Mosaic Artist Rachel Sager Lynch “Here Be Dragons”
First, a reminder of the power of an eclipse from Stephanie Austin;
“Light encodes information. Every second, our Earth receives three billion megawatts of electromagnetic energy from the Sun. During an eclipse, these photon currents are disrupted, and gravitational pulls are increased; old matrices dissolve and new pathways open. Even a partial eclipse of the Sun, such as this one, alters and reboots our consciousness. Solar eclipses are thus extra-powerful New Moons, which signal a major ending and beginning in at least one area of our life.”
This week I am using the Scorpio Eclipse chart to construct horoscopes for each sign. The unusual eclipse aligns the Sun, Moon, and Venus at the critical 0 degree of Scorpio. Critical degrees emphasize the characteristics of a sign – as if Scorpio really needs any emphasis. 🙂 She’s known for being a very effective “attention-grabber” in any degree. Her ultimate goal is healing, but she has all kinds of ways – treachery, shock, seductiveness, and death among them – of returning us to something more vibrant. This is NOT the gentle genius of Venus in Libra. Her time is up as Scorpio advances to center stage.
It is worth remembering now, that contellationally-speaking (I’m inventing words) Antares is an incredibly gigantic red star. She is the heart of the Scorpion in the sky. The Scorpion’s heart is bigger than the heart of the Lion… and Leo is known for his big heart. Scorpio overflows with love – tough love maybe, but a powerfully transformative kind of love. A love that saves us.
Being receptive to healing requires a willingness to release old ways. Most of us resist that. But under this eclipse we may find it especially challenging to continue to tread some well-worn path. To be able to continue with sameness, we may have to emotionally distort ourselves beyond all recognition, but that remains a choice.
Because Venus is intricately involved in this New Moon Eclipse, a return to balance and vibrancy, particularly within relationships, is the gift. That may involve a process that proceeds in stages, or it may happen in an instant. Whatever the impact it is related to the October 24th, 1995 eclipse in the same degree and sign. It is a loss that makes room for new life.
I will define that more specifically for each sign and recommend intentions that are, of course, only suggestions.
This week it has been especially difficult to compact the magnitude of the astrology currently in force into a few sentences. If you would like something more detailed and specific, consider a personal natal reading or update if it’s been awhile.
Here’s to being receptive, even when the “healing gift” comes wrapped in pain, blood, gore, tombstones, skeletons, and ghosts. In retrospect those are usually the best gifts.
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AQUARIUS (January 21-February 21)
Aquarius has been deeply wounded in the area of life dealing with priorities, values, self-worth, and financial security. He has been rendered dependent and powerless is some way and needs to recover his ability to control his life. The Scorpio eclipse seems to have him questioning his direction in life. At the same time dependencies keep him locked in a prison of his own making, helped along by a controlling partner possibly. Aquarius seems to be leading a less vibrant life than would otherwise be possible due to inner fears related to achievement, taking ownership of his authority and expertise, exposing his true ambitions, and providing a solid foundation for himself. In the marketplace, Aquarius often feels at a competitive disadvantage for no obvious reason. Accessing the source of these fears may be difficult but the Scorpio eclipse provides him with plenty of incentives to do so. What seems important as well is Aquarius’s ability to connect with the needs of his community in some humanely sensitive way. His life is an example of how community efforts and friendships can be elevated to benefit the world. Intentions set might involve accessing inner fears, asking for wisdom and courage, and following any intuitive guidance provided.
PISCES (February 21-March 21)
For Pisces, the Scorpio eclipse highlights broader perspectives, beliefs that give life meaning, freedom, the future, and higher education. It is possible to imagine the student questioning his choice of majors, the priest questioning his beliefs, the foreigner wondering if he should return home, the eternal optimist finding himself depressed, or a once promising future now in shambles. What seems necessary is a new perspective and a search for new meaning and purpose. An open mind is critical. Honest communication is mandatory. The wound that needs to be healed is one related to the physical body, or a lack of confidence in style approach or appearance. Independence that has been undermined or sacrificed in some way, or a relationship role that feels demeaning or disempowering is deeply wounding. What is needed is the release of some fear related to a sense of belonging, fear of rejection of your most creative gifts, or the need to censor what is most unique about the self to avoid rejection. Intentions set might revolve around developing your most unique and unusual talents and offering those in some new and courageous ways to friends, groups, or the community.