On May 09, 2013, a beautiful sphere will appear in our skies with the Annular Solar Eclipse in Taurus. The new moon will create a beginning and the solar eclipse will heighten the effect. This wonderful concerto will begin its journey with a new moon at 8:28pm EST and 5:28pm PST followed by the Solar Eclipse at 10:55pm EST and 7:33. The eclipse will occur in 19 degrees in Taurus.
“During May we will experience two eclipses, the first on May 9, a lunar eclipse at 19 degrees of Taurus occurring at 8:28 p.m. EST. This eclipse follows the solar eclipse in Scorpio April 25.” – Leslie Hale
The amazing Annular Solar Eclipse happens when both planets, the sun and the moon, are in line at the exact position. The line of the planets will cause a ring due to the placement and the size of the moon which will appear as a fire in the sky. Even though the moon will enter our skies while the moon rises and the sun is setting, those in the United States will not see this amazing event. This 6 minute eclipse will be visible for those who reside in eastern Pacific Ocean regions, especially in the area of Polynesia
This is the third series of eclipses that have affected fixed signs since November 2012; read about it here. The November eclipse was followed by the eclipse on April 25, 2013 (Read about it here) and now the Scorpio/Taurus Eclipse May 09, 2013. Those that will have direct impact from this eclipse will be those that have planets at 15-25 degrees in Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.
“Taurus is the natural ruler of the second house of money, income and possessions. These two eclipses occur on the 2ond/eighth house axis dealing with money, income, taxes, debt, income, joint resources, investments, financial markets and death both literal and metaphorical. (eighth house).” – Leslie Hale
The effects of this eclipse can be felt as early as 5 days before (May 04, 2013). The uneasiness of the energy from 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 eclipse has a significant demeanor on insurgency in our lives for at least 6 months; therefore, those that are born in the middle of Taurus cycle as well as those that have primary planets in Taurus may feel this effect more so than ever as well as fixed signs.
While every eclipse is relationship oriented, fortunately this eclipse may have a lot to do with the self and how it relates to material wealth and success. Included are areas of loyalty and stubbornness and how they oppose ones wishes and goals.
A solar eclipse brings a new period of individualism and there may be a tug of war between what you are becoming and how others are not changing. This may mean that evaluation is needed. However, when people do change, there may be a need of acceleration on adapting circumstances. Keeping things on the basis of honesty and integrity is bullet proof.
“Solar eclipses can end 19 years cycles and start anew. A solar eclipse occurred at 19 degrees of Taurus on May 10, 1994. We can expect secrets/situations to be revealed and Taurus is a financial sign so we may see shifts in the financial markets over the next few weeks, especially since 3 of the fast moving planets are in Taurus and Venus enters Gemini that day. As Venus enters Gemini it squares Neptune at 5 degrees of Pisces and this is a transit of confusion, lack of clarity and Venus is a money planet. It will square Neptune over the next few days and is a classic transit of being 'hoodwinked,' or failing see matters in a clear light and it is not limited to money.” –Leslie Hale
Eclipses are often considered as auguries and difficulties are a natural process of the eclipse. Eclipses are usually activated by major destruction such as negative weather patterns which could be such things as floods, earthquakes, and snow storms. Often, it is seen as an irritable time for humans as the energy could create disorder. The solar eclipse is an eye opener or a nudge; the very essence of our being, and fighting against it, will cause even more conflicts.
The eclipse mid Taurus is definitely geared towards money matters and being sandwiched between relationships and obligations. Questioning what more is needed to get where we want to go. It is time to gather material resources, form a plan, and make choices. Because the choices and plans of our lives are so scattered, the tendency to be frustrated could make it difficult to make choices. This is very similar to the eclipse felt also in November 2012 eclipse. Read about it here.
The eclipses do not have to all be disparaging; eclipses can bring new social position, and a need to take inventory, to make improvements, and to have solidity. It is a time for development, inhale information and acquire knowledge of the spiritual and knowledgeable information from people. If in a career there was a great deal of effort and hard work then definitely the heavens will support you, however, if it was revolving around just getting by then the angle of the eclipse will show you the direction you’re lacking and possibly the loss of a career or a promotional opportunity.
Solar energy is marginal, defensive, diffident, and active - resonated and articulated from within our life force. This eclipse is particularly impartial and purpose oriented where our principles and resolve can be enhanced and exaggerated. Consider our contributions to the world, and how they are expressed to humanity.
This 6-month period is a time to focus on career status, social status and endeavors. This particular Eclipse chart places a huge planetary emphasis in one area of the Zodiac - Taurus however; Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius are highly emphasized by guarding against out-of-control chauvinism, misinterpretations and over-sensitivity about limitations. Tiny details can over-run long-term goals.
“The eclipse falls on Mercury (transport, transportation, young people, communication, travel, ideas, and all verbal communication) and within 5 degrees of Mars. As the eclipse is so close to Mars we could see volatile circumstances and violence, especially in the hot spots around the globe.”-Leslie Hale
Along with the solar eclipse, the heightened new moon will bring a new beginning.
With a passage of new ventures and accomplishments, the energy is in just the right place to bring progress, expansion and creating a physical world which one calls their own. The restive will force the 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. Know that the Cosmos will support you as long as your intentions are true.
A moon in Taurus presents an excellent time to commit to personal goals; the lessons revolve around security and contentedness. Emotional reactions are calm, firm and shying away from confrontation. There is greater need for a peaceful environment. Nurturing others by providing for their needs is the theme for this eclipse.
The Moon in Taurus ushers in a time of attentiveness and sensibleness. People may feel more conservative and stable. This is a good time to continue or to finish projects that have already been started, as people may be more dependable and thorough. Like the stubborn Bull representative of Taurus, people may be bull-headed -- unwilling to compromise and argumentative. Care needs to be taken to avoid self-indulgence and excessive concern or desire for material possessions.
No matter how it is analyzed, the new moon focuses upon action. Take this time and relax because we are in for a bumpy ride. There will be another eclipse in 2 weeks. One is in mutable signs and mutable signs have been going through a continual transformation read about the last eclipse in mutable sign here.
“Mars in Taurus reaches the eclipse degree of 19 on May 17, and we can expect to see important events related to the eclipse occur at this time. On this same day Mercury will square Neptune showing us that events will not be clear or we could receive false information or facts will not be communicated correctly.”-Leslie Hale
The moon in Taurus represents Comfortable, Concrete, Corporeal, Enduring, and Stubborn. We must use the practical senses. The energy between the moon and eclipse may cause the need to continually express feelings. Arriving to a quick logical solution for any emotional problem - and will jump right in to provide a helpful opinion. Emotional feelings are not consistent and often switch between on again and off again. This could make people appear fickle or two-sided, but is it you or them. Be open-minded. The flip side of this energy may be that the urges of being super friendly in communication and a need to stay in touch with your mother or a female guardian becomes a must.
Also I suggest to purchase a Yellow candle, carve your name on it and anoint it with sandalwood or frankincense oil and chant the following chant: “I ask to find the inner light of my creativity” I wish for the universe to help me achieve the recognition that I desire." "I pray that I may find the strength to take chances with my creativity”.
The Sanskrit mantras can be difficult to pronounce but it are a powerful source of energy on levels of sounds through us and the creator. For the Solar Eclipse it is suggested that mantra of Surya be chanted every morning and every night for the entire transit (6 months). The mantra can be hard to pronounce for many but it is a powerful source of energy.
Om Surya Namaha
(Om Surya Namaha)
The mantra for Taurus moon is:
Om Sri shukraya NamahaRemember the 12 aspirations. Don’t forget to cross the ones you have already accomplished and make new ones. Don’t forget to manifest matters concerning materialistic things at this time. Most of all, don’t forget to light a white candle that day. Carve your name on the candle anoint the candle with Frankincense oil and chant Psalm 65 three times. If you should have any other questions regarding the new moon, or the Solar Eclipse please feel free to contact me.
(om Shri Shu Kra Ya Nama Ha)
This solar eclipse, I will be doing 6 month in-depth reading to prepare us for the finale on May 25, 2013 when things are set in stone until this fall.
Vedic reading is focused towards transformational changes which are sparked by actions and reactions. One ounce of prevention brings solace understanding of the future.
For the best advice, I would suggest you make an appointment with Leslie Hale and get a reading on the effects of the three eclipses. After you have had a complete reading on the transitions of the eclipse you may set up an appointment with me to have an in-depth reading done (6 months). I especially recommend for Scorpios and Taurus’ two readings be done, both in May, or if you have fixed signs in your chart and if you are mutable sign.
I will be accepting appointments for in-depth readings at a reduced price as early as May 7th to be scheduled May 10th through 14th only.
Please contact me prior to making an appointment so that I can be sure the slot for your appointment is available.
Wishing you the best of the transitions through eclipses.