Learning From Your Own History: Eclipses Part Two
|Kali dancing on Shiva. Kali is associated|
with the North Node, Rahu, in Hindu astrology.
Take a look at the comments on the previous post and you’ll see that readers have already come up with some telling examples of how eclipses across Taurus/Scorpio have worked for them in the past.
It’s obvious that it’s not just the actual eclipse degrees themselves, but the position of the North and South Lunar Nodes that’s important. As you know, the signs through which the Nodes are transiting are the signs of the current eclipses. The closer the Sun or Moon is to the nodal axis on the day of the Full or New Moon, the greater the eclipse.
So when you were born, the eclipses were taking place in the signs of your Nodes. This should give you an idea of the fated quality of eclipses, but also of the Nodal axis in your chart.
If you check your own chart, you’ll see which houses will be hit. That’s where you can expect change, but it may not be in quite the way you think. It’s actually more accurate to go on past experience, but sometimes you need to add up the experiences to really see what’s happening.
My own North Node is in Taurus, which means my South Node is in Scorpio. The North Node conjuncts my MC, my status in the world, and the South Node is on the my IC, my foundations. So this current eclipse season is a mirror of my natal chart.
The last time the North Node was in Scorpio as it is now, was in 1994/95.
Back in 1994, I finally got together with the father of my children on the night of the lunar eclipse on my North Node at 28° Taurus. It was a momentous occasion with Scorpionic overtones. Yes, there was betrayal, secrecy and sex. And compulsion.
Subsequently, I turned into Kali for a while, destroying everything that made my life secure in a short space of time, eliminating everything on the IC in a violent purge, and my then-partner, a Taurus (sorry). The eclipse squared my natal Lilith exactly. There unfolded years of transformation and turmoil and in fact, being single: I did not tumble straight from one relationship into the next – and reader, that was very good for me in the end, although as a 7th house Sun, hard.
Eight years later, as the nodes moved back into Taurus/Scorpio and a few months before a lunar eclipse at 27° Taurus, we finally decided that we couldn’t live without each other. At Trivandrum airport in South India, I bought a sadhu a cup of tea. This was just a mitzvah on my part, but it turned out that he was a devotee of Kali and, seeing that I was childless, he said he would pray to the goddess for a daughter for me.
A year later, when transiting North Node came to 29° Taurus, a week or so after the next eclipse, my beautiful daughter was born.
That was nine years after my first encounter with D. Nine years is, of course, half a nodal cycle. The consequences of the events of that night in the 1990s took years to unfold, but at each event the transiting Nodes were within a degree of my natal Nodes.
Now one might not necessarily assume that eclipses near the MC would be about relationships and motherhood. Naturally, one would put these in maybe the 7th and 5th houses. But you can see the themes of creation and procreation here. The Taurus/Scorpio energy was powerful. The MC/IC axis is about your status in the world and in the home. It’s the public/private axis. Clearly for me motherhood and partnership are central, but for the next person, they might not be. This is why working from your own history is so useful.
I am already working on my necklace of severed heads and sharpening my sickle.