Tonight’s Eclipse highlights this summer’s conflicting energies, with the Full Moon exactly conjunct Pluto.  The more I think about this grand pattern involving Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter, Pluto, the Moon, and the Sun, the more I think we are meant to summon our inner courage and take matters into our individual hands.  With Jupiter in Aries, the sign of the warrior, our opportunities come when we step up the heat and embrace the warrior within.

Ramana Maharshi, 1879 - 1950 (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Here is advice from seven sages to keep in mind for the Eclipse.

1.  Imagine that a deeply profound ocean of calm exists in you that is not affected by any turbulence. Deepak Chopra

2.  There is never a conflict with [a] person or condition, but rather a false concept mentally entertained about [that] person, thing, circumstance, or condition.  Therefore, make the correction within yourself, rather than attempting to change anyone or anything in the without. Joel S. Goldsmith

3.  The child blames the external and focuses his energies there; the warrior conquers the realms within and becomes gifted. St. Teresa of Avila

4.  In order to become a man of knowledge one must be a warrior, not a whimpering child.  One must strive without giving up, without a complaint, without flinching, until one sees, only to realize then that nothing matters. Don Juan to Carlos Castaneda

5.  Man follows the ways of the Earth.  The Earth follows the ways of Heaven, Heaven follows the ways of Tao, Tao follows its own ways. Lao Tzu, Translated by John C.H. Wu

6.  Pleasure or pain are only aspects of the mind.  Our essential nature is happiness.  Happiness is inherent in everyone and is not due to external causes. Ramana Maharshi

7.  Courage means rising to meet the demands of each moment with total delight, knowing you are equal to it. Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

For an overview of the week, see the Astro4Business Weekly Forecast – June 21-27

For an overview of the month, see the Astro4Business Month Ahead – June 2010

Quotation Acknowledgments:

1. (The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire:  Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence, by Deepak Chopra; Harmony Press)

2. (The Infinite Way, by Joel S. Goldsmith; DeVorss Publications)

4. (A Separate Reality – Further Conversations with don Juan, by Carlos Castaneda; Washington Square Press)

5. (Tao The Ching, Lao Tzu;  Shambhala Pocket Classics)

6. (The Essential Teachings of Ramana Maharshi, Inner Directions Publishing.)

7. (Sadhana of the Heart, by Gurumayi Chidvilasananda; SYDA Foundation)