The astrological significance of comet K2 as it passes Earth

The astrological significance of comet K2 as it passes Earth

ONE ball of ice and dust left over from the formation of the solar system (4.6 billion years ago), comet K2 is moving closer to Earth than ever before this week. While you’ll still need a telescope (or very strong binoculars) to spot K2’s bright tail at around 11pm EST on July 14, astronomers are particularly excited about its trip, as it’s one of the most distant comets ever detected. This makes it one of the oldest entities to be ever enter our inner solar system. All this excitement can also reach the astrological realm, bringing the cosmic winds of change.

As a symbolic messenger from another place and time, any comet traveling towards Earth can invite us to change our perspectives, according to intuitive astrologer and psychic medium Rachel Lang, author of modern day magic. “When comets appear, we could be abandoning old aspects of the culture, clearing the air or undergoing an energy detox,” she says. “Comets signify a release of psychic and energetic debris.” And Comet K2, she anticipates, will be no exception.

While she suspects that comet K2’s astrological effect will be most potent in December, when the comet reaches perihelion (the point where it is closest to the sun), we can still expect to feel its energy as it passes Earth this week. in part because of the celestial context of the moment. (ICYMI, there’s also a full moon in Capricorn – known as the super “Buck Moon” – happening this week, just as the comet passes by.) Recently, we’ve also experienced significant solar activity via solar flares, “which can activate our electromagnetic field and make everything seem a little more charged,” says Lang. “And this comet will only serve to amplify that voltage.”

“We may be able to access more wisdom and insights or have sudden ‘aha’ moments that can lead to change in the future, both personally and socially.” —Rachel Lang, astrologer and psychic medium

But again, the intense energy here may be just what is needed to precipitate a useful breakthrough; after all, positive change rarely comes from maintaining the status quo. “This is a time to let go and clean up,” says Lang. “We may be able to access more wisdom and insights or have sudden ‘aha’ moments that can lead to change in the future, both personally and socially.” And after an emotional full moon in Capricorn nestled alongside transformer Pluto on July 13, that vibration can feel particularly strong, she adds.

As Comet K2 is closer to Sagittarius in the cosmos as it approaches Earth, people who have their sun or ascendant in this sign may be more aware of its astrological effect. “Sagittarians can feel inspired to take action in a situation that is stuck or has somehow come unstuck,” says Lang.

While all of this may seem intimidating or even scary, Lang emphasizes that the influence of a comet like K2 will likely leave us with more answers than questions in the end, leading us into an essential new chapter.

In fact, looking at the comet’s north node — otherwise known as the point where this celestial body’s orbit intersects the ecliptic plane — offers some assurance that its overall message will be favorable, Lang adds. “Its north node is at 28-29 degrees of Gemini, which is a degree that indicates our ability to take what is happening in the collective and significantly transform it.” Translation? This is a time of intense change, but we will likely come out the other side transformed for the better.

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