A Late Summer Triple Jubilee of Three Eclipses
The Third Time Is the Charm
Things Come In Threes
By Dikki-Jo Mullen
All of the traditional sayings about the magic and mysticism of the number three kept echoing through my thoughts while pondering the eclipse pattern of August and September. Usually eclipses come in pairs, always coinciding with either a Full or New Moon. The cosmos tosses an occasional curve ball though, adding a third eclipse in a row. This is what the celestial game plan is for the late summer of 2016. Eclipses promise changes. They are also unpredictable. After over 5000 years of observing them, astrologers can only agree that an eclipse pattern promises surprises, deviating from the status quo.
It all begins with a lunar eclipse at the Full Moon in Aquarius on Thursday, August 18. At 5:26 am EDT, before sunrise, Luna’s bright face will wear a shadow as the eclipse occurs at 25 degrees Aquarius 26′ before turning void of course until entering Pisces just after noon at 12:34 pm EDT.
The next eclipse will be on September 1, a solar eclipse at 9 degrees Virgo 21′, not visible in the USA.
Finally, at the Harvest Moon on September 16, the final eclipse (also not visible in the USA) comes along. It will be at 3:05 pm EDT at 24 Pisces 20’in Pisces.
Check these degrees in your own horoscope for specific insights into how these Three Musketeers will bring some excitement your way.
Overall, here are some thoughts about this pattern of peronal and planetary change.
A shift in the weather is likely, the extreme summer heat can give way to cooling winds and more rain in many places. Floridians would be wise to gather a few hurricane supplies. My favorite survival food is some jugs of unsweet ice tea, and the fixings for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
The August 18 Aquarius eclipse, near the fixed star Denb Algedi, accents a need to avoid confrontations and to keep a positive mindset. Use humor if encountering intolerance. Appreciate and encourage friendships with those who are different. Technology, revelations concerning astronomy and outer space as well as studies in astrology can be influential.
The September 1 Virgo eclipse coincides with retrograde Mercury, Mercury is also transiting Virgo. Health and diet factors are accented, so is the care of small animals and working/employment conditions. “Two faces looking out beyond shadows” is the Sabian Symbol in force. The fixed star Zosma also hovers nearby. The message emphasizes the need for mental health and balancing practical considerations and life skills with heeding intuition and transcendental learning. Memories and repeating patterns can bring insights. As always use care in signing contracts while Mercury is retrograde and avoid changing jobs, moving or journeys into unfamiliar territory. The Mercury retrograde is over on September 22. Mercury enters Libra on October 7 where it will join Jupiter.
Jupiter enters Libra for a year long stay on September 9. This favors equality, partnerships, and also can attract many to Far Eastern philosophies such as Yoga, Buddhism or Hinduism. The healing potentials in crystals, music, colors and art will be appreciated while Jupiter transits Libra. Social skills, accenting good manners, can become a priority.
The Harvest Moon on September 16 brings the final eclipse at 24 degrees Pisces 20. The purity of water and health of aquatic animals can be a focus. This eclipse suggests a catharsis, a desire for freshness and purity. Dream analysis, paranormal phenomena, the effects of chemicals, including medicines, and the impacts of the crowd mentality, mass consciousness can be underscored.
It is interesting to note that Hillary Clinton’s Moon is in late Pisces, near the eclipse of September 16. The Moon has a bearing on public opinion. Both Donald Trump and Mike Pence are Gemini’s. So is Marco Rubio. All three prominent Republicans will be affected by the retrograde Mercury in September. There can be major developments regarding the Presidential Election before autumn begins. I wonder if one of the candidates will have a health or other personal situation arise?
Overall this summer ends with a cycle of great uncertainty. It is all compounded by Mars being out of bounds from August 8 – October 30. A planet is out of bounds when it is at a higher declination than the Sun’s position of 23 degrees 27′, either North or South. Mars rules the military, police activity, heat and fire, competition, sports and accidents. (An out of bounds planet has an extreme, intense and turbulent quality.For example at the time of President Kennedy’s assassination there were several out of bounds planets. At the time of the Election in November Venus will be out of bounds).
The year following the eclipses can be important in manifesting the promise of these important celestial happenings, the 90 days following them is usually a significant time too. Watch the news from mid November -mid December, 2016 for the specifics.
Prophecies about this time in history, including references from the Bible, Nostradamus, Mother Shipton, Edgar Cayce as well as Black Elk and Crazy Horse, foreshadow important times ahead. Black Elk and Crazy Horse were both Native American visionaries who lived during the 1800’s. Black Elk was a Holy Man, a Medicine Man with the message that in 7 generations (about 140 years) after much suffering people would create a sacred hoop, embracing all nations. Peace would follow the rising of a star in the east. Crazy Horse had an even more specific vision. He saw a time of darkness, he described airplanes and automobiles before they were invented. Then he saw two great wars after which all people would dance together under a sacred tree. Doesn’t this sound like globalization? “We are all related” was the gist of the conclusion reached by these two great Lakota prophets.
Numerology offers an interesting final thought. 2016 adds to a 9, the end of a cycle, while 2017 ( 2+0+1+7 = 10 and 1+0= 1) adds to a 1. The trio of eclipses, as this summer draws to a close, certainly hint at a time of endings and new beginnings. Smile and hold on for the ride. It’s all an adventure!