Sunday, 11 November 2012

Solar Edclipse in Scorpio


“A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth.

 The total Solar Eclipse happens on November 13, 2012, 2:08 pm PST, 5:08 pm EST, and 10:08 pm Greenwich (Nov 14 in Eastern Europe and points east). It will last 3.2 hours, showing an influence lasting 3 years and 2 months (astrologically speaking).

If you are in Cairns, Australia you will be able to view the whole eclipse. The rest of us will feel it rather than see it.

The power of Scorpio is extremely strong right now with both Sun and Saturn and the New Moon Eclipse.  Scorpio rules sex, death, shared resources (taxes); all the taboo stuff people avoid or talk about in hushed whispers. Scorpio penetrates the surface and brings what is hidden in the shadows into the light of day. Whatever does come to the surface now can be cleared for once and for all. 

With Saturn in Scorpio over the next two and a half years,  the truth will gradually out, and secrets will  surface. Tuesday's (or Wed for some)  Solar Eclipse will accelerate this process by triggering a cathartic cleansing of self, revealing old shaming stuff you really don’t need anyway, or by bringing you face to face with something you have been avoiding. This can be uncomfortable over the short term, yet worth the effort to stand your ground and do the inner work. Once we face what is not working any more, it  can free up a lot of energy.  As we release old feelings of shame or regret, we clear a space to begin again, and a time of endings becomes a time of new beginnings.

This is what Scorpio is all about. Like its symbol the pheonix, we can rise again from the ashes.

( To see where these changes and transformations will occur, look to the house that Scorpio rules in your own chart.... see to get a free chart)   I listed the house meanings in a post a few months ago. You can find them at the end of the article found here:

Mars right now in Sagittarius reminds that ‘the truth shall set you free….’ (just remember that your truth may be different from mine... and vice-versa.  No need to force anything on anybody.)
 The intense polarities of the past month have already brought up issues regarding power and control. Belief systems  highlighted by Mars and Jupiter may have been challenged.

As this New Moon in Scorpio starts a new cycle of energy, the added eclipse creates a distinct and powerful break with what has gone before. Together they emphasize the need to move on in a big way.  And remember... a New Moon is a seed event; whatever intention we put out can and will grow and manifest.

So if  there is something you have been struggling to let go of, some change you want to see manifest in your life, this energy can give you a rocket boost through what has been holding you back.

Just be forewarned:there is always some kind of personal transformation in Scorpio, and possibly even a necessary sacrifice.  In ancient times, the ritual death of the old king was seen as necessary to  bring in a new abundance and new growth. This  ‘death of the old’  theme recurs again and again now as  Saturn moves through Scorpio and Pluto and Uranus square off in the background.

The resulting transformation and release  prepares us for what occurs at the Winter Solstice coming up soon  at the cusp of Sagittarius and Capricorn (more on that in another post).  This is a  time of great change and acceleration, and so many powerful planetary events mark a significant  turning point for  the human race and planet earth.

As we go through this purge of the past, we release potent and buried parts of ourselves, which will in turn help us move forward into the new year and the new age (if you believe in that part of it).  The energies now will help us make the changes necessary.

It’s only when we resist (Saturn) that things get painful.
Then there’s also Neptune, planet of illusions and delusions turning direct today, which  will combine with the Mercury retrograde to obfuscate details and create confusion and chaos.

This means while the eclipse is pushing things up and out, Neptune and Mercury may conspire to keep them hidden.

It will require diligence and perhaps a bit of ruthless honesty to stay real in the midst of all this and do what’s necessary to get at the truth (you know… the one that will set you free!).

If you feel a bit pressured or perhaps scrambled, now you know why.  We can always benefit from some downtime to listen to what’s coming up... and that is especially true right now. A retreat or a weekend off, or some time to journal or process in some way ... will facilitate the process of release.

Be gentle with yourself.  Make a wish ...  then let it go.

And  rest assured in the knowledge that you are a precious one, cared for by a benevolent and love filled universe.

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. 

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.  Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. 

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him (or her) to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life,

 keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

 Be careful. 
Strive to be happy.
                                             © Max Ehrmann 1927

1 comment:

  1. thanks Sue, feeling the ole Scorpio in a less intense way myself, need for retreat is huge, and Sunday was restful, amidst busy social happenings. But the transformation this time is being helped along by Rolfing treatments, and release release release. simplify and power down....