|Scorpio New Moon – November 11, 2015
At the New Moon only the dim light of the stars brightens the sky until dawn, symbolizing the power and presence of the unseen forces of life. This New Moon is in Scorpio, the sign most associated with the dark and the power of the unconscious. The eighth sign represents the descent into the Underworld, the journey into the unconscious, into the repressed, the feared and the unknown. Our shadow holds not only our less desirable qualities, but also our gifts, our truth and our light. Scorpio walks the razor’s edge between Light and Dark, unity and separation, love and fear. We are entering a time of great change. The question is, are we going to walk in the dark, in the illusion of separation, or will we take the next step together toward the light? The choices we make now will have long-lasting and far-reaching consequences.
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Plato
The struggles of life’s pilgrimage are brought to a head in Scorpio, as we plunge into the deep waters of interpersonal relationships. Using our energies in ways that violate universal law and spiritual principles, we suffer pain. Yet suffering is a process of conscious realization of what is valuable. Healing the pain involves confronting negative patterns of the past by consciously bringing light, which is love, to the dark. As we measure our actions against spiritual values, we can move forward with greater wisdom; otherwise our suffering has no meaning. To keep looking back with longing, regret or remorse is not to grow at all.
“When one door closes another opens; but we often look so longingly and so regretfully upon the door that closed, that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.” Helen Keller
The healing process involves breaking, one by one, the myriad threads of selfishness. Scorpio was originally represented by a serpent, a symbol long associated with healing and transformation. This 8th sign was later symbolized by a progression of images: the Scorpion, the Eagle and the Dove, along with the Phoenix rising from the ashes of the ego. The myth of Persephone and Demeter illustrates the spiritual journey of this sign. It comprises abduction and descent into the Underworld of our unconscious, confrontation with the darkness and through the power of unconditional love, resurrection into higher consciousness and self-mastery.
“We can truly say to you that good cometh, light cometh out of darkness. Light comes with the rising of the Sun, the sunlight in your soul.” White Eagle
Scorpio represents the eternal dance between light and shadow, conscious and unconscious. Eventually we see through our fears, facades and fallacies. This is an excellent time to take a long and hard look at what is buried in the underworld of our soul. New Moons are opportunities for new beginnings. Will we circle around again in darkness, or will we learn from our challenges and spiral up to a new, more enlightened expression of our transformative Scorpio energies? Whatever trials we may be enduring, this New Moon shines light on how to find a way through now. Scorpio compels us to venture beyond the matrix, beyond all that we have known or been programmed to believe, in order to heal our inner darkness, personally and globally.
By making conscious what has been unconscious, by doing some serious weeding, pruning and composting, we transform to a higher, more unified level of awareness. Where the New Moon at 19 degrees Scorpio falls in our charts we are learning to distinguish the transitory from the sacred, to release whatever is not supporting our spiritual growth. Like the caterpillar becoming the butterfly, we are undergoing a profound metamorphosis. As we sacrifice our illusions upon the ‘altar of evolution’, we are reminded that there is no death, only transformation and rebirth.
In this area of life, we can use our Scorpio energies to turn the light of our consciousness onto our shadow, which we have disowned, hidden and suppressed. We cannot change what we cannot see. As long as something remains unconscious, we are on automatic pilot, using obsessions, addictions or distractions to keep the suffering of our shadow self out of our awareness. The spiritual intent of Scorpio is Peace through Love. As we summon the courage to love ourselves by acknowledging, accepting and healing our wounds and negative emotional patterns, we become more whole, more self-empowered and finally at peace within.
“When you eventually see through the veils to how things really are, you will keep saying again and again, ‘this is certainly not like we thought it was.’ ” Rumi
Mercury is also in Scorpio symbolizing the abduction of the Messenger of the Gods (Mercury) into the Underworld (Scorpio) to discover and scrutinize our motivations and desires which are calling for a major release and rebirth. It is time to speak up and speak out with love. We can use the power of our minds and words to transform what has been hidden or denied deep within our soul, to heal the darkness therein. Thus we offer the cosmos a vital contribution to the evolution of the whole. Now is an optimum time to transform patterns and structures rooted in self-serving and separation. Each taking responsibility for the work involved, our path forward will bring fulfillment and growth. We incarnated to reclaim our individual and collective power, the power of love, to transform our lives and our world, to do our part to bring Peace on Earth.
The Sabian symbol for this New Moon at 19 degrees Scorpio: “A parrot listening and then talking.”
This once more suggests the importance of positive thinking and communication. Working with the Light requires freedom from past conditioning. We are reminded that:
“Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.” Mahatma Gandhi
Heather Threlfall – November 2015 – astro_dynamics1@yahoo,com