How to Prepare for Upcoming Solar and Lunar Eclipses

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Eclipse season will be here soon, here’s what you can expect and how to prepare for this cosmic dance between the Sun, Moon, and Earth.

Both solar and lunar eclipses hold strong energy in astrology. They can shake us up and stimulate change within ourselves to reach our highest power. We will soon see a partial solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse. What can we expect from these cosmic events?

“Eclipses take place when we have lunar events, which are full moons or new moons that fall close to the nodal axis,” Astrologer Mercedes Arnus Arraut said. “So what is the nodal axis? The nodal axis is the axis of intersection between the orbit of the moon around the Earth and the orbit of Earth around the Sun. That intersection has a north and south, and those points are called nodes. So, the north node represents our destiny; or future, where we’re headed as humanity, what is our destination, what is our direction, where do we need to focus on. In the south, the south node represents our past; what we need to purge, what we need to cleanse, what we need to integrate, what we need to let go…”. 

The first eclipse will be on April 30, but Arraut says we will feel it a lot sooner.

“We usually start feeling it around a month before the first eclipse takes place. So, this first eclipse that takes place, the 30th of April, brings many changes into our lives, since all eclipses are like catalysts that align us with our highest purpose. Eclipses literally will cleanse, detox, and be used as tools to show us what path we need to follow,” Arraut said.

Soon after the solar eclipse,we will see a lunar eclipse in May. How does this relate to the solar eclipse we just had?

“We can expect endings, closures, cleansings through situations that needed to detox from our lives,” she said. “So, Scorpio is already the energy of emotional detox of power and empowerment. So, we can be feeling very emotional close to this eclipse, but it’s also going to give us the power to move forward with those changes we’re already starting with the previous eclipse. So, it’s very normal to be experiencing this and to let go of certain situations with this eclipse. But we can definitely see a lot of endings, and a lot of closing times for people to walk out of our lives, and people to walk into our lives — especially with the previous eclipse.”

How should we prepare, mentally and physically for these changes?

“Many people are going to experience death and rebirth from their own ashes and new beings creating, literally, brand new lives for themselves, moving toward a much more practical, much more positive, growing reality. But in order for that to happen we need to let go of what no longer serves us,” Arraut said.

What can we look forward to, and take and take advantage of this eclipse season?

“Overall, we could use this eclipse season to focus on building a new reality for us, focus on enjoying Earth, focus on the pleasures of being conscious  — of being a conscious human being appreciating what makes us happy. Letting go of whatever brings suffering or letting go and cleansing that emotional baggage, because that is what the cosmic energy is guiding us toward, to take care of what we value the most and let go of all the intensity and what is no longer necessary within our lives,” she said.

The Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century is This Week

Lunar eclipse coming

The longest partial lunar eclipse is this week. What can we learn from the ancients about this celestial transitional event?

In the early morning hours of November 19, the moon will be in partial eclipse. NASA says the moon will slip behind the Earth’s shadow for about two and a half hours, and weather permitting, a huge swatch of the planet will be able to see at least some of the eclipse. The moon, as well as other celestial bodies, have played a big role in the lives of ancient peoples, mystics, and shamans.

Jack Cary, researcher and author of “Paranormal Planet,” said about the history and significance of the eclipse, “In ancient times, eclipses were always seen as an omen, whether it be good or bad. As the sun or the moon becomes shaded over, you’re seeing a connection both of the feminine and the masculine qualities of existence, and because of that it was seen as a holy union.”

What is the connection between the moon and divine feminine energy throughout history?

“The moon itself has always been seen as the goddess of the sky, and because of that all goddesses that were worshipped around the world in ancient civilizations all had this symbolism of the moon itself,” Cary said.

What did the ancient people know about the planets that we should remember now?

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