The Lunar Eclipse on November 8 2022 at 16º Taurus Decan 2 Aspects: Conjunct Uranus square Saturn. Fixed Star: Menkar. Tarot Card: 6 Of Pentacles Crystal: Citrine
Moon In Taurus Decan 2
The moon is exalted in this decan exemplified by both Carl Jung and Edgar Cayce (Who both had their natal moon here.) Both men had a clear connection to the collective unconscious. Sometimes the Moon close to Menkar can cause problems because Cetus the whale is also symbolic of the communal psyche of the world. So there can be an over-absorption of everything out in the cosmos, seen and unseen, good and evil!
That includes material from dimensions that may have a negative agenda. These forces can easily manipulate the Moon (In other words the general public which the moon represents!) So at this time, we can have difficulty discerning our own emotions from those around us. This sensitivity, of course, can work positively too, where an artist can pick up the audience’s mood and modulate its performance to fit.
Lunar Eclipse tarot card
The tarot card associated with this decan is the 6 of pentacles. “ It is a card of extremes. A card of having/not having, domination/submission, superiority/inferiority, generosity/meanness, supporting/not being supported, being appreciated/being used, teaching/learning, hiring/firing. The list could go on and on. However, one of its strong traditional associated meanings is charity or patronage. After experiencing difficulties or finding yourself in a bind, usually, financially, someone has stepped in to help out.” ~ teachmetarot.
Karmically one will have to use one’s material generosity genuinely and not as a means to control another. If you are not the receiving end you will have to be careful not to lose your artistic integrity in securing your benefactor. Selling yourself out can be very tempting at this time.
Lunar Eclipse November 2022 Astrology
Lunar Eclipse Fixed Star ~ Menkar
Menkar ~ 14º is situated in the open jaw of the Sea Monster. This creature was sent to ravage Andromeda and is considered unfortunate. The Ebertins say: “This star has a Saturnine character, corresponding to impediments of many kinds, worries and tests of endurance. Unjustified enmities, hardening and toughening these people in some ways.”
The major problem with this star seems to be trouble with inheritance and throat ailments. Robson’s harsh words emphasise Menkar’s dark side; “Mental anxiety, hatred of the vulgar, ill-will of women, loss of marriage … inheritances attended by much evil, Strong and uncontrolled passions, jealousy, evil associates, immoral, violent…” are just some of the descriptions.
Lunar Eclipse November Aspects
Moon Conjunct Uranus
Moon conjunction Uranus breeds crazed lunatics, unconventional rebels and quiet outsiders. There is a pathological need to shock and outrage. However those that bring this attention to themselves are often shy and uncomfortable with the notoriety this outrageous behaviour brings them. At this time, protesters can be branded as an attention seekers and conspiracy nuts, while they are simply trying to speak their truth.
Moon Opposite Mercury
With Moon opposite Mercury, moods will change very swiftly. Therefore it is extremely difficult to plan. One needs to be super-adaptable and agile to shift with the public mood. Because of this uncertainty, you might feel like you want to say close to home. You will also want to do things on a small scale so that any last-minute changes are not the end of the world. The time is right for minor tweaks, attention to detail and adjustments. You don’t want to get involved with projects that need long-term planning or tackle anything wildly ambitious.
Moon Trine Ceres
Moon trine Ceres supports charity work and feeding the vulnerable. It is also a time when the collective feels nostalgia for what seems like a golden past. Ancient times and traditional values are glorified while antiques are more appealing. The wisdom and experience of older people are respected and honoured. Taking stock of the past and preserving items of value is fulfilling at this time. So affirm your ancestral connections and make strawberry jam with granny!
Moon square Saturn
With Moon square Saturn, circumstances force people to take responsibility for their actions. Heavy-duty work falls under this category. So if you need to put some hard graft into a task, this is the moment to do so. It enables one to practice focused discipline. Saturn always rewards hard work but can punish those who are lazy and entitled! Every event has a karmic feel, and omens are to be taken very seriously.
Eclipse Triggers Saturn Square Uranus
Eclipse triggers the Saturn square Uranus once again as this aspect is now waning. We might see the death throws of whatever nasty demons this square has summoned up into the collective. Remember the whole Techno-tyrant that started back in February 2021? In the article, I said “Saturn in Aquarius could be a tyrannical humanitarian and even quite communistic (Aquarius is big on equality and very utopian too) while Uranus in Taurus is a kind of radical farmer. Pitch forks at dawn?”
Another development with this aspect is AI, the merging of organic humans (Saturn) with technology (Uranus.) Uranus in Taurus could be the rise in Crypto-currencies with this square bringing an economic crash which causes a revolution. It may be about bringing the gold standard back too since Saturn is the old ways.”
Lunar Eclipse In The Collective
A type of Uranus in Taurus ‘radical farmer’ could be the UK’s new King Charles III. His Sun at 22º Scorpio and Venus at 20º Scorpio conjunct the eclipses’ Venus at 20º Scorpio. As King, he is now one of the most powerful men on earth, and also an organic farmer.
The ‘radical farmer’ might also be the uprising of Dutch farmers. This has hardly been covered in the mainstream media. Thousands of Dutch farmers have protested against government plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This means 10,000 farms will have to close or become ‘green farms’. I don’t know enough about this but from what I can gather, synthetic pesticides are part of the problem. Farmers will have to wait 2 years to qualify for organic status, but who can afford to do that during the #CostOfLivingCrisis? I would love to see more organic farms though.
Lunar Eclipse Summary
This is a sensuous and empathic energy so having a massage would be great during this lunar eclipse. Self-care treatments such as acupuncture would be beneficial as well. This decan’s Mercurial influence supports healing hands and green fingers. It is very maternal and material, while the moon here adds even more nurturing, so we are generous with our children and the ones we care for.
This lunar eclipse supports those who turn their house into a refuge and host dinners where people feel loved and well fed. We yearn to indulge ourselves and others, but it might be quite difficult over this cold winter. Nevertheless, we can still find ways to ply our loved ones with material goods no matter what! This eclipse gives those who are plugged into it great business sense and attracts pentacles like bees to honey.
Menkar’s negative aspects can, therefore, be transcended, but probably only by more evolved souls. The wealth that is promised must not be used selfishly. In the Lunar Eclipse, many aspects are about caretaking, tradition, and nutrition. Some people might have to learn simple things like learning to cook and how to live frugally. Think of the war years and rationing. It seems to be going that way. Thus, we’ll learn to live within a budget and be creative with our housekeeping.
The Moon has that great sensitivity to it too, so it will benefit those who are both artistic and empathic. They will know just how to make beautiful objects with just about anything. Sculptures from recycled objects will do well and food art. This is the eclipse for cake decorators! Christmas dinner tables will be stunning this year under the influence of this eclipse. It doesn’t have to cost money when you have imagination!
Solar Eclipse Healing Crystal ~ Citrine
Citrine is the perfect crystal for comforting us in the cold winter months. Its bright yellow colour looks just like a crystallised sun. It is said that sunshine can brighten the darkest of moods, and so it is with this cheerful crystal. As the cold nights draw in, this crystal is guaranteed to keep you glowing! This stone is known as the ‘light maker’ and is associated with success and abundance.
“Citrine is an excellent crystal for interpersonal relationships. It smooths family or group problems and promotes solutions and cohesiveness. It also helps in understanding and dealing with absorbed impressions from those around us. Carrying a Citrine attracts love and happiness, and guards against those who would break your heart. It is also an effective shield against spite and jealousy.” ~ crystal vaults.com
Due to its warm solar energy, Citrine is excellent at overcoming depression, fears, and phobias. Those with low self-esteem can benefit from its comforting golden aura. Citrine is a stone of self-healing, inspiration, and self-improvement. One feels more radiant holding a citrine and gives optimism for the future, rather than felling stuck in the past. Most of all I think Citrine helps resolve the contradictions of the Saturn square Uranus rather well.