As I speak to people and hear their stories, the general theme leading to this particular Eclipse has been one of anxiety – a feeling of being overwhelmed – with a magnifying glass being pushed against each and every fine detail of our lives.
For me, it’s been a strong reminder that in times like these, we need to wake up and show up to what’s being asked of us (no matter how uncomfortable). It means being transparent and honest with ourselves and others, to find a space where we can express, explore, communicate and share with each other in a way that feels authentic to the giver and receiver.
The past months have, without a doubt, been a very challenging time for me and many others. I’ve felt squeezed within thin walls of sensitivity, where the smallest nudge from the outside can erupt into a volcano of tears – with no filter, no pause and no stop button.
I feel it’s very important in this time to stay really grounded to what is real. We need to guard against allowing ourselves to float off and avoid showing up for what’s required of us now.
I’ve met with such unpleasant thoughts of self-loathing, tasting pains from the past. Where I thought I was healed, I’ve realised that like an onion, there is another layer of trauma being released. I’ve seen my anxiety show up and sabotage a beautiful day, overwhelming me and weaving poisonous webs of doubt.
In new-found areas of my work, relationships and motherhood, I’ve been gripped by the claws of fear. With so much out of balance on our planet right now, this fear lives in the opposite dimension to love. It taps into a universal fear and deep uncertainty of the current times we live in.
Within this spiritual arena that I’ve been walking the past 15 years, there’s so much that makes sense to me. There are so many beautiful teachings, ideas, teachers, thoughts and inspiring ways of understanding what it means to be a human BEing.
At the same time, within spiritualism there seem to be many bypasses or new ways of not showing up for what is really happening in our lives. During the past weeks, I’ve wanted so much to blame my feelings on the Solar Eclipse and the opening of the Lion’s gate portal in August, which sees the new moon in Leo.
This approach seems to be an easy way to bypass what is actually happening in our lives. For me, it’s a way to avoid being present with what this Denmark move is shaking up for me. In running away from my shadow, I avoid fully embracing her and all she brings to my life.
I see the echoes and cycles of my past. All that I have done up to this point has been preparing me for this deep shedding of an old skin. After all, life is such a beautiful game where we get to reinvent ourselves as and when we like.
Please don’t get me wrong though. I love astrology and how it allows me to connect the dots of my life. It helps add insight and enables me to read my map and understand where my next move forward should be.
I feel it’s very important in this time to stay really grounded to what is real. We need to guard against allowing ourselves to float off and avoid showing up for what’s required of us now. It’s important for us to not take this spiritual path and ourselves too seriously.
I can see the deep importance of staying present in each moment and how this practice of being in the NOW allows us to be in the Space of Love. This allows us to be in the Space of Possibility, allows us to be in the Space of Acceptance and allows us to be in the Space of Change.
I will end off with this mantra from a wonderful astrologer I follow, Tom Lesher: