So here's the deal, on November 3, we will experience a Solar Eclipse at 11 degrees Scorpio. This means that the Sun and the Moon are in the same sign and at the same degree. Along with the Sun and Moon, we also have the North Node, Mercury and Saturn in Scorpio. The North Node is the fate of where we are heading, Saturn brings us structure, boundaries, and responsibility while Mercury in Retrograde slows down our thinking (allowing us to think more clearly) at this time.
Chiron, retrograde in Pisces forms a trine with this Scorpio stellium and also opposes Mars in Virgo. Mars in Virgo forms a sextile (flowing aspect with the stellium) and Pluto (Scorpio's planet) in Capricorn (despite the square with Uranus in Aries) forms a flowing sextile with the Scorpio stellium and a trine to Mars in Virgo, and sextile to Chiron. So we have two of these planets in retrograde and a focused stellium involved in a Solar Eclipse (New Moon). This implies that besides the opposition with Mars and Chiron (in the sign of Neptune) and the Square with Pluto and Uranus, we experience flowing and cooperative energies. However, Taurus Moon, Sun and AC people are going to feel stress during this eclipse, mainly because they will react with stubborn attitudes. Meaning, they will hang to the old way of being when they need to let go. We all need to let go of everything that is holding us back, including grievances and resentment. Scorpio has a challenging time practicing forgiveness, but this is exactly what each of us must do now.
Again because Chiron and Mercury RX are involved, I'm seeing a clearing away of childhood wounds. And the Scorpio focused planets will bring a powerful punch or launch to this healing, meaning we won't be able to avoid these wounds any longer. I have this image of someone trying to hide a large snake under a throw rug. You can see the snake moving underneath the rug and the rug is moving with the snake. Anyone who denies seeing this happen in front of them is a fool. We see what we see and we must tell others what we see and stop denying our inner voice. The message here is to speak up, speak your truth, but give it some thought first.
Scorpio reveals and uncovers not just stuff we consider dark and creepy, but everything we deny is there, present and working behind the scenes. With Scorpio shining its laser light, there is no behind the scenes. What you see, is what you get and denial won't get you where you're going. Mercury in retrograde is collecting information and placing it in a mental storehouse so we can deal with it later, but not too much later since Mercury goes direct 7 days after the Solar Eclipse, so a week later.
The Dutch astrologer tells us in her video that Mercury RX and Saturn place a reign on Scorpio's powerful and explosive energy. In this regard we give three cheers to Saturn and Mercury RX, who normally we hurl insults at. But when it comes to the planets there is a perfect plan. The planets in their transits provide outlets and safety nets even when those safety nets frustrate us. Eclipses cause us to react or to act because of the strength and power behind them. But not only that, eclipses release all the energy that has been bottled up for months, years, decades, a lifetime. We say things that we mean even though we tell the other person, "I didn't really mean that." Of course we meant that. Otherwise we wouldn't have said it and now just isn't the time to play nicey-nice so that the other guy likes us and tells his friends how nice we are. Scorpio is not Libra and Scorpio doesn't play nice in the sandbox, unless the others in the sandbox are sincere and not playing games. Scorpio has its own games, but that's another story.
So there in a nutshell is the message of this Solar Eclipse: Stop playing games, stop trying to get everyone to like you and just be authentic. If you're not authentic, you cannot discover your life path and if you don't discover your life path, then why the heck are you on this planet? To dress pretty and smell good and win a popularity contest? Meanwhile, the planet burns up from all the products we make to look good to the neighbors and to succumb to peer pressure. And you will feel a lot of energy in the form of strong emotions now and in November because Scorpio is going to demand that you feel those emotions. We as humans feel a strong need to fit in because we are tribal, but at this time, we need to question the logic of our tribe and our tribal ways. Are we too clannish? Are we too closed off from other ways of thinking and being on the planet? Are we caught up in us verses them attitudes? Now is the time to heal all of this.
People with a lot of earth and water in their charts are okay with these emotions, the fire and air signs however, are going to feel like they're suffocating in it. This is not a time to try analysis or rationalization. Feel the emotions and let them go, like the wind coming and going. Don't judge the emotions and don't ask why you feel them. Just feel them and let them go. That's all. Don't delve into your childhood and rehash old stories, just release those wounds to your Angels and Guides and let them go. Don't judge yourself for wanting freedom to pursue your path.
You can purge a lot now if you choose and liberate yourself. Since Scorpio is known for ruthlessness, you will need to practice ruthlessness with old patterns, beliefs and even friendships that don't serve you. Kick those to the curb. You don't need to be cruel and you can even be diplomatic, but free yourself of anything that is preventing you from evolving. Then admit to yourself that you placed those obstacles in your path because you felt fearful of change and transformation. Don't turn this process into a blame game.
Now, I realize that this message is harsh and you might at this point feel like that snake hiding under the rug. However, Scorpio and Saturn aren't our enemies and in this case, they are actually befriending us by showing us where we need to let go and let God. We must surrender now to the Divine and admit we don't have the answers. And it will be interesting to look back at this time a year from now. I'm certain that everyone reading this will have experienced tremendous growth, including me. And no, we won't be abducted by evil beings on the planet, but we will shed light on the darkness and ignorance that resides in each of us. By the way, the degree of Scorpio Sun and Moon during the Solar Eclipse is 11, a Master Number about opening a portal or doorway into another dimension or way of being.
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