Scorpio Solar Eclipse – October 23, 2014
A solar eclipse will occur at 00 degrees, 24 minutes Scorpio at 2:56 pm PDT, on October 23, 2014. Solar eclipses happen when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. The center of the New Moon’s shadow will pass above the North Pole creating a partial solar eclipse. The eclipse will be visible at sunrise in Eastern Russia and Japan and at sunset across most of North America. About 55% of the Sun will be covered by the Moon. As with all solar eclipses; take care to use proper viewing techniques.
As we know, eclipses happen near the same degree every 19 years. On October 23, 1995, a total solar eclipse occurred at 00 degrees 15 minutes Scorpio. Reflect on what was going on at that time. The eclipses of October 2014 are closing the book on those events and concerns. We are moving on. If you have planets in the first 10 degrees of Scorpio you will be especially stimulated by this eclipse. Everyone else should look at the house where Scorpio falls in your natal chart. There’s something for everyone at this eclipse. I guarantee it.
New Moons are a time to set intentions. Eclipses finalize one chapter and begin a new one. Scorpio demands transformation: BIRTH – DEATH – REBIRTH – BIRTH – DEATH – REBIRTH – BIRTH – DEATH – REBIRTH – on and on and on….. Relentless and inexhaustible. Could it be clearer what our next steps entail? The true wealth and precious riches of this earth are found underground. Gold, silver, copper, diamonds, rubies, oil, water, iron, natural gas, and salt must all be mined or brought to the surface in one manner or another. Hopefully, the examinations and inventories begun at the urging of the planetary energies at the lunar eclipse two weeks ago have led to this process of “spiritual mining”.
Scorpio requires us to go deep – to wade in way past our comfort zones to where there is no light and our feet no longer touch bottom. Scorpio demands to know if you’re in or you’re out. 00 degrees Scorpio is just another name for Ground Zero. This is no f**king around. This is serious stuff. I have seen the difference between Libra and Scorpio described as: Libra – sunny day at the park with one’s friends and loved ones with all the flowers in bloom – and Scorpio – A bitter cold night on the scorched battlefield with what remains of one’s regiment, still fighting the enemy who is hidden behind that far hill. So just be aware – the contrast is stark indeed!
Saturn arrived in Scorpio in October of 2012. He’ll be leaving and entering Sagittarius on Christmas Eve. His time here has been very concentrated. Saturn may be a lot of things but he is no comedian or slacker. Saturn rules physical reality as well as time. Time is a construct of our physical reality – so why not? Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008. He rules transformation, evolution and the use and abuse of power. These planets are in mutual reception (in each other’s signs) – Oh and by the way, Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio, is Mr. Nose-to-the-Grindstone-Not Much Sense of Humor Either.
Saturn and Pluto have been leading us through our own personal trip to the Underworld for the last 2 years – and in a weird way, actually helping us through the Cardinal Grand cross. They have been urging us to take the time to explore/mine our physical reality, while at the same time mining our spiritual reality. Getting and maintaining consciousness at all levels of our being. Ideally, Saturn and Pluto would love it if the results of these activities lead to the rebirth of a fully transformed and integrated self. Not just a spiritual self – but a whole new physical, emotional and intellectual self too. That’s the whole idea!!! DING DONG — TIME TO EVOLVE!!! Are you in or are you out? Sometimes it’s just that simple.
Venus rides with the Sun and the New Moon at 00 degrees Scorpio at the eclipse. In Scorpio, she lends passionate and deep support for our evolution. Venus in Scorpio is sexy. And she knows it. She is also strong and unafraid of what may be required of her. She, the Sun and the Moon trine Neptune at the eclipse lending a fierce and mystical quality to his healing emanation in the sign of Pisces. Mercury, still in Libra is getting ready to station direct on Saturday.
As we approach Samhain aka Halloween, the veils between the worlds are at their thinnest. Timelines become jumbled. Past, Present, and Future lifetimes are available to us in ways that they are not at other times of the year. Spirits are close to us now. Use this energy to excavate and integrate.
The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 01 degree Scorpio is: “A crowded sightseeing bus on a city street; the fundamental human eagerness to expand one’s social horizon and to experience the results of collective achievements and new ways of life. In this symbol we are dealing with a group experience of a vast human achievement – a city. Individuals coming from a variety of places and backgrounds “commune” in a new awareness of a greater whole of human existence. New feelings and an expansion of consciousness result. What begins in Libra is given substantiation in Scorpio. The process of initiation into collective values is now reaching the feeling nature.”
This is the first realization of what a larger whole of existence encompasses and implies – in very stark terms. Here’s the question: Are you in or are you out? Are you on the bus?
Feliz Dia de Los Muertos and Happy Halloween!