The Sun steps into Scorpio at 7:57 a.m. as we move into the full theater of the waning year 2014.
Harvest makes its last sweep over the next month, preserve production continues and gardens are put to bed. Tricksters plan their Halloween costumes and events, while the cinema and cable schedule horror fare.
In spite of the hoopla, those who hear voices from other realms deepen their concentration in this sacred time. Anything you’d like to complete before the next lunar cycle, get it done in the morning. Reach out to a principal for a deal all ready in motion. Finish what’s over, keep your hand in what needs to continue.
The moon is void-of-course/voc* at 1:22 p.m. ET.
Venus slips into the sign of Scorpio, entering a cycle when Love invites mystery, whispers and perhaps intrigue. The Moon enters Scorpio at 5:10 p.m. ET. The New Moon catches up at 5:57 p.m.
This New Moon is also a Solar Eclipse, the second eclipse of the month, it revs the engine for a slow, long journey. This is a New Moon on which to build.
When in Scorpio, a New Moon invites new beginnings or growth in the area of investments, relationship with taxes, sex and death. If you wonder why these topics get lumped together, you might want to try the new podcasts by Anna Sale on WNYC; if she doesn’t know astrology, she’s got the bead on why these all come together: the taboo factor. Depending on your age or experience, death may not be something you’ve thought much about. Yet any ending which feels like it leads to a new orientation, is within the realm of Scorpio.
We are in the energetic realm that transforms and transmutes. If something has outworn its purpose, now is the time to recycle. Many times the phrase “let go” is unsettling, but if you think in terms of recycling, it becomes easier to release. Whatever we “let go” of, goes somewhere.
Instead of seeing it as useless, discarded, lost or irrelevant, think in terms of what by releasing it, you allow it to become. You may not know what that would be, but your intention to allow it new life and direction makes it possible.
If you initially picture a boisterous group of people gawking and talking, you may miss the tension that could be conveyed. Perhaps more appropriate to the Scorpio flavor is a bus with disparate groups of travelers cloaked in hoodies, caps, large hats and hijabs. Sunglasses abound. The tourists look up from their guidebooks and listen intently to the guide. The bus moves slowly due to traffic, allowing the riders to enjoy long views of vignettes on the street: lovers duck into a doorway to kiss, a mother yaps on her cell phone while strolling her baby. Next to her a man texts while pushing a stroller with a pug in bows. Neither is paying any attention to their surroundings, oblivious to the sightseers who preserve their passage on their own cell phones.
The Symbol** reminds us that a crowd may watch but is not involved. They observe the bustle and action but they are not a part of it. Since Scorpio encourages us to look at the layers and complexities of life, this New Moon seems to suggest accountability. What are you observing but are not a participant? Is it time to get off the bus and onto the ground? Or is it time to hop on the bus and gain a fresh perspective?
Pull away even farther and both situations are part of a whole. The bus and the tourists on it are all part of the pulse of a city. They may be passing through, but they too are part of its fabric. Scorpio does observe, analyze and poke around; through careful assessments, decisions are made.
Conventional wisdom cautions against starting something on the day of the New Moon and really advises against doing so on an eclipse. Yet the undertow on this day may be so great that you get swept up into something even though your head says: “wait!”. The ideal is to get things simmering and explore possibilities; there is more to come.
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*Moon VOC/Void-of-Course… in Libra, enjoy a museum, music, dance. It may be lovely to be with someone you love as long as you don’t initiate any major discussions.
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** We are still in the process of understanding the Sabian symbols, which were channeled in 1925. The spiritualist astrologer Marc Edmund Jones, took Elsie Wheeler, a clairvoyant confined to a wheelchair to a San Diego park with a project. He put a symbol for each of the 360° of the zodiacal wheel on 360 cards. She proceeded to come up with visual phrases for each one of them. They were done in random order and they have a magic that is hard to decipher, yet feels totally right.