"Any New Moon is an excellent time to set out your intentions for the month ahead. An eclipse, though? That carries a lot of promise and boldness with it. This is not something to be feared. This is an opportunity to be exploited. So: what do you want from your life? What can you change? What do you need to accept? The answers to all of those questions may not be what you expect, but you should probably be asking yourself these things anyway. People like to say that “you create your own reality.” It might be more accurate to say that you can build your own reality. And if what’s needed is for the Universe to throw you a few surprise tools and materials for that, you might just get that in the next few months — especially in the department of your life ruled by the House of your birth chart that 8-9 degrees Taurus falls in (and especially if that House of yours is “above the horizon,” that is, between the 7th and 12th Houses). And hey… even if 8-9 degrees Taurus doesn’t make any obvious major aspects to any of the point in your chart, there’s still something a little magical about a Solar Eclipse. Why not do a little wizarding with your life?"
So a coworker of mine's birthday is the day after mine, and she came over to gripe about the fancy-ass restaurant she went to for her birthday. I gather it was one of those places where your meal is about an inch wide and long and they charge you $28 for it and then you have to hit the fast food joint for an actual dinner afterwards. They also skimped on the wine and charged her $15 for "not even an eighth of an inch" of wine.
I concur: that is annoying and ridiculous. What's the point of going to a restaurant if not to eat, eh?
TO ALL PEOPLE ON THE PLANET WEEK OF 29 APRIL AND BEYOND ECLIPSE PATTERN 2013 UH- OH THERE’S GOTTA BE MORE THAN THIS
Money and sex sex and money money and sex sex and money
There’s got to be more than that even if the eclipses are taking place in Taurus and Scorpio. Everybody gets the joke no matter what sign you were born under.
Money and Sex?—that’s too crass, too low consciousness, too crude, too vulgar.
What about the higher vibration, like creativity and manifestation and rebirth and transformation and all that good stuff people who wear Birkenstocks talk about?
Actually, it is all those things, all to be found in the same package at the moment, so we have to understand that until we have all experienced a common worldwide apotheosis and simultaneously become gods and goddesses, we are all evolving at different rates.
Some of us are already eating organic vegetables and seeking transcendental Tantric unions. Others, believe it or not, are still robbing the poor and exploiting the weak. And, get this! Some still talk about eating other human beings.
Sounds icky, but the Taurus Scorpio axis operates on many levels at once.
Rarely does all of humanity embrace the higher vibrations at the same moment. There are still greedy rascals out there and seductive skunks still skulking about. It’‘s hard sometimes to know whom to trust, since EVERYTHING seems to be a transaction lately.
With Saturn and the North Node of the Moon vying for supremacy, is sex always behind the sale of EVERYTHING?
Is human desire and appetite the driving force of our plane of existence?
Of course you don’t have to act out your baser desires, but magnetic attraction is at the heart of every connection between two consenting adults. At least right now.
We are currently experiencing each of us in our own way a personal kidnapping. We are being wrenched from a place we have found comfortable, but one that is no longer useful or satisfactory.
Think about that.
A force is moving us away from what we know as familiar toward the unfamiliar.
We are but prey in the paws of the predatory Inevitability of Change.
We EITHER EMBRACE IT OR ARE DRAGGED AWAY BY IT.
To embrace the unknown is to overcome the terror of death of course, but also of looking into our own unconscious drives and wishes.
It is the only way to release the fire of creativity that smolders within us all.
Creative inspiration is born in passion and curiosity, both of which can be liberated only when we respect without judgment or fear the deep needs and wishes and attractions and repulsions we often secretly harbor.
These are primitive, instinctual, ravenous hungers emerging from our most primal and anti-social selves.
To live in a civilized society we are asked to control some of our impulses and restrain ourselves from seeking mindless satisfaction to our hungers and thirsts.
This cu rrent eclipse pattern of 2013 demands that we release our hold on the more mundane aspects of our security, detach from the known in the search for a more meaningful and sincere form of happiness and fulfillment.
Way more to come.
"Saturn’s transit of Scorpio will focus Taurus’ attention on any or all of the following issues:
- Holding on versus letting go
- Surviving versus thriving
- Playing it safe versus diving in
Saturn’s opposition works by presenting a set of limits. The limits force you to adjust your focus, or get real about what you’re doing. Anyone with planets in Taurus should look at the house opposite those planets, and ask themselves the following questions:
- how are the current (or approaching ) limits going to help me take the energy of my Taurus planet(s) to a deeper level?
- what am I afraid of losing?
Saturn oppositions can feel harsh at first, especially if you keep banging your head against the wall with a routine that doesn’t work. You will have to adjust your trajectory, or re-dedicate yourself to something you’ve let slide. Whatever it is will take you a bit deeper (Scorpio) than you’re used to. The good news? You’re ready for it (Saturn says so). Keep this in mind: Taurus is the sign of survival, Scorpio the sign of death, but they hold the potential for birth (Taurus) and re-birth (Scorpio).
Those with planets between 0-9 degrees Taurus will feel the Saturn opposition this year. In 2013, those with planets between 4-20 degrees Taurus will experience the opposition."
That is how today has been going...I consciously wanted to spend a lot of time outside today while the weather was still nice and the sun was still out and warm about it, but now that I'm home, I've been winterizing the bed and moving all of the nice summer clothes into the other closet and going through my yarn stash for a "fiber rehoming" event tomorrow. I am still keeping a lot of the one-ball-of-leftover-yarn stuff because I have a project idea that can use those as stripes, but I think I"ll get rid of the various boring cream yarns someone else gave me, and the thread/lace yarns I never use because they are so tiny, and the free itchy yarn, stuff like that. It's a backpack and bag full of that already...and hah, I'll probably bring home the equivalent of that from other people's stashes.
I keep looking around the junk pit that is my place--I have piles of projects everywhere, not to mention clothes that won't fit into a drawer or closet or I just go through that stash so much there's no point in putting it away and out of sight-- and thinking that I need to start doing some purging. Or at least start doing that on a day where I'm rained indoors and don't want to be out doing other things. I have so much to have to deal with, one way or another. I feel like I need a day off just to tackle that shit on a day when I won't have anything more awesome to do--except well, I usually have something more awesome to do. Like oh, buy stuff for another project.
I got a few stray hundred bucks here and there (thanks unions and tax refund), I went on some cool trips and did some shopping, but other than the stray hundred bucks, it wasn't like, Miracle Year the way that the astrologers in general go on about the whopping bonanza that is Jupiter in your sun sign.
(And yeah, COULDA USED SOMETHING TO GO WITH THE SEVENTH HOUSE, JUST SAYING)
And now it's time to get our asses kicked by Saturn in Scorpio in a few months too. Whoopetydoo!
Jupiter’s transit of Taurus formed an opposition to Scorpio and squared Leo/Aquarius. So between June 2011 and today, all of you with planets or angles in these signs were hit with an increase of opportunities, perspective, possibilities or chutzpah. And it was a big increase…impossible to miss. Check out the area(s) of your chart occupied by those signs; growth occurred, guaranteed.
I hope you guys enjoyed it and made use of it. Seriously. Because as of October 5th, Saturn’s transit of Scorpio will be cracking the whip over all your heads. Saturn will oppose Taurus and square Leo/Aquarius. Your gains will be trimmed, tidied and strengthened as Saturn moves over the same degrees that Jupiter did. This does not mean that everything you gained will be taken away. It does mean that your growth will be tested.
New job courtesy of Jupiter? Saturn will make you work to prove your mettle. Pay increase? Figure out ways to trim your budget; Saturn will throw some serious expenses your way. New relationship? Saturn’s transit could introduce your first major challenge as a couple. All this is just a way to ensure that what you’ve got is worth hanging on to.
"* Look to the house with Taurus on the Cusp and note how you HAVE done pretty damn well there. Congratulate yourself and know that area of life is going to get even better by May 2012.
* Check the bit of your chart with late Libra, where Saturn lurks and do something rigid, linear and planned there. Instant angst relief.
* Where you have early Aries, cut yourself a LOT of slack. Don’t try to be ‘straight’ in this regard. Individuate. Grok that the irritation/slo-mo sensation now is actually your helpful omen as to where/how you want to be. It speeds up real soon."