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May 26 Lunar Eclipse & Mercury Retrograde

Your entire human experience is predicated on your viewpoint. Your viewpoint is predicated on your inner belief system and that is predicated on how much you believe in fear and how much you believe in love. -Emmanuel

The Nature of Eclipses

Eclipses come in pairs thus marking that time as an ‘eclipse season’. There are two eclipse pairings each year. The first pair in 2021 is a Total Lunar Eclipse on May 26 and an Annular Solar Eclipse on June 10 (An annular eclipse occurs when the edge of the sun remains visible as a bright ring around the moon.)

During an eclipse: the Earth, Sun and Moon line up with one of these bodies blocks the view of the other two, thus disrupting the electromagnetic energy that continually flows towards the Earth. The flow momentarily ceases, our automatic way of operating and the momentum of life is interrupted. In effect, we are being rebooted. In this window of time, we are open to something new being introduced into our awareness that can impact the circumstances of our life. Eclipses are opportunities for a seismic shift, a leap forward towards our soul purpose.

In the wake of the eclipse, there is likely to be a significant adjustment to some aspect of our life. It will occur as an unwelcome disruption if we have wandered off course and are in need of a jolt to bring us into alignment. We may easily dismiss the adjustment as minor, and yet a small shift in one area of our life or thinking can have a ripple effect. The influence of the eclipse will unfold for roughly six months until the next eclipse season.

Lunar eclipses occur on a Full Moon when the Earth comes between the Moon and the Sun.

Solar eclipses occur on a New Moon when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth.

The miracle of a total eclipse is that - even though the Sun is 400x the size of the Moon and is 480x the distance from the earth - from our vantage point here on earth the Sun and Moon appear to be exactly the same size - so exact that at an eclipse the Moon perfectly covers the Sun or vice versa.

A Lunar Eclipse is a time of culmination, where some issue is brought to the head. Crisis, breakthrough and a movement towards completion and integration are indicated. With the current eclipse season, issues and events of 2020 seek resolution. The May 26 Total Eclipse affords us the opportunity to distill the wisdom this past year has yielded where we can release ourselves from a way of living that limits growth and success. This will prepare us for the New Beginning that arrives with the June 10 Solar Eclipse.

I prayed for change, so I changed my mind. I prayed for guidance and learned to trust myself. I prayed for happiness and realized I am not my ego. I prayed for peace and learned to accept others unconditionally. I prayed for abundance and realized my doubt kept it out. I prayed for wealth and realized it is my health. I prayed for a miracle and realized I am the miracle. I prayed for a soul mate and realized I am the One. I prayed for love and realized it’s always knocking, but I have to allow it in. - Jackson Kiddard

Sagittarius Full Moon: a Super Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse

A Time to Let Go and Welcome A Shift in our Thinking

May 26, 2021 the total eclipse will be visible from 4:11 - 4:25 am PDT in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Australia, the East Coast of Asia and the West Coast of the Americas. 15 States in the U.S. are in the path of the total eclipse with the coastal states having the best view, but will be visible as far east at Kansas. These locations will be more strongly impacted by the potential effects of the eclipse.

This is a powerful Full Moon. The Moon is as close to the Earth as it can come in its orbit, making it a Super Moon. The gravitational pull on the tectonic plates of the earth are stronger, tides are higher and so our emotions. In effect, we feel the Moon more strongly than ever.

The Moon is aligned with the South Node, illuminating the Past. Behaviors and attitudes that no longer serve us moving forward can be seen for what they are and released. Secrets may come to light. We can recognize that holding on to what is no longer true or relevant to our life will only serve to limit us now, even if it worked for us in the past.

Sagittarius, as one of the fire signs, is akin to the fire at the end of an evening campfire when the flames are low and the heat emitted is most intense. Sagittarius is wisdom and the quest to learn and discover that that produces wisdom. It is the wisdom we hold that shapes our perception of law, philosophy and knowledge. During the eclipse, the guiding principles of our life are shifting. It does not mean that we are wrong about something, more that a way of approaching life is complete and we are now wiser and ready to embrace a more expanded view of truth.

Multiple planets are in mutable signs emphasizing that we are to be flexible and experience life as fluid (as opposed to solid and stable). The Sun, Mercury, Venus and North Node are in Gemini encouraging us to be curious, adaptable and open to adopting something different to what we had thought. Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces remind us that the material world is illusory and shaped by collective thought and agreement. All the atoms on the planet can fit into a thimble. The rest is space. Our world is made up of mostly space, the space between atoms. This means, amongst other things, that life is more subject to changing shape than we might imagine. It is not a time to stabilize but lean into how something is ready to shift in its manifestation.

We may be drawn to change our thinking or perceive apparent facts in a different light. There can be an epiphany or breakthrough in our perception and orientation to life. if we resist shifting our stance, we may feel increasing frustration and confusion as we try to stabilize and maintain the status quo of our life.

Our collective beliefs may undergo a big shift at this eclipse. For instance, there was a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius this time last year on June 5 as the Black Lives Matter movement took hold and more information about Black History was widely shared that had the culture propose police reform, removing monuments that had once been accepted, and a more in-depth look at issues of inequity. A second Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius now one year later can mean further shifts in societal perception and agreements that were initiated with the lunar eclipse in early June 2020.

The real trick of life is not to be in the know,

but in in the mystery.

Fred Alan Wolf