New Moon and Partial Solar Eclipse October 23, 2014 @ 0 degrees Scorpio 25 min.
05:57 p.m. EDT 02:57 p.m. PDT
(the partial solar eclipse will be visible in North America just before sunset)
If we have no peace it is because we have forgotten we belong to each other. ~Mother Teresa
There is a vibrant energy that enfolds this New Moon/Solar Eclipse that will lead us into the light of Peace. Inner peace is outer peace is peace. No inner, no outer. Only the recognition that I am that! And then the ever present—abiding in that. Peace. Nothing is hidden though we are talking about a Sun, Moon,Venus and Pallas Athena conjunction in Scorpio. Everything is clear. Scorpio has the gift of inner knowing based upon deeply intuitive perception that can rise above judgment and definition. That is the essence of this New Moon—rising into clarity out of the story. The story serves to perpetuate our suffering. Some want what is not suffering.
For those who seek liberation from suffering there is a measure of wisdom that we can access now that allows us to see how we have been not been clear of our true nature. The eclipse acts as a gateway, the energy of which will continue to move us deeper into knowing for some time to come. It will only partially block the light of the Sun so that we are not immersed in darkness, unable to ‘find our way’. The ‘way’ will be so very apparent to us. Pallas Athena, a diamond on top of a cross, is symbolic for crystal clarity in physical reality.
This has the potential to awaken one from the illusion that I am this body/mind. There is a body and a mind but it occurs in physical reality as the absolute Reality not as anything separate from. There is therefore no separate individual. If there is no separate individual, there is no one to suffer. There is no thing that needs fixing, improving, modifying in any way. Absolute Reality is everything so that the concepts of more, better or different have no meaning except as a thought. All thoughts, being based on the past, have little relevance to me now.
What has relevance to me now? Just what is occurring in this moment. And I accept everything in this moment as an expression of the Absolute without judgment. No expectation. No suffering.
Scorpio has an awareness of the cycle that is humanity. That is birth, life, death and regeneration. This can inhibit the knowing of the true Self, the belief that this is what we are and destined to die. Scorpio may have a preoccupation with death. Scorpio also may know that death is simply another part of ‘life’. And that as Eternal essence we never die.
it is just what is happening not different than anything else that is happening. This is a very liberating realization.
“All die but there is no grief because the Indweller lives. Death is only the five elements returning to themselves.” ~Sri H.W.L Poonja (Papaji)
Venus in Scorpio. What does she want? What is left when one has been there and done that repeatedly. Venus in Scorpio has experienced a lot—shadow and perversity and hunger. There is only one thing to satisfy the hunger and that is waking up right now to the Truth of Self. There is nothing else that brings lasting satisfaction except knowing that I am all that I have ever sought. And so it may be that in these few days preceding and following this lunar phase that you are possessed of the clarity that brings you home to truth. When nothing else is left and Scorpio ruled by Pluto has the power to eliminate all that does not serve us, bare to the bone, we recognize that this is my Self. I cannot define it, name it or comprehend it with the mind. It is therefore the most obvious thing to know the Self as all that is.
The result of this discovery is abiding in Peace. It is where we began. So that once we strip away the artifice our hearts express from the limitless ‘pool’ of emptiness that we call Love and Peace and Joy but that simply is. There is not a notion here of war. It simply will not exist. Mars the God of War (and Peace) is the other planet that aspects this New Moon. It is sextile, (60 degrees) from these luminaries in Sagittarius. As the ‘Hunter’ who seeks truth, his aggressive nature erupts as the passion to discover Reality. His arrow pierces the veil of illusion revealing what has always been right Here. When I turn my attention from the many distractions of the external world and have the absence of mind to Be in the stillness, then I discover what has always been known and my quest has ended.
At this New Moon in Scorpio it may not seem all that easy. Dismemberment is rarely comfortable. We may find that we linger in the shadow or indulge our selves more than usual but when hunger still has not been appeased, there will be planted the seed for self inquiry and awakening. Patience and acceptance are requirements for what takes place during this New Moon.
If you have any questions as to how this New Moon impacts your chart or anything regarding this article I can be reached through Paradise Found 805 564-3573 or directly at 805 904-5433. Thank you and trust what is this moment.
(As we know eclipses have been occurring for centuries. Everything here has been occurring for centuries—and moving and changing–so that the recognition of Truth becomes easier, simpler more obvious as we spiral out of density toward the light. I know this is part of the story but it has very positive ramifications and that is a judgment! Communication is at times a vital piece contributing to deeper understanding. )