September sets the tone for the upcoming Fall eclipses. On September 18th, 2013, there is a potent conjunction of Saturn, the planet of structure and limitation; Venus, the planet of love and money; and the North Node of Destiny and Fate. They will all convene at 8 degrees of Scorpio, which is the sign of intimate partnerships and shared resources.
This planetary combination will require that action be taken regarding relationships. What is healthy? What needs to be eliminated? The influence begins on September 15th and lasts through September 22nd. This sets the stage for how to handle the upcoming eclipses in October and November. Problems in relationships will come to the surface and force us to rid ourselves of toxic people and situations.
This energy could also herald a significant new partnership. Scorpio is a very healing and transformational sign, and this alignment could provide some necessary healing from deep wounds. This fall, we must consider what we want regarding intimate relationships.
A Lunar Eclipse on October 18, 2013 at 7:37 pm EDT will occur at 25 degrees of Aries. A Lunar Eclipse, an extra powerful full moon, occurs approximately every six months. This Full moon eclipse in Aries inaugurates a series of eclipses in the Cardinal signs, which will dominate the next two years. The Cardinal signs of the zodiac are Aries, Libra, Capricorn, and Cancer. People, whose personal planets are at 20 to 25 degrees of of these signs will feel it the strongest and will have much change.
The eclipse series in Aries/Libra strives to incorporate the need for equilibrium in partnerships without the loss of self. Aries in its highest form is self reliant and self actualizing. Libra in its highest form is social and engaged with others. Reflecting on the positive traits of both Aries and Libra during this stormy time is very important.
Full moon eclipses tend to be relationship oriented in nature. Avoid making major decisions about relationships during Lunar Eclipses. People are unusually emotional during Lunar Eclipses, and they tend to be much more irrational.
Eclipses bring major beginnings and endings in our lives. This Full moon Eclipse is in opposition to the relationship oriented sign of Libra, and there will be more breakups and breakthroughs than normal. Avoid giving ultimatums during this time, as people can be eclipsed from your life completely.
In general, eclipses are not a time to make important decisions, as things are highly unpredictable. If an opportunity falls in your lap during this time, it is very fated; but, if you are planning something significant, wait at least 10 days until after the eclipse.
The next eclipse is a Total Solar Eclipse at 12 degrees of Scorpio, which occurs on November 3rd, 2013 at 8:49 AM EDT. A Solar Eclipse is an extra powerful new moon. Solar eclipses often bring in new beginnings and opportunities. People with personal planets at 10 to 15 degrees of Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius, and Leo, will feel the energy the most.
Those born under the sign of Scorpio will really feel the intensity. During this Solar Eclipse, Saturn, the planet of karma and fate, is conjunct the the North node in Scorpio. The North node is what we are meant to pursue. Saturn tests us, so there will be difficult but valuable lessons in the process.
This powerful Scorpio energy beckons us to face latent fears. This north node eclipse in Scorpio involves a conjunction with the North Node of fate; Mercury, the planet of communication; the Moon, which represents needs and emotions; and the Sun, which is ego and identity.
Important news will be uncovered in our own lives, and we will receive important information about how we need to move forward. There could also be big scandals in the news regarding powerful people and authority figures.
Both the North Node and Saturn in Scorpio demand that we face our fears around power and intimacy. Saturn in Scorpio does not mess around. If you do not work on your issues, the wounds will become more persistent. If you are afraid of intimacy and vulnerability, this is the time to do self work and face those fears. Life is about our connection to others and the world, and this fall forces us to face our intimate connections.