Every year, a series of magical events takes place – the Eclipses. And they hold a deep significance for our karma and soul purpose.
The upcoming New Moon in bold Aries will kickstart this year’s life-changing eclipse season with a rare hybrid solar eclipse.
But what is an eclipse?
In astronomy, an eclipse is a complete or partial obscuring of a celestial body by another. The word comes from the Greek ékleipsis, “abandonment, failure, cessation, obscuring of a celestial body by another”.
An eclipse happens when three celestial objects become aligned, weaving a tapestry of cosmic forces that bring about transformation and change.
There are two major types: solar (at the time of the New Moon) and lunar (at the time of the Full Moon).
What is a New and Full Moon?
From the Earth’s perspective, New and Full moons are when the Sun, Earth and Moon align.
If the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun, it is a New Moon. And we say they are at the same degree in the sky.
When the Earth is between the Moon and the Sun, it is a Full Moon. From the Earth’s perspective, the Moon and the Sun are opposite.
When those alignments occur within 15 degrees of the Lunar nodes, there is an eclipse.
So a Solar eclipse is when the Moon obscures the Sun at the time of the New Moon.
And a Lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth obscures the Moon at the time of the Full Moon. The Moon doesn’t go completely dark and takes a red hue, hence ‘Blood Moon’. Effectively, the Moon is passing through the Earth’s shadow.
There is no direct light of the Sun illuminating the Moon; the light is reflected instead, like a sunset or sunrise.
What are the Lunar nodes?
Lunar nodes are where the Moon crosses the Earth’s orbital plane. They are not physical bodies but two theoretical points, the North Node and the South Node. The Nodes are always opposite in the sky and your natal chart.
In Astrology, the Lunar Nodes show where your soul has been and where it needs to go.
In Vedic astrology, the Ouroboros symbolises the Lunar Nodes – a snake that eats its own tail.
The South Node is known as the Dragon’s Tail – where we come from.
The North Node is the Dragon’s Head – where we are going.
They are related to your soul’s journey. The South Node feels familiar, and the North Node feels uncomfortable yet tempting.
Accordingly, eclipses near the North Node bring new possibilities, while eclipses near the South Node bring the release of karma and the past.
The opposition of the Lunar nodes in the sky means they are always in opposite signs. And they spend about 1,5 years in each pair of signs.
Each pair symbolises the ends of the same theme and the need to strive for balance.
Eclipse season 2023
The Lunar Nodes are currently in the Taurus-Scorpio axis, and on July 17th, 2023, they will enter the Aries-Libra. And they will stay until January 2025.
The North Node, now in Taurus, will move to Aries and the South Node will move from Scorpio to Libra.
This year’s season is an invitation to claim your power and worth in relationships and move from being dependent by giving your power away to becoming independent and releasing your need for control.
And it all starts with cultivating a healthy relationship with yourself.
You can only be in control of yourself.
Dates eclipse season 2023
Here are the dates for this year’s eclipse season:
- April 20, 2023 – Solar Eclipse (Hybrid) – New Moon in Aries (29°)
- May 5, 2023 – Lunar Eclipse (Penumbral) – Full Moon in Scorpio (14°)
- October 14, 2023 – Solar Eclipse (Annular) – New Moon in Libra (21°)
- October 28, 2023 – Lunar Eclipse (Partial) – Full Moon in Taurus (5°)
What does it mean for you?
If New moons are a time for new beginnings, solar eclipses completely restart an area of your life.
If Full moons are times of culmination and revelation, lunar eclipses bring fated endings, culminations, breakthroughs and massive changes in an area of your life.
Each eclipse season is an opportunity to create new paths and patterns and release what no longer serves you.
Wishing you the courage to step into your purpose,
With love and care,
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