The Scorpio New Moon occurs on Sunday October 30th at 10:38am PDT/ 1:38pm EDT/ 5:38pm GMT. Just after this intense New Moon we’ll be celebrating Samhain, the last Gate of the Wheel of the Year. At Samhain, the old year dies so the new year can be born. The veils between the world are very thin, and the spirits of the dead are very close to us. We celebrate Samhain, Halloween, All Hallow’s Eve, the Day of the Dead, All Saints Day and All Souls Day to honor our ancestors at this transitional time. ~Wisdom of Astrology
Art “Scorpio” by Laura Laishley
Scorpio is often considered the most powerful sign in the Zodiac, and those who incarnate as Scorpios, some of the most powerful souls. For Scorpio’s initiation is pivotal to our soul’s growth, which is to die to be reborn again. We have been taught to fear death as a punishment or an end, rather than as a transition, a change that will give us back eternal life. And so FEAR is the Gatekeeper we have to face as we sink into the dark, murky emotions from past lives which keep us stuck in old patterns of disconnection, betrayal, horror and hurt.
Scorpio has three symbols because it concerns the process of transformation, and three is the number of process. The unconscious residue from other lifetimes which eats away at us is symbolized by the scorpion.This is the initiation of Scorpio. To go through all the tests that life brings us and learn from our mistakes and find the meaning of what it is we are sent here to learn.
Once we begin to recognize our Shadow and can name it, the symbol shifts to an Eagle. And Eagle is the highest flying bird, able to see far and wide. Like Great Spirit, it gives us an overview of our lives. Eagle Scorpios can look at and name their Shadows, but they can also repress those shadowy instincts and certainly not talk about them! They use their will power to keep those negative instincts in line.
But that’s just a step to the third part of the process: the death of old habits and complexes. The re-integration of those repressed emotions and instincts then give rise to a new birth, which is symbolized by the phoenix, who burns up old karma and arises out of the ashes with a new, spiritual vision.
It’s interesting that the American elections are always held during the Sun’s transit through Scorpio, signaling a transition of power, a transformation of our collective lives. Indeed, that’s also what Scorpio is about. Power. The ruling planets of Scorpio are Mars and Pluto. Pluto, or Hades, is the Lord of the Underworld, ruling the unconscious depths within us. These depths can lie quiet when we live by ourselves, but they get stirred up when we relate to others. And that’s why Scorpio also rules intimacy, the emotional sharing that’s necessary for a deep, rich life. And Mars the Warrior is what is needed to give us the courage to face those emotions.
When we operate out of these unconscious patterns, we tend to use emotional manipulation, defensiveness and vindictiveness to get our way. This is the lowest form of Scorpionic energy, the unconscious energy of survival at all costs. The Snake often symbolizes this aspect of Scorpio, although its transformation is possible with the shedding of its skin—or our unconscious Ego drives. In many ways, snake is best seen as our instinctual wisdom so perhaps the better symbol is the Scorpion, which will sting itself in its frenzy to sting the other. We’ve seen this kind of lower Scorpio energy in some of Donald Trump’s attacks on women and minorities instead of admitting his own mistakes.~ Cathy Pagano at Wisdom of Astrology
And From Mary
And we thought intensity of emotions only occurred at full moons? Not so by how this new moon is feeling! It is exhilarating but also saddening to see the number of people who are waking up to the reality of our political system. 20 years ago, it was considered a “conspiracy theory” to speak of a “secret government” but now the term is used freely on the internet by many authors of legitimate publications like the Boston Globe and Huffington Post. It’s just a fact_just the way it is. So what do we do now that we know about it?
I remember writing an article for my newsletter several years ago where I was talking about the our role as Light Workers to help shift duality into Unity Consciousness and how to do it. There I posed the question “perhaps duality is just the way it is and we can’t really change it.” Maybe we have to build a new structure that exists right along side duality_one of higher consciousness_a multidimensional reality and people can choose which one they want to live in. At least for a while while duality is being phased out. That fits with the process of Voice Dialogue too where we don’t try to change a part of ourselves; we accept it for what it is and develop an observer to it~a part that takes charge of the decision making based on what it observes from the different parts. This observer, an aware ego, is what changes.
I think of that this week with discussions going on on Facebook about who is really in charge of our government and why things don’t change very much. How much do our votes really count? Can we really change the existing structure by inserting people with good intention into it, or do we need to create a new one? One built on a different premise than a two party system which keeps people opposing each other_a system that truly sees people as equals and makes decisions for the good of the whole. A system conceived of higher consciousness! Sound like a “pipe dream”? Maybe, but I don’t think so. If we can envision it, we can create it. I think we are creating it as we “hold the light” for the planet. It may be just about to materialize. How soon? Probably not overnight but it’s clear, people are waking up to the truth and the charade can’t go on for long once that happens. ~Blessings, Mary