TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE: Exact at 22:12:55 (5:12:55PM)
NEW MOON: Exact at 22:09:06 (5:09:06PM)

“This is the 45th eclipse [event] of ‘Saros 133’… In all, Saros 133 produces 12 partial, 6 annular, 1 hybrid, 46 total, and 24 partial eclipses, in that order.”*

In the Saros 133 series, Tuesday’s Total Solar Eclipse is number 26 of 46.

Eighteen years will pass before The World experiences its next Total Solar Eclipse! Number 27 of 46, on November 25, 2030 06:51:37 (6:51:37AM).

February 03, 1562 at 17:27:33 
marked the commencement of the FIRST Saros 133 Total Solar Eclipse.

…and by The Powers That Be…
June 2, 2373 at 19:45:29 
will mark the culmination of the FINAL Saros 133 Total Solar Eclipse.
We won’t be able to see it here in Miami, but this Total Solar Eclipse remains capable of granting us pause, nonetheless.
If not for mere intrigue of astronomy, perhaps for a moment of personal introspection & reflection at the enigmatic grandiosity of this occasion.

Symbolism of A Total Solar Eclipse & New Moon in Scorpio:


A Total Solar Eclipse is a very powerful New Moon phase and harbinger of significant and vivid beginnings. It opens opportunities for healing any imbalances that may exist between the feminine and masculine aspects of our consciousness. An omen of Metamorphosis, such changes allow for a fresh period of rebirth and the inevitable transformation that follows. Like the Butterfly emerging from its Cocoon, such ascensions always develop in our innermost-being, before manifesting in our outermost-actions! 


A New Moon in Scorpio represents heightened emotionality and sensitivity.
It bids us to take actions that facilitate a closer connection to that which is greater than ourselves. It presents a period of time when we may be more attuned to recognize our intuitive/psychic abilities (if we stay open and alert). This applies especially in regards to uncovering deeper truths about the gifts and talents we have been given, as well as how we can use them in the fulfillment of our true life-purpose.

“A total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses Earth’s southern Hemisphere.The path of the Moon’s umbral shadow begins in northern Australia and crosses the South Pacific Ocean with on other no landfall.The Moon’s penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.”*

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Retrograde Mercury

It is difficult for me to dismiss the entry of Mercury into its retrograde corse, TODAY—November 6—NATIONAL ELECTION DAY, as coincidence.

Mercury enters “retrograde course” (moves backwards through the Zodiac in its geocentric position – as seen from the earth) only three times a year for about three weeks each time, (i.e. now through November 26), and is interpreted as a particularly strong cosmic influence.

When Mercury is in retrograde…

Mental pursuits and connections break down.

It is a period is best used as a time for inner reflection.

It is not a good time for making new decisions or new business plans, but it is ideal for reflecting on your current situation.

It is best to quietly observe your inner process during Mercury retrograde, and to carry forward with your preexisting plans.

In the modern day western tradition, we connect Mercury with its Roman God namesake . The God Mercury (akin to The Egyptian God, Anubis) was a messenger between this realm and realms beyond. Mercury was also an overseer of trade, profit and commerce. The astrological symbol for the planet Mercury is taken from this God’s wand or caduceus, which is typically depicted as a short herald’s staff entwined by two serpentine creatures, and which in later antiquity became the astrological symbol for commerce.

Mercury represents the mind and intellect, and rules Gemini, (represents duality), and also Virgo (represents analysis & attention to detail). It has it’s exaltation in Aquarius. Mercury is an airy planet, associated with all forms of communication and the in-flow and out-flow of intelligence and communication. Its position indicates how your mental function will be expressed, as well as reveals which techniques and skills are available to you.

Take advantage of this current 21-35 day period to ask yourself:
Where am I heading in my life at this particular juncture?

Then try to move forward with new directions…
ONLY AFTER Mercury has gone direct (Nov 27) and perhaps even a fortnight beyond, when Mercury has left its retrograde shadow (Dec 11). Every Mercury retrograde period requires a few weeks after its direct station to emerge out of this shadow and regain the original degree where it turned retrograde.

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