Working with the First Eclipse Portal of 2023, 4/19 to 5/5: Here's What You Need to Know.
The first pair of eclipses of 2023 are upon us!
Here's your guide....
Eclipses typically occur in pairs of two - a new moon eclipse or solar eclipse, and a full moon eclipse, or lunar eclipse, not necessarily in that order - two weeks apart, in spring and fall, forming "portals" of change (the two weeks in between the eclipses).
Eclipses are based on the lunar nodes - these are calculated points and "shadows" of the moon, with the north node representing soul growth, increase, appetite, future, and destiny (what's pulling us forward), and the south node representing karma, decrease, release, past, and fate (what is completed/what we are moving away from - or what's holding us back).
Working with the 4/19 Aries New Moon Eclipse
How do you work with this epic new moon eclipse to harness it's potent power in your life? I've got three steps for you, and the set up this week leading up to the eclipse is crucial.
1. Believe. This is a Mars-ruled new moon eclipse bringing powerful change having to do with self-assertion, with Mars transiting Cancer, sign of the tenacious crab. The ascendant for this new moon eclipse falls in Sagittarius - sign of faith, belief, and optimism. You've got this. Forget about surviving - set your dial to THRIVE.
2. Do the dark moon release work. We've got ruler Mars in sign of emotions and past, Cancer, in square to wounded healer Chiron in Aries AND in supportive aspect to Mercury about to go retrograde in Taurus on 4/21 (a review of thinking and communications especially around security, resources, pleasure, and material possessions), and the new moon eclipse will be in applying conjunction to the north node in the beginning degrees of Taurus all in square to Pluto at 0° Aquarius. Pluto is in square to the nodes of future and past from early March all the way til early December this year and the overarching theme is letting go of the past so you can rebirth into the future and your destiny. Cancer can be overly attached and sentimental, so now is the time to dive deep into your subconscious, heal any unresolved bits from the past, and identify any unconscious tendencies to self-sabotage. Wrap it up, close it out, and leave that stuff in the past where it belongs. It's done. Make peace with it. Drop it, leave it.
3. Take heart, have courage, turn and face your fears. This is a major new beginning in Aries, sign of self, the warrior, courage, and passion. Summon your courage and face your fears. This time, you're not shrinking, you're confronting. Everything you desire is on the other side of this, and you will win. There's no other option. You know all of the old scars and wounds, you know the patterns, and now you also are quite aware that staying stuck and giving your power away to the past is much worse than just turning to face it and saying, "not this time." Whatever you experienced in the past, you've already lived it - the memory of it only has power over you if you allow it to. And you're done with that. This is a new chapter, and that old story isn't going to be a part of it.
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