astrology, Full Moon Sabian, Lunar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse Sabians, Lunr Eclipse in Scorpio, Sabian Symbols, The Lunar Essence
Is it the T-square formed by this Lunar eclipse, the Sun-Sedna, and the arm of Saturn-Vesta that will be most prominent, the T offering a dynamic emotional confrontation (probably over what we should see/ recognize, but don’t) that may be resolved through honoring real-world manifestations of what’s sacred (or that may conclude with the shut-down of some outlet we have been dedicated to)? Or will it be the trine to Mars-Neptune sending at least some of us chasing the Dream (or maybe, the mirage), or will we feel the delicate quincunx to Eris, as she extracts full-blown conflict from what should be minor discomfort? Much of what’s emphasized for the individual will depend on what in the natal chart is stimulated–but all of us are likely to feel the sweep of this Total Lunar eclipse in Scorpio (that happens to sextile ruler Pluto) as it digs deep, brings forward a Truth, unearths secrets, purges shame or guilt, resurrects what we thought lost, or brings a searing and complete end to something that once was a passion: vital, central, something we believed we couldn’t live without.
That’s the essence of it all, really, right there–to go on would just be extraneous. So, other energies in play may include the Jupiter-Ceres Cardinal square at 00 Aries-Cancer, respectively=the individual role within the larger social order or belief system (Jupiter in Aries) has to work it out with the sense of personal authority, and/ or the care-giving role(s) (Ceres), as they are chosen to show who and what we care about (Cancer). At time of perfection Chiron and Venus are still very close together in Aries, and semi-sextile Uranus=hurt in relationship may take on a too-singular view, losing sight of the fact that any interaction automatically involves more than one person, who also has needs and viewpoint of their own–and something in this arena could shock or surprise us–so get out ahead of it by keeping the needs of others in mind. And finally, Hygeia in Scorpio opposes Pallas in Taurus=what’s practical or wise will expose the weakness or rot behind what we’ve been calling healthy–not pretty, but infinitely useful.
I’d like to look at the Sabians involved in the T, as I suspect these will be the major energies felt by most. The Lunar eclipse Sabian is, ‘American Indians Making Camp After Moving Into A New Territory’. The question here is, is the new territory a place entered by choice, or was the move forced, remaining where one is untenable? Considering the general history of the Native American, we might infer that this move, whether willing or not, may be due to the incursion of others.
For the Sun we have, ‘A Spanish Gallant Serenades His Beloved’. The Sun, as light-giver to the Moon, may represent the catalyst: a (potential) invader, indeed, who likely sees himself as a ‘lover, not a fighter’–or maybe in the case of wooing someone, a (forceful) persuader. What does the T tell us? Saturn describes real-world circumstances or conditions: ‘A Butterfly With The Right Wing More Perfectly Formed’. That phrasing implies the left wing is perfect–the right is just more perfect! Is that even possible? There are no degrees of perfection. Add this to the symbol for Vesta: ‘A Tree Felled And Sawed To Ensure A Supply Of Wood For The Winter’. Storing up for the future, investing, in a sense. Does that suggest that exaggerated assessment, judgment, or appraisal is a kind of storing up, putting things in a kind of relationship bank? That can certainly be what someone serenading another is thinking–that the attention and flattery is an investment in the future–but what about moving into new territory?
To my mind at least one of the possibilities is encountering (or being) someone at the eclipse who goes into what for them is new territory: trying praise, flattery, and maybe a little smoke (!) in place of more aggressive methods for getting what they want. If you run into someone who’s, probably outside their usual behavior, trying a ‘catch more flies with honey than vinegar’ approach, you’ll know that they want something. It’s not necessarily nefarious in its current form, but whatever they’re aiming for, know that going along with it might eventually completely run you off what is, right now, your territory, your land. Be aware this condition is possible through the next eclipse set, 6 months down the road.
The event itself falls on the 15th, 9:14 PM PDT, at 25 Scorpio 17.
Well… This one is exactly conjunct my Mercury, exactly quincunx MC. This last eclipse was exactly square my Leo AC and my Aqua Mars, opposite my Pluto in Scorpio. I had to check the upcoming ones 6 months from now and yes, the first one is exactly on my Sun, second one opposite Venus. And to think how excited I used to be when a full or new moon would make any kind of aspect to my chart! 😉 Careful what you wish for, right? Your insight and writing is deeply appreciated, and I’m really connecting to your view of the Sabians! Thank you!
Thank you, Inja–and it sounds like we’re in very similar boats 🙂 My Solar Return this year was, to the minute, aligned with a New Moon, the last eclipse conjoined my South Node, and this one is on my Venus–and that’s just a few of this year’s hits! I think it’s tough to gain any perspective when the aspects are piling on as they are for you and me. Hopefully with time the meanings will come clear–right now it just feels (for me) like trying to keep my head above water! That T-sq with ASC and Mars must’ve been especially tough–how to act/ reach out to the world may have presented some difficult feelings–just a guess, of course. Much luck riding out the rest of the ‘storm’, Inja!
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It’s been, and continues to be a ride, that’s for sure! 😉 Best of luck to you as well, in these intense and kind of mind blowing times!
Mind blowing–yep! 🙂
Under a Wesak Moon
…here we plug along. Sense implies human
Silent knowledge too intangible to
be quantified, measured. It is more subjective,
Such instinct, lore, ought
not be lost, drowned in prideful possession,
nor discounted for quick profit on the popular market.
Traveling through water.
Under a Wesak Moon
where the Buddha crossed the quarters,
liminal wisdom guides***
Revel in wry telling
gaudy tales for a shilling.
Skillfully fade; still outside the vale.
Intimate with rambling river —
admonished: never expect a binding code.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em,
we club ‘em and mate
‘cause it’s all we know.
Tomorrow is only a threat.
Tonite is the moment we met.
To live by chance of regret could do us wrong.
Listen to me. I’m a song.
Why invoke Love, so imprecise an instrument,
when desire craves divine-like acceptance,
adoration of sparks within us,
all that can inflame.
Madness, empathy, a symphony, a cure for any dis-ease.
Love can become cherished remedy, if the world of we
define it as sanity.
Health, enlightened cooperation, happy inspiration
to keep us all at the top of our form.
Sentience suffused, fresco of swooping angels,
pledged to fly us to our highest goal.
Bubbling of bittersweet stew, accrued heritage.
That metallic tang of blood, carbon bonds descended
through rock, dust,
skeletons deconstructed, salvage from waste.
Black swans, dragons, screeching heralds
surge through flame,
ferry potential energy into collective deserts.
Sleep well in comfort of serene will.
we learn to bloom.
Thank you it does make sense, and yet, I really dont know what to say, because I dont know that I can really put it into words that would make sense to anyone else hahaha! I will say, that the previous lunar cycle I did enjoy what I would consider, a light reprieve, then this one, new moon conjunct ascendant, plus other things and now the Full Moon & Solar eclipse… For a start I have Saturn at 28Cap24, quincunx my 29 Leo Nth node, quincunx my Sun, at 0’Cancer, the Sun is once again on my vertex point, thus the eclipsed moon is on the anti-vertex, add to that Uranus Conjunct Venus and Saturn opposing Mars & Nth node in Leo, and I am feeling some what fried, frazzled and yet and this may sound really strange, Privileged & somewhat, humbled and in awe of something I cannot put into words… yep, I feel like I am on top of the world, while holding it up from underneath, perhaps thats just me, innerstrength is holding me up from deep down within? We’ll see, will let you know if Im still breathing after this watch 🙂
Hi Debbie! Not to take anything away from your experience (because I think it’s formidable, just knowing what transits you’re dealing with), I think fried, frazzled, humbled, and privileged sums up what’s happening to many–I certainly feel exactly like this! “on top of the world, while holding it up from underneath” is relatable–which still makes it no easier for the individual! Take care, and let us all know when you make it through–and I will do the same 🙂
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Masterful analysis, Julie. The Solar Eclipse hit hard, and a weak eclipse at that but wow. At least no exact aspects with this lunar but degrees off my ascendant. Intending the best for all. Thanks again! (Hope the book is nearing completion. Looking forward to reading.)
Thank you, Terri! Sorry to hear the last one was difficult, but good you’re seeing this one as possibly much less disruptive–though at the Ascendant, it might bring a change in how you contact the world that at least feels extreme–or could be seen that way by others–so take care. Could be a case of emotion-driven thrust of energy that makes some definitive alterations to the landscape you survey, and what you are willing to deal with–probably underway before you even realize it’s happening.
Yes, the Moon book! Hoping to complete it by Fall. I seem to be on a roll, working hours every day–but it’s a bit of a monster that grows and morphs and finds new things to be addressed when I’m not looking! But it’s also been too many years I’ve been promising this–so I’m determined to finish before the New Year. Thank you for saying you’re looking forward to it–knowing there are readers waiting has helped me prioritize it–so I’m optimistic that I’ll complete it soon.
Wishing you all the best!
Thank you for sharing this, Julie.
With natal Ceres exactly conjunct the upcoming eclipse, it should be interesting!
Wishing you all the best!
Hi Katia, You’re welcome! Sounds like a new take on mothering, personal authority, health, or boundaries–all very important!
All the best to you, and a wonderful eclipse🙂