November Lunar Eclipse

Best viewed in North America and Hawaii, Alaska, Eastern Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Although considered a Partial Eclipse, 97% of the Moon will be eclipsed by the Earth’s shadow — 3% shy of a Total Eclipse.

Friday, November 19, 2021
12:57 a.m. pacific time
27°14′ Taurus

“Scarcity of self-value cannot be remedied by money, recognition,
 affection, attention or influence.” ~Gary Zukav

This is the second and final Full Moon Lunar Eclipse of 2021 and from start to finish it is reported to last six hours, the duration of which hasn’t occurred in centuries. Regardless of where on Earth we are located and whether we can visibly see an eclipse, the disruptions it causes in the Earth’s magnetic field can be felt by each of us. Eclipses come in pairs with the second one — a Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius — occurring on December 3, 2021.

During a Full Moon Eclipse, the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, whereby the Earth’s shadow blocks the Moon’s light. Obviously, not all Full Moons are Lunar Eclipses for it is only during an eclipse that the Sun and Moon align with the nodes of the Moon. These nodal points of the Moon are what many astrologers associate with our evolutionary growth, shifts of consciousness, and destiny — individually and collectively. Combined with the below significations and because this current eclipse is just 3% shy of being a Total Eclipse, it is sure to get our attention!

Eclipses help us create shifts that encourage us to release outmoded patterns and make room for new beginnings. They work on three levels: personal, collective, and ultimately, the integration of both. Where there is inner uncertainty, an eclipse will encourage us to seek clarity and transformation. Pay close attention to the revelations occurring in your life during this powerful eclipse season (mid-November thru mid-December).

At 27° Taurus, this eclipse is closely aligned with the two fixed stars, Algor at 26° Taurus, and Alcyone at 0° Gemini. Algor resides in the constellation of Perseus and Alcyone is the brightest star in the Pleiades. Algor represents the feminine principals of passion and intensity and often gets a bad rap as the most destructive fixed star in the heavens. Alas, these powers can be used positively or negatively. Alcyone symbolizes visions, mystical abilities, and ruthless judgment. Therefore, with these two stars influencing the overall theme of this eclipse, you will want to employ cautious discernment, communicate with mindfulness, seek clarity and trust your intuition in all matters.

The ruling planet of this eclipse, Venus, is traveling through the sign of Capricorn and just two days ago (November 17) entered her shadow period as she prepares to turn retrograde on December 20 – January 30. This is important because Venus doesn’t regularly turn retrograde like the rest of the planets, rather she only retrogrades once every 548 days or so. Consequently, Venus adds considerable meaning to this eclipse because she will encourage each of us to take responsibility and seriously (both, Capricorn themes) reassess relationship matters, our personal values, as well as our financial security (Venus). You can click here to discover more on Venus Retrograde.

Spiritually, Taurus represents the divine and sacred mysteries. Taurus is the zodiac sign that is connected to the inner side of Venus marking this an auspicious time to turn inward and focus on one’s connection with the self and the divine spark within. Synonymous with LOVE, when associated with Taurus, Venus asks us to cultivate a loving relationship with our inner self.

What do you truly value and how do you love others based on those values? Expect this period to bring about inner revelations about how you love yourself and others. Most importantly, if you currently believe that your security comes from external resources then now is an excellent time to contemplate and initiate new intentions for the following:

    • To appreciate beauty and the finer things in life without needing
      to possess.
    • To display self-worth that radiates inner security regardless of my financial status.
    • To honor and nurture my individual gifts and values.
    • To love myself unconditionally.

The energies of an eclipse can be felt a couple of days before and after an eclipse. The ancient sages believed 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 and destiny.

Skywatch: Look for the Pleiades star cluster near the Eclipsed Moon.

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