Sunday Nov 3, 4:50 AM Pacific, NEW Moon, Rare Hybrid Eclipse at 11 Scorpio 16!
This Eclipse is during Mercury retrograde in Scorpio and follows the Oct 28 Chiron sextile Pluto, Halloween’s Mars trine Pluto, and the Nov 1 fourth Uranus square Pluto! See all about them in the Scorpio Newsletter!
- Mercury will be secretly looking at the chances of several options, none of which will likely make the final cut, but they are definitely intriguing. Maybe later on.
- Pluto, Scorpio’s planet, has just gotten action from three planets – Chiron, Mars, Uranus, setting the stage for the Eclipse!!
- In spite of difficulties, Chiron has offered healing, and possible business opportunities.
- Mars, used to rule Scorpio, now Pluto does. Mars is Pluto’s ally and champion at this time. Pluto in Capricorn is more careful these days, knowing there could be long term payback, karmic debts incurred. Mars in Virgo has had devilishly quick insights, that sees the patterns clearly and has set Pluto free from some of his concerns. There are fruitful new ways to use the money. Relief.
- The Uranus square Pluto has been with us since 2010 causing all kinds of economic and political upheaval. It is now at stage 4, of 7. We are used to it, but this is the tipping point! There are fewer aspects still to come than we have already done! Uranus, the ChangeMaker, Awakener, has brought sweeping challenges; Pluto in Capricorn has done its best to manage them. No surprise one of the biggest counties in the world shut its government down – the polarity is Uranus the genius wildcard futurist and Pluto the conservative controller in Capricorn. In various ways, both are right. And, typically, when things go fast, the one scared to move with the flow, digs in their heels.
The US government was back up with the Full Moon Eclipse, and now is on the waning, finishing cycle, much to be done for recovery, laying in a better foundation, roots. The New Moon Eclipse ends one phase, begins the renewing of Light, now growing above ground for all to see, partake.
This eclipse is a Hybrid and quite rare because it begins with annularity and ends with totality. Not a surprise that it is hybrid. Many people are left with deeply passionately split opinions after the government shutdown. Worldwide, a few will see the annular eclipse, then a very brief total eclipse. For others it will be Annular, like in the eastern US – the Moon is at its furthest from Earth so appears smaller, hence the ‘Ring of Fire’ effect! Those of us west won’t see it at all. Sky & Telescope details!
At eleven degrees Scorpio, the Hybrid will be two degrees of Saturn, planet of Karma and Dharma! Saturn is not usually in favor of hybrids, too unstable, especially when in Scorpio, a fixed sign that also likes things to stay the way they are. But Scorpio and Saturn both have to do with natural endings. They understand life’s realities, so they don’t fight it. Scorpio is the psychic surgeon, so if the chance is offered, it may try to excise and cauterize the wound if there is a reasonable chance resurrection will work. Both understand wearing out, breaks and renovation, are adept at rebuilding clean, better than ever. If it can’t be fixed, they won’t waste your time, often abruptly calling it quits. That can be tough if it involves your love life or the life of a loved one.
Career matters may be briefly eclipsed, or permanently overridden by a ‘louder event. Or they may be focused on at a deep level, never to be the same afterwards. Mars has an important place with the New Moon. It sextiles the New Moon potently within 4 minutes of space (not degrees!)! Since Moon and Sun are so close to Saturn, Mars sextiles Saturn too, willing to work hard! The Sun will conjunct Saturn the 6th – serious and personal. Mars will make the exact sextile the 9th. Each will carry on the work for several more days after the Eclipse! This offers new options if you pay attention to details, offer a volunteer hand that could become a job, take steps to better health, making more things possible! It may become a profound work that becomes closely tuned to your life’s Dharma, the work of your Soul! Scorpio seeks perfection!
Sunday Nov 17, 7:16 AM Pacific, Full Moon at 25 Taurus 26
This Full Moon is the reverse of May’s Moon in Scorpio opposite the Sun in Taurus. That moon is called Wesak by some spiritual communities, celebrated by most Buddhists as the Buddha’s birthday, and, for other Buddhists, marks Buddha’s enlightenment and death. In astrology, humble Taurus, one who sits, centers, grounds, there is super awareness of body, a sensitivity so great so as to be able to perceive enlightenment, have peace, be one with Nature and animals. The decision to be with their Beloved is based on a duration of true insight, is deeply loyal because of the depth of the seeing, is patient as it understands and accepts imperfection as well as perfection.
For some, the April Full Moon is the festival of the Christ Love, May is the Buddha Love/Wisdom, and June is Gemini, the Word of Humanity. Our Full Moon now is half way, at the apex, of the Love/Wisdom cycle. While Taurus Moon observes, stabilizes, Scorpio Sun roots out, heals what can be, discards or recycles the leavings. It turns the soil, bringing fertile, forgotten possibilities to the surface. As the days get shorter, more time is spent in the zone of the Dark, the Underworld, secret passions are coming alive again. Find ways to add them in this time, befriend their friends, integrate in remarkable ways for greater return in every dimension!
In our recent Hybrid Eclipse, Mars in Virgo sextiled Saturn, the TaskMaster, got a lot done! Mars has moved forward now to sextile Jupiter of Fame and Fortune, celebration! Usually a traveler, Jupiter in Cancer may choose more to stay home, fix up the homestead, get organized. You could travel in a home – the houseboat or camper, or travel to where your ancestors lived, especially on the Matriarchal side. Mars in Virgo is ever sensible, so you better get the best buy tickets and stay in budget whatever you do! Mars would like it if you could take a business trip and write off the seminar expenses, travel on the side. Virgo is the number one sign of authors, and though Mars hates sitting still, if you are writing something exciting, to you, you could get tons written in a very short time. Jupiter can take it to the publisher! If it is about women, families, a health food cookbook with recipes from your very own garden, homes, do it yourself ventures, amazing pets, stories that evoke powerful feelings, it’s likely a winner.
The second close aspect unique to this chart is Venus’s upcoming sextile to Saturn. So as masculine Mars was sextile Saturn during the Eclipse, he is followed by feminine Venus in Capricorn. Mars and Saturn worked like dogs, got the main structure in place. Venus in Cap knows the value of structure, plus, the finishing touches that make it irresistible! She puts the covers on the sofa, selects the color of paint for the wall, the drapes for the windows, gets the curl in your hair, buys makeup for success! Venus in Capricorn can be a shrewd buyer, finding long lasting materials at the right price, adds the touch that sells your product, knows where and who to market to. She has a keen eye for old things that can be refurbished for little expense. For those of you who love thrift shop foraging, Venus in Capricorn, sextile Cap’s planet Saturn, is like double lucky cheap deals (completes the aspect Saturday the 23rd)!! Good luck hunting!
From Divinity to Daily, set your sights high and wide, dial up your detectors. An inch of well placed effort can BE a mile of money and sweet rewards!