Written by Patricia Liles
Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com
Libra New Moon ~ Sun and Moon at 22º
October 15, 2012 6:03 AM MDT
(October 15, 2012 12:03 PM Greenwich Mean Time)
Well, let’s take our astrological pulse since Full Moon on September 29, a mere two weeks ago. We survived probably the most challenging Full Moon of the year with those two Grand Squares putting pressure on our resistances and urging us into the dark places. Saturn made a major sign shift into Scorpio that will be the source of our karmic teachings for the next two years. Let’s look at the significance of Saturn taking on a new theme/sign. Saturn likes to show us where we are bound by our obligations and family responsibilities, where we are blocked by our fears and inadequacies, where we lack discipline and focus…. where we need to show up and take our medicine and stop whining if we want to move our life down the road. Scorpio teaches about empowerment, transformation, death and rebirth, desire, especially through deep psychological issues, and often expressed in arenas involving sex, money and elimination.
What significance and power will Saturn in Scorpio wield? And what role will it play? For one, at the beginning of its term, Saturn is joining Pluto in a special relationship called mutual reception (I’m in your house and you’re in mine). In the natural zodiac, Saturn rules Capricorn, while Pluto rules Scorpio, but at this time they are switching it up and they are in each others signs – Pluto is now in Capricorn and Saturn has just moved into Scorpio. This mutual reception magnifies their power and ability to work cooperatively. As a result, we will most likely feel an intense yearning for a transformative experience that will free the energy trapped and stale in the back of our psychological closets. We want more at this time – more change in our lives, more direction. There’s a desire to manifest in our physical reality the desires and visions we see in our hearts and minds. Shaking up the status quo and taking risks for more power is exactly the territory patrolled by Pluto and Scorpio. We have to take our energies out of the old structures and build links and webs of working together in creative ways. People born with Saturn in Scorpio in late 1982 through 1985 are experiencing their first Saturn return and the late 1952 to 1955 people are in their second Saturn return. Astrological adulthood is upon the first group, and recognition and reaping what they have sown is coming to the 60 year olds.
Okay, so Saturn in Scorpio will be in mutual reception with Pluto, but in addition, it’s forming a long-lasting and powerful, water Grand Trine with Neptune/Chiron and Ceres. The combination of all the water signs working harmoniously together will support our emotional bodies and lend a sense of ease and relief and provide a measure of emotional security and nurturing after this past period of growth and energetic expansion since the eclipses in May. (I guess we’re looking a little parched after all the changes we’ve seen recently). We will feel it again in June-July of 2013 as Jupiter and then Mars in early Cancer enters this Grand Trine pattern. This current Grand Trine focused on Saturn and Neptune in water signs will also help us in the deep work of forgiveness and detachment to be free of the past and live more fully our realization of ourselves as an expression of Great Spirit. As we live more fully as Spirit, we raise our frequency and everyone around us benefits.
Ceres, representing The Mother Goddess energy of the Harvest in all her forms (Isis, Rhea, Tara), is in the link position between the ongoing, collective energy of the Saturn/Uranus square and the release and support of the Grand Water Trine. The Mother Goddess also has dominion over the mysteries of fertility and the journey to the realms of the underworld, the great return and consequent rebirth. This New Moon energizes us to eliminate and discard the old in any form – some physical form, and take tangible steps to transform our lives to support our emotional bodies, and embrace the grief and loss that initiate rebirth and renewal.
2012 has been a series of events that has kept the pedal to the metal to help us increase the amount of energy we can hold and learn to be comfortable with. It doesn’t end in December 2012; it just establishes a new base line for the planet, our bodies, and our evolution as a species. Where before we were focused on the Sun as the center of our Solar System, now we are focused on the center of our Milky Way galaxy and responding consciously to the energies emanating from that source.
10/22 Sun moves into Scorpio
10/29 Full Moon in Taurus 1:49 PM MDT
11/04 Daylight Savings Time ends
11/13 New Moon in Scorpio, Solar Eclipse 3:08 PM MST
11/28 Full Moon in Gemini, Lunar Eclipse 7:46 AM MST
Written by Patricia Liles.
Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com