This month’s lunar cycle begins with a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE at 23°08” Sagittarius on Monday, December 14. It is “total,” as the Sun and Moon are closely conjunct the South Node of the Moon, which is the point at which the orbital path of the Moon around the Earth intersects the ecliptic (the path of the Earth around the Sun), making an almost exact alignment of the Earth with the Moon and Sun. This eclipse will be particularly spectacular to view as there is increased solar activity making for a vast corona, the outer atmosphere of the Sun that is visible around the dark Moon at the eclipse.
It will be most visible across Chile and Argentina midday.
Astrologers have long seen eclipses as malefic through past centuries, and they continue to hold a certain foreboding mystery within the psyche of humanity to this day. This is because the Moon blocks out the Sun’s light, which can bring darkness to midday. In ancient times it was thought that a dragon swallowed the Sun. This has also been experienced as the astral shield of the Earth being opened to allow in entities, souls, and spirit beings from other worlds and dimensional realms. In many traditions, they are seen to bring up sudden surprises, unexpected events, and disruptions.
I liken this Solar eclipse and the Lunar cycle it initiates as the climax of 2020 and the Piscean Age. Within this cycle, we will also have the two largest planets in our solar system align at the first degree of Aquarius, heralding the birth of a new 200-year cycle of these planets conjuncting in air signs. They have been in earth signs with one exception for the last 200 years. The Pluto square Mars/Eris, Neptune square the Nodes, and Lilith conjunct Uranus can all be seen in this eclipse’s accompanying chart.
As a child growing up, we looked forward to the fireworks on July 4, celebrating Independence Day in the United States. That is what this month will be like. And just like many peak experiences, the intensity will climax and then reside, leaving a small, sad feeling inside when the show is over, and you get back in the car, go home, and return to your everyday life. The breaking up and breaking down of established norms and institutions is well underway and building toward a crescendo.
However, the process of building new ones more appropriate for our expanding consciousness is only just beginning. This month will see many protests, and these protests will be more or less “successful” according to your personal beliefs, investments, goals, and needs. One thing is sure that through these experiences, each of us will be able to feel and see more clearly our values and morals and the type of lifestyle we would like to create to maintain them.
The first weekly quarter of this cycle sees the Moon move out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn, joining first Pluto, then Jupiter and Saturn before heading into Aquarius and Pisces for the first quarter square. As with any new start, the end results are far off and unknown, so it is necessary to trust ourselves, our instincts, and follow our gut. It is most certainly a time to take ownership over our destinies, which may include confronting external authorities who have limited us in the past, taking responsibility for any messes we have created, and receiving compensation for the good we have generated. The overtone of the week will be one of “pay your dues and set yourself free,” so go for it!
So Much Love,
Kaypacha will break down this month’s lunar cycle into weekly and daily aspects for members of the New Paradigm Astrology community. It is a group of folks deeply interested in using the wisdom of the stars to guide and illuminate their lives. I invite you to join us as we discover our greatest potentials, revealed through our unique personal soul maps, which are perhaps now lying dormant in our souls’ recesses, to rebirth ourselves through these times and co-create a new reality with love as the foundation stone.