The world of souls has been waiting for what is about to occur this week. Thursday 1st September 2016 will change your life.
The New Moon of that day is accompanied by an annular Solar Eclipse, when the Moon will not cover the Sun completely thus giving the effect of a solar ring of fire around the two orbs. It will be spectacular to see, and it is no coincidence that its path over the region of central Africa will cross over some of the most unstable parts of the world. Astrologically it will be a formidable alignment of signs, and the ramifications will be felt by everyone, in global and in personal terms.
For some months, we have been in a holding pattern waiting for the signal to go: the time of waiting is almost done, though you may not see the practical effects for a little while. If you have been feeling stuck, if you have been feeling caught in a living dream, if there has been a sense of unreality or being in limbo, if you have seen the year go by without you, then you will know what I mean. This Eclipse, and the timing of it, will bring an end to your uncertainty: it is one of the most important dates in 2016.
2016 is a year of endings, and September will show you what they are. It relates in particular to what you believe and how you feel about yourself, about your deepest, darkest fears and emotions, about self-delusion and illusion. This time will show you, perhaps starkly, the truth about who you are and the nature of the people in, and the circumstances of, your life. What do you believe, truly? Who can you trust, really? What is real? What is important? What is right?
It is time for you to see the truth and to make your choice. It is time for change, and it is time for action, doing what is necessary to break away from the old and the false to claim what is true. This is about you and your world, you and the future of the world. It is something that cannot be resisted, and the more you co-operate with this dynamic process of transformation, the more comfortable it will be for you.
Not only do we have the New Moon and the Solar Eclipse on 1st September, but Mercury will have turned retrograde just beforehand, amplifying the powerful energies that will be around you and bringing confusion with him also. He will highlight the prevailing emphasis on self-deception and revelation, and you will see secrets exposed and truths revealed within you and without you. September will bring change on many levels, and in many quarters.
Be glad of this time, for it is what your soul has been waiting for. Allow thoughts and memory to stir as you observe your world with clear eyes; recognise that an outdated epoch of human being is over and cannot be recaptured, and that its replacement is taking form with your active help. What you do and who you are in your truth and clarity are crucial to the future.
The solar ring of fire that is the motif and the realty of the New Moon Eclipse is a gift that will burn away what is unwanted or un-needed: it will heal and purify you even as it destroys the parts of you that are false. See the choices revealed by the fire and decide wisely what to do – though, in the end, there really is no choice.
(Image by Takeshi Kuboki)