Lunar Eclipse in Taurus: Where are our values?
Like most articles that I have written this year, this is a very tough one to write. I saw that someone wrote recently that she was born with Saturn in Pisces, and she does not struggle with addiction or depression; her life challenge has been in finding her creativity.
I have found it very hard to write the way I normally do since Saturn entered Pisces on March 7th of this year. It takes me far more time to synthesize words to mirror celestial events. Right now, the world is in chaos, and there is so much violence and rage. I need to write this article — even if it means staring at a computer screen for far longer than I should. We need to be aware. We need to be conscious.
Currently, we are in Scorpio season. The Sun entered the fixed water sign of Scorpio on October 23, 2023, where it transits through November 22, 2023. Scorpio is a highly intense and perceptive sign, which is very investigative and gets right to the bottom of things.
There are currently four points transiting in the sign of Scorpio: The sun, which is ego and identity; Mercury, the planet of news and information; Mars, the planet of war, action, and passion; Ceres, an asteroid that represents nourishment, motherhood, and family.
Scorpio is a very passionate sign that has two rulers: Mars in ancient Astrology and Pluto in modern astrology. A lot of people think Scorpio is a fire sign because of the Mars influence, and its impact can definitely be quite fiery. Those that are in with Scorpios know that they can be extremely intense and incisive. They can see through you like a laser beam. Since Scorpio can dish it out with the best of them, people underestimate how sensitive this sign really is.
Mercury is traveling along with Mars, which can be very aggressive and combative communication and actions. Mars builds up to an opposition to Jupiter, which expands that with which it comes into contact. You can feel the influence of Mars before it becomes exact, and Mars opposes Jupiter directly on October 28, 2023 at 12:03 pm EDT, which is only a few hours before the Partial Lunar Eclipse in Taurus takes place.
Eclipses always come in pairs, and the first Eclipse occurred by the world point at 21 degrees and 6 minutes of the Cardinal air sign of Libra on October 14, 2023. When planets or Eclipses occur at the world point, they bring world changing news in our own lives, and it brings major world events.
Think back to January 12, 2023 when the two malefics of the Zodiac — Saturn and Pluto — met up at 22 degrees of the Cardinal earth sign of Capricorn, which is on the world axis. That legendary astrological event changed our world forever and brought down the structures in our lives. Saturn is the planet of structures, corporations, governments, and karma. Pluto is the planet of death, rebirth, transformation, big money, and power.
The Solar Eclipse on October 14th directly triggered that Saturn/Pluto conjunction, which can involve major power issues with Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto is currently transiting at the last degrees of Capricorn and squared the Nodes of Fate three times in the sky in the month of July: 7/23, 7/25, and 7/28. Three exact hits with major power struggles, changes in direction, and major life change.
This Eclipse on October 14th was a South Node Eclipse that means there is something to release. Mars was newly in the sign of Scorpio, where it is invincible and can be cruel. Mars is ferocious and unstoppable in Scorpio. At the time of the Solar Eclipse in Libra, Mars was very close in degree to last year’s Solar Eclipse in Scorpio that took place on October 25, 2023 at 2 degrees of Scorpio. If big events happened around that time for you, this recent Eclipse might have stirred that up in your life and brought more information or events connected to it.
There is a global war crisis going on in the Middle East, which could accelerate into something huge and has already moved so quickly and savagely in the past few weeks. Again, we feel the energy of Mars before it is exact.
On the morning of October 7, 2023, Hamas launched an unprecedented attack on Israel from the Gaza strip, and this was the day before Mars made an exact square to Pluto on October 8, 2023. This was also a week before the HUGE Solar Eclipse in Libra at the world point, and combative nature of Mars and Pluto at war was catapulted.
Libra is a sign of peace and justice. However, Mars was on the South Node of Karma and in opposition to the North Node of Fate, which was is in Aries and is ruled by Mars. Mars had just entered the sign of Scorpio on October 12, 2023, where it will transit through November 24, 2023. Mars conjunct the South Node of Karma — albeit at a wide orb and out of sign. Yet, Mars was in its fierce placement of Scorpio.
Eris, the Goddess of Discord, was exactly on the North Node of Fate in Aries and amplifying the Mars driven energy of rage and brutality. Eclipses bring events to a head, and they help bring things to light. They can be very dramatic wild cards in that they can bring news that changes your life forever. Often, it has been brewing for a long time and finally boils over into your world. Other times, it is completely out-of-the-blue and yet so jarring that you never forget.
This is an Eclipse that none of us will ever forget — whether or not it hit your chart directly. If you have planets between 19 and 25 degrees of the Cardinal signs, you will feel this past Eclipse the most: Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. Again, we all feel it as it was at the global point by degree.
Pluto squared the New Moon Eclipse in Libra, which is a sign of relationships, partnerships, justice, and equality. Mars and Eris were in great conflict, and Mars in Scorpio is a killer. The North Node in Aries urges you to fight for love and be courageous in a frightening world. You have to face fear. A lot of breakups and endings are occurring with this Eclipse. Pluto eliminates things, people, and situations that keep you from growing. A few people told me that they had end to end long-term friendships that had become toxic. Eclipses can eclipses people in and out of our lives.
People are leaving jobs and starting a new path. I have heard more relationship stories with this recent Eclipse and a lot of financial themes with the last round of Eclipses. Nonetheless, Eclipses want us to heed areas of our life that need change. Wherever these Eclipses occur in your chart, is where a lot of activity and energy is occurring for you.
With Pluto in conflict with the Solar Eclipse and the Nodes of Fate, there are things you need to release in your life. There could be a lot of people on power trips with Pluto in conflict with the Nodes of Fate. You could be be dealing with a bully in your life. The best way to deal with a bully is to stand up to them. Do it with kindness, justice, and confidence. Whatever you do, stand up with the North Node in Aries and fight for yourself. They are simply paper tigers.
Please lay low with the upcoming Lunar Eclipse in Taurus. A Solar Eclipse is a New Moon on steroids and tends to represent major beginnings. Eclipses are turning points. Yet, I have also witnessed major endings on Solar(New Moon) Eclipses, and I have witnessed major beginnings on Lunar (Full Moon) Eclipses.
Regardless if it is a beginning or an ending that occurs with this Eclipse in Taurus, a Lunar Eclipse is a time to process emotionally all that you have been experiencing. The Lunar Eclipse occurs on October 28, 2023 at 4:24 pm EDT at 5 degrees and 9 minutes of the fixed earth sign of Taurus. As aforementioned, Mars opposes Jupiter and forms a new two year cycle, but it can really expand the viciousness of Mars in Scorpio, which is traveling closely to Mercury in Scorpio. A lot of reveals, as Scorpio is the detective of the Zodiac, but there could be a lot of hostility with this type of energy.
I cast the chart for the Lunar Eclipse for Washington DC, and it has Pisces rising with Neptune, which is the ruler of Pisces, close to the Ascendant. Mars forms its opposition to Jupiter at 12:03 pm EDT, and the Full Moon Eclipse itself occurs at 4:24 pm EDT at 5 degrees and 9 minutes of Taurus. This is the final Eclipse in the Taurus/Scorpio Eclipse axis. Taurus is an earth sign, which is very grounding. This Eclipse wants you to ground among the chaos, which will inevitably be challenging.
Someone wrote something beautiful, with which I concur. Open your heart and send love. If we do this together, it magnifies the energy. Venus rules both of these Eclipses: The Solar Eclipse in Libra and the Lunar Eclipse in Taurus. Libra is relationship oriented; while, Taurus focuses on income, money, creativity, and what is of value. Mars is conjunct Mercury, and there could be very hostile communication. If you need to talk about something sensitive with someone, try to wait a few weeks until the energy wanes.
Saturn, the planet of cohesion and responsibility, stations direct on November 4, 2023 at 0 degrees of Pisces, where it entered on March 7, 2023. I have been saying for a good portion of the year that this gives us all of an opportunity to revisit and redo the Saturn in Pisces story thus far. Do not give up on dreams and try to work with chanting, manifesting, meditating, floating, and raising the love.