Forecast for the 2015 Scorpio New Moon

November 11, 2015
9:47 AM PST / 12:47 PM EST / 5:47 PM GMT
19 Scorpio 00

“What Lies Beneath” is the theme of the next four weeks. The Scorpio New Moon sets us on a journey into dark, hidden places full of undercurrents, subtext, secrets and enormous treasures. It promises simplifying answers and profound truths, with danger, monsters and psychological demons along the way.

Communication is a huge part of this journey. Cosmic messenger Mercury is the last body the Sun and Moon cross before meeting and remains alongside them for the New Moon.his presence colors this phase with important travels of the mind and body. This stands to make conversations, messages, nonverbal signals and even normal getting around intense and revealing, conveying meaningful data, building intimacy, triggering massive realizations and clearing out debris.

Pay attention to vibes, hunches, tingling in your gut or very cells.  Every part of our beings is both transmitting and receiving info for now. Everyone is experiencing heightened ESP.  Trust yours. Pay more attention to that, and to nonverbal communication, than to any words you hear or read.

The phenomenon of widespread telepathy has the potential for immersing us in the experience — and awareness — of connectedness. An open flow from the New Moon and Mercury to Chiron is stirring longstanding wounds, and potentially soothing them as well. (Some possibilities: feeling different, isolated or abandoned; being martyr to other people’s problems, pains, burdens.) The flow has the effect of dunking into a solvent that eats away tarnish and grime. The flow is also dissolving separation, opening us to the plights, emotions and energies of others. Some of that is downright nasty these days. If you can reframe over-the-edge behavior (for examples, look at the political news around the country) as childhood terrors on high alert, that may steer you toward understanding. And as for the garden variety trials and tribulations around you, see if you don’t witness and experience an unlocking of gentleness, compassion and letting people off the hook. Including yourself.

Much of the exploration during this Moon phase involves huge shifts that began sinking in (or broke apart) in October. Scorpio’s ruler Pluto has just come off the first of three boosts from optimistic, expansive Jupiter.  (The other two are coming in March and June.) This time that beneficent god had assists from Venus, ruler of all that we value, and Mars, ruler of our drive. October’s developments identified relationships, financial arrangements and creative possibilities that have the promise of — and inspire us to work toward — long-term growth and stability. (Sone of that identifying was by elimination, you may have noticed.) Watch for information to come out of the woodwork involving, explaining and fertilizing all of these.

Actively work with this Moon’s energies. Research those developments, learn more about the people involved (and what’s in their undercurrents), and explore their potential for reciprocity, trustworthiness and delivering a return on investment that is meaningful to you. With the power of Scorpio, you may not have to work hard at all. Simply direct your antenna or radar or thoughts to an issue and see what floats up.

The potential is off the charts to learn much:  What the stakes really are. Who you can and can’t trust. What your own fears are. What to cut out. Where to put fertilizer and what substances to use for that. Think of the process as a landscaper doing an assessment of the condition of the grounds, before the perennials sprout and blossom again.

At times the process may be considerably less pleasant, more like watching sausage or laws being made. You might see things you wish you could unsee. Remind yourself that we are all human. Then choose who and what you allow to remain. This New Moon comes with opportunities to make situations you care about firm and real. With a caution, though: Objects may not be where they appear. Or what. Confusion and deception are clouding the air, our thoughts and many of the words flying around. Saturn, the ruler of structure, is increasing the output of Neptune’s cosmic fog machine.

Words will not get you through this:  not reassurances or promises or directions. What will? Trusting your gut, your hunches, your knowing. Trusting your dreams and inner guidance. (To turn on or tune up your Internal Guidance System, order my visualization mp3.) Heeding danger signals. Asking to be shown the truth (be sure you really want to know, though). Harnessing the probing, tenacious, fearless perceptivity that is Scorpio’s power. And using that power for everyone’s highest good.

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Forecast for Nov. 9 -15, 2015

Sonar is ON. Dive; confront; talk; make nice. As smiles flash and dazzle, what’s that music in the distance?  “Oh the shark has…pretty teeth, dear…and he keeps them…pearly white…”

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for Nov.  9 – 15  (5:57 minutes).

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Forecast for November 2015

Enough with the falling apart and endings. November sees us making action plans and alliances, then moving forward on them. All the revamped structures and foundations that have been taking shape are ready for further development. We won’t be working on them alone.

Relationships are the centerpiece of the month, even for you loners. The month launches with an analytical, practical union between the feminine and the masculine, which is occurring within each of us as well as in certain connections. The impetus is Venus and Mars making their third conjunction of the year on November 2. This is not the stuff of hot and heavy passion, unlike their trysts in February (in impulsive Aries) and August (in high drama Leo).  Instead, the effect is intellectual and detached to an extreme:  Where do we want to go, and how do we get there?  Desires we have thought quite a bit about are meeting the wherewithal to make them happen, in incremental steps, and with flexibility in how to go about them.

The combination supports planning, team work and division of labor, much of which will grow out of and likely build on structural changes that shaped up last month. It’s not all work gloves and project management, though. Loving overtones are beaming down as we shoulder tasks, and especially as we tackle them shoulder to shoulder. We are well disposed toward each other, and probably toward a particular other, all month long. After linking desire and ambition (and sealing many a meeting of the minds — and hearts), Venus and Mars scoot out of the work zone and into her second home, Relationship Central aka Libra.  She goes home on the 8th; he follows on the 12th; and the two travel in close company for the remainder of the month and then some.

So good luck hiding out in your cave. Odds are you won’t want to, though. You’re likely to seek out company, and it will certainly be looking for you. Attractive developments, opportunities and individuals will be providing incentive to come out and play and, of course, work. That vibe of practical, purposeful, productive activity isn’t going away. It persists as our collective path moves to issues of service vs. sacrifice, signaled by the North Node of the Moon shifting into Virgo, just before Mars’ move, for the next 18 months.

We’ll be thinking and talking up a storm about what all this means, although not always with words. Mercury, the guy in charge of the yapping, scurries through three distinct communication modes this month. He’s still in the playbook of winning friends and influencing people, in the phrasing-conscious sign of Libra as the month starts.

Telepathy, inferences, subtext and undercurrents dominate from Nov. 2 – 20th, when he scuba dives through Scorpio. His underwater adventures will prompt meaningful conversation with the power to build intimacy even in the midst of mundane tasks. (Think: sharing your deepest self while scrubbing the tub and toilet.) They will also stir truths, secrets and baggage, both welcome and not so. Some will come to the surface; some you will try to keep down below — but don’t be surprised if they manage to churn the water with hints that they are present. All these impulses and possibilities take on tenacity and emotional intensity at the Scorpio New Moon, on Nov. 11th.

Thought and talk go from the deep to flying high from the 20th on, when Mercury travels through Sagittarius. Conversation turns lighter, optimistic, inclined to reach out (instead of within) for answers and information — ultimately.  Finding the humor in situations returns — ultimately. The first days could be slow-going, though. Watch for didactic, jingoistic, my-way-or-the-highway tendencies as Mercury finds his flight commandeered by Saturn, lord of structure, responsibility and the status quo. Saturn’s brakes on Mercury call for maturity, research and producing solid information, rather than pulling statements out of the …air, let’s call it. Jokes will turn serious, which they, in fact, often are. Fibs and fudging will be found out; consequences will be imposed. Speak and think wisely, even if playing the clown.

The effect is anything but a party atmosphere. It’s more like oral exams or thesis defense. Mercury and Saturn require taking responsibility for words, thoughts and beliefs — and point out if (or where) there is a disconnect. (That theme will mushroom in March, when Saturn and bigger-is-better Jupiter mix it up with Neptune’s fog machine.)

While Mercury and Saturn are putting limits on our communication streams — and our getting around, too; be on the lookout for road closures, traffic jams and other travel impediments (airline computer systems going down, perhaps?) (again?) — those action plans and alliances from the start of the month will be going into higher gear. Pressure will peak between the 20th and the 23rd, when relationships, money and our heart’s desires demand a place in the structures and foundations that are growing out of the upheaval of the past few years. We will have no choice but to move ahead with a vengeance.

During those days, a dynamic configuration called a t-square will be pitting Venus (ruler of the aforesaid relationships, money and heart’s desires) in her relationship home of Libra against Uranus, cosmic agent of volatile change, in impulsive, go-it-alone Aries, with each bearing down on Pluto, cosmic agent of unavoidable change, in structure and status-quo loving Capricorn. The upshot:  Resistance is futile. Evolution is inevitable. More liberation from decaying systems is coming. More breaking out of situations that do not allow being yourself is coming. More morphing of relationship structures is coming. More irresistible, magnetic, nutso-bordering-on-stalkerish “gotta have it” impulses are coming.No, not another round of death and destruction. Everything is purposeful and forwarding moving. It’s all part of the action plan, and part of the alliances, teams and partnerships working with us.

None of it is comfortable, and it will be hanging in the air as we round the bend to the first big year-end holiday tradition, Thanksgiving. This one is a tradition-breaker. A game changer. Or perhaps merely living proof that the tradition has already been broken; the game has already changed.

Still, it will be prudent to go into the holiday wise to what’s in the air. Ride into it knowing in your heart of hearts — in your very cells — that certain dynamics have to change. Heed the Mercury/Saturn insistence on constraining conversations. That pair’s impact will be most noticeable at the Gemini Full Moon on the 25th, the day before Thanksgiving. Throw out that childhood maxim, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  They certainly could now. With that Mercury/Saturn link directly opposite the Full Moon, matters that might otherwise be entirely intellectual will mobilize emotions. Words — and the beliefs they reveal — could wallop. Words could make a heart black and blue. Words could have lasting ramifications. And everyone could be mishearing, misconstruing or misunderstanding, because of the Moon’s ruler Mercury pressing the button long and hard on Neptune’s fog machine.

Forewarned is forearmed. Thanksgiving week is simply going to feel and play out differently than other years, even the recent ones that already broke from old ways. This gives you some latitude to make up your own rules. Declare certain topics off-limits. (Politics, for starters.) Cut back your obligations, social calendar, guest list and even menus to only what is truly important to you. Return to the questions from earlier in the month:  Where do you want to go, and how do you get there? Use them to frame your activities, and watch the week simplify.

Don’t believe it? Have faith — in yourself — and just do it. By the end of the weekend, you stand to feel remarkably in control of yourself. And maybe, just maybe, your schedule as well. Not to mention your life.

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