Moving through an eclipse cycle changes us. As deeper, more significant aspects of our life are unearthed or even erupted from untapped, buried, hidden recessives of our psyche, we are revealed. Greater meaning and purpose become us, and we are moved to grow, surrender, and expand into more.
By their nature, all New and Full Moons usher in a peak moment of significant closure and new beginnings. However, there is an incredibly potent statement brought in with the timing of the eclipses. It is the message of READINESS. You are READY.
It’s a time in the year where we have arrived. If we can imagine our lives as the journey that we are walking, dancing, running, crawling through (wherever you may be in this moment), then the eclipse cycle is when we have arrived at the next doorway to step through, or destiny path to go forth upon.
Eclipses are widely known as being likened to that of a portal. They are moments in our lives where a gateway is presented for us to step into, an entryway to a course change—A redirection and a new direction that is powerful, consequential, and life-altering.
For those usually tuned into the Full and New Moon times, the Eclipse Season can feel like a very intense Full or New Moon that lasts much longer. Rather than just the typical few days we experience every month, the Eclipses can have lingering effects for weeks on either side of the Moons.
It’s like that portal we arrive at, as we step into it, we are taken on a journey through another important realm in our life’s story, an alternate dimension, if you will, to eventually come out on the other side into a whole new world. And then we are returned home, but we are profoundly different, and so are our lives.
This will likely be a chapter where the impressive saga element comes alive in the chronicle of your life! Where you are challenged to become the hero or the heroine of your life. And slay, conquer and attain victory in some form or another.
First Quarter Moon
As we are now a week out from the New Moon that kicked off this powerful cycle and a week away from the wonders of the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, today at the First Quarter Moon, we would be wise to pay close attention to where we stand on the path of our lives. What is beckoning for your attention? What is calling you forward? What is begging to be put to rest? Who are you with? Who are you being?
One way or another, you will arrive at the “portal.” However, how prepared and how “ready” you feel at the moment will be significantly determined by your actions this week. Quarter Moon times test us to rise and implement change where needed or redirect our focus where necessary. Looking up to the half-moon in the sky, we are reminded of the power of being centered and balanced, even within the enormity of the paradox and duality that we exist within.
May 21 – June 21
Sun ingresses into Gemini.
We’ve just come through a solar month where we were learning through Taurus about what is meaningful and valuable to us and lessons around grace, beauty, pleasure, and comfort. Hopefully, a deeper understanding has been acquired around what’s important and needed to feel good and secure in your life. As we get ready to move into the solar month of Gemini, the Taurus intention was to succeed in grounding deeper into your center and sense of self with greater purpose and meaning fulfilling your life.
From out of the stillness and quiet space of the “inner cave” that is the Taurus realm, in Gemini, we come out into the world and embrace the environment around us in all its activity, stimuli, commotion, chaos, and movement. Life moves fast, and Gemini is here to remind us of that!
With the Sun, the North Node of the Moon, Venus, and Mercury all in Gemini this month, it is about opening up and engaging with the world around you. Allowing, to some degree, to be affected by your surroundings. To be influenced, inspired, provoked, intrigued, and lead on a journey. To follow the story being told and be amused, entertained, and everything that happens when we embrace an experience of others and the multitude of perspectives, concepts, expressions, ideas, and colorful ways of looking and exploring life.
We get a taste of it all and experience the delight and sometimes the agitation of contrast. We get to expand into more or decide, “no, thank you, I’ve seen enough of that.”
Prepare also to be annoyed, bothered by, and perhaps even enraged as we see that this world we live in is a place where anything is possible and what is normal and natural to some is entirely alien and foreign to another.
Indeed, we can never fully understand another human being, even after attempting to walk a mile in their shoes. There is a great mystery so profound and beyond us, and it is here in Gemini that we get to dip a toe into the vastness of the nature of that Sea.