So far, this week has been quite intense -- and I'm guessing we're not quite done with it yet. The Scorpio energies are taking us deeper and deeper into the dark corners of our psyches, exposing the fears and manipulations that have been holding us hostage. At the same time, Chiron and Neptune stand still in the sky, bringing up our deepest wounds and simultaneously offering the means to release and heal them.
In addition, Pluto and the North Node are now within just a few minutes of each other in Capricorn (exact conjunction on Nov 27). The effect of this alignment further amplifies the intensity, and is bringing up lifetimes worth of defensiveness, fear, emotionalism and insecurity -- hallmarks of the South Node in Cancer. This alignment requires that we let go of what has been, to no longer allow ourselves to be controlled or limited by what has come before. It also asks us to step back and observe our emotions, rather than be manipulated by them.
The Scorpio New Moon is tomorrow night (Friday, Nov 5, 9:52pm PDT). As we experience the darkness that accompanies the beginning of the lunar cycle, we are given the opportunity to find new clarity on the emotional issues that are present now. This clarity will gain strength as the Moon grows into fullness over the next two weeks.