Eclipse season is underway, and the lunar eclipse on Friday, November 19 at 27º Taurus brings textbook intensity. Do your best to be rested, calm, and centered because passionate Mars in Scorpio opposes chaos-loving Uranus. With oppositions, it is easy to swing one way or the other rather than achieve balance. Unexpected outbursts of anger are possible. The energy will last through American Thanksgiving. Avoid impulsivity! Be present so your family’s holiday does not end in tears, hurt feelings, or broken dishes. Scorpio season calls for shadow work. How can you love yourself and others' flaws and all? If possible, focus on gratitude and forgiveness rather than vengeance.
Another source of intensity is the Moon’s conjunction with feared fixed star Algol. In Greek mythology, this star is Medusa’s severed head. She was the feared Gorgon with snakes for hair whose visage was a weapon. One look and you turned to stone. Scorpio rising Taylor Swift has this star conjunct her descendant, the point of partnership. It is not a coincidence that her new song goes for Jake Gyllenhaal’s jugular. She details his alleged insecurities, snobbishness, and more. For a figurative beheading, check it out here.
Learn more about the myth of Algol, the demonization of women, and the anatomy of this lunation here.
I suggest taking time during this lunar eclipse for consideration of your soul’s evolution. Many astrologers feel the energy is too chaotic and you should not mess with fate. Personally, I do not put my crystals out in the moonlight but still have a ritual. Prompts for journaling, oracle cards, or contemplation:
🎵 Do you know your value? How can you release feelings of low self-esteem? Fifth Harmony's "Worth It" is the song of the season.
💵 Reassess how you expend your personal resources? Let go of wastefulness.
🍰 How can you be more sensual and embrace the delicious parts of life? 📨 Embrace gratitude and forgiveness. Write a love letter to yourself.
Learn more about this lunation in the video below:
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