The Moon is Waning in the sign of Scorpio after the Full Moon in Virgo. The Moon represents the unconscious, instinctive side of our natures deep, intoxicating and driven.
Scorpio is a water sign but unlike gentle Pisces or nurturing Cancer Moon phases – the Scorpio moon phase can be quite uncomfortable. Scorpio power drags the deeps and brings up whatever it finds no matter how uncomfortable or painful the process may be. While Scoprios are notoriously private, they are driven to discover right down to the bottom of the well about everything else. When the Moon moves through this phase our unconscious mind dwells on the darker things, and goes after them. We are less content to let things lie and are more easily provoked. Our instincts are highly sensitised as are our defences. This can be a productive time – especially after the Virgo full moon where we planned, organised and analysed. Scorpio Moon gives us the power to take action, but we must use it with care.
Scorpio is ruled by Pluto and Mars – both planets of action and destruction. Pluto has a more karmic/spiritual operation – profound transformation, revolution, destruction of self phoenix-like to bring about rebirth. Mars is the personal planet of action/destruction : initiative, drive, conflict and determiniaton.
Working with Scorpio lunar phases productively is challenging. We are called to let those painful feelings and impulses see the light, to speak, releasing psychic pressure and mental tension. We must work carefully to ensure we don’t burn others by snapping with cutting words, acting out on unconscious impulses and damaging those we are connected to. (The Moon also rules significant relationships in our lives).
For all his tenacity the Scorpio has a theme of insecurity (and thus a need for powerful defences). The waning aspect of this particular Scorpio moon increases the risk that we may be plagued with doubt (rather than a few days of intense passion.) If you experience this don’t just dismiss those sense signals – observe them, write them out but don’t go out striking others with venom! Put your list aside until you feel back to your usual optimistic self. You may have been sensitised to some legitimate vulnerabilities – when the Moon moves into Practi-Capricorn next week take a look again and see if you want to do something about them.
Scorpio moon stings us awake, stirring up the depths of our psyche – not always comfortable or pleasant but very REAL. Intoxicating desire moves us – is it painful or beautiful? Both and something more? Scorpio Moons provoke us to feel deeply, fully and experience the feeling at any cost.
Scorpio energy is powerful. Power brings risk and responsibility.
Any obstacle we face that is intense, that presses us ;
That which requires the complete destruction of all that was;
Those battles that can only be won by sudden, explosive transformation;
These require Scorpio wisdom.
The secret to our rebirth lies in how we master our own attitudes and relationship to passion and power.