16th October: The Eclipse Approaches

Stronger Than We Think

As the lunar eclipse approaches there exists a growing sense of unpredictability in the air and we need to stay alert to the shifting elements and undulating ground beneath our feet. Certainties melt at times like this, leaving us with questions lacking answers and expectations unfulfilled. What we thought we knew often looks altogether changed in the obscured light of an on-coming eclipse and this one is certainly no exception to that!

Today a Grand Trine in Water heightens our emotions and sensitivities, but we are reminded by Neptune and Mars to strive for balance and respond with compassion for ourselves and each other, alongside a concerted effort to work through those emotions and stay moving, not forever spinning in a circle of distress and dis-ease.

Compassion is not self-pity, they remind us, and we are not victims, no matter how much it may seem that way. Whatever we may be feeling now is part of something bigger, a mere corner of a larger tapestry whose beauty we can only ever grasp when we can step far enough out of our corner to view the infinite terrain all around, resplendent with potential and possibility.

In light of the current energies, the heavens reassure us that we are stronger than we think. The twists and turns of life that feel like a body-blow from which we cannot recover will be as nothing once we’ve moved our way through into what lies beyond. The eclipse time is always a cauldron bubbling over with feelings and thoughts, fears and anxieties, hopes and dreams.

Potential may be eclipsed by the fear of failure, or peace and balance by sudden unwelcome change, but what lasts through all of this is the constant movement of the heavens which reminds us that nothing lasts forever and no situation is fixed for all time. Good or bad, welcome or not, everything is just passing through, as are we. To react to anything as if this is not the case is misunderstanding the fundamental nature of existence which dissolves in every moment to be reborn anew in the next.

The coming eclipse will ask us to decide what we really want in our life and how we intend to get it. In answering that question we may have to face some harsh truths about the cost of fulfilling our dreams or facing our limitations. As we approach the eclipse time (midnight 18th/19thOctober GMT) we have an opportunity to open our minds and hearts to what those answers may be, in a spirit of willingness to recognise truths thus far hidden or whispered only in the recesses of our minds where no one else can hear.

Come the eclipse the tracks of progress may shift as they always do at such a moment, and we may find ourselves facing a different direction to the one we anticipated. If so, we can rest assured that the new orientation will be a more authentic one stripped of another layer of avoidance, denial or hubris which has kept us from living our true nature and held us bound within a false self which seeks only to protect its own existence.

May we all feel the deepest compassion for ourselves and each other as we navigate our way through these times of challenge and change.

Sarah Varcas


Skyhawke8 16th October 2013 10:25 am

I so appreciate you, Sarah.

"That which does not kill you makes you stronger" ...

Compassion indeed!
For self.
For all.
For everything.

Embrace the naked truth. See past illusions. Trust the process.
Find your true north, pick up your bed, and walk on...

Whew! Eclipse season ...

Thank you Sarah,
for your words of wisdom,
for helping us find courage and strength within,
for speaking clearly and in truth,
for your insight,
and for all that you are in how you show up and brighten our world.
Much love and blessings ...

Silkworm 16th October 2013 11:25 am

Thank you. It's good to hear your voice. You are my main/only daily read anymore, since you lucidly confirm/nourish what I'm already experiencing. Hope your changes are going well, also.

keryndawer 16th October 2013 11:57 am

As always Sarah, your "voice" is exactly what I needed to hear today. So many big changes are happening for me today and I'm excited but scared. I do feel myself moving in the right direction , but as you said, so much is still hidden making it hard to remain confident and feel secure in my decisions. Your compassion and wisdom always surrounds me with love, hope and trust in myself and the Universe. I cannot thank you enough.

With Love and Gratitude,
Keryn xoxo

Tommy F 17th October 2013 2:58 am

Thank you so much for all your writings, I find them so reassuring. Peace and love :) Xx

Deeni 17th October 2013 8:19 am

Thank You, Sarah.

Aptly timed message, and very helpful, as always.

Much Love and Light to You, and All.

: ))

Esmé 18th October 2013 1:01 am

I am so soooooo tired.....whatever possessed me to choose this path... :) Thank you Sarah. x

Keep updated with Spirit Library

Author Information

Sarah Varcas

Sarah Varcas is an Intuitive Astrologer, committed to decoding the wisdom messages of the cosmos for the enrichment of peoples’ lives.

Sarah Varcas Archives