The solar eclipse on November 23 is this week's big news, and because
eclipses are extraordinary events that create abnormal times, the psychic
pulses of the week are peculiar. If we still lived as our ancestors did,
dependent upon the Sun to delineate the boundary between day and night,
an aberrant interruption of that cycle would be extremely disturbing.
As day became night, our forerunners probably experienced a visceral reaction,
amazed, afraid, and alert at what this astonishing event might portend.
But most of us don't live in the wild or wander the tundra anymore, and
while the Sun still marks the break between day and night, we don't think
of eclipses as a strange celestial sign. We understand what they are.
We predict when they will occur. But that knowledge doesn't necessarily
diminish their power, and when an eclipse takes place many of us still
react instinctually, sensing a disruption in the "normal" flow
of life. For some, the wobble of an eclipse manifests as a constant stream
of interruptions and an edgy need to stay on track regardless of distractions.
For others, odd urges surface seemingly from nowhere, and those peculiar
yearnings are apt to feel as if they have a life of their own. The best
way to handle these disturbances is to expect the unexpected and to stay
as flexible as possible in the midst of a constantly shifting energetic
A solar eclipse parts the veils of consciousness. The
Moon overshadows the Sun, and what was previously concealed in the unconscious
becomes known. This solar eclipse carries an intense signature for fabrication,
which means as the week unfolds, it's important to listen carefully to
what's actually being said. Here's the breakdown: (1) An on-going opposition
between Jupiter and Mars continues to encourage exaggeration. Don't take
on more than you can comfortably handle and try not to make rash moves.
(2) Pluto still squares both Jupiter and Mars, and while this whole bundle
feeds a strong spirit of enterprise, it just as easily encourages a strong
need for control. (3) Mercury is conjunct Pluto, which means it is also
squaring Mars and Jupiter. When Pluto and Mercury share the same space,
words wield power. When you add the excess of Mars and Jupiter, an atmosphere
of convincing rhetoric prevails. Unfortunately, so does the power of suggestion.
Facts become superfluous and seduction flourishes. This is the perfect
environment for fast-talking shuck and jive that sounds too good to be
true because it is.
As the week unfolds, pay attention to the man behind the
curtain and be determined to see past the artifice. Allow the eclipse
to reveal motivation and intention. Resist the temptation to say something
just because it sounds good and try not to believe what you hear just
because you want it to be true.
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