**This eclipse is associated with themes on or around September 1997. More recently, there will be a correlation between events occurring now and those that were at work in our lives during March of 2006. Contemplating these connections can help you understand the larger cycles at work in your life now.**
The celestial players for this eclipse are numerous and powerful. The Sun and Moon oppose Chiron, the Wounded Healer, acting as a catalyst to draw our our attention to that which brings us to our knees in any way for the purpose of cultivating wisdom, compassion, and strength. Mercury - which turns retrograde on September 17 - is within range of the first of three squares to cathartic Pluto from now through October 22. Pluto stations direct on September 25, ramping up the intensity of issues triggered during the past week relating to siblings, friends, and partners. And Jupiter in Virgo, already bringing a powerful year-long focus to the need to integrate details with a broader perspective and potentially dogmatic focus on health and wellness issues or expectations for progress, opposes Neptune in Pisces. Are you feeling overwhelmed by lofty expectations? Adrift and unsure of the best "next step" to take? Longing for attaining the next level of achievement in health, career, or managing the ever-flowing stream of details that is daily life in a body on planet Earth? Take heart - the cosmos is moving and shaking us all, and you're exactly where you need to be in this moment.
Mercury Square Pluto: Intense Karmic Clearing
The Mercury-Pluto square will continue exposing layers of truth that allows deeper issues to be addressed and released after Sunday's eclipse, but a sense of heaviness that accompanies the unpleasant work many of us are undertaking is undeniable in the vibe of "now". Tense conversations with partners, friends, and siblings are especially likely - conversations in which old karmic material can be released and healed over time through honest dialogue and introspection. Initial explosions may be inevitable as volatile material surfaces, but regaining a sense of balance after the storms will allow for greater wisdom and understanding to unfold.
We can extend more compassion to ourselves and others now by remembering that each of us has deeply-rooted issues that will be triggered throughout this lifetime. Each of these "trigger moment" is another opportunity to experience healing. Attempts to suppress overwhelming feelings such as anger, rage, frustration, and grief can intensify them, giving them a more powerful hold than a balanced approach to healing requires. Acknowledging these triggers and observing them from a curious, inquisitive perspective allows us to see them for what they are - energetic dross that's ready to make its way out permanently.
Jupiter Opposite Neptune: Self-Transcendence And The Power Of Personal Truth
Many people are now focused on integrating an influx of new information with already existing life structures, making this a particular confusing time. The Jupiter-Neptune opposition brings self-doubt, yearning, and a sense of confusion. But perhaps most importantly, it also provides an incredible opportunity to transcend our limitations, especially in the areas of health, routines, discernment, and an ability to digest life on every level. Amazing physical healing is possible throughout Jupiter's time in Virgo for the next year, and this eclipse embeds those themes even more solidly into the next six months. Healing that involves eliminating old elements or patterns for purification and renewal are well-supported now, as well as healing on the emotional and spiritual levels.
Can you integrate the ideas others bring forward with what your own Inner Teacher is guiding you towards? Can you rise above usual ways of seeing a situation to embrace a more complete perspective? Does another hold a piece of the "wisdom puzzle" in a way that can enhance elements of your life rather than replace old structures entirely? This is not the time to cling to old belief systems or a one-dimensional way of approaching an issue; rather, it's about viewing situations in a way that encompasses many viewpoints and possibilities for living a life in which each element is supportive of all other elements.
Throughout this six-week eclipse season, remember to be especially kind and gentle to yourself. You are a Divine Child here to do the sacred work of healing all levels of your being, of bringing more of Heaven to Earth, of experiencing fulfillment in all ways. Allow your intuition to guide you as you contemplate what new beginnings you feel called to set in motion for the next six months. The most ideal times to set intentions around new moon eclipses are 3-5 days after the eclipse itself. Unexpected shifts and changes occur much more rapidly than usual now, so allow more time to sort through desires, emotions, and possible action plans. Where do you feel called to purify, streamline, and integrate new concepts and ideas for a well-balanced and fulfilling life?