I thought I’d unpack my box of tarot cards to give my followers a bit of tarot/moon transit perspective on the significant solar eclipse event of this month. Whether or not you’re in the viewing path of the eclipse the energies of this astronomical/astrological will be felt by the whole planet! 🌏
The Moon: the moon spends its last day in expansive, proud and generous Leo before it moves into detail oriented Virgo. Significantly also the Sun also spends its last day in Leo and also moves into Virgo.
The Cards: center stage is occupied by fertile, nurturing Empress. She is flanked by victory-celebrating, recognition-receiving Six of Wands to her left and the endings and transformation-signaling Death card. From the bottom of the deck we have the innocent, optimistic Fool, ready for new beginnings!!
So many people are anxious about the eclipse, and for good reason. This one is an event that marks a dramatic ending, portrayed dramatically in the theatre of the sky in a couple of days as our warm and glorious Sun is blotted out by our Moon. She’ll take her final bow, and return transformed.
I find it significant that our Empress makes this appearance with the Six of Wands to her left. She seems to urge us to celebrate this event with acts of generosity, celebrate our personal victories by giving ourselves a pat on the back for all that we’ve accomplished in the sunny days of this Summer Solstice season.
Don’t be anxious about that Death card. Experience this eclipse to the depths of your personal shadows. Take your cue from nature.
Whenever there is a total eclipse of the sun, Nature seems to hold its collective breath. This abrupt shadow at a time when it ought to be daylight causes pause, in everything. The flowers close up, the birds stop singing, there is an odd foreboding twilight … and silence. Take this calm moment to accept endings. Make a personal list of things that are drawing to a close in your personal realm and contemplate them during this sacred silence. Then, as the sun’s warmth returns, awaken with the hope, optimism and anticipation of a personal transformation.
Soon a new season of harvest will be upon us with the coming of the Autumn Equinox. Take this time to anticipate change and enter this period as The Fool, with a fresh outlook.