There are two solar eclipses on June 1st and July 1st, and a lunar eclipse on June 15th this year. I have always found eclipses to be enlightening at the very least.
Eclipses can bring vast changes, and the news they bring always comes from the outside in to you, so you usually have no control over what you hear or what happens. Eclipses look for weak links in any situation or relationship to bring to light, and they also shake us up, so that we can pull out of our rut and get moving again. They banish our hesitation, complacency, fear, and indecision, and fire up desire and determination.
All changes, even good ones, can bring on stress. Stress can be good for us, which is why the universe provides it from time to time. Stress keeps us alert and moves us from one stage to another, and always brings insight and maturity. Keep in mind that all eclipses are on a mission to illuminate truth, sometimes in a startling way. They move things forward very, very rapidly.
Here’s a quote from the Zodiac Arts site. I love this site!
“All eclipses indicate change; solar eclipses signify beginnings and usually manifest as events in the outer world. At solar eclipses we: begin something new, make promises to ourselves, commit, announce, present ourselves, show up, make plans, select events, make decisions, rise to the challenge, make an effort, change, mature, take on greater challenges, travel at a faster pace, feel restless, feel pressured by deadlines and a buildup of emotions, experience a crisis and feel excited.”
I spent June 1st helping my dad recover from emergency surgery. That made me a little worried about the next eclipse, to say the least! The one on June 15th is a lunar eclipse:
“A lunar eclipse is a time of beginnings, endings, exposure and major changes. It always has something to do with “relationships.” The changes are tied to how we relate and will have a lasting impression. Emotions run high, causing upsets and feelings of disorientation. Actions taken often do not have the expected results, but they do bring awareness and enlightenment. The energy of an eclipse is at its strongest during the two days before and three days after its occurrence.
At lunar eclipses we: merge, unite, announce, contact, present ourselves, bring something out into the open, make decisions, engage, rise to the challenge, make an effort, change, get a new perspective, join with others, take on greater challenges, travel at a faster pace, feel restless, feel pressured by deadlines and a buildup of emotions, and experience excitement and crisis.”
My 50th birthday fell on a solar eclipse in the middle of the biggest changes of my entire life! I was almost out of savings, I had just met my future husband Mike a few months before, and I was seriously thinking about moving in with him. How do you spell midlife crisis? Turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life to choose a future with Mike, but I didn’t know it at the time! That’s why I pay attention to what comes up around eclipses now.
This one seems like an auspicious time to paint my house a new color and begin a life-changing diet, but I’m going for it anyway! I remember an interesting metaphor about eclipses from a few years ago:
“Eclipses are like crossing a bridge, knowing you can never go back to where you started from.”