Intense Need to Separate Emotions

The Astrology

  • The New Crescent Moon is half way through Scorpio and facing retrograde Uranus in Taurus.
  • The Sun, Venus, and Mercury in Venus-managed Libra continue to prompt inquiries into what is needed or wanted in all types of relationships.
  • Mars is finishing its transit of Mercury-managed earthy Virgo.
  • Jupiter in Sagittarius spreads hope.
  • Saturn in rocky Capricorn draws attention to the foundations and structures of what is building.

The Vibe is SEPARATION of INTENSE EMOTIONS

The New Moon was re-born last Saturday in Libra, where the interplay of light and dark, masculine and feminine energies, soul and spirit, balance and one-sidedness, you and/or others are the focus. Today, it’s halfway through Mars-managed Scorpio and facing/opposing retrograde Uranus in Taurus. While the Moon is in Scorpio, it’s in its element (a water sign) but at cross purposes with its own nature. We associate the Moon with emotions and with maternal, nurturing archetypes. Scorpio is a feminine energy that’s managed by intense, masculine Mars, the planet associated with combat and the warrior archetypes. That brief statement may help you to better understand the nature of Scorpio. If we assume that the design of our Universe is intentional, and it is, then this Scorpio Moon time has a purpose. It’s illuminating one facet in the continuum of time that we experience as days and years. Libra focused on and exposed our attention to opposites. Now, Scorpio is cutting through emotions that need to surface and be managed.

In Greek mythology, Medusa is a cave-dwelling, snake-haired Gorgon seductress who eats sailors. That’s Scorpio personified. There wasn’t much to like about that image. In the stories about Medusa, the hero who severs her head (Mars) is cheered and revered. But Medusa had another role. Her image was used as protection against the negative, much like the modern evil eye. She represented a dangerous threat meant to deter other dangerous threats, an image of evil to repel evil to protect loved ones (the Moon).

How are you feeling today? Are you Mars or the Moon, or a bit of both?

In what aspect or facet of your life do you feel a need to separate (Mars) from and/or be more objective about how you nurture and care for (Moon) yourself and others?

Or, in what aspect or facet of your life do you feel a need to protect yourself?

Today’s Haiku

I could say more but
I’m here only as storyteller
Summoning allies.

Connect and Have Fun – September 1-2

The Astrology

The Moon has left the company of the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars in Virgo and is now in Venus-ruled Libra. From Libra, the Moon is in an easy relationship with Jupiter in Sagittarius, but its challenged by Saturn in Capricorn

The Vibe is IMPULSE TO GIVE FORM TO EXPANSION

The Moon signifies nurturing and connectedness. In Libra, the Moon wants to nurture relationships and energize connections with others. That desire to connect is the underlying current that’s flowing throughout this extended holiday weekend.

Some turbulence (rocky areas) may need to be navigated, though, as people gather in backyards and public places and share their food and stories. Feelings of satisfaction, abundance, and well-being will mingle with feelings of austerity, perceived reality, and perpetual defensiveness. These feelings may be on display among people in groups you join, and they can also be experienced nearly simultaneously within you. If you’re in a group, you can choose which conversation you want to be part of. When the turbulence is within you and the desire to let go and have fun is challenged by a need to be practical, responsible, and stable, you may feel torn between letting go and using restraint.

It doesn’t need to be an either/or decision. There is a tendency now to weigh and measure every interaction for its value or worth, or to do too much and then do without. But if feeling good is the value received from a choice, it becomes easier to choose how you want to be and what you want to do.

Choose to feel good and you’ll know what to do next. You get to decide how to expand and find joy while also maintaining some structure.

Today’s Haiku

Tall structures soaring
Skyward are but steel grids in
glass and stone wrapped.