Today we will look at what themes we can expect from the Sun's upcoming square to Saturn alongside this lunar eclipse in Scorpio.
Hey everyone, this is Acyuta-bhava from Nightlight Astrology, and today we are going to take a look at the Sun's upcoming square with Saturn, which is happening just as the lunar eclipse in Scorpio is coming through.
So this combination we're going to look at today but specifically, how does the Sun, what themes can we expect from the sun square to Saturn, and how are they showing up, right as this lunar eclipse in Scorpio is about to come through. So that is our focus for today.
I'm really excited to get into today's topic because there's an eclipse coming up. Eclipse Season means big changes are in process. We had a very big solar eclipse at the beginning of this moon cycle in the sign of Taurus, moving into a conjunction with Uranus. So a lot of dynamic change in this cycle that wants to, you know, assert itself. But we also have a full moon lunar eclipse in Scorpio that's coming up. And that's that transit. That combination is very powerful because the Moon in Scorpio is in its fall. So it tends to bring about themes and events that are more challenging and difficult, especially on an emotional level. So we're going to talk a little bit about what does it mean that on May 15, for example, the Sun is going to be square to Saturn the Sun, and Taurus will be square to Saturn in Aquarius, and then the next day or the evening sort of 15th into the 16th. We also get this lunar eclipse in Scorpio. So you're talking about a lunar eclipse. In other words, that's tone by the presence of a Sun Saturn square.
Well, too, if you watched earlier this week, I did sort of a summary of all of the transits that are culminating at the same time of the eclipse. There are a lot of them. There are a few that are happening right after the Eclipse as well. So go back and watch that video. Because you'll get a lot of information about the sort of 20,000-foot view of this week and say next week, which is going to be, you know, kind of treating it more broadly, we're going to focus a little bit more narrowly today.
This lunar eclipse is going to force us to adjust our expectations and potentially make some compromises, or there'll be some unexpected twists and turns that come up relative to the direction that the new moon solar eclipse wants, wanted, or wants to take us in. So that New Moon had the seeds of revolution conjoining Uranus, the desire For those that exalted Moon at that point in Taurus with the new Moon, so that that desire for power and peace and all sorts of Torian signatures, security, stability, ease, enjoyment, sensuality.
And in order to do so, there's a shakeup, there's a new direction, a new image, a new ideal sort of presenting itself. Well, it's being met with a Scorpio Full Moon Lunar Eclipse comes through halfway through the cycle and says, you may have to adjust expectations, there may be some loss, or maybe some surrendering or letting go of what you had hoped for, or there may be even some kind of divine compromise that is being made right now or some sacrifice that has to be made in order to get where you want to go. So it's not, it's not smooth sailing from the New Moon Solar Eclipse with Uranus with an exalted Moon in Taurus, and that the feeling behind that New Moon is like this very uplifting, inspiring, you know, new direction, a lot of hope for the future, you know, the feeling of progressive enlightenment, very Uranian. But now we're being met work, you know, it's kind of a gut check that's happening halfway through the cycle. That doesn't have to be bad. It doesn't have to FOIL all plans or mess everything up. But it's important to recognize what this sequence brings.
So let me put it up on the Real-Time Clock really quick before we start opening it up a little bit more. And let's just take a look at it. So here, you can see the Sun moving into that three-degree range. And three degrees is about the engagement range for a transit, Saturn's at about 24 degrees. So you're going to start to feel the engagement of the Sun square to Saturn over the course of the next three or four days, at the same time that you see that lunar eclipse coming through, around the 15th into the 16th. So that's why it's so important.
Here you can see, on the other hand, let's take a look at the Moon. So as I'm making this, the Moon is in Virgo about to enter Libra, and by the time it reaches Scorpio, so you kind of drag it down to Scorpio here, it'll be opposing the Sun. And that's when we get our lunar eclipse. So we're just some days away. The Moon's in its waxing gibbous phase right now. So it's a fiery moon that's building toward this pretty dramatic culmination in a sign that's very difficult for the Moon, the Moon was traditionally a depressor, and its fall in the sign it's a Mars-ruled sign. So you have an aura of conflict, disappointment, loss, grief, surrendering, letting go. Also catharsis and kind of that quintessential score bionic, rebirthing quality but not usually doesn't come without a little bit of, you know, emotional turmoil or, you know, that inner work that we have to do and oftentimes letting go of things that we had hoped for, or adjusting or being forced to sort of adjust our expectations. So to me, this theme is actually amplified by the fact that the Sun is squaring Saturn. So in order to differentiate it a little bit and add some nuance to what this Full Moon in Scorpio brings.
Let's talk about five themes that we can watch for with Saturn square to the Sun. And these are classic themes.
If you were born with the Sun square Saturn in your birth chart, these themes could be ones that you deal with perpetually, psychologically, in different areas of your life. Right now, you know, we may be living through them for the next week, but they're a little bit more punctuated and sort of big there's speaking in a megaphone because of their proximity to the lunar eclipse. So five themes to watch for with the Sun squaring Saturn. Remember that the Sun represents an ideal image. An ideal image would be like something noble, something virtuous, something cast in gold. So if you have the image, for example, of happiness, or goodness, or truth or beauty, in a sense, all of these are solar insofar as the Sun is sort of a symbol that tells us something about the nature of archetypes themselves, they live or exist in some kind of ideal world, and they are reflected here in this world and our experiences and our desires, and what motivates our lives.
Like what is the, you know, in Romeo and Juliet, what is the desire? It's love, you know, it's a connection, it's romance, it's beauty, you know? And in a sense, it's also tragedy. So anything can be. There are the archetypes; all archetypes are cast in gold, even the ones that are sort of dark. They're all gilded in the sense of being ideal, the ideal tragedy like Shakespeare's famous and other Sun quality because he was able to capture something timeless and true and beautiful about every, you know, human experience, from tragedy to comedy to adventure. So everything the Sun represents usually has to do with something ideal, an ideal image, an ideal desire, and an archetypal form or image or shape that is sort of cast in gold.
Now often enough, we experience the Sun in terms of the desires and drives that guide our lives along as in, you know, what do I want to do with my life or what are my ambitions or something like that's how we read the Sun sign in your birth chart, by House by sign by aspect, and so forth. What's interesting about the Sun's square to Saturn is that when the Sun is square to Saturn, Saturn is the stain. Saturn is darkness. Saturn is naturally the planet that opposes the Sun's sign of Leo from its home sign and Aquarius. Saturn is naturally the planet that opposes the Sun's exaltation sign of Aries from its exaltation in Libra, the Sun and Saturn were pitted against one another for a lot of reasons, but one of them philosophically is very easy to understand in this world, there might be an ideal, but then that ideal can be like stained or tarnished, or there can be it can somehow fail to live up to the hope or the or the ideal image. Right.
So, for example, let's say that your ideal is to be an Olympic athlete. But you, let's say you, you somehow lose a leg or lose a foot or something, God forbid. So in a sense, your ideal standing on the platform, you know, having achieved gold, maybe it's not possible anyway, maybe it is. But maybe now it's very hard to do because Saturn has cast a shadow over the ideal image. It's marred; it stained it, twisted it, corrupted it somehow.
So, for example, the Sun and Saturn can be about character faults. Ideally, I would be, you know, the most heroic father who ever lived, but oftentimes, you know, I'm not a great father or something. Or ideally, I would be very, very good at something that I really like and care about. But sometimes, I just fall short, and I suck at something. So anything that like casts a shadow over a stain of like it kind of Mars, something that we hope or wish for. It's, for example, when we're later we're going to talk about the death of or complications around solar figures. When your father dies, there's something like, my father is still alive, but I've talked to many people who have lost their father. There's something of you know, the ideal image of your father, right and the death of the Father and the way that hits your psyche very Sun, Saturn.
I hear people say this all the time after 12 years of counseling people with astrology. I just thought my dad would live forever. Okay, and then there's the Sun Saturn, no, you know, even that kind of heroic image of your father, not everyone has obviously this kind of dad but let's say you did. When dad dies, there's a sense of like, okay, this there's this, this thing that I thought lived forever is mortal. Or the thing as it appears in the world is always frail in comparison to the ideal. This is a sun Saturn dynamic. When we go through Sun Saturn times or eras in our life, there is a sense of; I can't live forever. The ideal image that I thought I wanted or had is not living up to, you know, it's not living up to it. So anytime that an image, an ideal, or aspiration is somehow stained, falling, short, disappointed, injured, harmed, that's a sun Saturn dynamic.
So now take that into consideration as we are considering the beginning of this moon cycle, the Sun with the exalted Moon around Uranus and ideal image cast in the light of the Exalted Moon and the home sign of Venus something beautiful true that we want that we're moving toward and I but now there's this check. As we come to the Full Moon in Scorpio, there's a sense that the ideal image is being challenged, stained somehow it can't live up to the ideal in this world, or we have to deal with the complications or, you know, you've, or we've twisted an ankle before the race before the big race so to speak. So that's what's coming up right before the full Moon it's very important that we tend to that one of the ways that you can tend to that is by looking at whatever is blocking you in your life right now or anything you feel frustrated by or like I'm, I feel like something is like staining or tarnishing where I wanted or hoped to go or where I think someone or something should be and try to recognize that they're still Beauty.
I want to read you guys something. This comes from James Hillman, and this is what he wrote about Saturn later in life as he was older and age. And you may have heard me read this before. I think I have read it once before. But as I've grown older, I've come to realize that the curses, the frustrations, and the character faults, see how they're all stains upon something ideal visited on me by Saturn, means something completely different than what I thought when I was younger. I took them literally as curses, and I cursed my stars for not giving me what I believed I needed and wanted. That is, I cursed Saturn to use the old language. But it isn't Saturn who curses us; we curse him, we make him into that poor shun limping Old God because we don't understand his mode of blessing. What a curse it must be to keep giving gifts that are received as punishments. The faults and frustrations he visits on us are his way of keeping us true to our particular image. No way out. The old lore attributed the last years of life to Saturn. That makes sense. Only now can I begin to reconcile myself with and not rebel against what I am and what I am not. See, one of the blessings of having those stains come over the ideal image is that often the ideal image is like gold fever, especially with Uranus and Taurus. It's like King Midas and the golden touch; what you longed for and wish for and desire for, you know, actually can not be very good for you. There can be hubris. There can be a sort of Luciferic blindness that takes over and guides us towards some ideal that we hope for, only to be met by a limitation we hate the limitation. We blame Saturn for messing everything up. But Saturn is actually saying there's something about that image that you want or that you desire. That's not totally real or authentic. See, Saturn was also in contrast to the Sun, who presents the ideal image. Saturn was the Lord of feigned appearances. And so when Saturn hits the Sun, it will often show us there's something inauthentic about this, that's why I'm casting a shadow over it, or that's why you're receiving some feeling of the goal or the desire being limited or blocked in some way. But if you take what's blocking you, and offer it something almost like you know, sit down, you know, make a vision board of what's blocking you, you know, set it on your altar and give something to it, give some water to it, give a candle to it.
It's then that we received the blessing of Saturn because Saturn is, as Hillman is saying Saturn is trying to keep us true to something, and the Sun, for as glorious and light and gold golden as it can be, can also set us up to chase things that are we're sort of blinded by, right. So Saturn casts a shadow over that, that radiant light as a way of bringing us back to our senses sometimes and calibrating the image so that it's more in tune with who we actually are and what is actually real impossible. So you know, the image is stained. That's number one, number two, creative contractions.
So Saturn is also often like the contractions associated with labor and with birthing something. So in order for an ideal image to be born, you also often go through periods of testing and trials and contractions before that thing can actually come into form. And so, for as much as Saturn may cast a shadow over things and block or limit or frustrate us, which could be a blessing in disguise.
Saturn will also present limitations as a kind of contraction that comes as a part of what is being born creatively. Now that sometimes that means that what's being born creatively is not quite what you thought it would be. Or other times, it is what you thought it would be, but you have to go through some hell to get there. So, either way, Saturn can present these creative contractions. And remember, this is coming through as a Full Moon in Scorpio is coming through and sort of acting as this gut check against the very idealistic Uranian solar eclipse that we experienced.
Number three is meaningful obstacles. A meaningful obstacle is different, and this kind of feeds into what I've said already, but the meaningful obstacle is something that is not blocking you but demanding that it be included in the way things turn out. At first, it appears like an obstacle, but if you take it seriously and you contemplate its presence as an omen, as a being, as a spirit, as an image, or as a new color that wants to make it onto the canvas. Whatever comes up in blocks, if you spend a little time with it, you might find that the block is actually meaningful. It's asking to be meaningfully incorporated into a creative process, which could feel like a compromise at first, but might actually make something better than what you had in mind. And many creatives like, I've heard lots of like, creative geniuses talk this way, like, I don't know creative geniuses in different industries, I guess. But like, how many creative people have I heard say that the difference between or even like, musicians who say the difference between a good jazz musician and a bad one is that when you know, when a bad jazz musician hits them a wrong note, you know, then they get messed up. And you can tell when a good one hits a wrong note; they realize that that wrong note is the thing to play on and takes the music in a new direction. And that's kind of what we're talking about. And lots of creative people in different industries have said that Sun and Saturn can very much be like that. So but that would still be kind of a gut check. We have to be resourceful and creative and very present to given the, you know, intense sort of idealism of this new moon solar eclipse with, you know, with Uranus that we're coming off from.
Number four is the weight of duty or responsibility. So just that feeling sometimes, all of a sudden obligations, responsibilities, duties, like heavy, mature, serious themes just kind of crop up. And that can clip our wings a little bit, given where we've come from, at the beginning of this with a very, you know, Icarus, as you know, Uranian solar eclipse, with an exalted Moon loves to fly to the heights loves to think about what's possible has the image of beauty, luxury, stability, power, all built into that Torian starting point, and now, it's like Yeah, but there's a gravitas here there's a seriousness, there's maturity, there's discipline, there's duty, there's responsibility, somehow coming in and demanding that it be included. Another way of thinking about some of the creative contractions that we just talked about.
Number five would be the death of or complications around solar figures. Now solar figure could be a dad, a leader, a political figure, the head of a company, or someone who's famous. But you could see, for example, I wouldn't be surprised every time the sun square Saturn, usually, you see like a famous Hollywood actor dies, or you see a politician with that stain cast over them somehow corruption scandal confrontation with authority, the death of a father's mortality becoming more present to you even if he doesn't die, for example, son, Saturn, my dad had a previous son, Saturn dynamic. And when it was transiting in my chart, my dad had some blood clots, and he didn't die; he ended up being okay. But it drew my attention to the fact that my dad's not going to be here forever. So you know, just those kinds of energies can present themselves now wouldn't necessarily have to be a man. Right, but you know, kind of stereotypical Sun, you know, man stuff, but it could be anyone who holds a position of fame or prominence that's having some kind of challenge to their integrity, or the ideal that they present is somehow falling or fading or dying. So watch for those themes as well. Because as that happens, sometimes, like, you wouldn't believe how regularly I'll talk to clients and right as a young man or woman is about to take a big step in their career, their father retires their father dies, their father has a stroke, their father, you know, even just gets COVID or something like, whatever the case might be, it's like, I'm taking this big step forward, I'm earning my stripes I'm taking I'm maturing, I'm becoming more capable, they're giving me more responsibility, my title is gaining, I'm becoming more masterful, and then simultaneously, some other figure in your life is diminishing. It's amazing how regularly that happens because there's a kind of passing of the torch or baton between the Sun and Saturn as if the Sun and Saturn also represent almost like a transmission of, you know, an elder, you know, carry on, you know, carry on from here, you've got a type of thing that the universe somehow orchestrates under these transits, uncanny.
Anyway, so, running through those themes, I hope that you have a feeling now for what kind of energy is presenting itself right around this lunar eclipse in Scorpio, and that should give you a feeling for how to work through the next days ahead. Of course, we're going to do a video as well for Friday on the lunar eclipse in Scorpio as well. So we'll be visiting that lunar eclipse in Scorpio through the houses, and I've got some keywords for every Sun and rising sign horoscopes.
Alright, well, that's what I've got for today. Thank you guys for listening. I hope you're having a great day, and we will see you again tomorrow. Bye, everyone.