Just minutes before 3:00 pm Pacific Time, we’ll experience a Solar Eclipse in the wee degrees of Scorpio. That’s right, the Moon just squeaks into Scorpio this afternoon and less than one hour later wanders in front of the Sun, blocking the light. Looking at this rain right now, I wonder if any of us here in Vancouver will actually get to see our dear Sun let alone notice the lack of it. However…
We’re about to experience a Lunar Eclipse after midnight tonight. At 12:42 am Pacific Time on April 15, the earth will block the sun’s rays, casting a shadow on what otherwise would have been a very bright full moon. The eclipse will reach totality a few minutes later, and we, here in British Columbia, will have a great view of it.
Last Sunday’s solar eclipse occurred just before 4:50 am Pacific Standard Time with both Sun and Moon at 11° 16′ of Scorpio. Although the eclipse could not be seen from Vancouver, casting a chart for that moment in time can reveal some interesting things that are likely to be made known over the next 6 months or so in our city. The recent lunar eclipse emphasized polarity and contrasts. This solar eclipse marks significant endings and beginnings.
A Lunar Eclipse marks a time of intense polarization. Setting tomorrow’s eclipse chart for Vancouver shows some interesting things to note. By the way, the chart set for Victoria BC, representing the province as a whole, is basically the same. From an astrological point of view, then, it is hard to differentiated from matters pertaining to Vancouver itself and matters pertaining to the entire province. Anyhow, let’s explore the symbolism.
Yesterday, in the wee hours of the morning here in Vancouver, Jupiter shifted back into direct motion. From our perspective on Earth, it’s almost like the planet needed to travel in reverse gear from it’s place at 16° Gemini last October to tend to some unfinished business. It made it back to 6° Gemini where it stopped for a moment. Now it is getting back into first gear.
Jupiter rules higher education — looking at the world with a broad, open mind. Jupiter brings expansion and growth. Jupiter is freedom to explore one’s belief system. Jupiter can inspire travel in order to enjoy the enriched experience of being with other cultures. Jupiter always wants to know more and wants to share that knowledge with others. And Jupiter can certainly dabble in politics.