Lunar Eclipse by Fujii Eclipse
We are entering an intense eclipse season as the lead up to the revolutionary/evolutionary 3rd Uranus/ Pluto square on May 20th. Our ability to see the truth is sharpening, and change is happening from the bottom up! We have to remember that change on a global scale will take time. We also have to remember that we are the grandmothers and grandfathers of the future. The decisions and actions we take today will create the foundations for the future. Making wise decisions for our lives is a must now.
Eclipses occur at the Moon's Nodes, where the Moon's orbit intersects the Earth's path around the Sun. The point where the Moon ascends through this elliptic is called the North Node and symbolizes where we need to evolve our consciousness. Where the Moon descends through the elliptic, the South Node, we are pulled to the past, to the patterns and beliefs we need to release to get to our new future Selves. These next 3 eclipses all take place very close to the South Node in Taurus, so we will feel the cosmic pressure to release old patterns of behavior, especially around the issues of our relationships, our use of both personal and collective resources, our talents and our money. Be aware of what memories come up for you now.
Energetically, eclipses dissolve old energy patterns and create new ones. During and after eclipses, our consciousness can be regenerated and reconfigured into higher states of awareness. So listen to your instincts and intuitions--they are strong right now and will guide you as you build a new paradigm to live in. There's a grand trine in the water signs: the asteroid Ceres the Nurturer in Cancer, the Moon and Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune and Chiron in Pisces. Be open to the imagination (Neptune) and discover what nurtures you (Ceres). Bring that knowing and truth to your relationships (Saturn/Moon).
The two lunar eclipses signal major endings in our lives, while the solar eclipse fertilizes the new beginnings we energized during the past month while the Sun was in Aries. Remember, the Sun connected with Uranus, Venus, Mars & Mercury in Aries, while squaring Pluto in Capricorn, energizing our will to carry forward the evolutionary revolution within ourselves and in the world. The really exciting aspect of these times we live in is that there are enough conscious people to channel the energies into positive directions and make a difference.
Scorpio Lunar Eclipse
A lunar eclipse is an extra powerful Full Moon. At the Full Moon, when the Sun stands opposite the Moon and fully illuminates it, we can use the Moon as a magic mirror to become more self-aware of our emotional patterns regarding the many issues of our lives. The Sun's light, reflected in the Moon, brings emotional patterns out of the shadows, so we can see them and transform them. On a lunar eclipse, when the Earth's shadow blocks the Sun's light, the Moon's dark face can cause us to unconsciously act out these emotional issues in ways that show us what must be resolved if we're to move ahead in our lives.
The cosmic clock not only tells us when it's the right time for change, it also gives us hints as to the flavor of that change. The South Node of this eclipse is in Taurus, along with the Sun, Mars and Venus. Taurus is the first Earth sign, a fixed energy that concentrates and shapes Aries fiery energies into manifestation. When the eclipses take place in the signs of Scorpio and Taurus, the Cosmic Story asks us to look at our security and self-worth issues (Taurus) and release (Scorpio) old beliefs that outer things give us our value instead of our own inner worth. Self-esteem and self-worth are the virtues we have to work on at this lunar eclipse.
Taurus is the sign where we learn to relate to our physical world in a healthy way. In Taurus, the senses open up and reveal to us the ancient laws of life and fertility. Taurus teaches the lessons that help us relate in a responsible way to the beauty of Earth and its resources. That's why Earth Day comes at the beginning of the sign of Taurus. Taurus is the Goddess made manifest; the energy of Spirit at work in creation. Open to your senses and see what they tell you about what you want out of life.
The Empress by Juliet Shaman-Burke
You know, Taurus is also the sign of our values; the best things in life arise from living a life based on our values. What are your strongest virtues? It never hurts to remind ourselves of our strengths. Our virtues uphold our values: we are honest when we believe in Truth, compassionate when we believe in Love; brave when we believe in Honor. Knowing we act according to our values is what makes us strong and secure. But we have to live those values, not just lip synch them.
Along with the Sun and the South Node, Venus in her Wisdom aspect and Mars in Taurus call on us to become conscious of what we really love, want and need to build the most creative, fulfilling life available to us. That is, if we can step out of the old patriarchal mindset that forces us to think in its terms of jobs, money and prestige. What if we imagined a life-style that actually fit our needs rather than the imposed needs of patriarchy? New lifestyle patterns will start to spring up as we become more creative with our choices.
Where Taurus teaches us how to tame our appetites so we can discern what we really want to create in our life to feel fulfilled, Scorpio challenges us to leave behind what stops us from discerning it. At this time in history, most of our prefabricated needs are fake, unfulfilling and therefore addictive. Scorpio has the power to burn away and release these false needs so its healing waters can do their work. Just as Taurus gives birth to Earth's blossoming, Scorpio ushers in the death aspect of her year. Life and death and rebirth, love and desire and creation, light and dark and shadows are all encompassed by these power signs of Taurus (ruled by Venus) and Scorpio (ruled by Mars). What will we hold onto? What will we overcome? What will we create?
Scorpio deals with the emotional battles we engage in with ourselves, over ancient sorrows and bitter losses, hard deaths and unexpected betrayals. If we can let go of these old emotional scars, understanding that they were the experiences which taught us the meaning of life, we really can start all over again. These 3 eclipses offer us a new beginning if we focus on how the energies affect us. By staying aware and awake, we can shed some skins and re-ignite our senses and instincts in a conscious, wise way.