A New Moon of Magical Impulse
This next New Moon on November 18, 2017 @ 5:42 am CST occurs very near to the point when the Sun’s transit of Scorpio is almost done for another year. Days after this New Moon and almost still within its orb, the Sun shifts into Sagittarius to lead us into renewal, search and aspiration. So the seeds sewn at this lunation will be nurtured into fullness under the rays of a fiery Sag Sun. Watch! The magical power of this New Moon will rapidly morph into a strong sprout within our souls—if we give it permission to do so.
So, let’s really give some thought to things that we could easily address under the laser light of this Scorpio New Moon. Let’s explore just a few.
Who are we as a group of souls traveling together on this plane of existence?
What do we believe in?
What are we willing to do to accomplish all that we imagine?
Are we true?
Are we real?
Do we walk in peace?
Do we seek to find a place of unity of purpose?
Lots of questions. Too few answers that make any sense. However, this New Moon says the following, for a start.
Seek your own inner wisdom, your own inner truth and then follow the bread crumbs to the conclusion. Explore fresh ways of communicating. Clearly, the old ways do not appear to be working. What is the new language? What are the ‘good words’ that will work? Mercury in fearless Sagittarius encourages us to explore every avenue until we find the one that takes us out of this maze of chaos.
The Venus/Jupiter conjunction in Scorpio encourages us to be fierce in our adherence to right principle. The only compromise is the compromise of forgiveness, of love. Let us all truly listen with perception (Venus in Scorpio) as our opposers speak. Let us work diligently to find the point of agreement rather than the point of dissent. It does mean that all of us must be willing to concede so that the centre does, in fact, hold. In every instance, the centre dissolves because there is not sufficient presence of energy to create cohesion.
Think about it. In your own life, do you struggle to find a place of agreement? Why?
Think about it.
With this lunation squaring the transiting nodal axis, we all have the opportunity to examine and make adjustment. Really delve into your past impulses and actions and consider how you might have done things differently. And please, not with an emotion of recrimination, but rather with the aspiration to growing your ability to walk lightly through your life.
Strength through acceptance and forgiveness.
These are the magical impulses that will begin to heal this world.
With transiting Mars in Libra squaring transiting Pluto in Capricorn, we are encouraged to be strong yet soft, like elastic rather than steel. It is the sweet nectar that draws the bee, not the sour fruit.
The very real magic that is contained in Scorpio is the magic of transmutation. Phoenix, one of Scorpio’s symbols promises that re-birth is not only possible but necessary. Scorpio says, Open your hands and don’t hang on to what is passing. Only then will something new arrive to fill you up.
So, let yourself be filled with the magic of renewal. Believe with ferocity that you can do something ‘good’, that something useful will emerge from any efforts put forward. Seek forgiveness. Love without reservation. Do it.
The Sabian Symbols for this New Moon are:
A MILITARY BAND ON THE MARCH
A SQUAW SELLING BEADS
There is something rather awesome in a band. How do all of these diverse elements manage to get together and stay together and produce a harmonic sound? On top of that, a military band is particularly unified both literally and ideologically. It is purposefulness and adherence to a higher cause that can provide the fuel that one needs to stick to something. If we can find that point of belief, of faith in something greater than just what we are on a mundane level, we can muster the strength, even the power to ‘do the right thing’. And this life is a battle. That’s not a bad thing to acknowledge. Let’s just make sure to clearly understand what that battle truly is.
The second symbol clearly indicates that we don’t have to over-intellectualize ANYTHING. Truth is found in simplicity of action, not complexity of it. Real joy is had when we engage in the simplest of activities. The Zen master said: “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” Let’s simplify even that. “Chop wood, carry water. Period.
It is in the smallest things that we can find the greatest joy, especially if we are doing it together.
Scorpio mantra for this New Moon:
I am the magic that is born in the shadow
I am the secret that never gets told
I am the mystery that lives in the moonlight
I am the power, the glory and the light…