Scorpio New Moon 11/2015- So close it hurts but pain can be pleasure

New moon is coming on 11/11 ooooooohhhh

Yes folks we have a new moon waiting to signal the beginning of a new cycle around 12:45pm ET on November 11th. The celestial  meet and greet takes place in the heavy sign of Scorpio. Scorpio often gets a bad rap but it really is a necessary sign. Astrologers love to play up the transformative angle of Scorpio while dabblers love to play up the possessive part of the scorpio. They are both right though. Scorpio is a fixed sign so it looks to build upon what it already has at its’ disposal. That means that all of the nasty, muck ridden, shadow lit things that it has, Scorpio is willing to see if it serves a purpose. If it doesn’t the urgency with which a planet moving thru Scorpio toses is as about as legendary as the strength it holds on with.

With the sun and moon meeting in Scorpio, we can look to Scorpio themed things for this current cycle- sex, death, rebirth, shadow sides, taxes, shared resources, and intimacy. I feel like the last one needs to be repeated-INTIMACY. Oftentimes, sex gets overplayed as the domain of Scorpio when it is really about intimacy. The joining of two in space that is vulnerable, emotionally wrought, yet undeniably  satisfying. That is where the Scorpio magic happens.

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This new moon in Scorpio certainly looks to be pointing to that piece of Scorpio this go round. The uncomfortable desire to get intimate in a way that bares us is coming. Chiron in Pisces forms a trine with the new moon so old wounds may flare in a way that only deep and honest conversation with close loved ones can heal if we access the conjunction of Mercury in Scorpio. Obsessing over how to get the upper hand and how to make the most out of the situation defeats the purpose of getting close so allow things to unfold as they will. Jupiter in Virgo trines this new moon so a desire to get ducks in a row to feel better may rise but don’t forget to trust the process. Balance the desire for practical results with intuitive knowing. We want to connect deeply and the levels of our being are steering us in ways to do so that may not make sense consciously. They may hurt or seem like emotional suicide. Do it anyway. Scorpio sun makes treasure out of trash constantly and Scorpio moon knows how to breakthrough those layers of hard rock to get to some gems.

There is a Steven Universe connection here to transformation, intimacy, fusion and Scorpio that I won’t go into right now but I will leave you with this awesome Garnet pic I found because if this isn’t a fabulous example of it, I can’t help you understand anything.images

As always, I suggest that Scorpio season is the time to look  at your tax situation whatever it may be and get prepared. Digging up missing resources is a use of Scorpio energy and waiting for the tax man to hit you is often a bad idea. Strike fast and prepared and smoothly so Uncle Sam gets only the bare minimum of what he is owed. Looking at will and estate paperwork is a good idea as well because the only other thing we can’t avoid forever besides taxes is death.

Overall, I suggest we all prepare to get uncomfortable and have some folks we can trust deeply around us to mirror what we need to grow. Scorpio transforms self but it does so thru experiences and emotional connections it makes outside of its self. Be firm. Be loving. Be vulnerable. How this new moon will affect you specifically all depends on your natal chart. Check to see what planets you have in Scorpio as well as which house it rules for clues as to where you should focus you energy on intimate, transformative connections. If that seems too hard for you to figure out, contact me to schedule a consultation and I’ll do it for you.

Until next time good peoples…

Samhain’s coming…hunh?!?!

It is said that the veil between worlds is the thinnest on Samhain/Halloween. That is not entirely true. The veil is the thinnest around what many folks celebrated as one of the four cross quarters. This particular midpoint happens between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. In Western tropical astrology, that translates into the sun residing at 15° Scorpio. This puts the thinning of the veil typically between November 7th and 8th each year instead of October 31st.

This is largely due to a change in calendars. The Julian calendar was a week slower than the current Gregorian one we use. This fact combined with the Christian church’s decision to mix non christian holidays with their own gave rise to All Saint’s Eve and All Hallow’s Eve meshing into what we now know as Halloween.

This year’s midpoint is 11/7 (some divine comedy there for those get it) so it’s not too late at all to peer beyond the veil, if you choose to. If nothing else, celebrate with deeply discounted candy and a libation for those who have gone before us. A very Scorpio thing to do if I do say so.

Happy Mercury Is Out Of Retrograde Day- October 2015

Hey there! Put the hammer down. Mercury is out of retrograde so now you have to blame your issues on something else lol.

This morning, Mercury turned direct at Libra. Along with some of the usual tech troubles people complain about, this retrograde very well could have highlighted some issues we may have had with how we make and handle relationship connections. Balancing our needs with our need to connect to others in all types of pairings could have been a repetitive theme. Just how much is too much…or too little.

Now is the time to apply those lessons that we hopefully should have learned about what we need to do to best connect to others. We are currently in the second shadow phase, the time when a planet moves forward thru the space that it just “traveled backwards” thru. So those relationship issues, hiccups, or musings that we dealt with before the retrograde and probably saw amplified during it, now is the time to be mindful of how to fix/implement them. Now is some action time.

Get to work folks. Cause the next Mercury retrograde happens in just less than three months in Aquarius.

That book won't help but this site could

That book won’t help but this site could

Back to Basics and Social Graces- Mercury Retrograde September 2015

Mercury will go retrograde tomorrow in the sign of Libra. Time to get back to basics of social graces, especially considering that a lunar eclipse in Aries will be happening soon. Don’t cry and scream bloody murder. Just take your time and allow for flubs and delays.

Mercury– lower consciousness, how we filter information, how we process the world around us into usable pieces

Libra– cardinal air, enterprising, forward thinking, leader and connector, fresh ideas with a concentration on relationship/partnership

Mercury retrograde in Libra– time to reassess and reevaluate relationships/partnerships and their quality, time to see just how shallow we may have been and what we have overlooked  in a quest to connect, time to explore and explain how we desire to connect and share our creative endeavors

** Not necessarily a good time to start a new partnership or relationship. Best to figure out what isn’t working within what you already have or get clear on the qualities you want to seek out**

God Is In The Detail/Hello Virgo

The phrase “God is in the detail” is a old saying that asks us to be careful and thorough in execution because details matter. If a Virgo-3-Virgo sun didn’t think of this then someone with heavy Virgo energy must have figured this out. Unlike Capricorn which deals in practical advancement (cardinal earth) and Taurus which deals with practical sustainment (fixed earth), Virgo engages in practical refinement (mutable earth).

Virgo season is upon us. Here is a run down of the current planetary postions

  • Sun- 0 degrees Virgo
  • Moon – 15 degrees Sagittarius
  • Mercury- 25 degrees Virgo
  • Venus- 17 degrees Leo (retrograde)
  • Mars- 9 degrees Leo
  • Jupiter- 2 degrees Virgo
  • Saturn- 28 degrees Scorpio
  • Uranus- 20 degrees Aries (retrograde)
  • Neptune- 8 degrees Pisces (retrograde)
  • Pluto- 13 degrees Capricorn (retrograde)

The way information is processed on a larger scale is colored by Virgo energy so precision is a necessity, however a certain amount of grace is allotted in our relationships due to Venus moving backwards thru Leo. The sun is moving away from a square aspect to Saturn and moving closer to an exact conjunct aspect with Jupiter. At large, we are feeling our ability to be optimistic grow. Looking at the small pieces may not make us so frustrated and emotionally heavy anymore. Faith goes a long way in giving us the energy and push we need to do another double check.

Virgo energy is not for the faint of heart. It begins a process of refinement that requires precision and stamina to endure. After the party and the pomp and circumstance of Leo exits stage left someone needs to be there to clean the mess, mend the curtains,virgo_knight___at_with_stolvezen_by_dameodessa-d6w24bz and freshen up. We all should take steps to ensure that  the virgin’s energy does not get out of hand. It is one thing to try and fine tune things but we need to remember that perfection is unattainable. Nervous energy needs an outlet and redirecting Virgo’s energy away from that quest for perfection is sometimes needed. The house that Virgo rules can let you know about the area of your life that could benefit from more scrutiny and detail work. Enact a bit of “get right” and let the virgin work their magic in your life.

**Interestingly, the “proverb” is most often attributed to two men whom both have Mars in Virgo although no one knows the exact source**