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The moon is currently in Taurus

Scorpio Solar Eclipse November 13, 2012

The November 13, 2012 solar eclipse falls at 22 degrees Scorpio.  It is Saros number 133 in the Saros Series 15 North.  The first eclipse in this series occurred on July 13, 1219.  A solar eclipse in this series will occur every 18 years at the north node of the moon.  A solar eclipse at near 22 degrees Scorpio last occurred on November 13, 1993.  The last eclipse in Saros Series 15 North occurred November 3, 1994 at 10 degrees Scorpio. 

By looking back at those dates, you can determine a little bit of how the energy of this solar eclipse will affect you.  Be careful in your interpretation though, because the transiting planets are different now.  Think about what was important in your life at that time.  How are you different today from how you were in 1993 and 1994.  What have you learned since that time?  Where did you make headway and where did you slide backwards?  Most importantly, ask yourself what do I have to do now to move towards what I want to do and be at this time.

Overall, the tone of the eclipse is about travelling a new path and/or taking on a new role in life.  Transformation (Scorpio) is the key word for the eclipse.  Be prepared for some sadness and maybe a sense of upheaval and disorientation as people and things leave your life.  Some of the changes could come from out of the blue so it is best to be prepared, as best you can, for the unexpected.  However, this eclipse has an optimistic tone about it.  As you leave that which is no longer working behind, and embark on the new path with responsibility, blessings will eventually manifest in your life.

For those of you who feel stuck, this eclipse may bring to light your deepest desires, worse fears and, as a result, a feeling of frustration with life and the status quo.  Just know that the eclipse will help expose and heal those things that are holding you back if you work with it.

When the Eclipse Falls on Your Planets:  You will feel the effects of the eclipse most strongly when the eclipse is conjunct, square or opposed to any natal planet.  That is, if you have a planet or angle (Ascendant, IC, Descendant or MC) at 17 to 27 degrees Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus or Leo, that planet or angle will be affected by the eclipse energy.  The house holding your natal planet will give you more information.

Eclipse on Your Sun.  You will be noticed by others.  You may need to make a crucial decision.  Positive effects can bring rewards and your sense of personal power can improve.  Negative effects can bring about an identity crisis, with an all time low self image and feelings of inferiority.  Dealings with your father come into focus. 

Eclipse on Your Moon.  An eclipse on your moon could bring about new living arrangements and changes with family members.  Relationships with women are highlighted.  You may become more introspective and private with widely fluctuating emotions.  Negative emotions can have an adverse effect on your digestion, stomach and the fluid balance of the body.

Eclipse on Your Mercury.  It may be time to let go of an idea that didn’t work, or conversely, to take an idea you have had for awhile and run with it.  However, because Mercury is now retrograde you may want to wait until it goes direct on November 27 to implement important conversations or ideas.  It can indicate a job change and increased interactions with siblings and neighbors. 

Eclipse on Your Venus.  This solar eclipse can bring an emphasis on money matters, earnings, material assets and your day to day comfort (or lack thereof).  There could be sudden attractions (possibly karmic) or separations, especially as it relates to love relationships.  If Venus is in your career house, it could bring benefits in the career area.

Eclipse on Your Mars.  A long-brewing conflict can come into focus.  Beware of becoming over-stimulated and aggravated under a Mars/Eclipse aspect.  Positively, you can become energized so that you can start or finish an important project.

Eclipse on Your Jupiter.  An eclipsed Jupiter can give you a sense of confidence and motivation—“I can take on the world.”  If so, beware over extending yourself and/or taking on too much risk.  You may question old spiritual or philosophical beliefs, or wish to refine those beliefs.  You may attract material goods, spiritual growth or teachers, and blessings.  It may bring lots of travel or expose you to higher learning of some kind.

Eclipse on Your Saturn.  An eclipse to Saturn brings professional and business concerns into focus and can bring more stability in career matters in the long-term.  Because of the nature of solar eclipses, you may have to give something up to achieve this. You may find a mentor, or an older person who has beneficial advice for you.  It could highlight a need to take care of your bones, teeth and skeletal structure.

Eclipse on Your Uranus.  Breaking chains—exciting times are ahead!  You must learn to be flexible and handle change, but it can bring a new sense of freedom and excitement.  It may bring a person into your life that will have a profound and positive effect on you.

Eclipse on Your Neptune.  An eclipse on Neptune can bring inspiration, spirituality, creativity and bliss.  Or, it can bring addiction, confusion and delusion.  Choose wisely.

Eclipse on Your Pluto.  Most certainly will bring lasting changes to your life.  It may feel like the rug is pulled out from under you, but long-term can set you on a better path.  Can bring intense, complicated relationship matters or power struggles and confrontations.

Eclipse on Your Chart Angles.  An eclipse on your ascendant can change your appearance and how you think about yourself; on your IC you may question your family ties and/or early life foundation; on your descendant it may bring relationship changes; and on your midheaven will bring changes in career and public standing.

Lunar Eclipse June 4, 2012

On 4 June 2012, there will be a partial lunar eclipse. The eclipsed Moon will be at 14 degrees Sagittarius, opposing the Sun/Venus conjunction at 14 degrees Gemini. The eclipsed Moon and the Sun will be forming a T-square to Mars in Virgo.

This eclipse will mainly affect those with planets or angles (ascendant, descendant, IC and midheaven) between 9 and 19 degrees in the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces). 

You may also be affected if you have planets at 30 degrees (semi-sextile), 45 degrees (semi-square), 60 degrees (sextile), 120 degrees (trine), or 150 degrees (inconjunct) from 14 degrees Sagittarius or Gemini.  However, the effect will most likely not be as dramatic with these aspects.

Moon Opposing the Sun/Venus Conjunction

There is an inherent tug of war in all oppositions.  A lunar eclipse will always point out conflicts between the head and the heart.  Here, with the Moon in Sagittarius, there is a need for deep reflection and understanding, perhaps on a spiritual level.  The Sun in Gemini wants more facts, more information, more stimulation, but doesn’t really want to take the time to understand anything on a deep level. 

The Moon’s opposition to Venus asks you to reconcile the difference between the external appearance and the inner, emotional knowing.  Also, are your deep, emotional needs in tune with the value system you are using?  The Moon shows what we need emotionally, while Venus reflects our values.  It is very easy to get caught up in the values of the external world to the extent that we ignore our own inner voice.

Venus Transiting the Face of the Sun

On June 5, 2012, immediately after the eclipse, the Earth, Venus and the Sun will be conjunct  at 15 degrees Gemini and we will be able to see Venus crossing the face of the sun in silhouette.  These unique Venus transits come in pairs eight years apart, but the pairs only occur every 100-plus years.  The last time this happened was in June 2004. The next one will occur in the year 2117. 

This adds considerable Venusian energy to the eclipse dynamics.  Though it is happening a day after the eclipse, it is still very strong.  With Venus retrograde, relationship dynamics are under considerable strain. 

Sun and Moon Square Mars in Virgo

Though this eclipse is somewhat mild compared to others, there could be definite upsets in the area of relationships.  The Moon and Venus rule women and the Sun and Mars are masculine.  Mars in Virgo square the Gemini Sun and Sagittarius Moon could bring angry, picky fights, with emotional hurt feelings and with neither partner taking the time to understand the other.  My best advice would be to avoid hasty words and quick, biting retorts during this eclipse period.

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I will be offering mini eclipse readings on a limited basis for $25 for a 20 minute reading. Because I can only do a limited number of these mini readings, all readings will be on a first come, first served basis.

Schedule your reading by sending an email to
astroclasses@yahoo.com
or by leaving a message at (720) 362-3305.


May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse in Gemini

I will first take a quick look at this eclipse in the context of its historical “roots” and then give you an idea of how the eclipse could relate to you and your chart.  Though many of you are very fearful of eclipses, they do not always bring dire events.  They do bring change.  Learning to deal effectively with the changes in your life is a valuable skill to help you navigate the rough spots.  Astrology is an outstanding tool to help you develop this skill.

Historical Information of Saros Series 14 South

The May 20, 2012 eclipse belongs to the Saros Series 14 South.  Every eclipse belongs to a “series.”  The eclipse that started this series occurred on August 29, 984 A.D. An eclipse carrying the signature of Saros 14 South will occur every 18 years. 

The original eclipse featured Jupiter on the midpoint of the new Moon/Pluto, with the new Moon on the midpoint of Mercury/Pluto and also on the midpoint of Mars/Saturn.  A planet on the midpoint of two other planets acts like a conjunction, combining the energy of all three planets. It is important to understand the planetary energy from the eclipse that started this Saros Series, because the energy carries over into the present eclipse as an overlay. 

Planetary Contacts of the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse

The current, May 20, 2012, eclipse sun and moon fall at zero degrees Gemini and are square Neptune in Pisces at 03 degrees.  Gemini’s ruler, Mercury is at 22 degrees Taurus conjunct Jupiter.  In addition, the eclipse falls on the fixed star Alcyone, which is at zero degrees Gemini in the Pleiades star cluster. 

This solar eclipse will especially impact those with planets at early degrees of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Pisces and Sagittarius).  Because the eclipse is at zero degrees, it will also impact those who have planets around 27 to 30 degrees of the preceding fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius).  In addition, those with planets around 22 degrees of Taurus may feel some effect, especially as it relates to communication and/or earning money from some sort of communication.

How the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse Will Affect You

We must first start with the energy from the original eclipse of Saros 14 South:  Because of the Jupiter contact (expansion) with the New Moon (fresh start) and Pluto (power), this eclipse family tends to bring success after a period of hard work (Saturn contact).  The Moon-Mercury-Pluto contact brings the possibility of an obsessive (Pluto) idea (Mercury) finally being accepted (Jupiter).  During this eclipse, pushing for your ideas (even ones that have been ignored over and over) could bring an eventual breakthrough.  For instance, now is the time to rework that resume or business proposal and present it once again to finally have it noticed. 

Some caution is in order because of Mars in combination with Pluto.  Push too hard and you could have a case of “immovable object meets the brick wall” (Pluto) with overtones of anger (Mars) and even violence (Pluto).

Both solar and lunar eclipses denote a time of change.  Every solar eclipse falls on a new moon, so every solar eclipse is about starting something new and beginning a time of growth.  However, in order to start something new we must give up that which is no longer working for us.  This is where the pain often comes in.  For instance, a relationship that is no longer working must either be completely rejuvenated and rebuilt (Pluto) or it must be left behind to make room for a new relationship (new Moon).

Because the eclipse falls in Gemini, there is a very big emphasis on communication.  You are being called to communicate in a new way.  The way you have been communicating in the past may not be working.  Or, maybe you need to put more emphasis on communicating.  For those of you with a strong Gemini/Sagittarius emphasis in your chart—it may be time to go to the next level with your communication skills (writing, speaking, teaching, publishing, etc.).  Gemini’s ruler, Mercury (communication), at 22 degrees Taurus (a money and security sign) conjunct Jupiter (expansion) also gives the green light to such activities. The planetary wind is at your back and will help you along to the degree that you are willing to give up the habits or thoughts that have held you back.

The eclipse sun and moon are square Neptune at 3 degrees Pisces.  With a square to Neptune (illusion, delusion) things may not be as they seem.  Be especially aware of self deception and of others who want to deceive you.  Be sure that your anti-virus software and your computer firewall are working. Drug and alcohol use is most definitely not advised at this time. However, it is an especially good time to meditate and to get in touch with your spiritual side. 

The eclipse conjunct the fixed star Alcyone in the Pleiades cautions you to only be concerned about your own progress­, ­­­ not what others are or are not doing.  The story of the Pleiades is a story of seven sisters who were in competition with one another to the extent that it brought the downfall of all of them.  It also speaks to letting go of our attachment to the people, places, or situations that have passed from our lives and to move on and to forge better and stronger bonds in a new way.  For instance if you are still emotionally (Moon) tied to a relationship that ended a long time ago, now is an excellent time to let go of it and to move on (Alcyone).

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I will be offering mini eclipse readings on a limited basis for $25 for a 20 minute reading. Because I can only do a limited number of these mini readings, all readings will be on a first come, first served basis.

Schedule your reading by sending an email to
astroclasses@yahoo.com
or by leaving a message at (720) 362-3305.


Full Moon Lunar Eclipse December 10, 2011 in Gemini

The moon in this full moon lunar eclipse falls at 18 degrees in the sign of Gemini with the eclipse Sun at 18 degrees Sagittarius.  Communication (Gemini) and speaking your truth (Sagittarius) are in the spotlight.  With Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, retrograde at 4 degrees Sagittarius at the time of the eclipse and with the Sun in Sagittarius, we must be mindful of how we speak that truth.  Mercury retrograde can garble our words and the Sun in Sagittarius can cause uncensored words that can be hurtful to others.  In addition the eclipse is square (challenge) transiting Mars (aggression, anger, action), a classic configuration for “hasty words long regretted.”

Obviously, the days around the eclipse are not a good time to hold important discussions, especially those in which hurt feelings or righteous anger could result. 

It is much better to use this time to become aware of your own truth to yourself.  Many of you are going through rather difficult Pluto transits (deep transformation) that often involve loss of all your carefully built structures such as jobs, relationships and a clear sense of self.  Though Pluto transits can be devastating, they are useful in getting rid of those things in our life that no longer serve us or that have served their purpose.  

This lunar eclipse is an excellent time to deeply consider how you wish to rebuild the structure of your life.  That is, what worked in the past but no longer works?  What can I salvage and what should I let go of.  What would I really like my life to look like now and in the future?  How can I take baby steps toward that life? 

Need ideas on how to make your life better?  This lunar eclipse highlighting the Gemini/Sagittarius axis is ideal for finding new inspiration.  Spend some time meditating on new ideas.  When Mercury becomes direct after December 14th you can begin to try these new ideas and to put the good ones into action. 

New Years eve will be a powerful time when Mercury transits over the eclipse point of 18 degrees Sagittarius.  When an eclipse point is activated by a transit the power of that planet is added to the eclipse dynamics.  In this case, it is an even stronger emphasis on communication and truth.  However, on New Year’s eve Mercury is direct, not retrograde as it was previously.  It is time to put your ideas into action. 

Remember that square of the December 10 lunar eclipse to transiting Mars?  By December 31, 2011, Mars is partile (within one degree) of an exact square of the eclipse point.  It would be wise to continue to watch your words and actions so that you do not stir up unnecessary trouble.  However, the good news of a Mars square is that you will be challenged to put your ideas into action.  Good ideas along with action can go a long way to propel you toward your goals!