Thursday, November 4, 2021
2:14 p.m. PDT

12°40′ Scorpio

Grapes must be crushed to make wine
Diamonds form under pressure
Olives are pressed to release oil
Seeds grow in darkness

Whenever you feel crushed, under pressure, pressed, or in darkness,
you’re in a powerful place of transformation and transmutation.
Trust the process.
— Lalah Delia

Scorpio is the zodiac sign that symbolizes death and rebirth (transformation), and it’s no coincidence that the Sun resides in the sign of the Scorpion during Halloween and Dia de los Muertos — the two holidays that recognize and honor dead souls. In general, during Scorpio season (Oct. 22 – Nov. 21), the veils between the realms are especially thin, allowing us to feel the presence of deceased loved ones more easily.

A Scorpio New Moon illuminates personal power dynamics, evolutionary intentions of the soul, compulsions of all kinds, secrets, suspicion, possessions, other people’s money, passion, sexuality, and transformation. When Scorpio is highlighted, opportunity for internal change and transmutation abounds.

As a water sign, Scorpio represents our emotional body and, more specifically, our deep unconscious. Scorpio is analogous to a lotus flower whose roots reside in the murky-watery depths as its blossom brilliantly reaches for the light. For many of us, balancing between the dark and light may seem less graceful than the above lotus analogy and feel more like an intense inner stirring about to give rise to a messy cathartic release.

Regardless of the form the Scorpionic process takes, the aim is to reveal and embrace our hidden emotions and passions so we can heal and and unite with our own inner light and authentic self.

Following is a lovely Scorpionic prose by C. Joybell C.:

I have entered into the darkest regions of myself, bearing torches
and lighting candles. I have left a burning lamp in each lonely
cave of my person; I have planted roses in every swamp of my
mind; I have ignited stars in all the nights of my heart. I have lit
myself on fire to walk through my soul. I have glowed as my own
moon when there was no moon within me. I have done all that
was necessary. Now watch me become the light, watch me be
the light, watch me illume as light inside of light, watch me
emerge as light.

Uranus, the planet of sudden and unexpected change is transiting through the earthy-zodiac sign that represents our security and deepest values — Taurus. Because Uranus is within minutes of making an exact opposition aspect to this New Moon it will add unforeseen elements to the mix. Think “Uranian” electrical–brain impulses and/or messages from “the field” of your higher consciousness. Simultaneously, Scorpio wishes to eliminate that which is no longer serving your personal destiny. Combined, these two energies can create impatience and a compelling need to transmute the stagnant (Scorpio) areas of your life so you can embrace your future with freedom and liberation (Uranus).

As you likely know, New Moons are a time to plant seeds of intention for new beginnings and projects. Stay mindful, however, because following this annual New Moon in Scorpio through November 9 and 10, four planets will be creating challenging aspects with one another.(1) Diligent discipline and caution will be required to navigate these potent energies, especially during the days leading up to November 9 and 10. Slow down, and plan for potential interruptions, frustration, and obstacles — adopt Sage–like mindfulness and prepare to mindfully respond to situations and people versus react. This period can be successfully navigated through meditation and inner contemplation versus the force of our egoic will. On 11.11 we can look forward to some exhilaration and expansion as the Moon joins Jupiter in Aquarius around noon pacific time.

1. The traditional ruling planet of Scorpio (Mars), along with Mercury (both at 7° Scorpio), will be making two exact square aspects. The first will be with Saturn and the second with the Moon (7° Aquarius) on November 9 and 10, 2021.

Related Article: The Sun–Moon Lunation Cycle

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