Brace yourselves.

This fall there are a number of tricky astrological events; and things are going to seem dire.  There are two Eclipses, one Solar and one Lunar, which is normal, except that they set off the already-precarious balance among the slower-moving planets, notably Uranus and Pluto, who are making their 4th exact square (of 7).  In other words, the celestial dice are loaded.

So what does this mean for you and me? 

Not necessarily much, except that everything will FEEL fraught.  Eclipses energize the sectors of a chart in which they fall: they are in essence blasts of energy in areas where we don’t expect ‘em.  Eclipses have the reputation of creating chaos and setting off disasters; but the real story is that eclipses don’t do that: WE DO.  We panic, when something feels off, and we react irrationally, according to how and where they affect our maps, and we play havoc with the status quo.

So what can we do?  We can find out what part of our charts are going to be thrust into the spotlight, and we can think about them rationally—perhaps we NEED to make changes in those areas.  There may be outside factors pressing us to alter what we’re doing, or an internal nagging to fix, solve, or change.  If we are stuck in those parts of our lives, this is the PERFECT time to sort them, because the energy is there to make needed changes. We can CHOOSE how to respond.  We can anticipate the timing, even if we don’t know exactly what’s about to happen, and we can prepare ourselves not to panic.

Keep calm; and learn more.