FULL MOON in Taurus in October stirred up some powerful shifts. Just like tsunamis, tornados or hurricanes, the energy builds as the storm becomes more imminent. The intensity acts as a "wake up" call that raises our awareness so that we may have a clear view of what's right in front of us. Often, the natural response is to run for cover! Sometimes, however, we end up feeling so paralyzed by fear, we are frozen in place and unable to do anything until the storm passes.
There are a number of planetary shifts leading up to the New Moon on November 7. The aftermath of the upcoming US elections, combined with a number of planetary ingresses, are likely to leave most of us in a tailspin. We will need to remain steadfast in holding to a higher level of reverence for the forces that work beyond our understanding and do the best we can to be part of the change we so desire. In 20-20 hindsight, we will probably look back on this time period and realize how necessary the drastic contrast truly was as a catalyst for change.
The Scorpio New Moon on November 7 affords us the chance for welcome relief from recent difficulties and restrictions. The importance of planting seeds for new projects during this lunation shouldn't be understated. This New Moon at 15˚11 Scorpio symbolizes the combined power of the Moon (emotions) and Pluto (regeneration), Scorpio's ruling planet, to transform situations that no longer serve our highest and best interest. Pluto/Scorpio is associated with the 8th house of death, unconscious, regeneration, decay, infection, obsession and elimination. Ultimately, in the aftermath, there is cleansing and healing that comes with the passing of the old as we surrender and welcome a new horizon.
JUPITER completes its one year journey on November 8 through Scorpio and ingresses into Sagittarius, the sign it rules. Its mission has been to take us into the deepest, darkest recesses of our life in order to purge situations (or people) that no longer support a healthy pathway to freedom.
Jupiter will stay in the sign of the archer for a year inviting us through illuminated doorways that focus our efforts on the power of faith, trust and belief in a Divine order. Opportunities that arise are in direct correlation to the effort we've invested along the way. The upcoming expansiveness can stretch our creative capacity to think outside the proverbial box. Imagination with a bit of risk thrown in may be just what it takes to achieve a long held dream. Jupiter's rulership also encompasses higher education, higher law, foreign travel, and philosophical visions.
The mantra below is a wonderful tool for release. These simple words of forgiveness can help us let go of what no longer serves our highest good - primarily issues around fear, anger and resentment.
Please forgive me
I love you
A Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness.
The Hawaiian word translates into English simply as correction. "To put right, to put in order or shape, correct, revise, adjust, amend, regulate, arrange, rectify, tidy up make orderly or neat, administer, superintend, supervise, manage, edit, work carefully or neatly; to make ready, as canoemen preparing to catch a wave."
PLUTO and SATURN, both in the sign of Capricorn, have been impacting the work of restructuring our very core. We have all been going through a process of dismantling some aspect of our life. Globally, nationally and personally, this has been an arduous and painful process of uncovering toxic sludge (patriarchal suppression) in order to reveal the buried trauma. We all share in these deeply wounded parts of humanity that must be brought out into the open so that we can begin to repair them and heal.
The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and meant as a learning tool for Astrological themes. They are not to be taken as a substitute for any medical treatments. The intention is to share with the reader, knowledge of the stars for contemplation as well as encouraging a thought provoking dialogue.