Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Lunar Eclipse Update From Stephanie Austin

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EcoAstrology Update: Lunar Eclipse 
 November 24, 2012 By Stephanie Austin

Important Dates:
November 26: Mercury turns direct; Venus conjunct Saturn (6º Scorpio)
November 27: Mars conjunct Pluto (8º Capricorn)
November 28: Lunar Eclipse 6:46 AM PST (7º Gemini-Sagittarius)

November 24, 2012
Dear Friends,

We are alive at an extraordinary time on Earth. We are moving into the Age of Aquarius, the division of a 26,000-year cycle which represents an era of equality and collaboration versus domination and competition. In order to do that, we must transmute the beliefs and structures which maintain the old paradigm. As humanity and the Earth ascend in vibration, all that is not in resonance with unity and equality will deconstruct and dissolve.

 The cosmic winds of change are at our backs, facilitating new perspectives and possibilities. Several important shifts occur in the next few days. On November 26 Mercury ends its retrograde phase, which began on November 6. Mercury represents ideas and information, communication and commerce. The mythic Messenger of the Gods' latest retrograde period occurred in the signs of Sagittarius and Scorpio, summoning us to deeply question our assumptions and motivations -- to discover what we really want, and why we want it. It also urged us to look at and remedy where we have not been completely honest with ourselves and others.

This shift, along with the approaching lunar eclipse, the other alignments described below, and the Turning of the Ages, makes it easier than ever to see and heal what has been holding us back. Emily Baumbach ( sums it up beautifully this way: "The Great Acceleration is a speeding up of karmic creation and burn off. It's a Soul Age catch up, where we're moving through the pipeline faster than before. Think of it as God drinking coffee."

November 27 Mars conjuncts Pluto, intensifying the evolutionary imperative. Beware of short tempers; be courageous and assertive, but also considerate and compassionate. Go for real, not just cosmetic, changes. This is not the time to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic. When the mythic God of War meets the God of the Underworld, our deepest desires and darkest shadows are stirred. How we deal with anger, passion, and power is up for clarification and transformation. Mars represents the sacred masculine, an archetype which is undergoing major redefinition for both men and women. Read about the “new macho” at

Mars’ conjunction with Pluto, along with squares to Uranus and Ceres, forms a T-square, enjoining us to grow beyond “us versus them” to “we,” recognizing that we are all in this together. Three asteroids form another T-square (Juno at 23º Sagittarius, Vesta at 20º Gemini, and Pallas Vesta 23º Pisces), challenging our presumptions and models of partnership, spirituality, and social justice. Venus’ conjunction with Saturn and close sextile to Mars and Pluto amplifies to the cosmic message to evolve from the love of power to the power of love.

November 13, we experienced a solar eclipse, an extra powerful new moon, symbolizing important endings and beginnings. On November 28, a lunar eclipse, an extra potent full moon, illuminates how far we have come, and what we need to aim for now. This will be a penumbral eclipse, where the Moon passes through the fainter, outer shadow of the Earth, and will be visible in most of North America, Europe, eastern Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific ocean between 4:14 AM to 8:51 AM PST. For information and a video on eclipses, visit:

Eclipses call us to move forward in our soul’s journey. During a lunar eclipse, our attention is turned towards the hidden aspects of ourselves, increasing awareness of our unconscious desires and fears. With the Sun in Sagittarius and the Moon in Gemini, this full moon/lunar eclipse highlights where we need to question our assumptions, remember who we really are, and live the truth of our soul. Gemini reminds us of the power of words and the power of the mind.

Sagittarius teaches us that the frontiers of creation are always expanding, and that what we see depends on where we stand. Turn 90 or 180 degrees, and you gain a new point of view. Travel to a foreign country and you experience a very different frame of reference. Shift dimensions, and what you see as “real” changes completely. From a third dimensional point of view, we live in a dualistic world defined by opposites -- good and bad, up and down, etc.

From higher dimensional realties, we see how everything is connected, and that everyone is an inseparable part of a larger whole. Like the inhabitants of Edwin Abbott’s Flatland and the prisoners in Plato’s allegory of the cave, we are conscious of only a tiny fraction of the universe. According to NASA: “Everything on Earth, everything ever observed with all of our instruments, all normal matter adds up to less than 5% of the Universe.”

For more on this, watch a fascinating five minute excerpt from What the Bleep Do We Know at, read Fred Alan Wolf’s Time Loops and Space Twists and Rob Bryanton’s Imagining the Tenth Dimension. Chiron and Neptune in Pisces, along with the Sun and Moon, form yet another T-square during this eclipse, emphasizing that there are many dimensions, many realities, many truths.

The current astrological alignments remind us that:

You are the creator of your life. You always have choice.

More than what happens, it is how we respond that really counts.

You can’t change others, but you can change yourself.

If something sounds good, but doesn’t feel right, it’s not right for you.

What was true before may not be true now, and may never have been true at all.

Eclipse are power times, especially potent for meditation, prayer, ceremony, and making big shifts in consciousness and life. This lunar eclipse shows us that: “When we're open, totally open, anything is possible in our lives. What is possible in this now is immeasurable. When your mind stops projecting and holding frequencies, miracles begin. Anything and everything is possible and will become the reality in that moment. When your mind stops projecting, judging (magnetic imbalance), forever begins.” (James Bradley Hughes)

Stephanie Austin

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Stephanie Austin M.A. is a professional astrologer specializing in life purpose, career, and relationship readings since 1986. She also teaches astrology and writes the New and Full Moon column for the Mountain Astrologer Magazine. Her background includes a bachelor's degree in Psychology, a master's in Consciousness Studies, and a lifelong involvement with meditation, Nature, and healing. For more information on her astrology readings, eBooks, tutorials, and forecasts, please visit

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Sunday, November 25 at 11 AM PST: Oprah interviews Jean Houston on how being the hero in your own life.
Maintaining Mental/Emotional/Physical/Financial Balance on Planet Earth by James Bradley Hughes
You Are Not Your Body: Inspiring video of Janine Shepherd who became a flight instructor after a life-threatening accident
Article by Shamanic Astrologer Cayelin Castell on solar flares and how to work with them

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