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I’m writing this on my phone and posting it as I ride home on the bus from an awesome evening of music.? Blue Rodeo -!wonderful Canadian band. One of my favourite things is choosing images to go with the astrology. Unfortunately I can’t really do that at this moment. I’ll come back in tomorrow and see if I can add some. There will probably be typos- I’m doing the best I can under the circumstances. These are more like random notes/points – not totally cohesive. But you’ll get the basic idea. I’ll come back on here as soon as I can and fill
 
Anyway…
Tonight/this morning – if you are in UK/Europe – is a Partial Solar Eclipse. Even though it is not as intense as a full blown eclipse, it is nonetheless  incredibly dynamic – due to Pluto’s sitting exactly opposite .
Pluto is The Destroyer. It strips us down to make way for new growth. 
This is a New Moon (Sun Moon together ) in the highly sensitive and emotional sign of Cancer.
An eclipse can trigger a release of some kind – even more powerful due to Pluto’s presence. This will amplify a sense of New Beginnings that is always part of  a New Moon. 
Eclipses have a long association with destined events – Pluto only deepens that quality. Something powerful this way comes!  
There are elements here of the “irrational, deep unconscious” – potentially potent dream experiences, and/or super- charged memories erupting into conscious awareness.
Pluto confronts us with situations where we have given our power away. If you find yourself  resisting, denying, or being overly defensive,  this will show you where your deeper issues lie. If you are courageous and strong enough to allow your ego to be destroyed (help!) this powerful energy can unearth many deeply buried gifts that have the potential to change your life.
Seriously – this is BIG.
Pluto is the god of the underworld – those secret realms whose shadows have us quaking in our boots. It can trigger “overwhelming and catastrophic extremes; with the primordial instincts, libidinal and aggressive, destructive and regenerative, volcanic and cathartic, eliminative, transformative, ever-evolving . . . violent purgatorial discharges of pent-up energies, purifying fire; situations of life and death extremes, power struggles, all that is titanic, potent, and massive.” Richard Tarnas
Not for the faint of heart!
This is like when Frodo was handed the Ring of Power. What to do with this intense energy? Destroy it or have it destroy you? Or use it for the greater good. Power corrupts – and it also transforms.  The question becomes what do you want to empower?
There is a sense of manifest destiny to this eclipse. If it lines up with your personal chart (middle of July, Oct, Dec, Apr) you may be on the brink of significant change. Whatever you have been grappling with over the last few weeks is up for renovation. 
This could be renovating your home – or some other aspect of your life. And you know – you need to tear the old walls down before you can build new spaces.
Eclipses are portals – if we choose to walk through this one – we will find ourselves emotionally reborn. No more same ol’ same ol’. It may come as an ‘aha’ moment -! or a highly charged emotional exchange – that completely blows away  your preconceived attitudes. 
Family dynamics- inherited dysfunctions and patterns can be so  ‘in your face’ so that you finally get why you’ve been repeating the old shit for so long. 
It’s time to shift or get off the pot!! 
We are all celestial wanderers – trying to find our way home. It’s time to wake up and recognize each other, tune into a higher emotional frequency and start to really get what we are doing here on Earth.
This eclipse can have us diving  deep to find our inner emotional security – our essential self -and cast off the constructed, superficial personas we rely on to feel ok. 
It is  possible to claim personal power without needing to control others – or be  threatened by the power of others.
‘Victor or victim’? You get to choose. 
No one can tell you who you are.  
Look into the mirror of Pluto – face the fear – and do it anyway!
You know you want to!!