A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth overshadows the moon and temporarily blocks the light reflected from the moon. This lunar eclipse is penumbral, which means a faint shadow of the earth is visible on the edge of the moon, and so its effect is more subtle.
Lunar eclipses or big full moons are times of completion, culmination, and closure. This eclipse is a south node eclipse, meaning that the moon is within 18 degrees of the south node. The South Node represents our individual and collective past and is often seen as a drain or release point. A moon south node combination can pull us back to the past and highlight unresolved emotional issues for healing and resolution. With Mercury retrograde in the mix, we might be thinking about the past or ruminating over past events.
The Moon and South Node are in Scorpio, an intensely emotional sign associated with power, control, and transformation. Pluto, ruler of Scorpio and mythological Lord of the Underworld, symbolises that which is hidden; deeply buried secrets, hidden agendas, issues of trust and betrayal as well as hidden resources and buried treasure. Pluto is squaring the nodal axis, magnifying its influence.
The Sun, always opposite the Moon at a full moon, is in Taurus. The Taurus Scorpio axis is the axis of resources, Taurus representing physical, manifest actual things and Scorpio more subtle inner power and resourcefulness as well as collective or shared resources such as stock markets, joint finances, or the resources of the earth. With Uranus conjunct the Sun, expect some volatility in collective resources such as financial markets or seismic activity. On a personal level Uranus exposes often shocking truths and with piercing clarity awakens us to the truth of our being.
This eclipse supports us to let go of any thing or anyone who is draining our energy and is not aligned with our truth, to let go of our past stories which define us in a limited way, to reclaim and harness our inner power and resources so that we might create and manifest anew.
2023’s second new moon in Aries or “blue moon” is a rare type of solar eclipse know as a hybrid, accounting for only 3% of all eclipses. It suggests a powerful shift between states of being, a transition or transformation. Eclipses belong to eclipse families know as Saros cycles and this one belongs to Saros Series 129 / 7 North. This means the Sun and Moon are conjunct or close to the North Node, representing our future collective destiny: so a future orientated eclipse. Astrologer Bernadette Brady describes Saros 129 as “A very sensual family of eclipses, ranging from sudden …Continue reading →
The Full Moon in Taurus opposite the Sun in Scorpio is a powerful and potentially game changing Total Lunar Eclipse. Lunar Eclipses occur when there is a special alignment of the Sun, Moon and Earth such that the Earth’s shadow falls across the Moon and temporarily blocks its illumination by the Sun. Astrologically this can only occur when the Sun and Moon are in close proximity to the Nodes, indicating karmic release and sling shotting us forward into a new potential reality. The Sun, Mercury and Venus are conjunct the South Node all in Scorpio, the sign of power, control, …Continue reading →
This month’s new moon in the transformative and powerful sign of Scorpio is intensified by being a partial solar eclipse. Eclipses occur when the Luminaries (Sun and Moon) are within 18 degrees of the lunar nodes. This new moon is a south node eclipse. The South Node represents our individual and collective past, unconscious habits and patterns, baggage, karma as well as gifts and talents. The South Node is also associated with a sense of draining or being pulled back to old dynamics. Combined with the Sun and Moon in the deeply emotional sign of Scorpio, there is potential for …Continue reading →
All events here: https://linktr.ee/yoursoulpotential Every full moon represents energy of illumination and of coming to fruition. The Moon is fully illuminated as it reflects the light of the Sun. This full moon is in the deeply transformative and emotionally intense sign of Scorpio, bringing powerful emotions to the surface for healing and transformation. Scorpio represents cycles of death and rebirth, the energy of regeneration, of letting go so that something new can emerge. The South Node conjunct the Moon creates a lunar eclipse, where the light of the Moon is temporarily obscured by the shadow of the Earth. This represents …Continue reading →
All events here: https://linktr.ee/yoursoulpotential This new moon in Taurus is supercharged; offering a burst of beautiful, creative feminine energy. We are now in eclipse season and this new moon is a solar eclipse, meaning that the receptive unconscious yin energy of the moon temporarily masks the yang energy of the sun – conscious identity. The house position of this eclipse in your chart may point to areas where you have been masking your true identity. Eclipses occur when the sun and the moon are within 18 degrees of the lunar nodes and are like wild cards, creating a temporary portal …Continue reading →
As we move towards the end of this exceptional year, the planetary energies are starting to move forward. Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto have all ended their retrograde period and are moving direct as of 13, 29 September and 5 October respectively. Mercury retrograde comes to an end on 4 November (3rd November US time; the day of the US election) and on 14 November the unusually long Mars retrograde finally ends and Mars begins moving forward again in his home sign of Aries. If things have felt stuck and slow moving over the past few months, the combination of these …Continue reading →
A solar eclipse is a supercharged new moon bringing powerful new beginnings. Solar eclipses occur when the Sun and Moon are conjunct (in the same place) in the heavens and are close to the nodes of the Moon. The Moon travels across the face of the Sun and blocks the light from the Sun to the Earth in certain locations. For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will fall across the path of the USA, plunging parts of the country into darkness. The effect is like a reset, like turning off the power to your computer …Continue reading →
The Sun in Leo period of 23 July – 23 August this year is especially dynamic and volatile due to a number of exceptional planetary configurations. There is a strong energy of action and change in the external world signified by Mars being so close to the Sun and by Uranus stationing retrograde, amplifying restlessness and urging us to break free of restrictions. In concert with this external turbulence, the planets Pluto, Neptune, Chiron and Saturn are retrograde (joined by Uranus and Mercury later in the month) encouraging us to turn inward and anchor our energy. Early August brings a …Continue reading →
The cosmic journey continues in February with a Solar Eclipse in Pisces. Eclipses temporarily disrupt the normal pattern of moon cycles and can create similar disruption collectively and individually. These cosmic spotlights illuminate our journey through life and reorient us on our path of soul growth; often stimulating significant change to habitual and comfortable behaviours (south node) as we reach towards the challenges inherent in our north node. They act like portals, allowing us access to information from other dimensions and assisting us in moving forward on our path of destiny. During a solar eclipse the Sun, associated with the …Continue reading →