Astro-Notes on November 7, 2018 – Scorpio New Moon

A big energy shift happened yesterday. The nodal axis changed signs from Leo/Aquarius to Cancer/Capricorn and Uranus, who’s been holding a t-square with the nodal axis for a while now, has been moving back into Aries, where he transited for a short time from the end of May in 2010 to mid August 2010 and then from mid March 2011 to mid May 2018.

Thus, for the last 18 months with the North Node in Leo we have been working on ourselves, our ego, self-expression, personal life and self-realization. Our children or grandchildren and our creativity played important roles in this process. At the same time have we been trying to break away from or reform old dysfunctional patterns, to change the past or liberate ourselves from it and struggled with radicalization, eccentricity, divisiveness, indifference, regression and extremism.

This has taken us to a cross-roads destiny-wise, challenging us to make the necessary changes in order to instigate progress. Now that the North Node will be traveling through Cancer for a year and a half, matters of home, family, property, belonging, tradition, support, care, dependence and nurturance will become the prevalent themes in our life, while we’ll be seeking to remove limitations, boundaries, burdens, restrictive or outdated rules and structures as well as obstacles and other blocks from our path and with Uranus traversing through Aries for the next 4 months, the independence (or freedoms and rights) we’ve been fighting for and the individualization we’ve been striving for the last 7 years, will be up again for review in this regard.

Once Uranus will return to Taurus, we will be equipped with insight and inspiration helping us to break out of repetitive cycles and situations in which we feel stuck. Uranus’ standoff with the nodal axis forces us out of our shell in support of our future prospects, thereby freeing ourselves from self-imposed limitations. Jupiter in Scorpio forms a trine to the North Node in Cancer and a quincunx with retrograde Uranus in Aries, marking the ending of a ‘dark period or chapter’ as the result of soul growth, leading to a course correction.

This is the prelude to the Scorpio New Moon, which is an auspicious time to set intentions toward personal empowerment and evolution. As Vesta joins the New Moon’s ruler Pluto in Capricorn in conjunction, these new cycles start with serious and intensified dedication as well as energy investment in transformation, renewal, restructuring and a commitment to gain influence over our affairs and life’s circumstances.

With Mercury in Sagittarius in sesqui-quadrate aspect to retrograde Eris in Aries it is essential to focus on our self-interests and on succeeding with our long-term plans. However, we also need to be mindful, instead of letting us get carried away by our truth and convictions. Ceres in Libra’s quincunx to retrograde Chiron in Pisces and sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Neptune in Pisces, requires that we take care of unresolved problems and tend to wounds that keep causing us grief, whereby it is important that we remember our higher ideals.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 15:11 Scorpio states:

“A girls face breaking into a smile. Keynote: The fervent reaching out on the part of the young of heart to new experiences – WARMTH OF FEELING.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 201)

Implied by the imagery is a sense of achievement that gives us ‘hope’ for the future.

Tarot card of the day is the “5 of Swords”, suggesting that we’re dealing with mixed feelings about life in general and experiencing conflict or discord – inner as well as outer. The more important is it to pick our battles wisely and think before we act. There are boundaries and limitations in life situations we must accept, even though they could make us feel powerless. In this regard, we must overcome ourselves and focus on our needs in order to regain our composure. On the other hand, this card can indicate victory or achievement, which has been well-deserved and long-awaited, but only if we don’t give in to defeat.