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The Cosmic Story: Scorpio Lunar Eclipse, April 25, 2013

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   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.

  The Scorpio Moon lines up with Saturn and the North Node, symbolically telling us that we are emotionally ready for this evolutionary challenge.   Saturn has been working its way forward and backward through the early degrees of Scorpio and will oppose the Sun and the personal planets as they move through Taurus.   Saturn narrows our focus so we must deal with the issues it brings up.   Saturn uses fear as his weapon, and the only way to deal with this energy is to move past fear into acceptance.   Our Scorpionic Saturn forces us to face those uncomfortable feelings we have about sharing ourselves with people in our lives, confronting us with the choice to hold onto resentment or open up to forgiveness.  

We will see the results of his lessons when Saturn opposes the Taurus planets in the sky now and those planets which you might have in Taurus.   Anyone with planets at 0*- 17* Taurus and Scorpio, as well as Leo and Aquarius, will be very affected by the first two eclipses.     Saturn and the Moon in Scorpio bring up old memories and feelings that need to be honor and let go of.     Venus opposes Saturn on Monday April 22--self-worth is put to the test.   The Sun opposes Saturn on April 28--you might ask yourself, "who am I and what am I here for?'   And on April 30, Mars opposes Saturn in the test of desire.   How much do you desire your new life and what are you willing to do to achieve it?

The Scorpio Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

   This Full Moon eclipse occurs on April 25, 2013 at 12:58pm PDT/ 3:58pm EDT/ 7:58pm GMT.   This is a partial eclipse of the Moon and is visible from most of Asia, Australia, Europe and Africa.   It will not be visible in North and South America.  


   The Sabian symbol for the Sun at 6* Taurus is: Cantilever bridge across a deep gorge.   Dan Rudhyar says that this image "suggests the conquest of separativeness through group cooperation'.   In working together to build a bridge into the "unknown', people overcome our collective obstacles. These are the tests of our evolution as a species.   Taurus' often tends to be independent and doesn't ask for help, so this image from the symbols suggests a new way of creating the Garden for all of us.   Not alone but together.

The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 6* Scorpio is: The Gold Rush tears men away from their native soil.   Rudhyar says, "this is the passionate search for new values which promise a more abundant life.'    This is the symbol of a passion that fires the imagination to make us leave home and the "known' for our dreams and visions. Scorpio looks for the intensity of transformative experiences.   This Moon will be shouting out our secret desires to live more and better by dying to our fears.  

   Together, these two symbols merge into an image of undertaking a collective project--raising our consciousness about global issues--that will take us into our future visions.   We have to decide how we're going to treat each other and work together.     It's time to find your people so you can build your common dream together.

   The Sabian symbol for Saturn at 9* Scorpio is: A Dentist at Work.   It's time to get a grip on what's happening in the world.   We need to expose the rot before we can heal the wound.    We have to heal the patriarchal wounds inflicted on our senses, and take more responsibility for understanding our lives and what we are called to do.

   The Sabian symbol for both the Sun and Venus when they oppose Saturn on April 22 and 28 at 9* Taurus is: A fully decorated Christmas Tree.   What is more magical than our beautifully decorated Christmas tree? We experience this image of renewal and happiness and hope and wishes at the darkest time of year.   It is the Light within the Darkness, the faith in a fruitful future.   Opposite Saturn, we must look at and clear out any doubts about our ability to create a different future than our governments have planned for us.   We the people can rise and make it happen, if we work together.   If we invoke the renewal of life.

   When Mars and Saturn oppose each other, they are perfectly poised at 8*00' of Taurus and Scorpio, so we can use the two symbols for 9* and also go back one symbol and look at 8* Taurus and Scorpio.

   The Sabian symbol for Mars at 8* Taurus is important.   A sleigh on land uncovered by snow.   This symbol urges us to plan ahead when we know we'll have to deal with difficult situations.   We need a future-oriented imagination, one that will work outside the box of convention and use what we know in different contexts.   Mars symbolizes our desire nature as well as our energy and determination, and in Taurus works to build something of lasting value.   Invention and creativity are needed in changing situations.

   The Sabian symbol for Saturn moving back to 8*Scorpio encourages us to relax and reflect on our deepest feelings.   A calm lake bathed in moonlight.   This opens us to higher inspiration.   So let go of fear--it is all in the mind.   Quiet the mind and let the imagination give you the answers.  

   The Sabian symbols for the Moon nodes are telling.   The South Node of the past is located at 17* Taurus:   A symbolic battle between "swords' and "torches'.     In ritual and tarot symbolism, swords symbolize the element of air and of the intellect, and torches or wands indicate the fire element, the creative spark of inspiration.   There is a battle between these two forces.   Perhaps we need to stop the battle and join forces.   In a healthy situation, the elements work together. Our intuition and our intellect can work together if we know their proper use.   Intuition and imagination get us the meaning and answers we need.   Our intellect helps us manifest what we need to do about it.

   The Sabian symbol for the North Node at 17* Scorpio is: A woman, fecundated by her own spirit, is "great with child'.     This is an image of Lady Wisdom, the cosmic woman as the "woman clothed with the Sun, standing on the Moon, crowned with Stars, in labor, giving birth to the Savior.'   The Inner Light of Spirit is driving women to give birth to ourselves and to a new and better world.   The feminine side of men is awakening, and if the women in their lives are awake to the source of their wisdom, the men can learn quickly how to listen as well.

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Cathy Pagano is the author of a new book, "Wisdom's Daughters: How Women Can Change the World". Cathy trained at the C. G. Jung Institut-Zurich in dream interpretation, then got her M.A. in Counseling Psychology in Feminine Spirituality, and along the way became a certified Life Coach. As an astrologer and storyteller, she weaves the Cosmic Stories written in the stars and from The Bard's Grove, comments on emerging archetypal themes in movies. Cathy works with the tools of the imagination - dreams, alchemy, myths, astrology, symbolic language, storytelling, ritual - to awaken the Soul's wisdom.

I believe that Americans are called to a higher consciousness at this point in our history. We are called on to live up to our ideals and create the country our forefathers imagined. Inner consciousness needs to be acted upon for social justice.

Cathy believes that our writers and artists must take up our responsibility to create art that inspires, teaches and heals our humanity.

Cathy writes about political, psychological/spiritual, and cultural issues.

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