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Friday, October 24, 2014

Solar Eclipse in Scorpio: Blasting the Past

The solar eclipse in 0 degrees of Scorpio on October 23, 2014 was packed with emotional intensity, passions, fears and unmet needs. A Scorpio eclipse is about metaphysical endings, rebirth with a potent theme of letting the past remain in the past. The last time we had a solar eclipse in 0 degrees of Scorpio was on October 23, 1995- 19 years ago to the day! That's the way eclipses work; they repeat every 19 years.

This eclipse had  quite a build-up at the beginning of the week with the last days of the Sun and Venus in Libra conjunct the north node of the moon. Michael Lutin commented on his site that it triggered a lot of memories of the Sun Venus transit of 2012 and observed that while some relationships don't end, they may very well go to another level. All of that Libra energy naturally put the focus on relationships for this eclipse. The moon entered Libra on October 21st and the tone was so raw and palpable that I tweeted:

"Moon enters harmony seeking sign of Libra today but there is still an edgy feel with upcoming eclipse."

On October 23rd, the Sun, Moon and Venus entered the sign of Scorpio for this powerful solar eclipse that also trined Neptune in Pisces. This really put the emphasis on dreams, potential and spirituality. The Neptunian fog involved distinguishing between dreams and reality and then making them happen. A solar eclipse also provides energy, motivation and focus to initiate new endeavors.

Pallas Athena, the asteroid goddess of wisdom, also featured in this mix in 2 degrees of Scorpio, conjuncting the Sun, Moon and Venus. In her classic book Asteroid Goddesses, Demetra George describes Pallas Athena in Scorpio as bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness through healing techniques like hypnosis or past life regression. She also said that "Pallas Athena in Scorpio is the wisdom of insight - penetrating to the core and grasping the essence."

Pallas Athena conjunct the Sun increases our access to divine intelligence and the strength of will. Its connection to the moon strengthens intuition and psychic ability and joining Venus supports advancement in the arts, aesthetics and women's rights. And Pallas Athena trining Neptune specifically enhanced telepathic abilities and the capacity for healing. Venus, the Sun and Pallas Athena will all trine Neptune in Pisces on October 27th, 28th and 30th respectively.

I'd like to share with you something Molly Hall wrote in her About. com newsletter this week about Venus in Scorpio that I found very meaningful because I have my natal Venus in Scorpio.

"Scorpio is a sign of power - it engages the instinct to understanding its subtle dimensions. At the doorway to Scorpio (0 degrees) we're taking the plunge to seeing the energetic forces at work in any situation. We might catch a glimpse of power patterns in a relationship, or how we're giving our power over to something."

She continues with:

"What binds us to another even long after we parted ways? This eclipse potentially reveals the energetic binds, what's in need of scything off or transmuting."

Let's not forget that Saturn is still in Scorpio and Saturn in Scorpio is all about scything off and transmuting.

Molly Hall's final words on this eclipse are:

"It's a New Moon to draw back all your power and vitality, from anything or anyone that's sucking the soul. Scorpio rules toxins of all kinds - physical, spiritual, mental."

As for me, I have a vested interest in this eclipse. It is exactly conjunct my Mercury in Scorpio in my 1st house and I have my natal Pallas Athena in 9 degrees of Scorpio conjunct my Saturn in the 1st house. This is an intensely personal, highly emotional time for me, yet I look forward to reclaiming my personal power and I am relying on that Pallas Athena Saturn conjunction in Scorpio to provide me with the insight and patience to move forward.

I have been reflecting back on my life during that last solar eclipse in 0 degrees of Scorpio in 1995. It heralded in a new period in my life that changed the way I communicated (how could it not when it conjuncted my Mercury), made me feel more empowered with new responsibilities and ushered in a generally happier, more emotionally fulfilling time in my life. I can only hope that this eclipse, coupled with surviving my recent second Saturn Return, can bring me more of the same if I apply myself.

Enjoy Scorpio season and its rich potential for transformation, everyone!

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