THE 2020 SEASON OF ECLIPSES & Opening our Heart Chakra

  • We are Beings of Light
  • Season of Eclipses-Turning our lives up
  • Opening our Heart Chakra &
  • Transforming our Fears & Healing our Wounds

We are Beings of Light

We live and move and have our being in a sea of subtle light energies.   Like the surfer riding the waves of the sea we can become conscious of the subtle energies that surround us and learn to use them for our evolutionary growth in consciousness.  The light emitted from each individual being forms the “aura” and is directly related to the body’s seven chakra energy system which energize all human beings; the state of our chakras/energy centers of light relate to our state of health; we are beings of light. Ancient cultures and systems of healing recognised and understood that we are beings of light living in a vast sea of energy.  They understood that the planets and stars are superconscious energy beings who communicate with each other in the cosmos. It is of major interest for us to know something about the energies and forces which are producing the present international situation and presenting the complex problems with which we are faced and with which the nations of the world are confronted. Astrology offers a key to read the events of the world and correlate them with the planets in the heavens and thereby understand their relationships in a proper perspective. While the planets are not responsible for causing world events, they can act as a mirror and can help guide us to understand what is happening on a deeper level in our own lives and on the planet.  Astrology is founded on the principle of ‘as above, so below’, and by tuning in to the cosmic sky, we are led to a greater understanding of ourselves and of our world. 

THE SEASON OF 2020 ECLIPSES

A rare Cancer Solar Eclipse occurred recently this year on June 20/21. It was a rare Annular Solar Eclipse exact on June 21 @ 6:41 am GMT and it occurred on the summer solstice. The solstice and equinoxes are the 4 major “World Points” which marks the ingress of every season on our planet Earth. The 0 degrees Point of Cardinal Cancer marks the beginning of SUMMER in the Northern Hemisphere at the SUMMER SOLSTICE. The only other time an annular solar eclipse coincides with the June Solstice in this Century is on June 21, 2039. This Cancer Solar Eclipse on the solstice is therefore a rare synchronicity. If your birthday is June 19-24 you will be affected the most as well as anyone born in the last days of SAGITTARIUS (Nov-Dec), first few days of CAPRICORN and the last few days of PISCES (March-April), first few days of ARIES and the last few days of VIRGO and first few days of LIBRA (Sept/Oct). You may be challenged to Reset, Reboot and Realign your life in the next six months.(Please go to: http://www.cosmostotalhealth.org/2020/03/15/2020-reset-reboot-re-align-your-life/ )

Having an eclipse on one of the World Axis proffers a huge influx of energies into our planetary system. The World Axis includes the 4 cardinal points of 0 Aries, 0 Cancer, 0 Libra and 0 Capricorn. In tropical astrology when the Sun transits these degrees, we have the spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, Fall Equinox and Winter Solstice respectively (In the Southern Hemisphere 0 Aries is Fall, 0 Cancer is Winter, 0 Libra is Spring and 0 Capricorn is Summer). The World Axis degrees when stimulated always correspond to highly visible world events and are extra potent pointers to world developments.

JUNE 2020 RING OF FIRE SOLAR ECLIPSE

The first in the series of 2020 eclipse season started on June 5, at the Goodwill Full Moon Festival followed by the rare Solar Eclipse on the Equinox on June 22, soon followed by a lunar Eclipse on July 5 ending the 2020 season of three eclipses. The June 22 eclipse was the rare‘Ring of Fire’Solar Eclipse that rang bells of change. The Goodwill penumbral lunar eclipse in Sagittarius which preceded it occurred on June 5th at 19:12pm UT with the Sun and Venus in Gemini opposed to the Moon in Sagittarius involving a tense square to Mars and Neptune in Pisces. (see….http://www.cosmostotalhealth.org/2020/06/13/the-2020-goodwill-eclipse-full-moon-i-cant-breathe/)

This Goodwill Lunar eclipse ushered us into the second eclipse season of 2020. This eclipse season came bearing three eclipses in a row (instead of the usual 2); one on June 5th, another on June 21st, and the last one in the series on July 5th. Eclipse Season reveals what is usually relegated to the shadows. It is a time for purging toxins. It signals moments of important change and can be highly transformative. Eclipses reveal what we need to heal within ourselves. Highly transformative, if we take it up on its offer, this Eclipse Season marks a time where we are called to renew our relationship to our life’s purpose. It marks a moment where we can gain clarity about what we need to change or put a stop to. These three eclipses in particular demand our finest efforts, making clear the conflicts we have to live and work through. They encourage us to purge the emotional, psychological, and interpersonal toxins from our lives.Indeed, racial tensions broke out in the last week of May with the public murder of George Floyd on a street of Minneapolis.

 

The T-Square in Mutable Cross of the Goodwill Eclipse involving Mars square the Sun with Venus opposed to the Moon triggered volcanic eruptions, both physically and psychologically across the world. Outbursts of anger and vehement rage over long-standing injustice and racial issues erupted like volcanic eruptions across our world. The trigger was George Floyd’s blatant murder on May 25 by a police officer in Minneapolis kneeling on his windpipe, his final words were: “I can’t breathe.”

Mars triggered the deep psyche of societies darkness shadow, and riled people into mercenary states of vehement rage at long suppressed marginalization?

The June Goodwill eclipse chart clearly showed other inflammatory influences, in particular: the Sun square to both Mars and Neptune, Uranus square to Saturn and the Moon in oppositionto the Sun and Venus.

It is worth noting that Uranus–Saturn square carries a powerful symbolism of revolutionary trends actively confronting stagnated backwards-looking establishment.Humanity is facing a global health and social crisis (Sun/Venus square Mars/Neptune in Pisces of health)  unlike any in the 75-year history of the United Nations — one that is killing people, spreading human suffering, and upending people’s lives, the Corona virus saga. But this is much more than a health crisis. It is a human, economic and social crisis. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has been characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), is attacking societies at their core at various levels. But the crises also offer opportunity for growth and expansion of consciousness of the people of the world.  The Universe offers us the opportunity this year of 2020 to REBOOT or RESET and RESTORE what has been taken from you.   We’ve all been on retreat for several weeks and as we emerge, we are faced with much self-questioning. Who are we? Who will we be when we go back out – emerge – and what will we see?  The question is, what have we discovered after the lockdown?  Will we see with new eyes? What will come of our world?   As we emerge from the lockdown, we are confronted with negativities that have been long repressed; we face our fears, resentments and hatreds. Racism was highlighted and racism stems from fear and separation of someone who we perceive as different, as other. We objectify and try to dominate what we fear. Justice and Right Relationship issues now become paramount socially and culturally for world peace.

THE LUNATION CYCLE TURNING OUR LIVES AROUND

All eclipses occur at new or full moons following the monthly lunation cycle. The lunation cycle extends from one New Moon to the next, reaching an apex or turning point at the Full Moon. It is the cycle of the constantly changing relationship between the solar and lunar forces which affect the earth and the “earthly” nature of every human being and all that lives. This relationship is the foundation and the very substance of what we generally call “life”. There is much stimulation at full moon periods on our psychological states, hence the word ‘lunatic’ for some humans who behave strangely during these periods. Also, at these times occur earth quakes, thunderstorms, tidal waves etc. People have observed for centuries that during certain phases of the Moon, seeds would germinate faster, plants would grow taller, animals become restless and some of their neighbors would act very strangely.

All Solar Eclipses focus on outward visible, conscious expression. A Solar Eclipse occurs only on a NEW MOON when the SUN and MOON are aligned together and the Moon, the Divine Feminine overshadows and blocks out the Sun, the Divine Masculine.  Our normal daylight consciousness is blacked out for the duration of the eclipse and it is a collective emotional reset button for collective conscious energies. 

An eclipse is a temporary interruption of universal energy between the Sun, Moon, and Earth, and during this period, we may also notice an abrupt halt of energy happening in our own lives. This temporary seizure offers us the opportunity to gain perspective on where we are at and where we want to be heading, before pressing reset and clearing the karma to everything we have previously gone through.  An eclipse may change one person’s life forever and leave another’s untouched, not because one was unlucky or fortunate, cursed or blessed, but because each individual by their very nature experiences the energies of an eclipse as only they can; as only they must; it’s a question of individual sensitivity.

Eclipses – Times of Change. Times for Change

The Lunation cycle occurs every month but an eclipse is a far more potent lunation as it aligns with the nodal axis of the Moon also. An eclipse season occurs while the Sun is within eighteen degrees of one of the Moon’s Nodes, that is the points on the Moon’s orbital path where it crosses the path of the Sun. Eclipse seasons arise every six months and their effects can take several years.  Many ancient people tend to fear eclipses, simply because they often bring about a crisis of sorts that leads to a significant event or an unexpected change. Their kings pass away or conflicts arise or earthquakes or some other phenomena erupt. However, these events or change can be very positive. Eclipses are tied to changing circumstances. However, we are usually the ones to precipitate or to attract changes because our “inner guides” know that we need it. Human beings are progressive by nature, and although we might stay in situations that are making us miserable for longer than we should, deep down inside we know that change is necessary for growth; the Universe gives us a break during eclipse times. Time for change. Time of change

 

The word ECLIPSE comes from the Greek word “ekleipsis” meaning “to abandon, to leave, to vanish” – and that’s exactly what we may experience during either a Solar or Lunar Eclipse – the desire to surrender and let go of parts of our self that limit our greater potential is urgent during this period.

Solar Eclipses are powerful by themselves. Solstices (and Equinoxes) are also powerful points of energy by themselves in our planetary etheric body. But when these two events occur at the same time as they do in this 2020 solstice point, they build on each other and their influence is amplified by an order of magnitude.  Undoubtedly, the Solar Eclipse on June 21st is one of the most powerful eclipses of this third decade of the 21st. century. This Solar Eclipse is an Annular eclipse with deep implications for all nations and all people. Eclipses usually come in sets of 2, but this year they come in a set of 3, so this is the second of these three consecutive eclipses which continue to precipitate life-changing shifts in consciousness worldwide.  The last solar eclipse of the second decade of this 21st century occurred on 25 Dec.  2019 and it ushered in the Corona virus COVID-19; it was the Christmas Day (Boxing Day) eclipse. This solar Eclipse is tied with the awakening masses’ uprising to suppressive government structures. 

How do Eclipses work?

The effects of an eclipse can be felt up to six months or more after the actual date of the eclipse.Eclipses put us back on track of our destiny, when we go off track. They do this in two ways: either through creating new opportunities (North Node eclipses) or by “digesting” past experiences (South Node eclipses).   The Solar Eclipse in Cancer is a North Node eclipse – so it comes with opportunities for transitions and evolutionary growth.  This is the last solar eclipse on the Cancer/Capricorn axis for the next 9 years and being on the zero-degree Cancer it symbolises the birth of a new consciousness as the masses are awakening due to increasing pressure and environmental concerns.  The COVID -19 lockdown challenges have succeeded in awakening us to new realities.  The major outstanding theme of 2020 can be said to be the Corona virus-COVID-19- pandemic saga.  2020 is a spectacular year that marks the dawn of a new era.    2020 is more about finding a new order, rather than clinging to outdated models of being. 2020 is when we will finally break old patterns that no longer sustain our growth as evolving beings of light and love.

2020 is a momentous year on our planet Earth for several astrological reasons as it foreshadows great transformations for all. The year 2020 sees two solar eclipses and four lunar eclipses. It also sees great conjunctions of the heavyweight planets of our solar system, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto; the dancing together of Jupiter, the King of the gods, Saturn the cosmic Cop or the great Teacher of Life and Pluto , the Lord of Death and Rebirth, the Master of Transformations in Saturn’s home of Capricorn .They all have a rare get-together in Capricorn, the sign of Initiation to higher levels of consciousness.

Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse January 10, 2020, at 14:21:10 at 20° Cancer 00′

Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse June 5, 2020, at 15:12:15 at 15° Sagittarius 34′

Annular SOLAR Eclipse June 21, 2020, at 2:41:19 at 0° Cancer 21′

Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse July 5, 2020, at 0:44:16 at 13° Capricorn 38′

Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse November 30, 2020, at 4:29:32 at 8° Gemini 38′

Total SOLAR Eclipse December 14, 2020, at 11:16:26 at 23° at Sagittarius 08′

OPENING THE HEART CHAKRA – TRANSFORMING OUR FEARS &HEALING OUR WOUNDS By ACTIVATING THE HEART CHAKRA

 

HEALING OUR WOUNDS –ACTIVATING THE HEART CHAKRA

 

In the previous blog -” I can’t Breathe” (http://www.cosmostotalhealth.org/2020/06/13/the-2020-goodwill-eclipse-full-moon-i-cant-breathe/) we began to learn how to heal the wounds of COVID-19 by activating our Heart chakra.  Your fourth or Heart Chakra is the Still Point at the Center of your Universe…A bridge between Worlds, between the world of material living and the spiritual world.  Life is a school of learning, and we are here to learn to love and that Love is the greatest force for Good and is that which can heal our wounds and help us forgive and move on.  The late Dr Martin Luther King Jr once said:‘We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will make of this old world a new world, for love is the only way.’  It is said that Love is the very fire and energy of life itself!

This year is certainly a pivotal moment in our Earthly story. A HUGE shift is happening as we transition into the third decade of this 21st. century. Change is happening, and it is happening fast. We are entering into a NEW ERA of life here on Earth.  This current Eclipse window is drawing us into the Home of our Hearts.  To see within us a grander story of what is possible when we envision & choose to work toward a new story that reveres ALL life on Earth (not just a select few) and is built upon foundations of love, equality and justice and individual sovereignty. 

Having a New Moon Solar Eclipse on the Global Axis indicates an opening of a new timeline, a new world, and a new dimension of being. It represents a point in our history, but also in our hearts, where a new world has dawned.   This is one powerful energy that doesn’t just come and go on the day of the eclipse. We feel it building before and we feel it building for a long time after. On this new journey that is slowly unfolding, more people will begin to awaken and tap into abilities they never knew they had. The discovery of these abilities will help to shift and change how we approach issues as a society. While we will feel this on an individual level, there is a greater sense here that this is more about the collective and the journey of the planet as a whole. These eclipses can be considered as cosmic nudge toward creating a better balance between responsibilities to the world (Capricorn) and to our homes (Cancer), or between our inner and outer worlds. The focus is on new beginnings related to our personal lives, need for nurture and to nurture, attention to family, living conditions and arrangements, and domestic experience. All three eclipses involve the Cancer/Capricorn axis.

In general, this rare Solar Eclipse in Cancer is a good time to commit to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign of the Crab. Cancer rules over the chest, breast that houses the stomach (the heart of the digestive system) and the organ heart itself. Cancer is a nurturing sign, nestled in the fourth house of the zodiac, which rules over home and family.

The energies of Cancer include honoring our deepest, most irrational and intimate, feelings; recognizing the sense of security and safety we derive from whatever it is we call home; allowing ourselves to accept support and offering support to others; and starting a project aimed at improving our domestic lives or a major long-term venture. With this potent Cancer energy, we have the chance to make important changes in our lives that will benefit us well beyond this eclipse cycle.

Flaws in important areas of our lives were revealed around the time of the eclipse, prompting us to redo or to start fresh. Something ends in order for something else to start anew. We may be called to give up something so we can move forward into a new chapter in our lives. Although the “new” may be unrecognizable, it is important to surrender to the unknown rather than cling to things we no longer need.

The call for equality, justice, love, peace, compassion are energies of the soul and calls from the heart chakra.  The heart chakra gives empathy and compassion, and it’s responsible for our ability to forgive and accept. It’s also the chakra involved in changes and transformations.  Call in these powerful vibrations and allow them to be birthed inside of you for yourself and for all of humanity.  Imagine yourself as a vessel filled with goodwill and loving energies radiating  all around you dissolving the old ways; watch the old ways burn away. There is no coincidence that this powerful Solstice Solar Eclipse comes right in the middle of two challenging Lunar Eclipses- the June 5th Sagittarius Eclipse and the July 4/5th Capricorn Eclipse.  Transformation and change are underway. We are simultaneously being shown what is possible and what is standing in our way.   Destruction may come, but as always, a rebirth will follow.

 

Begin to practice kindness and love to yourself and others. When you treat others with kindness, you feel better about yourself. You feel Peace. Every act of kindness -large or small- produces joy, peace and happiness in our world. If you particularly want to improve your emotional life, understand your feelings and become happier, it’s well worth focusing on the heart chakra.  Whether you’re sad in the wake of a breakup, battling wounds inflicted by COVID-!9  or feeling lonely due to a lack of social connection, you likely have a blocked or unawakened heart chakra. Learning heart chakra exercises can go a long way towards removing that block, opening you up to a new stage of personal development. From https://www.thelawofattraction.com/heart-chakra-healing/ we learn more of how to activate our heart chakra.

What Is the Heart Chakra Responsible For?

Experts view the Heart Chakra as a kind of bridge between thought, emotions, and spirituality, meaning the Anahata or heart chakra is sometimes the most important of all. The heart chakra is connected to all of the following:

  • Your capacity for empathy
  • The intensity which you can care for another person
  • Your emotional openness
  • Self-knowledge
  • Self-reflective capacities
  • How peaceful you feel

So, when your heart chakra is properly aligned and fully open, you are a compassionate, giving person. You feel loving and calm. This doesn’t mean that you focus all your efforts on others, however. Having an aligned heart chakra is also about knowing where to draw boundaries in your emotional life. This includes identifying and separating from toxic relationships. Openness in the heart chakra also allows you to make sense of your own feelings, fully experiencing the and yet also seeing their rational roots.

 

Symptoms of A Blocked or Unawakened Heart Chakra

 Unawakened or Blocked heart chakra symptoms include the following:

  • Restlessness
  • Difficulty trusting others
  • Impatience and irritability
  • Lack of empathy
  • Unforgiveness

Some of the physical symptoms of a blocked heart chakra can include these (though note that these issues can, of course, have purely biological roots):

  • Insomnia
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • A decrease in immune system function(T-lymphocytes)
  • Difficult relationships, these need not be romantic, Toxic friendships are capable of blocking the heart chakra. You might be dealing with the end of a relationship, or with an imbalanced relationship where your love doesn’t seem to be reciprocated. Any kind of grief or loss can also mean you need to practice heart chakra healing exercises. In addition, if you’re struggling to accept a truth about yourself, this type of emotional repression can also push the heart chakra out of alignment.

An opened heart chakra allows you to better understand and meet your needs, and to give love to others. You may also find that intense emotions gradually become less frightening to you. You can develop new ways of accepting and moving past your emotions without having to repress them.

You can transform your fears and anxieties to faith in the goodness of life by beginning to express kindness, love, compassion and empathy. Green is the energy color of the Heart chakra and of transformation and love. It lets you transform your ego and the needs of your lower chakras and allow them to open up to love.  Green color chakra fills you with inspiration to become more loving and compassionate.

It’s the color of balance, life, and growth. It is through balance that you discover the center from which you can love, build healthy and nurturing relationships, and give and accept love.

The energy of the green color chakra is calming and soothing, like a soft blanket of grass under your feet. It’s the color of nature, the trees, and the grass.  As you unfurl the petals of your heart chakra, you can also discover the seat of compassion, not only for others but for yourself, too.  You start to radiate love, and you begin to feel the interconnectedness of everything in life.

On a physical level, the green color chakra relates to the cardiac nerve plexus, thymus gland, breasts, arms, shoulders, chest, lungs, and heart.  People with strong green chakra energy stand tall and give out energies of openness. Those with weak green chakra energy appear tight in their upper bodies because they are slouching, with their shoulders dropping forward.

 

What happens when your heart chakra opens?

When your heart chakra is opening, you may experience intense grief or rejection or depression and other mental difficulties, because your spiritual being is purged off its impurities. These contaminants were the precursor of your negative energies; they disrupted your ability to love. When the heart chakra becomes blocked or imbalanced, you get wounded, hopeless and rejected in your personal relationships but you can heal from your relationships as well.

The astrology of coronavirus for us in 2020 demand that we let go of fear and find faith in the goodness of life and this by the increase in our inner being qualities of love, joy, hope and peace.  World peace begins with each of us. We each must strive to bring peace and right relationships and harmony to our corner of the world. It is not enough to pray for peace and harmony, you must strive to be harmony and peace yourself. The time has come to change the world and it starts with each individual soul. The time has come for change.  We must be the CHANGE. We each have the responsibility to give birth and create the new world, a world that is safe, secure, just, nurturing, happy and most loving. After the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a paradigm shift and a wakeup echoing thru the universe is for the new world coming with peace joy and love after the dark night of turmoil and pain.  

How To Open Your Heart Chakra

 

Heart Chakra Affirmations To Use

You may already be using affirmations, as they are wonderful for getting rid of old, limiting beliefs and building confidence. Even so, it’s worth adding some new affirmations to your routine or adjusting some of your old ones. This is because you can get the heart chakra to directly respond to affirmations by using certain words and phrases. You can say them every day to ward off potential blockages, but you can also repeat them if you think you can feel the heart chakra closing up.  Here are some good examples:

  • “I choose joy, compassion, and love.”
  • “I love myself unconditionally, and offer the same love to others.”
  • “My heart is free from all the wounds of the past.”
  • “I know my own emotions, and I accept whatever form they may take.”
  • “I forgive others, and I forgive myself.”
  • “Every day, I fulfill my heart’s desire.”
  • “I am open to love, and receive more of it every day.”
  • “I give love freely, and it brings me joy.”
  • “My heart chakra is open, and I am well.”
  • “I create supportive, loving relationships that are good for me.”

Burn Anahata incense and essential oils. 

Aromatherapy has powerful healing properties that can awaken feelings of love and forgiveness. To open the heart chakra, burn essential oils, candles, or incense with scents of rose, lavender, sandalwood, orange, and jasmine.

 

 

Use Heart Chakra Stones And Jewelry For Healing

For thousands of years, light workers and energy healers have used specific stones to calm and focus the mind, reduce stress, and foster health and vitality. Chakra stones are very easy to use. Sometimes, all you need to do is wear them on your person (e.g. in a necklace or earrings). You should also consider holding one in your hand during a heart chakra meditation, too (we’ll look at how to do that type of meditation in a moment).

The heart chakra colors test indicates that green is the color most closely associated with this chakra. Consequently, many of the following heart healing stones are green:

  • Jade: This semi-precious heart chakra stone is linked to balance, and to emotional healing. You can benefit from focusing on this stone when you are dealing with a loss or an emotional injury.
  • Green calcite: Traditionally used to absorb negativity, this is an excellent choice when you are finding it hard to feel empathy. This stone can help you focus on recovering from compassion fatigue.
  • Green aventurine: This stone is liked to energy, vitality, and inspiration. It is said to soothe difficult emotions, and to assist in bouncing back from emotional roadblocks.
  • Rose quartz: Heart chakra crystals aren’t always green. This pink stone is sometimes called the “heart stone” and is said to help you regain balance.

Chakra Foods List And Diet Suggestions

While diet may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of working with chakras, what you eat actually has a huge influence on these energy centers.

As you can probably guess, all healthy and fresh foods are good chakra foods. However, beyond this general advice, you can also tailor your diet to suit a particular chakra that is causing trouble.

Here are some of the best heart chakra foods to consume when you feel blocked or unsettled:

  • Green foods: Anything green is linked to the heart chakra. This means you can’t go wrong with ingredients like kale, limes, green bell peppers, spinach and green apples. All of these can help balance your heart.
  • Warm soups: A hearty and rich soup can help to replenish your emotional stores and help you recover from difficult experiences. There is also anecdotal evidence that soups can promote recovery from illness, and the immune system is often at low capacity when charkas are misaligned.
  • Foods rich in vitamin C: Finally, orange juice, strawberries and other fruits that contain plenty of vitamin C can help the heart chakra. You can combine these fruits with green vegetables to create a super healthy smoothie.

We must be the CHANGE! We are the Lightworkers, sharing Love and Truth. Yes, this is the dawn of a new-birth. And as we mentioned we each have the responsibility to work to create a world that is nurturing, safe, happy and most of all loving.  The COVID-19 pandemic demands a “paradigm shift” and the wake-up call is echoing throughout our universe; a New World is coming! Coming in Peace, Coming in Joy, Coming in LOVE!

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