The March 20th New Super Moon, Solar Eclipse and Equinox

Written by Sherrie Locke on 9 Batz and 10 Road, March 2015

Total Solar Eclipse and Spring Equinox 2015Bam! After the three-year, seven-hit, Pluto Uranus Square has completed, we get a brand new Super Moon ripe with a Solar Eclipse (they always occur on a New Moon) and the four precious minutes of the Equinox. It’s the Spring Equinox in the Northern hemisphere, the Autumnal Equinox in the Southern hemisphere.

Change, change, change, and now you have the green light to move forward in a big way with your dreams and visions. You even get to consider moving forward in significant relationships of all types be they personal, business or family.

After the last three years (since June 24th 2012) showing us what changes have needed to occur, and the Uranus lightening bolts bringing the unknown to light, we can lick our wounds, pick up the remaining pieces and get on with life. In a big way.

There will still be adjustments to be made through June until the Solstice. After that, we are coasting (or reeling) in the momentum we have gathered from this slingshot effect.

Go back and evaluate what has happened since late June 2012. What have you learned about yourself? (keep it POSITIVE!) What have you learned about others? (since they are a reflection of your own inner world). How have your relationships shifted? What relationships have strengthened and in what ways? Who vanished from your life? Radical isn’t it?

Let’s get on with the new paradigm! Manifest, manifest, manifest! HELP one another! Be HAPPY! Be LOVE!

Time and Dates of the Eclipses and Equinox

After the last (exact) Pluto Uranus Square on Monday March 16, 2015 at 9:54 PM in Texas, which is also 13 Eagle on the Maya calendar (powerful day all the way around) we will be in the balsamic lunar phase until the March 20th New Super Moon (with a Solar Eclipse), which begins at 29 degrees Pisces. This occurs at 4:36 AM in Texas, 5:36 AM on the East Coast of the US and 2:36 AM on the West Coast. Then the Sun moves into the zodiacal sign of Aries, the beginning of the zodiac in Western Tropical House Astrology.

Equinox exact (the four minutes of balance on a planetary level) occurs at 5:45 PM Texas time, 6:45 PM on the East Coast and 3:45 PM on the West Coast, commencing at the exact time the Sun moves into Aries. Good time to meditate and be still. So you see, this is pretty much an all day event that begins with a Solar Eclipse and ends with the Solar entry into a new element. For those of us in the northern hemisphere we are moving into the element of Air; those in the southern hemisphere are moving into the element of Water.

The total Solar Eclipse (visible in Northern Africa, Europe and the Western part of Asia) is at 29 degrees Pisces 29 minutes. It’s a Total Solar Eclipse in Svalbard Norway and the Faroe Islands, and a Partial Solar Eclipse in Europe, northern and eastern Asia and northern and western Africa. The eclipse starts at 07:41 UTC and ends at 11:50 UTC. This Solar Eclipse will trigger a cycle that will reverberate for about a year or so, with more changes coming. Pay attention to the themes that surface, as they will give you a clue about the year to come.

Be diligent, be cheerful and give thanks you have made it through this three-year portal of radical transformation. Now put it to work for your best interest and the highest good of all.

Change is good,

~S.L. 2015

September Equinox 2014. Happy Mabon!

Written by Sherrie Locke on 6 Kawoq, September 2014

Here we are at the September Equinox of 2014. In a few hours we will be moving into the third sacred holiday of 2014, Mabon.

Mabon

Mabon was a Welsh deity whose holiday is a celebrated event in most Wicca and Pagan structures and is well known as one of the four sacred holidays: Air, Fire, Water, Earth (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter).

Mabon is the harvest, the third sacred holiday. Equinox celebrations are much older than any recorded tradition, much older than anything they had a name for. Sites built to mark and celebrate this event are still being found around the world.

The Equinox divides the day and night equally with a “balance point” of four minutes on the entry into Libra (and also upon the entry into Aries). In the Northern Hemisphere we are moving from the element of Fire into the element of Water. Those in the Southern hemisphere are moving from the element of Earth into the element of Air for the next three months. So take advantage of this energy. What we experience this week will reverberate through this entire season.

If you are awake for the event which occurs at 10:29 PM on the East coast of the United States or 7:29 PM on the West coast and the middle of the night for a large portion of the world, relax for a few minutes before the event, clear your mind and ALLOW the energy of perfect balance and harmony to come over and into you and up from inside of you. We on this planet receive the blessing of four minutes of harmonic balance twice a year, Spring and Autumnal Equinox. 4 + 4 = 1 Infinity symbol or the number 8. See the beauty in this?

In indigenous cultures, the equinoxes and solstices are always known and celebrated. I am a stickler on the subject and prefer to do ceremony/ritual at the EXACT time of the event or not at all. I have noticed over the last few years, many people, including “respected” shamans and elders, tweak the time to make these ceremonies more convenient. Well for me, that is just not acceptable. You can’t have an equinox ceremony the day before or the day (or even two days) after. Might as well just call it a “get together” and leave it at that, for that is what it is.

Feasts are usual fare on sacred holidays. The feast is usually consumed after the event/ceremony. The feast is to celebrate the new energies. Clearing and fasting are more appropriate for before the event.

You can do your own research on Mabon ceremonies and offertory items. I will say, if you stick to a harvest motif you are in the right range.

Read more about Mabon.

Enjoy your four minutes of balance! Enjoy your feast for the Equinox on Tuesday!

Blessed Be on this Equinox and beyond! See you in the next element!

~SL 2014

The Coming Equinox and Change of Elements

Written by Sherrie Locke on 2 Tzi’kin, September 2014.

As I sit here contemplating the upcoming change of element and entry into the Sun sign Libra in Western astrology, I can’t help but look at all the changes and, in many cases, discomfort the culmination of this cycle has brought forth. Many longstanding relationships have ended. The ones that have survived are being radially revamped. Family dynamics abound, be it in the same house, on another continent or in our heads.

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This is processing folks, in all its glory. And as I have been continually stating, let go of what no longer serves you. Sometimes the things we need to let go of the most are the hardest to stop, like worrying.

The energies of this time are amplified by the Pluto station. This will all start to shift in the next week or so as the great change maker Pluto starts to move forward again, however so slowly…it is still forward progress.

The Week of the Fall Equinox

So here’s the rundown for the upcoming week…

From the exact time of the equinox change of elements, we will have approximately 26 hours to adjust to the new energy (during which time Pluto does its forward thing) before the New Moon occurs at 1 degree Libra 8 minutes. This equates to 10:29 PM EST, 7:29 PM PST, or 8:29 PM for us here in Guatemala. Remember, the equinox is a four-minute event, so try to sit still in meditation for the entry of the new element. I usually have a feast after the equinox, so for me the feast will be on Tuesday. On the heels of the elemental shift that occurs on a late fourth quarter lunar phase, we will experience Pluto going direct. Pluto goes direct on Monday at 8:36 PM EST, right before the Equinox event, but we won’t feel it immediately since Pluto moves so S L O W L Y. But we will certainly feel it over the following few days.

Next Tuesday night (September 23): Wednesday morning for some people. At 2:14 AM EST the Moon moves into Libra (in Western astrology) and grants us a NEW MOON. The time of the New Moon on the West Coast is 11:14 PM, just after midnight for us here in Guatemala. Fasten your seat belts for this one. So when we awaken on Wednesday, we will be in store for some markedly different energies wherever you are on the globe.

The End of the Elemental Cycle

When we reach the end of an elemental cycle and it occurs on a fourth quarter lunar phase, we have what might be considered a double “letting go cycle.” What came up to be processed and let go from this last lunar phase? Also, what was the theme of this last elemental cycle (three months) in your life?

It doesn’t do any good to put up walls or draw another line in the sand. This energy is to dispel that line and EXPAND. This can be a good time of bringing a chapter to a close, to put a lingering health issue to rest, to stop for a bit and take a deep breath. It is a good time to make space for something new, be it getting rid of old unused things, getting out of a challenging relationship, or separating from a difficult business partner.

When we really do let go, not just a show of effort but really let go and make space, that space can be filled very quickly with what we DO want. We must stop focusing on the bitter lemon and what we do not want. This can be tricky, since there’s been a lot of that showing up to get us to recognize “what” needs to shift. I feel that most of us are clear on that point by now.

Keep working on your health and wellbeing. Above all — this is important: whether you are seeing current results or not, don’t give up on you! If you are really doing this, you will have little time to micromanage the events of your life and certainly will have no time to attempt the micromanagement of others’ lives. If you want to do something for someone, try being nice or offering assistance of some kind. Sometimes it might be as simple as taking out the trash. Do what you need to do and step back and look at the bigger picture. Is your trajectory aimed at where you want to go? This question is super-important at this juncture.

What do you want for yourself and how does that affect others, the world? If it’s good for you, for everyone concerned and everything on the planet, then you are on the right track. You gotta start somewhere, so begin with you.

This next New Moon is very powerful, even though it does not culminate with a Super Moon as the last three lunar phases have. So you see, in a way, we have had a triple ramp up in this last elemental cycle, and the forward progress we are afforded at this coming new moon is exceptional. Make the best of it!

Stay tuned in, turned on and passionate about your goals. The time to get going is at hand.

For information about Mabon, the Autumnal Equinox, see this link: Fall Equinox.

~SL, 2014

In Between Shift Points

Written by Sherrie Locke on 9 Toj, September 2014.

Don’t let weird or unpredictable things get to you!

This is a time of getting real, not in the eyes of others, but in your own life.

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Just getting yourself going can be challenging. By week’s end, things will tend to lighten up and you will see how to move forward. The only thing holding you back is your perception, your thinking: perceived things. This is a time to further recognize and clear these self-impediments. The theme continues…. let go.

Get rid of things. Give them away or find a way to sell them. If you haven’t worn something in a year or two and it is not something “special’ or vintage, give it away or donate it.

You feel like you need to push, but push what? Yourself? No. The Universe? No. If you must push something, push the limits of your thinking, remove the ceiling, let go of control and see where your wildest dreams take you. You might discover something that really is a heart-desired goal worthy of your time, attention and effort. It does not work the other way around. Faith will be tested. It’s the faith in yourself that I am referring to.

The Next Shift Point: The Fall Equinox
Soon we are coming to yet another shift point. The elemental seasonal shift point called the Equinox. From the element of Fire to the element of Water for us Northern folks, a shift from the element of Earth to the element of Air for you Southern folks below the equator. I will write on this in the next week or so. Stay tuned.

Back to the energies at hand (or in your head). Be diligent in watching your thought patterns. Monitor “how” they make you feel. If it feels good, keep it up. If you feel stress or nausea, do “anything” else to pull yourself from the pit of fear or apprehension. If you enjoy cooking, do that; a craft, do that. Go for a walk, just sit down for a change or stand up if you have been sitting too long, just do something different, drink lots of water, breathe.

Be conscious of your breathing, connect with the water you are drinking or bathing in. Go out and look up. What does the sky look like today?

What has been rolling around again and again in your head? Therein lies a clue. Get off the bone. Give yourself a break and dream big for a change. You might end up finding out something about yourself and your wildest dreams.

Dream big and hang in there!

~SL, 2014

“When you truly want something, the entire Universe conspires to help you achieve it.” – Author Unknown

Equinox, Solstice, Eclipse Cycles and the Grand Cross

Written by Sherrie Locke on 2 Road, April 2014

As many of you have heard, right now on this planet, on this day, we are experiencing a “wormhole” or eclipse passage – a very powerful eclipse passage for humanity.

On the last full moon, we had a total lunar eclipse at 25 Libra 16 on 3 Ajpu, April 15, 2014. This was also the first day of Passover for 2014. I was fortunate to witness it firsthand with two very dear fellow surfers of the Zuvuya, Cass Maenius and the infamous Shay Addams at a sacred site, Tak’alik Ab’aj in Guatemala.

Spring Equinox and Fall Equinox 2014

Let us begin with current events so far this year. Spring Equinox (in northern latitudes) was on March 20th, at 10:57 AM Guatemala time. Note: I am always surprised when an indigenous group or even a country such as Mexico staunchly celebrates the equinox on the 21st of March or September every year when they rarely occur on those dates as they shift a bit due to astrological alignments. I don’t think we have another equinox on the 21st for about 50 years or so, give or take a decade.

So we will stick with the correct and exact time the sun moves into the zodiac at the beginning, Aries, which is the Spring Equinox, also referred to as the Vernal Equinox north of the equator, and called the Autumnal Equinox south of the equator.

The Autumnal Equinox occurs on September 22 at the exact time the sun enters Libra, which is 9:29 PM Guatemala time this year.

Equinoxes are very special events here on earth, since they provide the only eight minutes of harmonic balance we receive on this planet: four minutes in the spring when the sun enters Aries and four minutes in the fall when the sun enters Libra. As a child, I got to go on field trips to a big building (usually the Masonic temple) on an equinox if it fell during school hours, where we would do our science experiments with a raw egg to do the “balancing” trick to prove our theories. Fun!

Summer and Winter Solstices

The Solstice mark the extreme points north or south on the sun’s track, so the apex points or peak points or the reverse. I will explain traditional rituals for the four sacred holidays in a future post.

We also have annular eclipse cycles, which means they occur regularly annually. This happens about twice a year, usually Spring and Fall.

The Current Grand Cross

This year we are past halfway through a roughly three and a half-year passage marked by the recurring Grand Cross alignment (check any astrologer or Google for more info on this subject). We are at point 5 out of 7 exact alignments that will conclude roughly in April 2015.

This particular passage is past the midpoint.

So to recap, first we had the Equinox 2014 entry into Aries on March 20, then the new moon and eclipse wormhole began on March 30. Next the full moon total lunar eclipse took place at 25 Libra 16 on 3 Ajpu, April 15, 2014, a sustained transformational open wormhole eclipse passage maintained with the Grand Cross.

Tonight we have the new moon in Taurus and a Solar eclipse, which will trigger the next two weeks of this passage. Fasten your seat belts!

How Eclipses Affect People

I was taught that…

The lunar eclipses change the way we feel about things.

The solar eclipses change the way the world sees us.

The proof is in the pudding.

What are you seeing in your life during this incredible life changing evolutionary passage so far?

Remember to love and honor yourself and those close to you that are going through transformation and even life-changing events, personally, locally and globally during this unprecedented time on earth.

Blessed Be and be a Blessing –

Love and Light on our journeys!

See you on the other side of the eclipse passage!

Namaste’

Bon voyage!

Que el camino sagrado te bendiga!

Buen viaje!

Happy trails!