Monday’s Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio

“And the  caravan is on its way,
I can hear the merry gypsies play…
Gypsy Robin, sweet Emma Rose
Tell me everything I need to know.” Van Morrison

“We think we tell stories but stories often tell us; tell us to love or to hate to see or be blind. Often too, stories ride us, whip us onward, tell us what to do and we do it without questioning. The task of learning to be free requires learning to hear them, to question them, to pause and hear the silence, to name them and then become the storyteller.” Rebecca Solnit

A client called me this week and asked me to look at her astrology chart and do a reading about the Lunar Nodes. She said,”I feel there are some things I need to clean up.”

This is very much the theme of Monday’s Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio.  The Eclipse is in the wee hours – at 12:14 AM at 25 degrees of Scorpio. The Scorpio/Taurus axis is about holding on and letting go. Scorpio is the sign of the ongoing natural cycles of life, death and rebirth. It is the sign of powerful transformation which  requires letting go or shedding  an old way of being. The shamans call it “shedding the old skin”-  like a snake.

This eclipse cycle which started with the New Moon in Taurus conjunct Uranus has ushered in a time of change for many people – signalling a time of beginnings and endings.

It’s wise under the influence to contemplate what needs to be shed or let go of  in order to move forward in a more unfettered way.

The Lunar Eclipse makes a favorable aspect to both Mars and Neptune. The trine to Mars indicates a time of increased courage, energy, enthusiasm and assertiveness. The eclipse trine Neptune indicates a time of when psychic  powers and the powers of intuition are strong. It is a good time for romance. Artistic and spiritual work can flourish under this influence.

Saturn will be squaring the Eclipse which can keep the Mars and Neptune influences in line. Saturn has been squaring the Lunar Nodes for the past several weeks and this influence will continue through much of June.  As Caroline Casey writes ,”Saturn lays the tracks for the reality train to follow.”  It is good for building solid underpinnings to new endeavors.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”King of the fairies approaching his domain.”

Sabian symbol for Lynda Hill



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