Solar Eclipse October 2014
The Solar Eclipse on October 23 2014 is at 0º Scorpio. It is conjunct the planet of love Venus and closest to Miaplacidus, a star in Argo the ship. In mundane astrology, the Sun signifies the ruler, so having his light blocked out by the moon (which represents the common people) could be a worrying time for the ruling elite. Unfortunately many of us are still carrying the cell memory of “eclipse fear” that we common people had when most of us didn’t really know the astronomy behind the phenomenon. Those that could predict eclipses had a great weapon in their hands from which to scare the public into obedience. It was very useful to issue dark omens that implied almighty god was punishing the masses for their disobedience, rebelliousness, or whatever behaviour was liberating .. Can’t have the serfs feeling empowered can we, or even worse, feeling their own divinity! Saying that, it’s true that eclipses do have the power to “breakdown”, but if we are aware of where they are likely to hit us, we can attempt to transmute the eclipse into a “break though”.
I tend to think the solar eclipses have more of a “breakthrough” quality about them, since New Moons do generally herald a new start. The star Miapacidus, is found in the keel of the constellation of Argo the ship. The Keel holds the whole ship together like a spine and is always built first, so this star then is sturdy and robust. Miaplacidus used to be the alpha star of the defunct constellation Robur Carolinum. (Charles’ Oak, a tree famous for hiding Charles II after he lost a battle) Oaks are known for being strong and resilient. The fact that Charles took refuge in one, supports Scorpio decan 1’s ability to conceal itself and then its ability to resurrect what seemed lost. This decan also contains some stars in the crucifix, so the theme of resurrection is strong here. This decan does have a dark edge however, this comes from carrying the weight of the crucifix. This Solar Eclipse might address issues of one having to bear the responsibility of psychic or prophetic ability. This could also be about belief system programs also negatively over-riding ones ability to use ones psychic abilities to heal. Carrying the weight of ones religion, and any negative attitude towards sexuality could be wounding ones relationships.