Lunar Eclipse November 18th-19th
Step outside at 10 pm PST on the evening of Thursday, November 18th to watch the beginning of the lunar eclipse, as a red shadow creeps across the face of our Moon, until the complete partial eclipse takes place at 1 am PST, when 97% of the Moon is veiled by the dimming of the Earth’s red shadow. The eclipse will complete by 4 am PST the morning of November 19th. Watch for the constellation of Pleiades, the seven sisters near the eclipsed Moon (which is part of the sign Taurus). According to EarthSky.org this is the longest lunar eclipse in 1000 years, lasting around 6 hours. This is due to the eclipse taking place when the Moon is farthest from the Earth, what astrologers call its apogee.
Lunar Eclipse on November 18th – 19th at 27 Taurus/Scorpio, followed by a Solar Eclipse on December 4th, at 12 Sagittarius. Eclipses bring about unexpected events that call our attention to areas that need change or revealing. Solar Eclipses tend to bring new beginnings while lunar eclipses have a more emotional quality and often are related to an ending of a situation. Lunar eclipses can bring up issues or patterns that are now ready to be released and transformed. We feel more sensitive to underlying emotional states, giving us the opportunity to deepen our insight, come to new perspectives and to release emotions that have been held.
Check out where the eclipses fall in your chart. When the eclipse degree is within one or two degrees of a planet in your chart you can expect some kind of change being activated. We are more sensitized during the full Moon lunar eclipse, often with a churning or stirring of our emotions. We feel tuned in to the collective waves of feeling moving through humanity. Something that was hidden or simply ignored comes to view. This is our opportunity to work with these states, creating new relationships with what is revealed. Taurus gives us information for focusing in on our grounding as the Scorpio waters are stirred, ready for transformation. We can grow our consciousness in these areas, make peace with situations, bring more acceptance and kindness to ourselves in seeing our openness to the collective waves that ripple through us and form our identities. All eclipses intensify the pair of signs they are taking place in, so we find our ground and realign with our values in this Taurus lunar eclipse.
Affirmation for the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Taurus
“May I be aware of how I limit myself and heal that which darkens my perspectives. May I cultivate hope and action for the renewal of our planet and the hearts of humanity”
Nov 18th-19th – Lunar Eclipse Full Moon, 27 Taurus, Sun at 27 Scorpio, takes place at 12:58 am PST – Each Taurus full moon seeks to ground, bring appreciation to our bodies, and nature, and stimulate fuller embodiment. Its tendency is to be steady, and reliable, with the appreciation of beauty, and the fullness of nature’s creations. Under the eclipse these themes may feel shaken and we experience more vulnerability to all issues affiliated with the sign Taurus. Though Taurus is not an emotional sign, its opposite sign Scorpio certainly is, and we may experience heightened feelings with each other, around the issues of stability and our concern for the Earth. Some describe Taurus as the sign of money and finance, for it is the Venus ruled sign of what we deem valuable. Under this lunar eclipse, as with all eclipses, expect unknown changes and disruption to reveal a deeper insights in these areas, a call to acknowledge and come to terms with these issues, a practical issue, or creative project. Be thoughtful of increased emotional sensitivity in relationships and the encounters of the day.
On December 3, we have the final Solar eclipse of the year. Notice that the Solar eclipse is in Sagittarius, which will be the last eclipse in the Sagittarius pairing until December 2038. Because the eclipses take place near or on the nodes (that is the definition of the nodes, points in space where the eclipses fall) this sign change, means that the nodes are moving back into Taurus and Scorpio bringing a new themes of earthy and practical Taurus to the forefront for our collect growth.
Dec 3 – Solar Eclipse New Moon at 12 Sagittarius, 11:43 pm PST – check to see if this Solar Eclipse falls on one of your planets, as something unexpected and new may appear and lead you on a new path. (Look for next month’s newsletter).
The Twelve signs for November: Sun & Rising Signs
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): Dear Aries, under the lunar eclipse full moon check in with yourself. What has been revealed or completed that allows you now to move forward and feel more secure? Perhaps you are valuing yourself and your relations in a new way, with greater appreciation. Under this Eclipse on the 18th – 19th, it is a good time for you to look over your finances and balance your bank account.
Keyword for Eclipse, “Rebirth”
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): Dear Taurus, under this eclipse on the 18th – 19th, you become aware of resistances and mixed emotions that present themselves as you move forward in your work. A new sense of yourself is in the wings. Release and transformation can bring in ways that are much more enjoyable. Keywords for Eclipse, “Broadening my consciousness and bringing in ease”
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): Dear Gemini, under this eclipse on the 18th – 19th, you find a need to retreat and tune in, listen to your dreams, and spend some time alone. Your sensitivity to hidden feelings and old issues are highlighted. Something from the past is ready to be released and completed. Keywords for Eclipse “Slowing and aligning”
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): Dear Cancer, being a Moon creature, take good care of yourself during this potent full Moon eclipse. Your sensitivities are heightened. Under the eclipse on the 18th – 19th, when you are working with or sharing with others, be alert to something being revealed. This may support a new creative direction or clear up something that needed to be resolved. Keywords for Eclipse, “Embrace heathy boundaries”
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): Dear Leo, under the eclipse on the 18th and 19th, you balance between inner and outer self. Something is up for change in your goals and career. Find some time to retreat and rejuvenate as your career demands, or that which you crave to manifest, requires your fullest presence. Keywords for Eclipse, “Inner listening is my anchor”
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): Dear Virgo, under the eclipse on the 18th – 19th, the philosopher and poet within you is prominent. Here there is activation around your belief systems. Something that’s rigid may transform into broader perspectives bringing an emotional release. If you take the time a perspective is revealed that allows you to put all the pieces together. Grab your pen! Keyword for Eclipse, “Breakthrough”
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Dear Libra, under the eclipse on the 18th -19th, deep feelings are stirred as you seek to collaborate with others. Keep your boundaries in tact as you navigate your responses. An old pattern surfaces. You can now see the root of this pattern. A new piece falls into place that can bring transformation both to yourself and those you are in relationship with. Keyword for Eclipse, “Clarifying”
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): Dear Scorpio, under the eclipse on the 18th -19th, dear sensitive one, practice being light on your feet as the eclipse highlights your relationship with others, perhaps revealing what is out of balance and giving you insights about a better balance between yourself and others. Be alert to heightened sensitivity during this time and take good care of yourself. Keywords for Eclipse, “Thoughtful Actions”
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): Dear Sagittarius, under the eclipse on the 18th -19th, your daily patterns are highlighted with the potential to give you insights about your work, your health and any realignment you are feeling called to enact. Watch your body’s responses to the stress of added work. Give yourself time to nurture your whole self, body, soul, and mind. Keywords for Eclipse “New Alignment”
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): Dear Capricorn, under the eclipse on the 18th – 19th, your creativity is highlighted and any blocks to it are revealed with the potential for release and transformation. it’s a time for clearing the way. You may feel your vulnerability as the eclipse opens you to a new sense of yourself and your expression. Keywords for Eclipse, “Honoring your unique self”
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): Dear Aquarius, under the eclipse on the 18th – 19th, cuddle up at home and with your loved one(s). Your inner depths are stirred by this eclipse and you may find yourself more emotional than you are accustomed to. You tap into emotional connections with family and your lineage. Past situations may arise for review and also gratitude. Pay attention to your dreams as an important insight comes your way. Keywords for Eclipse “Tuned into feelings as a messenger”
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): Dear Pisces, under the eclipse on the 18th – 19th, writing and all forms of communication are highlighted. Be alert to emotions around siblings and/or communication issues that suddenly stir your emotions. Bring a thoughtfulness to how you want to communicate your creativity, as well as communicating to someone something that now seems clear. Keyword for Eclipse, “Deepening contemplations”