Lunar Planner

New Moon at 23º Scorpio 18’ Nov 15, 2020


Aries through Cancer brings the impulse up from the unconscious depths. Leo through Scorpio then gives that impulse the stamp of Self-consciousness, which is then brought forth out of self into the world of “the other.” Scorpio is the realm in which the purposeful, developed self meets other forces outside the known self that can either empower or destroy it. It’s like a dating site only 100 times more intense! We size each other up. Do we like what we see? Can we trust the other not to lie, cheat, steal, use, manipulate, abuse, or exploit us? Can we give ourselves, our resources, time, and energy to co-create, experience, and get somewhere that we couldn’t alone? We want to “win,” expand, grow, and influence others and the world, but Scorpio also tests us to see what we’re made of too. It’s a two-way street.

At this point in the evolutionary process, we are, in some ways, compromised. Our business, our body, and our future are no longer purely, truly our “own.” It’s transmuted through Scorpio’s relationship into something either more or less, depending on how wise our choices are and how powerful the other is. Our lives may be enhanced or destroyed. We may become wealthier, smarter, and more powerful or lose our riches, ideas, and power altogether. This is the time of year, every year when deals are made or broken, and careers, families, fortunes, and lives are transformed through merging with “forces beyond our control.”

This year the stakes are even higher as “The Collective” is asking us, as individuals, to surrender more of our “Self’s” freedom, individuality, autonomy, money, and choice to fight some “invisible forces beyond our control.” COVID, along with political, financial, social, religious, and familial institutions, are all making more and more demands upon our time, energy, and resources. We need to choose the right partners, make the right deals, and know when to say “no” and walk away.

At its best, Scorpio is where we learn to share, connect, and unite, and by doing so, become more powerful. To do that, we need to let go of our own personal, unique, specialness, and pride, humble ourselves, trust, and go for it. Some find it harder than others. Some want it all and don’t want to give up one bit, but want to take, use, and exploit. This is the realm of predators and prey, takers and givers, winners, and losers. I call it the “school of hard knocks.”

Fortunately, this month’s new Moon is in a beautiful 300° sextile to the Jupiter/Saturn/Pluto conjunction signaling great opportunities to co-manifest our dreams into reality. If we can focus upon using our gifts to benefit others and society, the cosmos is in full support. If unwilling to connect, cooperate, compromise, and listen, inevitable downfall, humiliation, and failure can result.

Scorpio is the “death,” or end of self-interest that needs to evolve into serving the other, or the greater whole. It is apropos considering we are now “letting go” of patriarchal socio-cultural-religious conditioning and birthing a new paradigm of cooperation and co-action to renew and rebuild our societies and our planet. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee of success. Instead, a challenge is now placed before us, a threshold we must cross, that requires initiation into collective consciousness beyond self-interest that needs to be learned and taught through time.

This month is but the beginning of a long, arduous, evolutionary process that we have all signed up for. I encourage you to remain firm in your determination despite the setbacks, disappointments, and in some cases, violent refusal to grow by those not yet ready, able, or aware enough to trust “the other,” ultimately Spirit, to light the way forward, in unity.

I will break down this month’s lunar cycle into weekly and daily aspects for members of the New Paradigm Astrology community. It is a group of folks deeply interested in using the wisdom of the stars to guide and illuminate their lives. I invite you to join us as we discover our greatest potentials, revealed through our unique personal soul maps, which are perhaps now lying dormant in our souls’ recesses, to rebirth ourselves through these times and co-create a new reality with love as the foundation stone.


So Much Love,

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