Full Moon | Lunar Eclipse | October 28, 2023 | 5 Taurus 9’
I have a lifetime lifestyle of desire just beyond, or just short of fulfillment.
Recently, I was asked recently to assess my level of presence. Oops. I’ve been caught up in my personal drama about what shall become of me in the next few months.
I have not thought much in terms of presence lately as I was been focused on tomorrow. My present living situation will be changing soon. Where will I live next? It appears that I can no longer live in Southern California where the weather is balmy, marijuana is legal, but the cost of housing—to buy or rent—is astronomical.
Perfectly timed dilemma for the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus. Taurus says, “I have.” Scorpio says, “I desire.” “I desire” is another way to say, “I don’t have. The Scorpio planets are pooled in my 4th house, the home. The Lunar eclipse North Node in my 4th in Aries (South Node in Libra). The feeling is, I don’t have a stable, secure, settled home base.
My counsel is to reach for the Lunar Eclipse's North Node—the personal authority and individual presence, of Aries, to keep my head when all about me are losing theirs.
South node says, “You know there is a homeless crisis. Aren’t you terribly vulnerable, a senior with limited resources?”
The North Node says, everything is always working out for me. I can.
Recently, when I asked myself "How are you right now?" I realized that I am living in overpriced Southern California right now, so the miracle is already taking place. The miracle has been taking place for many years. Now, the way will be different, but there is and will be a way.
I intend to model The Fool in Tarot with his head up and his gait gay. I expect a path of safety to appear across the abyss that seems to be open at my feet.
Although my intention is to live a life reliant on spirit, when the going gets tough, it is tempting to abandon my faith for the “see it, hear it, touch it” aspects of life. Truth is, I have lived by faith for years now and have always lived with purpose, meaning, creativity, and safety.
This lunar eclipse is the time to pivot without panic or low expectations.
There is no time like the present to live in presence. If we don’t live and function from presence today and tomorrow and tomorrow, we will just never grasp the power of presence. Today is all that matters. Today we have everything we need. We have resources at hand we have not mined because of too much attention to what we don't have.
I am living a miracle today. What do I have to fear? Change? It will absolutely change. Does that mean that the path to safety will end abruptly, and my next step will be my fall? Not if I am present.
Wherever the Lunar eclipse falls in your natal chart, is where you might consider abandoning your faith, plans, or ideals due to worry about tomorrow. Even if you don’t know where in your chart the lunar eclipse falls, notice where you might feel you lack resources or stamina and fear a future consequence. The practicum is designed to give you support.
Get present. Ask yourself, how am I right now?
“All that you ever have to deal with, cope with, in real life—as opposed to imaginary mind projections –is this moment. Ask yourself what “problem” you have right now, not next year, tomorrow, or five minutes from now. What is wrong with this moment? You can always cope with the Now, but you can never cope with the future—nor do you have to. The answer, the strength, the right action, or the resource will be there when you need it, not before, not after.” – Eckhart Tolle