There is a strong, no nonsense vibe to the New Moon at 23° 15′ Scorpio on 14 November 2020, 9:08 PM PST. The Scorpio Sun and Moon are tightly sextile Jupiter, Pluto and Pallas in Capricorn, harmoniously blending the energy of two very pragmatic signs. Earth and water signs clearly dominate this chart with only Venus in Libra and Mars in Aries representing air and fire.
One thing the Scorpio Sun and Moon do is give us an avenue to come to terms with the powerful Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. If we’re willing to embrace some pain and endure Scorpio style tough love, we have an opportunity to make a clean break from past miseries. There is no doubt we’ll have to give something up in the process, Scorpio and Pluto will tolerate nothing less. But it will be worth it because we’ll be on the path to living a better, healthier life.
Saturn still has input though it is pulling away from Pluto now as it enters the last few degrees of Capricorn. It is within orb of conjoining Jupiter and is sextile the Scorpio luminaries. Patience and perseverance are Saturn’s contribution and we’ll need both to reach our goals. Be gentle with yourself and others. Taking the occasional break to rest weary minds and bodies is an essential part of the healing process.
The only aspect Mercury in Scorpio makes is a bracing opposition to Uranus in Taurus. This will be the third and final one this year. It will be exact on November 17. Those who have gone to great lengths to hide damaging information could suddenly find all revealed at the worst possible moment. Mercury in Scorpio never forgets and is very good at digging out the most carefully hidden truths. Not to mention Uranus always loves to throw a wrench in works just to see what happens.
Poor Venus in Libra is not a happy camper. She is exactly square Pluto in Capricorn and tightly square Jupiter with Saturn still within striking distance. She will square Saturn exactly on November 18. This is not the best time to make major decisions about love or money. Relationships can suffer from jealousy and controlling behaviors as well as feeling unprepared to make a serious commitment. Tread lightly for the time being. Venus will be moving into Scorpio November 21 where she will be much more comfortable dealing with intense issues.
Even though Mars in Aries is now direct, he still is not back up to his normal strength and speed. It will take him another week or so to regain momentum, and even then he will still be weighed down by a semi-sextile to Neptune in Pisces until early December. Nonetheless Mars always is happier direct which will give everyone a small energy boost.
As long as we don’t overreach and get ahead of ourselves, the New Moon in Scorpio can help us plan out the next steps towards our long term goals. It’s a good time to go back to the basics and choose the most simple, practical options. We also have an opportunity to gently acknowledge and accept our darker side. This has to be managed with care because it needs to be done from as neutral a place as possible, without assigning blame or indulging in denial. Please practice patience, kindness and tolerance during these challenging times. Blessings to all.
Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.
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