Maya del Mar's Daykeeper Journal: Astrology, Consciousness and Transformation
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The Meaning of the Moon

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Scorpio-Taurus Fool Moon Eclipse

by Maya del Mar

The Scorpio-Taurus Full Moon, which occurred November 19, is about taking Scorpio’s tremendous transformative power and making it our own, growing a garden with it. Scorpio-Taurus deals with resources, especially material resources. There are noticeable—material—changes with this powerful combination of fixed signs. In addition, this Full Moon was a Lunar Eclipse, so we should expect additional intensity.

This November 19 Eclipse has its complimentary Lunar Eclipse in Taurus next mid-May. This will give another jolt to seeds planted now. Both of these eclipses are instrumental in the events of 2012.

This Eclipse was in my fourth and tenth houses, the sectors of foundation and life purpose, the backbone of the chart. Two very big changes came into my life. I often tell clients that Eclipse changes tend to be events which give one an extra push in the direction in which one is moving. Doors often open for new opportunities.

I talked about this in my New Moon Report. I got in touch with my absent son and his family, and my five quite grown-up grandchildren and one great-grandchild, in Tennessee, for the first time in many years. I’ve been yearning to connect with them, and it turns out that they reciprocated that yearning. We’ve had an exciting, joyful reunion. I’m just delighted with them, and I’m going to River’s and Rachel’s wedding in May—which is when we have the opposite Taurus-Scorpio Eclipse from this one! This contact began with Scorpio First Quarter, and by Full Moon I had had good conversations with each of the children. The family—my foundation—is coming together. This suddenness of opportunity is a typical eclipse event. Also, changes often happen before the eclipse, as this time.

The other opportunity, which came out of the blue, is writing a new column for my old magazine, The Mountain Astrologer. Look for it in the May issue. Here we are, with culmination in May again! I’ve had other good adventures with my children during the rest of the month, including a quick and fun trip to Las Vegas with Susan, and a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner lovingly cooked by Clarke.

Nationally, we see the Administration moving right ahead with its war on Iraq, and with its repressive policies. The two highlights now were the passing of the Homeland Security Bill, and the start of weapons inspections in Iraq.

The weapons inspections in Iraq started as Venus stationed direct in the first minutes of Scorpio, the penetrating researcher. This has an eerie similarity to the presidential election night configuration of Mercury stationing direct, less than one degree removed from this station. It appears likely that this war with Iraq was, at election time, a major goal of the powers that be.

At the Lunar Eclipse, Venus Ascendant ran through Baghdad, showing its direct expression there.

(At the Full Moon of November 11, 2000, Saturn Midheaven ran through Baghdad. Saturn at that time was in late Taurus, conjoined the November 19, 2002 Eclipse!)

Both of the featured players in these two major stories, Saddam Hussein and John Ashcroft, have their Suns in Taurus, the sign of the eclipse. Israel also has its Sun in Taurus.

The other major Eclipse event with worldwide repercussions was the sinking of the huge oil tanker Prestige off the coast of Spain. Oil is destroying the major Spanish fishing grounds for an indefinite time. And fish is the major staple of Spaniards. Their markets are unimaginably loaded with hundreds of kinds of fish, and their marvelous cuisine actually centers on fabulous fish dishes. Or at least it did.

Astro*Carto*Graphy shows a Pluto IC (or nadir) line along the Atlantic coast of Spain at the Full Moon. The spill and its consequences are an example of the uprooting of old foundations which can accompany Pluto in the IC position.

The Senate passed a bill making the U.S. government liable for backup terrorist damage—up to $100,000,000,000 per year. The insurance industry will set its own premiums, without the usual oversight.

There has been unrest in labor all over the world. Ceres, who rules labor, is moving through assertive Aries. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union reached a historic agreement with the Pacific Maritime Association, an agreement in which the Union got what it asked for, despite imposition by Bush of the anti-labor Taft-Hartley Act. I write this at the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius, and this week the San Francisco Local 10 of the ILWU is hosting an international labor meeting focused on the Taft-Hartley legislation, which is a threat to all labor.

There has also been much anti-American activity. Standouts now are Kuwait—where is perhaps our biggest overseas base, Afghanistan, Jordan, and Lebanon.

Tobacco and health have been in the news from a number of standpoints. One of them is the European Union suing R.J. Reynolds for laundering money for the Russian mafia through the Bank of New York, and through Dillon Read.

At the insistence of the families of victims of 9-11, GW created a commission to investigate its circumstances. His choice of Henry Kissinger, the consummate coverup artist, as chairman, is receiving much criticism.

The Australian prime minister, John Howard, declared in favor of preventive war—and thousands marched all over Australia against war.

In Qatar, a major staging base, the U.S. started computer war games, the first time outside of the U.S.

Senator John Kerry from Massachusetts announced he is a candidate for the 2004 presidential elections. Senator Kerry (12-11-43) is a Sagittarian, with Pluto about to begin a 9-month transit of his Sun in January 2003, infusing it with power and regeneration. His main leadership planet, Jupiter in Leo, was squared by this Lunar Eclipse.