Besides being a psychologist and dream interpreter, I am also an astrologer. Every once in a while, there comes a significant moment that I feel moved to share about. This is one of those times, so here it is.
We are between the eclipses. The eclipses are when the Sun and Moon are aligned in such a way that the constant beam of light between the two luminaries is broken, resulting in the visible shadow that we see. What we don’t see is the cosmic download that this event marks. When the beam of light is broken, it is much like what happens when you reboot a computer. All extraneous material is discarded into the abyss of unconsciousness and all the important stuff is saved safely in retrievable memory.
This process happens every six months like clockwork and operates in a two-fisted structure – lunar eclipses first, followed by a solar eclipse two weeks later. The solar eclipse that we are about to experience occurs at 1:00am Tuesday, January 4th.
A solar eclipse is a New Moon, the moment where the Sun and the Moon are at the same relative position from the earth. For thousands of years, farmers know that the best time to plant seeds is during a New Moon. The gravitational pull on the Earth is very intense and is directed inward. This force draws water into the Earth (as opposed to the Full Moon when the Earth is being pulled on in opposition and therefore upward, out of the ground).
Make no mistake about it, the seeds of Mind are no different than those literal seeds we plant to grow vegetation. The New Moon every months is the best time to plant the seeds of desire and intention into the fertile soil of the Mind. The energy that the eclipse adds to this process is that it is the one time of the year where you can actually change your consciousness in order to do the work of manifestation.
This New Moon is in the sign of Capricorn. The goat will get to the top of the mountain no matter what it has to do; it will eat a tin can for lunch and climb over any terrain, but it WILL get to the top. In this way, the archetype of Capricorn is expressive of achieving goals and arriving at a desired destination with great fortitude. Can you imagine a better energy for alignment with a new year, setting an intention and having all the resources you could need to power you up the mountain of your heart’s desire?
If that weren’t enough, how about the fact that just a few weeks ago, Mars (action), Pluto (transformation) and the retrograding Mercury (the Mind) all met up and had a conference in Capricorn (this was December 13th, so think back to what you were up to in the middle of last month). While they were there, we were all being treated to a powerful punch; marching orders, if you will, for just how to prepare for the next chapter that will be 2011.
This is an extraordinary moment. Plant your seeds. Be clear about what your intentions are. Write them down in a sacred manner. Plant the paper in the ground even. Do this before you go to bed Monday night. If you can’t get to this on Monday, rest assured that this energy is available to do your bidding all week long. Don’t let this moment pass without being conscious of just how much power we can wield with our minds when they are aligned with our hearts and we allow the transformational power of the human experience to consciously guide our actions into the brilliant world we are creating. Have at it!