Typically, there’s a lot of emotional energy flying around, surprising and even shocking events (both personally and on the world stage), significant people coming in and out of your life, major endings and beginnings, and a feeling of being pulled into the mysterious, fertile darkness of the UNKNOWN.
The ancients associated Eclipses with FATE – fated meetings, fated events, fated births and deaths. But we psychologically-hip moderns can benefit from Carl Jung’s insight that “When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.” This is the higher function of Eclipses – to bring what has been hidden in the depths of the subconscious into the light of awareness.
Deep feelings rise up, demanding to be acknowledged, secrets are revealed, and revelations abound. There’s a sense of PURGING – clearing out the emotional gunk that’s built up over the past six months, since the previous set of Eclipses. It’s not uncommon for this purging or detox process to manifest through illness.
The Eclipsey urge to purge may be especially activated by Saturday’s Solar Eclipse (11:42pm Pacific), because the Sun and Moon unite in Virgo, the health-oriented sign of purification and cleansing. Virgo purifies in order to come into greater PRESENCE and to more fully embody her ESSENCE – clearing out the physical, mental and emotional clutter that takes her out of the here-and-now moment and distracts her from her highest path of service.
The Virgo Solar Eclipse wants you to clarify and clear out what is no longer in alignment with your essence, to call your power back into your body, get focused in present time, and become a more effective agent of planetary service. Virgo rules the small intestine, whose function is to DISCERN what is truly nourishing, and what wants to be released.
The Solar Eclipse opposes Chiron in Pisces, activating the Spiritual Warrior, Wounded Healer and Shaman in all of us. Our wounds are not meant to be covered up or coped with – they contain our most powerful gifts, the medicine with which we’re meant to heal the world. Rather than getting caught up in trying to “fix” these perceived wounds, better to shower them with a big dose of Piscean unconditional love, acceptance and compassion. Where you feel the most imperfect, inadequate, insecure, powerless and fractured may point to precisely how you are here to serve others.
A Solar Eclipse is an extra-potent New Moon, catalyzing major new beginnings that develop over the next six months, and even 19 years. I know that many of you beautiful readers are Virgos (like me!). So please know that this Solar Eclipse is especially powerful for you if your birthday falls on or near (within a day or two of) the Eclipse. A Solar Eclipse on or near your birthday means that your whole life is ripe for reinvention and regeneration. You may need to spend some time in the Underworld, letting die what is no longer in alignment with your essence and simply BEING in the Mystery, allowing the rebirth to happen in its own perfect time.
To get more insight into what this Solar Eclipse means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 20 degrees Virgo. (If you don’t know how, check out my teleclass below!) The areas of life signified by that house are where you’re invited to: purge what is no longer nourishing and realign with your essence; reclaim your sovereignty; make a new beginning in health, healing and service; simplify, get organized and increase your efficiency and productivity; and release judgment and perfectionism and start where you are.
– Emily Trinkaus
Want to delve deeper into the Virgo Solar Eclipse? Join me on Saturday (or by recording) for a special teleclass: Underworld Initiation – Rebirthing Presence and Essence. Everyone is welcome, including astro-beginners, and you’ll learn how to find where the Eclipse is happening in your chart and what that means. Register by midnight Thursday to be included in the drawing to have your chart used as an example in class (I’ll pick two)! Sign up
And – for the Priestesses! Katie Todd and I are super-excited about our next Galactic Priestess Deep Dive: Relating With Power, starting September 15. Using the Galactic Priestess tools of astrology and energy work, we will deep-dive into the inner and invisible dynamics of how you hold power in all of your relationships. Get the details