Astro Weather: The Coronal Mass Ejection

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I’m heading up to Rhinebeck tomorrow, to attend a week-long seminar at the New York Center for Jungian Studies – but before I go, I wanted to send a quick note about yesterday’s Coronal Mass Ejection on the surface of the Sun.

In astronomy terms, a CME occurs when a sunspot erupts, shooting charged particles off into space. This particular Coronal Mass Ejection is significant both because the Sun has been pretty quiet this year, and also because the eruption took place near the very “best-connected interplanetary field line” (according to astronomer Joe Kunches of the Washington Post), propelling the protons emitted directly toward earth.

These protons are scheduled to arrive tomorrow night; and scientists are forecasting geomagnetic storms, which can interfere with high-frequency radio transmissions, and might cause the lovely Northern Lights to switch on. I will be looking in Rhinebeck!

Astrologically, and in psychological terms, this kind of Solar event brings a huge shift in focus. Our sensitive little bodies absorb these emissions, and they shed a new LIGHT on the stories that make up our lives. Our job is to change, change, change accordingly.

Note that this change can be exhausting! Take extra time to care for yourself, these next few days. Watch for new beginnings, and endings.

The energy of change with this CME is especially strong because of the Grand Trine in Fire. The North Node in Leo answers to the Sun; our destiny is subject to his will. Mama lions carry their cubs by the scruff of their neck, and it might feel like that’s what the Universe is doing to you.

Ride it out! Let yourself be flexible and soft, so you don’t get hurt. Look for gifts from Saturn and Uranus (because they’re part of the Grand Trine, too, along with the Node): beginnings and endings. And if you haven’t consulted an astrologer lately, this may be a good time for a tune-up. We astrologers tend to be born when the Sun is quiet, and can offer a steady hand to hold on your journey.

For more information, I recommend the website of astrologer Michael Erlewine, who has done a great deal of research on Solar Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections. (He also wrote an excellent book on this subject.)

That’s all for now, friends. Thank you, as always, for reading. Happy aurora-gazing and good luck on your travels!

Lots of love,

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