TIPS FOR TODAY:
# 1 – Information from astrograph.com about the current new moon/solar eclipse…
THE PAIN & THE REDEMPTION OF THE SCORPIO ECLIPSE
Tuesday’s Solar Eclipse and New Moon comes at an interesting point of time, emphasizing the sign of Scorpio as well as Pluto, Scorpio‘s modern ruler. Also featured is Chiron, the Wounded Healer. An eclipse is in any case a more powerful than usual lunation, and coming at this time of the year, and inScorpio, reminds us of the principle of transformation and the necessity for spiritual evolution. Mercury, now retrograde and moving backward intoScorpio by late Tuesday evening, fosters a thoughtful mood in which we might be able to fruitfully reflect on our changing circumstances.
At the time of the eclipse, the Moon parallels Pluto, while Saturn is sextile, and also makes an almost perfect trine to Chiron in early Pisces. Uranus is semi-sextile to Chiron within a fraction of a minute of a degree while Venusto Chiron makes a perfect quincunx aspect as well. Chiron, the archetype of Wounded Healer, reveals to us the places inside where we are reactive as a result of earlier undigested trauma, and where we may yet heal. That the painful places within us are activated is, perhaps, a natural consequence of the rapidity of change that we as a society are now facing. The prominence of Chiron also suggests our collective trepidation regarding the future. As one example of the ills that beset us, the storm that recently ravaged the East Coast has forced recognition that climate change is realer than even the most pessimistic assessments, and that the time is indeed getting very short to begin to deal with it.
Our metamorphosis, both collectively and as individuals within a changing society, is far from over, as we know from the prominence of the Uranus–Pluto square, due to last for most of the remainder of this decade. AsChiron comes so fully into our collective focus with the timing of this eclipse, we are brought once again to the realization that we must deal with our own internal wounding also if we are to forge a more viable world.
If the mass recognition of Global Warming has been delayed by a form of collective denial, then we might want to ask the question of what purpose that serves, even as we strive to move beyond it. It’s the same with our own personal wounding. If we use denial or if we medicate ourselves in some of the many ways that are available, in order to stave off difficult feelings, we might want to ask the same question, of what purpose it serves, and to have compassion for ourselves as we try to move beyond denial to acknowledgement and acceptance. Certainly there are places inside us, and events that have taken place, that were too painful to acknowledge at the time that they occurred, and might still be too painful to fully acknowledge. We can continue to duck until such time as we are ready to face up to what we must eventually begin to deal with.
The Sabian Symbol for the eclipse degree is “Duck hunters setting off” and the question is what we are hunting. We can continue to set up false goals or to attack projections of reality in attempt to deny it, or we can proceed, with ultimate courage, to go after the truth of our actual situation.
Here’s more on the new moon, excerpted from Scorpio New Moon: Time to Push! by Simone Butler at http://mooncircles.com/scorpio-new-moon-time-to-push/
“A new world is being born—within us and without. That last stage of labor makes so many women want to get up and leave. Just before it’s time to push. And the baby is almost out. It’s almost time to push, everyone.” –Dr. Christiane Northrup
Although many astrologers felt that Obama would be re-elected, based on his transits, last night’s quick outcome came as a shock. Who could have imagined that things would go so smoothly on the day that Mercury turned retrograde? But in this case, Trickster Mercury—along with a lot of dedicated voters—returned our president to us, giving him four more years to finish what he started.
This may be terrible news to some, but the real tragedy is the recent devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. On October 29, a powerhouse Scorpio/Taurus Full Moon on the financial axis of New York City’s natal chart (January 1, 1898, 12:01 am) coincided with the massive hurricane, bringing loss and destruction to that city, as well as other parts of the East Coast and the Caribbean. And, the upcoming total solar eclipse on NYC’s second house Chiron reflects both the wounding and healing process that’s occurring, especially of a financial nature.
The November 13 New Moon solar eclipse (2:08 p.m. PST) is the first in a series with the Nodes transiting Taurus and Scorpio. Echoing the October 29 Full Moon, this eclipse brings new urgency to examining our deepest values and needs. Over the next two years, as eclipses continue to hit the Taurus/Scorpio axis, the call to transform existing financial systems will grow ever stronger world-wide—but especially on Wall Street.
Although the eclipse will only be visible in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, we’re all going to feel its transformative effects. Because the eclipse falls during Mercury retrograde (November 6 – 26), it gives us a chance to reflect on the past and retrieve what’s most valuable. We may need to experience grief and loss in order to let go of what no longer serves. But Scorpio rules birth as well as death. As Dr. Christiane Northrup reminds us in the quote above, we’re collectively birthing a new world. And, we mustn’t give up before the final push!
The following is an excerpt from an article by Colin Bondi at http://mooncircles.com/scorpio-new-moon-call-of-the-dark-goddess/
The New Moon is not a time of illumination, which is still to come. Rather it is a time of going deep within perhaps deeper than we are comfortable going. It’s a time of embracing the darkness within and surrendering to it. In that surrender comes the gift of limitless potential because the darkness of the New Moon represents the limitless potential of the unknown where all things are possible. Here there is limitless power, limitless abundance and limitless love, in other words life.
This New Moon occurs in a period of some intense aspects and energy. Saturn recently entered Scorpio and we have a Solar Eclipse on this New Moon. The Sun/Moon conjunction is also conjunct the North Node in Scorpio. The North Node points in the direction of our evolutionary growth so this is a good time on our inward journey to review our direction and anything that impedes it. The Dark Goddess calls us to do a deep cleaning of our psyches. As 2012 draws to a close and the vibration of the collective field continues to increase we are under more and more pressure to clear away the old patterns which no longer serve us. Our resistance to facing these old patterns creates the painful situations many of us are dealing with at this time.
(Interesting to note, at least for me :-), that the new moon/solar eclipse is happening between 21 and 22 degrees Scorpio, where both my sun and ascendant are, and a day before my birthday. Should make for a powerful solar return!)
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# 2 – Insightful, inspiring stimulation from Guy Finley that seems to tie in nicely with this powerful solar eclipse period (love the key lesson–would make a great bumper sticker :-)…
Key Lesson: It’s always the right time to discover something new and true about your own nature, even if, in that moment, what you’ve uncovered seems altogether wrong.
Welcome the Light That Liberates You
There is no brighter gift, no greater potential given to we human beings, than the presence of a timeless Light within us whose power makes all things possible. Its celestial character knows we have not been created to live as the captive of any fearful condition, let alone those we unconsciously create for ourselves.
This ever quiet, always present Light goes before us at all times, as does the illumination of a lamp move ahead of the one who walks by the safety of its beams. This little metaphor helps explain many things. For instance, one wonders: if this Light is already within us — a timeless power whose presence makes things right — then why do we run into as many problems as we do? With such a source of courage at the very center of us, why do our fears outpace our ability to put them behind us? As we are about to see, the answer to both these questions is amazingly simple.
What good is the light of any lamp in the dark if we forget to take that lamp with us out into the night? In other words, what good is this fearless nature of ours if we can’t remember that to walk through life without our Light means we are likely to stumble and “fall into a pit”? As we uncover the cause of why we forget our True Self, we also recover its native fearlessness… all in one clean action. Soon comes a whole new way to live, laugh, and love.
A big part of learning to welcome this Light that liberates us from our fears requires that we do the interior work of seeing where we have been living from false conclusions: mistaken ideas about life and ourselves that we took as being real but that are not. It isn’t until we see the truth of our actual condition that we finally stop participating in our own punishment. The world becomes a better place for us, because we stop wasting everything in it in order to free ourselves from things that are illusions in the first place.
This celestial part of our individual consciousness lives in everyone, and even though we humans number in the billions, our conscience is one. By its light we are empowered to see things as they are; through its encompassing intelligence we understand, at once, the beautiful wholeness of things and their many separate relationships. And as the light of this new awareness dawns within us, we become the very things we have sought for, and fought for all of our lives: compassion, wisdom, kindness, courage, and love.
Our spiritual task, assuming we are stirred to seek this truth of ourselves, is to awaken ourselves to this Light that first invites us, and then unites us with its uncompromised life. Our receptivity to its abiding presence is our connectivity to its fearlessness, and accordingly we are empowered to possess ourselves; for as we enter into its life we not only see what is right, bright, and timeless, but also come to realize these beautiful qualities as being one and the same as our True Self.
(This article is excerpted from The Essential Laws of Fearless Living. For a free Welcome Kit from Guy Finley’s Life of Learning Foundation, go to: http://www.guyfinley.com/Welcome/36/CD1414/0)
# 3 – Here’s a message from EnlightenNext about a free day-long virtual event on meditation…
Right now, we are in the middle of a global celebration of spirit leading up to the 4th Annual EnlightenNext Meditation Marathon. During this special time, we host events focused on meditation, and I am delighted to invite you to Meditation: the Ultimate Spiritual Practice for Women, a daylong virtual seminar for women (at no cost) on Saturday November 17 from 11am-4pm ET.
Join EnlightenNext Senior Teachers Dr. Elizabeth Debold and Mary Adams for this unique one-day virtual seminar dedicated to discovering the source of true inner freedom through meditation. This practical workshop will teach you how to meditate and why meditation gives access to a confidence and clarity that empowers us to align our choices with our highest aspirations.
>> Register for Meditation: the Ultimate Spiritual Practice for Women
# 4 – Want to increase your smile quotient for the day? A cute video about a Scottish Fold cat named Maru that apparently speaks both Chinese and English :-)…
# 5 – Don’t forget that Learning Strategies is bringing back their Spring Forest Healingfest, with Master Chunyi Lin, where you can learn qigong for free….
They hosted this series earlier in the year and it was such a big success they are offering it again. The class just started so sign up now before you miss any of the training videos.
# 6 – And a little Abraham to end on…
“The Universe knows all things and is responding to the vibration that you are sending. When you are sending your vibration on purpose, you are orchestrating what the Universe is aligning for you.”— Abraham
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