Since this eclipse takes place at the very beginning of the year, the eclipse not only energizes the moment as every eclipse does, it also energizes the year, our efforts and our path in 2019.
So, let’s look at this powerful Solar Eclipse in three steps.
1 - Energizing the Soul’s Unfolding Journey
The Solar Eclipse at 15 Capricorn brings a burst of energy into your life. In your birth chart, the house where 15 Capricorn falls will be “where the action is” in the early months of 2019.
If you also have the Sun, planets or chart angles between 10 and 20 degrees of the Cardinal signs those chart features may be impacted. This includes 10 to 20 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. The themes around the impacted chart features will be powerfully in focus.
Whether this eclipse impacts a planet or just a house in your birth chart, the energy of the eclipse is powerful demand to honor your path. We will each experience this Solar Eclipse with varying degrees of intensity and in different aspects of life.
If some aspect of your life connected to these degrees has remained unfinished or ignored, you want to be on the lookout for a wake-up call that coincides with this eclipse. Think back to "The Wizard of Oz". I refer to this as being in the ‘poppy patch’ of life and not on the ‘yellow brick road’.
In this case, you will want to spend a bit of time contemplating what happened and why. Then recognize that this represents a temporary set back that is directing you to find your way back to the yellow brick road and start pedaling again.
2 - Awakening the Past – Wisdom
For everyone, all of the symbols in this Solar Eclipse point powerfully to understanding your past: the Sun and Moon in the sign of Capricorn, the South Node of the Moon, Saturn the lord of time and karma and Pluto the lord of your unconscious karma.
There is a connection between your past and karma. Karma is the sum total of the thoughts, words and actions you have taken and the habits you have established in the past.
Karma also includes what has happened to you. Early in life, how your parents treated you as a child is often connected to your karmic experiences in prior lifetimes. As an example, in childhood, were your efforts recognized and applauded or were they ignored or even punished?
The transiting South Node in Capricorn is bringing forward aspects of your karmic past that support your soul’s unfolding journey at this time.
Saturn and Pluto are not normally the guys we want to cross paths with in the middle of the night. With this eclipse, you may find these two lords of the past suddenly confronting you, not to frighten you, but to powerfully remind you to “accept the truth of your past - it holds the keys to your destiny”.
As I often note in consultations, you may feel as if you have left the “Walled City” of social and family expectations and ventured into the meadow of freedom. In the meadow of freedom, there is a pathway that leads to the mountain of spirituality where the search of greater meaning begins.
When you ventured away from the Walled City, you may have been treated with indifference or rejected for not fulfilling the role that your family wished for you.
This eclipse may suddenly pull into your awareness old feelings of abandonment, rejection and worry. The truths contained in these echoes of the past can illuminate greater awareness of who you are, where you have been wounded and how you can heal and learn to trust yourself.
All of this Capricorn and awakening material from the past is truly important and must not be ignored, but there is more to this eclipse than the dark and scary stuff.
3 - Renaissance – the Re-Birth
This Solar Eclipse also contains Jupiter in Sagittarius, which is a very encouraging thought. Why? Imagine being on the long and winding road of the soul’s journey, with Saturn and Pluto confronting you and demanding that you look back along the path you have walked early in this lifetime and in lifetimes before.
Follow their command and then stop.
Turn around and look forward on the path.
You discover that it is the same path.
Imagine Jupiter, the Guru planet, standing next to you saying:
“Your experiences in the past are pointing you to your destiny.
Now focus on the road ahead of you and be inspired”.
Jupiter knows that you have the ability to have a vision of the future, to take action and to achieve success and fulfillment moving forward on the path. Revisiting the past can open the door to re-awakening your future, your personal renaissance.
In the quantum perspective of spirituality, our thoughts, words and actions all add momentum to the quality and direction of our journey in life. This Solar Eclipse is demanding you awaken to your past with the awareness that your past can help guide you to your future, your dharma, your highest potential.
In our last newsletter on the Winter Solstice, we spoke of “accepting the past and envisioning the future”. We have been exploring creating a large canvas to hang on our wall with a collage of photos.
Our first collage is meant to be ‘the best of the past’ reflecting the core of our inspiration we have lived for the past 29 years together (the anniversary we celebrate is January 1) and illuminating our path forward into the future with greater coherence to our ‘renaissance’ spirit.
It came as a bit of a surprise when we discovered that we have over 20,000 images, both digital images and scans of photos taken during the “old school” era when photos were captured on film and then printed out.
Exploring so many images can be both exciting and frustrating. It is exciting because of the smiles and laughter that comes with the memories associated with some of the images and frustration because some of the photos you are sure you took will seem to have “gone missing”.
This is a Capricornian task to look at image after image taken over the years, but the process of going through the images will begin to reshape your awareness of your journey in life. It was interesting that as some images were chosen and others left out, the importance of each image grew and the image of the past that inspires the future became more and more clear.