November 8-14 — Abandon the empty nest?

By Christopher Renstrom

I feel like I’m at a very large cross road in my life and I’m nervous and unsure. I have been teaching children for 8 years here in SLC and I am about to become an empty-nester-mom. I have been asked to move to Idaho where a couple of old time friends want to involve me in their business. It is another call to service which I have always been drawn to. It all sounds wonderful but I still have a looming feeling of Karma waiting to spring on me. Any big planets opening me up or closing me down ahead in my chart? July 9, 1957

There was an extremely powerful lunar eclipse two days prior to your birthday in 2009. The Moon rules your zodiac sign Cancer, so this lunar eclipse would have had an especially dramatic impact on you.

There are two types of eclipses in Astrology—solar eclipses and lunar eclipses. Solar eclipses focus on the road ahead, whereas lunar eclipses focus on the road behind you—they’re all about taking care of business and tying up loose ends. Now not every eclipse is going to change your life (if they did you’d be an emotional wreck because eclipses occur four to six times a year) however last July’s lunar eclipse fell exactly opposite the sun in your horoscope. This explains why you feel like you’re standing at a cross road and it shows that you are clearly parting ways with the “old” you.

You were born with the Moon in Sagittarius and Sagittarius is a higher purpose-driven sign. You need to know that what you do has a profound impact and that you make a spiritual difference in people’s lives. Sagittarius is a fire sign ruled by it enthusiasms, unlike watery Cancer which is ruled by its emotions. That means one part of you gets excited by new ideas and will go galloping off in pursuit of them while the other part of you doesn’t like to venture too far past your emotional comfort zone. These contradictory impulses have always been present in your horoscope but they’re activated now because of the eclipses in Cancer. It’s why you’re energized about moving forward yet fretful that you may be setting yourself up for some kind of Karmic backlash.

I question whether you’ll be moving to Idaho right away. Upcoming planetary retrogrades indicate that things will take longer for your friends to set up business-wise and though they could use the extra help they may not be ready for you to join them until late May 2010. This would allow you time to take care of business so that you can transition from one career path to another. Ultimately I feel like this is a good move as there will be a lot of fire energy coursing through your horoscope from 2010 through 2011. It won’t always be easy, but there’s no denying the call to adventure that fire energy brings and you will certainly feel inspired, fulfilled, and like you’re reconnecting to a life purpose that has your name on it.

This article was originally published on November 7, 2009.