Eclipses, Earthquakes, and Heart Tremors
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree of Truth.
The two eclipses this month will bring in more surprises,Â lots Â ofÂ unexpected Â and Â intense Â events, Â not Â too unlike Â what Â we experienced Â back Â in Â March Â with Â the eclipses thenâ€”both of which were rather Â extreme endings Â for Â me. Â Combine Â that Â with Â the Year of Â the Â Dog (Chinese Astrology) and its emphasis on earth-related disasters (mining Â accidents, Â earthquakes, Â etc) and weâ€™re in some strange times.
The Full Moon eclipse in Pisces on 7 September certainly did herald some heart shocks on my own home- front. For me, a Pisces, it seemed more related to my dad, dealing with anger over being manipulated and letting my anger out instead of holding it in. Iâ€™m not physically violent but my words are. Itâ€™s important not to ignore my darker emotions, try to pray them away, or apologize for feeling what I feel. What is ignored cannot be dealt with and released. Not releasing my Â anger turns it unhealthy and into somethingÂ I donâ€™t even recognize as anger. Iâ€™m much better at this now, but this is a particularly difficult dynamic for me that is often reflected in my fifth chakra and illnesses I feel there, so perhaps this is why my gag reflex has been extra sensitive Â recentlyâ€”both Â physically and metaphorically.
For Shannon, also a Pisces, this eclipse was related to losing her friend and opening to a new awareness of her own heart Â and Â her Â own Â abilities. Â But Â for Â both Â of Â us, events that mean some sort of endings and a release from the way things have been.
Itâ€™s said that the effects of this last eclipse will last until mid-to-late Â October. The most intense period is usually for the three days after an Â eclipse, which was when Florida experienced Â a rare 6.0 earthquake. Â I was Â so focused on my issues with my parents that I didnâ€™t even notice.
The Â second Â eclipse Â of Â the Â month, Â a Â New Â Moon eclipse in Virgo on 22 September, Â promises Â more unexpected happenings of the kind that might seem disastrous but help us to find a better future. Itâ€™s about new beginnings but Â it may Â seem Â more Â like Â endings. Â Then Â again, something must end to have a new beginning.
This eclipse will be even more important because the effects will Â last for 5 to 7 years. I wonder if Iâ€™ll know when these things happen. Sometimes, Â Iâ€™ll expect some- thing to happen at a particular Â time and Â nothing Â does. Then itâ€™s days or even months later that Iâ€™ll hear about an event taking place on the day I thought it would, only I didnâ€™t know at the time.
But even if an event promises a new beginning, Iâ€™m always nervous.
If itâ€™s the end of something special to me to make way for an unknown Â new beginning, Â then the very thought gives me heart tremors.
If itâ€™s the end of something awful and a new beginning with something or someone special, thatâ€™s harder to fathom.
We fear loss of the familiar, even when itâ€™s bad, and sometimes even when we know itâ€™s bad.
But in any case, if eclipses â€œspeed things up,â€ the calendar just got a little faster.