The New Moon in Scorpio is exact on Wednesday November 7th at 15 degrees Scorpio at 8:02am PST. The New Moon coincides with Jupiter, the lunar nodes, and Uranus all shifting signs. This period of time, these days, signify an important transition.
This Scorpio New Moon marks a new beginning in intimacy. As we come more and more into the knowing that we are not separate, we turn toward each other, we turn toward home. We see that our isolation was self-imposed. We accepted shame, that lethal gift, that lie, that holds us apart. And because we accepted it, we can lay it down now.
Now we know. We are intricately, intimately, entangled with every other being in existence, whether we wish it so or not. The universe is an open system. Every move, every breath, every thought, ripples through to infinity.
It’s time to come home. It’s time to come together.
The day before the New Moon, the lunar nodes shifted from Leo-Aquarius, where they’ve been since April 2017, into Cancer-Capricorn, where they will remain until May 2020.
While in Leo-Aquarius, as a collective, we evolved through coming into own unique voices and creative expressions; connecting with others of like minds who appreciate us for who we are; connecting with the heart, with our passion and compassion, and working to release the ways we disconnect or detach from our emotions, our bodies, our communities, our lives as coping mechanisms that no longer works. We were getting out of our heads and into our bodies.
With the lunar nodes shifting into Cancer-Capricorn, our collective evolution at this time requires us to contend with security. Capricorn relates to security through resources, government, structure, and infrastructure. With the South Node in Capricorn, we are to evolve through releasing our attachment to Capricornian security that no longer works (if it ever did). Pluto and Saturn are also in Capricorn, making working with and transforming this energy a major focus for the next year and a half.
Cancer on the other hand relates to emotional security; the safety we receive from our closest loved ones, from a stable home, and from a tender relation to our own and others’ emotional lives. The North Node points to an energy we are meant to cultivate. I take the shift in nodes to represent a need for detaching from the illusory security that comes from The State, and cultivating the security that comes from community, intentional family, and from emotional intelligence.
What we nurture, grows.
On November 6th, Uranus retrograded back into Aries for another 4 months, before settling into Taurus until 2026.
Although we had a brief stint with Uranus in Taurus since May, the Uranus in Aries work we’ve been doing since 2010 is not quite over. Uranus in Aries represents the growing awareness of injustice, and oppression, and movement and organizing around these issues. Aries is about lighting the fire, activating the impulse, and with Uranus, that impulse is toward freedom. Uranus in Taurus will help us make the movements real as we manifest our intentions in the physical world. But before realizing our intentions, we’ve got a few more months to clarify what those intentions are. Cultivate the focus and energy with which you wish to create.
The New Moon occurs on the very last day of Jupiter’s year-long journey through Scorpio.
Scorpio runs deep and harbours long-held, sometimes lifetimes old, resentments, angers, pains, betrayals, jealousies; the wounds that arise from human entanglements, as people are imperfect and unconscious. With Jupiter here, these deep-seated passions have been stirred; and we’ve had many choices over the past year with regard to how we respond to those emotions. The most difficult, and yet most healing thing is to simply feel.
Jupiter’s ingress into Scorpio last year coincided with the beginning of #metoo. And while there are many manifestations of Jupiter in Scorpio, this has been the most public, and serves to illustrate the kinds of issues and emotions stirred by Jupiter. To my mind, analyses of #metoo miss the point; this is not a movement that requires analysis, it is a collective release of pain, and that requires tenderness and compassion, not criticism and theory.
#Metoo represents, more than anything, a space where people can finally share stories and experiences and feelings that they had not previously been able to share. It hasn’t been safe (and for many it still is not) to even be honest about what has happened. There is a time for problem solving, there is a time for taking action. But first, there must be time and space for emotions to be felt, for stories to be shared.
At the time of the New Moon there is a grand water trine formed of Jupiter in late Scorpio with Chiron in late Pisces and the North Node in late Cancer.
This very last moment of Jupiter’s transit through Scorpio may be healing if we heed the call the feel. To allow all the expression of emotion that surface, without judgment, with getting scared, without running away, without reacting.
On November 8th, Jupiter moves into Sagittarius for the next year.
Once Jupiter shifts into Sagittarius on November 8th, we might expect the clouds to lift. We might expect a brighter mood, a forward looking optimism, as we recognize that this quest we are on, is actually fun! If we’ve allowed ourselves to move through the emotions, we may find ourselves on the other side, looking out over the view, ready for adventure. We might find a readiness to learn new skills, to expand the mind, to broaden our philosophies. We might feel the natural impetus to pack our bags and head out, full of enthusiasm, toward our futures.
But. Not quite yet. First, we feel.
On the very day Venus turns direct (November 16th), Mercury stations retrograde. Mercury is square Neptune when it turns retrograde.
Mid-month, Venus passes the torch to Mercury, and our journey within, and back, and through, continues. Especially with Mercury square Neptune, there may some confusion with regards to the next step. There may be a mounting sense of urgency, as we feel into all these transitions. We can sense that things are changing, we can feel that we need to make some decisions, and yet, we may not yet know quite what to do. And that’s ok.
We are in the midst of a major transition. Over the course of just a few years, many things will change. But when we are in the midst of it, it can at times feel slow. There are ebbs and flows. The ebbs allow us time to rest, to feel, to be, and to ready ourselves, so that when the wave comes, we will ride.