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New Moon in Scorpio
Breaking Some Eggs
Luna slips from her starry peignoir into a sparkling, natural hot spring—a reflective eclipse-free sabbatical in Le Spa du Scorpion on November 13, 1:25 am PT (your time zone). Sol, already steeped in dark waters, lovingly embraces her, his luscious golden curls swaying as he opens his arms for a tender cuddle.
To their surprise, discomfort rises like bubbles from the deep, jarring their blessed union. Hovering closely, they eye Ares, a dominating presence who grabs their attention. “Here comes trouble,” Sol groans.
Mars mutters base-toned vengeful ideations, obsessively processing his recent confrontation with provocateur Uranus. “His fury could turn our hot spring bath into a scorching cauldron,” Luna whispers in Sol’s ear.
Now, at the very end of his synodic cycle with the Sun, Mars is like a phoenix, impatient to rise from the ashes and primed to burn. We might share his frustration if something fails, but we’ll also feel an invincible strength that allows us to focus on our priorities. Should we fall short, there’s no shame in getting back on our feet to try again. On Nov 17, 9:41 pm PT, at 25° Scorpio Mars will be conjoined by the Sun, marking his rebirth. Starting over is what Mars does well. “To create, I must destroy,” Mars’s motto, is the dramatic version of a simple truth. You can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs. How many eggs do you think you’ll need?
Join us November 16 at 11 am PT for our next AO Salon! This month's topic explores planets in their domicile, specifically Mars in Scorpio (and the Cazimi moment on November 17) and Venus in Libra. Limited to 12 people.
Aware of the Luminaries' pending encounter with Uranus, Mars defensively spouts, “Wait until you meet one of his drones and you’ll understand!” He points his finger at the noisy Taurean tourist, excessively equipped with the latest tech gadgets. “That glasshole went too far! He should keep his cyber-drone-laser-bioengineering BS to himself!”
Uranus, making a nuisance of himself from a distant shore, hears Mars’s explosive insults. “Well, you must be stuck in 2014. They’re not Google glasses, you idiot! They’re the latest DJI Goggles.” Sol’s gaze shines a light on a legion of buzzing drones in the distance. “Yep… there goes our quiet getaway.” Sol sighs and lovingly plants a kiss on Luna’s cushy cheek.
“Okay, everybody out of the water,” Ares commands. Luna looks at him in disbelief. “But…” “No buts! Get out! Safety first,” Ares bellows! He’s a man with a purpose, whose charge is to protect.
When the Moon opposes Uranus, all sense of security is lost. Uranian unpredictability exacerbates the discomfort already felt in Mars’s Water sign, where our Lady of Fortune is said to be in her fall. If you experience any feelings of worry or anxiety, ask yourself what they might be anchored to. Mars, the overseer of this New Moon in Scorpio, finds himself curiously impacted by forces that are beyond his control, as he is caught between an opposition to Uranus and a trine to Neptune.
Primarily relying on their instincts, our Scorpio trio unexpectedly receives assistance from Neptune, who appears like a translucent ghostlike figure in a distant fog. Enigma closes in, surrounding them as a waterfall of whispering emotions. Their intuitive actions and reactions are informed by a deep feeling of oneness and an intense knowing that reaches far beyond what the mind can imagine. Neptune, playing his role as a celestial choreographer, lets everyone’s individual movements spiral together into a synergetic dance of transformation.
A sudden breach in our familiar fixed reality reveals layers upon layers of new and mysterious insights that force us to leave behind entrenched certainties and focus on the task at hand. Scrumptiously infused with the magic of dreams, our cooking skills have the potential to conjure up a delicious omelet. But when the reluctance to surrender to the moment grabs a hold of us, we need to remind ourselves that what we resist is likely to persist.
“A feud should live a full and colorful life, and then it should die a natural death and be forgotten.” - Paul Newman (Mars trine Neptune)
Shielded from the clashing commotion in the realm of the Scorpion, Mercury in Sagittarius is writing a clever love letter to Aphrodite. She looks as pretty as ever in her Libra sanctuary, a safe space between Virgo, the sign of her fall, and Scorpio, the sign of her detriment. Their untroubled interplay provides a welcome distraction from all the drama, reminding us that happiness is a gem residing at the center of perceived trivialities.
Venus is just separating from an antiscia with Neptune, further emphasizing the impact of the Lord of Obliquity on this new lunar cycle. A secretive, quixotic conviction and unwavering idealism silently stream through the underbelly of the main storyline. This alluring and possibly duplicitous undercurrent may keep us in a fool’s paradise. Though it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it may not be a duck at all!
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