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New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio, November 13, 2012

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There is a New Moon Solar Eclipse on 13 November 2012, 02:09 PM PST at 21° 57′ Scorpio and the closest aspect in the lunation chart is a square between retrograde Mercury in Sagittarius and newly direct Neptune in Pisces. Something Scorpio usually excels at is digging up all the dirt and knowing exactly what the facts are, no matter how unpleasant. This time Scorpio discernment runs smack into a Neptune generated fog bank. Will all the nastiness now be reveled? I tend to believe it will be. So if you have been keeping important secrets or playing fast and loose with the truth, your moment of reckoning could be upon you.

Who amongst us will be most affected by the Mercury-Neptune square? Those folks with personal planets and/or Ascendant at 0° in the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces). In the interests of being fair, most did not set out to intentionally mislead others, more than likely they were given bad information in the first place. This is an excellent time to remind everyone to ALWAYS carefully check your sources and verify whether or not you’re working with good data. Is a heartfelt apology or two in order?

The next closest aspect is an inconjunct between stern Saturn in Scorpio and rebellious Uranus in Aries. Since both planets also aspect Pluto in Capricorn – Pluto is sextile Saturn and square Uranus. Here the powerful mutual reception between Saturn and Pluto tilts the scales in their favor, putting Uranus in a less than favorable place. It seems to me the sheer force of the Saturn-Pluto pragmatism is likely to force more idealistic Uranus in Aries to slow down and come a little further into reality. Maybe we’ll see some examples of productive idealism . . . you know, where what at first looks like a crack brained scheme turns out to work quite well.

Disrespecting the feminine with Ceres in Cancer supported by a Grand Trine with Saturn in Scorpio and Chiron in Pisces is a very bad idea. Uranus in Aries exactly square Ceres may tempt some to throw a few smart remarks out. If so, those who do best remember what happened to those men who made nasty comments about rape in the US elections . . . they lost, big time. Ceres is always a force to be reckoned with as Pluto knows to his sorrow.

It is worth noting the first lunation with the Saturn-Pluto sextile within orb, activating their mutual reception (Saturn rules Capricorn and Pluto rules Scorpio), is also a powerful Solar Eclipse. Looks like we’ll be getting our first real taste of how this mutual reception will play out. As for those who will be most directly affected? Chances are if you have planets or Angles from 4° to 7° in the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) or the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn), it will be you. I may be naïve but I do feel when the dust settles . . . it is Saturn after all . . . and we realize we’ve survived, this sextile will prove very beneficial for most folks.

The third closest aspect is a semi-sextile between Venus in equitable Libra and the New Moon in Scorpio. Can’t say this looks like too much fun for Venus though she may be able to soften the Scorpio intensity some. Libra and Scorpio don’t have a lot in common. Scorpio is way too willing to air Venus in Libra’s dirty laundry . . . very embarrassing for this ultra civilized Venus. The best outcome is Libra tact will allow Scorpio to reveal long hidden agendas without totally devastating all involved. Maybe.

For creative folk we have an out-of-sign sextile between Mars in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. The case here is one of enough differences to spark ideas with enough harmony to grease the gears. Mars is also semi-sextile Mercury in Sagittarius by the numbers though both planets are in the same sign. Like Jazz, the dissonance eventually resolves into harmony then slides back into dissonance . . . challenging but never boring!

Jupiter in Gemini stands alone this time and his best option is to keep everyone’s spirits up and promote good will.

Best tactic for this powerful New Moon in Scorpio is to work hard at being as real and authentic as possible. Take the high road and treat everyone you meet with kindness and respect. This is so not the time to be mean and small minded because doing so may come back to haunt those who are for a very long time. Scorpio may forgive but they never forget!

On a personal note: With this New Moon and North Node straddling my Mercury-Ascendant in Scorpio, I’m taking the authentic thing very seriously because it would appear I’m going to be quite visible for a change. The thought makes me a little uncomfortable, as it should. Fortunately Jupiter is still widely trine my Moon, helping me maintain my sense of humor. *grin*

Mars in Sagittarius is exactly sextile my Chiron in Libra as well as sextile my Libra Sun. Looks favorable for seeing my energy levels begin to pick up post Saturn conjunct Sun. I didn’t realize how much having Saturn conjunct my Sun had worn me down until the effect started to fade. What a transit!

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41 comments to New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio, November 13, 2012

  • Kaz

    It’s going to impact by 10th house nearish neptune. Can I unexpectedly manifest A glam new job pls? xox

    • Diane L

      Hi Kaz!

      It’s going to impact my 10th house nearish neptune. Can I unexpectedly manifest A glam new job pls?

      Hopefully this is the one that will do the trick! Hey, it is a Solar Eclipse after all & that’s plenty of fire power in your 10th. Do you have any other personal planets at 21 degrees? Something for the New Moon to funnel energy into your chart? :)

      xoxoxo diane~

  • Diane L

    OMG I just twigged to what I have at 21° . . . Uranus which is inconjunct nMercury. Groan.

  • jdots

    me too kaz! NM is conjunct my midheaven where uranus sits. kinda worried. i just started a new job this summer. i thought saturn transiting up there would calm down my job scene.

    • Diane L

      Welcome jdots!

      NM is conjunct my midheaven where uranus sits. kinda worried. i just started a new job this summer. i thought saturn transiting up there would calm down my job scene.

      If your MC is 21° then Saturn in Scorpio is probably still way back in your 9th house. Unless tSaturn is aspecting a planet in your 10th house, then it would have a greater impact. Maybe the NM conjoining your Uranus will highlight areas where you can be make your job fit you better.

      xoxo diane~

  • Rekha

    This solar eclipse is conjunct my moon as well as Neptune in Scorpio, 11th house. I feel that this is a biggie for me. I am noticing that my long-term goals are in a state of transition. I am also Capricorn Rising and so Saturn in the 10th house is also foreshadowing change for me. I guess we shall find out soon enough.

    • Diane L

      Hi Rekha!

      I am also Capricorn Rising and so Saturn in the 10th house is also foreshadowing change for me.

      Keep in mind the kind of change Saturn brings usually involves commitment to a long term plan of some kind & the pace is likely to be very, very slow. Worth it in the end though. :) I’m sure you understand how this works if you have a Cappy Rising.

      xoxoxo diane~

  • hal_kyder

    Looks like the moon for this conjuncts my asc 22 degrees scorpio and perhaps if you think that a seperating aspect counts quincunxes jupiter/venus in aries. If this is the case that expect the best and the worst and a lot of tension because of this.

    • Diane L

      Welcome hal_kyder!
      Looks like the moon for this conjuncts my asc 22 degrees scorpio and perhaps if you think that a separating aspect counts quincunxes jupiter/venus in aries. If this is the case that expect the best and the worst and a lot of tension because of this.

      Is your Jupiter/Venus conjunction in Aries inconjunct your Scorpio ASC? If so, then yes, the New Moon will trigger it. Usually I too weight an applying aspect by transit more heavily than separating ones. I’ve tightened up the orbs I use for transits to 4°-5° for applying aspects in most cases except for Neptune. Due to Neptune’s generally illusive nature and slow movement I only use exact transits. *shrugs*

      xoxo diane~

      • hal_kyder

        It depends on how you look at it – as mentioned. The 21.57 solar eclipse is beyond the jupiter/venus conjunction as this aspect is 19 and 20 degrees respectively. But does conjunct the asc. Its as is written does one count an aspect that is the far side. I also use tight orbs (3 degrees) to start and then the full whammy comes 1 degree and within to exact and then is immediately gone once passed. Mind you haw bad can it be with jupiter and venus involved?

  • ayda

    i have Neptune in my 12 th house and this eclipse will effect this point. i have saggitarius asc. ?t also will make a trine to my Mercury in 8th and north node in 4th. Also make a sextile to my natal pluto in 10 th. becouse its neptune i am confused about the effects of this eclipse. Any comment of you will enlighten me dear Diane..

    • Diane L

      Welcome ayda!
      i have Neptune in my 12th house and this eclipse will effect this point. i have Sagittarius asc. It also will make a trine to my Mercury in 8th and north node in 4th. Also make a sextile to my natal Pluto in 10th. because its Neptune i am confused about the effects of this eclipse.

      With sextiles & trines connecting your natal Neptune to other planets & the North Node, my thought is the New Moon will be more favorable than not. Please keep an open mind regarding information revealed though as this lunation has the potential to shine light into some dark corners within. One thing Neptune resists is giving up its illusions. :P

      xoxo diane~

  • Deb

    I’m actually digging for problems within a certain company right now.

    Well, no, I’ve already dug and found some. Now I just need to formulate a report… :)

    In news more important than my activities of late, 20 senate seats are now occupied by women.

    XOXO,
    Deb

    • Diane L

      Hey Deb! :D
      I’m actually digging for problems within a certain company right now.

      Well, no, I’ve already dug and found some. Now I just need to formulate a report… :)

      New Moon in your 12th will speed that project right along! See that Saturn is affecting your Venus . . . kinda takes some of the fun out of life. Life getting anywhere near back to normal in your neck of the woods? I know it seemed like forever before the smoke cleared out here, ’bout the time Saturn moved off my Sun. LOL

      20 senate seats are now occupied by women.

      Considering women outnumber men in this country, all I can say is it’s about time we had more equal representation!

      xoxoxo diane~

  • Les

    The Scorpio solar eclipse doesn’t hit anything closely for me, but Neptune goes direct exactly opposing my Mercury (within a couple of minutes). I keep reading things like with Neptune going direct you can manifest something you’ve dreamed of doing. All I want is to stop feeling so disorganized and spacey! I know I’ll have to deal with Nep a long time yet with my Venus/Pluto, but getting past my Mercury will surely help.

    Meanwhile, I’m having a lot of back problems, usually an issue around my Sun square Saturn, plus that sensitive Moon/Asc/Uranus which is getting a lovely sextile from Jupiter but some sleep interference (hate to see how I’ll sleep with pMoon on my natal and pUranus for months soon…). I am trying to do yoga again, although so so stiff. Maybe Neptune will help with the yoga, and of course the writing. Getting lots of watery dreams – a consequence of interrupted sleep is remembering them more. A conspiracy of Uranus and Neptune!

    • Diane L

      Hey Les!
      I keep reading things like with Neptune going direct you can manifest something you’ve dreamed of doing. All I want is to stop feeling so disorganized and spacey! I know I’ll have to deal with Nep a long time yet with my Venus/Pluto, but getting past my Mercury will surely help.

      Your Christmas present this year is Neptune leaving 0° Pisces for once & for all! :D You have my heartfelt sympathies on this one . . . those of us w/Mercury on display in the 1st house feel the lack of clarity keenly.

      Meanwhile, I’m having a lot of back problems, usually an issue around my Sun square Saturn, plus that sensitive Moon/Asc/Uranus which is getting a lovely sextile from Jupiter but some sleep interference (hate to see how I’ll sleep with pMoon on my natal and pUranus for months soon…). I am trying to do yoga again, although so so stiff.

      Excellent plan to start doing yoga again, especially since Saturn in Scorpio will be moving over your progressed stellium in Scorpio this winter. I spent this past year or so doing regular exercise/strength training because I’ve been having lower back problems exacerbated by Saturn crossing my Sun-Chiron. Still have occasional issues but overall much improved. However being on the shady side of 65 I see no other option than to continue my exercise program. My Scorp sister goes to her yoga class religiously and loves the results.

      Maybe doing yoga will also help with your pMoon-Uranus situation. Good thing the pMoon moves fairly quickly, isn’t it?! :P

      xoxoxo diane~

  • jdots

    update: well now i know what the surprise is. the talk i’m due to give that day has turned in to an interview! i suppose it’s crazy of me to wish for calm when saturn is transiting my midheaven and uranus.

    • Diane L

      Hey jdots!

      well now i know what the surprise is. the talk i’m due to give that day has turned in to an interview! i suppose it’s crazy of me to wish for calm when saturn is transiting my midheaven and uranus.

      Here’s wishing you a successful interview! Maybe Saturn’s natural gravitas will transfer to you & help you come across as very professional. *grin*

      xoxo diane~

  • Ronita

    No one has noticed that the scorpio eclipse is making an EXACT sesquiquadrate to Pluto at 7 degrees capricorn. Any interpretations?

    • Diane L

      Welcome Ronita,
      No one has noticed that the scorpio eclipse is making an EXACT sesquiquadrate to Pluto at 7 degrees capricorn. Any interpretations?
      Thanks for pointing this out! Though the aspect is a semisquare (45°) instead of a sesquiquadrate (135°). IMO the importance of this minor aspect relates to Pluto ruling Scorpio, doubling down the whole obsessive, transformative side of Scorpio. If the New Moon squares critical personal planets like the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus & Mars, the sense of inevitability increases with Scorpio bringing out the knife. Not gentle . . . :P

      xoxoxo diane~

  • Georg

    Good afernoon,

    am a male Aquarius,born 01/24/1968 at 2:20 pm and am more than ready to start a new life, shed the old and move on. Is this the time and the moment I have been preparing for? Please let me know.

    • Diane L

      Welcome Georg,
      am more than ready to start a new life, shed the old and move on. Is this the time and the moment I have been preparing for?

      Well, Saturn in Scorpio is currently squaring your Sun along with Uranus in Aries sextile to it. This might create a conflict between the need to get moving & taking care to dot your i’s & cross your t’s. Lots of frustrating but necessary details to take care. Since you didn’t say where you were born, don’t know whether your Moon is in late Scorpio or early Sagittarius. If Sagittarius then the need for movement is even stronger.

      xoxo diane~

      • Georg

        Hi Diane, sorry the information was incomplete, was born in Koblenz, Germany. Hope that is helpful.

        • Diane L

          Hi Georg,

          It does! Thanks! Gives you Cancer ASC & Moon conj Neptune in late Scorpio. BTW, as I see it the most sensitive pattern in your chart is a T-Square w/Venus at the apex sq Pluto conj Uranus opp Chiron as the base. It’s being triggered right now by Mars conjoining your Venus.
          xoxo diane~

  • kat

    Hi,

    Natal chart I have 7 degrees Mercury, 9 degrees Venus and 19 degrees Neptune in Scorpio, eclipse in my 2nd house. (I am a Libra, virgo ascendent) I need a new vehicle and a nice place to live that feeds my soul and allows me to do the work. Any comments?

    • Diane L

      Welcome kat,

      I have 7 degrees Mercury, 9 degrees Venus and 19 degrees Neptune in Scorpio, eclipse in my 2nd house

      If Saturn in Scorpio is currently transiting your 2nd house, about to conj your Mercury & Venus (in Dec & Jan), careful budgeting may be in order. Saturn transits to the second tend to teach us lessons in frugality & why it’s a bad idea to run up too much debt. The upside is those lessons will come in handy when your income improves. sorry . . . :(

      xoxoxo diane~

  • Karen

    Hi Diane,

    My natal Mars is at 22 Scorpio 54′ and my MC is 23 Scorp 25′. Transiting Pluto is conjunct natal Saturn at 5 Cap 6′. This eclipse sort of snuck up on me! I’ve been unemployed for over two years (long story) but have been working at a temporary job since September. I like the new moon part … suggests new impetus for Mars energy and new start to career, but the eclipse part is a little scary. Thoughts?

    Thanks!
    Karen

    • Diane L

      Welcome Karen!
      I like the new moon part … suggests new impetus for Mars energy and new start to career, but the eclipse part is a little scary.
      Good news is I consider your Pluto-Saturn transit over for good! Pluto is headed forward & won’t return to 5°. :)

      The eclipse is likely to be intense but you’re comfortable with intense in your career sector with Mars conj your MC. Hopefully the eclipse will bring clarity & an opportunity to improve your current job situation. My suggestion would be to go with your intuition if you can.

      xoxo diane~

  • vs

    Hii diane,
    happy diwali to you!!!
    i am sagittarius ascendant at 26 deg,my mercury is at 18 deg in aquarius,mars and saturn both in scorpio at 15 degree..and neptune at sagitarius at 11 deg..btw mercury is my lord of marriage..how will this eclipse and mercury squaring neptune will influence me …

    Regards,
    vs

    • Diane L

      Welcome vs! And a happy diwali to you! Sounds like a marvelous celebration. :D

      my mercury is at 18 deg in aquarius,mars and saturn both in scorpio at 15 degree.

      Even though the New Moon in Scorpio only widely squares your Mercury (& conjoins your Mars-Saturn), it may cause you to reconsider some previously held views . . . much to your surprise. Fixed sign Mercury hold firmly to their opinions. :)

      mercury squaring neptune If you are referring to your natal Neptune, it is sextile Aquarius, not square. Just as well . . .

      xoxo diane~

  • Pixie

    This is conjunct my Neptune, trine my Mercury, semi-sextile my Mars and widely square my natal Venus and Ascending. News yesterday was a reality check after a wonderful few weeks of indecision. Like dominoes, everything has fallen into a different place, with Merc retro taking me back to an old beginning. Funny how things happen :) Good thing though with the whole retro is it hopefully bringing an end to a whole paper work mishap that has been a disaster in the making over the last few years. Those govt departments sure know how to not talk to each other and make things up as they go along sheesh!

    So back to the creative wonderland that is my wacom and me xo

    • Diane L

      Hey Pixie!!
      News yesterday was a reality check after a wonderful few weeks of indecision. Like dominoes, everything has fallen into a different place, with Merc retro taking me back to an old beginning. Funny how things happen :)

      I totally LOVE it when things come together like that. You really feel like the Universe is sending a clear message for a change. LOL

      Good thing though with the whole retro is it hopefully bringing an end to a whole paper work mishap that has been a disaster in the making over the last few years. Those govt departments sure know how to not talk to each other and make things up as they go along sheesh!

      Bureaucracies . . . YUK! C.S. Lewis wrote a story about the devil & his minions portraying them as a particularly nasty bureaucracy. :) Good luck w/a positive outcome.

      xoxoxo diane~

  • torian

    I’m a little scared of this eclipse and was wondering how this plays out in my own chart. Taurus sun/vir asc born may 2 1970 1:18pm in toronto canada.

    I’m kinda done with all the literal death and figurative rebirth. 2012 has been the worst year of my life.

    • Diane L

      Welcome torian,

      I’m a little scared of this eclipse and was wondering how this plays out in my own chart. Taurus sun/vir asc

      From what I’m seeing it is Uranus in Aries conj your Moon(triggering your natal Moon-Uranus opposition) acting as a stressor in your chart. Thankfully this is the LAST pass & once Uranus moves on the 3rd week in January, that’s it. Taurus like consistency & w/Saturn conj your Sun, this is doubly so. Saturn in Scorpio will be far easier for you to relate to than either Virgo or Libra. {{{{torian}}}}

      BTW, when I input your data, a Leo Rising showed up? ? ? The eclipse does oppose your Mercury . . . shouldn’t be too bad. It conjoins mine & so far so good. :)

      xoxoxo diane~

  • dee

    i have solar eclipse conjunct neptune at 24 degree scorpio in a grand trine to saturn and jupiter does this mean anything birthday is 1/31/1967 9:05am pisces asc 23 degree eclipse will also trine asc

    • Diane L

      Welcome dee!
      i have solar eclipse conjunct neptune at 24 degree scorpio in a grand trine to saturn and jupiter

      Piece of cake especially since the eclipse is also trine your ASC. :D Trines allow us to choose whether or not we want to deal w/issues raised.

      xoxo diane~

  • dee

    thanks diane, i was a little worried!! My husband has it square his midheaven and trine his asc also, and also square saturn anything to worry about? Thanks for your response!! :)

  • dee

    my husband also has uranus on jupiter square pluto on south node just in eighth but square will occur just on cusp 7th-8th does this eclipse cause us any problems?

    • Diane L

      Hi dee!
      Between the square to his MC & Saturn, your husband could see some shakeups in his work routines. Often with a Scorp influence that results is the clearing away of “dead wood” allowing for new growth perhaps in another area.

      xoxo diane~