"Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person."
-- Gerard Way
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The death-rebirth theme continues as the full Moon lunar eclipse in Scorpio on April 25 prepares for another round of decimating ego, attachments and whatever needs to die. Eclipses shine a glaring light on areas of our lives and psyches that had previously remained hidden. It’s nearly impossible to predict what the eclipse will bring but you can be sure that it will change your life in a permanent and unmistakable way. Eclipses speed up change and evolution.
Look to where Scorpio and Taurus fall in your birth chart to see the areas where you’ll experience the greatest illumination and push for growth. This eclipse is ruled by Mars, which will be opposite the Moon to intensify the charge. The theme is death and rebirth. We’re being asked to dig deeply into our emotional wounds, fears, insecurities and passion. Look back to the new Moon eclipse in Scorpio on November 13 for the issues that are now culminating. Anything you started around that time could be reaching a fever pitch now.
This is a time of major shedding and release. Often called the break-up or killing Moon, this is a time of endings, separation and rebirth. Relinquish whatever is keeping the emotional energy stagnant. This is an intensely emotional time, where the death theme is prevalent. How do you deal with good-byes and endings? Let the Scorpio Moon remind you that death is not the end but rather a pause, a transition and, as the Indian saint Ammachi says, the period at the end of a sentence. Tomorrow always brings the sweet dawn.
Marjorie Orr has an M.A. (Hons) in English Literature and Philosophy from Glasgow University, and was a current affairs journalist, award-winning BBC TV documentary producer and then a psychotherapist. She has a worldwide following for her astrology... read more