The Moon in Scorpio opposes the Sun in Taurus at 3:57pm this afternoon for a partial eclipse of the Moon. Unfortunately, it will not be visible anywhere in North America. It's affects however, will still be felt everywhere. The Fixed polarity of the Earth sign Taurus and the Moon sign Scorpio act like a powerful magnet to attract or repel our resources and the relationship agreements we value. Energy follows thought... so be aware of where you're focusing your thoughts! If you set your intention on the positive, you'll open the pathway to receiving what you want... on the negative, you'll attract the things, people and situations you fear.
At 6 degrees of Scorpio, the Sabian Symbol for this Full Moon is very telling indeed! Dane Rudhyar, in his Astrological Mandala, gives this image for this degree of the zodiac: The Gold Rush Tears Men Away From their Native Soil. He offers this Keynote for further understanding: The passionate search for new values which, at any level, promise a more abundant life. Further explanation reveals that man's "greed" can be easily aroused by whatever leads to more wealth, more power or ever greater achievements at all levels, spiritual as well as material. Scorpio brings the deep-seated desire to play a more important or intense role in any union, whether a person or a community. This yearning motivates the individual to search for a more effectual means to achieving the most total feeling experience possible. The danger is being torn away from the familiar and gambling everything on a vision or a dream.
What do you desire the most? Is it a feeling of belonging within a community or a partnership? Do you want more money or the resources to allow you to create your deeply felt expressions to share with others? Whatever it is you intensely desire, you must face the facts about what it will cost you. That is the illumination coming from the Taurus Sun at this Full Moon. Your motivation(s), longing, lust, greed, or yearning are all being highlighted at this time. What are you willing to exchange for getting your deepest needs met?! The other very important part of this question is, who are you willing to enter into agreement with in order to get what you want?
There are so many cliches that come to mind here, when thinking about this Scorpio/Taurus polarity... here are some: making a deal with the devil, or a power couple, no man is an island... either way, you get the idea! The co-creative power of a union for a shared outcome increases productivity. Now is not the time to go it alone. Just make sure you know what you're exchanging for what you want to achieve. It's easy to say yes when your desires are intensified, but can be harder down the road when payment comes due. Remember those seeds you planted at the Aries New Moon for new starts...? They're sprouting!
The Taurus New Moon, Solar eclipse, in two weeks will be a chance to tend, water and nurture your tender new shoots. Taurus is ruled by Venus, the Earth Goddess who is fiercely protective of the things growing in her garden, just as Scorpio's co-rulers, Mars and Pluto, will defend their creations or progeny like a mother bear. Don't mess with my children, creations, or my city... sound familiar? I think today's Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio was initiated eleven days ago and has previewed just how strong a people or her nation can be. Chose wisely who to engage with.
Remember, keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!