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Many who believe in astrology, and the power of the planets and stars, believe that the eclipse is one of the most significant of astrological events. Generations have strived to understand the meaning of these rare happenings and how they affect us. As we look back at the stories about why eclipses occur, it’s clear our ancestors believed eclipses were a sign of one cycle ending and another beginning.
Mountain America Credit Union has some interesting information on the meaning of eclipses. Let’s see how this event affects each astrological sign along with some suggestions on what to do next!
Leo, Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius
These fixed signs are the stabilizers in their world and they like it that way. The transition from one cycle to the next can be taxing but the effects can be lessened by practicing soothing introspection. Leos will have a harder time but all of these signs can emerge from the experience changed for the better if they put their mind to it.
What can you do now? As these signs don’t gravitate toward self-reflection, soothing activities like meditation probably won’t work. Combat gloominess with activities disguised as run-of-the-mill exercise—golf is a great option. Running, yoga, crafts, playing music and even retail therapy (in actual stores, not online) can give you enough quiet time to consider your next steps.
Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces
These are the mutable signs—meaning they are liable to change. Astrologically speaking, these signs end the seasons and, therefore, are comfortable with cycles ending and beginning again. If you’re one of these signs, you’ll have an easier time with the eclipse while finding meaning in recent occurrences in your life. As for what comes next, you’ll probably feel ready and anxious for what lies ahead.
What can you do now? Anything! People born under these signs are usually happy, positive and enjoy the journey of life. Do what makes you feel good. Since the eclipse is traditionally a time for reflection, treat yourself to a beautiful new journal or a relaxing day at the spa. It’s also a great time to embark on a new adventure—take cooking classes, jump out of an airplane, learn an instrument or take up a new sport.
Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn
Ever wonder why you’re fascinated with innovation or can’t say no to a new challenge? Cardinal signs are the beginners. They can appreciate the ending of a cycle and are excited to embark on a new one. Driven to create, they don’t need an eclipse to remind them to be introspective—they are constantly looking back and analyzing where they’ve been. The eclipse won’t change things too much for these sunny people. If the past cycle has been lucky, profitable or otherwise rosy, they say thank you and begin again. If, however, it has been challenging, they welcome the clean slate of a new day.
What can you do now? This is the perfect time to get started on a new adventure. Learn a new skill, build a new house, start a new job or simply dive in to a new book. The eclipse throws everyone off balance for a bit, even the cardinal signs. Take a moment to get your footing, find your center, and then move forward—this will probably involve making a list. Cardinals love lists!
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