The solar eclipse at 19˚ Taurus on 10th May is a pretty power-packed eclipse as it is moving out of the assertive energy of Mars, but is still influenced by that energy as the eclipse is conjunct Mars. Mercury is also conjunct the eclipse, he falls between Mars and the eclipse and is moving into the eclipse energy so the eclipse is likely to bring unexpected news, messages, meetings or journeys. The eclipse itself is exactly conjunct asteroid Lilith, that aspect of Lilith energy which is most easy to see, to know and to understand in the material world. The eclipse is also exactly conjunct minor planet Pallas, defender of the democratic city of Athens in myth, and a great warrior, strategist. This then is an eclipse which speaks of defending the rights (Pallas) of minorities, the excluded and rejected (Lilith).
It is a south Node eclipse and so deals with issues from the past, bringing to light things that need to be acknowledged and addressed. It falls exactly opposite Psyche on the North Node suggesting that the way forward is also the soul’s deepest desire and lies through Scorpio – sign of politics, psychology and shared resources – banking, economics and what we will pass on for the next generation to inherit (the North Node is about the future).
I can’t help but think this eclipse speaks powerfully of world events and is somehow less concerned with personal issues than is often the case with eclipses. Of course it will impact upon us individually though and in terms of our personal experiences this eclipse will activate the same parts of our chart as the solar eclipse on November 13th last year. If we think back to then, or to any events around the middle of January this year as Mars passed over that place and activated the energy, we will get a hint of what it means for us as individuals.
Mars will activate the energy of this eclipse within days of the eclipse itself, so things will move pretty quickly setting things in motion just in time for the next exact pass of the cardinal square. All in all it looks as though the action is picking up pace with this eclipse which could be pretty exhausting if we aren’t careful – with the eclipse falling in Taurus the best way to look after ourselves and make sure we get the most out of this energy is to eat good, fresh food, enjoy the natural world whenever possible and spend some time doing things that make your body feel good – anything from going barefoot in the grass to a soak in a deep, bubbly bath!
Read more about long term eclipse patterns
A great read from Astrology King
And the write-up from Darkstar Astrology
Check out Willow’s Web too, she hadn’t done a solar eclipse reading yet when I wrote this but she’s right on the money in terms of raising the global/political/ethical issues being highlighted by these eclipses.
And more about how Saturn is involved in these eclipses and can help to bring about lasting change.