The Sabian symbol for the Sun and Moon at 12* Scorpio is: A late-comer to an embassy ball surveys the scene before making an entrance. The scorpionic subtlety of surveying the scene before entering makes me think of a Renaissance ball, where interesting things are discussed and new ideas are in the air. What group do we want to join? What ideas excite us? When we have creative interaction with people inspired by original creative visions, we can create a new social order. We do have to step into our new roles as leaders and visionaries if we are to change our politics and save the world. With this Solar Eclipse, we come to the end of a cycle and the ground is now fertile for new seeds, new ideas, new intentions.
The weekend of this extra potent solar eclipse begins with the fourth Pluto/Uranus square. The revolutionary energies of the 60s keep challenging us to look at our new, more conscious values and stand up for a new vision for society, a more balanced vision that includes the divine feminine gifts of love, compassion, imagination and wisdom as well as returning to the original masculine ideals of progress, prosperity and freedom. The number 4 symbolizes stability, grounded-ness and power, or stuck-ness, crystallization and stubbornness. Perhaps we'll see the positive qualities of this long-term square now that the U.S. Republicans have given us an experience of the more negative qualities we want to transform. They may stay stuck in their old beliefs, but if we change the rules of the game, they'll have to come along and learn how to survive in that changed world.
Three more squares to go in the next two years! Then we'll see how which road we've collectively chosen.
Also on Friday November 1st --Samhain, All Hallow's Eve, All Saints Day and The Day of the Dead--Mercury retrograde goes back and positively reconnects with Mars in Virgo, Sun in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn. This potent combination can focus us on the things we need to transform. With Saturn, the North Node and Mercury retrograde joining this eclipsed New Moon in Scorpio, we can be empowered to look at old emotional patterns and shed a skin we no longer need. Our fears, our insecurities, our armor. What emerges is fresh and truthful and complete, because we've finally looked at our shadows and integrated them into consciousness. Remember, when we work consciously on our Shadow and connect it to our ego-consciousness, we heal and gain access to tremendous amounts of life energy.
Three planets change direction in the week following this eclipse, heightening the energy. On November 6th, Jupiter in Cancer turns retrograde on Pluto's North Node, shaking our world up so we know that change is inevitable. With Jupiter going retrograde in Cancer, we can gain a deeper understanding of our real security, love and nurturing needs.
On November 10th, Mercury comes out of retrograde. No wonder the health care website didn't work--during a Scorpio Mercury retrograde! Really!
On November 13th, Neptune turns direct, opening us to bring our intuition, our imagination and our spirituality out into the world. With Neptune in Pisces in a wonderful relationship with Mercury in Scorpio, it's a chance for us to share those visions with like-minded people.
Don't be afraid of intimacy now!
May the spirits of your loved one, your ancestors and your soul-lives, bless you on the All Hallows' Eve--Happy Samhain!