“There are decades when nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” Vladimir Lenin.
Nothing could be truer of this year, as time will surely tell. This year’s New Moon in Scorpio, November 15 falls in the last Lunar decanate of the sign at 23º 18’ Scorpio, exact at 5:08 UT (12:08 EST). The overall motif of this year has been the transformation of our collective inner workings, and as we edge closer to the end of 2020 we will see more and more how the activity of earlier in the year manifests on the universal level. While all around the world this year has been incredibly hard, with so much tragedy, loss and conflict, we should nonetheless feel proud because we are doing very good work for ourselves, on an evolutionary level. Take this time to turn around and look behind you at the road travelled so far since January 1 2020. Take a deep breath, here on the occasion of this New Moon, and consider – we have come a really long way, people! Deep, structural level renovation is happening, and while it would be easy to slide back into complacency, shrouding ourselves in the emotional comforts of “how it used to be”, we need to let that all go. Be courageous and move forward and upward, both collectively and individually. We can’t go back to the way things were, and we must move forward with faith that the future will be better for all of us.
Interestingly, the Sabian symbol for this New Moon is 24 Scorpio: “Crowds coming down the mountain to listen to one man.” This is an incredible visualization for what is presently happening in the United States, though we must ask – which man is it that that crowds are coming to listen to – Joe Biden or Donald Trump? We have on hand, right now, the opportunity to access a higher level than we have previously settled for, as a society, and as individuals. I feel this is well reflected in the symbol of the eagle, a truly Scorpionic creature. Eagles live in the craggy heights and mountains of the world, aloof and secretive, but to feed, they must descend, quick and deadly, ruthlessly capturing their prey. But when they returns to those heights, they are nourished and can savor the view which can only be achieved after forays to ground level, or below, descending light bullets into watery depths to deliver death to the unsuspecting. Death nurtures, and fuels life, inspiration, and ascension. And so the cycle continues, eternally. Look at what needs to be released in your life, and envision what new life can come of that composting. Move towards it!
Chart ruler Venus is couched in the 12th house at 22º Libra, and wrapped in a T-square involving the Capricorn stellium, with Pluto at exactly 22º Capricorn, opposed to Mars at 15º Aries. Venus in Libra idealizes fairness, justice, beauty and the pleasantries of relationship, but this T-square is hard core and obsessive, sub-basement level energy. This is not unfamiliar, but it does feel a bit tawdry, at this point; we can do better. Personal philosophies, our collective sense of justice, fraternity, equality and security are all being deeply challenged, and rightly so. This is intense, uncomfortable energy, as compulsive tendencies for gratification, always taking the easy way out, and pandering to the superficial optics of a situation are being challenged. What we consider “truth” about our allegiances, patriotism, and loyalty, built over generations, is rapidly changing. Mercury conjoins the 29º Libra Ascendant, itself speaking of highly erratic and untenable energies eroding to Scorpio’s transformative power. Mercury stands opposed to Uranus in Taurus in the seventh house, and from there, makes an out-of-sign square to Saturn in late Capricorn. Communication is constricted yet compulsive, stodgy but erratic, terse and potentially perverse, with interjection of hidden matters and obstinate dredging into the underside of things. Testy times indeed, as we see people simply unwilling to back down, but not exactly sure why.
The first house Sun/Moon conjunction sextiles the Capricorn stellium, and further neatly trines a supportive Neptune in Pisces. That is all quite lovely, potentially inspiring and productive, but only if we acknowledge the executive power of Mars in Aries, pushing us to do the dirty work. Chances are, subconscious power struggles will continue to abound, with little of true substance being said. Sitting in the sixth house, Mars tells us that people are ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work, revising systems, procedures, routines and habits. Grassroots level efforts can now shine as more people are realizing that it all begins at home. We must support our families, siblings, friends and neighbors at this time as we fight so many shadow enemies – from the pandemic, to elusive information flow, to the potential fall of democracy and the final rise of the plutocrats.
What we have right now is a recipe for deep down, home style revolution in the works, and this time embodies another quote – a phrase from Audre Lorde: “Without community, there is no liberation.” Look around you and consider who you belong to, and what is of real importance in your life. Be willing to part company, take a stand, and lend a hand. Above all, stay safe, and stay sane, people!
Aries – issues of power are highlighted now as you feel yourself forced to make choices between what you need to feed your home life, and what you want to manifest in your career. Relationships may be tense as you come on strong, though partners are willing to meet you half-way. Keep talking.
Taurus – Partnerships offer fertile ground for new beginnings, as new facets of you emerge. Sometimes this will come in fits and starts, no matter, as your personal philosophy needs time to catch up to your new persona. Spend some time giving yourself pleasure, take on a spa treatment, and consider a gentler approach to your health.
Gemini – “Much communication in a motion” as you seek to find new ways to move through your routine environments. Subconscious stuff pops through, and you may find yourself wondering why you said what you said. Look to your ideals to guide you. Seeking joy is gratifying, and aesthetics combine with romance.
Cancer – Creativity, romance, and new directions in what you find pleasurable and fun, a new project or an involvement with kids of all ages (if you know them, or have them) is highlighted now. Your love life takes a new spin, as you realize what you have been looking for is not necessarily what you need. Watch for tricksters.
Leo – Home takes on renewed significance as you find a revolutionary push in how you approach all those boring, mundane chores, routine circumstances, and issues of health, diet and regular physical maintenance. Look to new philosophies, perhaps presented to you via siblings or neighbors for inspiration and direction.
Virgo – Communication is key now, and you feel the need to bring about new ways to address situations close to home, in your local environment, with neighbors and close relatives. Rumblings in creativity are mirrored in the people you identify with on a social level. You feel like indulging yourself, and luxuries feel good and perhaps a bit sexy.
Libra – You may feel the need to stand up for your value system, and take a stand in a new way, defining what means the most to you in a way that breaks new ground. Home life is supportive, but deep changes here cause a ripple effect in your perception of what’s important, and what’s not. Creativity feels hot, and draw influences from outside.
Scorpio – Something new emerges in how you put yourself forward, and how you communicate and share this is transforming. Draw on untapped creativity, deep inspiration and consider what you need to heal. Energy is now available for concerted efforts at self-revision. Dreams are balmy and luxuriant, enjoy, though surprises may pop up in conversation with partners.
Sagittarius – Subconscious contents rise up for consideration, and modify how you strive to hunt down resources, particularly those related to the basic structure of what you most value. Social life is enjoyable, and romance is high energy. Home life is murky, and needs a bit of focus, though tender feelings may surprise.
Capricorn – Your society is expanding, causing a domino effect in how you present yourself, which is radically changing, and in how you communicate your inspirations. Home life is energized, but don’t pick at the thorn in your side. Career is salubrious, and your efforts are well-received; keep it pleasant, open and focused on the greater good.
Aquarius – Career moves are highlighted, and surprising information can rise up from your home base. Subconscious contents continue to push forward, causing pressure, and your value system seems intangible as the ground shifts beneath your feet. Neighbors, siblings and local environment seems testy – take the high road and spread a little joy.
Pisces – A shift in philosophy, a new sense of adventure, a moving spiritual or religious experience awaits and reflects new directions and transformation in what you consider as your society. As a result, you may feel a foggy sense of self-definition, but lovers, and partners like what they see and respond accordingly.