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…

Full of emotion

Tonights first full moon of 2015 occurs in the sign of Cancer. It is opposite the sun in Capricorn and forms a square to both the North Node in Libra and Uranus in Aries. Lots of cardinal signs involved but there may not be a lot of movement.

Why? Well Cancer is an sign that can impart heavy emotional weight to whatever planet it holds. The moon signifies our emotional nature. Lots of feelings have most likely been swelling for the last day or two and we are looking for a way to release them. Unfortunately, they don’t always come in an orderly fashion.

Which leads to the squaring of Uranus and the moon. Our subconscious need to be emotionally driven is having a difficult time being reconciled with what may come as an unexpected need to assert our individual self. Uranus in Aries gives sudden insight to our own selves as a single unit. This is great but it may not lend its self to a healthy manner in dealing with our emotional turbulence.

The sun in Capricorn focuses our attention onto being responsible and taking measurable steps. This is in opposition to the moon in Cancer needing to feel our way through. Practical and emotional don’t mix easily for most so tensions could rise internally.

The north node in Libra urges us to connect to others to further our purpose but that straight line is being intercepted by the moon in Cancer’s need to emotionally protect self first.

These are not simple configurations but they are livable. Allowing the flow of emotions to come is great. Taking practical steps to act on them is a good next step. Connecting to others in a way that allows for emotional growth of one’s self is another.

Cardinal signs inspire us to do, to move. Remember that small measured steps is still movement.