Astrology of Now: Dragon Diarrhoea & an Invitation

Friday May 13th 2022
This alchemical image shows the double headed dragon standing on the earth between the Moon and the Sun.

This alchemical image shows the double headed dragon standing on the earth between the Moon and the Sun.

Talking with a client this morning, a rather unpleasant simile for the coming eclipse popped out of my mouth: “It’s like diarrhoea.” Oops.

A bowel evacuation is sometimes nasty, but necessary, especially when you’re getting rid of poison.

This coming eclipse, on the night of May 15-16, is in Scorpio, the sign that rules the sphincter. So perhaps it’s no coincidence that the cryptocurrency market is having a bout of the runs right now, flushing away cash by the billions during this inter-eclipse period.

It was always clear that this series of eclipses across the two big money signs, Taurus and Scorpio, through the end of 2021 and 2022, would have an effect on money. The North Node of this eclipse cycle is in Taurus, therefore ruled by Venus, the planet of cash and currencies. Note if you are a speculator that there is a matching total lunar eclipse to this one in November, so that story is probably not over yet.

Scorpio also rules the reproductive organs, and as several other astrologers have pointed out, the attack on abortion laws in the United States is also symbolic of this eclipse. This is not just an important battle in the US; it’s important for people across the globe who look to the reproductive freedoms in the United States as a model of protection for women


This week’s front cover of The Lancet, one the UK’s top two medical journals.


This current eclipse on Sunday night is on the South Node — the dragon’s tail. This node is the place of release, and with those Scorpio rulerships, you can see how a scatalogical metaphor comes to mind. We’re not even going to get into why some people like the term blood moon (again). Although, this time it may be quite accurate. This node is ruled by Mars, currently in Pisces. On the day after the eclipse, Mars makes a conjunction with Neptune. Not only that, these two planets will be at easy angles to the eclipse points.

This suggests a certain flow with the eclipse, if you can hit the sweet spot. What is it you want to let go of? Speaking personally, I have had some great news in the past few days. As the eclipse sweeps across my IC, I have found a buyer for my parent’s house. So I’ll be releasing a huge burden.

It also means that the eclipse is actually interacting with the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction of 12 April. Interesting.

The other really important point is that the eclipse makes a hard aspect to stern Saturn in Aquarius. That looks like quite a jolt for some people — especially if you have any planets at 23°-26° of a fixed sign Taurus, Aquarius, Scorpio, Leo.

I’ve associated this tour of Saturn through Aquarius with the lockdowns because Saturn is about rules, boundaries and restrictions and Aquarius is about community. Some parts of the world are in really terrible lockdown at the moment, so it’ll be interesting to see what the eclipse brings. So far between the eclipses the screws have tightened in places like Shanghai and North Korea.

We’ll be talking about how the eclipse and how it’s affecting individuals on Sunday night at 7pm. This is for members of the Oxford Astrologer. To pick up the Zoom link or join if you’re not a member, click here.

Of course, mixed up in the middle of all this is a Mercury Retrograde — so we’ll see how that plays!

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  1. Vesta says:

    My Mercury is 21 Scorpio, and Neptune is 19 Scorpio. I know they’re outside the 23-26 zone but as I’m feeling this eclipse, I’m taking it. It’s been quite hard going for the last 4 weeks. And I know I have another 4 to go. It’s been very hard to stay grounded or stick to any routines, and I’ve been quite poorly. But I don’t have any real life battles to get me down, so I’m free to keep my chin up with cheerful music. 🙂 And not sleeping means I’m catching up on some TV shows I saved for later. I can’t really look at news right now, it’s hitting me too hard. That’s something I’ve released. I’ve kept on top of developments for over a decade. Now I’m stepping back a bit. Let other people have a turn.
    I had some good news re money too. I thought I was due for more government assessments this year but apparently, because of covid, I think some people have been automatically renewed. So I can stop worrying for this year at least. It’s constantly on my mind. Still is, even though I know it’s not till next year now. Trauma, I know.
    My progressed Sun is 0 Capricorn now. So my Sag years have ended. Awww! I quite liked being Sag. My progressed Moon is 29 Sag. Making the most of it while I can! 🙂 My moon is Sag and I have a Sag stellium. I just like Sag Max. 🙂
    Talking of assessments, I am learning more about my post-viral condition from all the research on Long Covid. I understand much more. I am also learning what’s wrong with the medical profession, and what to start demanding. I used to feel so alone and like I just had to accept how things were. Not anymore.
    The last time the nodes were Scorpio/Taurus was when I was losing my Mum and I was going through uranus/pluto transformation, personified by my friend, and understood by me as twin flame. I have come through bereavement and learning to find joy again. There isn’t any joy in the world but we can have moments of joy that are just our own. I’ve let go of my friend but I haven’t forgotten the lessons, they were amazing. The biggest one was self-belief. What I learned was priceless. I don’t know what I will do with it all, but for now, I deserve a nice summer and try and get some peace of mind back, for this year at least.
    Thanks, Christina 🙂 xx

    • Christina says:

      I think another big factor at the moment that is keeping us ungrounded is the influence of Jupiter-Neptune. Although Jupiter is now in Aries, it is actually in mutual reception with Mars in Pisces until 25 May.

      I certainly have not returned to earth!

      • Vesta says:

        Last time Jupiter was in Aries was when things were picking up with my friend. Aries is my 7th house. I met him when Jupiter was in Pisces. Neptune was still in Aquarius. I don’t have any earth in my chart apart from uranus/pluto in Virgo, but that’s my 12th house, hard to access. I have Saturn in Pisces, which I’m told helps ground me.
        It’s been really unusual lately. I feel untethered. Either floating or swimming. Hard to tell! It’s like living in a dream. When you’re in a dream, you don’t feel the ground beneath you and you can take off and fly at any moment. There’s no time either. You’re in one place one minute and another the next. No wonder I can’t stick to routines and schedules. It’s not like me. Sag likes routine. Scorpio is controlling. I can’t reach either right now.
        Neptune in Pisces squared my Sag stellium, including moon. Between Neptune dissolving everything, Chiron return, and uranus/pluto doing what they do, it’s been an unhappy time. Maybe that’s what this eclipse is bringing tomorrow, closure. End of a chapter. Let’s hope. I’ll try and join your chat tomorrow.
        Also unusual for me, I have a real sweet tooth at the moment. It’s not like me. Normally, I like savoury, salty foods. Hope Jupiter in Aries sorts that out too! 🙂 So 25 May, then I may get some energy back. I’m wiped out.
        Yes. Not returned to earth. I don’t know where I am! haha 🙂 xx