Monday, 20 July 2009

New Moon & Solar Eclipse Part 1

We are building up to the New Moon on the 22nd July – at this time there is a total eclipse of the Sun, visible in SE Asia and the western Pacific. Although many of us will not see this event, it is still significant as it marks a time of great inner change and transformation (yes, more!).

Solar Eclipses were thought of as harbingers of doom by our ancestors (who put out the light?), and whilst we now know more about astronomy and such events, we still know that eclipses are of great significance…

The New Moon is once again in Cancer, and so those with strong Cancerian influences can expect to be most affected by this event, although it is likely to touch all of us in some way or another. Just out of interest, the eclipse on the 31st December this year will also be in Cancer…

The following quote by astrologer T Marks fits very well with the energy of this new moon.

‘Vague insights are floating through my consciousness. I can barely grasp them, and can only intuit some essential change within me, which may have the power to alter who I am…. Slowly, vaguely, deep within me, I sense that new foundations are being laid now and I want to take advantage of what seems like a very potent and fertile time for change…’

More on this tomorrow…

New Moon 22nd July at 02.35 GMT (03.35 BST) – this is the time of totality of the Solar Eclipse.