*Whether astrology is science or magic, we’re open to most things, if they may be of benefit. ~ Ed.
We are in the midst of eclipse season, which is a highly transformative time to assist in catapulting us forward in our soul’s evolution.
With a partial solar new moon eclipse in Scorpio followed by a full moon lunar eclipse in Taurus, the influence of Scorpio makes it even more impactful.
Preceding this eclipse season, we not only experienced Mercury in retrograde that began in September, but Mars entered Gemini around the same time. Mars in Gemini then squared Neptune in Pisces mid-October and will again two more times; mid-November and March of 2023. This is significant because Mars in Gemini signifies where we focus our energy and our thoughts. When it squares Neptune in Pisces, Neptune will have the stronger influence which will encourage us to examine what we need to focus on in our day-to-day life to evolve spiritually.
Additionally, we had the Venus Star Point ending her 243-year cycle, Jupiter is back in Pisces until the end of the year, and the 11/11 portal. Jupiter in Pisces is another significant alignment that is impacting us on a soul level. Because it is at the last two degrees of Pisces, this signifies that we are completing some important spiritual work before moving on to the next cycle. This alignment is calling for us to further clear our ego attachments and to trust in where we are heading on our spiritual path.
Pisces, which is a powerful sign, has definitely played a significant role this year. You may recall that in April we went through the Pisces portal when Neptune aligned with Jupiter in Pisces. This portal was a once-in-a-lifetime alignment, which I believe served to assist us in moving further out of the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius. This alignment was just as significant as the Grand Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn that we experienced on the winter solstice of 2020.
I believe that all of these alignments are preparing us for the major shift that we will be experiencing in March of 2023 when Pluto enters into Aquarius and will remain there for the next 20 years. I also believe that we lightworkers are working through our shadows to make room for more clarity as to our life purpose moving forward in this new age.
Although eclipses can be challenging and the energy is definitely heightened, I have to say that I have been feeling pretty amazing, centered, and grounded. In preparation for this eclipse season, I increased my meditation practice, which is likely helping. However, having clarity as to what I was experiencing leading up to this eclipse season, where I feel we are heading collectively and more clarity as to my purpose has also helped tremendously.
Leading up to this eclipse season, the energy was quite challenging for me and many other lightworkers I know. Ever since September, I had been plagued with such distressing thoughts and feelings. It was as though my shadow was screaming at me. I thought that once the retrograde was over, I would feel better, but I didn’t.
Unbeknownst to me, this is when Mars in Gemini squared Neptune in Pisces, which obviously had a tremendous effect on me seeing that my sun is in Pisces and I have Gemini rising as my Saturn is in Gemini. I wish someone would have warned me, but I am not sure it would have helped as I am still attempting to master staying grounded and centered when distressing thoughts and feelings come to the surface.
As a Pisces, I feel everything deeply. When I’m in the middle of it, I have a difficult time detaching and then I fear that I will just stay in this place even though I know this too shall pass. Because it was so distressing, I didn’t realize, until recently, that this was the shadow work I would need to work through.
Most of this distress centered around my life’s purpose. Ever since 2020, I have known that I am transitioning from being a full-time therapist to becoming a full-time writer. Although 2022 began with me questioning all of this, during the Pisces portal in April, I had a renewed sense of purpose. I do not think I had ever felt so inspired and so confident about my writing.
Although I was writing feverishly, the last eclipse season in May threw me off a bit, as well as my current life circumstances. I had lost some of my inspiration. At the beginning of August, however, I took a two-week vacation to just focus on my writing. I was in heaven. I was writing every day and absolutely loving it.
I am currently working on my third book which is about my personal stories of self-discovery, healing, and this new age we are moving into. As we approached the eclipse season, my mind and heart started to clear. I realized that there was a part of me that was attached to what most people deem to be successful.
However, when I think about the concept of success, I never think of anyone rich and famous. I envision a wise elderly person being so content just being in the garden; someone who has mastered one’s ego. So, I went back to the basics to really explore what is truly important to me. Being a Pisces with a life path 7 and my north node and midheaven in Aquarius, my purpose is to focus on my spiritual evolution and to serve humanity through my writing. And in order to accomplish this, I needed to go through this purging of beliefs that were not authentically me.
As we close out the year, all of these alignments are directing us to continue purging our shadows and focusing on our spiritual development. Many of us know that is the reason we are here on this planet. I believe that there will likely be another huge contraction in the birthing process next year which will mean a big shake-up in the 3D matrix.
I have always said that as long as we are not attached to the material world, we will be fine. I think we all need to check in to see how we are doing with this concept. I believe that as we continue this ascension, we will be focusing more on just being instead of doing so much.
Furthermore, this upcoming shake-up will likely be a shock to those who are still not fully aware of where we are heading collectively. We will likely have a lot of work ahead of us; helping those who will need guidance as we continue building this new earth.
If this time has brought up some uncomfortable thoughts and feelings and your path is not feeling very clear, know that this, too, shall pass. We are just shedding another layer of shadow to get us closer to our new purpose.
Sending all of you love and healing energy!