On November 23, 2003, we're going to have a New Moon solar eclipse. It
will occur at 2:59 PM, PST at 1 degree Sagittarius 14 minutes.
Luckily, this is a NEW moon eclipse; which takes the power out of the
punch compared to a full moon eclipse, which can be a visceral gut-punch.
It is certainly better than a full moon. On a new moon, the 'tides' of the
blood in the body are at their lowest ebb. Without a lot of excessive
water/fluids in the body to put pressure on the sensitive brain, people's
emotions aren't going to be quite as trigger-happy as they could be. And
since this eclipse hovers around the Thanksgiving Holiday, family matters
are definitely spotlighted whether we want them to be or not.
New Moon always signals "new" things. The eclipse is like a Cosmic light
switch being thrown on in an area of our lives that needs to be seen and
highlighted. Also, solar eclipses are about outer events in our external
world. It could involve people around you who make you react or act.
Think of this as seeds that are planted now, that will be harvested in 3,
6, 9 and 12th months from the above date. Things might now happen right
away, but guaranteed you will see action on your planting November 23,
2003, February 23, 2004, May 23, 2004, August, 2004 and November 23, 2004
. This is because as the eclipse begins with a conjunction, then squares,
opposes its original aspect, it triggers off energy that is can be
catalyzed, and finally, a year later, conjuncts that position once more.
For those who are being catalyzed by it, this is going to be an active,
dynamic year of change.
This catalyzation process is going to be very obvious; for a solar (sun)
eclipse always brings outer events, such as a person, a group, or a body
of individuals who make decisions and you are influenced by them. How much
you're influenced depends up on how close to the eclipse you have a planet
or your ascendant, Midheaven, for example.
WHO IS AFFECTED?
This time, it is Sagittarius sun sign people and the opposite sign, Gemini
sun sign people. Other signs pulled into this by proxy are Taurus and
Scorpio. This is because the eclipse is at 1 degree and the "orb of
influence is 3 degrees, which means 29 degrees Taurus and Scorpio will
also be involved. Sagittarius people born November 23 through the 27th are
affected. Scorpio people born on November 22nd are also included. The most
emphasis will be on November 24th for Sag people and they will feel this
eclipse the most. For all these folks, it is seed planting time; new
ideas, new ways of thinking, new ways of looking at life, or a problem,
for example. Time for the snake to shed his/her skin and get a new look!
Or a new attitude change. Or some kind of "aha" that breaks the chains of
darkness with those of us who are affected.
By opposite sign, Gemini, those whose birthday is between May 22nd through
the 26th, with special emphasis on May 23rd, will feel this eclipse most
intensely. Further, for any Taurus born on May 21st, they will feel it
quite a bit, too. For all of them, there is going to be decisions made,
because this eclipse is opposite their Sun. This is "put up or shut up"
time. The rubber meets the road here, for Gemini and Taurus people. It is
not time to hide, Gemini, or drag your fast moving feet. It is time to
gallop toward new awareness and opportunities that are coming your way. If
you do, then the same situation, person or event is going to repeat itself
on the above dates, throughout 2003 and 2004; so you might as well bite
the bullet and "just do it" and make a final decision and move on.
THE ECLIPSE SPOTLIGHT IS ON SAG
Sagittarius people involved will find the spotlight on them and new ideas,
support, paths and choices are going to open up for them, too. They will
see both sides of the coin, and be aware of the other party's intentions.
By knowing that, they can make decisions, which definitely are on the
plate right now. Sagittarian people will find this a highly active time
and they love change, so they'll gallop through this eclipse like a
Because it is an eclipse and the Moon is involved, this gives us pause to
look at ourselves in a emotional sense. Just how are we doing as a human
being? Are we being too harsh with ourselves? With others? Probably the
most important essence of the Moon is PROJECTIONS. Are you projecting your
stuff on others unfairly? Stop and look at this, because you're probably
doing it because you feel threatened or on the defense with this person,
place, group or thing. When we project, this muddles the air and its not
the truth--not for you, and not for the other party, either. A projection
is what we, personally and subconsciously, don't want to own because it's
our Shadow or "bad stuff" that we don't like (or are afraid of), within
ourselves. Projection is an easy answer (it's her or his fault, not
yours.....something did something to you...you didn't have any energy or
play in this scenario....kind of thinking....which is not correct.) Any
time we aim a projection out at another, we are harming ourselves and
them. This is not healthy.
So, this eclipse will give us all pause to look closely at ourselves. What
are we putting "out there" and how is being received by others? Sometimes,
we just have to stand naked and vulnerable and state our truth and know
that this is enough. You don't need to defend yourself, for the truth of
the situation will out. Of course, just because you speak your truth
doesn't mean the other party is going to agree or buy it, so just be aware
that this might not be a touchy-feely happy conclusion to whatever is
going on in your life right now.
Still, telling the truth and owning up to and identifying our projections
is the BEST thing we can do in the next week leading up to this energy.
This may well be a highly emotional day; much more so than usual. There
may be, unfortunately, more suicides than we'd want to see. More family
blowups, arguments, and dark, hidden skeletons from the family's closet
coming out to haunt everyone at the dinner table. The key here is, Gemini
and Sagittarius to face the music, listen and hear what people are
saying--and then run it through your own screens to sift what you can that
is positive and healthy first, for you....and secondly for the other party
or people/thing/situation involved.
Sag, if you are going to be with family members around this Thanksgiving
holiday season; be on guard about this possibility and go into the picnic
with the attitude of being gracious, forgiving, and that venting can be
healing. Take the emotional high road should a family member, friend,
coworker, become nasty, belligerent, angry or snotty. They are in pain.
Try to rise above your own flash points and triggers, and know that they
are needing help...especially your compassion, understanding and love. It
will be a real test of you as a person; but knowing that the eclipse, like
a light being snapped "on" in a dark room, something out of the darkness
is going to raise its head and everyone is going to see it. It is HOW we
deal with things at that time, that count. And forewarned is forearmed.
HOW this eclipse affects these people is entirely dependent upon what
HOUSE the eclipse falls in, what PLANET it affects either by conjunction
or opposition, as well as the other ASPECTS to that planet, to either
modify or intensify this eclipse.
This requires a professional astrologer to look at your chart to tell you
the possibilities. Carol B. Willis is our core faculty astrologer and can
be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ASCENDANT OR MIDHEAVEN INVOLVED?
If you have an Ascendant (rising sign) at 1 degree or your Midheaven (10th
house cusp), then you are going to be directly affected by this eclipse.
If the eclipse highlights your ascendant, expect a person or several
people within your circle of friends and acquaintances, to get in touch
with you. It might be by phone, email, a letter, or they may be coming to
visit you. Since this is early summer and holiday season, strong family
ties are highlighted. I would suggest that there is a family member who is
going to take your attention in some way.
If the eclipse is conjunct your Midheaven, then you can expect to have
ideas or have contacts with people that you work with or for. It may be
that you're going to a business dinner; with your boss or someone from
work. Pay attention if this is so, because some very good long-term things
can come out of it for you and your career.
Remember: whatever happens this coming week (usually the 5-7 days leading
up to the Eclipse are the most active and things are happening, so pay
attention....) of November 23rd and be prepared for CHANGE and perhaps, a
little CHAOS. Just remember, this is good in the long run, although for
some of us, it might not seem to be right now as we enter the "shadow" of
the pre-eclipse time.
Bio: Eileen Nauman is Eastern Cherokee Metis, on her father's side of the family. They are members of the Wolf Clan, according to her Great-great grandmother, who was pure Eastern Cherokee, and a medicine woman.
Eileen went into training to become a shaman when she was 9 years old by her father. Since then, she has expanded into crystal and colored stones, as the Eastern Cherokee are the original crystal keepers of the Ark of Crystals.
Her expertise has been gained over 45 years of experience and training. Academically as a homeopath for 33 years, she is holds a Doctorate of Homeopathic Medicine from the British Institute of the United Kingdom. She has written four books on Homeopathy. In addition to this, she has written the Quartz Crystal information in: Clinician's Complete Reference to Complementary & Alternative Medicine (Donald W. Novey, MD, editor), Mosby Publishing, St. Louis, Missouri, 2000. ISBN: 0-323-00755-4. She also is a teacher at the Desert Institute of Classical Homeopathy, Phoenix, Arizona, as well as teaching around the globe on healing tools that include, medical astrology, quartz crystal healing, natural world reconnection, colored stone healing, soul recovery and extraction (shamanism), flower essences and homeopathy.
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