What is Scorpio Power exactly? Scorpio is the sign that represents the nature of Power itself. Ruled traditionally by Mars, the god of war, and in the modern scheme by Pluto, the god of death and regeneration, Scorpio has some very intense allies. Under Scorpio’s influence, we must find the courage to face our demons from Mars, and the wisdom to face our deepest Truth from Pluto. We must learn how to exert force to make things happen (Mars), and when to surrender to events beyond our control, our Fate if you will (Pluto).
Scorpio is all about depth, intensity, the gritty Realness of life and it’s not always pretty.
This month’s Scorpio New Moon on November 18th is particularly intense not only because four planets including the Sun and Moon are in Scorpio, but also because both of the Scorpio rulers, Mars and Pluto, are locked in an intense square aspect that can signify conflict, power issues, anger and rage. But when Mars (the individual Will) and Pluto (the Will of the higher self) are managed consciously, this planetary combination is a supremely beneficial ally for manifesting intention and creating real magic in our lives. In order to utilize Mars and Pluto consciously, we must be prepared to release any ideas we may have of what we think we want and need (Mars issues) and seek the guidance of the inner voice of the higher self (Pluto). We must be ready to accept what we cannot change (our Fate = Pluto) and change what we are able to (our desires = Mars).
This intensity is softened by a lovely harmonious trine from Chiron (wounding and healing) to the New Moon which will help us to release old feelings of self-doubt and abandonment as we move forward into a newly empowered future. The two benefits Venus and Jupiter are still in tandem in Scorpio, showering blessings of good fortune as long as we stay mindful of our own Truth and don’t become mired in illusion.
Scorpio is all about emotion – deep, dark, intense emotion. But in this New Moon, an awkward (quincunx) aspect from Uranus to the lunation will keep us from getting too comfortable as we are pushed to create change where change is needed. Uranus is connected with Higher Mind and is aligned with Pallas, the asteroid which signifies creative intelligence and innate wisdom – the key to finding true integration in this Scorpio New Moon is to stay centered in your own Divine Wisdom as you allow the emotionality and feelings of the Scorpio Moon to awaken all of the lost and missing pieces of Soul that are ready to emerge.
This New Moon offers a powerful opportunity for real magic in your life. New Moons wipe the slate clean and offer an opportunity to begin anew, so taking a few moments to create an intention for this New Moon will go a long way.