enchanting because of the positive, supportive and flowing aspects created on the Lunar Eclipse. You can check out Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus below. These heavy weights of the horoscope are standing by for YOUR instructions, ready and willing to serve. On the Solar Eclipse, Neptune is conjunct the sun and moon, near exact. You can’t get more magical than that!

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What to Do on the Enchanting Eclipses?

Magic.

You do your magical manifesting by putting awareness on 1) what you desire 2) see how it is already here 3) relax, let go and be grateful.

I like to start with WHERE in the chart the eclipse is happening. What house(s). You can look at your natal chart houses, and also the solar houses (see Solar Chart Solutions). They count! As an example, take a look at my natal chart in the gallery below.

The lunar eclipse has the moon on Pluto, conjunct the Ascendant in the 12th house, and sun in the 6th house. I am putting attention on how my (perhaps past life) struggles for power and creative expression were unresolved, effecting my identity, my health and well being and my ability to go about the day to day biz of living. Can you see where I get that?

This enchanting eclipse is inviting me to release (full moon lets go; new moon initiates) any past patterns, especially around creative self-expression. In my solar chart (which puts the sun sign on the ascendant) has the eclipse in the 3rd and 9th, still on Pluto. And here I am, writing to a deadline, working day and night on a project that is bigger than anything I ever dreamed of. There’s opportunity here, to let go and allow.

I’m open to your ideas!

So, let’s put our thoughts in the comments, and hands up if you want to post your chart and talk about WHERE this is happening for you.

Happy Enchanting Eclipses, everyone!

xxxKim

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