Equinoxes, Eclipses, and Portals for Change ©2014 Joan M. Newcomb
We've just come through the Equinox, which is a shift in seasons and a new cycle for Nature. And this month we've got two eclipses which bring sudden endings and sudden beginnings. They all happen every six months and launch us to a new level of growth, which lasts six months, two years, or more.
This occurs whether we're aware of it or not, but if we're operating from Consciousness we can take full advantage of them to accelerate our growth.
Nature's cycle begins with the Equinox after harvest time. It's Nature's New Year. You can align your cycle with Nature and call in a new phase of growth. Be amused to see what unfolds when you do! For the first three months there is 'soil prep'. View your life as a garden, this is when you are tilling, removing rocks, and adding fertilizer.
Winter Solstice is when things seem to go dormant, but in actuality there's a lot of activity happening on an unseen level. It may seem that you are daydreaming, but really there are seeds that are overwintering, waiting for the perfect time to sprout.
I find that my life speeds up after the Spring equinox. This is when the unseen architects bring their plans to nature, it's when you can actually order seeds and start planting. In your life you can begin to move forward, giving roots to your dreams.
It culminates in the Summer, harvest time, you see the fruits of whatever you called in back last Fall.
Eclipses have similar cycles, they're every six months, coinciding with the Full Moon and New Moon, and about every two years they shift to a different pair of signs. Full moon Eclipses bring sudden endings, it feels like the scaffolding of my life gives way and things collapse, to reveal how strong (or weak) my foundation actually is.
New Moon Eclipses bring beginnings. Opportunities will present themselves, and doors will open. It can seem traumatic. I find that things will suddenly occur, the last straw to 'break the camel's back' and force me in a new direction.
Manifestation sometimes seems to take two years. "Stuck" or static energy held within for two years will show up with physical symptoms. Fantasies will show up in real life two years after they were first dreamt. It seems like one year is rebuilding, the next is deconstruction.
Everything is a creation of Consciousness, and it actually emanated from within. However, you can consciously work with these forces to set your intentions and bring things into form.
You can think of astrology like energy weather. If you want to build a house, you'd probably aim to do so during the dry season in your geographic area. If you're sailing around the world, you'd choose to go with the wind and ocean currents (and avoid hurricane season)!
Realize that if something sudden or shocking ends or begins, you called it in from your highest Consciousness. Find a way to be in agreement with it, or in the least amount of resistance to it happening. See that behind everything is an opportunity to grow, expand, emotionally deepen, and gain greater awareness.
Keep this in mind for the rest of the month and see what happens!