The melancholic waves of this lunar eclipse, “The Harvest Moon” are crashing on the shore of my consciousness. In the sign of Pisces at 23 degrees, the shadow of the moon reveals the inner shadow of our spiritual lives, the dark and hidden crevices where we feed our fear and starve our faith. Ever critical Virgo dominates the day, forcing us to examine the cracks and fissures in our lives. What’s real? Our imperfections? Our denial, that shields us from the constant scrutiny? Or our ability to contact the divine spirit within us and forgive us for both? Perhaps all three are equally true and therein lies the mystery and transmission for this particular eclipse, the emotional twin flame for the last, solar eclipse in Virgo, which took place on September 1st.
This cycle has been a rough one for me as Mercury went retrograde at 29 degrees on My Sun, one day after the eclipse. As some of you may know, I narrowly escaped a tragic car accident on Friday the 2nd. I’m looking forward to the end of this cycle, while going deeper to understand the meaning behind these cosmic cycles in my life and others.
This eclipse cycle started back in March, on the 8th, directly on my Son’s, Sun and as I mentioned had a stop along the way Mercury on my Sun, retrograde. It’s felt very personal in many ways and has highlighted my struggles as a single parent having to abide by the laws of Caesar, stated and laid out by the state of Texas. It’s a dynamic that’s also tweaked my South Node, in Pisces. Meanwhile, I have the work and it’s ever present. So in the spirit of gratefulness, I want to thank all of you that support my work, which is our work, awakening from the dream, arising from the trance, and forgiving ourselves for the slumber and delay, holding space for others to do the same.
On a collective front, we are dealing with details and shadows versus illusion. On 9/11, Hillary stumbles and falls, is dragged into her ambulance van, perhaps even in handcuffs and shackles. Then, she miraculously re-appears outside of Chelsea’s apartment, looking fit, albeit different, sans security, greeting a little girl.
After that, she goes dark, silent, rumors and whispers abound; The elections will be suspended, Biden is going to run, no it’s Michelle, maybe both. Then, miraculously, she rises like the Phoenix, recovered from pneumonia, riffing on the value of stepping back and taking stock of the race while still in the race. She looks younger and more invigorated, but there’s some issues here, and quite frankly, she appears to be a different woman.
On close inspection, the ears on the two Hillary’s do not match. One (the original) has a semi-detached lobe, while the new and improved version of Hillary, has an attached lobe.
Musicians, actors and politicians have had body doubles for years. It was said that there were at least four versions of each Beatle, lending to the Paul is dead myth/meme and lore theory.
There were at least two Bushes (the dopey one and the mean one) and who knows how many Obamas there are. I’m just going down the double road. I haven’t even dipped into the possibility of clones. There was a story during the 2008 election cycle that Hillary was spotted in two places at once in New York.
So as the eclipsed Moon rises, casting it’s spell and illusion upon the world, then revealing it’s shadow of doubt, in the darkest hours a light emerges and pierces the veil of the new dawn.
My prescription is to go light on alcohol, drugs and self-abuse. Be gentle and kind to yourself and others. This Moon favors going within and seeking the divine light, creator spirit within you. Remember, this is the Harvest Moon, so you get to reap the emotional and spiritual fruits of the past nine months. Hopefully, for you, they’ll be more sweet than bitter.
I’ll leave you with Dane Rudhyar’s interpretation of the 23rd degree of Pisces, which initiates the eclipse.
PHASE 353 (PISCES 23°): A “MATERIALIZING” MEDIUM GIVING A SEANCE.
KEYNOTE: The ability to give of one’s own vital energy to substantiate one’s conscious ideals or unconscious desires.
The person who believes he or she has a mission or mandate, or any special gift that can be of value to his community, must substantiate this belief. He has to produce results. Sometimes this involves difficulties and special conditions or circumstances; it always demands to some extent the gift of some power of value which is deeply one’s own. The thought of sacrifice was suggested by the “white lamb” in the first symbol of this five-old series. Something precious involved in a deeply personal experience has to be surrendered, offered to others. The medium’s psychic substance provides the materials made visible in the phenomena, if the latter are genuine. After the séance, the medium is usually exhausted. The performer gives of his very life to the performance.
This refers to the third stage in the seventy-first five-fold process. The display of psychic power that the symbol depicts can be interpreted positively or negatively according to the motives that induced the “medium” to give the seance. In its most constructive aspect it suggests the Keyword: SUBSTANTIATION. The shadowy aspect of the process is “deception.