“Are you feeling a bit shaken, maybe stirred, maybe fearful and completely, utterly, wildly terrified? Good. Keep going.” ~ Victoria Erickson
August 2017 will be a defining moment when the acceleration of Solar Consciousness and physical Light expansion becomes undeniable. As great blasts of CMEs, solar flares and photonic light hit the Earth one after the other, the luxury of stair steps followed by recovery periods or gently rising on the waves of change has vanished. A huge Solar expansion rolls out on August 3 through the August 7 lunar eclipse into the 8:8 Lions Gate to the August 21 solar eclipse.
The sacred workings of the heavens are revealed through a rip in the fabric of time, as two eclipses stop us in our tracks. Billions of people will be held in a collective trance state/eyes wide open meditation as the Lights go out and there is a sudden radical break in continuity—a Point of Infinity. Eclipses—syzygies when the alignment of Earth, Sun and Moon is so precise that the body of one blocks out the light of one of the others—create pronounced ripples in the local system’s space-time continuum which radiate in all directions to past and future from the exact moment of the event. They are expanded moments of often uncontrollable, unpredictable change. They also bring the globe and its communities together, usually through important collective events and the media.
Eclipses are known as infinity points because for the minutes of the eclipse, linear time stops for a brief moment of infinity; they have a physical impact because they project differentiated light, alter gravity; they are a door between the material and subtle worlds when events can seem karmic or predestined; we are bumped on to the fast track of our evolutionary spiral with a distinct sense of sudden transition from one space of life into another; a release as well as a re-calibration takes place; eclipses bring random events outside our control straight to our door; they shine a glaring ray of truth on the part of our lives that is being touched; any message we hear from an eclipse is non-negotiable, accept it and move on; people will leave your life, others will arrive.
All eclipses have a second act six months later—make a note of February 15, 2018—o you can’t judge the new reality until the dust settles.
Important Eclipse Dates
- August 7, 2017, Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, 18° Aquarius/Leo
- August 21, 2017, New Moon Solar Eclipse, 28° Leo and its mirror image
- February 15, 2018, New Moon Solar Eclipse, 27° Aquarius
Arcing from sea to shining sea, beginning in Oregon and culminating in South Carolina, the Great American August 21 Solar Eclipse is already casting its shadow back to Now. New Moon peak is Monday, August 21 at 11:31 AM PT, visible from the United States along the path of totality from 10:30 AM PT to 3pm ET.
Be alert for a preview of its coming attractions in your own life, probably resurrecting themes from August 11, 1999, the last time there was a Solar eclipse in this Saros series.
This wild-card event is esoteric, mystical and purifying. It brings Completion, then the Revelation of the New. Conjunct Fixed Star Regulus on the Sphinx Cusp known by the ancients as presaging the fall of Kings and empire, it is a strong activator of karmic destiny and the resolution of multiple layers of planetary conflict, all focused on America’s natal chart.
The blazing corona is a crowning for the entire globe. The stunning sacred geometry of the Grand Trine in Fire aligns the Sun/Moon in Leo with Uranus in Aries and Saturn and the Galactic Center in Sagittarius. Fire burns. It calcifies. It reduces the past to ashes. Dust to dust. And only then does it purify and alchemise the dross into gold.
On a planetary level, it is the Fire of Creation—the Evolutionary Burn and nothing less than a global reset to factory settings—an initiation of the first magnitude. America is experiencing its first Pluto Return 248 years after the Declaration of Independence, building in intensity to 2025, when the karmic levers of time cycles are being made visible. The Sun/Moon at 28 Leo eclipses Donald Trump’s Mars and Ascendant. With no fewer than 9 planets including Mercury retrograde–connecting back to Source—this is a moment of reckoning. The Messenger of the Gods in Virgo will bring news to light that will ricochet down the timeline until September 5 when he turns direct right on the August 21 eclipse degree of 28° Leo.
Chandra Symbol for the 29 degrees Leo Solar Eclipse: A Broken Sword.
Consecration to a higher power. The giving-over of the personal will—the marvel of root change. Coming to the end of your own path, and it is just the beginning of the greater way. The heart must open. The infinite must be born inside. The destiny-necessity is there—so much karmic backlog. So many ways to be right and to be wrong. The realization in the very midst that there is nobody listening to the old story and everybody is waiting for somebody or something else to come through. A profound and utter doorway into a great unknown. What has been is finished. What shall be is so very different. And what is now is a question and a prayer and a destiny that must find its redemption.
“We’re at a point when Thinking with your Heart is no longer optional.”
~ Lauren Gorgo
Your Leo Nodal Mission
The Nodes of Fate move through each sign once every 18.65 years, so at every eclipse we have the chance to move further round our evolutionary spiral. In your own chart the sign and House of the Moon’s Nodes reveal the blueprint of your soul’s evolution … and the gateway to transcending time and separation consciousness. The North Node is your Dharma, the South Node your Karma.
The Dharmic North Node in Leo + the Karmic South Node in Aquarius
= the Activation of the High Heart + The Frequency of the Unified Field
Until November 2018 our Aquarius South Node Karma is to collectively move away from disassociation, from standing by as the world crashes around us, from coldness, alienation, the PDST that living online and 24/7 media develops in us. Away from detachment, distance and denial.
This is the shadow side of Aquarius triggered by the self-sabotaging South Node’s passage through the sign. We are wounded, we are traumatized, we are shell-shocked and overwhelmed. Is there a cure, an antidote? The North Node Medicine is the dharmic blessing of Leo. Leo refracts Source on Ray 1 of Will and Purpose. This energy is the beginning and the final synthesis—the source of all energies. It is the essence of power and energy itself refracted through purpose, direction and dynamism. So we must honor our wounds but refuse to be defined by them. Refuse to be cowed by separation and divisiveness.
The bridge across the polarity of Leo/Aquarius is through activating our High Heart whilst aligning with the frequency of the unified field.
Frame it as a once-in-18-years reminder to reconnect with your wellspring of Source creativity by riding the Leo Ray 1 eclipse energy of self-expression and personal power. Commit to reclaiming or rekindling a passion for real, to launching it out in the world, no matter how small.
Whatever it might be—singing, dancing, playing, writing, cooking, painting, blogging—own it, embody it and give voice to it. Not to be “special”, but for the benefit of others. The more you embody your sensual unselfconscious self, the more you align with your purpose.
There is a six-month Fire Walk ahead from August 21 2017 to the Mirror Image Solar eclipse of February 15, 2018 in Aquarius, passing through more Gateways in September and December.
- Remind yourself that this deep space eclipse wave is not head stuff—it’s somatic, physical, integrative.
- Drop old archetypes—ways and templates of translating reality—they are falling away with lower time-lines. Don’t just replace past patterns with a different façade, title or label.
- Release 3D tools and belief systems that helped you cross the Rainbow Bridge—they are now too limiting for this new paradigm.
- Leave behind the intense focus on your small personality Self: “I have Moon square Pluto or my Enneagram Number is ….or my story is so special……..”
- Watch as linear creations—such as timed plans or time-tables and blueprints—appear briefly then disappear.
- Understand that your astrology chart is your Merkaba—your vehicle—for this lifetime. It’s not about polishing or primping the vehicle or sitting in it looking at the engineering but where you go in it and how well you read the “weather” conditions.
- Learn to respond to and not interpret your own and unique changes and shifts—notice where your awareness has changed along with your passion, your focus.
- Instead of being caught up in the drama of eclipses and solar flares, ground your expanding energy field and embodiment. Create reliable daily foundations to transition you to the new experience. Paradoxically, this level of awakening requires so much sleep, essential to allow the rewriting of form to occur. Acclimatize to your new energy flow by attuning to whatever your body needs—perhaps a few knock-out days followed by very physically active ones.
- Drink lots of water.
- Look at what are you being drawn to by way of responsible creation. What actions are you taking in this shifting Field as a result of what you’re learning?
“Change: a deep and sometimes painful realization that the previous You didn’t make it but the current You survived” ~ Andrea Balt.
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