October 25, 2019
Look out for/ work with: Sudden surprises, upsets, external influences, death, sex, transformation, rebirth, letting go, toxins, detoxing, psychology, triggers, revenge, anger, rising through the ashes, breaking free from situations, erratic, impulsive, overcoming fears, resentment.
This is an extremely potent and transformational New Moon. Now that the Sun has shifted into Scorpio, the energies of the collective are turning inward and doing a deep dive to uncover information that needs to be revealed. Scorpio is a fixed water sign with its sights set on getting to the bottom of things psychologically. New Moons always represent new opportunities or beginnings, or fertile times of reflection before taking action. Believe me, when I tell you, this is a time to wait and see first. Giving this energy a day or two to shake out may be especially crucial as situations revolving around unexpected circumstances are likely to take place. It isn't until after this has happened that we can better work with the New Moon energy, and readjust our game plan.
The most significant aspect of this is Uranus's opposition to the Sun and the Moon at the time of the lunation. It appears there's an earth-shaking revelation that may appear somewhere within days of this transit. With Mars in Libra forming squares to both Saturn in Capricorn, and the nodes we see limitations, confrontations, setbacks taking place. Conflict is usually what turns up during Saturn Mars squares, or people who become angry or reactionary. While Mars in Libra is considered debilitated, it's still a force to be reckoned with. This placement brings a lot of power struggles in fairness or equality. It's likely to be a colorful time on the world's stage with some significant challenges to standing rules of law. Relationships are very likely to be tested, and we may notice ultimatums or full-blown tantrums. YES, some will split. It's inevitable. The building energy will move into November. Should any of you have blow up situations, I recommend taking space. Don't push things or people.
In general, we take the energy of a New Moon, and we work with it throughout the month until the next New Moon. This won't take place until November 26, in Sagittarius. What's even more colorful, is the fact that Mercury will be turning retrograde also in Scorpio and will pull out a few unexpected stops all next month. The Retrograde will begin officially on October 31 and go clear through November 20, plus a week into December for the shadow period. I will discuss this further in my November horoscope overview. If there's one thing I can suggest, stay away from tit for tat. This is going to be a time where people's fears are easily riled up. The topics of finances and values will be tested. Scorpio and Taurus are all about the energy of the physical, tangible plane and the give and take between others. Intimacy issues, cheating, lying, and secrets will quickly be exposed within the next few weeks. Keep your nose clean if you want those extra karma points.
Ultimately Scorpio represents the need to use fear as a motivator for releasing anything toxic. Keep this in mind all month. Many of you have had numerous opportunities to "take the trash out". Those of you who have not, better buckle up. I have a feeling the next six weeks is the final stop to do away with things on your own terms before January's transits begin. Do your best to avoid drama. If certain situations have been breaking down and psychologically draining for some time, best believe they'll crop up. And don't act surprised either. This is a profoundly psychic New Moon. You have an exceptional opportunity the evening leading up to it to get some real clarity. Use all your metaphysical goodies to peer into the future.
Start that detox. Get ahead of the debt. End toxic relationships. Check-in with a therapist. Recycle old belongings. Purge. Banish fear and surrender. We're coming into a new decade sis. Take out the trash.
Mercury Retrograde/ New Moon in Scorpio Offering Ritual
You will need:
Pro Tip: The Mercury Retrograde Ritual Kit is a great all-in-one tool for those who may have limited altar tools or magical background, or are in a pinch!
Ode to Mercury:
Patiently meditate until you feel your ritual is finished. Then thank your guides and close space. You are welcome to banish out the area afterward.
Be patient with his delivery. Trust me, it will come in the coming weeks. For some, it will be swift. When it happens, be sure to thank Mercury. Be mindful that messages received during retrogrades are more subliminal, mental, or magical. You have to be paying attention. When he moves through Scorpio, he literally is going through hell, digging up information from beyond. Often times, spirits assist in his journey. It wouldn't hurt to thank your ancestors too.
Symbol for Mercury
Candace Marie of Beyond the Veil Tarot has her degree in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Theology, and studied at the School of Evolutionary Astrology. She is also a graduate of Sacred Crossings Death Midwifery School, and a root worker and herbalist. Read her bio here, and catch more of her work on Beyond the Veil Tarot.
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Happy new year, friends! We have collectively entered the energy of 2023, a “7” year in numerology… Sevens are spiritual numbers that offer opportunity to reflect, engage philosophy and spiritual inquiry for personal growth, thoughtful analyzation in all matters, and psychological integration and wholeness. Along with this theme of reflection is that we start the year in a handful of retrograde planetary energy. Mercury (communication, thinking, writing) is in retrograde until the 18th, Mars (action, desire, passion, motivation) until the 12th, and Uranus (technology, major shifts, disruptions, sacred challenges, transformation) until the 22nd...
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Happy December, JSS fam! We have entered the final month of the year, eclipse season has ended, and we are soaring in the free and adventurous energy of Sagittarius throughout most of this month... The full moon on the 7th falls in Gemini and will be conjunct Mars… I always like to focus on gratitude and forgiveness for the final full moons of the year (hello, alliteration!). Forgiveness unburdens us and promotes healing through release, and gratitude expands abundance. This lunation highlights curiosity around who or what we can release to free up mental real estate those outgrown energies were occupying. The Mars conjunction coupled with those intentions and actions can assist us in calling back our power and stepping into confident and passionate warrior mode after unburdening ourselves to prep for the coming year.