Have you ever had one of those days or string of days when you are wondering what the heck is going on? It’s like there is crazy energy all around you. Maybe your day just seems wonky and nothing is going right. Or other people around you seem to be in a daze. If this is what you’re feeling right now, this could be why.
Solstice or Equinox
The solstices and equinoxes are liminal times. Liminal space is like a doorway, a threshold, where things are neither this nor that. Spaces like that are dangerous, unsettled, unpredictable, or transformative. So “normal” doesn’t exist there. This doesn’t mean it’s “bad.” You just have to be more alert and conscious. This can make some people feel “off.” This period lasts for about two weeks.
When the moon is full, the sun and moon are in opposition to each other. The Sun represents your wants and the moon your emotional needs. If these are not in alignment, you can be stirred up. When the moon is full, everything is energized, so this magnifies the effect and makes it so that you can’t ignore it. If it’s not happening in you, it could be happening around you and effect you indirectly.
When an eclipse hits, the moon’s energy is magnified. Full moon (lunar) eclipse energy can be felt up to 2 months before and 6 months afterwards. New moon eclipses (solar) can block us from seeing the big picture, miss opportunities, and consider things that are outside our comfort zone. At this time, expect major shifts in jobs, relationships, perspectives, or finances. Because the energy is so big and unstable, it’s best not to act or react to changes right now.
This doesn’t make eclipses “bad.” There is an element of Fate in play. The thing that you have been avoiding or hoping for could show up at this time. This tends to be a time for a shake up. If you have been snoozing at the wheel, it may prod you to start paying attention. If you have been going in the wrong direction, you will know that now too. You may be tempted to grab the steering wheel, but your best bet is to just hang on for the ride. You’re not driving the bus right now. Any attempt to control will just tire you out and frustrate you. But don’t worry. It’s a self correction. You won’t go off the cliff.
The other thing to keep in mind is that everyone has a different natal chart. The position of the Moon in your chart may mean that an eclipse has a mild impact on you while other people seem to be going crazy. This is normal. If you want to predict the type of effect an eclipse might have on you, look at the House where they fall on your natal chart. If it falls on a planet, that planet will be activated.
Solar and lunar eclipses occur in pairs. The solar eclipses (full moon) tend to expand your outside world. Lunar eclipses (new moon) have more of an effect on your internal environment. Expect headaches, fatigue, anxiety, vivid dreams, feelings of relief, and sensitivity to electronics. Practice good self care during this time.
Mercury in Retrograde
Mercury is the only Roman god who was able to travel to the Underworld. Thus he carried messages from the living to the dead and vice versa. So, Mercury, the messenger, rules communication. Three times a year, the planet Mercury appears to travel in reverse in the sky.
When this happens communications can go awry. It’s not a great time to execute contracts, make big purchases, make or complete travel plans, or make big relationship decisions. Before this hits, you probably want to back up your computer. They have a tendency to go down now or just slow way down. Anything doing with communication could get confusing.
In the days running up to Mercury retrograde and just after, there is a period of weaker influence but if it falls just right in your natal chart, you may get hit with that crazy energy at that time too. Fortunately, this means that each Mercury retrograde feels differently. Maybe it misses you this time.
What’s Happening Now
If you are reading this at the time that it’s being posted (June 29, 19), most of these are in effect. We’re feeling the tail end of the Summer Solstice energy. The solar eclipse happens July 2. Mercury goes retrograde July 7, so we are currently in its shadow. In addition, Chiron goes retrograde July 8.
Chiron is the wounded healer. When he’s retrograde, the scab from your oldest, most painful struggles gets pulled off. Since the moon is in Cancer, the sign of emotions, it could be a wild ride. This in play for everyone. If you want to know what your Chiron energy is, go here for a free natal chart and find out.
In the last few days, I started many things that got blocked. People were driving very slow and carelessly. I’ve had some scheduling miscommunications. There have been 4 human deaths and 2 animals deaths. (This is more associated with the solstices and equinoxes). These are some of the ways it can show up for you.
So, if you feel like hiding under the covers, don’t fret. It passes. It’s a great time to use this energy in ways that it can benefit you. Generally speaking, think of it as a reset button. It’s a good time to pause, take care, rethink your direction, practice patience, do some good self care, and finally take care of that old business.
I hope that’s helpful. Feel free to share in the comments how all this crazy energy is impacting YOU!