SCORPIO: PART 2/2

Mary Jo Wevers, PhD, is a member in good standing with ONLINE WELLNESS ASSOCIATION. Mary Jo’s practice centers around Soul•Personality Integration & Healing. She is a Jungian Karmic Astrologer, Accredited JourneyTM Practitioner, Licensed Spiritual Health Coach. Mary Jo gives permission to OWA to blog this part of her NEWSLETTER. You can read more at: www.maryjowevers.com phone (541) 740-8081. This is PART 1/2.:
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Celestial Events

The Month Ahead

As the Sun moves into Scorpio Saturday it conjoins Mercury and Venus, opposes the Moon in Taurus, and sextiles Pluto, Ceres and the transiting North Node in Capricorn. Our personal energy, will and vitality will be intensely focused in uncovering that which has been hidden, even as we keep our secrets to our selves. This is a time to shed light on our values and the ways we indulge ourselves by being extreme, possessive and withholding when sharing resources and power with others. While we consciously investigate areas and unearth material that needs to be eliminated or transformed, our inner emotional self may resist change and stubbornly cling to old ways. Yet eliminating and eradicating old, decrepit and decaying structures and systems in our lives is necessary before we can begin building new foundations and organizations which nurture and provide for all as we move ahead.

Pluto in Capricorn
Pluto represents power, intensity, and eruptive change. Pluto continues its slow 15 year transit in the sign of Capricorn. During this time, any Capricorn figures, institutions and structures that consolidate material wealth, power and resources will be subject to Pluto’s influence. Pluto will continue to unearth corruption and decay in our economy, specifically in the banking, housing and insurance industries. As we sift through the ashes of the old systems that are crumbling, we have an opportunity to eliminate that which is not honest, responsible, and in integrity. We are reminded that Capricorn responsibility is the balance to Plutonian power.

As we observe events in the outer world, it is important to look within and recognize the parts of ourselves that are also degenerating and need to be eliminated or transformed. This is a time for us to eliminate immature parts of ourselves so that we may be spiritually reborn as wiser, more responsible, self-reliant individuals. Rather than give away our power and authority to others and then resent them for it, it is time to reclaim our own power as a wise, compassionate Spiritual Father to our self. Use self-discipline in exercising your power. Be honorable and respectful of others.

Samhain on Sunday November 7th

Halloween has its roots in the Celtic celebration of Samhain, which marked the end of the harvest season. Samhain was believed to be the time during the year when the veil between the living world and the world of the dead was the thinnest. In other cultures it is a time when ancestors and departed souls are remembered and honored.

Samhain is celebrated on the day the Sun is at 15 degrees Scorpio, or half way through its transit of this sign. This year Samhain falls on Sunday November 7th. You may wish to mark this day spending some time in meditation. Going within, honor those that have passed over, or perhaps parts of yourself that have “died” so you could be reborn.

New Moon in Scorpio

A New Moon occurs when the Sun and the Moon conjoin overhead from our perspective on Earth. This represents the fusion of our outer consciousness and awareness, symbolized by the Sun, with our inner emotional and unconscious self, symbolized by the Moon. This is a fertile time for new beginnings, for sowing the seeds of your new projects and endeavors.

The next New Moon will occur on Friday November 5th at 9:52 p.m. (PDT). This New Moon will be at 13 degrees Scorpio, sextile Juno in Virgo and semisextile Saturn in Libra. This is a new opportunity to focus our collective will with passion and intensity so that we can refine and improve ourselves and be of greater service in the world. The intensity and drive of Scorpio feels incompatible with living a balanced life. Find new ways to use self-transformation to create more harmony and balance within yourself and in your relationships.

The area of your astrological chart where 13 degrees Scorpio falls represents the area of your life where you can consciously create new beginnings that are powerful, penetrating and transformative. Set aside time to reflect on how you can create new beginnings in the areas of shared resources, mysteries and spiritual regeneration. What emotional ties and issues around control do you have with others that need to be examined and purified? How can you transform obsession into personal power and courage? How can you reclaim your intensity and passion for life?

You may wish to set some new goals or create some Scorpio affirmations on November 5th. Examples are: “I penetrate into the heart of the matter with controlled intensity, using my inner strength.” “I transform myself with evolving self reliance.” “I release old toxins so that I may regenerate anew.” “I face my Shadow, probe its hidden depths with insight, and reclaim my personal power.”

You will begin to see evidence of the seeds you sow on this New Moon as they come to fruition on the following Full Moon in Taurus on November 21st. This Full Moon will reward you with ease, serenity, and a greater connection to the earth through your senses.

“Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.”?…… – Seneca
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SCORPIO SIGN OF TRANSFORMATION

Mary Jo Wevers, PhD, is a member in good standing with ONLINE WELLNESS ASSOCIATION. Mary Jo’s practice centers around Soul•Personality Integration & Healing. She is a Jungian Karmic Astrologer, Accredited JourneyTM Practitioner, Licensed Spiritual Health Coach. Mary Jo gives permission to OWA to blog this part of her NEWSLETTER. You can read more at: www.maryjowevers.com phone (541) 740-8081. This is PART 1/2.:
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Scorpio, Sign of Transformation and Regeneration

“Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.”?
Martha Beck

On Saturday the Sun will leave the social and refined air sign of Libra and enter the passionate and resourceful water sign of Scorpio. Each succeeding sign of the zodiac provides the means to rectify or redirect the energy of the previous sign. Scorpio uses the relational energy of Libra to transform and regenerate itself.

Scorpio has a passionate desire to probe the depths of life’s mysteries. The negative polarity of Scorpio gives it an inward, penetrating energy that is secretive, investigative and perceptive. It uses its determination, intensity and insight in resourceful ways to face the darkness, discover its true nature, and regenerate anew.

The emotional nature of Scorpio is expressed in powerful ways. The key phrase for this fixed water sign is “I Desire.” Scorpio is magnetic and sexual. It is strong willed, persistent, and has difficulty letting go. It can be extreme, obsessive, a lover of chaos and suffering. It is attracted to catharsis for its drama and intensity.

Ultimately Scorpio comes to understand that true power cannot be gained by exerting power and control over others. Exercising self-control, being insightful and inscrutable allows us to reclaim our power and use it to transform and regenerate ourselves.

Scorpio is resurgent, not afraid to deal with death. Just as trees shed their leaves and snakes shed their skin, we too need to periodically shed parts of ourselves so we can transform and evolve. Scorpio asks us to venture into the deepest parts of our subconscious, face our shadows, and experience “death” of parts of our ego-identified self so we can transform.

The energy manifested by Scorpio is represented by different colors and symbols. The black scorpion represents the lowest level of Scorpio. When it feels threatened it uses its venom injecting barb at the end of its tail to inflict pain. The deep red phoenix rising from the ashes represents the regenerative power of Scorpio. The eagle soaring on high with its piercing depth of vision symbolizes Scorpio’s ability to see clearly into the heart of its target while keeping an objective distance above emotional chaos. Having transcended death itself, the white dove symbolizes the highest and purest spiritual expression of Scorpio.

Areas of life ruled by Scorpio include other people’s values, shared possessions, joint assets and wealth, as well as power struggles over shared resources. Death, mysteries, secrets and hidden things fall under Scorpio. Sex and other deeply transforming emotional experiences are in its domain.

Archetypes for Scorpio include private investigators, organized crime, sex workers, terrorists, psychiatrists, pathologists, occultists and vampires. Parts of the body ruled by Scorpio are the organs of reproduction and elimination. The gem for Scorpio is onyx. Its metal is plutonium. Thorn-bearing shrubs and chrysanthemums are Scorpion plants.

“Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.”?………………Christina Baldwin

Pluto, Ruler of Scorpio

The movement of the Sun into the sign of Scorpio marks the time of year when vegetation dies as winter approaches. In mythology Pluto, ruler of Scorpio and “Lord of the Underworld”, welcomes the return of his wife Persephone. She has been dwelling for six months above ground in the world of the living with her mother Ceres. Now she returns to Hades to preside over the dead with her husband.

The name Pluto means “riches”, and refers to the gems, minerals, oil and radio-active substances found under the surface of the earth. Pluto represents power: the potent, intense, passionate, and sometimes explosive energy that can be destructive as well as regenerative and life-giving.

The dwarf planet Pluto was discovered in 1930, the same year as the discovery of radiation which lead to the development of the atomic bomb. This marked a new development in human consciousness. We became aware of the destructive potential of a new source of powerful energy, deep inside of us as well as in the earth.

Pluto rules what is buried and hidden in our depths, in our subconscious. This wealth of material is fertile ground for us to probe and mine. It contains our deepest fears and phobias, obsessions and passions that need to be brought up into the light of consciousness. Once we summon our courage and descend into our subconscious to uncover its hidden mysteries and secrets, we can face them, transform them and become empowered. We can rise like the phoenix from the ashes, regenerated and renewed.

With the help of Pluto and Persephone, we can wade through our turbulent, swampy underworld, probing the depths of our psyche, and find our Shadow Self. Once we are face-to-face with it, we can eliminate parts of our Shadow that are no longer serving us and reclaim its true power. In the spring, with Persephone at our side, we can emerge from our underworld with new self-knowledge, transformed, revitalized and reborn.
“Evil understood is power gained.”
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