New Moon in Scorpio, November 18

New Moon in Scorpio, November 18


It has been an intense time since Jupiter entered Scorpio on October 11. Since then, the Sun & Venus have also entered this deep probing sign, shining light into the dark and murky places of our personal and collective lives. Concerning the later,  sexual abuse issues that involve Hollywood celebrities and former politicians have been the focus in the US, while closer to home our government’s cruel handling of the remaining refugees in Manus Island has caused a lot of outrage.  On the positive, the same sex marriage results show that entrenched belief systems can be changed and transformed, if a conscious effort is made.

Scorpio takes us into the deep waters of our own subconscious and connects us with the ‘shadow’ which not only contains all the repressed difficult emotions, thoughts and experiences but also includes our deepest truth and power that we might have blocked and stifled to avoid upsetting the current moral codes. The New Moon in Scorpio marks a great moment in time for reflection and listening to our own deep thoughts, feelings and self-talk. Is it positive or negative? What do my thoughts and feelings tell me about my automatically held beliefs? Chiron is forming a trine with the New Moon supporting this process of self-exploration, while showing ways of healing the wounded body-mind connection. Chiron transits activate the search for new meaning and understanding,  trigger the death of old values and beliefs and impel us to take back our projections. Ultimately, Chiron strengthens self-responsibility and responsible living by letting go of blame. We might encounter situations where we are powerless to do anything to improve the situation, but we can choose  how we feel about it: “if I cannot choose my fate, I can nevertheless choose my attitude towards it!” Chiron is soon ending its journey through Pisces, where he has been since 2011. In Pisces, Chiron emphasises the mind-body connection and the role that emotions play in healing, verifying that the body is not separate from soul. Chiron enters  Aries in April 2018, which will mark a shift in the healing paradigm towards more spontaneity and healing through thought transmission, as Aries rules the head and the brain in medical astrology. Positive thoughts are able to prompt changes in our body that strengthen our immune system, decrease pain and chronic disease, and provide stress relief.

Mars, the traditional ruler of Scorpio is about to square Pluto, its modern ruler. This could be helpful for creatively transforming unresolved issues and traumas. Old concepts, relationships, and resources which are no longer beneficial to us  can be cleared, healed and released with this New Moon. However, we can expect an increase in explosive energies as Mars is activating the radical Uranus/Pluto square. We are asked to examine our deeper motivations and ambitions, clarify our strategies and remain open for change, regardless of the challenges that we might experience.

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