An Unforgettable Celestial Experience: Exploring the Eclipse + Double New Moon in Aries Season 2023
On April 20th, 2023, we are in for a rare and extraordinary celestial event - a double new moon in Aries that’s a solar eclipse! This unique occurrence is sure to create an unforgettable moment that can be felt on both an individual and collective level.
The first new moon in 0º of Aries on April 21st marks the beginning of the Aries season, a time symbolizing fresh beginnings, courage, and enthusiasm as the sun enters the sign of Aries. The season finishes off with another New Moon, which is also an Eclipse on 29º of Aries. The combination of these two events creates an incredible energy spectacle, signifying an important shift in consciousness for humankind. I have so much to say about this, but first, let's just tune into this powerful energy and align with our soul's vibrations to move towards our highest potential, shall we?
Eclipses have been regarded as omens in many cultures throughout history. (An omen is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future, often signifying the advent of change.) In ancient Mesopotamia, eclipses were believed to be bad omens. According to Hindu mythology, eclipses are considered to be inauspicious events. In Tibet, people believe that good and bad deeds are amplified during an eclipse. In the US, some believe that an eclipse is a sign of the apocalypse.
When an astronomical event such as an eclipse took place, most ancient people believed it was the action of a divine being. When the rays of the Sun or the glow of the Moon were extinguished, early societies believed this was a terrible omen and that some type of disaster was imminent.
In today's astrological world, eclipses are considered significant celestial events with the power to reveal hidden truths and enlighten us about certain aspects of our lives. These events can act as a wake-up call, urging us to confront the things we have been ignoring or denying, and allowing us to move forward towards a more fulfilling life. Therefore, we might experience events that prompt us to take action, which may feel chaotic, but ultimately lead us down a karmically aligned path.
This solar eclipse is a particularly significant event because it squares Pluto in 0º Aquarius. This alignment brings forth powerful transformative energy that can help us make meaningful changes in our lives by letting go of anything that hinders our progress. While these energies can be intense, by embracing and working with them we can tap into our inner strength and create positive changes that will last a lifetime. Therefore, we should seize this opportunity to transform our lives and move towards our highest potential. Do you agree?
As we welcome the new moon, let's remember that this marks the beginning of a new eclipse season that will unfold over the next year and a half, with the first checkpoint in six months. This cosmic event is truly remarkable, as it will continue to affect us for the next nine years until another Aries x Libra eclipse season occurs in reversal. After that, the story will conclude in another nine years, when the North Node returns to Aries and the South Node returns to Libra. Let's embrace this powerful energy and experience the transformative effects that this cosmic event can bring into our lives.
A solar eclipse can affect each zodiac sign differently, depending on where it falls in their birth chart and what aspects it makes with their planets. However, here is a general overview of how a solar eclipse can affect each zodiac sign:
Aries: You may experience changes in your self-image and identity. You may also discover new interests and talents that reflect your true self.
Taurus: You may confront some hidden fears or subconscious patterns that hold you back from achieving your goals. You may also seek more solitude and spiritual guidance during this time.
Gemini: You may have more involvement with groups, friends and social causes. You may also redefine your role in society and pursue your dreams with more passion.
Cancer: You may receive recognition, success or promotion in your professional life. You may also question the traditions or expectations that have been imposed on you by others.
Leo: You may explore new horizons, cultures or philosophies during this time. You may also discover a higher purpose or meaning for your life.
Virgo: You may undergo a personal rebirth or renewal during this time. You may also face some power struggles or conflicts with others that test your willpower and resilience.
Libra: You may face challenges in your relationships, especially with your partner or spouse. You may also rethink your values and beliefs and seek more harmony and balance in your life.
Scorpio: You may undergo a transformation in your health, work and daily routines. You may also encounter hidden issues or secrets that need to be resolved or released.
Sagittarius: You may feel more creative, romantic and playful during this time. You may also explore new ways of expressing yourself and having fun with others.
Capricorn: You may experience changes in your home, family and emotional security. You may also make some important decisions about your personal life and future plans.
Aquarius: You may have more opportunities for learning, communication and travel. You may also encounter new people or ideas that challenge your perspective and broaden your horizons.
Pisces: You may deal with issues related to money, resources and self-worth. You may also find new ways of earning income or managing your finances.
To make the most of this powerful event, we can perform a ritual for the eclipse + double moon. This can help us harness the powerful energy of the cosmic event and manifest our intentions with more clarity and confidence. Here are a few possible rituals you can try:
Sun & Moon Candle Magic: You will need two candles, one yellow or gold for the Sun and one white or silver for the Moon. On the day of the solar eclipse, place both of them side by side on a table or altar. Write down your intention on a piece of paper and fold it three times. Place it under the Sun candle and say: "As I light this candle, I call upon the power of the Sun to illuminate my path and bring me success." Light the Sun candle. Then place your hand over the Moon candle and say: "As I light this candle, I call upon the power of the Moon to guide my intuition and bring me peace." Light the Moon candle. Meditate on your intention for a few minutes, then blow out both candles. Keep the paper with you until your intention manifests.
Sunstone or Moonstone Healing: You will need a sunstone or a moonstone crystal, which are both associated with solar eclipse energy. Charge your crystal by placing it in direct sunlight for a day before the solar eclipse. Then place it in moonlight overnight before your ritual. On the day of the solar eclipse, fill a bowl with water and add some salt to purify it. Place your crystal in the bowl and say: "I cleanse this crystal of any negative energy and charge it with positive energy from the Sun and Moon." Then take out your crystal and hold it over your heart chakra (the center of your chest). Say: "I ask this crystal to heal my heart from any pain or fear and fill it with love and joy." Keep the crystal with you as a reminder of your healing.
Meditation Ritual: You will need a comfortable place to sit or lie down, where you won't be disturbed for at least 15 minutes. Close your eyes and take three deep breaths, relaxing your body and mind. Imagine yourself lifting up out of your body and flying through the sky towards the Moon. As you get closer, you see that there is a dark shadow covering part of it - that's the solar eclipse happening right now! Feel its powerful energy pulsing through you, awakening something deep within you that has been dormant for too long. Ask yourself: "What do I need to change in my life? What do I need to let go of? What do I need to embrace?" Listen to any messages or insights that come to you from within or from above. When you feel ready, thank yourself for taking this journey and gently return to your body.
Tarot/Oracle Card Readings: You will need a Tarot or Oracle deck and a quiet space where you can focus. On the day of the solar eclipse, take a few deep breaths and center yourself. Shuffle your deck and ask the question: "What message do the universe and my higher self have for me at this time?" Draw one card for the Sun and another card for the Moon, and reflect on its meaning. What insights does it offer? How can you apply its wisdom to your life? Take note of any symbols, colors, or emotions that come up for you. If you feel called to, draw more cards for clarification or guidance. When you're finished, thank the universe and your higher self for the message and guidance, and carry the insights with you as you move forward.
In conclusion, we can say that the double new moon in Aries that's also a solar eclipse is a truly remarkable celestial event, an opportunity for us to witness the beauty and magnificence of the universe. This is a time that holds great potential for transformation, as the powerful energy of this cosmic occurrence can inspire us to let go of our fears and embrace the unknown. It is a chance for us to take a leap of faith and dive into the cosmic whirlpool, allowing ourselves to be carried away by the currents of the universe. By doing so, we may discover new truths about ourselves and the world around us, and open ourselves up to new possibilities and experiences. So let us embrace this moment with open hearts and minds, and see where the journey takes us.
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