Scorpio: The Scorpion
The Sign of Scorpio
The sign of Scorpio, ruled by Mars and Pluto, is associated with sex, death, and transformation. Scorpio is a water sign with a focus on introspection, intensity and intimacy. 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.
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.
The key phrase for Scorpio is “I Desire”.
Attune to the qualities of Scorpio with a 3-minute tarot meditation on Death.
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.
The direction North-West points to the path of psychological intelligence. The sign Scorpio correlates to Introspection, the second step on the Western pathway of Sun Bear’s Medicine Wheel. A penetrating look at what you experienced during the Libra cycle will increase your self-knowledge and your ability to stand in your own power. The key to mastering magic lies in exploring the depths of mystery.
Chart for the Scorpio New Moon on November 18/19, 2017:
Sabian Symbol for 27º Scorpio
“A military band marches noisily through the city streets.”
This degree depicts the aggressive glorification of cultural values.
— from An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformation and Its 360 Symbolic Phases© 1973 Dane Rudhyar.
Highlights of the New Moon Chart at 26º Scorpio 19′
This Scorpio lunation cycle begins amid intense and unanticipated feelings related to events that transpire a day or two before the New Moon. Having second thoughts about taking a planned action can become obsessive, frustrating your intentions (Sun Moon quincunx Uranus, septile Pluto). The word is out – the question is, how will it be received? (Mercury sextile Mars). The emphasis this cycle is on developing a structure for success. This is an excellent cycle for laying out a time-line for 2018 (Sun Moon semi-sextile Saturn). The desire to make a constructive change can thwarted, causing a concerted effort to push though opposing forces. Beware forcing situations.(Mars bi-quintile Neptune; square Pluto).
Our advice for this cycle:
Strong emotions can emphasize feelings of insecurity or feelings of well-being. The best way to navigate these particularly tense times is to focus on being centered within. It is an excellent time to connect to a deeper aspect of yourself, one which is usually kept private. Once connected you will be able to see the bigger picture and begin to construct new avenues of development. Immerse yourself in the imaginative arts as you explore your emotional depths for the treasures that are yours to discover and share with the world. Keep a meditative journal, record your self-exploration.
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 express my power with respect for others.
Quote for this cycle:
“There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.”
~ George Santayana (1863 – 1952) Spanish-American philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist
A Mandala is a powerful device for creating and focusing on sacred intentions. We encourage you to create and color your own mandala or print out and color our 2017 Scorpio New Moon 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.
The Zodiac Arts Moon Phase Journal, which usually posts at each phase with tips on working with the current cosmic and lunar energies, is currently on hiatus and the posts are sporadic.
Sandra shares her personal moon phase journal, Sunny’s Days. We invite you to join her walk through the year. Declare your intentions – start your own moon phase journal. Share your images, words, colors, and goals for this lunation cycle in the comments below the posts.
Artist, author, educator, and dear friend, Donna Iona Drozda uses solar, lunar and numerological cycles as a blueprint for living the life of a “Heartist.” Keep up with her Lifecycle offerings and updates on her Lifecycle Blog, and be sure to subscribe to her email newsletter while there.
CJ Wright at Auntie Moon offers daily insights and other good lunar tidings at her website, plus she has monthly lunation cycle workbooks. She also has an excellent video: Moon Phases and New Moon Intentions.
Margaret Koolman’s New Moon insights can be found at her website, SoulAstrology.com. Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.
Jessica Shepherd is always a good read at Moonkissd.com.
Elaine Kalantarian at Blue Moon Astrology uses astrology to describe archetypal processes at the New and Full Moons.
April Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is adept at putting the current cosmic conditions into personally identifiable terms.
Nadia Gilchrist always has our attention at Ruby Slipper Astrology, where she writes about the lunations and other cosmic events.
Stephanie Gailing, another of our favorites, offers her insights and apothecary suggestions on her web site. Her book, Planetary Apothecary: An Astrological Approach to Health and Wellness, has tips on health-supporting foods, spa and wellness therapies, relaxation practices, yoga poses, aromatherapy, natural remedies, and flower essences customized for each Zodiac sign.
Lynda Hill takes a thorough look at the Sabian Symbols active this cycle.
Christina Rodenbeck at The Oxford Astrologer generously writes and posts excellent articles on current transits, world events and the arts. Her monthly horoscopes are well worth a small subscription fee.
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