The final eclipse of 2020 happens on Monday, December 14th, at 11:17 am Eastern Time. This is a solar eclipse at 23 Sagittarius and is the sixth (!) eclipse of 2020.
This eclipse belongs to Saros Series 4 South. Bernadette Brady writes of this eclipse family:
"The series carries with it very strong emotional feelings concerning relationships and/or money. There could be anger or lust. There is a sense of fatedness and individuals may find themselves caught up in relationship events which are beyond their control." (1)
While this eclipse doesn't look quite as dire as the Cancer solar eclipse on the solstice this summer, it doesn't offer a tremendous amount of hope that things will change for the better in the immediate future. In fact, reading Brady's notes, I was struck by the thought of how many people are suffering financially after nearly a year of global lockdowns. To some extent we have all been caught up in events beyond our control this year.
I keep getting the message that we need to be as prepared as we can be for hard times to continue through at least February. I hope I'm wrong about this, but it seems wise to have a couple weeks' supply of food and water stored up and to make connections with people in your area you can share resources with if needed.
I do see things improving in the spring. And the June 10 solar eclipse next year brings a more positive vibration for the last six months of 2021. But, here at the end of one of the most problematic years of most our lives, how can we work with the current eclipse energy to make things better?
My Way or the Highway
Sagittarius is the sign of universal fire. Sag says, "We can know the truth and the truth will set us free." Sagittarian energy in its purest form believes it is possible to transcend all limits and to lift up the entire world on a wave of enthusiastic agreement.
Beliefs are a great lens through which to understand Sagittarius. Ruled by Jupiter, Sagittarians are the riverboat gamblers of the zodiac. These natives tend to believe that no matter how bad things may look at the moment, their luck is going to change any minute now. They're about to go on a hot streak and when they do - they'll be unstoppable. This (often unconscious) belief that things will somehow turn out right becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. This is the nature of Jupiter, the great storyteller. When you believe in the inherent generosity of life, you tend to give generously when you have more than enough. Then, when you need a little help, someone magically shows up at the last minute to bail you out until you get back on a roll.
In its more shadowy manifestations, Sag carries the "my way or the highway" energy of fundamentalism. When Sagittarius is limited by the constraints of the egoic mind, it sees its truth as the only real truth. Taken to the extreme, this kind of thinking can lead to censorship, propaganda, and the dehumanization of those with different beliefs. If left unchecked, this extremism leads to jihad, war, and religious and political crusades and witch hunts driven by dogma and carried out by force.
Those of us who came here as souls specifically to help usher in a new era of freedom, abundance, creativity and harmony have our work cut out for us at a time when so many people have accepted a global narrative that says that:
Every other human might be a deadly disease spreader;
Free speech and freedom of thought are the signs of dangerous conspiracy theorists; and that
The only way to save our lives, the lives of our fellow humans, and the planet is for us all to comply with whatever dogma is being drummed out by the mainstream media and social media "influencers."
In my recent post on why I'm leaving Facebook I quoted one of the original Facebook management team, Chamath Palihapitiya, who says social media's algorithms were designed so that people with money can use social media to amplify a certain perspective "and get people to believe that what is popular is now truthful and what is not popular may not be truthful."
Truth Doesn't Need a Hit Squad
This eclipse ushers in a six-month period in which those of us who believe that humans are meant to be free, that people are basically kind, and that the nature of the Universe is always toward more freedom, joy and abundance need to stand tall, stay strong, and have each other's backs.
Because standing up for one's own understanding of truth has rarely been less popular than it is now. This isn't an invitation to be as dogmatic as the order-followers. It is an invitation to stand up for freedom of thought, freedom of expression, and for the freedom of our brothers and sisters around the world who are being herded into an economic slavery that benefits only the one percent.
The slippery and often-changing rules of the official story are reflected by the eclipse Sun and Moon being conjunct Mercury (in his detriment sign) and square Neptune (in his rulership). As I've pointed out frequently in my eclipse videos from earlier this year, Neptune at 18 Pisces (opposition the USA's natal Neptune/Black Moon Lilith conjunction) has been a sensitive point for media propaganda and false narratives all year long.
Fortunately, though, the eclipse Sun and Moon make a strong trine to Mars in Aries. There is a suggestion here that if we can get in touch with our healthy anger/fierceness, we can start to shift the balance of power in the world away from the artificial scarcity created by the one percent and upheld by the masses of order-following citizens.
And look, you don't have to convert anyone. The truth is self-evident and doesn't need to threaten, bully or shame anyone into accepting it. Sometimes standing for the truth is as simple as saying, as Bob Dylan once famously said to a reporter who was trying to force him to agree to being the spokesman for his generation: "I don't believe you."
1 - The Eagle and the Lark, Bernadette Brady, Weiser Books, p. 314