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Eclipse Season: What Will Awaken Within

Written By: Pamela Yakelashek, Date: October 5, 2023

Awaken Within
Eclipse Season

It's that time of the year once more when everyone is buzzing about eclipses. We're well acquainted with the rhythmic interplay between the Sun and the Moon, which grants us New and Full Moons every 28.5 days. Nevertheless, roughly every six months, a celestial spectacle unfolds as the Moon aligns perfectly with both the Sun and Earth. During these moments, a New Moon transforms into a solar eclipse, and a Full Moon becomes a lunar eclipse. It's a moment when the usually visible and abundant light temporarily disappears, leaving us in awe of the cosmic dance.


In popular discourse, we often focus on the eclipses that occur when the Sun, Earth, and Moon align, giving rise to both solar and lunar eclipses.


A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, blocking out some or all of the Sun's light. This can only happen during a New Moon when the Sun and Moon are on the same side of the Earth and aligned in such a way that the Moon casts its shadow onto the Earth's surface, causing a temporary darkening of the sky.


There are different types of solar eclipses, including total solar eclipses, partial solar eclipses, and annular solar eclipses, depending on the alignment and positions of the Sun, Moon, and Earth.


A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is closer to the Earth and aligns perfectly with the Sun, covering the Sun completely from view. This alignment results in a brief period of darkness on Earth, known as totality, during which the sky becomes dark, stars may become visible, and the solar corona, the Sun's outer atmosphere, is revealed.


In contrast, a partial solar eclipse occurs when the Moon partially covers the Sun, blocking only a portion of its light. During a partial solar eclipse, observers outside the path of totality will see a crescent-shaped portion of the Sun remaining visible. The extent of the partial eclipse depends on one's location relative to the path of totality.


An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is relatively far from the Earth in its elliptical orbit, and it doesn't completely cover the Sun's disk during the eclipse. Instead, the Moon covers the central part of the Sun, leaving a ring-like appearance (annulus) of the Sun's outer edge visible. This creates a striking "ring of fire" effect, where the Sun's outer edge is still visible as a bright ring surrounding the darkened center.


A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon is in its Full phase; the Moon and the Sun are on opposite sides of the Earth. During this alignment, the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, causing the Earth's shadow to be cast on the Moon's surface. There are two main types of lunar eclipses:


In a total lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow completely covers the Moon. This results in the Moon appearing reddish or coppery, often referred to as a "blood moon." The red hue is caused by the scattering of sunlight through Earth's atmosphere, which filters out the blue and green wavelengths, leaving the longer red wavelengths to illuminate the Moon.


During a partial lunar eclipse, only a portion of the Moon enters the Earth's shadow. This leads to a partial darkening of the Moon's surface, but it doesn't entirely obscure the lunar disk.


In various cultures and belief systems, eclipses have been viewed as events that can symbolize or foreshadow collective or global influences. In many cultures, eclipses were considered omens or signs of significant events to come, and they were sometimes associated with shifts in political power, natural disasters, or other major happenings. Astrologers and historians analyze the positions and alignments of celestial bodies during eclipses to gain insights into the prevailing themes, challenges, and opportunities of a particular time.


In astrology, the Sun represents the core essence of an individual's personality and identity. Symbolizes your fundamental self, ego, and sense of self-awareness. It represents the conscious, outward expression of your personality and the traits that you identify with most strongly. It is linked to your life's purpose and the path you are meant to follow. It provides insights into your overarching life goals and the areas of life where you seek to shine and make a meaningful impact. It is who we are striving to become; our future self.


During a solar eclipse, the Sun, symbolizing our identity and future, is temporarily obscured by the Moon, which represents our emotions and authentic self. This celestial event can be seen as a metaphorical moment when our emotional and inner aspects briefly take precedence, potentially prompting self-reflection and a deeper connection with our authentic feelings and desires.


The Moon represents various aspects of a person's emotional and inner life. It plays a crucial role in understanding our feelings, instincts, reactions, and subconscious motivations. It symbolizes emotions, moods, and feelings. It represents how you experience and express your emotional responses to life's events and challenges. It signifies the inner, private self, often hidden from the external world. The Moon represents the true, authentic self that you may not always reveal to others. The Moon is associated with the ever-changing phases of life and the ability to adapt to new situations.


During the lunar eclipse, our emotions are often stirred up and we are encouraged to delve into our inner world. Viewing the Moon as a repository for our dependency issues, attachments, habits, and emotional identification, a lunar eclipse temporarily suspends these aspects. The lunar eclipse offers us an opportunity to peer beyond the darkness, potentially revealing the hidden seeds of our future. It's a time for introspection, reflection, and the exploration of our emotional landscape, often bringing to light aspects of ourselves that we may not have fully recognized before. Lunar eclipses can serve as potent moments for personal growth and transformation.


In the Eclipse season, it's a moment to embrace a slower pace and turn inward. It's a phase when clarity may elude us, but we might uncover aspects we had never recognized before. When we find ourselves in the shadows, devoid of the guiding light, we must navigate a path forward even when we lack complete information and clarity. It's a time of participation despite the uncertainty and reduced visibility.


When the Eclipse season awakens within us, what is destined for us becomes as clear as what is not meant for us. Our guiding inner voice appears to amplify, resonating more deeply within our very being. These are the moments when this inner voice extends from within, speaking to us through our emotions, thoughts, and innate understanding, harmonizing with the changes that are imposed upon us—changes over which we seem to exert minimal control.


The eclipse season typically covers approximately 18 months within a pair of zodiac signs. This duration encompasses a sequence of solar and lunar eclipses that occur in those signs, with eclipses taking place approximately every six months. Eclipses occurring within a specific pair of signs tend to introduce significant themes and changes that are closely tied to the characteristics of those signs, impacting both individual and collective aspects of astrology. The precise influence of an eclipse on an individual's life can vary based on their unique natal chart, the astrological houses ruled by the zodiac signs involved, and the planets situated within those houses.


How will this eclipse season impact you?


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