This week’s Full Moon flows us right into a brand new 18-month cycle of the Taurus/Scorpio axis being highlighted by the 2022 and 2023 Eclipses. This is a big shift that will move us out of the Gemini/Sagittarius realm of the mind.
This First Quarter Moon highlights Venus, already into her retrograde cycle and presently conjunct the Sun in Capricorn. Issues around money, resources, and life-altering commitments are currently challenging our identities and sense of purpose.
The Sabian symbol for the thirteenth degree of Capricorn: “A fire worshiper meditates on the ultimate realities of existence.
Keynote: The subjective quest for ultimates beyond the interplay of life and death processes.
The last week of a lunar cycle bring us into reflection as we’re guided to align with the waning/closing cycle. It’s about integrating what has been received and learned throughout the past few weeks, and it’s about releasing and making space for the new beginnings that will follow the next New Moon cycle.
This week’s astrology starts with a Gemini Full Moon, leading us to the beginning of a 40-Day Venus Retrograde Cycle in Capricorn. December 21 is the Winter Solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere). This marks the day of shortest daylight and longest night.
As can be seen from this week’s chart, the energy is predominately described/felt/reflected in the Venus conjunction to Pluto. That La Luna is also conjunct Neptune in Pisces underscores the need for us to truly embrace our spiritual practice and open, maintain, and strengthen the channels of communication between ourselves and the spiritual world.
This powerful, total solar eclipse occurring as it does on the south node of the Moon, conjunct Mercury, and opposite Black Moon Lilith, will set the tone for not only this lunar month but the next six months until the next eclipse season.
This week’s astrology leads us into the pinnacle midpoint between two eclipses. Eclipses come in pairs usually, and sometimes we even get three in a row. Last week at the Full Moon Lunar eclipse, many of us experienced life peaking out with some of our most personal issues coming into the light.
We’ve peaked. At the Full Moon, Eclipse life is full and rich with experience. Scorpio opens the closet to release the skeletons. And Taurus, Scorpio’s counterbalance, keeps a stable ground for all to meet upon.
Enter the Eclipse Season! This Scorpio Lunar Cycle leads us into a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio/Taurus on November 19. Eclipses cleanse us, awaken us, and inspire us to liberate ourselves from the past and welcome in the new. It is often a period of major purging, detoxing, and submerging into significant life experiences.