Lunar Living Astrology
Taurus Lunar Eclipse
November 19, 2021
in: Taurus 27°
November 19, 2021 @ 8:59 a.m. GMT
November 19, 2021 @ 0:59 a.m. PST -8
Sun is Scorpio, 27° 15'
Moon is Taurus, 27° 15'
The Full Moon today is a Lunar Eclipse, and although not quite a total eclipse, it will likely be a Blood Moon. One of the tribal names for the full moon in November is the Beaver Moon.
Depending on which article we read, this lunar eclipse is either a "deep partial" or a "near total" in that there will be a color change with the moon, which does not normally occur with a partial eclipse. Because of the season and more dark time, the North Americas will be offered a great lunar eclipse opportunity if the skies are not cloud filled. Some other areas near Australia, New Zealand, and Japan may also get eclipse-viewing opportunities. Lunar eclipses do not require any special eye protection, and can be seen from just about anywhere after the sun has set during the time of the eclipse in that area.
This eclipse belongs to the Lunar Saros Series 126 which originated on July 18, 1228. The Gregorian calendar change brings it to July 25, 1228. The Moon was in Aquarius 2 degrees with the Sun in Leo. This eclipse belongs to the fifth nodal family, originating from the Northern Hemisphere. According to Rose Lineman's eclipse interpretations, the Moon's eclipse in Taurus tends to accentuate the emotional desire for consistency and internal serenity, but when paired with a solar eclipse in Sagittarius, we will be forced into a situation that causes emotional discomfort. "Plodding Taurus is no match for buoyant Sagittarius. To benefit most, one must utilize Taurean inner strengths to undergird Sagittarian expressions and relax undue emotional inflexibility," (Lineman, R, 1986, Eclipse Interpretation Manual).
The Sun in Scorpio is opposing the Moon in Taurus, and forming a T-square to Jupiter in Aquarius. Despite the fact that these are square aspects from Jupiter, the overall effect may not be as harsh as we would assume. Jupiter expands the influence rather than hinders. So there is the potential that there could be a positive outcome or an opportunity with this one. On the other hand, there is also the potential for there to be a very negative impact from Jupiter. There is also a wedge aspect to the Lunar Eclipse from Pluto in Capricorn. This, again, not necessarily a harsh aspect, but it has the potential be a stumbling block of some type. If we are ready to release and learn from Pluto, we are in a better position to become enlightened during this Lunar Eclipse.
The moon will move Out of Bounds (OOB) for an extended period of time after the eclipse, starting on November 20 and lasting until November 25. Expect some emotional fallout from past traumas or from traumatic events in the present to change our perspective about our current situations.
Mercury, in Scorpio, is not close enough to the Sun to be directly involved in the eclipse, but the aspects to Jupiter in Aquarius and Pluto in Capricorn will tie Mercury back into the eclipse. We will need to tease apart the psychological affects from the reality of the situations that we are attempting to handle. Mercury is also forming a trine to Neptune Retrograde in Pisces. There is the potential for the blinders to be pulled off, or the mysteries to be revealed for what they truly are. Mercury is in a Critical Degree of Scorpio, adding another level of intensity to these aspects. The harsh truths are not likely to be fair, or equitable, considering that Mercury is in Scorpio where psychological twists tend to be amplified.
Venus in Capricorn is pushing itself to the "ledge" ahead of the Sun. There will be a Venus retrograde motion in the near future. Venus clings to social status and a sense of personal security when transiting through Capricorn. It can be difficult to have personal safety from others when we display too much of ourselves trying to achieve social recognition. Venus is forming a sextile to Mars in Scorpio and a trine to Uranus retrograde in Taurus which is opposed to Mars. While Uranus and Mars wrestle for control, Venus is acting as the referee in this one. Just be careful. We may experience an accident while attempting to get "fit" before the holidays.
Venus continues to transit OOB all through the month of November. The last day of the Venus OOB transit will be December 7. Venus OOB is another source of vulnerability. Venus likes personal security, yet that gets tested when Venus is forced to transit OOB, especially for these extended periods of time.
Mars is also pulling out of a square to Saturn in Aquarius which is also forming a square to Uranus. The taskmaster (Saturn) may still have a lesson or two for us during this eclipse. Lessons do not always come in the form of a textbook. The main question to be considered, what do we learn from the lesson being taught?
Jupiter is heading back into Pisces. We are offering our Jupiter in Pisces Transit Report on sale. It is a great way to be prepared for the next year.
Overall, this eclipse chart is heavy in the Feminine receptive placements meaning that our biggest changes will come from within, and not so much from monumental events that simply force us to adapt. There is the potential for the latter, but most of our change will be at an intellectual level. Also, with so many planets in Fixed Quality signs, we may resist the push to adapt or change, thinking that we are being punished rather than realizing that we are needing to grow into a stronger person by accepting the changes.
Meditation for the November 19th Lunar Eclipse
In silence the truth can at last speak.
© J. McCaul - Lunar Living Astrology, 2021 (All Rights Reserved)
1) Goldschneider, G. 1994, The secret language of birthdays, New York, NY; London, Engl.: Victoria, Austr.: Auckland, NZ., Penguin Studio Books.
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