Scorpio New Moon Solar Eclipse
The New moon solar eclipse on October 25th is at 2 degrees of Scorpio.
Scorpio is deep emotion, intimacy and trust. In fact, trust is the foundation. If we have issues with trust we may use various forms of power to protect… Scorpio is magic, money, and sex – each with its own form of power for good or for ill. Scorpio is creation and destruction, birth and death.
At a solar eclipse, the moon moves in front of the sun, blocking out its light. When the light returns, see things we didn’t see before. The light is shone on already existing events and we see them in a new light. This causes sudden events that seem to come out of nowhere.
The new moon is closely conjunct with Venus, which is also at 2 degrees of Scorpio. Though the Sun is blocking Venus and she is in the underworld, she is cazimi (the meaning is “as if in the heart) giving her a tremendous amount of strength. When the moon blocks them both out, it’s as if they both stop, then return with a jolt! Venus and the Sun have had an NDE (Near Death Experience) reemerging to share how they have finally understood oneness and love and have no fear of death… they have seen infinity and the source and have a deeper spiritual purpose. In this process, we see the deeper meaning of our values, the deeper meaning of sex, and the deeper meaning of magic… we emerge with a deeper respect for power and its use, money and its use and see deeper into where we have trust issues – whom we can trust? How do we trust? We emerge with a glimpse of our shadow and the shadow of the world. We may feel an intense range of emotions, some of which are scary, but we know(or at least we should know) that avoiding them will not serve us.
The reason we know all of this is that venus conjuncted the sun exactly on October 22nd at the critical degree of 29 degrees in Libra, starting a new cycle. In her essential dignity in Libra, she brings us the cult of Isis, Xochiquetzal and all other goddesses that bring love and moving into the Scorpio eclipse energy she reveals extremes of love fertility and creation, death and destruction.
The Sabian symbol is “A house-raising party in a small village enlists the neighbours cooperation”. With this eclipse, the old foundations have collapsed and we have the opportunity to come together as a community to raise the foundations in a new way.
The ruler of the eclipse is Mars. Though Mars is trine to the eclipse, Venus and Mercury, it’s also square to Jupiter and Neptune. There will be secrets, there will be confusion, there will be things said that jolt and trigger us, and there will be overreactions. (does it surprise you to know that Kayne West has his Mars and Venus exactly opposite this eclipse?) The good thing is the trine to the eclipse, Venus and Mercury mean that all of this, in the end, will serve us! Everything happens for a reason.
Use this eclipse energy to set intentions, but be careful as your intentions will be magnified tenfold.
A ceremony is always a good way to celebrate a new moon and with this one, I recommend a cocoa ceremony. Cocao is shamanic heart medicine! It increases blood flow and increases levels of serotonin, endorphins, phenylethylamine, and anandamide (an endocannabinoid), bringing you into your heart. An open heart (even if it hurts) is where you need to be at this new moon eclipse. Don’t make the mistake of just making hot chocolate which has been stripped of all its benefits. If you can’t get your hands on raw cacao beans, find some organic cacao nibs and get out your mortar and pestle. The process of making the paste and brewing the tea will invoke this heart-based plant teacher!
Happy New Moon eclipse.