“The world is not to be put in order. The world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order.” Henry Miller (Zen Calendar November 6, 2012)
Solar Eclipse November 13, 2012. Scorpio 21 degrees.
Election Day is behind us. We are still a divided people and Texas (where I live) has enough signatures to send a petition to the White House to secede from the Union. We are a long way from putting our nation in unison with the order of things. Most teachers remind us that harmony all begins with the individual. Today, November 13, there is a Solar Eclipse at 21-22 degrees of Scorpio. We can start right there with trying to put ourselves in order. The Sun and Moon are together for the New Moon Solar Eclipse. Sitting nearby are the North Node in Scorpio and Mercury retrograde (getting ready to back into Scorpio tomorrow!). The interesting thing about Scorpio is this: it is a fixed sign. Scorpio doesn’t want to budge, but it rules transformation. It is ruled by Pluto, a small, far away body that orbits slowly around the Sun. Transformation takes time. Scorpio takes its good old time making changes.
Scorpio and Taurus acutely affected by the eclipse
This eclipse acutely affects Scorpio individuals born November 7-17. Scorpio’s opposite sign, Taurus, is also impacted strongly (May 6-16 birthdates). The big important events for everyone affected by this eclipse could range from wonderful to unfortunate. Some people will have success in their undertakings. Some people may have big losses to deal with.
Eclipses bring big events
Scorpio symbolizes birth, life, death, and rebirth. We are always in the midst of birthing something, living something, changing something, killing something off, dying or being reborn. An eclipse represents big events. Eclipses also reveal things that have been hidden. The day of the eclipse is just a peak moment in the total event. It started a few months ago. It will continue for a few months. What big event is going on in your life? Are you birthing something? Are you letting go of things that no long work, that no long fit, that are no longer useful, that no longer reflect your soul path? Are you dealing with a health challenge or a money issue? Is your relationship struggling to reach another point of intimacy or is it dying? Is it time to say goodbye to someone or something? Do you have some new information that redefines everything you are doing? Did you get caught in your own personal scandal? Perhaps your big event is different. Maybe there is major transformation in your life. Just when you thought it was over, everything changed for the better. Whatever we are doing, we are trying to find our place within the larger order of the world.
General Petraeus is a Scorpio
The collective body always shows us how off track humanity is. The Petraeus scandal started months ago. Now, around the eclipse moment (with Mercury retrograde), information is revealed. Speculation and fact-finding are paramount. Whenever a major situation is uncovered, we are all attentive. The facts and fantasy of the scandal will unravel over the coming weeks. Underneath the information is the meaning. Underneath the meaning we find whether or not we are in harmony with life. It seems that the collective body is almost always out of harmony. Perhaps the only way to get there is on the individual path.
All signs have many meanings. One way to remember Scorpio is to think “archeology” because Scorpio deals with what is hidden away. Fortunately when an archeologist finds something, it is usually something of value. It either contributes to our knowledge of the past or it is something beautiful and desirable with a monetary value attached. One might also use the word “detective” because Scorpio energy tracks down clues to bring the truth out into the open. Another thing to remember about Scorpio is “intimacy” because sexual interaction is the yearning for connection and intimacy. People are different in what kind of intimacy they want. It could be sexual, physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual intimacy. Intimacy is the result of relationship. Our current archeology is of a social nature (the Petraeus scandal). Something has been dug up. The information is instructive and life changing for many. It will eventually have monetary value because someone will get a book out of it! The unfolding scandal about Petraeus, now former head of the CIA, and Broadwell, teaches us about the power of our need for intimacy. Humans will risk so much to have a chance to touch another soul. Whatever you think about Petraeus and Broadwell and their behavior, the fact is that an Eclipse in Scorpio is certainly the time to shine a light on it: sex, intimacy, seduction, manipulation, power, secrets, betrayal, letting go, and transformation. For Petraeus the Scorpio eclipse is tragic and full of loss. His birthday: November 7, 1952. Yes, he is a Scorpio and he lost the trust of his nation.
An Eclipse belongs to everyone. You are affected!
Somewhere in your horoscope there is a Scorpio house. There may be planets in that house. In some area of your life you are experiencing the Solar Eclipse in Scorpio. It could be something simple like loss of energy (feeling tired and worn out). It could be the beginning of a new romantic interest. It could be the culmination of some project you have been working on. It could be a windfall; it could be an audit from the IRS! Some hidden information may come your way. It could be that you have some issue that you are finally ready to resolve and be done with. Maybe you are ready for total transmutation. It’s your event and I hope for you it is a good one.
On November 28th there will be a Lunar Eclipse at 6 degrees of Gemini. More about that next time.
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