New Moon in Scorpio — You Know

I’m a little bit late with the new Moon post — was having some computer issues that are now fixed.

The new Moon is a time to plant seeds, start something new, or a fresh start on
an old project. A new Moon is also a good time to release or banish unwanted
habits or emotional blockages that you have noticed get in the way of what
you want to create. Yes, you can do that at the Full Moon, too — the dark of the
New Moon is a perfect time to absorb that which you want to rid yourself of so you
have more room to start whatever you want to start. Then you can draw to you
want you want to attract.  You knew that anyway, didn’t you?

This new Moon is in Scorpio. A fixed water sign, Scorpio calls out to us from
the depths of our being to be brutally honest about who we are and what we want.
Scorpio will help us clear out the toxins — a perfect time to do a shamanic soul
retrieval.

The Sun in Scorpio provides the strength to highlight those areas we have overlooked — it’s like shining a magnifying glass on a splinter.  You see it.  You got it.  You can extract it.  No problem.

Now, the interesting thing with this New Moon is the only major aspect is
with Uranus in Aries .  Uranus is electricity, eccentricity, unexpected, surprise
and excitement — in Aries.  Aries is not a guy who is patient.  He wants to take action pronto!

Uranus is quincunx the Moon.  This is a difficult aspect where an adjustment needs to be made between the Moon and Uranus.  The Moon and Uranus communicate well on their own but not so much together .   We could receive amazing and unexpected insights about the direction of our lives or certain thought patterns that have been blocking us.  We just see them like we hadn’t before and we just want to take action on those
insights.  I encourage you to wait. Yeah, I say that a lot, don’t I?

Let’s say you have this insight that you should quit your job and become an actress — what you’ve always wanted to do or you decide it’s time to leave your significant other or sell your house, or go on a fad diet to lose 20 pounds in 1 week.   I encourage you to do your research first.  Be practical.

Chiron is in Pisces making a trine aspect to the Moon. Chiron is the wounded healer.  It is with Chiron’s help that we can heal our wounds.  In this new Moon position it is healing deep emotional wounds that have blocked us from moving forward.

Jupiter aligned with Venus helps us to expand our values, and grow from these insights and deep healing.

Mars in Libra is in it’s opposite sign of Aries — Mars in Aries is the warrior
who takes action and thinks only of himself. Mars in Libra always thinks about the other before taking action.  This is what makes Mars in Libra the diplomat or the pleaser, the lover and not the fighter.  Use the energy of Mars to discuss your insights with others
before you take action.

 

Well, that’s it folks. If you celebrate Thanksgiving — have a good one!

 

Full Moon in Taurus – Glow

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The full Moon again!  What is the gift we have been waiting for?  Is it more money?  More time to do what we love to do?  Perhaps we have or have been going through a shift in our value system so we have had to dig pretty deep to pull out the weeds.

The Taurus Moon opposite the Sun in Scorpio provides the energy to do just that.  Taurus and Scorpio are fixed signs so we don’t want to budge from where we stand on issues.  We want to feel safe and secure and that means sticking to what is familiar and what has worked in the past.

The Sun is in close proximity with Jupiter and Mercury pushing us to go deep, deeper and still deeper.  Enough emotional processing already!  Enough looking at all my issues and how to resolve them!  It’s like picking at a pimple for too long – right?  It all depends on how you pick the pimple and what tools you use.

How do you balance deep emotional processing and growth with practical needs?   At some point you need to take a break and reward yourself.  Have great sex.  Get a massage.  Take a long walk in nature.  Balance your checkbook (well, that may not be relaxing for some people but if you’ve been having money issues it’s time to get back on track).  Love yourself just a little bit more than you did yesterday.

We’ve all discovered some kind of expansion or growth from what we have discovered about ourselves and we can start implementing these changes in small steps

The Moon will be making an easy aspect with Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn.  Our relationships can provide inspiration and support.  Our intuition is spot on – our imagination fuels the power of our intuition.  When you feel that knowingness flowing through your body you know what you need to do.

Another energy that is in the backdrop here is the grand fire trine – seems this has been going on for some time now – North Node in Leo, Saturn in Sag, and Uranus in Aries.  We understand that there are rules to playing fair with others – that we can adhere to our philosophy and beliefs and still be our lovely selves.  When we do what we love to do we are happier.  When we make choices that are in alignment with our values, we are happier.  When we are more relaxed than polarized with our opinions, we are more peaceful because our minds are not clouded with negative thinking and opposition (unless that’s what you’re going for).

Summary: We are learning how to shine our light in relationships and still adhere to our own principles.  Glow, my friends.  Glow!

Where does this full Moon play out in your life?   Thank about balance between the two and how one area affects the other.

Aries rising – personal resources/possessions balancing out with other people’s resources

Taurus rising – Your emotional needs in relationship with others

Gemini rising –  your unconscious mind patterns and how this affects your health and daily routine

Cancer rising – groups/friendships/organizations vs personal play

Leo rising – career, public and home/family/security

Virgo rising –  your philosophy of life and how you communicate it at home

Libra rising – sharing other people’s resources and your personal resources

Scorpio rising – other people’s emotions, needs and habits vs yours

Sagittarius – daily routine and health and how this affects your unconscious mind

Capricorn – – how you play vs how you play with others

Aquarius –home, family, security needs and the public and career

Pisces –  Communicating your personal philosophies and beliefs with the big picture.

Jupiter into Scorpio

Jupiter has officially moved into the sign of Scorpio.    We are plunging into the depths of our unconscious for super amazing transformation.  Scorpio demands it and we can’t escape it.  It’s intense and it is needed.  Jupiter here will expand our consciousness and increase our awareness as we begin to dismantle our unhelpful belief systems and power structures.  We are seeing in the media that abuse of power will no longer be tolerated.   Secrets will emerge in some area of our personal lives and in the process, we will begin to heal our hearts.

Scorpio has a dark side — manipulation, self-destructiveness, hidden agendas, criminal tendencies, sexual violations, and fears — deep psychological fears that hold us back from becoming successful.   Scorpio demands that you be brutally honest with yourself.  What is truly holding you back?  What are you resisting or not facing?

As you ride on Jupiter’s wings of wisdom, it’s a reminder that as you dive deep you can still take the high road.

Taurus Full Moon

Full Moon Monday, November 14  8:52 AM EST — 5:52 AM PST

The Full Moon is the moment of possibility and birth of our new moon manifestation.  You have done the work, now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor – and, continue forward with new knowledge and information you did not have at the beginning of the New Moon.

The Moon in Taurus – opposing the Sun in Scorpio– how will we balance these opposites?  The Sun is expressing intense conflicts that have arisen that portend a transformation – and the Moon wants to solidify this expression into material form – something tangible and meaningful –   How do we relate to the relationships in our life now that the shit has hit the fan?  Do we fight?  Do we ex-communicate (if you do that it Scorpio, it sticks) – or do we find a way to come together collectively (The Sun in 11th house) and do what’s right for all instead of what’s right for some?

The chart of the Full Moon has the Sun in 11th house at the cusp of the 12th and moon moving the 5th house.  What risks will and should we take toward feeling safe and protected?  What boundaries are important and not important?  The 5th house is about risk, children, what we love to do – it’s where we perform – what will we do individually that contributes to the collective?  11th house is the collective — and with Scorpio here, it’s about quality not quantity.

The pattern in the sky is a locomotive pattern and this is a very powerful pattern.  Power will emerge from a strong sense of lack or need – will we be looking for someone else to ‘fix’ the problem (collectively) and in our personal lives?  The empty houses that this full moon will need to fulfill are the 6th– 9th houses – about how we relate to one another (any kind of one-on-one partnership) in our daily lives (6th house) and use the information (Gemini in 6th, and Cancer in 7th) we have gleaned to form our beliefs and philosophy of life and of the world at large?

The North Node is in Virgo in the 9th house – as a nation we are called to heal the our beliefs and philosophy of life (and heal the wounds those beliefs and philosophies of life have caused others — healing shame, blame, guilt, illusion)– Virgo is mutable – and so we are adjusting our beliefs — Will it be my way or the highway?  What can we do on a microcosmic level that will move us toward the change we need on a macrocosmic livel? Are our goals too Lofty to be reached or too fixed to adjust?

This weekend, Venus forms a sextile to Neptune and trine to North Node – the energy is there to harmonize and cooperate to reach our goals – and to create art, music, literature (or merely view, listen, or read it) – and to open our hearts and come from a place of LOVE.

If you want to read an provocative article about one man’s view on the recent election – check out Sean Patrick Hughes blog (he’s a writer, Veteran and special needs parent)  —  What Now?

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A Little Pluto with your Scorpio

On the Scorpio New Moon, I made an intention to be more truthful with myself, to dive deep and pull out the roots of old conditioning that clouded my ability to be true and authentic.  I’m a Leo with Leo rising and the Sun is not too far from the Ascendant – oh, darkness?  Piece of cake!

So I can have this child-like attitude that facing my truth is going to be like shining a flashlight on a bed post.  It’s only a bed post, for heaven’s sake.  I forget about where I need to travel to get to that truth (until it really is just a bed post) – it’s not always a jolly journey (if you know what I mean!).  Scorpio laughs at the cavalier Leo – you can’t burn away your demons and dragons without facing some sort of fear.  And hence we have the secondary ruler of Scorpio, Pluto, snatching me into the underworld – not entirely against my will —  yet with such audacity.

The New Moon is all about planting the seeds that you want to manifest – and you can manifest by intending to go deeper and deeper.  What happens when you release during a New Moon – should you ask the release to wait until the Full Moon?  Does it mean you are out of sync with the cycles of nature if you aren’t on schedule?  What does it mean to be ‘in tune’ and ‘in the flow’?

To be honest, sometimes, I just don’t get it.  There is so much misinformation out there on how all things ‘spiritual’ work that it creates this dysfunction between you, your body and the truth.  While I’m sitting in my alchemy lab investigating, dissecting, understanding, applying — I come to find a different truth — people are out there manifesting up a storm and living successful lives (really, they’re only telling you about the successes and not the failures)– I’m still trying to figure out how to tie my shoes and what the word ‘manifesting’ really means. You can’t get to the manifesting if you aren’t clear about what you want.  Yet, sometimes, manifestations occur with a fleeting thought and a forgetful mind.

Pluto is also about fear and confrontation and power struggles.   These are always internal power struggles with self and/or other.  For example,  I fight with my inner demons.  I argue with the darkness and tell it to go away.  I dispute my unhelpful thought patterns and do affirmations.  Does anything ever resolve itself with arguing?  We stay at the same level when we have little understanding —

It is the Leo way to play with one’s demons – because demons aren’t real, right?  They’re really mice in disguise.  And in the end, I can be the hero for having slayed my demons – and people will cheer me on as pass by in a regal motorcade and crown me as the Queen – oh, wait – that is the Neptune fantasy keeping me from my task at hand.

Pluto will only accept what’s true.  You can’t control other people’s perceptions of you no matter how hard you try —

So, Pluto, then is about removing masks and seeing people, yourself and the darkness for who and what they really are.

Wherever Pluto is in your chart and wherever Pluto is transiting in your chart is where you need to be most truthful.

Questions to ask yourself:

Where do you need to be most truthful and what do you need to be most truthful about?

Where do you hold the most fear?

How is this fear controlling your life?  What would be the worst thing that would happen and if you avoid it, will it never happen?

Will you always be in fear?

What would it take for you to face your fears?

What would you have to do?

As we continue through the last week of Scorpio  — encourage yourself to commit to your intentions – take that extra step – go a little bit further and deeper.  Keep yourself in alignment with your whole being – that nagging voice – it may be your intuition speaking to you – or it may be your mind trying to talk you out of something wonderful. Or is it your mind trying to talk you into something not quite right?

Scorpio is the best time for diving deeper into the unknown because what you will find will enrich your life and make you whole again.  We can’t know how far we can go until we actually go.

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What are you finding out during this new moon?

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Moon in Scorpio October 30th: Inner Transformation

The bogeyman is every child’s worst nightmare – and a fear tactic that parents would use to scare their children into being good little boys or girls.  The bogeyman hides in dark closets, underneath beds and in the air vents and only comes out when the lights are turned off.  If you are brave enough to open a closet door and check underneath your bed – you will see that there really is nothing there.  The big fears that overwhelm us aren’t as terrifying and large when you shine a light on them.

This upcoming New Moon in Scorpio is the perfect time to face the inner bogeyman – to look into those inner secret hiding places we don’t want to look and shine some light.   Scorpio is the queen of Transformation and doing deep inner work.  Scorpio is ruled by Mars and in Aries, Mars takes outer action, while in Scorpio there is a desire to taken inner action – to purge the shadow and evolve some aspect of ourselves.

The new Moon is the beginning of a lunar cycle that begins in darkness.  It is a highly intuitive time perfect for seeding new something.  Scorpio is a fixed water sign  and desires more intimacy, connection, power and responsibility.  This energy supports digging deep and focusing your energy on one main problem and probe a little deeper into the mysterious depths.

What are you most afraid of?  How intense is your fear?  What are you telling yourself about this fear?  Where do you feel this in your body?  Follow this emotion and let it speak to you – are you telling yourself that you aren’t worthy enough?  That you don’t matter?  That the world is a dangerous place?  That you are unlovable? Stupid? Wrong? Unattractive?  That you can’t trust anyone?  Are you telling yourself that you can’t change and are powerless?

Once you determine what your thought patterns are around this fear – challenge the evidence and then find a more balanced interpretation.  If you’re interested in diving even deeper, I suggest a superb book by Erin Olivo, Wise Mind Living: Master Your Emotions, Transform Your Life a perfect gift to yourself during this Scorpio season.

Our negative emotions are perfectly normal  – we will be prone to negative emotions – it is not ‘unspiritual’ to be emotionally triggered – it happens.  It is what we do (our actions or lack of actions) once we have those emotions where we run into problems.

With Venus conjunct Saturn we have a seriousness that lends itself to this new moon – and it’s in Sagittarius a sign that is not used to limitation and the straight and narrow.   That’s the lesson – how much energy do you have to expend?  How much partying can you do?  How much spending?  Sagittarius is a mutable sign and so we are working on adjusting and adapting to new beliefs and philosophies around where we are prone to excess.

Seriousness is enough to trigger some people into a mild depression – when we are face-to-face with our shadow elements – we are not feeling joyful and ready to face the day.  Are you able to hold off on that joy for just a little while until you pull those roots out and feel like a new person?

Pluto is assisting this journey and kind of like a tour guide – saying – hey, let me take you on a tour of all your deeply rooted issues – and let’s choose which one to work on – this also lends itself to ease and psychic vibes to open up and let go of what no longer services us.  Neptune is in an easy aspect to the new moon – just be careful that we aren’t deluding ourselves about our goals or habits – the psychic waves can open.

So is this a negative or positive new moon?  How can fear, shadow and bad feelings be positive?  It’s really a matter of perspective – if you face your negative emotions – you reduce the amount of emotional charge (emotions do subside over time like a wave).  If you don’t, usually our thought process keeps the negativity alive and if we don’t feel comfortable with those darker feelings – abandon them in favor of more positive emotions – we bury our darkness within.  It’s like sweeping dirt under a rug.  You don’t see the dirt – it doesn’t mean it isn’t there doing damage.

The transformational perspective is to let go of what we think is negative or positive and just be here, totally present and alive to this moment – a so very Scorpio thing to be.

Now Mars and Pluto are conjunct in Capricorn square Jupiter and Uranus.  Jupiter’s beliefs and philosophy are conflicting with the status quo and power plays are likely – or perhaps our desire to change and transform old beliefs are coming up against some friction.  Uranus shocks us and ignites some unexpected anxiety.

The best thing to do is keep a cool head and listen to your intuition.

Happy Transformation!

Re-aligning ourselves to nature season by season and sign by sign —

The only constant in this world, the only thing we can depend upon, is change.  We experience change on a daily, monthly, and quarterly basis with the fluctuation of light and dark, hot and cold, barren and abundant – The earth is breathing life through its cycles just as we breathe air into our bodies.

Our inner lives are deeply interconnected to the changing of the seasons.  As within, so without.   As above, so below.

You already knew that.  You just forgot.  Our attention is so focused on the outer that we stray from the inner – we then want to reach out to the heavens and transcend our physical reality – before we understand what it’s like to be a human in this physical body in this 3rd dimensional plane of reality.

This 3rd dimension is just as spiritual as 5th dimension – the only difference is perspective.  You still need a physical body as you evolve –

Let’s continue —

Every season holds the promise of a new beginning (Cardinal) that we strengthen and unify through the fixed seasons.  When we reach the mutable seasons we take what we have strengthened and unified and we tweak it, organize it, improve it – as we prepare for another new beginning.

The elements also play a part in this cyclical change.  Fire and Air are the masculine qualities of Aquarius, Gemini, Libra, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius – these modalities project outward and upward.  The water and earth signs, Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio are the feminine qualities that reflect downward and within.

The Zodiac begins with Aries

Ah!  Aries energy pulsates and forces its way into our lives just like springtime.   It’s time to plant our seeds and plow the fields.  It takes up a good amount of our energy to do this.  We must not be afraid to use our strength and forceful qualities – we have to eat – right? We are learning how to prepare for life – for the year ahead.  Daylight is increasing and we want more freedom and independence.  We are pushing our energy into the world with the element of fire.

We can only push for so long – before we need to hone those skills, continue to care for the seeds we’ve planted so that they will thrive – a consistency to our tasks – to continue and prepare the crops for the eventual harvest.  The land is ripe and fertile as we move into Taurus – this fixed, stable, wealthy sign is ruled by Venus, the goddess of love and fertility.  We honor Venus through the ritual of May Day – and mating with our beloveds.  It’s a sensual time connecting with the fecundity of the earth – daylight is greater and still increasing — we want our values to match our actions.

As we move into Gemini, daylight is continuing to increase and is greater so we spend even more time outdoors – we are in a mutable sign and acclimatizing to the growth – and we are excited to share to anyone who will listen.  We want to celebrate and exchange ideas – for the sake of doing so (Mercury ruling Gemini in its projective quality).

The Summer Solstice is a time of new beginnings – the beginning of summer and the longest day of the year.  Nighttime increases and daylight is greater.  Cancer rules the beginning of summer —   School is out and we are spending more time with water – going to the lake, swimming in pools or going to the beach.  We want to belong more with others and make commitments– Cancer is all about emotional security and motherhood – so we are connecting to the source that gives us life – our family.  There is this inner connection we begin to have with the world around us.

We want to take this inner connection and incorporate that into our daily lives with those we like to play with.   We want to linger and languor like Lions – we want to maintain summer for as long as we possibly can (fixed) before we go back to work and school.  Most of Europe vacations during August – the crops are ripening. We don’t want to lose our individuality as we strive to belong and make commitments.

We can’t lay around forever; we need have work to do!

Fall is coming – Virgo is here – ruled by Mercury, the inner, reflective manifestation of Mercury.  This mutable quality allows us to separate ‘the wheat from the chaff’ so to speak.  We use that Virgo discernment to determine what we keep that is useful and what we throw away.

School has started and we are adjusting to our new schedule – we might take on more hours at work so we can have more money for the upcoming holiday.  Nighttime is increasing and daylight is still greater – and we want to commit even more to spending every last moment we can in the sun and nature before we retire early and spend more time inside with others.

When Libra approaches darkness is increasing and nighttime is greater – there is a push toward winter preparations and taking midterm exams.  Venus rules Libra here and as nighttime is increasing we are moving toward more intimacy and sharing.  Who wants to sit inside alone during winter months?  Not the Libra!

Scorpio wants a warm body to snuggle up to (is snuggle the right word for Scorpio intimacy?).  It’s also the time when nighttime is continuing to increase and the days are much shorter.  The veil between worlds is thin.  We celebrate Scorpio with Halloween — We are in touch with this spirit world as we pay respects to our ancestors.  Scorpio is a fixed sign ruled by Mars so we do more inner purging of all that no longer serves us so that we can transform and be reborn (Scorpio’s gift!).  Pluto has been given secondary rulership over Scorpio – to further drive the point home that we are going deep within our darkness to find the light.  We want more intimacy with one another!

We have gone deep and purged and we want to shine our light with others –through the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius.  The winter solstice is right around the corner, Christmas and New Year’s not far away – we are becoming excited again and we want to celebrate.  Usually around Thanksgiving, we start to decorate our homes and the city officials decorate the town with lights – we gather as a community for the lighting ceremony.

Jupiter rules Sagittarius –we have learned something about our journey to the underworld and what will not serve us as we move forward into a new year.  We want to celebrate this light and party harty with everyone!  Nighttime is still greater and continuing to increase — and we still want involvement with others — and yet just a bit more freedom than Scorpio is comfortable with.

It makes sense that Saturn is upon us with the ushering in of Capricorn and the Winter Solstice.  We just spent too much money on gifts, ate too much food over the holidays and now we want to make our New Year’s commitment to exercising more and losing weight (as well as saving money and working longer hours to make up for what we spent).  The energy of Saturn wants to restrict and the cardinal modality wants to push that restriction and structure of commitment.  We want more freedom while we maintain responsibility.

As daylight increases, we mold these new commitments we’ve made into the fixed sign of Aquarius.  We are changing, the weather is about to change – college courses resume, we are looking forward to what the future may hold with new ideas (air) and communications with others – if we’ve been holed up inside due to the cold – we want to socialize and be with others.  We want to share what we’ve learned over the winter months.

We are ready to open our hearts and connect back into the world through Pisces – we feel like we’ve been through this before – so we feel like old souls returning, adjusting to what we have learned and preparing for a new beginning.  Snow is melting into water, we are walking around in slush – before we begin again, we are reflecting upon the whole year and continuing to purge that which we haven’t already let go of – for if we do not – we are sure to deceive and delude ourselves.  This is really the season of letting everything go —

Aries will insist upon it.

 

Thank you for reading!

What connections do you see with the zodiac and the seasons?  What do you do to tune into nature?  Please tell us in the comments —