Thursday, 9 May 2013

Solar Eclipse in Taurus 2013

This is the second of a series of three eclipses which conjunct the South Node, reinforcing the message that it is a time of release.

This solar eclipse, at 19 degrees Taurus 31 minutes, is an extra powerful new moon.  Its conjunction to the South Node signifies a need to release the old to make room for the new.  However, Taurus can be stubborn and is too lazy to make changes.  Mars and Mercury also conjunct this new moon, so use your energy to patiently research into your new plans.  Pluto trine Mercury and Mars can help us to accept external changes.  The Plutonic force can be a source of motivation instead of a threat.  The ruler of this new moon, Venus, is in mutual reception with Mercury, so relax and think about what it is that you value in life.  

One of the archetypes of Taurus is the Builder.  This new moon provides the fertile ground to build something new.  As the saying goes, 'Rome wasn't built in a day', Taurus is about gradual changes and working steadily, step-by-step, to create a solid foundation.  

The Taurus stellium (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, SN) is in opposition to Saturn and the North Node.  This may manifest as someone who appears to be manipulating you or blocking your progress.  It may well be their way of showing you support or just pointing out your blind spots.  Listen to their words of wisdom then use your own judgement to decide what to do with their opinions.  

Eclipses are like alarm clocks, reminding you to 'wake up' and stop procrastinating - what is it that you have always been meaning to do but never got around to doing it?  Check which house this eclipse falls in your natal chart.  

Solar eclipses have a slightly larger orb (3 degrees) than standard new moons (1 degree).  If you have planets, angles or points in Taurus, Scorpio, Leo or Aquarius between 16 degrees 31 minutes to 22 degrees 31 minutes, then this eclipse is likely to have a significant impact in your life.

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