The Scorpio New Moon is a Solar Eclipse! It happens October 23rd at 2:57 pm PDT at 0 degrees Scorpio. Here’s the chart: ScorpioNewMoonSolarEclipse2014. This Eclipse is visible throughout North America, the Pacific region and Eastern Asia. Eclipse patterns repeat precisely every nineteen years from the same energetic blueprint. What was happening in your life in 1995?
Scorpio is associated with the natural life/death/rebirth cycle. In natural law, this is known as reincarnation. Among Scorpio’s many symbolic glyphs (Scorpion, Snake, Eagle and Phoenix) the Phoenix bird most aptly portrays the cycle of reincarnation as it dies in the all-consuming fire that seems to destroy it, rises again from the ashes and resurrects itself to begin life anew. Human consciousness (the Soul) is an immutable energy that similarly cannot be destroyed. It can only change form and does so lifetime after lifetime inhabiting a new and different body and ego-centric identity/personality in its ongoing desire to spiritually evolve and ultimately reunite with the Divine Source that created it.
Accordingly, Scorpio is a powerful archetype associated with the Soul and the evolutionary process itself. Evolution is facilitated through the most powerful trait we humans possess: the power of free will choices. Free will choices drive human evolution and reflect our most important intrinsic capacity, the power to create our reality through what we choose to do, feel, say and believe. Quantum science has recently proven what ancient spiritual sages and mystics have known and taught throughout the ages – that human consciousness creates reality. Our free will choices are continuously co-creating our reality, personally and collectively, consciously and unconsciously.
Solar Eclipses are super powerful New Moons that ‘seed’ new beginnings reflected in the energies of the celestial pattern of the New Moon/Eclipse. Eclipse patterns repeat precisely every nineteen years so choices made at the time of eclipses take up to nineteen years to fully manifest. Accordingly, this Scorpio New Moon/Solar Eclipse heralds a time of crucially important, consequential, life-altering choices.
Scorpio teaches right use of power. Right use of power creates, heals and transforms. Misuse of power seeks domination and power over others. When we feel powerless, we often seek to manipulate and control others and outer circumstances. When we’re truly self-empowered we seek to heal ourselves, overcome personal limitations, and transform outer circumstances for the benefit of all concerned.
Scorpio is a fixed energy sign meaning that its nature is to establish, stabilize and secure. However, this natural tendency can be a barrier to evolutionary growth. Seeing change as threatening to the safety and security of the status quo, even when its no longer working for us, often undermines our willingness to embrace necessary change. The antidote to this common experience comes from another natural Scorpio trait, its innate capacity to be confrontational. Confrontation has a purpose and that purpose is to overcome the habit of resistance to evolution. Typically, the more we resist necessary evolutionary growth and change, the more we’ll experience inner and outer confrontations!
When feeling powerless, we often confront and blame others. When we’re self-empowered, owning our power, we confront ourselves, face our greatest fears and bring deeply buried emotional stuff up into our conscious awareness where it can be healed. When we feel powerless, we often mistrust and fear deep personal connections with others. From a place of personal empowerment we more often choose to join forces with others in pursuit of shared goals knowing that doing so exponentially increases our power.
Remember, Scorpio rules the life/death/rebirth cycle. It rises from the ashes like the Phoenix, renewing itself after being consumed in the fires of transformation. What’s transforming in your life? What’s ‘dying?’ What needs to be released in order for something new to be birthed in your life? How are you using your power? What choices are you making in order to realize your dreams? Are you choosing consciously or unconsciously?
The Scorpio New Moon/Eclipse pattern includes Venus and the asteroid Pallas Athena. Venus is the quintessential archetypal feminine symbol. Pallas Athena is associated with creative and courageous feminine wisdom and justice. Together, these two symbolize the re-emergence and re-empowerment of the archetypal power of the Divine Feminine in our world. Patriarchal influences have sought control over women for millennia. Indeed, women’s oppression for thousands of years has wrought severe imbalances on our planet that have reached a point of extremity that threatens our very survival. Both women and men need to respect, renew and restore the power of the Divine Feminine if we are to heal ourselves and our planet. Women’s issues, particularly women’s rights, will continue to dominate headlines over the coming years as more and more women reclaim their power.
Pallas Athena in Scorpio, the sign of RNA/DNA and cellular regeneration, is also associated with the power to heal through deep penetrating insight that reveals the root causes of disease. Currently, this influence is manifesting through remarkable medical breakthroughs in the science of stem cell research. Recent clinical trials are showing surprising and astonishing results in the treatment and ultimate ability to cure diseases like diabetes and macular degeneration that causes blindness. Indeed we’re living in a time of tremendous spiritual and scientific breakthroughs that have the potential to completely transform our reality. Expect continuing discoveries and innovative solutions to long-standing global problems in the coming months and years. Viva la revolution!
Saturn and Ceres also occupy Scorpio at later degrees. Saturn always requires that we take complete responsibility for what we’ve co-created in our reality. It represents the emotional maturation process. Being accountable for all of our actions helps us develop our own authority in the world and is inherently empowering. Ceres has to do with unconditional love, nurturing and nourishment, but also correlates to the experience of losses that are beyond our control. Inevitably, what has been lost is returned. There’s always a higher purpose involved in this loss/return cycle that culminates in a deep inner transformation that forever alters the lives of those involved.
Saturn rules leadership and social structures. Ceres rules food, Mothers and deep grief that ultimately transforms, strengthens and empowers. Together, these two symbolize the likelihood of major losses and returns affecting nations, governments, leaders and social institutions that care for the needs of the disenfranchised, underprivileged and dispossessed. I’m hoping that at least one of the ways this influence manifests will be to ‘bring back our girls.’ The Nigerian government is currently negotiating a truce agreement with Boko Haram, a terrorist group that kidnapped hundreds of school girls this past Spring. What have you lost that caused you deep grief and despair? Can you see the higher purpose in that experience yet? Are you prepared for an eventual return that is deeply transformative and empowering?
Mercury in Libra completes its final retrograde of 2014 on Saturday, October 25th bringing insights and AHA’s regarding all our relationships. The intense and extraordinary three week review of past relationship dynamics is nearing an end. Be especially mindful of thoughts and revelations that come as Mercury turns direct this weekend. Then be ready and willing to speak your truth, from your heart, to partners, to affect an evolution of your relationship with them. Some relationships are ready to be healed and can metamorphose to a higher level. Others may be ready to end. If so, be willing to release them and bless them for what they taught you, while taking full responsibility for having chosen to be in relationship with them in the first place.
Neptune in Pisces, retrograde since June, goes direct November 17th reflecting altruistic efforts that are creative, compassionate, forgiving, charitable and divinely inspired. If you’re ready to forgive those who have done you harm, I highly recommend the practice of ho’oponopono. Click here for more information about this truly inspiring, simple and effective forgiveness prayer from an ancient Hawaian tradition: http://www.wanttoknow.info/070701imsorryiloveyoujoevitale. If you’re ready to further your own personal spiritual development, check out my Spirituality Now class. Its three hours of ancient spiritual wisdom/instruction about the Soul’s natural spiritual evolutionary developmental process. Click on this link for more info: https://thresholdconsulting.wordpress.com/student-educational-materials/spirituality-now/.
Choices are uber-important now and carry the potential to have long-term, life-altering, evolutionary consequences for the next nineteen years! Recognize the awesome power of your free will and choose consciously, to co-create and manifest your dreams for the highest and best good of all concerned!
This article is written a summary of my live hour-long audio presentation/analysis that explains the energies and influences of the New Moon chart in-depth. The audio recording is available in CD or mp3 file formats for $15. Contact me if you wish to purchase the audio recording.
The Sagittarius New Moon is on November 22nd at5:32 am MST!
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