“We have learned so much… there still remains much to learn. We are not going in circles,
we are going upwards. The path is a spiral.” —Her“Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night.” —Victor Hugoman Hesse, Siddhartha
On May 16 our full Moon will include a complete lunar eclipse. It will be visible everywhere in North America. Full moons are always a time for bringing plans to fruition. Eclipses are opportunities for change. This particular full Moon/eclipse is also a test: the Sun is in the sign of Taurus, and both the Earth and Moon are in the sign of Scorpio. Like most opposites, these two signs rule very similar things. Taurus rules money and energy, such as gasoline, and gripping/squeezing while Scorpio rules other people’s money, blocking/obstructing, and the energy that gets things done. So it goes with all oppositions, but these qualities come out more when the Moon is full. Certainly, we can see where these issues of energy and money, obstructing and squeezing are already occurring in our world today. The eclipse may bring this to a head and/or it could show us the change that needs to occur.
When a lunar eclipse occurs, the full moon passes through the Earth’s shadow so the light will seem to go out. Gradually the moon will take on a rusty, blood red color, the color of Scorpio. While Scorpio sometimes gets a bad rap, it is also the sign of rebirth after being tested. Perhaps we can use this powerful energy of the eclipse to join together in resolving to come out of global conflicts, like the Phoenix rising from the fire, immortal, and with tears that can heal.
ARIES Planet: Mercury MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Dynamic: The ideas and choices are popping!
Direction: You will have to choose one.
Soul Thought: But, beginner beware.
TAURUS Planet: Vulcan APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Dynamic: The limitations you’ve been experiencing should fall away.
Direction: It might be your tongue which is loosened.
Soul Thought: “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” —Carl Jung
GEMINI Planet: Venus MAY 20 – July 20
Dynamic: A powerful time to begin something new.
Direction: Light the fire!
Soul Thought: Who was the first woman?
CANCER Planet: Neptune July 20 – JULY 22
Dynamic: If you feel like a martyr, there is good reason for it.
Direction: But it’s still a choice.
Soul Thought: “Life is a matter of choices and every choice you make, makes you.” —John Maxwell
LEO Planet: Sun JULY 22 – AUG 22
Dynamic: The duality of life comes so clear this month.
Direction: This or that, here or there, me or you.
Soul Thought: “Stress is caused by being here but wanting to be there.” —Eckhart Tolle
VIRGO Planet: Moon AUG 22 – SEPT 22
Dynamic: While your face is veiled, you can be anyone.
Direction: Decide: Who do you want to be?
Soul Thought: I Am.
LIBRA Planet: Uranus SEPT 22 – OCT 22
Dynamic: Time to end one thing so you can begin another.
Direction: Do it well.
Soul Thought: Birth is often more painful than death.
SCORPIO Planet: Mars OCT 22 – NOV 21
Dynamic: You may get tested this month.
Direction: Determine what is pass and what is fail.
Soul Thought: You ARE the obstacle.
SAGITTARIUS Planet: Earth NOV 21 – DEC 20
Dynamic: A lot of hard work now brings things together.
Direction: Pat yourself on the back.
Soul Thought: From the Sacred Marriage to the Testing Ground.
CAPRICORN Planet: Saturn DEC 20 – JAN 19
Dynamic: You will be particularly affected by this eclipse.
Direction: Be prepared for enlightenment.
Soul Thought: Or, blinded by the light?
AQUARIUS Planet: Jupiter JAN 19 – FEB 18
Dynamic: It’s a big shift in energy for you; the
eclipse is just a highlight!
Direction: It might be time to become the leader of the group.
Soul Thought: Or at least to lead the way, whether anyone follows or not.
PISCES lPlanet: Pluto FEB 18 – MAR 20
Dynamic: The affairs of the world suddenly
come into focus for you.
Direction: Work with the symbol of initiation.
Soul Thought: “Naked and exposed on the
mountaintop.” —Dr. Douglas Baker