Today’s Lunar Eclipse occurs at 10:34 am PDT (1:34 pm EDT) in Scorpio. At 14 degrees Scorpio 58 minutes this lunar eclipse brings us all to a heightened sense of our emotional inner tides. With the Sun in Taurus and the Earth creating a shadow on the moon the feelings are intense in the middle of the fixed sign. When any planetary transits mark the middle degrees of any sign, as this lunar eclipse does, it is solidly emphasized and in that state of expression. In fixed signs consider it like the height of stubbornness or heels digging in and no thought to budge from its place. Where are your hidden dragons holding you back?
The south node with this lunar eclipse is about letting go. Many may not realize what it is they are releasing but it can be amplified like the desire or instinct to protect while Mars is in Cancer (Mars co-rules Scorpio). Pluto in Aquarius square the lunar nodes heightened for the recent standstill from its retrograde. How is intimacy challenged in your life? The sign Scorpio seeks to merge with the other to metamorphosis for its soul growth. It dies to the ego again and again to become the phoenix. So much of the symbolism draws our attention to the process of releasing fixed emotional constructs that are conditioned from something we have experienced perhaps repeatedly. Uranus in Taurus is acting like our divine awakener during this eclipse with energy that manifests suddenly. Breaking patterns abruptly is part of this lunar eclipse.
Venus in Gemini is separating from the square from Neptune in Pisces, so another challenging aspect for relationships and friends and loves will feel the drift and may be navigating a confusing time period. Clarity is challenging with Mercury in Taurus retrograde at 8 degrees 57 minutes closely connected to the lunar nodes. Friends can work things out or help one another, it just requires allowing space for the emotions to flow and not attaching to them to continue any patterns or to not set anything new emerging into habit either. A gentle reminder of the power of the present moment. Often times we are stuck in patterns, Uranus is useful for breaking them so we may emerge into something fresh for our own growth.
Mars in Cancer is protective, but it also has amplified challenges with boundaries with the water element emphasized at this moment. Consider the power of your inner feelings and your intuition. How can you improve your awareness and listening? Especially listening to both the inner world and the outer world what information you get from the environment that you can FEEL. We all have the potential to have our inner gut tell us when something is not right for us and that signals us to stop or leave and more. Listen closely as anything whispering from within you to observe and message you that there is something that is now right or not in alignment for your highest being on all planes. We all can work on accessing this part of ourselves by asking our guides to help us feel and sense more. Practicing these skills is valuable for your own wellness. Mars trine with Neptune in Pisces is a path of no boundaries. Imagine water moving down a path and it damages a lot because there isn’t anything to stop or slow the flow. That is the image that comes to mind for Mars in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces trine. The access to the psyche around self and safety, something we experience or experienced may activate this part of our psyches.
Jupiter is nearing the end of its time in Aries. In about eleven days Jupiter makes its ingress into Taurus. The cardinal sign of Aries is magnified with Jupiter’s presence and in the process, the square with Pluto in Aquarius is intensified as it applies to it. Jupiter is benefic but I have observed that it also simply amplifies the energy. Sudden dynamic energy is magnified, and outward within a yang sign ruled by Mars. Bursts of energy with Jupiter in Aries will be appreciated for activities, however with Mars in Cancer it may not have an enduring quality and may actually move energy in the body that gets expressed emotionally as well. How might you nurture your needs for safety and feeling protected?
Saturn in Pisces creates a trine (easy flow or open access) by sign with Mars in Cancer and the Moon in Scorpio at the eclipse. Water elements are emphasized. I cannot help but sense the benefit music has on us during this time. If you have felt stuck on anything and need a good cry, find a movie that helps you unstick it to let it flow, and get it out. I love the way cinema arts help us all in feelings and moving emotions. It behaves like a good cleanse! We simply have to carve out the time for this for ourselves. Sometimes it is better to go solo for these emotional flow sessions as I call them. How many of us do this fairly regularly? I seek out music and movies that will absolutely move things emotionally for me, because I know when I do it helps me process anything that comes from the feeling and I take note in my journals. I often then self-nurture with flowers and beauty in my livings spaces. It revitalizes me in ways that nothing else does.
Pluto in Aquarius also emphasizes our individual selves within a group. We are individuals that powerfully are participating in life with multiple souls. It is a good exercise to ponder what groups you are participating in and how you are active in your life. It helps us see our spheres of influence with others, from our family of origin, our created families, our working life – day jobs and additional work we do from our hearts to our beliefs and ideas that others also have that are similar, to political groups, community groups, groups of souls we gather with that we call “our tribe”, we have multiple groups where our individual role can be perceived different from all these various angles of observation. Pluto in Aquarius is a 20-year cycle and over this period of time, I think more and more each person will realize how they as an individual bring so much energy and light to the whole. Knowing that is our evolutionary path of the collective I share this reminder, surrendering is okay to shed what was for what is becoming. It is okay to allow for something new to emerge in every single soul. It is hard especially when we are attached deeply to something or someone. But it is part of our evolutionary journey. There are things I think as part of the mystery of living that we are participating in together and what emerges is needed for wherever we are evolving. Allow it to be my dear friends. Life is calling us all forward to see more of how we are uniquely important and breathing this path together.
Bless this moment. Namaste.