"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Sunday, November 3, 2013

New Moon Solar Eclipse and the Fourth Uranus/Pluto Square

   Hello everyone... are you feeling the weight of the world being lifted or holding you down? It's a dark time with yesterday's fourth exact square of Uranus (revolution and the unexpected) and Pluto (decay and rebirth) happening at the darkest time of the lunar cycle, the Balsamic phase, just before tomorrow's New Moon in Scorpio. Phew, that was a mouthful! And, thankfully, not the end of the matter...

  What is happening out there, in the world, is also a reflection of where you are at in here. What is happening overall is the need for change - out with the old decaying structures, agreements and behaviors that no longer serve humanity. That's the Uranus/Pluto square in Aries (fire) and Capricorn (earth). All this upheaval all around the world creates a sense of foreboding and uncertainty that can bring up fear. Are you buying into the fear and feeling like you have no power or are you in charge of your life and your attitude? You are the only one who can decide to see the potential in the coming changes, the one who can make the most of every day, no matter what it brings. The one who can live in the moment and be happy and grateful for what you do have. This is the challenge of the times we are going through. Let your light shine!

   The New Moon occurs at 7:50a.m. in the twelfth degree of Scorpio tomorrow, Sunday, November 3rd. It is also a rare, hybrid (Annular and Total) Solar Eclipse of the Sun, meaning that some parts of the path of the eclipse are annular while others are total. Here in the Northeast, we will experience the annular part of the eclipse, getting a partial view of the Sun beyond the dark covering of the Moon. Remember, do NOT look directly at the Sun, even with a telescope or binoculars, or you can damage your eyesight. Here is a link, courtesy of the Maria Mitchell Association, for how to safely view this astronomical event: http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/how.html

   Now for the astrological interpretation of the Solar Eclipse... When the Sun (vitality and life force) comes together with the Moon (instinctual behavior) in the Fixed Water sign Scorpio, it can bring a lot of emotional undercurrents to the surface. These can be creative passions, jealousies or secrets, which rise up to be released. Hopefully, whatever comes up for you, you decide to release what isn't productive and funnel your creative energies into something more fulfilling and life-affirming!

   The power of the eclipse will send your seed thoughts out into the world with a greater potential than at a regular New Moon, so look closely at what your intentions are and plant wisely. Scorpio's positive attributes are creative partnerships, whether business or personal, and the ability to get to the bottom of things. Just keep in mind that when diving into hidden territory, you may uncover things that require confidentiality or extreme trust. The depth of emotions lurking below the surface has the power to change lives profoundly, for good or ill. Let go of the sludge and find those hidden nuggets of potential that when combined with the proper intention and aimed rightly, will make a difference in your life and the lives of those with whom you chose to be in relationship. Keep in mind that the eclipse cycle will show you how well you've done in six months time.

    and remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~