Your Weekly Oracle Reading + Astro Transits (10.16.2023)
Don't be afraid to begin again.
*There’s been an edit to this post to correct a mistake regarding the upcoming full moon eclipse.
Happy Monday, friends.
I hope this weekend and the kick-off of eclipse season has been kind to you. Please make sure to rest and take it easy over these next couple of weeks.
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I know there’s a lot of talk about these eclipses in the Aries-Libra nodes, so before I dive into the astrological transits, I wanted to break this down for anyone who’s feeling the energy but doesn’t understand why.
Eclipse seasons are astrologically significant events because they mark periods of intensified energy and potential transformation. These seasons typically occur when the Sun, Moon, and Earth align in such a way that they create solar and lunar eclipses. In astrology, eclipses are often associated with significant life events, personal growth, and shifts in consciousness.
The nodes of the Moon play a crucial role in understanding the astrological significance of eclipses. The North Node and South Node are points where the Moon's orbit intersects the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun through the zodiac. They are associated with karma and the soul's evolutionary journey in astrology. The North Node represents where we are meant to grow and evolve in this lifetime, while the South Node symbolizes our past experiences and tendencies from past lives.
When an eclipse occurs on the North Node, it often signifies a time when the universe is pushing us toward embracing the qualities and characteristics associated with the sign in which the North Node is located. Conversely, an eclipse on the South Node suggests a period when we need to release or transform the energies and patterns related to the sign of the South Node.
We just kicked off eclipse season with the South Node in Libra new moon and solar eclipse on Saturday, and then we’ll have a full moon partial lunar eclipse in Taurus* on October 28.
South Node in Libra: Libra is associated with themes of balance, relationships, harmony, and diplomacy. When an eclipse occurs on the South Node in Libra, it may signal a time to release codependency, people-pleasing behaviors, or an overemphasis on others' opinions. This can be a period for reevaluating and letting go of patterns that hinder personal growth and independence.
North Node in Aries: Aries is linked to self-assertion, independence, leadership, and taking initiative. Eclipses on the North Node in Aries can inspire you to step out of your comfort zone, be more self-reliant, and assertively pursue your own desires and goals. It's a time to embrace your individuality and be more decisive.
During eclipse seasons on the South Node Libra and North Node Aries axis, you might experience the following (especially if these are your natal nodes, making this next year and a half your Nodal Return):
Shifts in your approach to relationships, possibly moving towards more authentic and independent connections.
An increased focus on self-discovery, self-assertion, and personal growth.
Challenges related to finding the right balance between self and others.
Realizations about past patterns of people-pleasing and codependency that may need to be released.
Opportunities to take the lead and assert your individuality in various areas of life.
Eclipses are intense and can bring about significant life changes. It's important to remember that the effects of eclipses can manifest over several months before and after the actual eclipse date. Individuals will experience these energies differently depending on their natal chart and personal circumstances.
With that said, let’s get into this week’s astrological transits—
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