I woke up this morning feeling violently happy, which made me think of Icelandic songstress and musical genius, Björk. I wondered if she was born on an eclipse. So I checked: she was born the day before one in November 1965.
If you want to know about the surge of emotions of an eclipse, I recommend listening to Bjork. With her Sun, Moon, Ascendant in Scorpio, she is able to clearly express something deep, dark and dangerous. With her North Node in Gemini, she was destined to communicate this. Her songs are often about being on the edge of madness. This is the eclipse mode.
I hope you are violently happy too, today, rather than massively sad, or insanely morose, or just overwhelmingly indifferent.
Work with this eclipse by letting go and allowing the energy to flow right through you, flushing out the garbage and letting in the light. This will show in whatever house Pisces falls in your chart — and it may be about receiving a gift just as much as letting something go. One client — a Leo — has already received a huge amount of money — the eclipse in the 8th house — so it’s not all about our mental state.
The eclipse takes place at 2.54 GMD tomorrow morning, but the Moon is already in Pisces. I felt the surge start this morning and texted a Pisces friend (overcome with existential angst). She felt it too — around 8.30 this morning as the Moon came within a degree of Neptune.
The Gate of the South Node is wide open right now. Listen for what’s being said to you personally. The Nodes are our direct connection to the cosmos. Feel how you could best direct this energy. And remember the eclipse opens a door that stays open for six months, only gradually closing.
If you can, enjoy. If it’s all too much, listen to the music.
Samuel Barber (March 9) conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich (March 27), who gives this a bit of Aries drive and definition. It’s a scratchy recording but heartfelt. It’s almost too familiar from many movie soundtracks, most memorably Platoon. But so beautiful…
…and if that hasn’t opened the doors for you, try this — also by Barber but interpreted by the Choir of New College under the direction of Edward Higginbottom.