Eclipse Season: Are You In the *Vortex*?

Consider the Scorpio Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse (4/25) one *Vortex* of Water (how you feel on the deepest Soul Level) ... and the Sag Super/Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse (5/25) as the other *Vortex* of Fire (what you believe on the highest Spiritual Level) ... and just imagine YOU/Earth as the point of *Light* where they connect & stabilize in the *Center* with the help of the Taurus New Moon/Solar Eclipse (5/9). Another way to look at it is as a *wormhole* which is basically a short-cut through time and space as we know it. That is what Eclipses generally facilitate, an abrupt shift and permanent realignment in a relatively short, consolidated period of time and space. And this year (2013), there is definitely something for everyone ~ Aries thru Pisces and back again. I've decided to break it down here by Modality. ALL are in our charts, the individual arrangement speaks to your unique rhythm.

Wherever you have Houses Ruled by or Planets in: Aries/Libra or Cancer/Capricorn ... you Cardinal Babies are being directly & personally activated, in addition to the social/collective activations these alignments bring.

The Uranus/Pluto Activation (5/20 - #3 of 7), which was initiated in the 1960's, brings the initial tests (global) or consequences of choices made then. It is a huge opportunity for the 1950's - 60's - and 70's Babies to shine their light and guide the next leg of the journey. This is an on-going theme infusing the other activations and periodically strengthening their ability to facilitate evolution for you on a personal level. So for those of you with Aries/Libra or Cancer/Capricorn in your chart, these regular infusions are already well underway and you should be familiar with the sensation. Major changes to our fundamentals: Self/Other/Home/Work is activating an evolutionary growth-spurt for all lifeforms and Mother Earth is cradling us as best she can while She too adjusts.

On a more personal note, but still primary for the Cardinal Babies, is the upcoming Mercury Retrograde in Cancer. ALL Signs will want to prepare your individual water crafts & vehicles! And reflect on how Feb/Mar 2013's Mercury Retro in Pisces went for you. The Water energy has been seeping in slowly (or not) as of Aug 2012 (see Taurus/Scorpio info next for more details) and intensifies specifically during 2013-2014-2015 ~ one such surge will be Jupiter in Cancer June 25, 2013 - July 16, 2014. This initiation overlaps with this Mercury Retro in Cancer (June 26 - July 20, 2013). This is an intense process/recalibration of your head and heart connection and how it works (May 31 - Aug 8, 2013). When Mercury did this through Pisces (Feb 5 - April 13, 2013) we were introduced to new depths of surrender & trust and hopefully, we experienced a reconnection to our individual intuition. Your intuition will prove invaluable as your navigate the depths of the feelings rolling in/through you now. The entire month of Cancer (June 21 - July 20, 2013) will encourage and support you as you discover true nutrient that strengthens, uplifts and promotes life, while also forcing you to release codependence, neediness and fear-based decisions/choices. That said, keep in mind that the final Mercury Retro will be through Scorpio which will be designed to get your Soul in touch with your subconscious fears or shadow side of your mind.

Don't let monkey-mind chatter override or undermine the Soul's deep knowing! And remember that Mercury Retrograde is never about the mechanical breakdowns, it is always about your INNER communication system, that needs regular maintenance 3-4 times per year.

{Note} For both the Cardinal & Fixed Babies, it is worthy to note that the two Uranus/Pluto Activations in 2013 fall smack in the middle of the Taurus/Scorpio Eclipse seasons (Apr/May and Oct/Nov 2013). It gets very REAL with these two groups as they represent absolutely all the very fundamentals of being a human on this planet (or any lifeform for that matter): Life/Death ~ Home/Work ~ Self/Other ~ prepare to make choices and decisions about the things that are unstable in your life (and keep it moving), while simultaneously strengthening and fortifying the more stable aspects of your being and life (and pause for the cause). Probably a bit of both.

Wherever you have Houses Ruled by or Planets in: Taurus/Scorpio or Leo/Aquarius ... you Fixed Babies are being directly & personally activated, in addition to the social/collective activations these alignments bring.

Aug 2012 is when the North Node moved in to Scorpio ~ a new conception point was activated for our collective (Soul Level) Path and forward-moving direction. [Last: 1994-1995/Next: 2031-32] The North Node (Current Path) initiated new, clean, authentic power, conviction & discipline (Scorpio) while recalibrating the South Node (Past Path) of how we use our natural resources to build and maintain life as we know it (Taurus). This is about starting a new Path from Zero Point (while Aries energy is new life in action already). If you are at a crossroads (read: Zero Point) in your own life, you can use this energy to truly release the old Path, and step courageously in to the unknown of this new Path. Trust your instincts (not your habits).

Then, Oct 2012 brought Saturn in to Scorpio to anchor the new energy birthing, think: first tri-mester of pregnancy ~ new life is delicate and can go either way until the roots are strong. We have until Fall Equinox 2015 for this phase of development. [Last: 1982-1985/Next: 2041-44] Working the energies of both Saturn & North Node in Scorpio will help you clarify the choices you are making, distill your motivations for making these choices and support course corrections which become easier or even unnecessary when you do your part. Have you ever heard, "Make an offering and you will succeed"? Scorpio always asks for a sacrifice for the greater good. Whatever you can let go of (literally or energetically) will clear a space for the purified *new* (customized for YOU) to come in to your Being, life and environment.

{Note} Saturn & North Node will connect in Scorpio only one time Sept 17, 2013 at 8° along with Venus at 6° lending her energy to this initiation. Supporting cast with Earth & Water energy at/near 8° is: Pluto @ 8° Capricorn & Ceres @ 8° Virgo and Chiron @ 10° Pisces. This is ALL GOOD for healing, nurturing and fixing all that ails you on a grand scale. Do as much clarifying prayer work as possible, you are deeply supported on multiple levels.

On a more personal note, but still primary for the Fixed Babies, is the annual Taurus Gate of Power (May 5 - June 21, 2013) & Taurus/Scorpio Eclipses (Apr/May 2013). We all have access to fertility and life-supporting energy while the Sun infuses the Taurus Garden with Source energy at this time every year. And perhaps you've heard me say that everything is a "response to the last thing and preparation for the next thing". That said, I have to preface my Taurus/Scorpio Eclipse notes with closure on the Gemini/Sag Eclipse series we complete this week (5/25). We had altogether 9 Eclipses in Gemini/Sag (Dec 2010 - May 2013) and of them, 6 were Full Moon/Lunar Eclipses, which (among other things) indicates twice as much "releasing/ending" as "initiating/beginning". We HAD to release the old thinking, beliefs and processes because we are starting at Zero Point, with completely new Truth.

So, with the release of old thoughts/beliefs (Gemini/Sag Eclipses) clearing space, we are positioned to seed new life with Taurus/Scorpio Eclipses. And I really mean NEW Life! Altogether, we are going to have 6 Eclipses in Taurus/Scorpio and of them, 5 are New Moon/Solar Eclipses! The one and only Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse was this Spring (4/25) and this is our one major release of the series and why I encourage you to try to take the whole Summer to truly process and integrate this Spring before you try playing with others in the Fall. Also, an interesting frame of reference is that the 5 of 6 New are all rebooting the 19-year cycle from 1993-94-95 and the one Full (4/25) is the only one associated with the mid-point in 2005.

Consider those years and what reverberations you can feel/see now. More importantly, set your intentions around connecting with your Soul's power to create & sustain your life ~ a life that reflects your true worth and radiates love, light & truth from your center!

{Note} Since all 5 Taurus/Scorpio Eclipses are New Moon/Solar Eclipses, that means the complementary Full Moon/Lunar Eclipses will all be Aries/Libra. So keep in mind that once the North Node is done in Scorpio (Feb 2014), it will move (counter-clockwise) to 29° Libra and the Eclipses will shift to the Aries/Libra theme. Try to feel this evolutionary shift. You are completely supported to first, connect to authentic power (Scorpio) and commit to being stewards (children) of Mother Earth (Taurus) and then practice channeling your own power to create and sustain your own life. Right as you master that energy & lesson and step fully in to the "new/now", the eclipse vibration will shift and move you, naturally, in to the Self vs Other ~ Individual vs Community issues and lessons of Aries/Libra Eclipses. The first one is in 6-months, an Aries Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse (10/18) so if these energies are strong in your chart, you may want to set some preliminary intentions.

Visualize that you are planting the Garden that you desire on the deepest Soul Level, that which would feed and provide all nourishment, beauty & protection ~ and dream BIG thanks to recent Gemini/Sag Eclipses ~ and then prepare your mind and heart to deal with the primary relationships and immediate community as the next natural step in the evolution. You've seeded the vision of *LIFE* in your/our Garden, that includes the plants and animals FIRST ... now, what humans would be welcome in your Garden? What kind of humans can you work with? play with? be intimate with? share with? You may find some value in listening to our Scorpio *Lunar Lounge* when the Power Circle gathered on 4.25.2013 for the initiation of the current Eclipse *Vortex*. Hindsight is always useful and we're NOT out of this *Vortex* yet so there is still plenty of time to set intentions and work *Mojo*.

Click Here for *Scorpio* Audio Excerpt (48-min/mp3)

Wherever you have Houses Ruled by or Planets in: Gemini/Sagittarius or Virgo/Pisces ... you Mutable Babies are being directly & personally activated, in addition to the social/collective activations these alignments bring.

Jupiter is in Gemini June 11, 2012 - June 25, 2013, which is one month from now. We are closing a 1-year journey through Gemini that only comes around every 12 years. While Jupiter is in Gemini, it will contact Neptune & Chiron in Pisces and infuse our belief systems with some fresh new information and re-introduce magic ... *IF* you can give up any pre-conceived notions about what is/isn't real or possible. Ultimately, it brings a test of faith, what do you believe? why do you believe it? how does it support you? how does it block/delay you? Most likely, whatever was true 3-6-9-12 years ago is simply not true anymore. How has the story unfolded for you? Consider the last 12-year journey, particularly the pivot points: 2000-01 (Gemini) ~ 2003-04 (Virgo) ~ 2006-07 (Sag) ~ 2010-11 (Pisces) ... which led to here and now ~ 2012-13 (Gemini). This is big for the social/collective realms, but intensely personal if you have these energies in your chart.

On a more personal note, but still primary for the Mutable Babies, is the expansion Jupiter brought to the final Gemini/Sag Eclipses, which leads to the ultimate closure we will all experience this month and next. I found it infinitely valuable to reflect deeply on last Spring 2012. See *Relevant Reflections* below, which will give you a snapshot of 1-year ago. There are a number of indicators that 2010 activated an evolutionary path that will be tested in the next year or so (2013-2014) and this is a good time to prepare your mind to allow your heart to lead (once and for all). I encourage you to use this Summer and the *Summer Retrogrades* to support a very personal restorative process. We will have to go through Cancer, grounding what feels right in our individual centers, before we can/will be allowed to Leo: play/create with others.

{Note} Between now (May 2013) and Sept 2013, we are still working the Lunar Rhythm of Full Moon preceding the New Moon ~ release first, in preparation for new seeds. We have been in that rhythm since June of 2012 and will continue until the regular "flip" of the order comes again in Sept 2013.

Oct 2010 ~ 2 Aries Full Moons ~ Initiate New Moon *preceding* Full Moon

June 2012 ~ 2 Gemini New Moons ~ Initiate Full Moon *preceding* New Moon

Aug 2013 ~ 2 Aquarius Full Moons ~ Initiate New Moon *preceding* Full Moon

Feb 2015 ~ 2 Pisces New Moons ~ Initiate Full Moon *preceding* New Moon

Are you attuned to the rhythm of the Moon? If not, even the basics like this, knowing whether we are clearing space for new life (Full Moon preceding New Moon) or initiating new life, walking by faith and making adjustments at mid-point (New Moon preceding Full Moon). We are still in a period of releasing and with the Super Moon alignments and the Eclipses facilitating course corrections to the tune of 10 and 20 years, it's good to be gentle with your Self and others, as you have a little more clearing and preparation to go but Fall Equinox 2013 should yield a HARVEST like you have never experienced.

I have found tremendous value in researching the previous cycle to make better choices in present & future cycles. Feel through this information and see what rings true for you. You may have experienced some of these thoughts & feelings in the last year, last month or NOW! It also speaks to that second Gemini New Moon (mentioned above) and may shed useful, additional light on your individual process.

*Relevant Reflections*

~ 1-yr Ago: GEMINI 2012 (3-pg/pdf)

~ 1-mo Ago: TAURUS 2013 (2-pg (Solar) / 3-pg (Lunar) pdf)

Solar Guidance ~

Lunar Guidance ~

~ NOW: GEMINI 2013 (2-pg (Solar) / 3-pg (Lunar) pdf)

Solar Guidance ~

Lunar Guidance ~

So, all in all, this particular *Vortex* is basically Spring Equinox to Summer Solstice but then preparation for the year's Harvest begins in earnest. I imagine the Leo Gate of Power (8/7) will be quite enlightening! Safe Travels ~ More Soon! 



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