The Lunar Eclipse on 28 November 2012 is at 6º Gemini 47’ in the stormy Hyades star cluster found dappled along the face of Taurus, the Bull. I think this is an extremely important eclipse due to the fact the Sun/Moon opposition forms the centre rod of a very destined Lilith Yod. There are conjunctions at each corner and they contain all the potent sexual planets. This eclipse will bring a sharp focus on soul mate and triangular relationships. Mars conjunct Pluto is on Facies, the penetrating, and sometimes ruthless stare of the archer.
This boomerang Yod then can be seen as an archers bow, and at the arrows point we have…a hand grenade! Is this is a lethal weapon, a poison arrow, or a cupids bow? The Lunar Eclipse is conjunct Urda, the Norse goddess of fate and the past. The Moon is more specifically on Prima Hyadum in the Hyades, a place I found to be highly sensitive to what is popular, so many artists have this placement. It is also creativity tinged with sorrow though. Black Moon Lilith is close by though, literally on the Bulls left eye, which I did find to be rather treacherous, so possibly here we find the weeping eye of the tearful Hyades.
November Lunar Eclipse Aspects
It’s almost like there are two strands of fate here. If one has anything between 6º-9º, then you may feel like you are in the eye of the storm. This Yod has both light and dark to it. Venus conjunct Saturn speaks of solid love commitments while Mars conjunct Pluto is deeply erotic, earth-shattering, volcanic sex. Phew, all that shooting down to Moon/Lilith. That’s one hell of an orgasm. I think this eclipse will reunite soul mates, but not in an easy way at all. It could be fatal attraction, reconnecting you with an old soul mate who brought you pain and sorrow, but with whom one becomes obsessed due to the past-life recognition. With Lilith there is always the danger of triangular relationships, so for those already committed there could also be interference from an embittered third person who wants revenge for a past life betrayal. But we have to step off the karmic wheel at some point. Mars/Pluto on Facies has to be ruthless and cuts off the sapping briar that is preventing these lover’s roses from blooming.
This is a very complex Moon with so many aspects! Starting with Moon conjunct Lilith. “This combination has to successfully merge the paradox of the virgin and the whore or the very worst manifestation of Lilith can surface. At its best this is sheer priestess and occult ability at the highest level…when it is good it is very good, but when it is bad it is terrible.” This is the perfect example of one dividing dependable spouse from exciting lover. Then we have Sun opposite Lilith, “there can be an inner battle which is then projected onto “Boogie men” in the outside world. Identifying with the Sun can therefore result in being a shiny example of goodness as opposed to identifying with Lilith where you become an utter social outcast.”
Again there is danger of living out an internal split externally, represented by the spouse vs. forbidden-fruit scenario. I think it is very important during this eclipse phase to come to grips with our own shadow because this Yod, with all its duets, is so ripe for projecting and dividing people into angels or demons. We also do not need an excuse for a holy war either.
With so many planets in quincunx there is a great opportunity for karmic adjustment:
In the blue corner, Venus conjunct Saturn, the traditionalists, the married couples, the secure families…or are they? Moon quincunx Venus “ wants everyone to be happy, loving and congenial, but they can be obsessive in their pursuit of fairness and perfection.” Working alongside is Moon quincunx Saturn they “seem like they would take the traditional approach to caretaking or managing, but they have the knack of throwing a curve ball into situations which throw people sideways.” So on the surface these families may look quite uptight and upright, but really they are gagging for Mars/Pluto to come in and spice up their lives.
In the red corner, the renegade warriors, sexual deviants and activists. Mars conjunct Pluto. “it takes quite an exceptional person to use this explosive conjunction in such a way that it does not self-destruct. It seems to be the proverbial phoenix from the flames..”and Moon quincunx Mars “is passionate about protecting its family and those it loves… These people would be excellent in an emergency situation.” with Moon quincunx Pluto “Their sexuality is sultry, but eccentric and taboo in some way. They may have multiple marriages, same sex relationships, be very uninhibited or have some strange sexual fetish. Quincunx kinky!”
I actually like the balance between the two planets at each end of the sextile. I reminds me of something like “Wife Swap” where you mix up some Christian Fundamentalists with a Pagan couple. I am sure both sides will become better people as a result of the “karmic rebalancing” . This Moon could work miracles, bringing unlikely couples, or groups together resulting in a wonderfully creative and inspiring solution to problems.
Eclipse In The Hyades
This rebalancing will not be easy in the Hyades however. As you can see from the keywords these stars are “emotional, controlling, manipulative, cunning, sharp minds, strategic, strong passions, brave, daring, stalkers, obsessive, compulsive”. You will need to keep your wits about you. Try to let these bunny boilers down, very, very gently… but don’t be afraid to say no to them. Yes, there will be tears and dramas, they will try anything. The Hyade’s bull is going to snort, ram it’s horns into a wall and, if all else fails, gives you the sad, watery, guilt-inducing cow eyes. You will be made to feel utterly ruthless, even if you are just being fair.
On the other hand, it may be oneself that ends up tearful and feels like they have been victimised by Facies’ penetrating stare. There are many roles to play in the eclipse. 6-8º Cardinal signs may have to be the ruthless ones. 6-8º Fixed signs may have to resist temptation and 6-8º Mutable signs, you’re left to negotiate peace with a psychopath. Enjoy. What is super interesting, is that the December 21st Jupiter Yod points to 8º Gemini, where Black Moon Lilith is in this eclipse chart and Lilith will swap places and be at 11º Gemini where Jupiter is in this eclipse chart. So it really is a bit of a “Wife swap” isn’t it? I’m thinking that if some of us feel we are in the wrong place during this Lunar eclipse, then by the 21st of December we will be certainly be in the right place! In the mundane world, this swapping could signify the deposing of a dictator, justice being done and the rightful heir taking the throne.
The Sabian symbol for the Lunar Eclipse is “An old fashioned well with the purest and coldest of waters”. This beautifully fits with the watery theme of the Hyades, the good side of it where tears are cleansing and healing. Wells were seen as gateways to the spirit world. They represent inner wisdom and the depths of emotion. Drinking from the well may take more effort, it’s not on tap, but the pure spring water, made from beneficial minerals that have taken many thousands of years to create is worth the hard work and patience. This well represents the Venus/Saturn conjunction in the sextile. Time spent nurturing a dream or an idea, and the commitment it takes to see it through to the very end.
Lunar Eclipse Key Words
Karmic rebalancing, stamina, courage, determination, feeling supported by the environment, crystallisation, faith, drawing on deep resources, pooling together, pure, clear thinking, keeping focused, resisting temptation, being ruthless, tough love, holding firm, penetrating stares, poison arrows, antidotes, deflecting attacks, psychic protection, being kept on your toes, getting into hot water, cooling off, refreshing, revenge, replacing, swapping roles, recognizing the shadow, exorcizing, exercising your rights, putting someone in their place, reclaiming your throne, spicing up your life.