Moon in Scorpio

Don’t poke this Scorpio Moon! She’s not in the mood.

Moon is in Scorpio from 8:24pm, July 29th – 8:02am, August 1. (EDT)

Scorpio days are put to good use by recycling what you can, throwing out stuff you don’t like or want anymore, and getting rid of the useless. Make room for abundance to enter.

This may be a rough and tumble few days for our Scorpio Moon, but she’s strong and can handle it.

She does have a nice contact with Neptune on Sunday night while in the decan Pisces  of Scorpio. This will likely cool any angst that may have occurred during the day.

She gets her power back early Monday morning with a sextile to Pluto in Capricorn.  If you’re working the night shift Sunday night, here’s some time to dig up gold.

 

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Full Buck Moon in Capricorn and Live, Laugh, Love Days for July 2-8, 2017

The Moon travels through four signs this week, ending with with a Full Buck Moon on July 8th or 9th, depending on where you live.  For the Eastern Time Zone and points east, the Full Moon is on the 9th (12:07am EDT). That’s only a few minutes after midnight for east coasters, but well into the day if you happen to live on the other side of the Atlantic ocean.

For everyone else in the States, the Full Buck Moon is on the evening of the 8th, 9:07pm (PDT). Continue reading

Moon into Scorpio

Moon in Scorpio June 5, 6:47am –  June 7, 7:01pm (EDT).

The Scorpio Moon is very private, but a trine to Mars in Cancer in the early morning of June 5th will help her engage. Mars is one of Scorpio’s rulers, so as Moon/Mars aspects go…a trine here is nice. There’s a boost of energy that might have you interested in engaging in family activities or doing things around the house. If you’re into genealogy, this day was made for digging through past records and coming up with some interesting tidbits about the family history. Or, you could go deep into a research project of any kind if family heritage isn’t your thing.

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Moon in Scorpio

The next few days are made for changing things for the better. It’s an out with the old and in with the new vibe. Acknowledge all your feelings in the next few days, even if you feel that you want to stick them in a dark place and pretend they don’t exist. Those intense feelings are key in knowing what you truly desire.  You know already, so why let it gnaw at you? Acknowledge your feelings and do at least one thing that will bring change for the better.

Dates: September 5-7, 2016
Phase: Crescent ~ Trust your instincts
Element: Water ~ Emotional
Mode: Fixed ~ Resistantmoon in scorpio 2

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A Poem for the Scorpio Moon ~ Goodnight Moon by Ivan M. Granger

Goodnight Moon

Beloved, tell me —Why do you come
only when I
orphan my ambitions?

Why do you show
only when all hope
has fled?

Why, Honeyed Moon,
will you meet me
only on my funeral bed?

And, tell me —

Why won’t the dead
stay dead?

 2002

Ivan M. Granger hosts the amazing site, Poetry Chaikhana, Sacred Poetry from Around the World. He presents poetry from many cultures throughout our history, most often accompanied with his insightful commentaries.  From the commentary on his commentaries, Ivan tells us “My observations on these poems should not be read as the single, absolute meaning. A poem, like a dream, has layers of meaning — and that meaning can shift over time and from differing perspectives.” You can read more from Ivan’s immense collection of poems with a moon theme here.

Scorpio ~ Picking at Bones

A while back Animal Planet ran a special, Beasts of the Bible, and I learned something very, very interesting. This is actually quite major in our world of astrological symbolism and I don’t know how we’ve overlooked it for so long. The Bible makes reference to the cherubim, the 8-eyed, 4-faced creature that we typically think of as the four fixed signs of the zodiac ~ bull, lion, man, and eagle.

Griffin Vulture

Well! It turns out that “eagle” was a mistranslation by the Europeans. The original bird depicted in the symbolism of the cherubim was a Nesher (Ruppell’s Griffin), the highest flying bird on record soaring to heights of 37,000+ feet. The Europeans weren’t familiar with this bird and translated to the best of their ability with the word “eagle,” the highest flying bird they knew.

The reason this is of major importance to our astrological symbolism is because the Nesher is not an eagle ~ it’s a vulture. That changes everything we’ve taken for granted about the depiction of the four fixed signs of the zodiac. Suddenly the pieces are in place.  I don’t know how we give up our eagle as the highest representation of Scorpio. One thing Scorpio does, though, is dig down to pick the bones of the truth ~ and they’ll keep picking until they find what they’re looking for. If you’ve got a prominent Pluto or lots of planets in Scorpio, you know exactly what I mean. And the Nesher is still the highest flying bird on earth. From the depths to the heights, Scorpio is still Scorpio.

What Bones Do You Need to Pick, What Messes to Clean Up? 

Gary Buffalo Horn Man and Sherry Firedancer have a super booklet, Animal Energies, published by Dancing Otter Publishing. They say:

This is the gift that Vulture holds for us: the cleaning up of messes. Many times we create physical and psychic messes which we then don’t want to deal with. The Vulture can guide us to the efficient and joyful resolution of such problems.

What messes can you clean up now?

Ted Andrews in Animal Wise Tarot tells us:

Vultures remind us change is inevitable. It is time to release the past by tearing down the old so that the new can be born. When we recognize and work with that cycle, we waste little energy and effort. 

How can you save time and energy by cleaning up something?

Avia Venfica has an indepth article, Bird Symbolism of the Vulture, on her site, What’s Your Sign. To learn more about the Nesher, check out The Wonder of Birds.

Photo Credit: Griffin Vulture by martinbuck119 at Flickr.

More Scorpio Music ~ “Delia’s Gone” with Mike Heaphy

In an earlier post about Johnny Cash’s Pisces Sun/Scorpio Moon, I showed you two versions of Delia’s Gone as prime examples of the signs’ influence on his music. My dear friend, Mike Heaphy, has allowed me to share his own version of Delia’s Gone with you. The song and Mike’s performance convey the darker side of Scorpio’s possessiveness, need for control and power, and revenge taken to an extreme.

I know you’ll enjoy Mike’s use of the Scorpio symbols in his video. If you’d like to know more about Mike (a Taurus Sun/Aquarius Moon, btw), you can watch more videos on youtube or visit his page at MySpace. In Girl from the North Country, you’ll see Mike’s skills at musical impersonation (Venus in Gemini). He’s a fantastic mimic and an incrediblly gifted songwriter. Thanks, Mike!

Moon in Scorpio

Scorpio, The Scorpion, is a water sign—emotional, powerful, secretive, intense, and transformative. It is the only sign with three symbols: the scorpion, the eagle, and the phoenix—the mythical bird consumed by the Sun and which rose from the ashes.

It is Scorpio’s task to transform herself from the lower representation of the scorpion (which carries the death sting) to the eagle (the clearsighted symbol of power) to the phoenix (the resurrected life after death by fire).

Aberdeen Bestiary Phoenix

Aberdeen Bestiary Phoenix

Scorpio’s power is in her perceptive intuition, resourcefulness, and ability to cut to the quick, exposing and eventually refining our baser qualities.

Ruled by Pluto, Scorpio is, indeed, connected to the underworld: the shadowy, feared, and murky depths of ourselves. Thus, Scorpio is assigned the rulership of reproductive sex, revenge, the occult, death, and absolute power. Scorpio knows intimately the hidden, misunderstood, feared, and powerful aspects of our lives. She then sets out to judge them. With her perceptive powers of transformation, she can change  them into something refined, pure, omnipotent, and divine.

As Lord of the Underworld, Pluto was also called Dis meaning “rich,” a reference to the gems and gold that are buried deep within the earth. We mine for gold in the dark, shadowy caverns of our psyches, looking for that one redeeming nugget that we can carry out of the darkness and into the light—our power jewel, the diamond of our soul. This is alchemy! Where you find Scorpio in your chart is where you must find and own this jewel, or sacrifice yourself to someone or something else.

Scorpio Moon Reflection
Mining My Power Jewel

How would you like to passionately transform yourself so as to have a real impact on your world? We’re not talking about how to make it a nicer, prettier place. We’re talking about a much more primal, instinctual, forceful, life or death way. What moves the inner core of you, waking the volcano within? What gem are you digging for that has the capacity to empower you in a way that will change your life forever? Where might you come closest to annihilating yourself because not to do so would assure your elimination?

If you can recognize it, name it. When you name it, you own it. When you own it, it is yours to do with as you please.