The Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio takes place on April 25 at around 5 Scorpio,
Saturn’s at 8 degrees and in retro motion, applying toward the Moon.
Scorpio has the Moon, Saturn and the North Node on her side,
Taurus has the Sun, South Node, Venus and Mars.
Old responsibilities that come back around.
Rumpelstiltskin shows up for your kid.
You did promise. straw into gold?
Youth and beauty are pitted against age and experience.
Something simple versus something complex.
It’s possible that money will change hands here, or contracts will be signed.
What can be traded against power? Love? Money? Guilt?
It’s the end of the line for something.
What do you have to let go of, to get what you want?
As Saturn AND Pluto are both moving backwards,
this is likely the continuation of old biz.
Think back to November 13th,
This time it is not so gentle as that was.
There will be another pass, with these themes,
when the planets are in forward motion.
Whether they are driving in your coffin nails or celebrating your freedom…
September for Saturn, December for Pluto
So too, another couple of Eclipses coming.
Jupiter in Gemini suggests that you consider the whole thing
from multiple angles.
If not the angle of the person you are in conflict with,
then at least widen your perspective, to take in some other views.
Saturn in Scorpio opposing Venus in Taurus,
is the wicked old Queen and young innocent Snow White.
Saturn is time, the queen is aging…
Experience is often wisdom, that when you are young it’s hard to see.
(family) obligation versus desire?
It’s not personal, or maybe it is…
how will the Queen enact her revenge?
If you know the Story, you know that Snow is not powerless,
She is the rightful heir to the throne…
A poison apple? Maybe not quite poison, with North Node in proximity to the Moon.
Or if it is a poison apple,
it’s the only way Snow White will get to meet the prince.
Fate is like that, no?
The Scorpio Moon is ruled by that Mars in Taurus.
When the Moon is in Taurus, we say it’s exalted, so mutual reception of a kind.
There does seem to be a trade going on,
and Pluto supports both sides
Hot tempered is right, but it all may be suppressed, in favor of seething rage.
Mars in Taurus doesn’t fight for real unless horribly provoked,
then at once that fire is a murderous blaze.
To make things more clear, and more complex,
think also about the Saturn/Mars opposition.
Where Saturn and Mars are in aspect, we see repression, some combination of stamina and cruelty.
Scorpio Moon/Saturn is already wounded and concealing it with a stony gaze.
She’s bleeding, drops of her blood can be seen on the stone of the palace stairs…
Should we bring in wolves to hunt her? I think not.
Old Rulers are harsh when they are wounded, and when they know well they have something to lose.
For best results be respectful.
Neptune is the fairy godmother who arrives just as you are crying.
She is the vision you see through a blurry haze of tears.
There is support available, you may have to ask.
The idea of a Full Moon Eclipses is to RELEASE.
Let me put that a different way, not to release your emotions on someone,
but to let them go, period.
To move to the next stage of the game.
In order to get ahead, there will have to be some sacrifice.
Emotional maturity, and depth will have to be exercised.
Everyone: esp. Taurus,
You do not need to let anyone push your hand.
But, you may feel the urge to settle things in a once and for all type way.
It’s alright to take a breather,
even 5 mins in a hallway can mean a world of difference,
if you are feeling pressured, particularly if there are documents to sign.
There is an air of permanence around this,
as though you will be forced to honor whatever you agree to.
With this set up, LISTEN as much as possible,
look for the tells, there will be many.
You can consult an expert.
As near as you are able, do what is “right.”
Taking a long term view of what that means.
Eclipses are often described as portals, I really like that bit of astrobabble.
We have 4 or 5 a year, usually, so not each one is earthshaking,
some simply go down like an extra big Full or New Moon.
Howevs, certain Eclipses have marked me, for good and ill,
just like a thumb print in a piece of clay.
If you have anything prominent in the Fixed Signs,
or Fixed Signs on the angles, listen up.
Which brings me to the next in our series of Eclipses,
A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus on May 9th
I am completely not kidding,
when I say I like the look of the May 9th New Moon Eclipse A LOT.
I will write about it laterz,
BUT, as a Beautiful New Beginning,
it looks good to me.
For Eclipses, I always wind up talking about omelets and eggs,
but I do see them that way.
To be novel, I can point out that you can not both eat your cake, and still have it.
We let go of one thing to have another.
Things ARE moving at a deep level.
Pluto assures it, in her own ruthless way, she often works for the highest good.
Mercury/Uranus in Aries, still a wild card.
An idea thrown at the last min, which changes the game.
A letter you have been waiting for, a phone call at the last second.
Unpredictable. Watch what you say.
A new way forward is needed, and a new way will be the outcome, regardless.
The Future (north node) is calling us.
There may be emotional or other sacrifice required to fulfill our calling.
Pisces is a help in this. Look to the house where you have Pisces for some relief.
If nothing comes up for you, so much the better,
Can you do all this in the privacy of your own mind?
In a word, YES.
Find a way to use the energy, there will be plenty.
Tackle a hard job.
Commit to something you know is going to cost you,
so long as you are sure it’s worth the price.