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Scorpio New Moon, November 5-6, 2010


Scorpio is a sign unusually effective at working behind the scenes and setting the stage for presenting the fait accompli. This New Moon at 13° 40″ Scorpio on November 5, 2010, 9:52 PM PDT (November 6, 2010, 12:52 AM EDT) is a very good time to get to work in this manner.

Between this lunation and the Full Moon in Taurus on November 21, three planets will station direct starting with Neptune on November 6 immediately after the New Moon. Venus and Jupiter both go direct on November 18 (a date to circle on your calendar) and as they get up to speed, we will start to see some serious forward momentum. Yay!

The Sabian symbol for 14 Scorpio offers us a good suggestion on where to focus our efforts at this time. It is “Telephone linemen at work installing new connections”. All forms of communication are highlighted and making sure those communications are reaching their intended audience in a clear, effective manner is very important. However, it is also necessary to listen for the real truth in those messages which leads us to a discussion about Mercury.

Mercury in Scorpio is noted for the ability to penetrate to the heart of the matter but in this chart it is exactly square to Neptune in Aquarius. Will this square make it easier to confuse and delude or will the edginess bring clarity? We will find out one way or another after Neptune starts picking up speed going forward. I have a vested interest in this aspect because Mercury is conjoining my Ascendant with Neptune in my third house . . .

Another aspect to Mercury is a trine from Jupiter and Uranus in Pisces, very exciting and potentially creative. How well we can take this energy and use it to good purpose depends on our willingness to be open-minded and think outside the box, otherwise with Neptune whispering in our ear, we could fall prey to our pet delusions. All I can say is double and triple check the facts and make sure your information is coming from as unbiased a source as is humanly possible. The snake oil salesmen are going to be out in force and some of what they have to say will appeal to our most cherished hopes and dreams but have little to no basis in reality.

Another planet making a significant shift is retrograde Venus in Scorpio. She will return to her home sign of Libra on November 7 with a huge sigh of relief, and remain there until she goes direct. When Venus does return to Scorpio on November 29 at least she will be direct, making her somewhat more comfortable.

Do keep in mind Venus is capable of making quite ruthless decisions, especially in Scorpio, about what’s of value and what isn’t. Don’t be too surprised if you look back and realize you have surgically incised some people from your life during this retrograde that REALLY needed to go. A sextile from Pluto, Scorpio’s ruler, to Venus in Scorpio forcibly underlines this.

Scorpio’s co-rulers, Mars and Pluto, are in Sagittarius and Capricorn respectively and consequently make an awkward semi-sextile. Mars in Sagittarius is focused on moving and moving fast, living in the moment after escaping from controlled Scorpio. Pluto in Capricorn’s cool, calm, no nonsense approach frustrates this Mars no end. The message here is to accept your limitations with grace and work within them.

It is worth noting the only close aspect to the New Moon itself is a semi-sextile from Saturn in Libra. If you are contemplating taking a new direction then Saturn is there to remind you of the importance of careful planning and preparation.

All in all, I recommend holding off on going public with your new projects until after November 18 when Jupiter and Venus go direct. Nourish those tender ideas in private and establish your connections so you can take full advantage of the positive rush of the two beneficents moving forward once more. Remember the Sun will be entering enthusiastic Sagittarius on November 22! :D

Image: Great shot of the New Moon behind leafless trees but I am embarrassed to say I haven’t the foggiest idea whose it is and where it came from . . .

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13 comments to Scorpio New Moon, November 5-6, 2010

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  • Liz

    yes i know how Pluto in Capricon “frustrates” a Sag. Mars ..i have Sag. Mars in the 7th house and transiting Pluto is conjunct my Mars …. I am in a very FRUSTRATING relationship with a guy that is so stubborn and does only what the hell he wants and i cannot control that at all ..no matter how nicely i ask (Natal Mercury in Libra) …

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  • Diane L

    Hi Liz!
    I have Sag. Mars in the 7th house and transiting Pluto is conjunct my Mars …. I am in a very FRUSTRATING relationship with a guy that is so stubborn and does only what the hell he wants and i cannot control that at all ..no matter how nicely i ask (Natal Mercury in Libra) …

    I hope he brings other more pleasant things to your relationship because it sure doesn’t seem like he is taking your wishes into consideration. As Saturn continues deeper into Libra, we are only going to be receiving more messages about the importance of reciprocity and equity in our relationships . . . or lack there of!

    Good luck!

    xo diane~

  • Deb

    Yay! I do feel the weight lifting off for the most part. There are occasions when sadness hits me like a ton of bricks, but it’s brief and, on the bright side, it lets go when I tell it to eff off.

    And I guess redecorating and purging stuff from our place is helping lots.

    I think the more intellectual I become (via schoolbooks, Literature courses and so on), the more aware of reality I grow, …which is somewhat depressing. Now that I know this, I need to curb it no matter how much something or someone sucks, and focus on all that is still Ok and fun. Suckage is a great distraction, it’s something to talk about, but it’s not healthy or entertaining if one is stuck in it.

    It makes angry to realize as well that this country takes all of our depressed people, people who are fully aware of and immersed in reality, ball ‘em up and medicate them… because they don’t quite follow or measure up to the Utopian way of life fueled by Disney and many others. In this way, we tell them that if they’re not happy, if they’re dissatisfied with what they see, then they’re wrong or bad and ought to be silenced. Just makes me angry…

    Sigh. Glad to read your articles. I have a feeling I’m gonna feel much, much better soon, especially as Venus RX lets up. Thanks, Diane.

    XO,
    Deb

    • Diane L

      {{{Deb}}}

      This is about the point in a Venus Rx I start getting very antsy for it to END! My native Sun-Jup conj almost always looks at the bright side which is why I see Venus returning to Libra (even if still Rx) as a mood lifter.

      And I guess redecorating and purging stuff from our place is helping lots.

      Always helps me! That and doing things like cleaning underneath my frig. Sometimes my Pisces IC really shows . . . :P

      It makes angry to realize as well that this country takes all of our depressed people, people who are fully aware of and immersed in reality, ball ‘em up and medicate them… because they don’t quite follow or measure up to the Utopian way of life fueled by Disney and many others. In this way, we tell them that if they’re not happy, if they’re dissatisfied with what they see, then they’re wrong or bad and ought to be silenced. Just makes me angry…

      Me too. My husband’s ex is bi-polar and suffered so much from her parent’s denial of her condition. I have to keep reminding people to let her be who she is, and examine their expectations of her for better or worse. Expectations, ours for ourselves & of others, SUCK!

      xo diane~

  • Deirdre

    Hi Diane,

    This Venus Retrograde has been almost textbook for me. I got a call a few weeks ago from a company I worked with briefly in February and where I really enjoyed, offering me a role for most of next year. Needless to say I resigned almost immediately from the role I began last March (and which I was most certainly not enjoying) and I start anew on 8 November. A lucky break in advance of Jupiter and Venus going direct I think and most certainly a new start. I couldn’t wait until th 18th November or after ! Moving forward with a lot less “rubbish”, that’s for sure.

    All the best
    Deirdre

    • Diane L

      Deirdre!!!! So good to “see” you!!

      You have been in my thoughts lately, wondering how you were doing and I very much appreciate you stopping by to comment! :D

      I got a call a few weeks ago from a company I worked with briefly in February and where I really enjoyed, offering me a role for most of next year. Needless to say I resigned almost immediately from the role I began last March (and which I was most certainly not enjoying) and I start anew on 8 November.

      Excellent news. Venus Rx in Scorpio has been good to Cancer Sun folks, and I agree this is a very good example of it at work. Fingers crossed this will turn out to be a pleasant situation for you all the way around.

      xo diane~

  • Deirdre

    Thank you Diane !

    I am doing well (well, and much better now and certainly less stressed due to my stroke of luck!) and read your website daily. There is so much happening right now in the skies it’s hard to keep up at times but we all do the best we can with the knowledge we have.

    All the very best to you as always,
    Deirdre

  • It’s enlightening and empowering to read your article.

    I am in a situation where I have people I have trust issues with. They let the issue drag from January 2010 to November. I was not convinced that what they were suggesting was to my benefit. So, I followed my instinct. They did not like it. However, I still have to talk to them again to elevate the matter to the next stage even if it has been frustrating dealinng with them. I have no choice because that is the process. That is why your writing is correct.

    Also, unknowingly, I did a “Venus decision” this week which I feel would mean losinng somebody I consider a friend but whose secretiveness burdens her and me.

    You make excellent forecast. Thank you.

  • Diane L

    Welcome Ice.blue!

    Thank you very much for your kind words! :D Sometimes when the fog is the thickest as it was last week leading up the Merc-Neptune square, I’m not sure whether I’m making sense or not. LOL

    Also, unknowingly, I did a “Venus decision” this week which I feel would mean losing somebody I consider a friend but whose secretiveness burdens her and me.

    Tough call . . . was it due to the secrets she shared with you? Or those she didn’t? Either way it makes it easy to inadvertently step on toes.

    diane~