Chased By The Shadow Agents: November 2013’s Solar Eclipse
This eclipse has more energy moving through it than Grand Central Station! An emotionally fragile baby Moon in Scorpio must contend with the harsh realities of Saturn and the cold logic of Mercury, but fortunately Mars helps bring in some self-assertion, Chiron brings healing and Pluto brings release. Be very gentle on yourself and others during this eclipse, because things could too easily go off the rails.
Details About This Eclipse
Date: November 3, 2013
Time of eclipse: 4:50 AM Pacific Time
Type: Hybrid (annular and total, strong in intensity)
Visible in: The northern Atlantic, equatorial Africa, eastern North America, northern South America, southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
At: 11 degrees Scorpio
Shadow Agents: Mars in Virgo, Mercury in Scorpio, Pluto in Capricorn, Chiron in Pisces and Saturn in Scorpio.
Does It Affect You Personally?
If your birthday is on any of the following dates, you’re most likely to experience this eclipse:
Scorpios born October 29 to November 8
Aquarians born January 26 to February 6
Taureans born April 26 to May 6
Leos born July 29 to August 8
Remember, not every eclipse touches everyone, but when it does, it’s usually noticeable. A solar eclipse is likely to be marked by an external, real-world event (unlike a lunar eclipse, which is likely to bring up strong emotions and to be experienced as a subjective event). You may notice events happening anytime within the week surrounding the eclipse (up to a few days before or after). The following script is just one possible way it could go.
Your front door bursts open. The Sun and the Moon run in. The Moon is a pale young woman with dark hair and pointed features. The Sun is her male counterpart, with similar features, and not looking like his usual warm-colored self. They are holding hands, extremely agitated.
Moon: Quick—shut the door!
Sun: They’re coming for us!
Moon (grabbing the Sun’s arm): Oh no, I can feel it—it’s starting!
Sun (takes her hand): Don’t worry, I’ll come out of this all right. I always do.
Suddenly, right there in your living room, a huge flash of light surrounds them. It’s the Moon, getting brighter and brighter as she merges with the Sun. It just as suddenly extinguishes as they completely merge into one person, leaving the room as dark as it previously was light. That person is a young child, pale and fragile-looking, emitting a soft glow or corona.
You: And who might you be?
Child: I’m the eclipse of course. I came to you because the Shadow Agents are after me. I need a safe place to hide.
You: Why should I take you in? I suspect you’ll bring trouble with you.
Eclipse: I need this. Where can you hide me?
You: All right.
You open a small cabinet and the Eclipse climbs in. You hear footsteps and the door crashes open again. It’s Mars, carrying a scalpel.
Mars: Where is the Eclipse?
You: Hiding. What’s that scalpel for? It looks sharp.
Mars: I perfect things through criticism.
You: I think this Eclipse is too sensitive for that.
You’d say more but you’re interrupted by the next arrival—Mercury. The snakes on his staff are hissing angrily.
Mercury: Believe it or not, I can help.
Mars: This Human doesn’t understand that we’re all here for a reason.
Just then, in burst Pluto, Chiron and Saturn. Your living room is getting a bit crowded. Everyone is shouting at once.
Pluto: Transformation is afoot! There’s no way to know what you’ll turn into, so don’t even try to predict it.
Saturn: Responsibility is key. You can’t afford to pretend this isn’t happening.
Chiron: There’s real healing available here—but it might sting a little.
All these planets are now searching the room, poking into corners, looking up the chimney and behind the sofa. Finally they arrive at the cabinet, where Mercury stands with a mischievous look on his face. Silently he points to the cabinet and all the planets realize where the Eclipse is. The room goes silent.
Mercury (loudly): We know where you are, Eclipse. You might as well come out.
Eclipse: You can’t make me.
Mercury: That’s true. We can’t. You have to come out on your own. You’re not a victim here.
Eclipse: No, but I can’t bear all the things you want me to look at. It’s too much.
Mercury: I think you’d be surprised at how gentle we are.
Eclipse: Can you tell Mars to put down that scalpel?
Mars: Oh. Ok.
He does so. After a long silent moment, the cabinet door opens and the Eclipse comes out. The Eclipse’s soft glow fills the room with unearthly light. Mars picks up the scalpel again, before the Eclipse can protest, and slices the light, which shreds and falls away in ribbons.
Mars: There goes your victimhood!
Eclipse: What? I feel different. Now I can assert myself. I feel so much more vital! Chiron, what did you come here for?
Chiron grabs some of the ribbons of light and weaves them together into a soft, night-colored scarf, which he throws around the Eclipse’s shoulders.
Chiron: I bring healing and integration.
Eclipse: I’m more whole now. Saturn, what did you bring?
Saturn holds out a giant stone, bigger than the Eclipse’s head.
Saturn: I bring the weight of responsibility. Reality hurts sometimes, but no matter how intense you’re feeling, behaving with integrity can help more than it harms.
Eclipse (standing up straighter): True. And Pluto, what’s your contribution?
Pluto: All this could only happen because you were willing to be vulnerable. That was the first step. I helped you with that while you were still in the cabinet. Look in your pocket.
The Eclipse finds a lovely red and black stone there, glowing warmly. Just then, another change begins to happen. The Eclipse grows brighter and brighter, as the Sun and Moon separate. The Sun is thin, tired-looking and so pale he’s almost transparent, but he’s shining and getting brighter. The Moon is still dark, but she’s vital and strong. She gives him a hug.
Sun: That was dark, but I’m back to my old, shiny self now.
Moon: And after a few weeks, I’ll be as bright as ever too.
Can you handle the intensity of this eclipse with the grace that these characters did?
The effects of an eclipse last for about six months.
If you’re feeling this eclipse
and you want to know what it means for you,
and especially if your birthday is in one of the spans above,
contact Jamie for a reading.