Solar Eclipse: Relationship Tests


We're finally more than halfway through eclipse season with one more eclipse on May 25. The area of our lives where revelations and changes are taking place should be clear to us by now. In general, this can vary from person to person depending on where the eclipse falls in their chart, but one thing I have observed is that these eclipses have really been working people's CLOSE INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS (associated with Scorpio). Over and over again people have been coming to me with the same story -- Partners are taking a stand for what they want and deserve in their relationships out of a fundamental desire for a true immersion and union.  Those old habits (Taurus) just aren't cutting it anymore and people are finding that they are more than done with the old way of doing things, and the same mistakes wrought from the inertia and laziness of comfort. The question afoot seems to be: How do we break those old habits which block our ability to merge? Are we willing to do the work necessary to change and grow as one? Or, is it time for us to part ways with certain associations, relationships, etc to find the fulfillment and depth we really desire in our lives?

Keep in mind that this is Scorpio energy at work. Saturn (Lord of Karma) and the North Node of fate are closing in on each other progressively, and we are feeling increasingly pressed to do the right thing. Self control and self responsibility are highlighted by this placement -- as well as the Scorpio theme of complete surrender, rebirth, and transformation. Relationships of all kinds seem to be at a critical tipping point as we look at the person across from us and ask ourselves -- how far can we go?

We're being asked to merge, to expose ourselves completely, and to do what it takes to form permanent, responsible, mature, and lasting bonds. This cannot happen unless BOTH partners go all in, and as a result, some relationships may become stronger and more stable, while others may fall apart. The reasons for this can be: a fear of/unwillingness to change (South Node Taurus), a lack of maturity or self responsibility (Saturn/Mars), or even just a realization that the relationship might not be that "one." (North Node Scorpio)

Whatever the direction your relationships take -- be it with a partner, friend, or other association -- these trials seem to be of the clarifying, revealing, and strengthening variety. We feel we know more what we really want, what calls to our souls, and where we need to go at a deeper level. Allow the changes to take place, whatever they are, and don't force anything -- the ultimate result of this time is part of a long term, evolutionary process for us as individuals, and those who we care about most deeply.

As always -- look towards growth and enjoy the ride!