This New Moon in Scorpio, spend time with you. Let what is unresolved in your heart emerge. Allow, allow, allow. We are deepening, experiencing feeling, and trusting our hearts. This month we are leaping from high up on a rock into a new vision of our lives. You won’t have to do anything, it will just come. The way forward, the insights and freedom you’ve been aching for, Uranus is here to light the way. When you land in the lake, the water will be fresh and soft. On November 6th, the lunar nodes shifted to the Capricorn-Cancer axis while the New Moon is trine Neptune in Pisces. We can tune to creative and divine inspiration, we can point ourselves towards the realization of a wisdom feminine in ourselves, our culture, and our lives. Perhaps we are learning to be with experience with an open heart, or discover self-healing, and initiation. Remember also, to consider, where do you escape when you don’t feel like feeling into the depth of yourself? Scorpio guides us into what is dark, shadowy, and uncomfortable. Embrace the discomfort. Do you notice passion, obsession, or intense emotion? What lies beneath it? Scorpio’s super power is profound compassion, the capacity to merge, and know duality inadequate. This super power comes with the willingness to allow who we are to emerge, at least to ourselves, intimately. While Uranus in Aries propels forward our path, Venus and Ceres remind us of the significance of collaboration. The nodes shift also emphasize the protection and celebration of the feminine. We are becoming protectors of connection, softness, and quiet. We are learning to “just be” with ourselves, our sensation, feeling, ocean, clouds, loss, love— Give your soul the gift of “being” and receive the blessings of whatever is unresolved in your heart, no matter how painful. What we are willing to release is a catalyst for our growth and transformation. We can delight in the alchemy of personal experience. Chiron in Pisces in a grand trine with Jupiter and the North Node, teaches us about unconditional love. May we guard against victimization and self-blame. Instead, we can learn about what is infinite, timeless, and unconditional. Remember also that Jupiter enters Sagittarius November 6th, Venus goes direct November 16th, and Mercury goes indirect November 16th through December 6th. This lunar period our lives promise to become lighter, to reach new phases of resolution, and release. Let vision and insight arise, and stay mindful of impulsive action. Belief is highlighted by Jupiter entering Sagittarius. Stay awake to what your beliefs motivate in you. Notice when they are fanatical or inspired. Let truth speak with empathy.
The full moon in Taurus can provide us intense energetic support to deepen our souls work. In a tight grand cross in fixed signs, including a close conjunction with Uranus, this toughness could be ruthless and disruptive, or awakening and supportive. We are called to relate to what we value and how we envision maturing towards our personal truth and vision and that of society. Stay authentic and conscious and relate with whatever energies from the shadows are coming into light.
With Venus retrograde in Scorpio while four planets are in Scorpio, this is no typical moment. Check to see if you have a person a personal planet or aspect to 10 degrees of Scorpio to 25 degrees Libra to reflect on how this retrograde season is affecting you. We are relating with deep wounds and lessons around repressed material, our true values, wounds, desire, longing, addictions, and primal natures. October 6th through November 17th, Venus is challenging us to feel, transform, embrace, and forgive. We may be challenged by self worth issues, betrayal, loyalty, anger, resentment, or grief. All that lives in the shadows of our hearts, guts, and relationships is coming forward. We must alchemize to proceed.
The Sun’s shift into Scorpio seems also to shift our attention from relationships and supporting one another, to the deep inner work that is required to benefit from this otherwise disruptive and potentially challenging moon. We are individuating, discovering our own truth and path, while encountering the most challenging aspect of psyche. The transformation possible is profound, while we need to be weary of tragedy in relationships, addiction, and disruption. We are learning about intimacy and freedom. How do we exercise both? Do we value ourselves? Are we in relationship with those that value us? What insights do you have about how you can support yourself on an inner level? Dr. Christiane Northrup reminded me that we have to stop the bleeding. Our blood flow and energy will return when we relate with our ability to alchemize intense experience and connect with the awake aspect of spirit. We can trust our shadow material and befriend it. We can celebrate creating boundaries that are uncomfortable. We need the space to feel and the determination to relate with direct knowledge of our inner life. Mindful not to run away to the next distraction. We can connect with the divine and unconditional love, but not at the expense of energetic self protection. Envision the relationships and world you want, and go towards it.
VENUS RETROGRADE ☠️//
Venus shifts retrograde October 5th at 11 degrees Scorpio through November 15th when she turns direct at 25 degrees Libra. As the mythic goddess of love and beauty traverses backwards the instinctual, desirous, and regenerative Scorpio, and her own sign, Libra, she’ll press we relate with whatever is unresolved in our heart, relationships, and love. We can lean into true friendship with the shadows reflecting on the wall. We can be fair with others. What barriers arise around heart; what do you face over and over in relationships and love? She needs to feel into everything, so that she can arise in this present moment, beautifully. Where we resist hurt, shadowy corners, resentments, and chaos, we contrive walls. She beckons us dive within and emerge transformed. She is healing our love and relationships, to bring our lives into balance and harmony. Not harmony at the expense of truth. We need to be relentless to stay open to whatever darkness or unconscious patterns she may expose. In this way, we discover choice, wisdom, and light. We can supplicate release, forgiveness, and blessing. She will listen. Pay attention to what needs to be released. We can experiment shifting our attention to consciousness and the present to support letting go. We can accept and surrender. Relationships may shift as we allow transformation. Take the high road by staying intimate with you, (despite any hurts), fair with others, and trusting in wisdom.
Artwork by @nataliagarbu — The full moon compelled we merge, within and with them, to the soulful, and ever infinite. Intense energies of the last weeks came to fruition. A sensual Taurus Sun exposed dimensions of consciousness that walk gently 🦂 in darkness. What supports the light of consciousness in you? Is there grief, joy, aggravation, hurt, humor, or confidence hiding? Scorpio compels we inhabit beneath the surface, and stay inside of it, in full feeling and humanity. Nothing excluded or lesser. Any suffering an object of union that blooms in mermaid flowers drenched in lunar heart space and the sting of abrupt truth. We can assess where we are, and for what we aspire.