Most of the tension on this New Moon at 26° 19′ Scorpio on 18 November 2017, 03:42 AM PST revolves around the luminaries themselves. The Scorpio Sun and Moon are caught up with the fiery trine between Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries which is an uneasy combination at best. Plus Scorpio’s ruling planets make an aggressive cardinal square between Mars in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn.
Learning to trust is one of Scorpio’s most challenging issues, and one that often stands between them and success. If we don’t trust our own judgment we’ll likely never trust another person’s judgment, and that can contribute to ever deepening cynicism. Fixed, watery Scorpio is very wary of the way fire signs throw themselves completely into their latest venture but in order to take advantage of the wonderfully creative Saturn-Uranus trine, we all need to experiment with taking some risk. Be brave!
Mars in Libra squaring Pluto in Capricorn is painful to say the least. Mars is in his Fall in Libra so he tends attack first, more out of fear than certainty of winning. Since all attacking Pluto in Capricorn is probably going to do is feed existing Plutonian obsessions, taking an aggressive approach won’t end well. Now might be a better time to take several steps back and attempt to stay neutral. This may be harder to do for those with personal planets and/or Ascendant from 16° to 18° in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn).
On a more positive note, Mars in Libra is tightly sextile Mercury in Sagittarius, a nicely assertive aspect perfect for taking the long view and exploring interesting theories. By this time, Mercury’s square to Neptune in Pisces is waning and we should be able to think more clearly. We can draw on the Mars-Mercury sextile to look into ways to work around issues raised by the Mars-Pluto square too.
Venus in Scorpio is one happy lady! She conjoins her buddy, Jupiter in Scorpio, while making a trine to Neptune in Pisces and a sextile to Pluto in Capricorn. For those who wish to take their relationships to a deeper, more meaningful place, this is a great time to do so. We do need to consider whether or not this is something we’re comfortable doing however because not everyone shares Scorpio’s fondness for intense emotional experiences. Pay close attention to non-verbal clues first and foremost. By the way, all of this pertains to discussions about financial matters too.
This New Moon in Scorpio is ideal for taking extra time to do in-depth research before actually taking the first step on any new venture. The urge to push ahead is muted with Scorpio in charge of a chart dominated by earth and water signs. Our intimate relationships can benefit from spending quiet, quality time with loved ones. If solitude is what you need, this is a great time for that too. Enjoy a dive into this New Moon in Scorpio’s mysterious depths!
Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.
Image: Moon Worship © Louise Benton
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