The Goddess Reveals Herself: Bursts of Aries and Libra

Laser lights in the fog machine, "845"  party ad BSP in Kingston, New York this past Saturday night. Photo by Eric Francis.
Laser lights in the fog machine, “845” party at BSP in Kingston, NY on Saturday night. Photo by Eric Francis.

Note, Planet Waves FM will be updated Monday evening, on the eve of the Full Moon- total lunar eclipse. If you’re interested in the personal implications of this astrology, I suggest you listen to my  Welcome Notes for the Spring Reading, available free to all readers. That page also includes three samples of the readings.

OVER THE NEXT 48 HOURS, we get to experience some spectacular astrology across the Aries-Libra axis. By axis, I mean that the polarity that spans from Aries to Libra is involved, the opposition of signs that covers the topics ‘I Am’ to ‘We Are’ and back again. When you consider how much of existence consists of exploring I and we, it’s easy to see that these are two signs that can sum up most of human experience.

I’ve provided several different visual views of this polarity in the charts mingled with this article. There are two primary events and many smaller ones in the mix. The primary events are Mercury in Aries joining the cardinal grand cross aspect, which aligns exactly on Monday.

Then on Tuesday, there is a total eclipse of the Moon in Libra, which happens at the Libra Full Moon. Eclipses are mighty events, moments when we mark the time of our lives on the longest measure. They are points of no return, when events accelerate and often seem fated. They can represent developments that involve many people, and that reach across any kind of boundary. There is almost always some experience of ‘the unexpected’, which somehow turns out to be obvious in hindsight.

Together these events describe revelation and awakening, one that can sweep you up in its current, with a few shocking tones of brilliance mixed in. Though they represent something immensely influential, you can also think of these events as gradual increases in the vibration as we approach the next major pair of events, Mars aligning with the grand cross on April 23, followed by an eclipse of the Sun on April 29.

A lot of Aries -- with Mercury conjunct Uranus.
A lot of Aries — with Mercury conjunct Uranus.

Mercury is now in Aries and Monday it makes both a conjunction to Uranus and a square to Pluto. You can see that in the diagram to the left; the blue “H” is Uranus and the green guy with horns right below it is Mercury. They have the same degree location (13 degrees, and 11 arc minutes); that is a conjunction, which acts like a fusion of the two planets into one thought or idea.

This happens in Aries, the sign of self. The conjunction to Uranus in Aries is outgoing; the square to Pluto in Capricorn (not shown in this diagram) is deeply introspective. These two modes of existence require balance and careful alchemy, but they don’t contradict one another. They are elements of one another.

When a fast-moving inner planet such as Mercury aligns with majestic, world-changing slow-movers like Uranus and Pluto (well, there’s quite nothing like Uranus and Pluto, but you get the idea), it brings to the forefront of awareness what was previously in the background — perhaps what has been lingering in the background for many years. That is how consciousness often works; something is right there, and then some factor brings it to the front, where you can see it clearly and relate it to the rest of your experience.

That’s exactly what Mercury is doing right now. When it makes a conjunction to Uranus, it also makes a square to Pluto (touching the Uranus-Pluto square in one gesture) and also a square to Jupiter. Mercury is the planet of awareness and ideas, and it’s being infused with the inventive, penetrating energy of the slower planets.

When the fast planet shows up among the slow ones, it can reveal or make conscious what was always there, then suddenly it’s obvious to see. In my happiest interpretation of this alignment, we get a sense of urgency mingled with wisdom that leads to a stunning, inventive burst of self-awareness. There is that necessary step of recognizing that in being yourself, you are alone as such; then you can come to full consciousness and offer yourself to shared experience with other individuals or groups of individuated people.

There is a cautionary note in Aries, with a conjunction of Eris, Juno and the Sun still close at hand: the caution is about how selfish humans can be, and how self-centered we are conditioned to be. We are all aware of the tendency to exploit relationships and give as little back as possible, however the roles get assigned or chosen. Self-centered is not the same thing as self-aware. Selfish is not the same thing as self-aware. Withholding oneself is different from offering oneself.

A lot of Libra, with the Moon about eight hours ahead of Tuesday's lunar eclipse.
A lot of Libra, with the Moon about eight hours ahead of Tuesday’s lunar eclipse.

At the same moment on the other side of the sky, Libra is emphasized by the position of the Moon. The Moon is the gray crescent, second planet from the bottom on the diagram immediately to the right. The Moon represents our investment in the We Are factor, which is complex and often challenging. Often it is merely about maintaining appearances or covering over insecurity. The less self-aware one is, the more challenging it can be, though self-awareness can come with the experience of filtering out people who are less self-aware, who lose themselves in relationships or who are not able to balance out the self-other dance in a creative way.

The Moon makes a conjunction to the local ascendant (that is the AC, here in Kingston; so it’s rising in this chart though it’s not displayed in the rising position in this diagram); then the Moon makes a conjunction to Vesta (purple chevron, which represents core creative fire, service, devotion, sexual healing) and finally a conjunction to Ceres (the purple thing that looks like a question mark, which represents deep emotions, mother-daughter situations, and the most wide-reaching dimension of goddess energy in the astrological palette).

That is worth a moment of thought. Mercury is becoming aware of something, and we might ask what that is; some information comes from over in Libra, where the Moon first conjoins the fire goddess Vesta, who selflessly offers herself in the service of humanity; and then the earth goddess Ceres, the divine mother who presides over the seasons, the concepts of balance and equilibrium, the nourishment content of emotions or the lack thereof; and the grief that is implicit in the human experience of love, loss and reconciliation. When we think of goddess in the form of Earth Goddess, Gaia, or the Planetary Mother, Ceres is the closest approximation we have to that — and as a symbolic representative she is very close to the core idea.

Focus on the Aries-Libra axis of Tuesday's total lunar eclipse, which is in Libra. The Moon is the gray crescent to the upper right' the Sun is the yellow circle with the dot in the middle, on the lower left.
Focus on the Aries-Libra axis of Tuesday’s total lunar eclipse, which is in Libra. The Moon is the gray crescent to the upper right; the Sun is the yellow circle with the dot in the middle, on the lower left.

There is an implied message here. Vesta describes a cleansing or ‘purification’ process; the experience of giving up what you’re not devoted to, to make room for that which you’re entirely devoted to. That is the basic sequence of Moon-Vesta, Moon-Ceres.

The total lunar eclipse in Venus-ruled Libra happens exactly conjunct Ceres. There is a message here that our concept of ‘goddess’ needs to be more complex than lover/sex partner/mom. The eclipse pulls back a veil on what that something might be, or might necessitate — contact with the Earth itself. There’s a lot in here about how the solar nature and the lunar/earthy nature must be balanced, and there’s a lot in here about how this is all, as in all, about our relationships to ourselves and to others.

We might think about planetary healing as stopping Monsanto or ending wars or McDonald’s going away. That would start with you, personally, eating food that is healthy for your body. It would start with you recognizing the connection between what you eat and how you feel. It would start with how you treat yourself and by extension, how you treat others.

It is, however, nearly impossible to relate these things as concepts in any meaningful way; the best way to teach is by embodying the ideas and then conveying them by example. Another excellent way to embody and convey them is by making decisions.

Eclipse of the Moon in Libra on April 15, 2014. This chart is set for Kingston, NY. The eclipse is to the upper right side of the chart; the Moon is the grey crescent, opposite the yellow circle, which is the Sun. Notice how the planets are arranged in a kind of barbell -- follow all those purple lines in the middle of the chart. Toward the bottom is Aries and toward the top is Libra. So this eclipse is a rather impressive study in polarity.
Eclipse of the Moon in Libra on April 15, 2014, set for Kingston, New York. The eclipse is to the upper right side of the chart; the Moon is illustrated as the grey crescent, opposite the yellow circle to the lower left, which is the Sun. Notice how the planets are arranged in a kind of barbell — follow all those purple lines in the middle of the chart. Toward the bottom is Aries and toward the top is Libra. So this eclipse is a rather impressive study in polarity.

All of this leads to a total eclipse of the Moon across the Aries-Libra axis. That is shown in detail on the chart above and in full-picture format on the chart to the right.

You might describe this as the ‘full activation’ of the Aries-Libra axis, the one about I Am and We Are. The eclipse is the part of this story that doesn’t care whether someone is paying attention. The eclipse will have its influence, and reach everyone on the vibration level where their awareness is located.

To those who are on a dense or more resistant vibration, the eclipse might feel like something being imposed on them.

To those who are taking initiative or who are flexible, it might feel like an opportunity to make adjustments or to make decisions, or like their life is suddenly aligning with their feeling of what is fated or destined.

I am not saying destiny is involved, or that someone else is making decisions — I am describing one potential manifestation of the feeling of these events. Eclipses can also feel like an acceleration of experience, a release point, and the tangible, immediate sensation of a new era of one’s life beginning.

An eclipse of the Moon is a kind of reset, and when the Moon seems to disappear, what is behind it, what comes through in this particular event, is the goddess Ceres. Yet when I say this, I am not talking about anything outside yourself. I am talking about an honest relationship to yourself, to your feelings, to your body and the planet you live on. To me the veil coming back and ‘Ceres’ consciousness being revealed sums up the message of Tuesday’s eclipse, which is saying that if you’re looking for something in your contact with others, then go deeper. That might seem obvious, and it might take some courage; it will be worth it, because that missing thing is indeed deeper than you usually go.

To be continued tomorrow — tune into Planet Waves FM. I explain in elegant simplicity and vivid detail how this astrology influences the 12 signs and rising signs. Listen to the free introduction to my Spring Reading to get a sense of how these events might influence you.


18 thoughts on “The Goddess Reveals Herself: Bursts of Aries and Libra”

  1. Thanks jinspace. Focusing today on staying grounded, tuning up the voice, and getting physically and emotionally warm. The challenge today going into tomorrow night is feeling myself be in an unfamiliar space. The rest is probably going to be a shot from an interstellar space pod into moving space. I am excited.

    I will be at the Lowell Center, University of Wisconsin in Madison, 7pm Wednesday night. Free. Planet wavers in Madison, stop on in! My lecture demo is called “Finding the Voice — building, birthing and telling our stories”

  2. Fe – Your director made a brilliant choice that is going to make you shine. If I were anywhere near Madison, I’d go see you tomorrow. Break a leg!

  3. Mindbodyalchemy:

    Thank you for your offering of the Lunar Conjunction points as always I appreciate. And in relation to the points as they are between Pelion, Eris and Juno relevant to the Eris story I see it as a moment of our transforming this discordant energy.

    Personally I am just not feeling this is the ‘time’ for ‘honoring’ or reliving shadow, however valuable it has led me to bring about a healing energy. But instead at this Lunar Eclipse I feel it brings a time of moving beyond, through such will and determination, to be lifted from shadow (at 25+ degrees), to greater light through grace and humility.

    With your addition, I was moved to look to the Eclipse’s Sabian Symbol Degrees:


    Supreme endowment, and inexhaustibility of resources in all pos­sible life realms. Sometimes obsession by potentiality.


    Necessary cooperation between mind, will, spirit-and heart, love. Power of psychological balance and compensation. Unity.

  4. . . . . I’m wondering if Apophis conjunct Klotho trine Mars and Demeter might be symbolizing a new (Klotho) way of addressing our fears (Apophis) regarding the Earth’s (Demeter) destruction by combating (Mars) it through communication (air signs Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) and partnership (Libra) such as in the way many countries are assisting in locating the missing (air)plane.

    This thought courtesy of Iris the Messenger (17+ Taurus) trine Elatus the Communicator (17+ Virgo) and the eclipsed Moon.

  5. it’s almost exactly on my natal venus while the nn is on my sun.
    feeling much more in my power than usual.

  6. You hit it out of the ball park for me too Eric (thanks aword!) and I’ve been thinking about this astrology from a different perspective, more about its world-wide effects rather than a personal one, but your phrasing has blended both perspectives quite nicely. The whole Ceres conjunct Moon in Libra was an earth-mother thing (in my musings) – even back at the Aries Equinox when it was Mars who was at 25+ Libra. At that time the Moon in Scorpio was trine Chiron (healer) in Pisces and Jupiter (expanse) in Cancer and, when placed in Washington DC, she also trined the ascendant in Cancer.

    On a personal level I’ve pretty much accepted that the lost plane won’t be found, but truly believe that all this searching by a multitude of countries will lead to something very, very positive for our planet. For years there have been people in the discovery business that have remarked on how the deep oceans were the last frontier and that we knew more about space than the deep waters on planet Earth. I’m sure some of those scientific types are ecstatic about all this money being spent on a search for one plane yet denied (by the same governments) for research on the oceans and seas. At the time of the Equinox, Saturn exactly opposed Sedna (protector of deep water), and the Moon was less than 6 degrees from Saturn in Scorpio.

    So Ceres, even before the Equinox has been traveling along with Vesta and they have kept a sextile with Pallas in Leo (due to their retrogrades), and at times their sextile pattern hooked up with other planets in squares, oppositions and an occasional yod as well as sextiling (Ceres-Vesta) and trining (Pallas) the Galactic Center. Now the Sun trines Pallas and she brings her wisdom to the grand trine of the GC in Sagittarius and the Aries Sun. Perhaps that’s part of the goddess’ plan and why the Moon will dim her light (due to Earth’s shadow) at her most recognized time in the cycle of Sun-Moon. Oh the wily ways of these goddesses!

    Further evidence of this can be found in tomorrow’s Eclipse chart as asteroid Demeter (Greek’s original version of Roman Ceres) at 17+ Gemini conjuncts Chaos (16+ Gemini) as so many facts (Gemini) have led to confusion, but still they search on. Apollo (sun god) at 17+ Virgo retro and Borasisi (not quite a real sun/conscious awareness but works for some) at 17+ Pisces, accompanied by Hebe (serve), Pandora (one problem after another), Astraea (keeps on keeping on), Siwa (process that precedes insight) and Arachne (there’s a pattern here), all between 16-18 Pisces, are all squaring Demeter and Chaos. Others aid Demeter such as Apophis (trapped in the underworld; enemy of the Sun) and Klotho (new beginning) at 17+ Aquarius who trine her, but perhaps it is Mars at 16+ Libra retrograde, who is Demeter’s best hope as he approaches the cardinal cross. No doubt in my mind that Venus’ influence (Mars is in her sign) and his lengthy period accompanying Ceres and Vesta (along with his equinox holding of the Moon’s place in the eclipse – 25+ Libra – tomorrow) has given him new purpose. He will speak for us and for the goddesses who symbolize nurturance and the caretaking of Earth when he opposes Uranus and squares Pluto and Jupiter.

    I would also note that asteroid Hekate, symbol of the crone stage of the moon cycle, will also be at 25+ Libra retrograde. Hekate adds her symbolism of wisdom gained over time as the moon darkens tomorrow for she is associated with birth and in Libra that could be our new relationship with our planet. I’ve enjoyed all the comments here and also wish Fe the best of luck on Wednesday. Terpsichore is at 14+ Aries and conjunct Mercury and Uranus in tomorrow’s eclipse chart!

  7. Apropos the Juno-Pelion-Eris triple conjunction on the Aries-Libra axis, and the current global environment of conflict:

    Jiddu Krishnamurti addressed an audience in Bangalore, India during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947-1948, which had erupted in the aftermath of the partition of India. He emphasized that “To put an end to outward war, you must begin to put an end to war in yourself.” (See Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti, Vol V.)


    War is the spectacular and bloody projection of our everyday life, is it not? War is merely an outward expression of our inward state, an enlargement of our daily action. It is more spectacular, more bloody, more destructive, but it is the collective result of our individual activities. Therefore, you and I are responsible for war and what can we do to stop it? Obviously the ever-impending war cannot be stopped by you and me, because it is already in movement; it is already taking place, though at present chiefly on the psychological level. As it is already in movement, it cannot be stopped- the issues are too many, too great, and are already committed. But you and I, seeing that the house is on fire, can understand the causes of that fire, can go away from it and build in a new place with different materials that are not combustible, that will not produce other wars. That is all that we can do. You and I can see what creates wars, and if we are interested in stopping wars, then we can begin to transform ourselves, who are the causes of war.

    An American lady came to see me a couple of years ago, during the war. She said she had lost her son in Italy and that she had another son aged sixteen whom she wanted to save; so we talked the thing over. I suggested to her that to save her son she had to cease to be an American; she had to cease to be greedy, cease piling up wealth, seeking power, domination, and be morally simple – not merely simple in clothes, in outward things, but simple in her thoughts and feelings, in her relationships. She said, “That is too much. You are asking far too much. I cannot do it, because circumstances are too powerful for me to alter.” Therefore she was responsible for the destruction of her son.

    Circumstances can be controlled by us, because we have created the circumstances. Society is the product of relationship, society changes; merely to rely on legislation, on compulsion, for the transformation of outward society, while remaining inwardly corrupt, while continuing inwardly to seek power, position, domination, is to destroy the outward, however carefully and scientifically built. That which is inward is always overcoming the outward.

    What causes war – religious, political or economic? Obviously belief, either in nationalism, in an ideology, or in a particular dogma. If we had no belief but goodwill, love and consideration between us, then there would be no wars. But we are fed on beliefs, ideas and dogmas and therefore we breed discontent. The present crisis is of an exceptional nature and we as human beings must either pursue the path of constant conflict and continuous wars, which are the result of our everyday action, or else see the causes of war and turn our back upon them.

    Obviously what causes war is the desire for power, position, prestige, money; also the disease called nationalism, the worship of a flag; and the disease of organized religion, the worship of a dogma. All these are the causes of war; if you as an individual belong to any of the organized religions, if you are greedy for power, if you are envious, you are bound to produce a society which will result in destruction. So again it depends upon you and not on the leaders – not on so-called statesmen and all the rest of them. It depends upon you and me but we do not seem to realize that. If once we really felt the responsibility of our own actions, how quickly we could bring to an end all these wars, this appalling misery! But you see, we are indifferent. We have three meals a day, we have our jobs, we have our bank account, big or little, and we say, “For God’s sake, don’t disturb us, leave us alone”. The higher up we are, the more we want security, permanency, tranquility, the more we want to be left alone, to maintain things fixed as they are; but they cannot be maintained as they are, because there is nothing to maintain. Everything is disintegrating. We do not want to face these things, we do not want to face the fact that you and I are responsible for wars.

    You and I may talk about peace, have conferences, sit round a table and discuss, but inwardly, psychologically, we want power, position, we are bound by beliefs, by dogmas, for which we are willing to die and destroy each other. Do you think such men, you and I, can have peace in the world? To have peace, we must be peaceful; to live peacefully means not to create antagonism.

    Peace is not an ideal. To me, an ideal is merely an escape, an avoidance of what is, a contradiction of what is. An ideal prevents direct action upon what is – which we will go into presently, in another talk. But to have peace, we will have to love, we will have to begin, not to live an ideal life, but to see things as they are and act upon them, transform them. As long as each one of us is seeking psychological security, the physiological security we need – food, clothing and shelter – is destroyed. We are seeking psychological security, which does not exist; and we seek it, if we can, through power, through position, through titles, names – all of which is destroying physical security. This is an obvious fact, if you look at it.

    To bring about peace in the world, to stop all wars, there must be a revolution in the individual, in you and me. Economic revolution without this inward revolution is meaningless, for hunger is the result of the maladjustment of economic conditions produced by our psychological states – greed, envy, ill-will and possessiveness.

    To put an end to sorrow, to hunger, to war, there must be a psychological revolution and few of us are willing to face that. We will discuss peace, plan legislation, create new leagues, the United Nations and so on and on; but we will not win peace because we will not give up our position, our authority, our money, our properties, our stupid lives. To rely on others is utterly futile; others cannot bring us peace. No leader is going to give us peace, no government, no army, no country. What will bring peace is inward transformation which will lead to outward action.

    Inward transformation is not isolation, is not a withdrawal from outward action. On the contrary, there can be right action only when there is right thinking and there is no right thinking when there is no self-knowledge. Without knowing yourself, there is no peace.

    To put an end to outward war, you must begin to put an end to war in yourself. Some of you will nod your heads and say, ” I agree”, and go outside and do exactly the same as you have been doing for the last ten or twenty years. Your agreement is merely verbal and has no significance, for the world miseries and wars are not going to be stopped by your casual assent. They will be stopped only when you realize the danger, when you realize your responsibility, when you do not leave it to somebody else. If you realize the suffering, if you see the urgency of immediate action and do not postpone, then you will transform yourself; peace will come only when you yourself are peaceful, when you yourself are at peace with your neighbour.

  8. Did you know Eric that there’s a sense with Ceres in its glyph? and would a understanding that it is.
    I note that Ceres in the map is not the same as that mentioned in the book of Jean Billon author of the universe of asteroids
    Excellent Lunar Eclipse at all

  9. Location, location, location.

    Unmentioned in Eric’s superb account of this extraordinary alignment is Pelion, the only centaur planet named after a place rather than an individual. Pelion represents a site of origin of events with far-reaching consequences.

    Pelion is a hook-like peninsula on the Aegean Sea at the southeastern part of Thessaly. The thickly forested mountain, considered one of the most beautiful in Greece, with a panorama that offers views of Mount Olympus. Named after the mythical king Peleus, father of Achilles, Mount Pelion is the legendary home of the Centaurs. Pelion represents a site of origin for events with far-reaching consequences, including the potential for war.

    Seeking to avert a prophecy that threatened his downfall, Zeus (Jupiter) forced a marriage between Peleus, a mortal hero, and Thetis, a sea goddess (and one of the earliest of deities worshiped in Archaic Greece). Their union produced the hero Achilles. The wedding banquet took place on Mount Pelion near the cave of Chiron (mentor of many heroes, including Jason, Achilles, Theseus and Heracles).

    However, Eris, goddess of discord was not invited, for she would have made the party unpleasant for everyone. Angered by this snub, Eris arrived at the celebration with a golden apple from the Garden of the Hesperides, which she threw into the proceedings, upon which was the inscription καλλίστῃ (kallistēi, “for the fairest one”). The ensuing dispute between the goddesses Hera (Juno), Aphrodite (Venus) and Athene lead to the catastrophic Trojan War.

    Activating the Cardinal Grand Cross, Mercury (Hermes – who was present at the famed ‘Judgement of Paris’) urges us to be mindful that celebrating the goddess includes honoring her shadow.

    Here’s the staccato of exact conjunctions between Pelion, Eris and Juno at (22 Aries) that put a fine point on the total Lunar eclipse (25 Libra).

    13 April 2014
    06:38:12 UT – Juno (22 ar 26’27”) conjunct Pelion (22 ar 26’27”)
    08:33:14 UT – Moon enters Libra (direct)
    09:29:51 UT – Juno (22 ar 30’29”) conjunct Eris (22 ar 30’29”)
    11:55:26 UT – Sun (23 ar 28’47”) opposite Vesta (23 li 28’47” Rx)

    14 April 2014
    14:47:42 UT – Juno (23 ar 11’49”) opposite Vesta (23 li 11’49” Rx)
    16:48:17 UT – Pelion (22 ar 31’20”) conjunct Eris (22 ar 31’20”)
    18:32:08 UT – Mercury (12 ar 48’57”) square Jupiter (12 cn 48’57”)
    23:15:29 UT – Mercury (13 ar 11’17”) conjunct Uranus (13 ar 11’17”)
    23:47:26 UT – Pluto stations retrograde (13 cp 34’49”)

    15 April 2014
    04:13:10 UT – Mercury (13 ar 34’49”) square Pluto (13 cp 34’49” Rx)
    07:42:17 UT – FULL MOON – Sun (25 ar 15’58”) opposite Moon (25 li 15’58”)
    07:45:40 UT – TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE (25 li 17’49”)

    16 April 2014
    11:15:03 UT – Mercury (16 ar 3’26”) opposite Mars (16 li 3’26” Rx)

  10. Yeti, thanks for the specific mention of Left-Coast timing/shining. (I like the Left coast thing a lot….good one.

    Don’t know when I’ve been so fuzzy-headed, even with Neptune transiting natal Sun all this time. Jupiter’s been on natal Ceres, Pluto has been on natal Mars and all the lovely planets in Aries have touched down on natal Moon/Eris. So what oh what could this Eclipse bring?….exact upon both of my namesake asteroids in Libra…..

    Ironic that the past couple days have also put Decision-Making up front and center–if only because the fuzzy head has made every little one near impossible and therefore all the more important.

    Nail on the head, Eric. Thank you.

  11. Thank you Eric for this loving, message and prescription. I am right there feeling my way around the circle and through, at the center of this cross. Through the Full moon lunar eclipse I will be asking for continued guidance, acceptance and awareness to all that offers to me and unfolds! Turning that unknowing, and releasing (which for so many of us in ‘time perspective’ turns to fear) into excitement as in the moment of ‘awake’ as in discovery.

    And the powerful insight I am now receiving from our Moon’s Femine nurturing quality is in harnessing and utilizing our Sun’s masculine action towards riding this cycle’s polarity of energy found in ‘working’ relationship. Transforming this vibration is in unison. Then the final piece of this empowering-relationship, is through offering ‘space’, letting in our higher power’s intuition and the guidance to finally lift this sphere to reach an elevated vibrational frequency; of, and through humility.

  12. Fe!! How exciting and wonderful!! Break a Leg for sure. Please update afterward…..your performance will be stupendous!

  13. The eclipse is tonight. Some calendars will say Tuesday, but for things like this I find it less confusing to use the day/night divisions of magical hours cause the night after midnight is the same night as the night before midnight, but daybreak is an obvious break. In our local on the Left coast the peak of the eclipse is around midnight (the sky’s midnight more than the clock’s) so our version has the goddess shining down from the midheaven, just left of Mars.

  14. Yo, Mary!!

    On Wednesday, I am going to make my first lecture demo SOLO at the University of Wisconsin in Madison on dramaturgy for political theater. Over the weekend I had my entire, quite academic slide presentation upended by my director, who made me ditch the Power Point slides and instead, fly low and fast. Going to use everything I learned in 24 years of working with our theater company and PERFORMING the lesson.

    Wish me a break a leg.

  15. Eric – in this one article you have just explained so much to me about my life in terms of history, guiding themes, and current developments and manifestations. (My natal Vesta is in the 8th & Ceres is in the 10th, conjunct Mercury.) Wow! And thank you. What an illuminating post.

  16. Holy moly, Eric! The synthesis of this is amazing: “the experience of giving up what you’re not devoted to, to make room for that which you’re entirely devoted to.”

    The Sun is shining onto all of this from my 9th house — my core spirituality, looking into my emotional body (Moon, Vesta & Ceres in my 3rd house) to clear out attachments to things I no longer need to stay devoted to.

    …and then the Mercury/Uranus/Pluto piece…just in case I’m not sure what those attachments are. Incredible work, Eric.

  17. Thank you so much for rhis amazing piece (and photo!)Eric. Am feeling physically and mentally weird with this eclipse energy right now.

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