*Whether astrology is science or magic, we’re open to most things, if they may be of benefit. ~ Ed.
“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” ~ Carl Jung
The end of 2019 brings us to an interesting cusp, where we have a final opportunity to peer into the darkness, and with great courage, keep peering, until the darkness dissolves from either our understanding of it or from understanding itself, having been shown the light in our hearts.
The dark moon is the domain of the crone, the decomposing energy which prepares the ground for new growth and birthing. We have been steeping in this energetic tea since Samhain, October 31st. This dark moon phase of the year, between then and Solstice/Yule, opens space for reflection, dissection, contemplation, and release.
Our challenge is to not only peer, but to intuit what is still valuable material for growth, and what we are completely done with. So often, we abandon this journey partway because the process can be dense and intimidating.
I see the Luciferian energy present during this eclipse as a positive, illuminating force—a symbol of freedom, as Lucifer, the Light Bringer, shows the way for understanding what our world truly is these days and what paradigms and structures need disseminating. Lucifer is the ultimate teacher of what it means to take a stand, to be authentic, to part with patriarchy, and to be accountable for taking that stand.
“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing, but what you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.” ~ Alan Alda
The sun and moon align now with Jupiter, bringing synchronistic growth, abundance, and good fortune. How can we communicate our visions? How can we birth a new collective consciousness through attention and intention?
It is through doing our own work (with dedication and perseverance), through our own integrity, our own commitment to a healthy, living, breathing planet, through our love for our Great Mother, through dreaming great visions for the common good, through understanding our past and the darkness of our own hearts that we shift.
In these last days of 2019, before 2020 becomes the builder of new realities, we must become comfortable with the uncomfortable within ourselves. And then, with loving-kindness, we grow into the reason we are here—to live through the heart.
“We don’t set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people’s hearts.” ~ Pema Chödrön
The irony of the synchronicity between Christmas, a solar eclipse (the feminine in a shadow dance with the masculine), Lucifer the Light Bringer, and a New Moon, is that darkness becomes the source of new life. And this is always the message of the Hag, the old woman in the woods, the rotting leaves—the dark phase of everything.
In the days to come after the eclipse, as the moon begins to crescent in the sky, open wide to possibility. Open to the Creatress within. Let your freak flag fly. I say this with one not-so-small caveat—have you peered long enough into the shadows?
Who are you within the tapestry of this special moon and solar eclipse?
“We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another.” ~ Ram Dass