We’re about to experience an astrological event that just may shake us to our foundation.
This Weds., June 15, we have the 2nd eclipse of a 3 eclipse series where they all occur within one month of each other.
This one occurs at 4:12 PM EDT, and is a total lunar eclipse in Mula Nakshatra, at 0°22′ of sidereal Sagittarius.
If you look into the sky at Mula (it’s within Sagittarius but it’s the group of stars that represent the scorpion’s tail), you are gazing right into the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
A Sign of Dharma (Purpose)
Sagittarius is a fire sign, indicating inspiration (the root of this word is related to the word spirit, and/or breathing in) and as the 9th zodiac sign, it represents your dharma, or your spiritual drive to find your place or to live “on purpose”.
It’s actually a very auspicious sign, showing luck, grace, and opportunity.
But because eclipses show a disturbance or interference with whatever they touch, this means that for the next two weeks in particular you may notice a few hiccups in the area of your vocation or career — at least if those things represent what you feel is your purpose.
Even if you don’t see glitches occurring there, it’s not a good time to begin a new project related to that. I would wait until after the eclipse of July 1. The Moon will be waxing by then as well and when its light is increasing, that’s a better time for beginnings than when it’s waning.
An additional indication that this eclipse might be difficult is that this 0° of Sagittarius is what’s known as gandanta, a type of sandhi, or joint. It’s a junction between not only signs but Nakshatras as well, and between fire and water which we all know don’t mix. Junctures always indicate uncertaintly and discomfort.
From Material to Spiritual Gain
The Nakshatra this eclipse takes place in, Mula, adds a twist to this, however.
Mula is ruled by the Goddess Niritti (an ancient form of Kali), a goddess of death and destruction.
However, because Mula is ruled by an idealistic, very spiritual planet, what Niritti typically means as related to Mula is the destruction of our worldy or material desires. But because the motivation of Mula is kama (desire), it doesn’t so much indicate a lack of that as it does a spiritual or purposeful use of it.
Often, this is brought about by great pain, as our attachment to our lower nature and material tendencies is severed.
Mula means “root” and represents the Muladhara Chakra (Base or First Chakra), where the Kundalini power lies dormant, yet full of potential. We need this foundation to be healthy and our material needs to be taken care of, but then it is from here that we are initiated into our spiritual realization.
The roots are often depicted tied in a bunch, representing healing herbs, and this Nakshatra is very related to healing. I like to think of healing as “whole-ing” (since those words come from the same root word – and interesting we’re speaking again of roots).
So you are supported now in becoming more whole in all ways, even when there is no apparent wound or disease.
What this means, then, is that although this isn’t a good time to be looking to get results on the material plane, it’s an excellent time for looking within, especially with regard to your purpose, including how your purpose and earning (or wealth in general) relate to each other.
As to becoming whole, it’s about integrating all the various “parts” of you so that you operate in an integrated way (i.e. with integrity).
A Good Time to Look Inward
I’ve used a few good work/books that I can recommend and it’s a great time to start something like this.
1) Your Heart’s Desire: Instructions for Creating the Life You Really Want by Sonia Choquette (this is my favorite and I’ve bought several copies as gifts.)
2) The Millionairre Course: A Visionary Plan for Creating the Life of Your Dreams by Marc Allen (this sounds mercenary but it’s not — see question #4 below. I’ve also bought copies of this one as gifts.)
3) Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live by Martha Beck
If nothing else: Especially on the day of the eclipse–but also for the next two weeks–it’s an excellent time to do some soul-searching on this topic.
First, quiet your mind… Move into your heart…
And then ask your heart or spirit these questions:
- What do I love? Specifically what do I love to create?
- Do I get to do that on a regular basis?
- Are my regular activities and goals “should” goals or heart goals?
- How do I see the relationship between purpose, vocation, spirituality, and money?
- Is there a way I can incorporate what I love into what I do on a regular basis?
Another way I like to work with questions like this is to ask one, and then be willing to live in the question for awhile. Don’t insist on an answer right away. And then pay attention, because answers will begin to appear in your life. Something someone says… A song on the radio… Any kind of sign that has a certain meaning to you. This can be a fun yet powerful way to get some guidance and uncover parts of yourself that you’re not aware of right now.
During this period, a Bach Flower Remedy that can be helpful is Wild Oat. It helps you get in touch with your life purpose. It can help you connect with the over-arching purpose (if there is one), and/or the more immediate purpose your heart wants to be focusing on right now.
It’s also fair game during this period to examine other areas of your life that are related to your “roots”. This would include things like birth family, belief systems, financial security, etc.
And remember, if you’ve got your Ascendant or a planet at or very near this degree, take a look at what those indicate in your chart too, and pay special attention to that area for the next few weeks.
The World Stage
Eclipses have more of an effect on the world stage than on individuals, and usually for about 6 months.
This eclipse is not visible in the U.S. and so does not have as strong an effect here as where it is visible (Africa, the Middle East, and Australia).
But it’s interesting to me that there’s been a huge fire (over 600 square miles) raging out of control in Arizona, in the southwest United States. Not only is the eclipse in a fire sign, but the southwest direction is ruled by Rahu & Ketu, the planets (or more accurately, grahas or “seizers”) that cause eclipses.
To accurately see what effect this eclipse will have on this fire requires a study of the mundane or wordly effects, since planets, signs, and houses have special mundane indications. It would also require looking at other charts, such as that of the United States, of Arizona, perhaps the Arizona governor, etc. to be thorough.
I’m not a mundane astrologer and have not studied all these things, so take this with a grain of salt, but just at first glance? I wouldn’t expect a lot of good news related to this fire over the next two weeks.
If you want to watch the unfolding of the effects of this eclipse on the world, here are a few mundane indications you might pay attention to:
Sagittarius: Advisors to country rulers, foreign policy, ministers, military matters, commerce, travel industry, banks (including bankers and banking), published writings, judges, and religions.
Mula: International trade, cabinet officials, wealthy people, corporations, judges, leaders, soldiers, foreign exchange.
Two notable indications that are common between the two (and thus more likely to be affected) are military/soldiers and judges. I’ll be watching to see if an unusually difficult issue related to either of these hits the news over the next weeks or months.
Our 3rd and final eclipse of this series takes place on July 1. Please check back closer to that date for specifics. (Or better yet, subscribe and have the post delivered to your inbox.)
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