We are now seven days from the solar eclipse which will take place April 29th around midnight and will continue until 4:15 a.m., eastern daylight time.  There will not be the same level of publicity as received by the lunar eclipse, and the energy will be quieter for this one.

The solar eclipse takes place during a New Moon when the Sun and Moon are conjunct  – – it is the darkest night of each monthly lunar cycle.  The New Moon is generally a time of lower energy which can feel both emotionally and physically draining.  During a solar eclipse, emotions can feel heavy and people can view life through the prism of darkness and even despair.  As with all eclipse energy, it is important to remember that the emotions are heightened by the nature of the illusionary nodal points; nothing is really as awful as the nature of the eclipse energy will have us believe.

Fortunately, the energy of the solar eclipse is low enough that restraint will be easier to achieve simply because the majority of us are just tired.  Although the energy is low-keyed, it does not mean that highly volatile people will be able to use restraint nor does it mean that the world will be more cooperative – –  it just means that for many of us while our thoughts may be filled with fiery frustration, negative foreboding or personal resentments we will not have the energy to do much except brood on those thoughts.

The good news is that this is the last eclipse taking place in Aries/Libra, and the solar eclipse does represent a time when we can release and heal from the past.  This week is a good time for quiet contemplation, rest and healing modalities.  It is a time to begin to plan for the next cycle which will bring about new challenges as the slower planets change transit positions in the very near future.

We are all in human bodies and all have emotional baggage.  We are all living through a time which will be written about in future history books — it makes little sense to deny the challenges, the fears and the emotions that come about as a result of the stressful times in which we live. The solar eclipse will make us aware of these deep feelings and is our opportunity to understand these emotions so that they don’t have to come back to haunt us like ghosts of our past or enemies of our future. 

The times will not magically change after the eclipse finishes.  However, the energy will be lighter and our minds will not be as burdened as they are right now. An important key is to use restraint for a few more days so as not to react foolishly on our emotions and create an unnecessary mess in our lives.  Use this week for extra sleep or some other indulgence –there is nothing wrong with giving ourselves some well deserved comfort.  We have all earned a bit of a vacation even if the vacation seems to be taking place in a cloudy location.