Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Follow the Moon: Forecast for October 31, 2017 - November 4

This lunar cycle was seeded in Libra’s soil but the blossoms from those seeds are showing Scorpio’s deep hues. The New Moon of October 19 took root on the threshold between Libra and Scorpio. We came to the threshold of this lunar cycle with Libran ideas of justice and balance, but we’ve crossed into the dark and the deep. Scorpio’s influence on lunar intentions adds the power of transformation and the willingness to see underneath pleasant exteriors. We’re looking for depth and running currents of healing. This fixed water sign anchors the end of the growing season in the Northern Hemisphere when plants die and become compost. Now is the time to turn over the compost pile and air out things that have been hidden too long. Scorpio wants that.

Death is both gloomy and beautiful in this season. Even the consumer holiday of Halloween feels connected to deeper realities. Every spooky skeleton reminds us that we are getting to the bones of truth—the kind of truth that is revealed when we remember we are dying. Scorpio never forgets. Jupiter has recently entered Scorpio for a year. Even when this season is done and we cross into Sagittarian hijinks, a thread of this awareness remains with us. Take note now. What does the darkness want to tell you? Listening now, we learn how to navigate this year, turning over the compost, creating new soil.

Forecast for October 31, 2017 – November 4.

Moon Pisces
October 31—Gibbous Moon: Budding. Traditional Samhain. The Pisces Moon helps us part the veils between the worlds. Under this influence, it is easy to slip out of everyday reality and lean into the unseen worlds behind and underneath our ordinary lives. To honor this season of Summer’s End, spend time with your ancestors. Listen and see who is coming forward for you right now. Honor those who have made your life possible. For those of us who are white and living on colonized land, ancestor work is important work. Many of us feel disconnected from the lineage of choices that created our white privilege. We may want to distance ourselves from those choices. We may think we have the right to do that, but we don’t.

The Scorpio season asks us to turn over the compost pile. There aren’t easy answers to working with ancestral accountability. This behind-the-veil working may not be straightforward. Who knows how to walk this path? We may not know how to right the wrongs done on our behalf, however with the sensitivity and openness encouraged by the Pisces Moon, we may receive new insights. For this work of ancestral accountability, we may not have a road map, but the Scorpio season teaches that to deny the lineage is to maintain injustices. It is time to turn over the compost pile.

The Moon in Pisces makes a helpful trine to Mercury in Scorpio. This connection is about communication, both with and about our dead. Stay open. Be an antenna. The Moon’s square to Saturn feels somber but productive. Saturn as the Dweller on the Threshold is the god encountered as we leave and enter this mortal plane. As living beings, we have a brief window of opportunity during our short lives to reweave the worlds from this side of the veil. Our ancestors need us as much as we need them. Saturn reminds us of our debts. The opening between the worlds remains until November 7 when the Sun reaches the mid-point of Scorpio also known as astronomical Samhain. Keep turning the pile. Keep listening to their voices.

Moon enters Aries 1:42 am CDT
Wednesday, November 1.
Remembering that the veil between the seen and unseen worlds is still thin, the Moon in Aries spurs us to action in this liminal space between the worlds. Tuning in, what needs your energy right now? What new cliffs do you step off of today? This is the Fool’s leap into the unknown, something that feels just right today.

Moon in Aries
Thursday, November 2.
It is hard to feel patient today. The Moon in Aries puts a fire under us. A contrary aspect between Mercury in Scorpio and Uranus in Aries is edgy, too. We aren’t sure which direction to go but feel pretty certain something needs to be done. Under pressure, we might blurt a secret (Mercury in Scorpio) or say something that could hurt another. But the tension could also give us the courage to speak our truths and break tired patterns. Old wounds could resurface with a square between Saturn in Sagittarius and Chiron in Pisces reminding us that we are vulnerable and imperfect. The day ends with the Moon conjoining Uranus in Aries. If we’ve avoided telling the truth today, a tower may have to crumble.

Moon enters Taurus 4:46 am CDT.
Friday, November 3.
Yesterday’s transits may have caused disruption and even a crashing of unsustainable structures. Today, Venus in Libra seeks to bring harmony, beauty and equability to the moment. Helped by the stabilizing Moon in Taurus, Venus is ready to negotiate in situations that are salvageable and cut the cords in those that aren’t. Venus takes center stage in tomorrow’s Full Moon chart with an exact opposition to Uranus in Aries. This is the part about cutting cords. We know when we have had enough. The trine between the Sun in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces lends intuitive certainty to the moment. Water is a guide to inner knowing. Allow it to help you be compassionate as well.  

Moon in Taurus
November 4—Full Moon: Blossoming. The Taurus Full Moon complements the shadows of the Scorpio season. Rather than shining a light into the darkness, the light of this Moon helps to deepen the shadows. In this season of death, shadows contain the truths we can trust. These truths may not be pretty, but they can be depended upon. And that is a high-value item in the Scorpio realms. As we navigate the dark and the worlds beyond the veil, Taurus becomes an anchor for going deeper. These signs—Taurus and Scorpio—hold the cycle of life, death, and rebirth in their hands. Life is fed by our transformative journeys. Death is fed by the beauty of the mortal world. When the veils thin, these signs meet between the worlds, dancing in a lover’s embrace. Death makes this life precious. We remember those who have passed on into death and find their memories even more precious under the light of this Moon.

In the chart for the Full Moon, Neptune in Pisces contacts the Sun and Moon in encouraging ways. We could say Neptune is the veil between the worlds. Through Neptune we loosen the boundaries between us. Our hearts expand. Imagination and intuition is enhanced. This Full Moon feels magical, but also revolutionary. Venus in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries. We can take action in the realm of beauty and harmony to change the status quo. Avoid binary either/or options as you consider your choices. What is truly radical? What is truly harmonizing? The square between Saturn in Sagittarius and Chiron in Pisces brings desire for accountability and reparations. Our communal wounds will not be repaired by old stories. Saturn is holding us to the impact of the stories we tell. Chiron asks us to stand in another’s place and feel their pain. When we do this, divisions around belief fall apart.

About these forecasts: Through following the Moon, the planets, and the wisdom of the seasons and signs, my goal is to offer a useful practice of mindfulness and intention for the thoughtful seeker and world changer. Read about the beginning of the Libra/Scorpio lunar cycle here

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