Transformation & the Scorpio Solar Eclipse
Oct. 23, 2014, 2:56 p.m. PDT
00 degrees and 24 minutes

This is a partial eclipse and will be visible in North America, Eastern Asia and the Northeastern Pacific Ocean.

If you are finding yourself immersed in an underworld of
internal struggles, or just needing to transform an important
area of your life, this solar eclipse is the time to seek
assistance for making the changes you desire.

Because it occurs in the first degree of Scorpio, this solar eclipse is sure to initiate something new in your life. The first degree of a zodiac sign denotes new beginnings and in Scorpio it becomes super-charged with transformational potency. Therefore, let go of all that has grown stagnant and outmoded in your life and embrace the known and unknown of your future.

This will be a powerful eclipse for all of us, but especially for those who have Scorpio planets in their horoscope. Scorpio is feminine in nature and symbolizes the element of water. Its spiritual essence is symbolized by the divine shakti—energy and power—which is recognized as the many faces of the divine feminine. In the Hindu tradition the divine shakti is known as the divine mother, the universal creator, destroyer of evil and sustainer of all life. Her many faces are acknowledged as Kali, Durga, and the only female companion of Lord Shiva—Parvati. The divine union of Shiva and Parvati is symbolic of the powerful merger of equality between the sacred feminine and masculine.

Powerful psychic energies give birth to new information as the light of the luminaries darken during an eclipse.Once an eclipse is complete you are presented with an opportunity for rebirth.An eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are in alignment with the nodal axis of the Moon. Astrologically, the nodal axis points represent destiny, and in the horoscope they are the points that define your own personal destiny.With this New Moon solar eclipse occurring in the sign of Scorpio we are being called to use our natural talents with transformative passion and integrity.

Just as eclipses create a temporary shadow, you too, may find yourself uncovering previously (Scorpionic) buried emotions that need to be acknowledged and honored. During this eclipse it is important to embrace the mysteries of death and rebirth, personal power themes, security, possessions, other people’s money, passion, sexuality and deep internal transformations.

Astrologers have studied eclipses and their effects since the Babylonian Era and have found that they often coincide with earth changes, political upheavals and modern stock market fluctuations. With the advent of external events, eclipses can become powerful indicators of needed change in our personal lives.

The ancient sages felt that eclipses were a time for meditation and learning; a special time to honor the spiritual aspects of your life. Try to keep your schedule light, remain internally focused, eat only pure foods, and do not consume alcohol. The veil between earth and the heavens is thinner during an eclipse, allowing you to more easily connect to the eternal universal wisdom that is your divine essence. The energies of an eclipse can be felt a few days before and after an eclipse.

Copyright 2014 by Linda Kaye

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