“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?”–Winter Wonderland
I always love to relate real-world “in action” effects of astrological events so I can’t wait to share this one with you all! As I mentioned, the Lunar eclipse on Tuesday morning took place in the degrees of 29 degrees Sagittarius of the Sun and 29 degrees Gemini of the Moon.
Now, while I may not be either a Sagittarian or a Gemini, my Ascendant is in late Gemini, and consequentially my Descendant is in late Sagittarius, conjunct the eclipse points. The Ascendant is what you see usually when you first meet a person, and as you get to know them their Sun sign starts to show through the “personality” of the Ascendant sign.
Well with the Moon eclipsed in my first house so close to my Ascendant I wondered if something might happen for me, but couldn’t put my finger on what. Wherever the Moon is during a Lunar Eclipse usually shows where one might have a temporary loss so that something new can take it’s place. As it turns out for me, out of nowhere on Sunday I got a sore throat, by Monday I had a sultry voice even though I’d plied myself with tons of vitamins, and on Tuesday morning, although I had no intention of getting up to see the eclipse I did anyhow around 4 am due to the fact that my throat was killing me. I had an amazing view from my bedroom window, and it was a stark and beautiful sight.
When the car service called that morning to let me know they were downstairs I was shocked to discover I couldn’t say anything! They almost hung up on me because I only realized then that I’d lost my voice! I barely managed to squeak out enough to have them not hang up and get my cab to the airport.
I have to say that losing one’s voice and staying home sick is one thing, but losing one’s voice and having to travel and interact with people is rather challenging. I have come to take for granted my voice (communication and writing as well as talking are ruled by Gemini!) and it has humbling to be without it for the past couple of days. I have a little of it back now, but the first few days with the family have been awash in thumbs up, down, ok signs, and literally writing out complicated sentences that I couldn’t whisper in an almost inaudible tone. Combine that with my father’s hearing not being in top peak form from previous days and we’ve been having lots of laughs recently trying to communicate! I’ve been listening more than I’ve been talking and maybe that’s a good thing in the long run.
I’ve learned not to take for granted the ability to communicate this Christmas. When I get my voice back maybe I’ll listen more in addition to talking!