On May 26, we have the first eclipse in a series with the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius. The second will follow on June 11 in its opposite sign, Gemini. Eclipses come in pairs, one Lunar and one Solar, both with different energetic objectives for our lives, but both coming around like clockwork to help us course correct.
Eclipses Equal Change
Eclipses are a relatively normal phenomenon. We can have anywhere between one to three in a year—and 2021 gives us two sets. So why the hype if these occurrences happen every year? The answer is simple: eclipses equal inevitable, often drastic changes. As humans we have a hard time coping with change.
When the mind hears that change is upon us, it begins to anticipate and habitually goes into survival mode; a hardwire embedded in the strands of our DNA. When in survival mode, we can conjure fatalistic thoughts. Black or white thinking sets in, and this triggers the fight or flight mechanism. Let’s not shame ourselves here. This is one of the jobs of the brain, to protect and prepare us.
Flipping the Switch During the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius
The Zodiac tells the story of our life cycles. When we transition from the sign Scorpio into Sagittarius, we transition from survival mode into thriving mode. With that said, this eclipse in Sagittarius is offering us a chance to flip the switch. We just need to understand the mechanics of the flip and how to do it—How to flip from surviving to thriving.
At this time, we welcome the waves of expansive and opportunistic energy of the Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon!
Sagittarius at its highest vibrational output represents the possibility of EXPANSION in our lives. This sign brings blessings and optimism wherever he goes. I have an image of Oprah in my head (a Sagittarius Moon native) yelling at everyone in the crowd,
“And you get a car, and you get a car….everyone gets a car!”
This is an all-encompassing energy that comes from an expansive belief system. The energy of Sagittarius goes with the flow of life while having its arrow aimed towards a final destination. With their beliefs in tow, there may be a re-routing that takes place but what is meant for them will always be for them, or better. Black or white doesn’t exist in the energy of Sag. They step out of fight of flight into a space of beliefs, overly optimistic or not, always getting their way.
Coming out of the sign of Scorpio, a purposeful, powerful primordial survivor and heading into the sign Sagittarius, seemingly magic-based, is much like flipping a switch, in that, it’s a choice of the mind. Life is not black or white in most cases. It’s a lot of grey. If we’re not fighting or fleeing from mountain lions as our ancestors once needing to do, then we have to look for the path down the middle in life’s experiences.
Onward as we flip the switch of our lives!
The fatalism of Scorpio turns into the grandest possibilities that the Universe has up its sleeves. As we become more conscious beings, we can learn to replace surviving with thriving—but first we must understand that this shift occurs through replacing our knee-jerk reactions with a deeper knowledge and belief.
This isn’t to say that once you flip the switch, the hardships don’t exist and that the autonomous nature of our instincts won’t kick in. It’s also not to say that eclipses won’t still bring change into our lives. But it is to say that there is always something grander to believe in, a bigger picture that exists past the scarcities of nature.
4 Tips to Flip the Switch during this Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon in Sagittarius:
1. Life isn’t only black or white, it exists mostly in the grey area.
Recognize when you begin to polarize a situation. This could involve going from loving to hating someone, painting someone as the bad guy, or only seeing two options in our situations.
2. What you believe in, you give your power to.
Do you believe that what is meant for you will always be for you, or that something even better is on its way? If not, explore why not? Where does this belief come from?
3. Big inhale in, and COMPLETELY exhale out.
This will activate the diaphragm, allow more blood flow to the heart, signal to the brain that we aren’t in danger, and slow down our fight or flight response. This allows more time to see our situation more clearly.
4. Ask yourself, “What would Oprah do?”
No, seriously. When we adopt the energy of Sag we are in an abundance mentality. Who has more abundance thinking than Oprah?
Britney is an astrologer and writer for ASTRO.GONG.YOGA, a sound healing and yoga studio with an astrology-informed approach located on La Brea. She was chosen by the stars a century ago to serve as a mediary for the collective and is an ongoing student of astrology and occult knowledge which she’s been studying her entire life. She believes the ancient language of astrology is a bridge between Source and self and she uses it as a tool, as well as her intuition, as a way to guide others to their truth.