Saturday’s Scorpio new moon (9:08 p.m. pacific) does what new moons do best, particularly after a tumultuous Mercury retro, it sets things in motion again. This new moon is especially good for making a fresh start, as Mars will go direct tomorrow, Friday, in its home sign of Aries.
Retrograde Mars has been one of the more troublesome elements in the past two months, as this cycle can alternately amplify aggressions and feelings of low motivation and listlessness. And the Mercury retro that just ended exacerbated the sense of things not moving quickly enough, as well as some difficulty in communicating clearly and peacefully.
While Mercury is now direct, it is in Scorpio, the sign of the stinger, and Uranus, the planet of disruption is opposite the planet of communications. So we could still experience a few biting exchanges. Be mindful and take the high road. People are still steeping in a highly emotional time. I don’t know too many people who weren’t affected in some way by the election, continuing restrictions and health concerns, and the turbulent cosmic weather around it.
The flip side is brilliance, and outside-the-box solutions arising. Pay attention to gut feelings, dreams and thoughts that seem to come from nowhere.
Another positive shift with this new moon is the friendly sextile between the sun/moon conjunction and the Pluto/Jupiter conjunction. This brings luck and power to our purposeful endeavors. Get strongly intentional about what you want to achieve now and take decisive action over the next two weeks. As I have mentioned previously, the time around the new moon is great for setting intentions, and the newly direct Mars will help you take the initiating actions to begin realizing these goals.
So where is the trouble in this chart? While Venus is in her home sign of Libra, she is being opposed by Mars, and squared by Saturn, both in their home signs of Aries and Capricorn, respectively. This could cause flare-ups in relationships, particularly romantic partnerships. The remedy for this is emotional honesty, and being willing to really hear what the other is saying. Again, be mindful of your partner’s feelings. A book I always recommend during these types of aspects is Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg.
This year has been defined by the Pluto/Saturn conjunction that touched down near the beginning of 2020. I have been talking about Pluto and Saturn for a while. These two heavy-hitters can be seen as warriors fighting for the soul of the world. Both tradition (Saturn) and transformation (Pluto) are needed, but the prevailing argument is how much of each will we use to create the future. This transit is separating now, so while that fight is not over, some aspects of it will ease up now to make way for the work of transformation. So it is more important than ever to be a positive example of the change you want to see in the world.
Lots of major planetary happenings are on the way. Following this new moon, we’ve got two a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse with which to super-charge our intentions, and a Jupiter/Saturn conjunction coinciding with the winter solstice that could set the stage for major awakenings, both personally and globally. Stay tuned for more on this.
Please join me tomorrow, Friday, November 13 at 6:00 p.m. pacific on Facebook Live for a chat about the Scorpio new moon, how it relates to current events, and how to best navigate the next two weeks.
And If you really want to rock the upcoming moon cycles and work with the planetary energies of this new moon and two transformational eclipses to create abundance, love and peace, check out my fabulous upcoming virtual event beginning Monday, November 16: Creating Abundance by the Moon!