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New Moon in Scorpio
October 23/24, 2014

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Here's the chart for the Scorpio New Moon, which is also a Solar Eclipse:
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Scorpio
The sign of Scorpio is associated with sex, death, and rebirth. The house that Scorpio occupies in the natal chart shows an area of life where one may be obsessive, have secrets, feel jealousy, and battle for control. It also shows the area where one can replenish their energy, tune into to hidden currents of meaning, be especially resourceful, passionate, private, and powerful. Scorpio is a water sign with a focus on introspection, intensity and intimacy. Ruled by Mars & Pluto, there is an emphasis on investigation, analysis, recycling, and transformation. Issues involving shared resources, taxes, insurance, banking, credit, inheritances, trust, revenge, research, and magic become accentuated during the Scorpio cycle.

Sun,Moon,& Venus quintile Jupiter:
There is tremendous creative energy in this aspect configuration, highlighting the ability to create a stylized image based on a value system centered on love, generosity, and freedom of artistic expression. The keyword for the quintile is 'talent'. Master astrologer John Sandbach says, "I would add to this an innate talent, that tends to manifest spontaneously and with a lot of raw vitality behind it. The five pointed star is the symbol of magic, and the 5-based quintile carries the energy of magic." He goes on to say, "The quintile's relationship to magic is that if you adopt a positive and confident attitude, miracles can happen, and the quintile is tending very strongly toward positivity and confidence. The successful performance of magic depends on intent, and the quintile spontaneously manifests a very pure creative intent, if the energy is not repressed."

Mercury quintile Pluto:
Here the talent is for compelling communication. Repressed or misused, it will manifest as controlling communication or extreme propaganda.

Jupiter quindecile Neptune:
This is potentially disruptive as intensified desires for personal rewards combine with an obsessive focus on spirituality, creativity, or escapism.

The key phrases for Scorpio are "I Desire" and "I Transform".

Our advice for this cycle:
Imagination runs rampant during this cycle; use it to move forward, rather than being frozen in fear.

It is best to take a cold, hard look at all incoming information, as much of it is aimed at sensationalism, which keeps us in fear. The current Ebola situation and the rapidly spreading fear of a pandemic illness can be seen as a manifestation of the last two aspects referenced above.

We recommend using this cycle to overcome fear by concentrating on your creativity. Consider how you can present yourself to the world in ways that express your essence.

Regenerate your energy by bathing in Epsom salts, swimming in salt water, or soaking your feet in a detoxifying foot bath. Participating in any physical activity that promotes sweating will also produce the therapeutic affect of rejuvenating your energy.

Scorpio correlates to Introspection on the Medicine Wheel. Contemplation of the meaning of your Experiences during the Libra cycle will lead to a healthy self-examination and increased self-knowledge.

Use this cycle to examine your compulsions and obsessions. This is a time when perceived liabilities can become assets and vice versa. Transformation comes by looking deep into the psyche for understanding and wisdom.

Questions you might explore for personal insight include:

  •  What is it you would most like to see changed?
  •  What things can you release?
  •  When do you feel most fearful?
  •  How comfortable are you with your sexuality?
  •  Where and with whom would life be easier if you were to form more intimate connections?
  •  Do you think you are being manipulating or manipulated and how does that make you feel?
  • What action can you take to step into your power?

Affirm: I Am Transformed by Love.


Attune to the qualities of Scorpio and this cycle with a 3-minute tarot meditation on Death.

tarot card image

Death is the initiate of the Mysteries, he understands transformative power and reminds us that to live is to die and to die is to be reborn.

Confer with Death when there is resistance to change.


Quote for this cycle:
"Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop."
~ Michael Pritchard (1949 - ) American comedian, motivational speaker, and educator



A Mandala is a powerful meditational devise for creating sacred intentions. We encourage you to create and color your own mandala or color the Scorpio Mandala for this cycle.

mandala

You are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala Gallery.




Please check out Lynn Keefer's Mandala Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors every month, along with her meditative process. Click on the mandala below or the link above to see a larger version of the Libra New Moon Mandala she colored last month and read about her experience with the exercise. The energy flows in beautifully from one cycle into the next.


Find more on the nature of this lunation cycle and how it relates to your Sun sign in our What's Up Guide, where there is also information about this Solar Eclipse, and the Mercury Retrograde cycle occurring October 4 through 25.

Visit our free on-line Moon Phase Calendar, where you'll find moon phase and sign information in your choice of 8 time zones. If you use and like our calendar, please click on the Facebook icon in the upper left corner of the time zone you use. Speaking of Facebook, we invite you to visit our page facebook.com/ZodiacArtsLunarPhases, which is updated at each of the 8 phases with information on how to work effectively with the current phase.

Donna Drozda's LifeCycle Forecast gives us an overview of the year 2014, which she calls the YEAR OF THE VISION QUEST: Emerge and See. Keep up with her updates on her blog and subscribe to her Luna See email newsletter.



In addition to what you can find at our web site, there are some outstanding astrology resources on the web in the form of blogs. We encourage you to visit and/or subscribe to the ones listed below:

Mythic Astrologer Kelley Hunter has an information post on this New Moon called Triple Dark Chocolate Eclipse.

Margaret Koolman's New Moon insights can be found at her web site, SoulAstrology.com. Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.

Jessica Shepherd at Moonkissd.com has a perceptive article about this month's New Moon titled Scorpio New Moon Solar Eclipse: Instant Transformation.

April Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is excellent at putting the current cosmic conditions into relatable, practical terms. We recommend her latest, Scorpio Solar Eclipse: Sparks.

Stephanie Gailing is another of our favorites. You can visit her blog or receive her weekly entries in your mailbox via an e-mail subscription. She usually shares her insights on the new and full moons. We also recommend her book, Planetary Apothecary. Here's her post on the Scorpio Solar Eclipse.



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2014 Lifecycle: Emerge and See
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