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Scorpio New Moon November 14, 2020.

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This New Moon is at 23 degrees and 18 minutes of Scorpio and occurs at 11:07 PM Central Time on November 14, 2020. The root energy in the date of this Moon is 20/2–Relationship, Duality, Cooperation.

This Scorpio New Moon makes a pleasing aspect to Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn. The Ancients called this aspect a Sextile. It’s kind of like these planets are holding hands in friendship if they make the effort. Cooperation is needed, but the potential exists to get along and work together. So, the Sun and Moon coming together form a new beginning but in Scorpio that won’t be all unicorns and rainbows.

There will be some difficult things that need to be brought out and dealt with. Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn want to dig deep into what isn’t working anymore in the old structure and Jupiter is keen on building a structure built on a new vision. However, Saturn may be a bit stubborn and prefer to keep things the way they are. If this new vision is built on a solid foundation there is potential for two sides (Sextile Aspect) to begin discussing some deep rooted issues (Mercury in Pluto) that need to be worked through so that healing (Pluto) can begin. Mars, the ruler of Scorpio just stationed direct the day before so while this is positive, it may take some time to see results. Mars is still moving slow right now and the planets that this New Moon aspects are ruled by Saturn. Saturn loves to take his sweet time before committing but that’s just because he wants to make sure he’s backing something that is solid.

Scorpio is Fixed Water energy. Picture stagnant water. In Scorpio, still waters run deep and stagnant water requires sifting through some murky stuff and cleaning the pool before it’s fit to swim in. This New Moon has the potential for teamwork but some toxins need to be cleaned up before it feels safe to drink.  New Moons are ideal for planting seeds. What is possible together?

If you want to work consciously with this energy, this is the beginning of a new cycle, so now would be an ideal time to take part in this process. I like to keep a journal and track this cycle which takes about 27 months to complete.

Here are some practical tips to help work with this New Moon:

  1. Within 8 hours of the Scorpio New Moon on November 14, 2020 (again, the time is 11:07 PM if you’re in the Central Time Zone) jot down your New Moon Wishes in your journal. I like to keep a separate “Moon Journal” for the entire 27 month process.
  2. I usually write at least three wishes or intentions but no more than 10 which tends to dilute the energy. It’s also important to hand write your wishes.
  3. Find the area of your chart where Scorpio rules and tailor your thoughts around the themes of this house as well as the archetype of Scorpio. This allows you to work with this energy and makes it personal to you.

To help give some ideas about this archetype, Scorpio rules power, politics, psychology, self-mastery, finances and crisis skills to name a few. 

Let your intentions revolve around transforming power struggles into cooperation. Eliminating old baggage, forgiveness and restoration. Think about what steps you can take to work on areas of your life that need healing to include mental health, self-discipline, jealousy, obsessive compulsive disorders, suspicion, self-mastery or managing finances. If you know where Scorpio sits in your natal chart, think about the topics of this House as well as where your Mars resides. These themes can all tie in with the Scorpio archetype when thinking about what you want to achieve in this area over the next 27 months.

This is not a time of action but a time for planting.  Think about what you want to create until we can better see what comes to light with the next Quarter Moon in Scorpio on August 15, 2021 at 23 degrees.

In closing, the degree of this New Moon coincides with the Sabian Symbol, “Crowds Coming Down The Mountain To Listen To One Inspired Man.” This speaks to a large number of people receiving a message. Some will resonate with what they hear. Others won’t. Inherent is a scene mirroring the idea of relationship and working through differences as I mentioned earlier. There is potential for unity but how will the message be received? This might be something to contemplate and work into the New Moon intentions you set at this time.

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Take The High Road…Venus and Mercury Rx Move Into Libra Today.

We have a little gift today in that Venus moves out of a sign that makes it hard for her to do Venusian things and into Libra, a sign where she feels right at home and can deliver the goods. Venus wants to connect, socialize and bring sweet little indulgences. Libra wants everyone to be happy. Just a few minutes later, Mercury Rx joins her and this makes for easier conversations. There is more need for harmony and cooperation, so hopefully this softens some tense situations where we’ve felt like it’s me against you. With these two planets moving into Libra, we should see more discussion about equality and doing the right thing—hopefully focused on working together.

If you think about my reading this morning about avoiding conflict and taking the high road, these two planets moving into Libra play right into that, focusing more on getting along rather than separation and highlighting our differences. In any case, this shift in energy occurs around 8:41 PM CST today. By then, both planets will have moved into Libra. If you need to have a difficult conversation with someone, it might be advisable to wait until after these planets have changed signs. This could help soften words and bring in more understanding and consideration to the table.

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Celebrate Samhain With A Message From Your Ancestors.

In honor of Samhain, a festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year, I’m offering Ancestral Tarot Readings in the spirit of Halloween. Readings will be conducted on the day of the Full Moon, October 31st, and delivered to you by All Soul’s Day November 2nd. Unexpected news is sure to come through under such an auspicious time when the veil is thin and the Full Moon joins with Uranus, the planet of shock and surprise. What messages do your Ancestors have for you? Readings are just $10 for this entertaining 6 card reading running October 31st only. Get your spook on and book now!

Libra New Moon October 16, 2020.

This New Moon is at 23 degrees and 54 minutes of Libra occurring at 2:31 PM Central Time on October 16, 2020. The root energy in the date of this Moon is 12/3–Create. This is similar to the root energy of last month’s New Moon in Virgo which was 21/3. The number 3 relates to creating and in the Tarot, “The Empress” card is the archetype associated with 3 energy. The Empress embodies Venus energy which is also the planet that rules this New Moon in Libra.

Libra is Cardinal Air energy– energy that initiates. In Libra, we are working with themes around equality and fairness in relationships, harmony, teamwork, negotiation skills, refinement and healing co-dependency. New Moons are ideal for planting seeds but this new moon is a little tricky.

It’s challenging in that it squares Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn and opposes retrograde Mars in Aries. While thinking in terms of seeking peace and harmony as reflected in Libra, it comes up against aggressive energy from Mars and also tension with Pluto and Saturn. Saturn might represent the old order and Pluto can bring up the stuff we’d just as soon keep buried and not deal with.

In addition, Venus the ruler of this new moon, is in opposition to Neptune which can tend to color things the way we’d like to see them. Neptune can bring illusion and deception–seeing things through rose colored glasses.

New Moons are ideal for planting seeds and with this one, it might be mindful to look at relationships in your life that are off balance and view them for what they really are and not what you ideally would like them to be or what you thought they should be. Work within the reality of the relationship in finding peace and harmony with what is–not as you would idealize or romanticize it to be.

Venus is also in the sign of Virgo at this time. Virgo brings us back to reality with discernment. Focus on the good and let go of the rest. This New Moon has the potential to bring relationships into perspective. You might not have everything you dreamed of but do you have what you need? Focus on the good. Venus is making a pleasing aspect with Jupiter highlighting what we value in relationship.

If you want to work consciously with this energy, this is the beginning of a new cycle, so now would be an ideal time to take part in this process. I like to keep a journal and track this cycle which takes about 27 months to complete.

Here are some practical tips to help work with this New Moon:

  1. Within 8 hours of the Libra New Moon on October 16, 2020 (again, the time is 2:31 PM if you’re in the Central Time Zone) jot down your New Moon Wishes in your journal. I like to keep a separate “Moon Journal” for the entire 27 month process.
  2. I usually write at least three wishes or intentions but no more than 10 which tends to dilute the energy. It’s also important to hand write your wishes.
  3. Find the area of your chart where Libra rules and tailor your thoughts around the themes of this house as well as the archetype of Libra. This allows you to work with this energy and makes it personal to you.

Let your intentions revolve around bringing peace into this area of your life. Think about what steps you can take to help this area be more harmonious. If this is in the area relating to your 5th House, you might think about your relationship with your children or how you express yourself creatively. If you know where Libra sits in your natal chart, think about the topics of this House as well as where your Venus resides. These themes can all tie in with the Libra archetype when thinking about what you want to achieve in this area over the next 27 months.

This is not a time of action but a time for planting.  Think about what you want to create until we can better see what comes to light with the First Quarter Moon in Libra on July 17, 2021 at 25 degrees and 4 minutes.

In closing, the degree of this New Moon coincides with the Sabian Symbol, “A 3rd Wing On The Left Side of A Butterfly.” Libra loves balance and this imagery implies imbalance. Where are you overdoing or expecting more than is possible in a relationship? The “left side” in this symbol could be our intuitive or spiritual side so it could be a sign to focus more on that in working with this new moon.

Dane Rudhyar translates this symbol as “the ability to develop, for inner strengthening, new modes of response to basic life situations“. The Ancients spoke of the butterfly as a symbol of spiritual rebirth. A butterfly with three wings emphasizes the energy of today’s date and the creative energy of “The Empress” archetype mentioned earlier. Three is a symbol of fulfillment. Despite the conflict and tension surrounding this new moon, we might look to this moon as potential for developing a new way of viewing or bringing about peace and harmony within the reality of relationship.

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Mercury Rx In Scorpio ~ October 13 to November 3

The planet Mercury moves retrograde today or appears to move backwards in the sky. When this happens, you may notice some disturbances related to mercurial things such as communication, travel and data.

For instance, communications might be delayed or misunderstood. It’s always a good time to backup data but seems to be even more important during Mercury Retrograde periods. Review emails before sending and follow up to make sure they were received. Take extra time for travel. It’s not uncommon to experience delays and detours when traveling. I’ve heard several instances about GPS devices not working correctly and computers and phones acting up during Mercury Rx periods.

Mercury Rx periods, no matter what sign they fall in, are good for revisiting and reviewing. Scorpio is an archetype associated with psychology, resources, power, trust, money, sex, taboo topics, and investigations and research. It could be that during this time, matters regarding these topics resurface and come up for review.

It’s also interesting that the Sabian Symbol for this retrograde period is “An Official Embassy Ball.” Astrologer Lynda Hill translates this to mean a time of pleasant, almost party like atmosphere, but caged in very strict protocol and rules of behavior.” This can be likened to political game playing which is interesting in that in the United States, this is an election year and politics are very much on the minds of most people here not only on a national level but also at the local level. With this being a retrograde period right up until Election Day when Mercury moves direct, we may see things related to the Scorpio topics mentioned earlier coming to surface.

One also wonders if this Mercury Rx period will translate into a delay in election results similar to what the United States witnessed in 2000 with Al Gore and George Bush. Mercury stationed direct on that day too.

This is a bit of a tricky Mercury Retrograde as Scorpio’s traditional ruling planet Mars is also retrograde in the sign of Aries. Be mindful of blurting out harsh words in moments of anger. The archetype Aries can be a little impulsive and the sting of Scorpio can be harsh so, it might also be a good time to rethink, revise and choose your words carefully before speaking your truth.

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