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Scorpio New Moon October 27, 2019: “What the Hell is Water?”

This coming new moon in Scorpio on October 27, 2019, at 8:38 PM PDT will be more dynamic with Uranus in Taurus exactly opposite creating a bit of a dynamite stick on whatever this new moon brings into the world.   In a few days after this new moon, we also have Mercury in Scorpio station retrograde at 8:41 am PDT on Halloween, October 31st.  Do not be surprised if this month is a string of breaking through and this may include a journey to the underworld and facing the shadow there.  Each of us has our own unique understanding and awareness of our shadow.  With Uranus opposing this new moon in Scorpio from Taurus, there are unexpected twists and turns this month for us all.  Some will experience the surprises around their money, their possessions, and even their values.  Others will see this as surprising moments in property dealings or inheritance and unexpected outcomes.  You cannot predict what it will be, because that is the nature of Uranus, but what we can say is that it is of the Taurus archetype with Scorpio new beginnings or something new being brought to the surface this month.  It will be shocking if not a bit of chaos that is an upheaval of what seemed solid and unyielding.

I anticipate the Uranus in Taurus does not have the best of outcomes for most from the fact that Venus is in Scorpio, a sign that is more Mars in nature.  It has a tone of possessiveness and obsession.  Venus is the ruler of Taurus the sign Uranus is transiting. However, it can reveal in surprising ways what has been out of reach of your conscious mind.  It may be shocking, but it is important to keep in mind it is always how you respond to life.  Venus is in mutual reception with Mars transiting Libra, a sign ruled by Venus, while she transits Scorpio this new moon, and that offers some support in the connection to an understanding.  Mars in Libra in a healthy expression is seeking balance and harmony in exchanges, however, if one does not get what they expect the negative may show up in a passive-aggressive tone of communication. Venus is at 24 Scorpio 9 minutes with Mercury in Scorpio at 26 degrees 51 minutes.  Mercury is slowing down getting ready to station retrograde on Halloween at 27 degrees and 38 minutes around 8:42 AM PDT.  With Mercury moving through Scorpio in retrograde is a call to an inner journey with our thoughts and perceptions.  It wakes us up to our language and our perceptions.  Scorpio is about death.  What are we let die within ourselves this month?  What do you desire to let go that you might be clinging to that hinders your true growth and potential?  When Mercury stations on October 31st, the moon will be conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius at 23 degrees.  Both the moon and Jupiter will be square widely by 7 degrees to Neptune in Pisces, so there seems to be a lot of fun potential in imagination.  So if you have been eagerly awaiting Halloween for the playful imaginative fun dressing up with costumes it offers a lot of fun and even mischief!  I would be mindful as an adult to watch out for your children and be near them and supervising the fun.

There is still the ongoing Saturn in Capricorn at 15 degrees with Pluto at 20 degrees building toward the conjunction on January 12, 2020.   The south node is still within orb of Saturn at 11 degrees 40 minutes in Capricorn with the north node of the moon in Cancer.  The north node of the moon is near a trine to this new moon in Scorpio by 7 degrees.  The month offers us healing potentials when we realize our gifts that come from releasing the old ideas that have held us in some pattern before our new growth sprouts roots.  Perhaps you spend time this month learning something new about astrology or tarot or even through deep counseling with a professional in psychology, and with Uranus, this can lead you to new breakthroughs in understanding yourself.  Saturn in Capricorn can be the increased awareness and understanding of something that has come due to being revealed, it may surface through an authority figure in your community or circle of the family.  Venus and Mercury in Scorpio at this new moon are in a semi-square (45 degrees) with Saturn at 15 degrees so there is a frustration factor and a challenge that will need to be dealt with directly.  There is no getting around Saturn in Capricorn.

Chiron is at 2 degrees Aries 20 minutes in retrograde through December 12th.  It may have us being reminded that our existence matters and that we have the right to express ourselves in life.  We get reminded of this by having to stand up for ourselves and speak our truth of being.  Chiron in Aries is an exercise in building muscle in masculine consciousness within us that needs oxygen.  How do you engage your masculine consciousness in a healthy way?  What can you think of in your history where you have had to stand up for your right to exist, to be expressed and just be as you are?  Chiron helps us bridge us to healing at deeper levels and this continues through early December.

The Sabian symbol of 5 Scorpio gives us one more view of this new moon in Scorpio.  Scorpio 5 Sabian symbol image is “A massive rocky shore.”  This symbol is about stability; however, I would say that with Uranus in opposition to this new moon it will be the contrary to stability.  It will be more that something breaks loose of what seemed stable.  As with anything in life we have times of unpredictably.  So I leave you with this parable from David Foster Wallace my husband’s favorite author: “There are two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fishing swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, ‘Morning boys. How’s the water?’   And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, ‘What the hell is water?’” The point of Wallace’s didactic parable being, “The most obvious, ubiquitous, important realities are often the ones that hardest to see and talk about.” (*Graduation speech by David Foster Wallace at Kenyon College in 2005).