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Solar Eclipse in Capricorn 2019, Healing the Past, Igniting the Future

On January 5th at 5:28 PM PDT we will have our first New Moon/Solar Eclipse of the year at 15 degrees of Capricorn.

In her book Sacred Contracts, author Carolyn Myss pulls a lot of analogies from the classic movie and book series The Wizard of Oz. For some reason with this Solar Eclipse in Capricorn, I cannot stop thinking about the heroes journey that Dorothy plays and all of the archetypes and energies mirroring herself found in the characters within the story.

I often in a very personal way have always resonated with these old stories. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, James and the Giant Peach, are all some examples of the Heroes Journey and what it takes for us to discover that what we were searching for in our lives was residing within us all along.

In these stories each character is tested between good and evil, right and wrong. They seek answers, only to find that the answers always lie within the intuition of their own hearts.

Eclipses allow for us to reflect upon patterns within our lives, evaluate the loops or cycles (karma) that we are most likely feeling “stuck in” and decide what patterns and behaviors need altering, transformation, or to be thrown out and left behind altogether.

Eclipses illuminate the shadows, bringing what has been hidden out into the forefront of our psyche and our lives.

They can ignite our desires, our fears, and propel our lives forward in ways we could have never expected.

Eclipses define cycles of time that influence entire generations, or events over a period of many years. Their effects leave an energetic ripple effect and we can usually track defining life altering changes during the waning and waxing of these cycles.

Another thing to note about the energy adding to this Eclipse, is Mars in its home sign of Aries, giving us an energetic boost towards moving forward and taking action in our lives towards the new things we feel like implementing in regard to ourselves in a personal way.

The Lunar nodes which also play a part in every Eclipse are in Cancer and Capricorn and represent us taking things that we have learned from the past and revisiting them in new ways.

Talking about the Moon cycles can begin to feel repetitive every year, and that is because it IS repetitive. Time and cycles repeat, and such is the nature of the cosmic wheel.

You may feel like how many more blogs do I need to read about “letting things go” and “setting intentions” before I want to blow my brains out and give up on it all….and I feel you.

As I was scrolling through NYE and New Years Day social media posts, I saw a lot more pessimism towards setting New Year's Resolutions than I feel like I have in years past, and it bummed me out.

This pessimism could be a part of our collective consciousness right now in relation to the tone and energy we are experiencing during this eclipse. Maybe we are finally growing tired of our own bullshit? Doubtful, but I feel like exploring this more.

Let’s get into Capricorn as a sign.

Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, and Saturn made its way into the Cardinal Earth sign of Capricorn last year in December.

I was born in 1989 and part of a generation who not only had Saturn in Capricorn at the time of our birth, but Uranus and Neptune were also in Capricorn as well.

Saturn represents boundaries, walls, blockages, structures, rules and order. Uranus represents change, innovation, revolution and shattering of old ways. Neptune represents the arts, music, poetry, spirituality, dreams, illusions, as well as dissolves what it comes into contact with.