Monday, 16 November 2009

New Moon in Scorpio: The Soaring Eagle

The New Moon is the darkest time of the lunar cycle, a time when Lady Luna disappears from our sky. Of course this is merely an illusion, she is there we just can’t see her. This reminds me of Scorpio’s ruler Pluto who, in mythology, must wear a helmet of invisibility whenever he surfaces from the Underworld. Unseen he does his work, so that when we finally see the results of his actions, they appear as forced changes and big transformations for which we do not feel suitably prepared.

Like Pluto, Scorpio is also a transformer who prefers to operate imperceptibly. Scorpio’s realm is the realm of the emotions, where s/he scours the hidden depths of feelings, often going to places that lesser mortals would fearfully shy away from. When the scorpion finally emerges, it brings with it the deepest and the darkest emotional detritus, offering it up to the light, where it can be cleansed and healed.

It is therefore reassuring to see today’s Scorpio New Moon connected by aspect to the Jupiter-Neptune-Chiron Conjunction with its promise of hope and healing. In the detached, fixed sign of Aquarius it symbolizes the healing we receive when we are able to let go of outdated ego attachments. As we begin to let go and heal, as appropriate to our own individual circumstances, we feel compelled to help others along their own healing path.

We may feel unsure of our ability to help, but we can no long carry on waiting until we feel balanced enough/experienced enough/old enough/wise enough etc. We need to let go of our fears of inadequacy and understand that our time is now.

If we are also able to channel the higher energies of Saturn in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn, we can truly work to balance, restructure and transform our relationship, not just with ourselves and our significant others, but with our wonderful, beautiful world as a whole.

This is the space of positive transformation and the space where Scorpio embraces its nobler identity, the soaring eagle, king of birds.


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