Total (Hybrid) Solar Eclipse
New Moon in Scorpio
November 3, 2013
By Maharani Rutan©
Abstracts by Leslie Hale
Moving forward in 2013 has been a struggle for many of us; as many events begin to change and new ones give us a smile. The total solar eclipse of the sun in 11 degrees of Scorpio will change many things as we see it. New beginnings will also be brought with a new moon in Scorpio on November 03, 2013.
This spectacular event begins with a hybrid solar eclipse on November 03, 2013 at approximately 5:05 am EST and the moon will be voided at approximately 7:50 am EST. The difference between a total and hybrid total eclipse is that the hybrid begins as an annular eclipse which looks like a ring around the moon in certain parts of the world and it will look like a total solar eclipse in other parts.
“We are in the Scorpio season and the next eclipse of the season falls at 11 degrees of Scorpio Sunday, November 3rd at 7:50 am, EST. Scorpio is the natural ruler of the 8th house which applies to other people’s money, debt, taxes, sex, death and change and transformations, sometimes forced upon us.” – Leslie Hale
This is the third series of eclipses which will continue to impact all fixed signs, especially Scorpio. The first total eclipse was on November 13, 2012 at 25 degrees which affected later Scorpios (Read about it here), the second eclipse was lunar eclipse on April 25, 2013 read about it here.
This is the last eclipse of the year and everyone is being affected. Not only will Mercury retrograde impact Scorpios and those that have Scorpio in their chart but Saturn is still transiting Scorpio (Read about it here). As always, mutable signs are being affected by retrograde which always cause them problems. Read about it here.
The hybrid eclipse is spectacular in every sense even though the eclipse begins its motion 2 hours before. This is because the sun and the moon have to transit; some will see a partial solar eclipse which will be eastern North America from Rhode Island to Florida. As the moon’s shadow will pass slowly east of Jacksonville Florida and it will be a total eclipse by the time the moon is voided. Therefore, a partial solar eclipse will be seen in parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, Northeast America and Northwest South America; including some from Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. However the total solar eclipse will be visible from Uganda.
Many Scorpios have already changed their jobs, moved, left or started a new relationship, some ended a long term non-proactive relationship and others found their soul mates. However, for those who have not yet moved, not switched a job, or have not met someone new, your time is soon to come. But be careful, Jupiter is retrograding and therefore money, luck and communication may be slowed while you go through a magnificent change.
“Sometimes for a new way of life to emerge an old way must die, and often with 8th house matters we find ourselves in a place that feels like we must transform and change and leave the old ways behind or swim in a sea of loss regret and despair. Of course all transformation is not this dramatic, but as the eclipse is conjunct Saturn, we will be looking at the stark reality of whatever the situation we are concerned with is. It is important to remember that Saturn has a grounding effect, and once we begin the initial transformation process Saturn may give us great strength, fortitude and ability to plough through the obstacles that may be blocking our success. For many, this eclipse will deal with matters concerning money or finances in some form.” Leslie Hale
The effects of this eclipse can be felt as early as 5 days before (October 30, 2013). The discomfort of the energy of the eclipse will be felt by everyone; however, the intensity of the eclipse depends upon the house that the eclipse falls in an astrological chart. Every fixed sign or those that have fixed sign in their chart, especially early born Scorpios, may feel this effect more so than ever as well as early fixed signs.
Solar zing is marginal, caring, cautious, and spirited – mirrored and expressed from within our life force. This eclipse is particularly independent and purpose oriented – our principles and determination can be enhanced and intensified. Many people, for centuries, have idealized the Solar Eclipse as a bad premonition which enhances the sounds of nature and, in fact, creates phenomenon in the world. Many Indian Scholars and Pundits (Vedic Astrologers) predict these changes will affect everyone’s community, economic, and opinionated sectors.
A total solar eclipse happens when the moon transits between the Earth and the Sun and it casts enough shadow to cover the sun; this only happen during a new moon. The last time we had this much energy was November 2012, Read about it here and May 9, 2013 read about it here.
One of the best and most auspicious events that also occurs during this total solar eclipse is Diwali which is known to many as the festival of lights. The eclipse also lit up the sky for this event even last year. During Diwali, rows and rows of divas, or lamps, are set at windows and doors to invite Goddess Luxmi into our homes, as well as bring individual light to the home and internal consciousness. This is to bring joy, love, and peace to our hearts and souls. They say that a few days before Diwali it is advised to clean the home, get rid of clutter in the closets, hallways and wherever Goddess Luxmi can step. Clear the floor of debris and have nothing directly on the floor except for rugs or furniture because Goddess Luxmi cannot step on dirt and clutter. She will bless every one of us; even if we do not feel it right away.
This eclipse will pressure all of us and the light of your own Devine will be the security and shield zone. The eclipse will also question you what about your home. What about your family? What about your security? You have been wondering about these issues for quite some time. The solar eclipse forces you to aggressively make that change. It is about new beginnings, and all of a sudden old issues come to the forefront, forcing you to take a different tactic. Whereas good people become even better and the worst people turn worse. One must take the time to cleanse the energy and be easy not to make bold moves
This eclipse is particularly relationship oriented – our relations with others can be severed, defied, or suddenly welded together as the shock calls one to action. We may deeply consider our feelings and needs within the context of the house where planetary aspects are affected. At 11 degrees in Scorpio, where this eclipse is burning, there is a strong indication that people will see and think the worst of everything. This is because the aspect of the darkness is difficult for many. Scorpio represents the darkest planet in the universe (Pluto) and this energy causes people to feel that things are difficult in their life and melodramatic. Often, this can represent defensiveness where points of view are sharp but dealt with sarcasm, doubt, and cynicism.
People with fixed signs (Scorpio, Taurus, Leo and Aquarius) prominent in their charts will have a hard time separating their independence from their emotions; failing to recognize that something (or someone) they want may simply represent ego involvement instead of emotional commitment. This eclipse, unlike the one in November 2012 but much more similar to the one in April, focuses on those that are born November 2, through 11. This is not just relevant to only those born at this time, almost everyone will feel the effects; especially those that have their prominent sign in Scorpio or fixed signs. What we are called upon (or driven) to do may often interfere with what gives us emotional satisfaction, or we chase after our desires, while we waste, or fail to develop, our talents and skills.
This eclipse will also re-stimulate, to some degree, the issues that were raised by the November 12, 2012 eclipse Read more about it here. Also those issues brought up in the April eclipse Read more here. This will be an end of a cycle or a significant change in direction of affairs focusing on home, family and health. It may be that you will end a relationship or your partner may become indifferent.
“Scorpio’s ruler is Pluto, known as the ‘God of the Underworld,’ and it’s co-ruler Mars. Mars will be sextile this eclipse at 11 degrees of Virgo making it an even more powerful eclipse.”- Leslie Hale
This 6-month period is a time to focus on other people’s money or joint ventures of some sort. Since there are two eclipses in Scorpio, different aspects will occur in people’s lives. For example, the first one could bring money and the second could bring introduction. The first eclipse does have Mars in the 7th house which represents relationships and could mean that if a person is single, then commitments will be on their minds. If one is already in a commitment there will be a stronger bond. Even though the first eclipse can seem slightly negative, people who are in a relationship will give the support needed to move forward.
Usually, eclipses are created to teach all of us something; if it means to raise awareness or just bring balance. Scorpio represents the deeper and darker side of the planet which usually has to do with something hidden. In this eclipse this is about waking up people around them and finding other people’s kinks or weaknesses and with that teaching spirituality. Scorpio’s have tenacity, empowerment, and motivation to teach people how spirituality, responsibility, and actions must be done with personal integrity and spirituality. Whenever such teaching takes place, Scorpios become even more spiritual and find understanding through others; their vision and drives change by looking at others and sticking to what they don’t want to be. The lesson here is instead of dismissing, learning to engage in it – taking a risk.
The total solar eclipse is in the sign of Scorpio and it will be about renewal, reawakening and of Phoenix rising. Often it is said that within 90 to 180 days, the results of the eclipse will be identified. But with Saturn in Scorpio, which entered Scorpio on October 5, 2012 and could last anywhere from 2.5 years to 7years (read about it here), each step is a resurgence, instruction, correction and attention which are all the traits of Saturn. Along with the eclipse, which is another delivery and return, it’s about crafting, rescinding, generating, and finishing. Ultimately, anything that does not work in someone’s life will go. Let it go with grace; if not, Pluto (ruling Scorpio) will make sure that it is demolished.
Many will not feel the effects of this eclipse until 6 months after which is gear to climax February 3-13, 2014. Therefore, being conscious of this would be advisable. Think back perhaps to November 2012, this meant the climax happened in February 2013.
As I was writing this, I too was trying to remember what happened in November 2012. This is when my wonderful journal comes to use – when major events impact our lives it is always great to refer back to them and remember how we handled them. A few weeks before the eclipse I was given a gift of a full ride to pursue my third masters. And as November 28 2012, the day of the Lunar eclipse in Gemini (Read about it here), my assignment was over, (college professor). With severance pay in hand, I heard the news that the man I love, adore and respect got a job offer in another state with a promotion. Though this was hard to swallow, I made the most important decision in my life. To follow the man I love to another state leaving behind my family, friends whom I once called this “my comfort zone”. Three months later in February I found myself picking out the ring to get married and the plans were underway to have an official engagement ceremony in May but in April it was official during the lunar eclipse (read about it here). But the cycle continued a few weeks after the eclipse on May 25, 2013 when my family and the priest entered my home to bless the engagement on the day of the Lunar eclipse Read about it here
So the future of this eclipse could mean that the ring is bought for him in November during the eclipse and 3 months later the wedding and perhaps in 3 months later a baby (not)? But anything could be destined. Therefore it is a full circle for many.
“While sextiles are generally considered favorable, Mars-Saturn-Pluto energy in any form is secretive, intense, controlling, driven, dramatic, determined and even revengeful. There is nothing light about this energy, rather it is a dark, strong force that needs to be channeled appropriately, and I would advise anyone reading this to use this time to set goals and direct this energy in a positive manner around this time.” Leslie Hale
I truly believe in the concept “When one door closes another opens” as well as “what does not kill you makes you stronger.” I was sadden by leaving my school and my students and feeling worthless for not having to deliver my passion, but the joy of bringing this to one person overpowered what I had lost. Eclipses always make full circles, bringing to light what is good for the heart and soul. I even remember one of my friends saying to me in November, “you must come back on the radio” I did and the show took off but circumstances happen and it could not continue.
Eclipses are always wild; they always shake and rattle things and things happen so quickly. It could be a simple thing as marriage, promotion, career breakthrough, break ups, or make ups; whatever the case may be, it is the universes way of pushing forward. Thinking and not acting is the core of this eclipse because emotions will run wild during this time. It helps to get energy to do things that one has never done and don’t judge under any circumstances.
The New Moon signals a time of development. There is an impulse to take action and begin something new, be it a small change in the way you approach your daily routine or a whole new path on your journey through life. The energy is right for making spontaneous moves and following your instincts. This is the time to act from your heart and trust the process – take a risk, live in the moment, dance to your own drummer.
“Scorpio is a fixed sign and its power and intensity comes at the expense of forward movement. It is slow to change, and when slighted, slow to forgive. It is connected to the themes of birth and death, and Scorpio tears apart, sacrifices and then rebuilds, and Scorpions are known to be silent yet deadly.” Leslie Hale
The Moon in Scorpio marks a time of deepened desire and craving. People may be feeling more self-confident and more challenging, as well as being inspired and practical. In general, emotions at both ends of the spectrum are sharp and likely to vary throughout this effect. Connections on a deep level could be made with members of the opposite sex with the Moon in Scorpio. Represented by the Scorpion, Scorpio enjoys a mysterious and penetrating nature. Feelings of suspicion and revenge may arise, so special caution is needed to avoid conflicts. The Scorpio Moon can be a catalyst for power urges, which can often result in forcefulness or even homicidal impulses.
When the moon is in Scorpio, we become more attuned to hidden or secretive stimuli and our psychic antennas may be triggered. This is a time for working to maintain emotive control, and for working on overcoming inner obsessional thoughts or desires. There can be a need for recognizing ways and reactions that keep you locked in power struggles. This New Moon is most favorable for seeking assistance from your divine center and Higher Power to gently release yourself from inner negativities. Emotional Power is the focus.
For all Scorpios, and those that have any houses in Scorpio, it is the most supernatural time of the year; it’s the spotlight of the Phoenix. It’s time to let go of things that do not fit your appetite, the world is watching you – release the craving and put on a mask that is fit just for you. Keep armistice, keep inspiration, and keep motivated. It will get a little weird. Remember that it’s all in the approach. Know and understand the psychic and powers of the Scorpio, often feared and respected; there is nothing in between.
If a relationship is going through a healing process or a matter of a little time off, now there will be a new sense of energy which will strengthen the passionate bond and endurance will be very much respected thus saving the relationship. If a relationship begins within a few days of the eclipse there will be a forward motion of magnetism and it could be a union which will help the relationship bond even further.
There is a greater need during this full moon energy to feel protected and firm. Because of this energy, hostility, contention and anger will bring out the most vivid part in all of us. There is a great need to express the deeper level of our conciseness, but there is a greater need to remain calm if someone tries to tap into your energy.
“Some astrologers consider Pluto to be Scorpio’s day ruler and Mars the night ruler.” Leslie Hale
There may be arguments, seriousness, prejudice and unpredictability while the Moon is in Scorpio. There is a marked increase of concentration and a highlighted sensitivity to personal faults and insults. Remember that Scorpio has a distrustful and private nature. Avoid social problems. Beware of distrust and watch out for the Scorpio sting. Please remember to excuse and overlook. Be thoughtful interacting with the opposite sex. However, this could be a good time for intense merging with another on a deep emotional level! This eclipse will pressure all of us and the light of your own Devine will be the comfort and protection zone.
All Scorpions have been going through a very difficult transit, especially within the last year. Scorpions will now become a bit faithful, money oriented, and relationships will no longer be based upon the physical plane but rather, emotional and spiritual stability. Any Scorpios that are born in October will now let go of the past (relationships or burdens) and embrace a joyful conjunction of the spiritual world.
If you are a Scorpio and looking for work or a relationship the opportunities may come around May and accumulation now or in June when Jupiter is in Cancer.
When the moon is in Scorpio, we become more accustomed to hidden or mysterious influences and our psychic antennas may be activated. This is a time for working to maintain poignant behavior patterns and for working on overcoming inner fixation of thoughts or desires. There can be a need for recognizing habits and reactions that keep you locked in power struggles. This Full moon is most favorable for seeking assistance from your divine center and Higher Power to gently release you from inner negativeness. Psychic Power is the focus.
Since this is a very intense time, each individual sign will feel the effects of this eclipse differently depending upon how many planets they have in Scorpio and fixed signs. But there is no doubt there will be rippling affects. It is best under these circumstances to know how it will magnify you by contacting my recommended astrologer Leslie Hale.
This eclipse has fixed signs written all over it and highlighted for Scorpios for the next 6 months and may appear as early as 90 days from now and climax in 120 days.
Scorpio: This eclipse is all you. You may be questioning your personality, changes your personality takes, or the way you react to everyone or you may even change the way you dress, hair etc. It is who you are, how you are going to get there, how much you have sacrificed, and how much more you will. It may give you energy to change or realize what is not working as far as you, your image, and your personality.
Aquarius: There is a great intensity here – it may be that something is hidden and not working in your family sector or your professional career; or that something will come that will light up your life. Whatever it may be it will defiantly change your professional career or family path. Be careful this also could mean losing a career or loosing family or having disagreements.
Leo: Defiantly, this will change your family sector, where you want to live or the emotions that bring light to where you feel at home. It could mean your family home gets sold, nothing is there anymore, a close family member could move away, you may want to move, or family could get closer to you. Whichever it is this is a change that was needed to pave the way to a new tomorrow.
Taurus: Love is important to you and relationships are even more so. This eclipse will test and retest your love life in every way possible. It will question how your behavior attracts or disconnects lovers out of your life and it also could mean things that meant a lot to you (where you soul is) were hidden and now come to light. This could mean breakups/make ups or new people entering your life. It could also mean contracts end or friends leave your life.
Mutable signs, have you had enough of this retrograde, eclipses and the confusion yet? Mercury is defiantly packing the motions for you (read more about it here) and it’s not over yet.
Pisces: As spiritual as you are, do you ever question if you should believe in it? You know that you love to travel. This could mean more traveling or none what so ever. This eclipse also questions if you should go back to school and learn something new. Additionally, it could have to do with legal issues going well or not going well. It is mostly about your karma – if you hid anything you will pay the price, if you have not and you made decisions based upon spiritual right for you and others, then you will be treated right. Either way it’s about fulfilling or re-imaging your spiritual self.
Gemini: You know how you like to socialize and you know you have to work. This eclipse will question if the work you do causes you issues or are you taking care of yourself. You may find a hidden illness because you were too busy indulging or you may have to work so hard that you become fatigued. It could also mean that the way you work and where you work may not be good for you. Either you will change jobs because it exhausts you or you may change careers all together.
Virgo: Your communication skills have always been tested and people are often affected by them. Often, you may seem to others “rough” around the edges however, have you thought about being your own boss or going back to school, or taking more short trips to ease the tension? Perhaps this is what you will do. You want to keep busy when you have too much time on your hands and when your mind is not active you become a little edgy. Therefore, you may be looking at staying busy; going back to school, creating something awesome, taking many trips, giving presentations and talking a lot.
Sagittarius: Something has to change doesn’t it? Haven’t you said that forever now? But you do nothing about it. I would personally like to give you a book with empty pages and call it a “book of excuses”. This eclipse forces you to go inwards, find out if you are your own worst enemy, what is causing you difficulties, and what you are going to do about it. You will find your best friend is really your enemy and perhaps you find out your enemy really has your best interest at heart. Be careful to stay away from scrupulous people.
Cardinal signs just went through a transit – is there anything more that can be placed? However, they are pure gifts that only the cardinal signs can handle – those of a spiritual nature and inclination.
Aries: As if you did not get slapped and woken up already last month. But you are strong and can handle any changes that come your way; this is a change that could be a real good one where it talks about money, other people’s money, and things that are so transformative that it may even cause you to change dramatically. You may find that the business closes down and the money is not coming in as you had anticipated, that your business will expand, or you find new work to make new money.
Cancer: You heart is where your home and relationships are as you know things have been needing a change. All of a sudden a relationship which you closed the doors to will either weld back together or all things you love the most seem a distance away. Either way, expect the unexpected. Either your hobby will have the energy to make money or you will give it up. You get married (or proposal of) or divorced.
Libra: Love and money is what drives you. But money especially, the more you have the more confident you are of yourself. However you earn your money, this is where the changes will be. Either you don’t have any, or your money/job/project ends and you have to be miserly. The other possibility is that you receive a promotion and your money just comes from all directions. Your gift is for you to understand that if you have made wise choices and acted out of a spiritual nature it will stay, if not, it needed to change and it was hidden from you.
Capricorn: You know you love to be around people that give you pleasure. All that you felt as your support system could either leave you or you may make new friends; never the less it is all about that support you. Groups, friends, and family, this eclipse the very essence of how you or your associations have honored, respected and appreciated you. If this is lacking, then you will feel that you have no support system and have to do things by yourself.
Though each inclination is unique to individuals, this is a general perception as to what can be expected. I highly suggest that to really know how things will be affecting the internal and external forces it is recommended you speak to one of my recommended astrologers: Leslie Hale or Lee Stillwaters
Since the moon in Scorpio represents Impulsive, Unwavering, Fiery, Daring, and Vigorous, it is my suggestion for us to remain balanced. This eclipse and moon is extraordinary to many signs. It is my suggestion that you purchase a white candle and carve your name through the wick. Anoint the candle with lavender oil, sandalwood and chant the psalm 39. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle.
Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras, achieving the desired result is dependent upon the quality of intention, and when it comes to finding satisfying relationships, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be. The mantra can be hard to pronounce for many but it is a powerful source of energy. The mantra for the solar eclipse:
Om Surya Namaha
(Om Sur ya Nam aha)
The intention of this mantra is to call upon the God of protection and harmony to give you internal and external peace without uncertainties
Scorpio moon is:
“Om Angarakaya Namaha”
(Om An-ga-ra-ka-ya Na-ma-ha)
This mantra is to call to the keeper of the sun and removal of any obstacles in your way.
The intention of this mantra is the to keep us in balance; from losing our temper through darkness and blurred energy
With every moon cycle, remember to cross out the old affirmation even if there is the slightest change and create new ones. The perfect number for aspirations is 10. This means to list 10 aspirations and recite them every night until the next moon cycle. Remember, never make the affirmations beginning with “I need”, it must be worded “I will need to be shown how to retain”
Please note that these are general predispositions, and I highly recommend that you make an appointment with Leslie Hale to find out how this eclipse will affect you. Most of the time Astrology is a guide to what is coming in the future and Astrologers are able to give you a glimpse of what you can expect. At the same time, Vedic readings are also quite important because they use the aspects of the sun, moon, karma, dharma, destiny and spiritual inclinations to encode what is about to come so that you can modify your life to have the most benefit from the eclipse.
I will be offering 6 month personal in-depth readings starting the 4th of November. These readings will be encompassing areas of life that may not be touched upon by an Astrologer while your Astrologer will touch upon areas which I am not able to uncover. Together you can amplify the best of both worlds and create a destined path of your choice.
Please remember that I am NOT an Astrologer nor do I claim to be one, rather, I am a Vedic Sanskrit Reader who incorporates Astrology as a effectiveness and basis of the reading. This surrounds the magnificent transformational destiny and Karma reading as a conclusion to all readings. One can easily create cohesion between Vedic readings and Western Astrology.
Many people have asked the question how often they should have a reading done by a physic or a tarot reader. In my opinion, an in depth reading should be done every moon cycle. Since, every moon cycle represents a change it not only affects our external forces but our internal forces as well recommended.
Of course, we all have burning questions every now and then and it may be necessary to have a reading done more often because we want instant answers and gratification. Sometimes when we allow the universal energies work it takes time.
When dealing with a heartbreaking situation it is my suggestion that before you have a reading done you must clear away negativity and fear away from your emotions so that a reader can give you the clearest reading possible. The clearest answers can be given when energy is at its most neutral point. Never get a reading when your energy is scattered because you may not receive the best reading possible.
For those Hindu followers, Happy Diwali and for those that do not celebrate Diwali, wishing you the best success during this difficult time.