Bad Reputation: The Story of Eclipses w/ Christopher Renstrom
Solar Eclipse at 29 Aries
This is your Horoscope Highlight for the week of April 17-23, 2023 with world-class astrologer, historian, and author of The Cosmic Calendar, Christopher Renstrom.
In this week’s episode, Christopher discusses the solar eclipse in Aries and the square between the Sun and Pluto that immediately follows it on April 20th. First, he explains what an eclipse is, the differences between solar and lunar eclipses, and how the eclipse cycle functions. Then, he defines the “anoretic degree” and how that placement influences the eclipse energy. Finally, he dives into the energy of Pluto and explores the potential impacts of its first square with the Sun since entering Aquarius.
History of Eclipses
The Anorectic Degree
Solar Eclipse in Aries
Transition to Sun square Pluto
Pluto in Aquarius
Who is Affected?
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[00:00:27] Hello, my name is Christopher Renstrom, your weekly horoscope colonist here on Astrology Hub. And this week I would like to talk to you about the solar eclipse taking place at the critical 29th degree of Aries on April 20th. Now there’s a lot to unpack here because not only do we have a solar eclipse taking place at the Antic degree, but we also have it very quickly followed by a sun, Pluto square that will be taking place both on the same day, both on April 20th.
[00:01:03] So I thought, well, let’s go ahead and unpack that and, and see what’s.
[00:01:08] So there’s a lot to unpack here. So I would like to do it in the following order. I would like to talk to you about what a solar eclipse is. Oh, what the hell is an antic degree, which is a term that’s making its way around astrological circles right now.
[00:01:23] And what does the Sun Pluto Square pretend, especially since this is the first, sun Pluto square that we will be having since Pluto entered the Zodiac sign of Aqua.
History of Eclipses and How We Experience Them
[00:01:36] What is an eclipse? Well, actually there are two eclipses or two types of eclipses in astrology. There’s the solar eclipse and the lunar eclipse.
[00:01:45] Basically, eclipses have had and still enjoy a bit of a dark reputation, both literally and figuratively. The reason for this is that eclipses basically signaled lights out in. In other words, when we have a solar eclipse, particularly a solar eclipse that’s visible and takes place during the day, this is when the moon moves in front of the sun and blocks out its rays.
[00:02:14] This is something that here in America we experienced in the year 2017, August, 2017, when the moon moved in front of the, sun and blocked out its rays, basically, uh, darkness fell. Almost like, curtains being released from Mira, it just, or, or an unfurling curtain. It, it just darkness fell not, not on the horizons, not gradual.
[00:02:36] Gradually it just fell. It just dropped, into darkness. And I think that took place around noon or certainly at, uh, at, at around the noon or or one o’clock. So, so it was very dramatic in the parts of America, north America, where you could see it. And solar eclipses still have that kind. Chilling, effect to this day.
[00:02:56] I mean, the temperature, as you imagine also suddenly drops when, the sunlight is blotted from the sky. As you can imagine, in ancient times, this was a source of great anxiety. About terror. Okay. And a lot has been written about it, in different myths and stories told and, and things along those lines.
[00:03:16] In the Aztec culture, for instance, in the Meso American culture, there is this feeling that during an eclipse, When the world suddenly turned dark, all of the spirits of the underworld were released, and, and they, they could, they could come up to the surface world. The sun was no longer here to, to hold them at bay or to, to dominate them.
[00:03:38] They could, they could come up from the underworld and do, and get into all sorts of mischief, if not worse. Pestilence and illnesses were also associated to eclipses. The lunar eclipse. The lunar eclipse is an eclipse of the moon at night, and it always takes place during a full moon. So if you think of the sun during the day and its light is never diminished unless it’s setting or there’s a cloud passing in front of it.
[00:04:04] But if you think of the sun during the day, it’s a solar disc and it lights up everything and people can’t really look at straight in the eye and all. Things. The moon was basically the lantern of the night, and a full moon was the moon at its most, um, luminous. Its most luminescent and full moons, as we know, can cast shadows.
[00:04:22] You can be, I, I remember walking the dog one night and looking around like, am I casting a shadow? And I looked at, there was the full moon and turn around and there’s a shadow. So full moons can cast shadows. They, they can be that lit. And so a full moon is technically. Earth in its orbit moves between the moon and the sun.
[00:04:43] A full moon is when the sun is opposite the moon in a zodiac chart. And so the earth moving between the, sun and the moon casts its shadow on the moon. And so the moon oftentimes turns a dark orange or, or red and is and, and then disappears. And that was, was regarded as a lunar ec clips. And that could also be equally terrifying for ancient civilizations, because they didn’t have, uh, electric lights like we do.
[00:05:11] And so they very much, relied on moonlight. And to see it all of a sudden disappear was, was, was a very frightening thing because there was no assurance. That these lights were going to return if the sun disappeared in the middle of the day when it’s not supposed to disappear, or the moon, the full moon disappears at night when it’s not supposed to disappear.
[00:05:33] That was a very frightening thing, and hence, a lot of the reputation surrounding eclipses tend to be a little bit more on the negative side. It reflects, the fear and anxiety of these earlier times. Now with solar eclipses, solar eclipses were always, connected to the death of, of, of, of a person of prominence, like a king or a ruler.
[00:05:59] Or they could also, Pretend a battle an an upcoming battle that was going to be, uh, really quite violent and calamitous. So, so the solar eclipses you can sort of hear there, but pretends the death of a king or someone, recognized in power. Well, you know, the, the sun is the ruling planet of Leo, and so that goes for a king or a famous person and, and them being ec.
[00:06:23] You know, it’s, it’s kind of easy to see how they came up with that association. It could also mean the eclipsing of fortunes of a nation, which could occur during a war. Now, an eclipse of the moon. On the other hand, an eclipse of the moon talked about the land. It talked about the country because the moon was the planet that ruled over the domain of life here on.
[00:06:45] So it was life in the country itself, or life in the realm. What we might come to call nowadays, body politic. So the, um, the eclipse of the moon might bring about things or signal, Pestilences, as I said, which were something that were often associated with eclipses, but also droughts. Also death of livestock, sudden death of citizens, uh, interestingly not through war, but through more natural means.
[00:07:14] So that might be, natural disasters or natural calamities or illnesses. And so, so the land becoming. Uh, was very much associated with the lunar eclipse. And so kings or queens or anyone in, in, in positions of power got uneasy around solar eclipses because they didn’t know if their like number was up.
[00:07:35] But then they could become equally uneasy around lunar eclipses because if there’s a failure in the crop, if there’s a crop failure that might lead to a revolution or a rebell, Or if there’s another bout of the plague or something along those lines. So, so this is basically to illustrate, where these ideas of eclipses come from.
[00:07:54] Nowadays we take a little bit more of a benevolent, look or view of, of the eclipses, eclipses. Aren’t so much associated with these, dark times as they began to sort of pick up a different sort of meaning, especially to, ancient astrologers, Hellenistic astrologers, which was the idea that, that you could use.
[00:08:18] Actually, it predates a Hellenistic astrologers because the Babylonians were doing this. Okay, my bad. But anyway, and correction. So, um, What what it was is that eclipses were used to actually time if your calendar was right or wrong. In other words, if you could successfully predict an eclipse, then you knew that your time, kind of like your, your watch or clock, Was running on time, that was running correctly.
[00:08:45] But if the eclipse took place at a time of year when it wasn’t supposed to take place or it didn’t take place at all, then that would send the astrologers back to their tablets or their scrolls or papyrus or whatever. Just try to figure out what went wrong with that. How, how. Off was was the clock. So there was this thing about timing eclipses, which became a thing, uh, for a couple of centuries back there until it got down to a particular science.
[00:09:11] And nowadays we can pretty much time eclipses like clockwork. That notion. Of rectifying your calendar, of correcting your calendar has lent itself to current interpretation of eclipses, particularly, uh, well, both eclipses really. So a solar eclipse is this idea that there might be a sudden. There might be a sudden embarking on a different tangent in your life can take place with a solar eclipse.
[00:09:42] It might be a sudden departure or a sudden, you know, I’m going in this direction. I sort of liken a solar eclipse to looking through the front windshield and you’re driving on the highway and, and Siri all of a sudden says, exit upcoming. And you’re like on the lane, which. Three lanes to the left of the exit and you’re like, oh my goodness, I have to get off on that exit now.
[00:10:02] You know? So you’re like, okay, that is not the way I drive. But a solar eclipse can be like, oh, I have to go there now. Okay. And so that can be the impact of a solar eclipse. It’s the road ahead of you. It’s looking to the future, and it’s saying, I need to go in that direction. Right. And so this becomes very crucial, during the time of a solar eclipse.
[00:10:24] A lunar eclipse is kind of like looking through the rear view mirror. You’re looking at the road behind you, how far you you’ve come and how well you are doing. And so a lunar eclipse is really kind of always asking you. Are you on iffy ground or not? What kind of ground are you on? It’s also asking about how are you progressing with something that you started, six months ago, for instance, with the lunar eclipse.
[00:10:51] If things unravel and fall apart, either in your life or in your body, because remember, the moon rules the body. Then that could, that could be attributed to a lunar eclipse. It’s almost kind of like the sudden, imagine something wrapped around an object tightly, and then it’s been cut, and then it just, it coils.
[00:11:10] This is the energy of a. Clips all of a sudden, which all of a sudden something that had been held, taught uncoils and unravels. And that can be a, a lunar eclipse. And sometimes that can be a good thing and sometimes times that can be like, um, I liked the job I was working, what’s up? Okay. And, and, and it can be very, you know, huh, you know, we can have that sort of reaction.
[00:11:32] But the solar eclipse is always looking forward to the future. Uh, technically it’s really supposed to be a year I’ve. Play out to two. Okay. So solar eclipses, uh, events that are happening around the solar eclipse can take two years to manifest, or it’s going to describe a period that may be about two years long, whereas the lunar eclipse I’ve often seen to be about maybe six months before, not years, six months before.
[00:11:57] It doesn’t have as long an effect, I think, or that’s my experience reading. Um, and that comes completely from experience reading charts. It’s not, you know, the god, God written truth. It’s not gospel. But I will often ask someone if they’re going through an unraveling period brought about by lunar eclipse, why don’t you take a look at what was going in your life on, in your life six months before and six months before It might have been them starting something, a job, a relationship, maybe investing in an enterprise or an endeavor.
[00:12:29] And it wasn’t really taking off, and it was hoping that it would take off. And then during this lunar eclipse, it just sort of unravels or ghost kaput. That’s the, that’s the moon telling you time to leave it. And move on. Okay. So, so if there’s that feeling of things unraveling, the idea isn’t to go and try to hold onto it.
[00:12:49] The idea is really to sort of see it as, okay, this is the moon clearing out the dead wood in my life. This is old business. This is step that I don’t really need to be so absorbed in. Sometimes that can be like, oh, I don’t need to be absorbed in this, you know, exercise in futility. Or sometimes it’s like, I liked that relationship and now it’s gone.
[00:13:08] You know? So it can be a. Hard when the moon has decided, okay, I’m clearing out dead wood because some of that wood that the moon determines is dead we might actually have a very fond affection for, and we don’t want it cleared out. So, so this is where eclipses kind of take over the chart that kind of take over the steering wheel of the chart and, and that can be a bit unnerving.
[00:13:34] Eclipses have always carried with them a kind of faded feeling or destined feeling. And we in our modern age don’t really like that much. Uh, that’s because we’ve gotten used to our, freedom of choice. You know, we like to have choices. We like to have options. We like to have a say in where our life is going.
[00:13:56] And this is kind of a reminder that there are times in our lives. And there are times in the courses of the planets in which the choice isn’t in our hands. It’s out of our hands, and we have to find some way to absorb or to deal with it. So that’s the history of eclipses in a nutshell. The, uh, history hitting on their ominous associations, but also on their, empowering associations as well.
[00:14:24] They, they can also have that, uh, flavor as well. Um, But the big thing to think about within Eclipse is that it is a life course corrector or life path corrector. You think you should be heading in this direction, but when the eclipse says No, you have to go in this direction. You can’t, you go in the direction that the eclipse puts you, and, and that’s pretty much how they, how they work.
A Look at the Anatertic Degree
[00:15:31] Now let’s talk about this 29th degree, which has gotten a lot of airplay. The 29th degree is known as a critical degree in astrology, and a lot of times it’s referred to as the antic degree. Now, The word antic is kind of like, was that antic like, like someone who’s suffering from anorexia nervosa?
[00:15:51] No, no, it’s not it, it actually comes from the Greek word anta, which means destroyer. I have to confess to you, I’ve, I’ve, uh, a as an astrologer, and when you learn astrology, you take classes, workshops and things like that, things like antic degrees come up and, and, and, you know, this is the, this is named after the Greek word destroyer.
[00:16:14] And I always found that to be a little bit of a downer. You know, it’s like, who, like destroyer? And, and this is kind of like, uh, this is why I began. This week’s episode with Death Ray from the Stars. You know, it’s like this, the Antic degree has taken on kind of this reputation of being death Ray, um, from the Stars degree of a planet that any planet at the Antic degree you can have your son at the 29th degree of a sign.
[00:16:42] The Antic degree again is the 29th degree of a Zodiac sign. It is the last degree of a. And, it, it used to have a reputation, still may in some circles as being very crucial, critical and maybe even like, you know, death ray, you know, place. And, and so the sun can be there and the mercury can be there and Saturn can be there.
[00:17:03] And so I, I wanted to sort of break down like, where did this all come from, this, this anesthetic critical degree. Annetta is the Greek word, and it means destroyer. So any planet transiting this degree or happens to occupy this degree in a NATO chart has a nefarious reputation.
[00:17:21] It was originally, tied to an as means of calculating one’s physical death. Right? So this is, this is really kind of one of the. I, I’m not sure if I’m won say the origin of it, but it’s one of its sources. So, so this idea of annetta, was originally tied to an astrological means of calculating one’s physical death.
[00:17:45] And so this was used by astrologers, particularly, medieval astrologers and horror area astrologers in answering a question, to sort of basically predict death, I, I suppose. But the way that it could be calculated was in a variety of different manners. So the Etta may. AIC planet. Okay, so if it’s a maleic planet, that’s Mars and Saturn and Mars and Saturn used to really have like a no arguments, awful reputation in astrology.
[00:18:16] So Annetta may be a maleic planet. It may be the Lord of the eighth house. That means it rules. The Zodiac sign that is on the cusp of the eighth house. It may be the El Muttin of the Lord of the eighth house, which is entirely too complicated for me to go into right now. Or it may be simply a planet placed in the eighth house.
[00:18:40] The eighth house, as you may know, has a reputation for being associated with death. Okay, so, so when you think that an annetta may be a prolific. Which could be anywhere. Chart the Lord of the eighth house, the planet that rules the eighth house, the El mutant of the Lord of the eighth house or planet placed in the eighth house.
[00:18:59] You kind of had a wide range of what an Annetta could be. And again, this, this was all based on techniques, which were geared and engineered to, basically calculating the end of the life of the person asking. I don’t know why anyone would really wanna ask when they’re going to die. And, and some people, it’s a very important question.
[00:19:21] Some people, the circumstances are such in which they’re dealing with something terminal and they wanna know when they want to die, or they’re very afraid of a loved one or something like that. But, You know, I’m just gonna say I’m one of those astrologers of like, why would you wanna know that? But that’s just me.
[00:19:37] Okay. Um, and, and that’s just me and I and I own it. All right. So how the antic degree or Anta, okay. That there could be a planet that can be, uh, a, a death dealer or a harm dealer. How this became applied to the 29th degree of a Zodiac sign isn’t entirely clear. Now some astrological scholars say that it’s based on lunar mansions, lunar mansions , in astrology.
[00:20:07] Something that’s an ongoing theme in, in particularly older forms of astrology is counting. Okay. The importance of counting something, uh, in older societies, they didn’t have calculators, they didn’t have computers. They didn’t even have wall calendars. All right, okay. We’ve got those on, on our phone nowadays.
[00:20:24] But they didn’t even really have all calendars. I mean, almon X I think. Coming to beginning maybe about the 15th century or or 14th century. So before then, you’re doing a lot of counting. That’s why you’re setting up your stone hinges and your temples and, and you’re allowing them to the stars. So you can see particularly where the moon is in the sky.
[00:20:45] And this is how you’re going to count the days to make a month, how the months are going to correspond with the sun at the, equinox. Or the solstice points, to divide the year and quarters and then the return of the sun to set up a year or the return of a moon to a designated spot to set up a year.
[00:21:03] I didn’t mean to sort of dump all of that ASR astrological, history on you like that, but basically it’s to make my point, which is counting, counting is a big thing, um, in older, in older traditions of astrology. And so a lot of different techniques. Around counting arise in the discipline of astrology.
[00:21:24] Like different astrologies are practiced, uh, Indian and Chinese astrology is very different from western astrology, for instance. And then there are the astrologies. We don’t know about where I am. Sure all civilizations have pretty much looked to the sky for counting and for setting up time. But those civiliz.
[00:21:42] Astrology, uh, may not have survived in monuments. It might have been more transportable. So we have to leave room for the fact that there are astrologies that we don’t know about, and maybe one day we’ll excavate and find, anyway, moving forward. Some astrological scholars say that the 29th degree, which is known as a critical degree, it’s the last degree of a zodiac sign that the 29th degree was based on the lunar . Mansions.
[00:22:08] Now the lunar mansions, is referring right away to a lunar calendar in western astrology. We pretty much work with a solar calendar that comes from Julius Caesar, who set up the Julian calendar and moved the Roman Empire from a lunar calendar to a solar calendar. He’s the one who sets up that that way of timekeeping in the west.
[00:22:30] It’s actually based on the Egyptians, but he had a bigger empire at the time. And so what he said went and the entire Roman empire followed or converted to the seller calendar. The lunar mansions are a series of 28 divisions in the sky that the moon moved through in a year.
[00:22:48] Okay? So it was basically dividing the sky up in terms of the movement of the moon, and it was divided up into 28. Lunar mansions. Basically what you want to think of is that there are 12 Zodiac signs, but the moon takes, uh, two signs to go through, and then you can go ahead and do the math from there. So, so that’s basically how the lunar mansions were, were set up it’s 28 divisions of the sky based on the movement of the moon through the zodiac signs.
[00:23:18] Um, this played, the Luna Mansions played a prominent role in Arabic, Chinese, and Indian astrology. Now, and this is the reason I went into this, uh, unpacking here the last day of the moon in a zodiac sign. Okay? The last day of the moon in a zodiac sign was said to be critical and potentially harmful. So when you remember that a day basically equals a degree on a 360 degree circle.
[00:23:49] That’s what they basically mean. You have 12 signs all divided into 30 degrees. It’s 30 days on a calendar, without the adjustments we’ve made right now. The last degree of the last day was said to be, uh, critical and potentially harmful. So this is why the sun at the 29th degree, or any planet at the 29th degrees, the last degree of a zodiac sign, this is where it picked up its reputation for being potentially harmful.
[00:24:16] And then there are other, astrological scholars who say that, the 29th degree, the critical degree, the last degree of a sign was based on the terms of the sign. Uh, once again, we get into counting. I’m not gonna walk you through with that whole sort of exercise. But each astrological sign. I, I, I believe this is an Egyptian tradition.
[00:24:37] Someone please correct me on that, you know, in the comments, but each astrological sign was divided into five parts, which were called terms, uh, it was basically a division of 30 into five. So there’s roughly six-ish or four-ish. Degrees on the terms. They were not always equal. And each of these terms were, assigned a planetary rulership.
[00:24:58] It gets really complicated, but the reason I’m going into this is because terms were a division of the sign into, five parts. It was always the last part. Okay, so it was the last maybe four degrees of a sign, three degrees of a sign, specifically the last degree of a sign that was ruled by a maleic planet.
[00:25:22] Okay? So Mars always rules. If you look at terms, if you look at zodiac signs divided into terms, Mars will always rule. The last term, or Saturn will always rule the last term. Either Mars or Saturn will always rule the last term of a Zodiac sign. And so that’s where it also got this very negative or malicious or malevolent, reputation.
Solar Eclipse at 29 Degrees Aries
[00:25:45] So what does it mean to have an eclipse? At the 29th degree of Aries, like we’re going to be having, this week. All right? It’s something that has many of us in the astrological community, a above, you know, um, like what does that mean? Is that, you know, battening down the hatches? Is that, you know, is, is that gonna be a difficult situation?
[00:26:09] What, what’s going to happen? And of course, as I just described to you a lot, there are a lot of sources for looking at that, which are coming from an anxious place or an anxiety, uh, driven place. And so I really wanted you to have that sense of history there. There are the traditional rule ships that anything happening here in a solar eclipse might pretend, um, the death of someone in power.
[00:26:35] Or, or a war. Okay. Those are the two things that pretty. Much go hand in hand with something like that. And I think that we have to sort of respect that it is taking place at the 29th degree, which is a very crucial or very important degree. And so that is something that we have to sort of. You know, put into the mix.
[00:26:57] We, we have to look at that and, and sort of watch the skies, uh, to see what comes from that. But not all of us are, going to be living in, super duper critical times or, or watching a. The fall of a ruler or, or the collapse of a country, all at the same time. And, and, and many of us are living more day-to-day lives.
[00:27:18] So what is this going to mean? Okay. Like, like, okay, like, like on a world stage, this is the history of that kind of interpretation. But in the day-to-day life of us, what does that mean? I mean, of course we could be impacted by an enormous world event. Okay. Um, we’ve been impacted by a number of enormous world events lately, but, you know, this may be another one or one that’s particularly crucial or critical.
[00:27:46] But as I said, as astrology gets practiced and this. An improvement is being made on astrology. What it is, is that we always have to remember astrology is over 2,500 years old, and so it’s carrying a lot of history. We might call baggage these days, but at the same time, a lot of the reference points, you know, the descriptions, like for instance, the ones that I just shared with you are garbled.
[00:28:16] They’re, they’re from maybe incomplete texts. They’ve been mixed up by translators. We may not have a complete set of rules. So sometimes astrology is an exercise in reconstruction and excavation, and sometimes astrology is an exercise in how do I take this discipline and how do I take this vocabulary and how do I apply it to the life that I’m living now?
[00:28:41] And something that’s emerged in, the last 2,500 years. Is an emphasis on individual spirituality and, owning one’s life and, and, and guiding one’s life. And so this is where astrology can also be of tremendous help. And there has been so much done in astrology in the last a hundred plus years, which have made some really remarkable contributions to astrology as well.
[00:29:07] But what it gets down to is, Art isn’t the same that it was 2,500 years ago. Okay. I mean, if, if we had an insistence, like sometimes there’s like, well, astrology has to be purified or whatever. Everyone’s always like, it has to be purified or whatever. Art isn’t what it was 2,500 years ago. Cooking isn’t what it was 2,500 years ago.
[00:29:28] And we’d like to sort of say, well, things have been improved upon, there have been innovations and things like that, but that’s not necessarily true either. It just, it’s not necessarily true actually at all. I mean, there are people who really prefer, uh, ancient Mayan sculpture to a Picasso or to a Renaissance, uh, statue.
[00:29:48] I mean, you know, it, it’s about taste and it’s about, you know, the story of our civilization that’s being told. And this is what astrology is all about. So like, Art or like cuisines, it can’t help evolving, but not necessarily into becoming something better, but growing into something different than it was before.
[00:30:10] Yet maintaining a through line, I think is really what I wanna say. I like what my friend Frank Clifford has to say about the 29th degree. Of a zodiac sign, which is really, this thi this is marking the end of a planet’s stay in the zodiac sign. Um, the beginning of the sign might feel like, oh, it’s a new, it’s, it’s a brave new world.
[00:30:31] You know, a planet at zero or run degrees might be, oh, it’s a brave new world. More optimistic or setting off on the adventure of being an assign. And the 29th degree is really winding it. It’s not critical, like it’s reached a zenith, uh, that I imagine would be in the middle degrees of a sign, but it’s critical because it’s coming to an end and it’s marking the end.
[00:30:51] So this sense of end or this sense of finality might be something which is, which is resonating with you right now. Like you’re bringing things in for landing. But what we also have to remember, this is what I love about astrology cuz you diff deal with the different layers. You also have to remember that er.
[00:31:08] Here in the Northern Hemisphere. So my apologies to everyone in the Southern hemisphere who don’t relate. You can’t relate. How could you relate, uh, to Aries being a spring sign? But, uh, symbolically, that’s where Aries comes from. It’s it, it’s, it is zodiac sign that’s associated with beginnings. And so the relationship of ending and beginning is really, really strong here with the EC clip.
[00:31:33] You know what, what, what do you have to end or conclude in order to begin? Or to start, what’s, what’s the old business that has to be taken care of? That might be one way of looking at it. And because it’s an eclipse, there’s gonna be an, because it’s an eclipse and Aries, there’s going to be an urgency about it.
[00:31:53] So what do you have to take care of in order to launch an endeavor or begin a relationship or move into a home, or to have a child or to, embark on the road to recovery? What, what do you have to. Take care of end in order to embark on that new life chapter or that new life path that’s starting. And our relationships to beginnings can be just as complex as our relationship to endings.
[00:32:21] You know, we can be like, oh, the, you know, the deadline I’m, I’m, it’s keeping me awake up ni night whether I’m going to meet it or not, or, or don’t wanna end something because that means I have to begin something new. And I, I have no idea of what I would begin. That would be something new. Okay. So these are relationships to endings.
[00:32:38] Beginnings can be just as complicated. Okay. And we’re kind of dealing with an ending beginning thing here. Okay? So there may be like, you’re, you’re not in a preparation stage with an eclipse of the 29th degree. You’re in a launching stage with a seller eclipse at the 29th degree. So this isn’t, isn’t getting things together or getting prepped.
[00:32:58] This is you’re cooking the meal, which people at your restaurant are expecting to appear on their plate, like in like, you know, uh, 20 minutes or 10 minutes, or it has to be, right now it’s kind of chopped for astrology. If you think about it, you get X amount of time to work with these ingredients and put something together, you know, and you see the way the chefs are always like, I need more timer, uh, you know, to, to complete this.
[00:33:19] And, and the judges are like, well, you’re just not going to get it. You know, and they’re like, and that fellow comes on. I’m sorry, you’ve been chopped. Okay. So, so, so there’s that kind of urgency that’s going on here. So that’s gonna be part of what’s going on with this particular solar eclipse. I have to take care of this in order to launch something new.
[00:33:37] It’s, it’s, it’s very urgent. It’s very, now it’s very of the.
Transition to Sun Square Pluto
[00:33:40] And then what I find fascinating is just after, the sun moves into the first degree of Taurus, and at that moment it squares Pluto and Aquarius, which has just been there. So literally you have a race to finish in order to begin, and then you have the first, the first quarterly square of the sun and Pluto, Pluto in the sign of Aquarius and the sun in the Zodiac sign of Taurus.
[00:34:11] How is this gonna manifest? How is this gonna feel? Um, like you’ve basically hit the buzzer, made your choice, and now you have to live with it. Okay? So, so it’s going to feel literally as if, okay, that’s what you’re going with. Door closed, move forward. And that’s what it’s going to feel like. So there’s going to be this sense.
[00:34:31] Making a choice, uh, taking action. The door has closed, that’s final. You cannot go back and you have to move forward. You have to deal with the consequences of that, and that will be around this, this part of the week. It’s kind of like there’s the race to, I don’t know, develop the atomic bomb. You know, there was this big race to develop the atomic bomb, like we have to develop this atomic bomb.
[00:34:55] Our, our victory in World War II depends on it. The Germans are developing it, the Japanese are developing it. And so Americans, we have to race to develop the atomic bomb, you know, and so, What happens is that when you’re racing to complete something, your your, your horizon’s narrow. It’s the focus.
[00:35:12] I have to complete this and I have to do it first. I have to get the atomic bomb first. Okay? So America develops the atomic bomb. First door closes. All of a sudden it’s like, okay, this world is now. This world now has an atomic bomb. Do you sort of see what I’m saying? It’s very different from like, I’ve gotta develop that atomic bomb.
[00:35:32] Everything, uh, depends on this to wow life with an atomic. And what’s that going to mean? And that has been the story of our lives since its detonation in 1945, uh, in, in, in war. Okay? It transformed the world completely. And that’s in essence what’s happening here. Um, so in, and, and the weird thing is it’s not an action that, you know, you feel like taking that we’re talking about.
[00:35:59] It’s an action you have to. Okay, that there’s a faded quality to, to the eclipse and action you have to take, or it’s already been decided and so it’s playing out and, and, and then you step over the threshold into the Pluto Sun Square, and it’s dealing with the consequences. So what, what are we dealing with with the sun?
[00:36:19] Pluto Square? Pluto, whenever you have a modern planet pr, whenever you have a modern planet change, Zodiac signs, the world changes. Okay. The view of the world changes the world as it is changes. Uh, Neptune, uh, entering, uh, Pisces. Changed the world quite significantly. I mean, what it ushered in alternative facts and uh, uh, truths and lies that we don’t believe in.
[00:36:47] I mean, everything, truth was completely. You know, open for interpretation or even bias and prejudice. Once Neptune entered, uh, uh, Pisces, that’s part of what it brought about, Uranus and Aries, was very fiery. But actually I have to Christopher Uranus is in Taurus right now. We’ll, think of how much world economies.
[00:37:09] And territories and boundaries have gotten shaken up, since, Uranus has entered the zodiac sign of Taurus. And so Pluto has entered the Zodiac sign of Aquarius. Yes, it retrogrades back down into, Capricorn to take care of some old business, towards the end of the year. But then it reenters with great, uh, conviction and foreign movement, Aquarius at the beginning of next.
Focus on Pluto in Aquarius
[00:37:32] So we’re dealing with the world according to Aquarius, or rather the world according to Pluto in Aquarius. And one of the things that we know from Saturn having been in in Aquarius in the past two and a half years, is two things. Um, Everyone is interconnected on the planet. Okay?
[00:37:50] There’s no such thing as like west or east or, um, you know, I’m gonna be this society existing over here. I’m gonna be that society existing of everyone is interconnected. We all knew that, theoretically. We all knew that culturally in some way, maybe even metaly economically, certainly. But that all came to a head.
[00:38:10] When basically, uh, Saturn shut down the world and everyone was sent to their corners because of covid. Okay? This was the world coming to a stop. All societies, full stop. Saturn used to be the last of the seven, uh, ancient planets, and it was the last of the seven ancient planets before we added Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.
[00:38:29] So there was a full. With that Saturn and Aquarius and everyone got to know quite intimately that the world could stop and also issues of mortality arose. Okay? And so everyone was connected on that. Now Saturn has moved on to a Pisces. That’s a different subject. But now we have Pluto entering Aquarius.
[00:38:52] So that question. Okay. That question that Saturn asked initially and Pluto’s going to build on is, or the idea is a society is only as good as the people in it. Hmm. This is kind of the story of Aquarius. A society is only good as the people in it. Each of us make up a greater society, um, and each of us bears the responsibility.
[00:39:18] A good society. And then we bring in, you know, the, the pull between past and future, right and left those revolutionary, uh, rebellious struggling forces that are so identifiable with the Zodiac sign of Aquarius. So basically putting it into simple terms. So what does Pluto Aquarius mean? Pluto Aquarius essentially means new rules.
[00:39:43] Right. We have new rules now, and Pluto and Aquarius essentially means that society is changing, okay. That way of being in society. That became so, um, uh, uh, concretized by Pluto in, in, in Capricorn. And actually I could, uh, I won’t, but I could make a case for the last 250 years. But anyway, um, that, uh, based on the Jupiter Saturn conjunctions, but.
[00:40:08] You know that world is gone. That door has closed. All right? And now we are in a Pluto in Aquarius world, and that’s the difference between a 29th and a and and a zero degree. Okay? The 29th is. This is ending your time’s up. This is chopped. You either get the food on the table and the judge’s judge in time, or you’re eliminated or, and now you know you went to the next round of chopped, or you’re onto the next, you’re onto the next thing.
[00:40:35] You’re onto the new world. The new world of quarry. So Aquarius takes into account. Everyone’s points of view and says everyone’s points of view matter and need to be heard. So what often happens is people start gathering together in groups, and if you have the more powerful group, maybe your point of view is gonna be heard.
[00:40:53] But I don’t know if that’s going to continue like that With Pluto in Aquarius, it’s, it’s really gonna be that transla. It’s gonna be that rough translation of how do you get humanity to rise up to the ideals and, and the virtues that humanity has embraced for centuries. It’s not just an academic debate anymore, it’s one of survival.
[00:41:17] And that’s where the Pluto component comes into it. And each of us, each of us has a part to.
Who is Affected?
[00:41:22] So what science is this going to be affecting? This new rules door has closed. You can’t go back to that anymore. Well, obviously aquariums, Pluto is in your sign, so you’re going to be going through that Plutonian experience.
[00:41:37] Of ordeal and the transformation that arises from it. That can sound like, oh my goodness, that sounds harsh, but what it can actually be is that you may all of a sudden be experiencing in yourself and your life, this feeling that might have started quiet, but it’s becoming louder of. I’m mad and I’m not gonna take it anymore.
[00:41:57] You know, I’m not gonna take it anymore. No more suspending judgment. No more working for a better to tomorrow. That tomorrow takes place today. And so Pluto may bring up a sense of like things that. Felt like they were further down on the road are now very much front and center and that you are at the helm of the ship with this.
[00:42:20] So, so there’s a real strong stepping up to the plate that’s going on for aquariums in their lives right now. Uh, that could translate as taking on positions of authority or taking on director positions, but there’s very much a stepping up to the plate and people are going to be looking to. Uh, to bring about those aqua and virtues that you’ve spoken about before.
[00:42:43] Okay. So that’s gonna be very important. And, and of course for Aquarius, the emphasis is gonna be the whole group. Is everyone being heard? Is everyone being served in that regard? For Taurus, which is the sun part of the square, uh, this is, uh, Pluto. And Aquarius is gonna bring out one of your most difficult, challenging traits, which is the idea of sharing.
[00:43:04] Tor are notoriously bad at sharing. They don’t like it. Um, you know, if someone’s like, oh, can I, you know, eat off your plate, or can I share the torian Don’t like to share. It’s mine. Okay. And, and, and so Taurus has a real hard time with the idea of sharing. And dealing with, other people in their space.
[00:43:25] So this is something that’s gonna become much more prominent for auditors. They have to develop a relationship to sharing, whether it’s their time, whether it’s information, whether it’s their bodies or their property. But it’s, the idea of sharing is something that’s gonna become much more prominent for auditors, following on the heels of this square, the other sign that’s going to, be having.
[00:43:47] Difficulty with this is Scorpio because Pluto in Aquarius is very transparent. Everything is accountable and everything must be seen. Scorpions don’t have a great relationship to transparency. They like their hidden corners and their dark, their dark places. Okay? They like to hide things out of sight. , basically because it, it might be based on discretion, it might be based on, um, you know, this information is giving me leverage over something.
[00:44:15] So Scorpion Scorpios aren’t really into changing the rules of their life, but Pluto, Aquarius is going to insist on it. It’s going to insist that Scorpios change to bring in other people’s point of views and other people’s contributions. If you’re a Scorpio, you’re probably breaking a cold sweat at this point.
[00:44:34] Okay, so, so this is something that Scorpions are going to be dealing with, uh, the idea of like, Listening and incorporating another person’s point of view and finding a way to relate, even though everything about you is saying, you know, this person’s full of kaka. I don’t have to listen to this. I’m not gonna change this.
[00:44:54] You know, uh, that, that thing that comes out with Scorpios when they’re faced with change. And finally, for Leo’s, for Leo’s, what you’re going to be experiencing, both because of the trying of the energy coming out of Aries, as well as the opposition to Pluto. Is that it’s never been more important for you to be you All right.
[00:45:15] Uh, Leo is a sign in which being yourself, being your genuine self is really important. Individuality. Um, being your own person is such a cardinal virtue to a Leo. No, no sign really celebrates individuality. More than a Leo does their own, but also they celebrate the individuality of other people. And so Leos have this kind of side where they need the approval or people to like them, you know, I mean, like, they can be very sort of bold and whatever, but if someone’s like, you know, oh, you know, I don’t like this or whatever, they’re like, oh, what can I do to make it better?
[00:45:55] You get, but, but this, this Pluto opposition is gonna push you, Leo, to be. The best person that you can be, but it’s not the best person you can be as. Like, I’m the most successful, I’m the most wealthy, I’m the most beautiful, I’m the most influential influencer. It’s not that it’s the best person you can be as a role model for others.
[00:46:18] Are you the most compassionate you can be? Are you the most generous you can be? Are you the nobelist that you can be? These are the questions that are going to be posited for Leo’s as Pluto in its opposition, uh, really creates that tension between the, between the two sides of the tug of war rope. Leos are going to feel more and more like they are heard.
[00:46:44] That they are seen, which is going to beg the question. Of course, you better be saying something that’s worth hearing and you better be doing something that’s worth seeing. Okay? It’s not enough just to be like, I want to be seen and recognized. You’re being held up. In this aquarium standard, you’re being held up as a sun to shine and are you overbearing or are you a guiding light?
[00:47:08] So these are the big questions that those fixed signs are going to be, facing with this first square that the sun and the Pluto will be making in the sky.
[00:47:16] So there’s a lot to look forward to, with this event. Remember, eclipse’s take. About a year, sometimes as long as two years to play out.
[00:47:25] But the idea of a door shutting something, ending and beginning, on a new path is very, very strong. We like to think that we stride forward in our new paths with a sense of direction. But many of us stumble or trip over our shoelaces, or remember something that we didn’t pack and that we have to go back to, or, you know, are striding boldly.
[00:47:46] But all of a sudden we need a map and we wanna consult with Siri as to where exactly we’re going.
[00:47:51] So what I would ask you to do with this upcoming eclipse, which looks like it’s gonna be a, a, a, a life changer, is, embrace the adventure of, of starting off in something new, and also embrace the humor of starting off in something new.
[00:48:09] Something that is symbolized by both the solar eclipse at the last degree of Aries, followed by the sun in Taur. Forming its first square. Its first square to Pluto in the Zodiac sign of Aquarius.