HERE WE GO AGAIN!
If you're astro-curious, you already have heard the news...an eclipse in Aries is coming on Friday. So what's the big deal? We have eclipses all the time and by the way, another one is coming in two weeks. An eclipse happens when the Sun/Moon/and Earth are in complete alignment and the light from one of them is temporarily blocked out. If it's a Lunar or Moon Eclipse it's the Moon that goes dark. Now I know that sounds a little
ominous or scary but in actuality its a natural phenomenon that occurs 4 to 6 times a year. In fact we've already had 3 eclipses this year, one in April and two in May, 2013. When I look back on those two months...my daughter died in April, my granddaughter jumped out a window in May, and as a result of her actions I'm now raising her 5 year old, and the family is scrambling to get her 3 siblings. (sigh) This year has been full of sudden events that changed my life forever. But, you can't blame it on the eclipses as what happened was in the works for a very long time.
IT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENS BUT YOUR REACTION THAT MATTERS
The wise teachers in my life always reminded me that I can't control the circumstances but I can control my reactions to them. Rev. Michael Beckwith reminded us on Wednesday that when "stuff" happens and it seems that life is not what it used to be, that we should view it as an initiation. He went on to say (I'm paraphrasing here), that when you're life seems like its turned upside down, its time to let go of all the "stuff" we no longer need. Hmmm, was he talking to me? Just this August I let go of a lot of "stuff", gave some away and put the rest in the dump as I moved from a big space to a much smaller space. Due to circumstances beyond my control I did a massive purging and realized that I was holding on to "stuff" I no longer wanted or needed. In the meantime I became aware of the people in my life who were always there for me. The family and friends who stepped up with love donations and others who did the physical lifting, or who just called or emailed words of support made it easier to get through the big change. When "stuff" happens you have to look at the relationships in your life and embrace the good ones.
FULL MOON ECLIPSE IN ARIES - CHECK YOUR EGO!
Aries is the 1st sign in the Zodiac, ruled by Mars, the action planet, with the keywords "I Am". Have you ever noticed that people who have inflated egos are often just scared little wimps inside? If you stand up to them you'll see that their bravado was only a front. Just watched a funny video on facebook, of a dog barking at a cat. The cat seems to retreat so the barking got louder. Then the cat comes back and chases the dog who runs to the couch, whimpering in fear. The bullies in our lives are the same way because usually they push up on people until the person pushes back, refuses to take it and draws a line in the sand. We're witnessing this today with the Congress (mainly Republicans) who decided to shut down the government as a ploy to push up on the president. These bullies are only playing political games that they think will benefit them. But a recent poll by CNN has proven that the people are not buying it and will make them pay for their evil deeds next election. These egotists are in for a big awakening as their "in your face" activities will turn out to be their demise.
But for the most of us, what's happening with our egos? It's easy to point the accusing finger at others, but how are we handling our egos in our day to day experiences? As the Full Moon Eclipse in Aries is on its way, it's time to check your ego. Someone once said that ego is actually "Edging God Out". This is a good time to make sure that your ego is in place when interacting with others. It's the ego that fuels arguments or fights that could have been avoided, if the ego were in place. Interesting enough, if your self esteem is in place, then small things won't bother you. If you're loving yourself completely, then it's easy to love someone else. This is a good week to try not to take the things people say or do, personally. In other words this is a good time to work on you and to use the Aries energy to rise above the small things. The Aries energy is also a good time to start something new, an exercise program, swimming or walking or going to the gym. Use the Mars energy to benefit your body, mind and spirit. I'm taking my 5 year old great-granddaughter swimming this afternoon. She's an Aries and the soothing waters will be good for her and for me (smile). Be creative and make sure your intentions are focused on peace, love & Light. I love you all, Ayesha