This week begins with a lovely Venus/Neptune trine to open the doors of affection and spiritual magic, and throughout the week we are blessed by a tightening conjunction from Jupiter to Ceres. Jupiter is expansive and optimistic, and Ceres is all about nurturing the body, mind and spirit through food as well as energetic harmony, so this entire week carries that energy which helps us to pay more attention to how the ecology of our lives helps us to find greater balance and wisdom.
Then we go a little more deeply into Scorpio Season when the Sun enters Scorpio on the 23rd. and is joined by the Moon on the 27th for the Scorpio New Moon. Scorpio season encourages us to delve courageously into the emotional abyss in an adventure of self-discovery and personal empowerment. In the northern hemisphere Scorpio season is darker and the days are shorter – we are spending more time in the darkness of night than the light of day. Our innermost fears and feelings become more visible and more true, like the creatures which are invisible during the day but come into view when the darkness falls.
I’ll be writing more about this New Moon and the planetary energies, but like all New Moons this will be a time of new beginning. Although the exact alignment occurs very late (Eastern time) on the 27th, the energy of a New Moon begins a few days earlier. If you can find some time for introspection and setting an intention of greater emotional awareness and intuitive power, you will have a good head start. A conjunction from Pallas (divine wisdom) to Mercury (mind and mental function) suggests there is an opportunity here to deepen our understanding from a higher point of view, which will help to provide the objectivity which is sometimes missing when we delve into Scorpio season.