There is a New Moon Solar Eclipse on 13 November 2012, 02:09 PM PST at 21° 57′ Scorpio and the closest aspect in the lunation chart is a square between retrograde Mercury in Sagittarius and newly direct Neptune in Pisces. Something Scorpio usually excels at is digging up all the dirt and knowing exactly what the facts are, no matter how unpleasant. This time Scorpio discernment runs smack into a Neptune generated fog bank. Will all the nastiness now be reveled? I tend to believe it will be. So if you have been keeping important secrets or playing fast and loose with the truth, your moment of reckoning could be upon you.
Who amongst us will be most affected by the Mercury-Neptune square? Those folks with personal planets and/or Ascendant at 0° in the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces). In the interests of being fair, most did not set out to intentionally mislead others, more than likely they were given bad information in the first place. This is an excellent time to remind everyone to ALWAYS carefully check your sources and verify whether or not you’re working with good data. Is a heartfelt apology or two in order?
The next closest aspect is an inconjunct between stern Saturn in Scorpio and rebellious Uranus in Aries. Since both planets also aspect Pluto in Capricorn – Pluto is sextile Saturn and square Uranus. Here the powerful mutual reception between Saturn and Pluto tilts the scales in their favor, putting Uranus in a less than favorable place. It seems to me the sheer force of the Saturn-Pluto pragmatism is likely to force more idealistic Uranus in Aries to slow down and come a little further into reality. Maybe we’ll see some examples of productive idealism . . . you know, where what at first looks like a crack brained scheme turns out to work quite well.
Disrespecting the feminine with Ceres in Cancer supported by a Grand Trine with Saturn in Scorpio and Chiron in Pisces is a very bad idea. Uranus in Aries exactly square Ceres may tempt some to throw a few smart remarks out. If so, those who do best remember what happened to those men who made nasty comments about rape in the US elections . . . they lost, big time. Ceres is always a force to be reckoned with as Pluto knows to his sorrow.
It is worth noting the first lunation with the Saturn-Pluto sextile within orb, activating their mutual reception (Saturn rules Capricorn and Pluto rules Scorpio), is also a powerful Solar Eclipse. Looks like we’ll be getting our first real taste of how this mutual reception will play out. As for those who will be most directly affected? Chances are if you have planets or Angles from 4° to 7° in the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) or the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn), it will be you. I may be naïve but I do feel when the dust settles . . . it is Saturn after all . . . and we realize we’ve survived, this sextile will prove very beneficial for most folks.
The third closest aspect is a semi-sextile between Venus in equitable Libra and the New Moon in Scorpio. Can’t say this looks like too much fun for Venus though she may be able to soften the Scorpio intensity some. Libra and Scorpio don’t have a lot in common. Scorpio is way too willing to air Venus in Libra’s dirty laundry . . . very embarrassing for this ultra civilized Venus. The best outcome is Libra tact will allow Scorpio to reveal long hidden agendas without totally devastating all involved. Maybe.
For creative folk we have an out-of-sign sextile between Mars in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. The case here is one of enough differences to spark ideas with enough harmony to grease the gears. Mars is also semi-sextile Mercury in Sagittarius by the numbers though both planets are in the same sign. Like Jazz, the dissonance eventually resolves into harmony then slides back into dissonance . . . challenging but never boring!
Jupiter in Gemini stands alone this time and his best option is to keep everyone’s spirits up and promote good will.
Best tactic for this powerful New Moon in Scorpio is to work hard at being as real and authentic as possible. Take the high road and treat everyone you meet with kindness and respect. This is so not the time to be mean and small minded because doing so may come back to haunt those who are for a very long time. Scorpio may forgive but they never forget!
On a personal note: With this New Moon and North Node straddling my Mercury-Ascendant in Scorpio, I’m taking the authentic thing very seriously because it would appear I’m going to be quite visible for a change. The thought makes me a little uncomfortable, as it should. Fortunately Jupiter is still widely trine my Moon, helping me maintain my sense of humor. *grin*
Mars in Sagittarius is exactly sextile my Chiron in Libra as well as sextile my Libra Sun. Looks favorable for seeing my energy levels begin to pick up post Saturn conjunct Sun. I didn’t realize how much having Saturn conjunct my Sun had worn me down until the effect started to fade. What a transit!