“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” ― Eckhart Tolle
The Scorpio eclipse full moon falls at 5 degrees of Scorpio and the eclipse Sun falls at 5 degrees of Taurus in this April 25, 2013 lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse always falls on a full moon and it always creates an opposition aspect between the Sun (our forward-moving urge to be) and the Moon (our tender emotional body and the things we feel we need). An opposition aspect creates a dynamic tension. An opposition between the Sun and Moon pits our rational mind (Sun) against our emotional, primal feeling of need (Moon). In this particular eclipse the tension is even stronger than usual because the Sun and Moon are in opposition in the signs of Taurus and Scorpio.
In addition, the Moon (emotion, what we feel we need) is conjunct Saturn (limitation and responsibility). The Sun (our conscious mind and rationality) is conjunct Mars (anger and the urge for action), while it opposes the Saturn/Moon conjunction. This sets up a situation in which we may feel emotionally needy and vulnerable (Moon/Saturn) but also feel like we must act (Mars) to defend our self image (Sun). It would be best to tread lightly and not try to fix relationship or family problems while the eclipse energy is strong.
Taurus is a sign that likes comfort and security. As a general rule, those with a strong Taurus signature in their chart (Sun, Moon, Ascendant or chart ruler) don’t like to take chances. They may stay put, even when some movement and change in their life might be beneficial.
The sign of Scorpio, while not welcoming change with open arms, is the sign of transformation. Because of that, there is strong survivor energy in the sign of Scorpio. Scorpios deal with chaos better than any other sign in the Zodiac. If I were ever caught in a burning building, I would hope that there was a Scorpio nearby to lead me to safety. Because of this, Scorpios are willing to set up a situation where the normal definition of security is nowhere to be found, even though they are a fixed sign and do not inherently welcome change.
What this means to those of you who are strongly affected by the eclipse, is that if you are in a situation that you know is no longer in your best interest, there will most likely be a war going on within you as to whether you should stay or go—or bail out—or dig in your heals. The question to ask yourself is: “Am I willing to go through the chaos and uncertainty brought about by change in order to make a better life for myself?” The potential change can show up in conditions around relationships, material goods, or ideas and philosophies. Change causes discomfort wherever it is found; but it also can bring about a more positive life situation.
The people most strongly affected by this eclipse are those with planets from zero to 12 degrees of Taurus, Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius. Those with planets in the last two degrees of Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn may also feel its effect. If the eclipse strongly affects you, it is best that you make the changes that you know are in your best interests, because the strong eclipse energy will sometimes move you along unwillingly.
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