Scorpio is the sign of death, transformation and rebirth. One of its symbols is the phoenix – a mythical bird that dives into the flames and emerges anew from the ashes. This New Moon is about not only stepping into not only a new cycle - but into a new you.
When the Sun and Moon align - they create a sacred union of masculine and feminine energies – called the Sacred Marriage or ‘Conjunctio’. That marriage creates an alchemical mix that produces new energy – and in this case - unexpected results. There are several aspects to this particular New Moon that point to another majour shift in our relationships. Continue to expect the unexpected!
Jupiter in Scorpio has been stirring up sexual issues on a grand scale… and with Venus (love, beauty, women) still hanging out nearby – there has been a particular focus on women and sexuality. It’s not been pretty and it has not been nice – but you might say things are starting to get real. This stuff has been going on for literally ages – Jupiter is merely magnifying and bringing to the surface some very entrenched sexual attitudes and behaviours.
Speaking your truth has never been more important – while at the same time, what the truth is exactly has never been so ambiguous. With Neptune continually blurring the boundaries, fake news abounds, and the illusions and projections continue.
Be very very careful before you judge anyone.
Both Mercury and Uranus are called trickster planets. Mercury retrograde can mess with your mind – Uranus messes with your nervous system. Some of us are getting hit with a mega dose of super charged high voltage energy. Personally - Mars, Uranus and Pluto are all hitting me in a big way. Meditation – chi gong – lots of walks – are helping keep it grounded and fluid. Not easy. If you've been hit by a Uranus transit - you will know what I mean. Restless- cant sleep – hyper vigilant- wound up – looking over your shoulder.
At its best - Uranus represents the higher mind. It can bring sudden flashes of insight, intuitive knowledge - genius moments. This energy has been operating all year- many of the erratic and unusual events we have been witness to can be put to both Uranus and Eris (dwarf planet) close by. Eris is the female shit disturber - goddess of discord.
Are we having fun yet?!
Unexpected meetings can occur under this New Moon –sudden fateful encounters that are life changing. You won’t see it coming - it might be months later you look back and realize everything has changed (for better or for worse).
The two main planets linked to Scorpio ( Mars and Pluto) – are in extreme tension with each other at the moment. This will powerfully colour the atmosphere over the next few days - and effects will ripple out for weeks. This highly combustible duo can trigger anything from emotionally charged upsets to accidents – to violent blow ups. Road rage will be more likely. Stay calm. Some will feel this as great internal pressure – others will have difficult encounters. And – as always – some will feel nothing at all - that's the fun of all this – its not random - it totally depends on your personal sign, chart etc.
If you are a Scorpio or have strong Scorpio in your chart (Rising or Moon) you will probably feel it. If you were born mid to late 50’s you will probably feel it (Pluto in Late Leo). This summer's eclipse point is being triggered as well – aiyaiyai - so – hmmm – a LOT of us will feel it.
The overall sense I get of this New Moon is that it is setting the tone for more big wake/shake ups. It is passionate, intense, unsettling, dramatic - potentially liberating (if we can avoid the extremes); basically the next step in getting us to re-align with our true self – through shocking us out of our complacency. As we shed one more piece of unnecessary emotional baggage – we will be realigning our relationships as well. This process has been going on for a few years now as the astrology pulls us toward greater responsibility for each other and the world around us.
I just read a warning about the tendency for ‘buried anger or reactivity to energetically emerge’ (TimePassages) That's an understatement!
Have an escape route handy!
Remember in the last post I talked about how Scorpio brings up our shadow material (to put it in Jungian terms)- the stuff we have been stuffing down and avoiding. If somethings been building - and you haven’t blown already – you might do so now. Something/someone has to shift or get off the pot!
What to do? Bang on a drum. Dance - dance - dance. Climb a mountain - do chi gong or martial arts –move some energy. Have juicy sex. Build something. Break something (safely). Change something.
Be the change….
Our intentions- if held with clarity - will get a power boost today.
Be careful what you wish for!