"Behind the mask of ice that people wear, there beats a heart of fire." Paulo Coelho
The (2012) Scorpio New Moon is exact on November 13th at 2:08 pm Pacific; 5:08 pm Eastern US; 10:08 pm UT/Greenwich Mean TimeComing Home
A Scorpio New Moon and total Solar Eclipse. This looks to be phenomenal for healing any toxic emotional waters, and if necessary, making a course correction -- getting right with your own soul. But first, you must take the road less traveled and be still -- let go, unclench the jaw, relax the face...surrender. If you can achieve this -- and it is an achievement -- in our anxious world, you're on your way. The thawing out begins, as the outer defenses soften, and you rest in the true center of who you are.
The Sun and Moon meet at 21°57' (rounded up to 22 degrees) Scorpio. It's one to fully revel in, the days before and after, as soul takes the lead. Start now, by slowly winding down initiating that inner dialogue that will lead to that much sought-after capacity to surrender.Eclipse Time
This is a potently packed New Moon in the fixed water sign associated with exhaustive change. There's a total solar eclipse 5 minutes after the Sun-Moon are in matched up.
Solar eclipses have a special charge, and in Scorpio, the concentrated energies are deeply internal. A suggestion to prepare is to clear the calendar, where possible, for soul searching. Opt out of distractions for something more satisfying. Honor your own experience by slowly tuning out the exterior noise. Also read up on solar eclipses (and lunar to follow in two weeks) in the houses -- they come in pairs and can be understood as a package deal in opposite houses. See eclipses in the houses for a forecast.Scorpio Waters Run Deep
This darkest of Moons, at the solar waning time, is one to seek fresh water sources -- with intense emotional and soul force running strong. By going deep, you flush out what's making you sick. Scorpio's cauldron is purifying, with emotional heat that heals and transforms.
The chart shows three planets (Sun, Moon, Saturn) in Scorpio, a sign of emotional courage. Saturn in Scorpio is in trine to Neptune, for dissolving what's emotionally fixed or frozen. This amplifies the freeing effect of the New Moon and eclipse, as locked up energy is released to circulate, and be restored to you in a new form.
I've been experiencing this, as epiphanies about emotional trappings I didn't even know I had are revealed. These revelations have been coming unexpectedly, one after the other, with insights about the root causes for who I've become. It's an odd experience, since it reveals belief or emotional constructs that fall away, just as they come into awareness. Maybe this is part of the apocalypse or unveiling, karmageddon -- a sign of our times. I see this lunation as a catalyst for these personal unravelings about our own psychic foundations.
The real satisfying work of metamorphosis comes with these revelations. It's a relief to get to core seeds that grew into something that's taken on a life of its own.Strange Brew
No, it's not just you. There's a weird vibe afoot. Mercury is retrograde and squaring distortion specialist Neptune exactly at this New Moon. The truth about anything feels slippery. If you're in a fog, all the more reason to retreat and rest.Scorpio New Moon Tips
- Avoid obsessing on "what ifs" -- gravitate to activities that make you feel hopeful.
- Take a long bath with special salts or oils.
- Minimize the rushing around, in favor of some empty space on your day planner.
- Sage your space, and invoke spirits of protection, if necessary.
- Recall your energy from bad investments, and feel it concentrating around you.