Eclipses are a disruption of the regular lunation cycles. Rather than the usual monthly New or Full Moon’s an eclipse sees the light of the Sun or Moon temporarily blocked. A New Moon eclipse, called a Solar eclipse, see’s the Sun’s light blocked by the Moon. A Full Moon eclipse, know as a Lunar eclipse, is where the Moon’s light is blocked by the Earth.
As Venus descends into the darkness, you too may find yourself in a place of withdrawal and contemplation. Out of all the planetary retrogrades, Venus is often the most internal and problematic, especially in the domain of relationships and authentic wants. While retrograde, Venus can bring a deep awareness about how much you are trading off your own happiness for the sake of someone else’s.
Thinking planet Mercury joins this eclipse suggesting that new ideas or insights could blossom. Networking, communication, a piece of information or a profound conversation may hold the key to shifting your perspectives. New ideas around what to keep and what to let go of is a big theme of this eclipse.
For the past few days, I have had friends and fellow astrologers alike ask me what is my take on Wednesday’s eclipse. I did my best to offer something relatively insightful and inspiring. As my mind pondered, I could sense the lag from brain to tongue, endeavouring to not simply blurt out, “I dunno.”