This eclipse is at 19 Taurus in western astrology or 24 Aries in Vedic astrology. It’s a Solar Eclipse, so the Sun is conjunct the Moon. See charts at the foot of this Blog post.
Eclipses are the undamming of dammed up energy, and they are associated with earthquakes, tsunamis and increased volcanic activity at the Earth level. In our lives, we are particularly affected if an eclipse falls on one of the planets in our birth chart AND by the affairs of the House in our birth chart where the eclipse falls. The energy of the Sign the eclipse falls in is also important. Generally speaking the main understanding comes from Vedic Astrology, but western astrology gives the pointer of how we experience things more at the egoic or psychological level.
The last time an eclipse was at this degree of the Zodiac was on May 10, 1994. Please read through my thoughts below about the meaning of this present eclipses, but also think back to what you were doing around that date. How might you be building on that now? Is there any thread of common meaning or similar life-development theme? What are you ready to do now? What do you need to release so you can make a fresh start?
Eclipses are the most powerful transits we can experience. SIX in a row are underway:
Lunar Eclipse 25.4.13 at 19.57hrs at 11.6 Libra (western 5 Scorpio) (Sun opp Moon)
Solar Eclipse 10.5.13 at 00.28 hrs at 24 Aries (western 19 Taurus) (Sun conj Moon)
Lunar Eclipse 25.5.13 at 04.25 hrs at 9 Scorpio (Western 3 Sag) (Sun opposite Moon)
Lunar eclipse 18.10.13 at 23.37 hrs at 1 Aries (Western 25 Aries ) (Sun opposite Moon)
Solar Eclipse 3.11.13 at 12.50 hrs at 17 Libra (Western 11 Scorpio) (Sun conjunct Moon)
Lunar Eclipse 17.11.13 at 15.15 hrs at 1 Taurus (Western 25 Taurus) (Sun opposite Moon)
Now to turn to the Eclipse of 10th may in more detail: Notice that there is a five planet pile up at one end of this Eclipse: Sun, Moon, Mars Mercury and Ketu (South Node of the Moon). Notice that at the other hand Rahu the North Node plus Saturn are transiting through Vedic/sidereal Libra.
Relationships axis: Because the sidereal sign axis of Libra – Aries is activated, this Eclipse gives yet more emphasis on relationship issues in your life. Rahu and Saturn are both transiting Vedic/sidereal Libra. There’s a huge emphasis being offered to humanity on the right place of Relationships, and this eclipse will be part of the undamming in your life to aid you to have the opportunity for better relationships and better understanding of the issues in what it is to relate.
If your relationships have wrong issues, this Eclipse will ‘burst the dam’ on the difficult feelings and help to offer you the chance to relate in a way that is better for you.
How do you know what to release? Consider who or what drains your energy, time, and resources. Ask yourself whether that situation, person, or belief empowers you. If you answer yes, then keep it. Let go of whatever does not empower you. Get good perception about your way of life as it affects your relationships. Commit where you should!
But of course you also have to look at the House the Eclipse falls in. What house in your Vedic birth chart is the Vedic/.sidereal sign of Aries. In my birth chart it’s the 10th House of career and standing in the world, so I expect there will be another (very positive) dam burst in this area, following on from the first eclipse of 2013 which was also on the 4th House – 10th house axis: Career – Home life.
But there’s also the past lives issue: The North Node represents the direction you are to move in life. The South Node signifies your past in this and prior lives. The nodes of the moon are part of an eclipse. In Vedic Astrology, the position of the Nodes of the Moon in your Vedic birth chart is the key to your incarnational life meaning. Ketu the South Node represents past lives/skills/issues. Rahu the South Node represents the obsessive direction of the push of your incarnational future in this life.
Now in my case, the Eclipse Rahu (North Node) is transiting through sidereal/Vedic Libra, the sign in my Vedic birth Chart occupied by Ketu the South node at the moment of my birth. So the Nodes are reversed! This can be a time of turbulence because the node of the Future is impelling us to travel to our past lives, and indeed, because Saturn has also been transiting through Vedic/sidereal Libra since last November, Saturn has also transited across Ketu in my birth chart. I do feel this has been marked by past life skills arising: sudden changes of career and direction. In addition to my astrology work, I also launched distance learning courses on Ogham, the Runes and Shamanic Development as well as offering initiations into Munay Ki Shamanism. I have also published my third Amazon Kindle novel: Vision Holder Munay Ki, which is based on the Ogham as well as Munay Ki Shamanism. Certainly my ancestry is on the far West coast of Ireland. I therefore have a blood heritage of Celtic plus no doubt the Viking raiders. The novel has a very Irish theme. All this I feel represents past life material welling up.
The Lunar Sign an Eclipse falls in is important: This eclipse falls in the ferociously heavy Lunar Sign, or ‘Nakshatra’ of Bharani. Bharani is the second Nakshatra of the wonderfully powerful Vedic 27-sign lunar zodiac. It’s power animal is the Bull Elephant. Its symbol is the yoni or vagina, and its presiding deity is Yama, the God of Death. It is the constellation of the womb where new life comes into being. It has to do with birth and transformation. Birth and death belong together – there is no separation. Each time we enter a new phase of our life, we conclude an old one. The dying of the old is the logical consequence of the birth of the new. The vagina welcomes the seed that makes new life possible and is the way through which new life comes into the world. The sexual act is the foundation of the beginning of new life. During an orgasm, one looses control. For a little while the ego is dead and you are in immediate contact with the divine, the moment that conception takes place: the beginning of new life. Bharani deals with birth and the protection of life. The transformation processes connected to this constellation, however, can be violent ! We do need to bring the child like authenticity of the eclipse’s sign: Aries, but we do need to balance this with committed relationship.
Jupiter and Venus are conjunct. Now and for the next few weeks the Jupiter-Venus conjunction in Taurus is beneficial materially and on all levels. Both planets are special Teachers. Check the House in your Vedic Birth Chart to understand in what areas of your life Jupiter and Venus will break through.
Astrology Readings: I do offer astrology readings which, as an unusual and very special bonus, combine western and Vedic astrology. Contact me for a reading. Tel: 07799296821, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.starwheelastrology.com.
Visionary Novels: My visionary earthspirituality novels are on Amazon Kindle: Rune Magic, Sacred Earth and Vision Holder Munay Ki.
Please also see my general blog about eclipses and their general meaning for 2013 which I wrote at the time of the first 2013 eclipse: the lunar eclipse of 25.4.13: http://wp.me/p179Ad-d3