New Moon in Scorpio, November 2013
Sunday 3rd November 2013 11:49pm (AEDT)
& SOLAR ECLIPSE
It has been an intense complete moon cycle starting with the Libran new moon that brought to the surface hidden issues & conflicts within our relationships, the Aries full moon then heightened the powerful processes by opening up the wounds, & now this coming new moon in Scorpio is putting on the salt & with it the often painful healing.
The fiery full moon in Ariesn blew everything into the open so that we had to face our deepest issues & wounds. For those who are still finding your problems unresolved this watery, emotional & passionate new moon in Scorpio will almost certainly bring all issues to a head where a solution has to be found.
Ruled by Pluto, the planet of transformation and awakenings, this moon is going to force the change upon us. However, we have all been preparing for this shake up and now we are entering the eye of the storm.
Over the year I have been advising that this year it has been important to get clear who you are and where you are wanting to go. When we know what we want we are able to make more conscious decisions, from a place of integrity and heart, rather than tie ourselves up in logical, rational, ego knots.
The new moon in Scorpio illuminates our deepest emotional responses and patterns and any issues and fears we may have around passion and intimacy, especially trust. When we are aware of who we are we can embrace these hidden parts of ourselves and use them to our advantage.
When we are in denial of our issues they are expressed what I call ‘Ninja Style’ with a sharp aggressive kick, creating all sorts of problems, and even more so over this moon. It can also bring up the ‘negative critic’ that inner voice that constantly keeps us feeling inferior and disempowered.
Letting go of negative thinking is harder over this moon, enhancing feelings of jealousy and possessiveness as emotional ownership comes into question. If we feel betrayed it can also spark off feelings of revenge and vengeance, and in the process destroy the trust that has been built up.
A total solar eclipse on the new moon is making it all the more intense, as it illuminates what needs to change in order for the transformation to occur. We can no longer pretend everything is ok and go along with the status quo.
We are now being forced both personally and generally to accept that things are just not working and do something about it. New moons are a time for new beginnings and rather than see what is breaking down take a different perspective to see what is breaking through.
Mercury retrograde that started on Monday 21st October is also adding its own chaos to the mix. A breakdown in electronics, communications, plans, meetings, everything seems to be slowing us down, which may well be bringing up some stuff too.
For this reason I have shared the ‘Don’t Quit’ poem because it may seem like things just seem insurmountable during this moon period. You may also feel desperate and hopeless, but this energy will pass and the Taurus full moon will bring a more positive determined energy, so if things do seem to go dark, take a deep breath, surrender and ask for help.
The key this moon is to find self-mastery and self-acceptance. When we stand in our power we become less controlling and less influenced by what is happening around us. Rather than judge what is happening as either good or bad, see it as experiencing. When we can step back and view the moment as just another experience, we can sail more easily through it.
You may also feel more empathic and connected with the suffering of others over this moon. Use this to inspire you to do something within your community and share your talents and skills with those who are less fortunate. Sometimes, when we focus our attention outwards we can put our own problems in perspective.
Scorpio is about endings and beginnings, the power is in discerning what to let go of and knowing what still needs to remain. It gives us the strength and passion to let go of anything that has been toxic so that we can create a new space in order to manifest a new experience.
I will end this Moonscope with the wise words of the Tao Te Ching:
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.”
Love and Blessings to my moon sista Rebekah Shaman for this post.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It might be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.” ~ Gerard Haughey