Take It In — Rolling Toward Eclipse

Posted by Len Wallick


Len Wallick walks you through the series of nesting timeframes represented in this week’s astrology — from the Uranus-Pluto square, to the lunation, astrological year and eclipse cycle initiated by Friday’s solar eclipse and New Moon. His advice: simply take it in as consciously as possible and roll with it.

Simply being aware of astrology may be more or less all you need now. So, simply take it in and roll with it. As of this writing, Uranus has just started moving away from a final trial with Pluto, and Venus has just entered Taurus. Friday, you enter the portal of a total solar eclipse, not to emerge until April 4 with a total lunar eclipse.


Those are just highlights, and you are aware of them. How lucky you are! Think of all the people who are unaware of the monumental astrology going on. Contemplate how billions are unconscious to all but the most obvious cycles of Sun and Moon in the sky.

Yet, most of those billions manage well enough. Does that make astrology moot? Probably not. It’s very possible that most people can pick up some cosmic information in the moment, on a level other than that of conscious awareness. That information in the sky, usually corresponding to Earthly cycles and trends of which astrology is both an indicator and a part, is often more or less perceived at any given moment in intuitive and instinctual ways.

But what a difference to be consciously aware! Instead of improvising in the moment, you can appreciate how any given moment fits into your whole life. You can take in information in advance using the timeframes astrology provides. Astrology allows you to roll with every moment’s unique opportunity as the residue of your conscious preparation.

One timeframe, opened in 2012, is closing. An extraordinary series of seven square aspects (separations of 90 degrees on the zodiac and in the sky), from Uranus in Aries to Pluto in Capricorn, is behind us. Nobody will see the like for a long time. Probably not children living today, and possibly not even their children will be able to take in what you have spent the last three years (more or less) rolling through.

Take it in. Roll with how you were (and are) among those aware of Earth’s orientation to Uranus and Pluto. Count yourself as one who consciously correlated Earthly events in context. Let your act of knowledge be part of what you remember, and how you are remembered as the years roll on.

Another much shorter timeframe opened earlier today. Venus entered Taurus shortly before 6:15 am EST (10:15 UTC). Taurus is one of the two signs Venus rules, along with Libra.

Given that Taurus is a fixed earth sign, bright Venus as its ruler confers a natural correspondence with matter made animate — such as is the case with your living body. The more-or-less annual tour Venus takes of its Taurus domicile is an indicator to do your best to take into your body only what you can trust to make you brighter and more lively. It’s also a good time to trust that whatever experience you take in will be retained in the physical center of consciousness your body represents.

Venus will remain in Taurus until April 11, and during the entire time it will continue to rise higher and higher above twilight at the end of each day, dwelling ever longer in the night sky. As weather permits, go out after sundown and look for the steady brilliance of Venus in the West. Take it in. Roll with it. Let it be part of all you now are, and all you are aware of.

Viewing the steady climb of Venus as an evening beacon will serve you well as you enter new and multiple timeframes more or less simultaneously on Friday. The first timeframe begins with a New Moon in Pisces, which will open up a month (more or less) known as a lunation — until the next New Moon in Aries on April 18.

Because the Sun and Moon will conjoin in the last degree of Pisces on Friday, the New Moon will also be more-or-less concurrent with the Vernal Equinox, which will precipitate when the Sun enters Aries hours later. Since the Aries equinox represents the beginning of a season for all of us (and the start of a new year for some of us) a longer time frame will open at essentially the same time as the Pisces lunation.

Finally, Friday’s New Moon will also be a total solar eclipse. Because of this, a potentially much longer timeframe (as much as two decades) will open with the lunation, with the new season, and with the new astrological year.

That’s because the lunar nodes take nearly 20 years to make a complete cycle of the 12 signs. The lunar nodes are two opposing points on the zodiac and in the sky where, more or less, the Sun and Moon must conjoin or oppose to make eclipses happen.

So take it in this week as you stand on the threshold of one era, symbolized by Uranus and Pluto in a prolonged separating square aspect, plausibly beginning its end. Take it in as another ostensible set of timeframes are only now starting to open, like a fruit, wrapped in a flower, inside of a bud.

Let your awareness record this time in your conscious correlations. Allow your consciousness to observe this time in your body. Permit your natural proficiency as a child of the universe to prevail, and trust yourself to discover somehow your reason for being here now.

In spite of all that might trouble even the most blithe spirit, astrology indicates that now is an exceptional time to be alive. Simply show that you have taken that in and are rolling with it, and history will surely and somehow be made by you in this life.

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Len is available for astrology readings. You can contact him at lenwallick [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Besides endeavoring to be of service to all of you here at Planet Waves, Len strives to live in Seattle while working as a professional astrologer. To contact him for an astrology reading you can send an e-mail to: lenwallick@gmail.com. His telephone number is 206-356-5467. In addition to his profession, Len contributes to the Seattle community without monetary compensation by serving as a Reiki practitioner and teacher through classes and outreach offered by the Seattle Reiki Mastery Series modality.

19 thoughts on “Take It In — Rolling Toward Eclipse

  1. LizzyLizzy

    Just beautiful, Len – thank you. Venus moving into Taurus is a real gift after these fraught and challenging weeks – and I do feel a real sense of coming home in my body – and a letting go of much of the drama, inside and out.

  2. P. SophiaP. Sophia

    What a beautiful reading Len.  Thank you.

    Love your appropriate tittle, ‘Take it in’.  Yeah bet we will be breaking down and integrating the impact this cycle has had on our inner, and no doubt outer, world’s for a while. 

    Personally I am physically exahasted today. From the high energy running through, and all the emotions of the last week.  So with the completion of this cycle, at this time i want to listen to the heart, (as Lizzy is feeling) feeling and sensation is essential. As you say Len, attuned to the body, before we are presented with the renewed clarity, then comes the opportunity to view life with a fresh perspective.

    Wanted to share a crystal reading I did this weekend regarding my prayers for spirit to provide me meaning to my best purpose during this cycle.

    Storm –
    The most transformational of the elemental forces.
    It’s frequencies represent a point of perfect balance and the extreams of polarities.
    Cleansing. Cleans the air. Charges the automoshere.
    Destruction. Tears down those aspects of one’s life that are no longer stable, or strong.
    Rebirth and renewal. Set down in an unexpected, new direction/place, full of potential and growth.. to explore your life once again

    Clear Quartz – Clarity –
    One of the clearest and mist versatile forms of crystal.  Carrying a high vibration and echo of the Mother Earth’s energy.
    An energy which clears and amplifies one’s thoughts.
    Speaks of becoming a clear vessel for the spirit of light.
    Quieting the mind.
    Clarify yourself, your intent , desires, your choices so that the universe can provide you with the answer to your prayers.
    Understanding your path to bring your creations manifest.

    Azeztulite – Alternate Realities –
    Crystal radiates vibrations from other realities.
    Brings awareness of other realms.
    Opening us to the true scope of perspective expanded , levels of reality that surrounds us,  and we are capable of.
    Reconnecting with the source of energy beyond us..The great Central Sun of the Universe.
    Release densities, embrace higher energies moving through us.
    Service in the light.
    Awakening your true self, in the light of the Divine.

  3. Len WallickLen Wallick Post author

    P. Sophia: Thank you for adding your own insights to bring depth to the interpretation, and for sharing your really cool approach to crystal reading.

  4. James Haney

    Len, Of course we won’t even mention the largest solar flare of the season currently going on. Coincidence? Do you suppose that someone or thing is telling us something. Too bad it’s cloudy. Apparently the Aurora was amazing last night.

    1. Len WallickLen Wallick Post author

      James: Thank you for mentioning that. Yes, a G-4 class (Kp=8) geomagnetic storm (a combination which features maximum pretty while still not too dangerous), and it’s also thoroughly overcast where i am tonight. Coincidence? Probably not. Some fireworks to send the Uranus-Pluto square off, some breathtaking beauty al la Venus in Taurus, some probable constructive stimulation (or less possibly, some reconstructive distress) for sensitive neural components before we enter what seems to be a rather distinctive eclipse cycle. But, no visuals here.

  5. aWord

    Thank you for the poetry, Len.
    Venus into Taurus, that’s good healing news for my battered body. Regeneration and renewal right around the corner, too. And as I seem to recall, recreation is on the menu. Well then, serve it up.

  6. Len WallickLen Wallick Post author

    aWord: Thank you for being so kind. May you be healed, regenerated and renewed so as to be better than ever. Please be sure to take only that recreation which will support your gaining strength at this point. Besides, the thing about the convivial festivities on the evening following St. Patrick’s day is that the traditional places of recreation are both crowded and frenetic enough so as to constitute more of an amateur night. We all want you well and with us for a long time to come. There will be other times to lift a glass to toast your good health. Perhaps, someday, in person.

  7. LizzyLizzy

    aWord, I second Len’s words; ” May you be healed, regenerated and renewed so as to be better than ever.” Take very good care of yourself. ((()))

  8. LizzyLizzy

    Thank you for your beautiful reading, P. Sophia. I’m exhausted too! A new perception has come in for me of how destructive thoughts and constant reactivity pollute ourselves and our environment. There’s no moralistic judgement here – but I realised that just as we might try to put good wholesome food into our bodies, or are aware of how we damage the earth – it’s just as important to observe the quality of our thoughts – in a loving, non-judgemental way.

  9. LizzyLizzy

    PS I write this after finally coming down from a particularly intense period of emotions running high and feeling super sore, angry and miserable!

  10. Len WallickLen Wallick Post author

    Lizzy: Thank you for sharing such cogent and compassionate observations (especially given that they appear to be hard-earned). Here’s to your finding reason to feel better soon.

  11. LizzyLizzy

    Thanks so much, dear Len! Must say that I felt a lot less convinced and fired up as the day progressed – the eclipse energy is beginning to bite, But hey ho – it’s all part of life’s rich pageant.

  12. P. SophiaP. Sophia

    Lizzy: Right you are regarding negative thoughts. My Mom lived with this there are no studies, but I absolutely believe it caused, or at least it contributed to her eventual diamentia. During this cycly i have felt much of this old ego energy. And in processing through the incoming of negativity from others i have found recognizing the importance in keeping in my own energy, allowing space for that person, and of keeping boundaries (coming from a generational lineage of co-dependancy and the learned role of rescuing) has been a real test, but i am advancing. Knowing that my soul chose this path for growth, and likewise the other is connected to me for their own growth as well.. seems to help.

    Aword: I am so sorry to hear you have been I’ll. I hope you are feeling much better very soon! Oh, and i missed wishing.. a belated happy birthday to you as well.

  13. LizzyLizzy

    Thank you for sharing your experiences, dear P. Sophia, your journey is so inspiring, I have been experiencing such similar feelings. And my thoughts are exactly the same as yours, about my mother and her dementia – it has made me realize how important is it to cultivate awareness and know my mind.

  14. P. SophiaP. Sophia

    Lizzy: Given our our astrology Sun and Ascendants, I belive we are on similar concious level with this eclipse cycle and the square. Regarding, if you see this, please send me your email address. I want to send you an article specifically pertaining to this the period of today and tomorrow, that resonated deeply with me and was also very empowering to action through the heart.

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