Eclipse Archway of the Goddess

Full Moon Penumbral Eclipse @8 Gemini/Sagittarius 38
November 30, 2020, 4:30am EST, 1:30am PST, 
9:30am GMT, 8:30pm AEDT

Rose-Arches of Giverny, detail, Claude Monet, 1913. Photographed by author at the Denver Art Museum exhibit, “Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature,” in December 2019.

A penumbral eclipse is not the most dramatic, but an eclipse is an eclipse is an eclipse. We will perceive the shifting tides in our lives in some fashion that may refer back to the reverse eclipse on June 5 of this year. 

Sun sign Sagittarius, November 21—December 21, brings us into a celebratory time of year, as we head toward December Solstice and the turning into 2021. There is a big astrological hurrah at the end of this year. We prepare as we go through this Lunar Eclipse to ride the waning moon into and through the powerful, solo Total Solar Eclipse of 2020 on December 14. What a way to end the year, and such a year.

This eclipsed Moon in Gemini, with Sun in Sagittarius, is a passage that echoes the reverse eclipse of June 5. You may notice some resonance with that time. I already have, surely and specifically.

Let’s take a quick look at the Sabian Symbols:

Sun at 9 Sagittarius:
“A Mother Leads Her Small Child Step by Step Up the Stairs”
Moving step by step we continue to learn, evolve, raise our level.

Full Moon at 9 Gemini: “A Quiver Full of Arrows”
We surely know we are in Sagittarius territory with this image. 
Like Legolas, the Elven Hero in Lord of the Rings, head out on your adventure prepared for anything. Stay focused on the goal. 

Eclipses are indicated by the Nodes of the Moon, which form the Line of Destiny of our collective journey. Since May 2020 through 2021, the South Node in Sagittarius represents what is given; the North Node in Gemini what we seek to energize. We need many arrows in our quivers. The kaleidoscope of Gemini shows a multitude of entryways, portals, points of view and perspectives, as well as distractions, disinformation, and discouragements to overwhelm us. Crossing signals, as if too many radio stations are coming in at once, we may experience static interference as we seek our heart-centered/ third eye intuitive Sagittarian sense of truth that we deeply hold, heart and soul.

When you tune inward to adjust your reception beyond the static, the compass of your soul’s ‘true north’ aligns with a kind of internal GPS guidance. On such an inner journey, we withdraw from the stormy winds on the outer bands of a type of cosmic hurricane into the calm eye of the storm, finding our solitudinal and sovereign soul center of solace. No one can take this journey for us or tell us what it is like or how to do it. You are You for this very reason.
There is no doubt the wavelengths are shifting in the huge sweep of light waves that are entering our solar system; such a ride we are on! 

Venus dives into Scorpio, November 21—December 15
The day that the Sun entered Sagittarius, Venus moved into Scorpio, infusing most of this high energy Sagittarian month with emotional intensity and strong feelings. We might be taken by surprise, as Venus is doing a flash dance with Uranus, across the sky in Taurus. This dynamic opposition between Venus and Uranus stirs up unexpected affects and evokes a strong appearance of the Cosmic Feminine. Let us also remember that Uranus, planet of higher mind, is conjunct Black Moon Lilith, with her ‘Buddha spacious mind’ level of wisdom transmission— another indication that the incoming waves of heightened light frequencies are awakening something deep inside the very essence of our embodiment as light beings. 

On the last New Moon in Scorpio, it was Mercury, also in Scorpio (and still in Scorpio), that was conversing with Uranus across the sky, coming up with surprising news and developments. On this Full Moon, it is Venus in Scorpio who is dancing with Uranus. This cosmic couple pull us into more than Scorpio’s signature hot and spicy tango; rather, we find ourselves in an intensely creative, inventive and avant-garde movement with a heightened electromagnetic rhythm. These two planets spark like fireworks, flashing with subtleties and nuances, shocking maneuvers and unexpected outcomes. 

Remember the Sabian Symbol of the last New Moon, picturing crowds of people coming down from the mountain to listen to “one inspired man’ [or woman].  What was it that he (or she) said? If this has not yet been spoken, this Eclipsed Moon in Gemini likely broadcasts some world-changing message. In any case, people are stirred up now with smoky, passionate Venus in Scorpio interacting with wildly unconventional Uranus in Taurus. 

Making this personal to you, how are your values and feelings about your life changing? To help finish up this rigorous year that has required a great deal of vigilance, personal responsibility and big questioning of how we want to move forward into a new year, Venus puts her energy behind figuring out ways to make our lives better, to feel whole-hearted and joyful; in short, to make life worth living. It takes radical change and freedom to do so. 

Venus in Scorpio likes to stir things up on her own; and much more so when made restless by Uranus. This is nota good time for stalled, stale or complacent relationships; it isa good time to spice things up, change dance partners or experiment with something unexpectedly different that stirs up feelings and fans any banked embers into fire. 

Venus in Scorpio is Kali-like, cutting away what is no longer life-giving and vital. Black Moon Lilith now in company with Uranus in Taurus,compels change that is authentic to our earthiness and enhances joy in the senses. When we feel in our hearts a great love for Mother Earth, we can feel our energy drop into her heart. Earth offers a foundation of strength and support especially when appreciated. Since Earth is receiving large waves of excited light frequencies, we share in the bounty of this evolutionary light. Can you feel it?
We can pull out of any bitter swampiness that pulls us down by communing with Nature. As poet Mary Oliver writes, 
“You have only to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.” 

Our bodies are changing with the Great Awakening, impulsed by the intensity of incoming galactic waves. Can we trust the organic intelligence of every cell in our body to help move us forward toward well-being and upliftment? Monitor your emotional wavelength and find the high road that rises from deep within the heart of Earth herself. As poet Kathleen Raine perceives it:
“The Earth upon her celestial spindle winds her ecstasy-producing dance.”   

Heading into the Big Wave of the Total Solar Eclipse on December 14, we have two special days honoring the Divine Feminine:
December 8—celebrating the Assumption [and Divinity] of the Virgin Mary, December 12— honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe.
This dual celebration of the Divine Mother and her mysteries carries centuries of blessings, and is echoed in some particular ways by the exceptional activity of Venus through this Lunar Eclipse and through the Solar Eclipse of December 14.

We are coming closer and closer to the rainbow at the end of 2020. 
As I have been reminding us along the way:

By year’s end we are through a huge piece of work.
We enter a clear zone, on a new collective High Way.
Be Your Best Self!
You are a Star in a Galaxy of Stars!
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