“Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night.” Victor Hugo
On May 16 our full Moon will include a complete lunar eclipse. Full moons are always a time for bringing plans to fruition while eclipses are opportunities for change. This particular full moon/eclipse is also a test. While the Sun is in the sign of Taurus, both the Earth and the conjunct Moon are in the sign of Scorpio. Like most opposites these 2 signs rule very similar things. Taurus rules money while Scorpio rules other people’s money. Taurus rules energy such as gasoline, muscular and financial energy while Scorpio rules the energy that gets things done. Taurus rules gripping and squeezing while Scorpio rules blocking and obstructing. And on and on; you get the point. So it goes with all oppositions but these qualities come out more during full moon. Certainly, we can see where these issues of energy and money, obstructing and squeezing are already occurring in our world today. The eclipse may bring this to a head and/or it could show us the change that needs to occur.
When a lunar eclipse occurs, the full moon passes through the Earth’s shadow. The reflection of the Sun, which is what gives the Moon its light, can no longer occur. Gradually the moon gets darker and then it will take on a rusty, blood red color, the color of Scorpio. While Scorpio sometimes gets a bad rap, it is also the sign of rebirth after being tested by going through the fire, while the Earth itself is the planet of transformation. In esoteric astrology the Moon is more about service to humanity and less about emotional reactions. Perhaps we can use this powerful energy of the eclipse to join together in resolving to come out of the global conflicts like the phoenix rising from the fire, immortal and with tears that can heal.
Everyone: This eclipse will be visible all over North America.
MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Dynamic: The ideas and choices are popping!
Direction: You will have to choose one.
Soul Thought: But, beginner beware.
JULY 22 – AUG 22
Dynamic: The duality of life comes so clear this month.
Direction: This or that, here or there, me or you.
Soul Thought: “Stress is caused by being here but wanting to be there.” Eckhart Tolle
NOV 20 – DEC 21
Dynamic: You may be trying to hold onto something that’s trying to break in two.
Direction: Maybe two is better?
Soul Thought: When two become one?
APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Dynamic: The limitations you’ve been experiencing should fall away.
Direction: It might be your tongue which is loosened.
Soul Thought: “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” Carl Jung
AUGUST 22 – SEPT 21
Dynamic: While your face is veiled, you can be anyone.
Direction: Decide: Who do you want to be?
Soul Thought: I Am.
DEC 21 – JAN 20
Dynamic: You will be particularly affected by this eclipse.
Direction: Be prepared for enlightenment.
Soul Thought: Or, Blinded by the light?
MAY 20 – JUNE 20
Dynamic: A powerful time to begin something new.
Direction: Light the fire!
Soul Thought: Who was the first woman?
SEPT 21 – OCT 21
Dynamic: It’s time for the company to move on.
Direction: How do you go on alone?
Soul Thought: Back to the same or on to something new?
JAN 20 – FEB 20
Dynamic: It’s a big shift in energy for you; the eclipse is just a highlight!
Direction: It might be time to become the leader of the group.
Soul Thought: Or at least to lead the way, whether anyone follows or not.
JUNE 20 – July 22
Dynamic: If you feel like a martyr there is good reason for it.
Direction: But it’s still a choice.
Soul Thought: “Life is a matter of choices and every choice you make, makes you.” John Maxwell
OCT 21 – NOV 20
Dynamic: Time to end one thing so you can begin another.
Direction: Do it well.
Soul Thought: Birth is often more painful than death.
FEB 20 – MARCH 21
Dynamic: The affairs of the world suddenly come into focus for you.
Direction: Work with the symbol of initiation.
Soul Thought: “Naked and exposed on the mountaintop.” Dr. Douglas Baker