Can you feel it??
 
We are right smack dab in the middle of the eclipse window, emotions are running high and the level of chaos has exponentially increased! 
 
Eclipses always come in pairs (on rare occasions there are 3), on the new (solar) and full (lunar) moons. The “eclipse window” is 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks following each eclipse, therefore the window ends up spanning 6 weeks. 
 
This “window” of time is considered a ‘portal’ – one that has the potential to leave us groundless and disoriented while catapulting us onto an entirely new path in the blink of an eye! Of course, the degree of which it will affect you depends upon if it is aspecting your personal astrology chart directly, but in general for all of us, the energy during this passage is more intense and there are higher levels of emotions.
 
It is during eclipse season that the higher forces take over, which destabilize the ego function, and our normal capacity to control our environment then becomes less successful. As my teacher Maurice Fernandez always says, “the gates are open”. This implies that the Divine Consciousness is infiltrating us at an accelerated rate and reshuffling the cards of our lives. 
 
Many Souls come and go during eclipse windows. Both my father and my brother crossed over during eclipse windows in Libra. BIG, significant, and forever life-changing events take place, sometimes leaving us completely destabilized. But ultimately this reorganization of our lives forces change that is needed and creates an alignment with our Soul’s deeper karmic and evolutionary path. 
 
 
This Sunday, February 26th is the Solar Eclipse at 8 degrees Pisces. 
 
 
This is a solar eclipse new moon, therefore it is reflecting the birth or the beginning of a new cycle. Every month we get to be born anew with the beginning of a new lunar cycle. However due to it being a SOLAR ECLIPSE new moon… it is like a new moon on STEROIDS! 
 
This eclipse falling is in Pisces, however, and therefore it is interesting to contemplate because Pisces is the LAST sign of the zodiac, which means it is about the END of a cycle. Pisces is the 12th and final sign of the lunar year, just prior to Aries in March which is the start of the new lunar cycle (the REAL new year!)
 
The beginning of the end…
 
So essentially we are at a culmination point. The eclipses carry the deeper themes of transformation in our lives and we are winding up a 2 year cycle with this particular alignment. Pisces is represented by the two fish swimming in opposite directions. It is perhaps the most complex of all signs due to the extreme polarities at play. In the highest, this is the archetype of the “Mystic”. In its lowest, shadow expression…the “Addict”. 
 
There is extreme sensitivity we are dealing with here, one that has the potential to catalyze us to spread our wings and fly angelically through those gates. Yet on the other hand, that very sensitivity can encompass and overwhelm the system, giving rise to escape, denial, illusion, intoxication, and deception. 
 
For those on the path and committed to doing their ‘work’, there is great opportunity for healing and integration. However with Pisces there comes the necessity to accept and trust things as they are, despite whether or not they are in harmony with how we wish they might be. Letting go, surrendering, and going with the universal flow is a prerequisite to this level of alchemy. 
 
 
But wait, there’s more:
 
This New Moon Eclipse has some extremely fiery and volatile aspects (spatial relationships to other planets) that will amp up the potential for explosive and unpredictable chaos. Pluto (The Lord of the Underworld), Uranus (The Awakener), Mars (The God of War), and Jupiter (the Great Expander) are all in a tight and harsh energetic battle from Feb 22-27, bringing heightened levels of aggression, passion, irrationality and potential for accidents and trauma to the forefront. Expect sudden endings and unconscious reactivity as possibilities, but on the higher side… HUGE BREAKTHROUGHS are also possible. Like being struck by lightning and waking up out of a long dark and cold sleep!! Things will NOT be boring, to say the least!!
 
 
What should we do??
 
So clearly a complete reshaping or metamorphosis is possible during this passage. Bringing with it loaded explosive and deeply emotional material. These are the times in our lives where the rubber meets the road and we get to put our ‘practice’ to the test. 
 
Sometimes this may look like falling completely apart! Allowing the emotional debris to wash through us, fully uninhibited, so as to clear the space for more light and consciousness. Other times it may look like putting our big boy or girl pants on and warrior-ing up to people and situations that are requiring our fierce truth. And then there are also situations that just require us to hold steady, cling to the ones we love, give thanks for each breath and wait out the storm. 
 
Whatever place you find yourself, with Pisces, it is always about trusting that you are exactly where you need to be, and despite the intensity, it is all perfect in the cosmological dance we call ‘life’. 
 
If you would like to KNOW more specifically what is being asked of you during this threshold, I would love to give you a personal reading. You can visit my website to learn more:
www.shannonjonesastrology.com
 
I leave you with a message from a Hopi Elder:
Xo Shannon
 
~ A MESSAGE FROM THE HOPI ELDERS ~
 
There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel like they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.
 
Know the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off toward the middle of
the river,
keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water.
 
See who is there with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all
ourselves!
For the moment we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.
 
The time of the lonely wolf is over.
Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and vocabulary.
 
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
We are the ones we have been waiting for!!
 
The Elders,
Oraibi, Arizona
Hopi Nation 2000