SCORPIO NEW MOON 18 NOVEMBER 2017
New Moons are always points for new beginnings.
This Scorpio new Moon is asking for actual cleaning out to make room for the transformation to the next phase. Fixed, wateryScorpio means business and will do what is necessary to prepare for change.
Seriously, clear out some drawers, get rid of post it stockpiles and other road blocks to actual movement and abundance and relationship.
Mars, the lower octave of Pluto, ruler of Scorpio, is in Libra. Our ways of relating are being laid bare to illustrate who WE are by how we treat/interact with others.
Venus is moving through Scorpio adding additional willingness to deepen our view and experience of relationship. Scorpio rules marriage where Libra rules how we relate to others in a variety of ways. Scorpio commits. It commits to its own deepening of desire to merge with and experience Source energy. One way is through intense bonding with another.
And Scorpio likes the good kind o relationship – the soul baring kind. The relationship where, together, you become something new and rich and deep.
Scorpio’s polarity to Taurus can lead to hoarding of pens or canned goods or whatever that we think keeps the wolves of fear and insecurity from the door Scorpio knows that these overstuffed cabinets — actual and ideological— don’t provide true security.
The world is nuts and scary and none of us gets out of it alive.
Scorpio is brave and willing to be caught, eaten and digested by the “beast” of transformation in order to experience the next iteration of existence—even if it’s new form is unrecognizable.
It has a fear of being laid bare on the tundra and being seized by All That Is. But the urge to move on to the next eventually overcomes the fear and movement occurs.
Empowerment is a result. A feeling of being more connected to the world and to others is a result. If you’ve been through the mill and come out the other side utterly transformed, after that, the world and its people do feel like less of a threat.
I felt moved to paint the Eagle aspect of Scorpio. Scorpio has three symbols — the Scorpion- when poked it strikes. The eagle, who has distance from issues and goings on, and can hone in on the detail that defines the issue. It sees the forest and the squirrels in the forest that will be its dinner.
The third symbol of Scorpio is the Phoenix. The Phoenix is defined by its ability to dive into the fire in order to be born anew from the ashes.
The Eagle aspect of Scorpio is resonating at the moment because the energy is in expanding mode - to gain a wider perspective of ourselves and our world view. Jupiter is now in Scorpio and Jupiter widens our scope. Jupiter lends an air of optimism to the transformations that are underway.
The Scorpion is tiny and easily threatened with its smaller outlook. The Eagle grabs him and takes him for a spin. Perhaps he will be eaten and both the dinner and the diner will be transformed by that act.
We are now, at once, the eater and the eaten.
The willingness and courage to participate as fully as we can in our own journeys is called for.
We can always stop and even retreat/regroup before we carry on again.
A new Moon is that retreat/regroup. We clean up, change clothes and shore up our strength before heading out into the world once more.
We gather our strength – experiences, the information we have gained from all levels of seeking, the desires we’ve fueled from life so far, and we allow the Eagle on the wing, or the tide, or the meditation, or the lovemaking to take us. The journey begins anew.
Much love, Lydia
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