2 PM PDT the Scorpio Moon squares Black Moon Lilith, making for an overly gloomy outlook and atmosphere. Though Lilith is all about facing what we’d rather not, in this case we may be prompted to look in the wrong direction, toward things we feel guilty about from the past, rather than things we need to inspect now to improve the present and shape the future. Use discernment when considering matters at this point–and whatever you do, don’t take this temporarily gloomy ambiance to heart. 4 PM PDT the Moon trines the Sun and semi-sextiles Zeus. We see clearly what minor impediments are preventing ambition fulfillment–but that could mean we overlook the big stuff! This also begins a Grand Water Trine with the Sun and Chiron, suggesting that we easily see how to heal, especially in emotional terms. 6 PM PDT the Moon conjuncts Saturn, acts as apex to a Finger of God with base of Venus-Uranus, and sextiles Pallas. Emotional and/or intuitive prompts can guide us well, requiring Self-assertion in relationship (or original efforts at earning) in order to bring about real-world results. We should see something concrete occur (or the foundation for it poured) at this time.
The Full Moon for May occurs on the 14th at 12:15 PM PDT at 23 Scorpio 54. This Full Moon is widely conjunct Saturn, conjunct Earth, and opposed Sedna-Sun, all across the Taurus-Scorpio axis, giving this FM a flavor of finality, the kind we’ve ‘known’ was coming all along, a shadow lurking at the back of our minds. When reading this FM within your own chart, make sure you read it across the pair of Houses in which the FM and Sedna-Sun fall, because this is a culmination that will be active in both arenas—in fact, it may be difficult to tell where the FM falls just by House activity, as there may be as much of an ending in the House opposing the FM as there is in the one where it occurs.
What ends may be something secret, destructive, undermining, or hidden, as the impetus with the FM may be to move in the direction of Ultimate Truth. Our instinctive understanding may tell us what is changing in terms of energy shifts and the unseen world, but we can look for some material echo of this in the House where the FM occurs—here Saturn manifests something concrete that reflects the ending or change we know is coming about.
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On the personal implications of the incongruities of adjacent signs at Chirotic Journal
2 AM PST of the 20th the Scorpio Moon sextiles Pluto and squares Venus. We may get perversely destructive or nosy in relationships, digging for no real reason, and inspiring rebellion in the process. Transforming the inclination to dig into a push to work out long-term or lingering conflicts may help break down mental relationship barriers and help us recognize the value of what we have. 4 AM PST the Moon trines Chiron, priming us for hurt or healing–a deliberate choice must be made. 8 PM PST the Moon conjuncts Saturn and opposes Sedna. We may side with authorities, the rules, with the secure way and the safety of boundaries, but we need to consider whether we do this because its where we feel at home, or if we do this out of fear. Use blind instinct (one way of positively using Sedna) to decide.
Today’s image is a diner on a rain-slick street, with people arriving in twos and threes to sit in its buttery light and drink coffee and stay dry. We tend to think of our membership in groups as it relates to our family, our professional group, or even our generation, but we have the chance to experience camaraderie, a brief communion built from shared experience, more often than we might realize. Over the next week or two, notice when you become part of these fleeting tableaux, and welcome the sense of warmth and connectedness it can offer, even if nothing unusual happens and you don’t speak with anyone.
8 AM PST of the 21st the Scorpio Moon sextiles Venus and squares Mercury. Romantic encounters get behind the facade, below the surface, or reveal secrets; some will revel in a certain sexiness in the air, others will try to suppress it. We’re willing to go out on a limb for something we care about. The funny thing is, if we try to make contact through words (or try to deliberately convey a message in any form) it may get garbled and, if received, may bring an angry or (worse) indifferent response–right now, go on instinct alone. 2 PM PST the Moon conjuncts Saturn and opposes Sedna. We get an emotional take on the stand-off between our reality picture and those elements of the psyche of which we’re unaware. How do we do that, exactly? We intuit or feel through the physical reality those hidden facets–and we react, without really knowing what we’re reacting to. This can usher in completely irrational responses to physical events or requirements the material world imposes, and can make us feel (or feel we’re witnessing in others) a mini-meltdown. If you do, don’t worry, it’s merely the psyche’s attempt to bring something otherwise hidden to the surface–if you don’t understand it now, just wait–you will. 5 PM PST the Moon trines Juno. We can use feeling or intuition to guide us in empowering ourselves–we may see effective steps to take in a dream, or a daydream, a movie, image, or during the creative process (Juno in Pisces). With a portion of this aspect ‘reaching into the Void’, so to speak, we may find a receptive attitude, or a deliberate stillness, most conducive to receiving inspiration. Void begins at 5:27 PM PST; the Moon enters Sagittarius at 2:12 AM Pacific time of the 22nd.
The Solar eclipse occurs 3 November at 4:49 AM Pacific Standard Time (the shift back to standard time occurs just hours before the eclipse) at 11 Scorpio 15. This eclipse occurs in tandem with Saturn, and there’s a whole parade of aspects: sextile to Pluto, square to Juno, trine to Chiron, wide quincunx to Uranus and closest of all, a sextile with only 4 minutes variation from Mars in Virgo.
Saturn’s presence indicates one of two alternatives for each individual experience: either we manifest materially a facet of the eclipse, or we suppress its manifestation or our awareness of its manifestation.
Whatever begins at this time may facilitate change and healing, and will certainly spur action, but it may bring up empowerment issues (others’ say over us, status, our own need for empowerment and whether this is fulfilled, respect between partners, and so on) and we may feel a little bit punished or otherwise required to adjust for expressing our most unique qualities and for touting our individual viewpoint.
One way or another, we will need to adjust our own position vis à vis others, particularly those close to us, who are supportive, or who actually partner with us. This, then, is the birth of a new phase in both interactions and our own view of ourselves, and this is especially and specifically so in terms of the action we feel is appropriate, that we feel capable of, and that we feel we may take on our own. This may be the biggest effect of all: a new idea of how we can act within the world–and of course, that can’t help but change just about everything.
The Solar eclipse may be both a start of new (possibly experimental) ways of acting and interacting, as well as a lesson in the way we are interdependent. No matter how original, unique, or independent we are as individuals, this eclipse may make clear that those choices, insights, and actions we make hold no meaning without being placed within a larger social context, without a connection to others, without engagement in a mutual ‘dance’ in which we all participate.
This is a partial analysis of the Solar eclipse of 3 November, taken from ECLIPSE; subscribe to get it all!
It’s a nerve-jangly day, when we become critical based on our highest standards and are likely to voice this to the mate or partner, even as we struggle with some Saturnian beast. We may be so busy we feel as if we’re battling the Hydra (the legendary monster fought by Hercules; as he cut one head off, two grew back), but this is more about a change in atmosphere and perceptions than the struggle it seems. Align yourself with the new rhythms and things will soon become manageable.
2 AM PDT of the 9th the Scorpio Moon squares Juno, pointing out where the emotional hang-ups to empowerment lie. 4 AM PDT the Moon sextiles Ceres. We get support from authorities or Mom, or find our niche with Mother Nature. Sweet. 7 AM PDT the Moon conjuncts Saturn and squares Mars. We may be highly motivated to act, even as we repress the feeling that drives that action–a recipe for allowing the unconscious to take over, temporarily. 10 AM PDT the Moon conjuncts the North Node and sextiles Pluto. We make changes that affect the life Path in a Big Way, though they may not appear to be much of anything right now–could be nothing more than saying, ‘No’ when we might’ve said, ‘Yes’ the hour before. 2 PM PDT the Moon trines Chiron, quincunxes Uranus, and we heal by a willingness to adjust our most unique qualities to the demands of discipline or leadership. This change can ‘qualify’ us for things we just weren’t ready for before. This also begins a Grand Trine with Moon, Chiron, and Jupiter that lasts into the wee hours of the 10th, with Chiron switched out partway through with Earth. In Water, this amplifies emotion and the need to soothe and heal, and with material comforts (food, alcohol, sex, a hot soak or swim in the ocean, for instance) ultimately sought out and experienced.
And for the political perspective on Autumn, see Jude Cowell here
I’m going to get right down to it, this time: the essence of the eclipse (12:57 PM PDT at 5 Scorpio 45) is that something surrounding this event will show us that what we once thought impossible is very, very possible. That can take many different forms, and is at the heart of today’s developments. The opening up of possibilities sets the stage for the next two events, a Solar eclipse on 10 May and another Lunar one on 25 May. More detail and Sabian analyses are available in ECLIPSE–but why clutter things up unless you want it?
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On 3 February at 1 PM PST the Scorpio Moon quincunxes Ceres, requiring we adjust our emotional attitude to the demands of authorities or Mom–negotiation may be needed, to smooth things out. 6 PM PST sees the Moon conjunct the North Node and opposed Sedna. We may be lost at this point, and trying to use intuition or feeling as a life compass; this will be ineffective, and could blunt our faith in our own intuitive abilities if we persist. Instead accept that transmissions are down, and sit tight.
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4 PM of the 8th, Pacific time, there’s a trine of the Libra Moon to the Earth-Vesta conjunction. The effect could be rash action, or choices that go against the emotional grain, that result in a solid, material embodiment of our highest values, or the dedication we have to home and mate. Interesting to inspect those results, as they will tell us what we’re really honoring.
The 9th of December we’re back to familiar upsets and clashes, some of which may arrive in new garb (and so not immediately be recognized as old hat). Mars quincunxes Vesta while Earth conjuncts her and the Sun opposes her; our actions and choices will need to be adjusted, if we’re to take what we consider sacred seriously; it will be obvious what needs to change materially, too, in order to comply with those highest, best values.
Void begins at 11:55 AM Pacific time; the Moon enters Scorpio at 1:51 PM PST on 9 December.
The Moon immediately trines Neptune, starting us off on the journey through Scorpio with a strong dose of intuition, creativity, and/ or easy delusion accepted without even realizing it. Attune to the emotions and feel the creative and spiritual flow.
On December 10th we tell it like it is, with Merc moving into Sagittarius very late in the day, Pacific time–disputes come from varying ideas of ‘Truth’, varying philosophies, or varying information or knowledge levels, and with Merc’s position in 29 degrees Scorpio through most of the day, secrets and hidden matters causing stress or exploded into the light could be the fuel for much communication upset–and a really unusual dynamic accompanies this: Venus opposes Sedna, semi-squares Pluto, and trines Pallas, making for some serious decision-making that may be preternaturally wise even as it’s unconscious, guided from the depths of our Being!
New Moon of November 13th at 2:07 PM Pacific Standard time at 21 Scorpio 56 is a Solar eclipse
The Sabian for the eclipse is, ‘Hunters Shooting Wild Ducks’. This suggests something free and wild stalked by, and possibly destroyed by, something predatory–and the something predatory is equipped with ‘arms’ and ‘ammo’ against which the hunted is essentially defenseless. The ‘wild things’ are frightened from their protective cover, made to flee in the hope that they can protect themselves by getting away. Though it may seem obvious, we should note that duck hunting is a very deliberate, planned activity; one does not just happen to take one’s hunting rifle when one is out for a stroll, just happen to flush ducks from their cover, and think, ‘Well, maybe I’ll take a crack at those!’ We must be aware that this may be the underlying state of the previously described conflict (in an earlier paragraph): that the conflict could in fact be one where one party seeks to ‘ambush’, take by surprise, or take advantage of the other. Duck hunting, we must acknowledge, doesn’t very often result in duck on the dinner table–it is instead much more considered, however inappropriately, ‘sport’, and there’s a good chance that if you find yourself as the stalkee, this could indeed be the attitude of the stalk-er. That will make it both very hard to make sense of things, and impossible to drag a reason for such aggression out of the stalk-er; feeling his or her power, they are unlikely to feel the need to justify their choice.
This is part of the eclipse analysis from the latest ECLIPSE Weekly Aspect Digest
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