Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sagittarius Solar Eclipse - November 25, 2011

This Solar Eclipse has an added blessing built in with the Mars, Jupiter and Pluto Grand Trine in the Earth element. This is a "hard works are rewarded" type of Trine in that we are going to be expected to expend efforts in order to receive rewards.  Solar Eclipses, although frequently associated with upheaval, can also provide rewards for the types of good works that we provide. Solar Eclipses are a bit like six-month reminders to get back on track, or at the very least, work smarter to make it right.  The more we resist these eclipse reminders, the harsher the reminder can be with the next eclipse. This is explained at Lunar Living. During this eclipse, Mercury and Venus cross each other's path in the Out of Bounds declination of 24.36 S. Mercury will return back to normal declinations on November 29th, however Venus will continue in the "extreme declinations" until December 14. Remembering that the planets transit in an extreme declination tends to be a period of feeling vulnerable and even a bit more anxious whenever we are subjected to situations that are uncomfortable or scary. 

The Solar Eclipse is always the beginning of a new journey added on to our mundane events.  While we never can be totally certain where the journey will lead, we know that we will have to travel the path to gain the necessary wisdom that the eclipse wants to share with us.  One of the things we can do to add reassurance is to look back at the last solar eclipse that occurred at approximately the same degree of Sagittarius. The closest that we can come to this 2nd degree of Sagittarius eclipse would be November 23, 2003.  We can try to reflect back to that period to give us some guidance as to the astrological patterns that we are likely to encounter this year.  As Tim Gunn always says on show, Project Runway, "Make it work!" 

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Taurus Full Moon - October 10, 2011

The past few months of Moon events have been rougher than normal as a result of the Uranus to Pluto square.  Thankfully, this Full Moon should not be quite as difficult with fewer harsh transits. Plus, the planets are spaced out more around the zodiac. As the Lunar Living Full Moon article points out, there may be a couple of difficult factors from the Mercury Out of Bounds transit along with the Leo Anaretic degree transit by Mars. Yet, there is balance in the chart that gives us more resources to help traverse this Full Moon. 

Heads up that Mars will ingress Virgo on November 11 and will transit through Virgo until July, 2012.  Venus will begin to transit Out of Bounds along with Mercury on November 16. Mars will move into a grand trine with Jupiter and Pluto on November 11 until the Solar Eclipse on November 24/25.