This Solar Eclipse will encourage us to seek a deeper relationship with our self, and from that place we will know the nature of our outer relationships.
Eclipses happen every six months and they occur in pairs (a lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse). The Lunar Eclipse on October 8 stimulated our passions and gave us a kick to free ourselves of obstacles holding us back. Now the Solar Eclipse approaches on Thursday, October 23. We are given additional energy to refine our life journey.
You might say a Solar Eclipse is a powerful, impactful New Moon. The Moon steps between the Earth and the Sun. On a psychological level, this event blocks the ego (the Sun) and pushes us into moments of darkness where the psyche (the Moon) can intuitively grasp new awareness, awakening, direction and truth. For a few moments the ego “blacks out” and forgets itself. Something hidden, or something new is available.
This Solar Eclipse is partial, meaning that the Moon does not completely block out the Sun. Perhaps this means that the Sun (the ego part) and the Moon (the unconscious part) have a chance to unite or communicate in some way that cannot be missed.
Be true to yourself and love yourself.
The Sun and Moon are just entering the sign of Scorpio for this New Moon Solar Eclipse on Thursday. Planet Venus is sitting right with them at the same degree. Venus speaks to us about our values (how we value ourselves as well as WHAT we value). Venus also addresses relationships. Basically, it seems that this New Moon Solar Eclipse is about being in relationship with oneself. The old adage, “to thine own self be true,” comes to mind. If we are true to ourselves, then perhaps we can be in healthier relationships with others. Repeat: a Solar Eclipse is a New Moon with powerful impact. This eclipse promises to affect our relationships and teach us about love.
Venus is “relational” so Venus with Sun and Moon is super-relational, charming and loving. The energy of the Sun, Moon and Venus is just slipping into Scorpio. What does that mean? It means we are going deeper in our search to understand our relationships. What are we getting from our relationship with our self and others? Do we have enough self-understanding and self-appreciation? Do we have enough intimacy with others? Do we have enough sharing? Is there passion? Is there equality in the relationship? Is there deep love?
Perhaps this eclipse will encourage us to seek a deeper relationship with our self and from that place, we will know the nature of our outer relationships. This eclipse will also support us in knowing our own truth and in speaking our truth.
The pairing of Mercury and Pluto can be blunt, but full of truth.
Planet Mercury (communication) and the North Node of the Moon (soul purpose energizer) are visiting the sign of Libra together and they are making a challenging connection with Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries. Don’t be surprised if you or someone else “speaks the truth” without even planning to do so. The pairing of Mercury and Pluto can be blunt, but truthful. Uranus in the mix contributes a surprise quality. The truth will be helpful. The Solar Eclipse trio—Sun, Moon, Venus—is hopefully kind and loving enough to understand and forgive any harshness. Furthermore, the North Node stimulates us to develop whatever skills we need to move forward with our purpose here on Earth. The honesty factor may come from within as an enormous wake-up call from life itself.
We are under the spell of any eclipse for six months.
Remember, we are under the spell of any eclipse three months prior and three month after the actual eclipse date. The issues we are dealing with--whether relationship, career, money, health, children, or anything else--have been in the spotlight for a while. This week is a peak moment for examining what is going on in our lives. The next three months give us a time frame for action, release, resolution, and or creation of something new. Enthusiasm, integrity . . . kindness and love can take us there.
THE SUN NEVER SAYS
by Hafiz (Persia, 14th C)
All this time
The sun never says to the earth,
With a love like that,
It lights the
(translation by Daniel Ladinsky)