May 26, 2021
Sagittarius Total Lunar Eclipse
On May 26th, we will experience the first eclipse of the year, in the sign of Sagittarius. Eclipses are cosmic occurrences that activate the lunar nodes, which deal with karma, destiny and release. This is why eclipses tend to bring sudden endings, bright beginnings and intense trajectory shifts in our lives. These lunations occur in 18 month cycles, creating a large story arc of change and innovation in our personal lives, and on a collective level. Gemini and Sagittarius are mutable signs, which are concerned with adaptation and change, and their axis is focused on travel, media, education, communication and the flow of information. How we experience these eclipses is highly individual, but the themes will generally focus on thoughts and ideas (Gemini) and our attitudes regarding spirituality, and our place in the world (Sagittarius).
Since the North Node moved into information obsessed Gemini in May of 2020, we have been inundated with new and sometimes conflicting facts, figures and ideas. Ideologies and beliefs in the collective have shifted. The Gemini solar eclipse reminds us to refine our ideas and ideologies, to take stock of what we truly believe and decide what works for us and what doesn't. The Sagitarius total lunar eclipse brings the focus to our personal Truth. What do we believe, and why. Are we living in accordance with others' dogma, or are we in alignment with our true path? While Gemini’s focus is on the details, Sagittarius has its eyes on the big picture. This eclipse axis is asking us to come into balance between the micro and the macro, to sift through all information and find the Truth, our Truth.
There will be 6 planets in mutable signs for the Sagittarius lunar eclipse, and 5 during the Gemini solar eclipse. This is a big change from the largely fixed energy we have been dealing with during the first half of 2021. Mutable energy is much more adaptable than fixed energy, it moves more freely and is less restricted. We are moving into new territory, and the feeling in the air is much more frenetic and fast paced. Where fixed energy builds and improves upon what already exists, mutable energy innovates and inspires. Add eclipses into this mutable mix, and expect the unexpected! Eclipses break us out of stagnancy and move us closer to our destiny. They speed up timelines and bring what is meant for us to fruition. This is a time to take your foot off the gas a bit, and allow the universe to rearrange what needs rearranging. Once the shadows of the eclipses fade, much will be revealed to us regarding our path forward.