Can you feel it? The rapidity of your inner compass, spinning uncontrollably with intensity and momentum, divinely guiding you towards a completely different path?
Welcome to eclipse season; a time when fated and life-altering events take you by surprise. Just breathe and surrender to the unexpected twists and turns of your soul journey.
The first eclipse of the year—happening on May 26 at 7:14 a.m. EST at exactly five degrees of Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius—something you’ve been manifesting and/or contemplating within the last six months could finally come to fruition.
A lunar eclipse will bring emphasis to the things we’ve become too attached to, as well as what needs to be let go of, in order for us to surrender.
As you may recall, eclipses are powerful lunations, and though a full moon lunar eclipse is equivalent to an extra potent full moon, the effects of a lunar eclipse bring permanent finalities.
A numinous portal shaking up internal and external foundations, eclipses shed light on the areas we’ve outgrown and/or no longer serve our highest truth.
More often than not, a lunar eclipse will bring emphasis to the things we’ve become too attached to, as well as what needs to be let go of, in order for us to surrender. This celestial event occurs three to four times each year, and somehow never ceases to catapult us towards our destiny, both individually and as a collective.
When exploring the energy of a lunar eclipse, it’s no wonder we’re not always able to witness this event from our view on planet Earth, as its lack of visibility goes hand-in-hand with the shadow of the earth that’s casted over the full moon.
It's that moment that forces us to explore unfamiliar territories, and consider new options.
Granted, this sounds a lot more intimidating when compared to other astrological events but again, there’s no denying the life-altering effects of this celestial occurrence.
Keep in mind, eclipses activate the nodes of the moon—a.k.a., the “Nodes of Fate,” given their multidimensionality and karmic influence.
The North Node (Gemini) is symbolic of where we’re headed as a collective, while the South Node (Sagittarius) represents what needs to be left behind.
Hint: Check which houses belong to these mutable energies in your birth chart.
Often referred to as the “axis of knowledge,” the North Node in Gemini and the South Node in Sagittarius are helping us release the lifestyle, mindset(s), and philosophies we’ve outgrown in order to step into our highest truth.
Something else to keep in mind during this time is, Gemini governs the primitive mind while Sagittarius governs the abstract mind; therefore, this eclipse series is mainly highlighting the information you gather firsthand versus the beliefs you've acquired throughout your lifetime.
Collective and individual perceptions are transforming, especially when in regards to the “truth.” However, the dynamic and energetic theme of an eclipse changes according to the zodiac sign’s planetary ruler, and astrological aspects at play.
Remember, Sagittarius’ planetary ruler, Jupiter, just slipped into mystical Pisces, and this most definitely changes things.
The largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter is symbolic of abundance, bounty, blessings, expansion, faith, and wisdom. Its essence also goes hand-in-hand with miracles, travel, wealth, the law, and higher education. Boundless, compassionate, and right at home via its sign of rulership, Jupiter in Pisces is here to help us tune into the magic swirling through the universal realm.
This heavenly transit will inspire us to cultivate a relationship with spirit, amidst surrendering to the heavenly flow in our hearts. Granted, the mutable energy surrounding this eclipse (The Sun, Mercury Retrograde-Venus-North Node in Gemini, Moon in Sagittarius + Jupiter in Pisces) could trigger feelings of confusion and restlessness, as it is bound to create a sense of indecision.
However, this is precisely where the essence of Jupiter in Pisces comes in, as the larger-than-life choices we’ve quietly contemplated could make absolutely no sense in the third dimension, and yet somehow feel crystal clear in the 5D.
Would you believe me if I told you that your intuition already knows the answer? This is the paradox of this lunar eclipse in Sagittarius.
In the meantime, take a moment to reflect on the foundation of “your truth.” Does this personal philosophy contradict your dreams?
Again, lunar eclipses trigger intense change as there’s something here for us to release. What are you ready to let go of?
Jupiter will form an audacious T-square with the sun and moon, expanding and magnifying everything from the divinity of your inner knowing, to the hopes inside of us we can no longer deny.
The Gemini sun highlights the “logical facts,” while the moon represents what brings us emotional comfort, but the square to Jupiter is challenging us to integrate the magic of our intuition in the process.
So if a dream come true isn’t making logical sense at the moment, it’s because we’re being guided to trust the “truth” we don’t see.
After all, Pisces is the sign of faith, hope, dreams, mysticism, and universal love.
Just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there, right? Don’t get me wrong, leaning on the divine when making a life-altering choice could seem delusional, but do we ever really know?
It’s time to surrender to your soul’s truth. Not to worry, Jupiter thrives in Pisces; it’s here to bestow us with abundance, blessings, and magic, but this story is just beginning. Don’t hesitate to call upon your angels, spirits, and guides during this time.
A beautiful awakening is taking place, but by that same token, there is also a need to release what no longer resonates with our highest good.
Gemini’s celestial ruler (Mercury) is also sitting a few degrees away from Venus, and both of these heavenly bodies are clashing with Pisces’ ruler, Neptune. This adds another layer of uncertainty, as Mercury can’t see things clearly when in contact with ambiguous Neptune.
Nevertheless, consider this your official cue to test the power of your intuition. Trust in the changes you’re experiencing internally, as well as the magic you’re manifesting at a soul level.
If we had access to the “common sense” we seek to validate our future plans, we would never trust in the ability to surrender.
Written by: Love by Luna