This New Moon in Scorpio is also a Solar Eclipse. This is a particularly powerful Scorpionic event because we have four planets (Mercury, Sun, Moon and Saturn) tightly aligned within six degrees of the sign of passion and intensity. This is a Scorpionic time in any case – we are approaching the midpoint of the Scorpio solar cycle which is associated with the ancient Celtic cross-quarter festival of Samhain, and under Scorpio’s influence we are called to fearlessly dive deep into the unconscious to uncover both the treasures and horrors that lie hidden in the underworld of the senses. With an eclipse in Scorpio at the New Moon, there may be an unmasking of a secret that is holding us back – keeping us from awakening to the new reality that is calling us. The North Node is tightly sandwiched between the Sun and Mercury, giving this a more powerful eclipse effect than some others we have had recently and strengthening the force for awakening that is at work under Uranus and Pluto. The New Moon conjoins Saturn which suggests a time for solitary process and experience and perhaps the need to ground the shamanic experience of the eclipse into something practical that will build something for the future. A trine from Mars to Pluto in earth signs is supportive of that need to ground the experience and helps to stabilize and encourage us in our journey; however, Mars is just moving away from an opposition to Chiron which may enhance our emotional sensitivity. Emotions, passions, feelings, secrets – all of these have the potential to be unmasked today as the eclipse shields the Sun’s light and empowers the lunar flow of feelings and instincts. Go with that flow – surrender to its power – and you will become transformed!
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I resonate with this. I’ve been having the weirdest waves of emotions. One minute I feel peace and happiness the next anxiety and sadness. The veils have been so thin as well, between what we perceive to be the past, present, and future… oh man I was hoping for a more relaxed New moon…oh geez!
I’ve also been on an emotional roller coaster. My moon is at 12 scorpio and is the focus of a t-square with uranus and chiron at 11 leo and 12 aquarius. It’s been a very sensitive point in my life. I’m older and wiser and yet it’s been very challenging to deal with the emotions and trying to make sense of them. This too shall pass thank goodness.
Just breathe, Cealie. That’s the best way to let the emotions process and then settle.
A Scorpio New Moon will never be very relaxing. But the Taurus Full Moon that follows up offers a better chance of that!
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