Horoscopes for the New Moon in Scorpio 2019
8:38 PM PT – New Moon at 4° of Scorpio
Mars in Libra square Saturn in Capricorn, both at 15°
Sun in Scorpio opposing Uranus Rx in Taurus, both at 4° (technically occurring on October 28, a few hours after the New Moon)
It is up to us to break the spells that keep us asleep to our own magic. There are a million of them. From the systemic, to the familial, to the cultural, to the personal. And back again. We are repeatedly told to quell our nature and conform.
The most unnatural thing of all.
Systems that perpetuate injustice don’t want us to know ourselves. They don’t want us to accept ourselves as we are because when we do, we aren’t very good consumers, patriots, or parrots. How can we tow the line when we are able to draw our own? How can we be controlled when we refuse anyone else’s narrative of our personhood or potential? How can those in power extract our talent for their profit if we take ourselves off the market?
Scorpio Season situates us deeply within these questions. As the faster moving planets sink into Scorpio’s waters, they alert us to the shadows that lurk in the landscapes of our lives. Which thieves steal our agency? Which monsters lurk just out of sight, scaring us out of realizing the fullness of our impact? What power do we give our fears and how does doing so hold our potential hostage?
The New Moon in Scorpio arrives on October 27. In Scorpio, the moon struggles to build a home and hearth that is reliable, calm, and comforting. In Scorpio, the moon must deal with intense emotions that we are more likely to suppress. Here, catharsis won’t quit and stability isn’t a seasoning used much, if at all. In these realms we must acknowledge, so that we can confront, the bullies of our lives.
Opposing Uranus in Taurus, the Sun and Moon asks us to interrupt whatever unhelpful patterns have become entrenched in our days. It’s a loud start to the lunar cycle. A Cher-in-Moonstruck-snap-out-of-it moment. An ode to choosing what’s real instead of what’s easy.
In Scorpio this New Moon has depth. Reaching into the recesses of our emotional reserves, it aims to help us get in touch with feelings long forgotten. Stirred by the opposition to Uranus, something in us gets shaken loose. The truth gets set free, and will grant us the same when we accept it.
With Mars, traditional ruler of this New Moon, in a tough square to Saturn on the same day, the New Moon comes with a warning. Do your work. Conserve your energy for the most important of your projects. Honor the mysteries of life. Let your self-esteem be rooted in your ability to confront life’s most challenging moments as much as it is rooted in your ability to celebrate the most joyous of them.
Mercury conjunct Venus at 27° of Scorpio
As Mercury stations retrograde, it cuddles up to Venus who offers it a blessing before descending to the underworld. The offering is love, honest connection, and depth of feeling. Today’s astrology is preparing us for Mercury retrograde’s recall of what we’ve lost, what and who we are grieving, and those whose lives made ours so much richer for having known them. This transit sends us messages of love from the past, from folks we haven’t spoken to in a while, or from the deep recesses of our dm’s. Today is a good day to express your love and appreciation for others. If you feel it, let them know it.
Mercury stations retrograde at 27° of Scorpio; will station direct at 11° of Scorpio on November 20, 2019
Please check back for a special Samhain/Mercury retrograde update!
Venus enters Sagittarius and will be there until November 25, 2019
This may well be one of the greatest little gifts of 2019. As Venus soars through the open roads of Sagittarius, it shares space with its current ruler, Jupiter. Both planets bring blessings, but together, they bring a cornucopia of them. Making a conjunction on November 24th, the part of your chart that contains Sagittarius is super-powered and should be enjoyed and worked with.
*Re-read about it here through the lens of Jupiter’s transit through Sagittarius and note that anything here that resonates will be greatly encouraged by Venus’s transit. Anything that has been challenging will receive a little help from Venus, and possibly a resolution with greater ease in this area of your life.
Mars in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn at 20°
The last of the challenging aspects in Libra (for now), Mars makes an epic square to Pluto. The epitome of a power struggle, the areas of your chart that contain Libra and Capricorn are used to this dynamic, but this may be the most intense version of it. Closure comes, but not without meditating deeply on the nature of the conflicts that occur have occurred for you. Just remember that to win doesn’t always mean to be right. This transit calls for compromise and the ability to balance your needs with the needs of the moment.
Sun in Scorpio sextiles Saturn in Capricorn, both at 15°
Sun in Scorpio trines Neptune in Rx in Pisces, both at 16°
Saturn in Capricorn sextiles Neptune Rx in Pisces, both at 16°
Today’s astrology is helpful, imaginative, healing, inspiring, and structurally creative. It asks us to build the framework for our dreams to become a reality. It asks us to commit to the fantasies that relentlessly ask us to make them into something tangible. It fills our cups with the richly flavored wine of the season. Drink up and enjoy the earthy notes and intoxicating impact.
Mercury Rx in Scorpio sextiles Pluto in Capricorn, both at 20°
Mercury’s review is assisted by Pluto’s ability to plumb the depths. Here, introspection leads to realizations. Don’t let your day get overwhelmed with side-tracking nonsense. If there was ever a moment to focus on the communications at hand, this is it. Be present and you’ll be the recipient of many gifts.
Mercury Rx makes its inferior conjunction to the sun at 18° Scorpio
Today, Mercury Rx leads us right into the heart of the matter. Secrets get revealed, hidden masterpieces get discovered, motivations get uncovered. Because this year Mercury’s transit of the sun is visible (appearing as a little black dot that moves over the face of the sun), the magic of what is mysterious gets revealed for us to work with. These are more than mere sleight of hand tricks, these are moves that only masters know. Whatever you are learning about working with the more challenging aspects of the human psyche, healing the wounds of your lineage, or working through what generally feels too challenging is helped. Pay attention to the wisdom you are getting let in on.
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