"Revisiting the Chosen Path" : Operations of the Solar Eclipse at 00'25 of Scorpio, October 23, 2014
The solar eclipse that takes place at 00 degrees of Scorpio on October 23rd, is an opportunity for us to understand the provocative questions that this poem asks. It beckons us with all of the powerful magnitude of the Pluto ruled Scorpion, as his spirit joins with Venus in a hypnotic love trance. He is pulling us in with the sweetest of old time feelings, inviting us back to a time that soothes the soul while nurturing us in a dance that is infused with an analgesic for all of our recent pain. “Let me show you the way”, he says, as he injects us with Neptune’s secret psychotropic medication. The North Node conjunct the Mercury RX in Scorpio, is the sign that this hypnotic trance over the next six months, leads us or keeps us, where we need to be. For this aspect, I am grateful, because I trust the intervention of the NN. It allows us to fall gracefully into this plan, willing to learn what it is that we must in order to reach a different level of success. Indeed the NN says here, that our newest information related to the past, is the way forward in our purpose. We need this information that we have forgotten, in order to forge ahead.
Solar eclipses bring forward change that will unfold over a six month period. I, for one, am pleased with the positive inclinations of this eclipse. If we have to make new moves, at least we are so caught up in our dreams of progression that we are able to woo these changes without the fear factor taking over. Venus conjunct this eclipse really promises that loving opportunities await for most of us. Of course, Pluto and Uranus continue to war, as Uranus in Aries wants new opportunities for equality and progression, even if that requires battle. All of this background noise says that is still an area of our lives that requires adjustment. However, with this eclipse there is a joint effort to solve problems, as told with the eclipse in production with Venus, which is Pluto’s true partner.
This eclipse offers a profound opportunity for investigation. Scorpio pokes and prods digging deep for answers that can provide solutions. If you are spiritually connected, the trine from Neptune supporting this eclipse conjunct Venus, will offer you the ability to recognize deeply loving support from your angels, guides and those who have passed over. You see, they are really there at all times. Human consciousness has not accepted a new modality of thought, which includes the totality of existence which is comprised of physical existence and layered with spiritual existence. In working with our guides, we are able to realize that we are never alone. Spirituality is interconnected with us, progressing the divinity of our being, which is a reflection of The All, which we are a part of. This eclipse will offer a great spiritual awakening for some, an education for true existence. When you see Neptune positively affecting an eclipse, it is an opportunity to take note of divine timing involved. Ask questions of your spiritual counterparts and they will come through for you.
The Sabian Symbol for this eclipse is mostly related to the first degree of Scorpio which describes: “A sightseeing bus filled with tourists.” Have you ever ridden such a thing? They are usually loud, sweaty rides and are located in places associated with adventure. You don’t know exactly how to get to your destination or all of the facts, so you have enlisted the driver for direction and knowledge. More than that, you are willing to put up with the hassle to see the spectacle at the end. The previous events from September to October may have pushed you to make these plans that take place over the next six months, but the eclipse is the driver of your tour bus. The actions that you take around October 23rd, are going to drive you to the next level of opportunity. With Jupiter trine Uranus during the eclipse, your decisions may be sudden and the action may seem like you are stepping out on a limb. This is why I say that I am thankful we have been drugged by Neptune for this occasion. We are being spiritually led to make these decisions and I believe that a sense of peace will prevail.
Scorpios are often noted for the ability to manipulate events for wrongdoing. They often get a bad rep because their intuitive and psychic abilities when used for lower energies, can certainly sting. If you have ever been engulfed in their waves of pain, you have certainly felt this. Yet, if Scorpio uses their powers (and they do have some, trust me) for the highest levels of consciousness, then they take on the spirit of the Eagle. They can be the most uplifting, generous people and they can transform the world around them with their intuitive, methodical actions. This is the phoenix rising from the ashes, able to take the depths of hurt and transform it into diamond stepping stones for success. During the next six months, we will be offered such an opportunity in the area that Scorpio rules according to our solar/natal charts. It is important that we use this transformative energy and not fall prey to lower energies. Those souls who are not evolved may use this energy to “get high” literally as Neptune rules drugs, blood, poisons, gasses, and all bodies of water. The veil of Neptune allows our total consciousness to blend, and many are not aware of these abilities. Therefore, they become entranced in this energy and may become caught up in escapist tendencies.
At the time of the eclipse, Mars is finishing up the final degrees of sociable Sagittarius, and is preparing for entry into Capricorn, which over the next few weeks will have us visiting all of the issues of tension that aren’t working in our lives. Yet, the chart of the eclipse, a photo of change over the next six months, captions Mars’ placement for the action for Jupiter ruled areas of faith, hope, expansion, growth, opportunity, travel, generosity, adventure and spirituality. We will actively engage in these areas around the eclipse and in the months after. Whatever we are to manifest in our lives, we are doing so on the hope of a new opportunity that alleviates our current needs.
As Mercury is retrograde at eclipse time, this tells us that our ideas revolving around these actions of opportunity involve revisiting the past, and are interconnected with themes of joy and love. Yet, the actual news of opportunity or communication breakthroughs of the eclipse may not take place until November 9th-12th. Mercury, which turns direct October 25th, (when you may first implement or make a decision about these plans), will cross the degree of the eclipse on November 9th, and surpass the 2 degree mark where it first went retrograde in October. If the retrograde had you revisiting your current situation before making plans for new opportunities, more information will arrive then.
Putting it all together for YOU: The house in your natal chart that the Mercury RX and solar eclipse will be the area that you need to revisit. IS there an idea, person, pattern or project from the past that can be useful to your future success in the same area? In looking as these past components, who or what makes you feel most loved? What hobbies or past times do you enjoy most? What surrounded your happiest events in life in this house? What are your future goals in this area? Know that whatever of the past that you feel is valuable, will be up for review over the next six months. During this time, you will move forward to a new future that only contains the valuable factors of the past with you. After all, Pluto and Uranus will spar again in December, and what is not truly valuable, will make itself known with the same old negativity that has been present since 2008. After this winter revelation, April will equip you with the final energy to successfully and finally tear away the old, allowing a new phase of life to truly begin.
Look for the eclipse energy to show up from October 22nd forward with particular news available on the 25th and especially on November 9th-12th. It is best to wait until after Mercury goes direct on the 25th, and I would wait two days after to implement action towards a decision made during that time.
Here is a short synopsis of how the eclipse may manifest in your own life:
Aries- Your 8th house (joint finances, sex life, death, debt, divorce, surgery, trust, obsessions) sector is up for review. With Venus conjunct this eclipse, more income may be in store, or a new spending phase begins. What lessons have you learned in these areas that will support you in the future? Neptune’s energy here comes from a secret source such as a hospital, secret love, holiday or therapy.
Taurus-Your 7th house (Parents, partners, all relationship bound contracts, long term relationships) sector is up for review. Venus, your ruling planet is conjunct this eclipse, so that the next 6 months may see you revisiting your marriage, finding a lucrative partnership in business or reviving a past relationship. Neptune’s influence here sets up these situations with social events.
Gemini- Your 6th house (health, work, service, daily schedule, and pets) sector is up for review. With Venus present here in conjunction with the eclipse, you may find yourself in a behind the scenes relationship at work, or alternatively, an undercover matter at work promotes your service within your career. Watch out for overeating within the next 6 months as Venus will stoke your craving for sweet things. What allies or service at work have you provided in the past? What exercise programs worked for you before?
Cancer- Your 5th house (romance, children, creativity, and inner child) sector is up for review. Is there something in the past that you can learn from your children? Do you have enough romance in your life? Who or what brings you the power of joy? Over the next six months, this information will emerge and stoke your future projects, romantic relationships and energize your relationships with your children. With Neptune’s alignment with this eclipse, activities with children and romance, may come from school related activities, the internet or travel.
Leo- Your 4th house (home, family, and real-estate) requires you to revisit contributions to your past foundations. When did you last feel secure? What is the state of your security in the future? Are issues continually adding up within your home, so that you need to move? Neptune from your 8th of other people’s money and resources, may lend you a hand.
Virgo- Your 3rd house (siblings, community, communication, short distance travel, and learning) requires you to think about the way that you communicate with those around you. Reviewing past scenarios of communication with the people that you surround yourself with, will give you a new perspective on your communication needs in the future. Neptune’s support from your parents and partner’s sector may help to facilitate opening up a new door for information and communication.
Libra- Your 2nd house income, self-esteem) requires an update. Mercury retro will ask you to revisit the income that you bring in, perhaps assessing how this income will fare for you in the future. In order to initiate new changes, you must raise your level of confidence. Neptune’s trine indicates a flow of opportunity from your place of employment or through service to others.
Scorpio- The eclipse falls directly upon your 1st house (self, ego, needs, and role in relationships). This eclipse will be more personal to you than to others. With Venus conjunct the eclipse, an important relationship may become your focus. You may feel deeply loving to your partner, as you take a trip down memory lane. Your focus is on your own needs, and the next six months will help you to realize if needs of both you and your partner are being met. Neptune’s influence on this eclipse, hands you the romantic influence that you need to get you ‘drunk on love.’
Sagittarius- The eclipse highlights your 12th house ( secrets, hospitals, confinement, emotional baggage, illness, spirituality).The Mercury Rx has had you to revisit some of your secrets, your old mental demons and bring you more in touch with your own spirituality. Within the next six months, you will realize what mental and physical ailments still require healing. If secrets exist, they may come forward now. Neptune’s presence here offers some healing support from your family. Don’t count out loved ones that have crossed over.
Capricorn- The Mercury RX and eclipse occur in your 11th house (friends, groups of people, foreign people, organizations). How many friends have supported you in the past? Are you contemplating becoming involved with a different organization, yet still feel ties to the old or current organization? A new beginning is to be initiated within this area in the next six months, so by reviewing your past associations, you will be better equipped to move forward with new networks. Neptune’s support offers you a lick tongue in this situation. You may also find groups to support you that are involved with spirituality, addiction or health care.
Aquarius- The eclipse focuses on your 10th house (career, reputation, and lifestyle). Are you living the life that you have hoped for? Who or what is blocking your road to success? Are there past connections related to your career or location that can offer you current support in your career endeavors? Check back over these connections. The stepping stone to your new life could be found through the help of others. Income opportunities will be supportive of the new career that you want to build, so perhaps you will find work in medical facility, rehab, or other health care facility. Your new location or career may take place near a body of water. Some of you may be retiring overseas or spending time at a holiday location.
Pisces- The eclipse occurs in your 9th house (travel, legal, academia, internet, publishing, belief system) sector. Perhaps you are re-considering travel plans or rethinking legal or academic opportunities. An element of the past is at play here as these areas become your focus over the next six months. I believe that these areas will benefit you greatly and you will be at peace with the decisions that you make in these 9th house endeavors.
I will leave you to reflect upon this beautiful poem by Robert Frost (1874–1963).
The Road Not Taken
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost (1874–1963).