New Moon in Scorpio ~ November 4, 2021

My November 2021 Forecast noted:

November 4 New Moon in Scorpio, 5:15 p.m. Eastern. This New Moon almost exactly opposes Uranus in Taurus. The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon point is: “AN INVENTOR PERFORMS A LABORATORY EXPERIMENT.” Along with rebellion and revolution, Uranus rules innovation, so this focus on “inventor” and “experiment” amplifies the Uranian flavor, while also fighting against it. Expect the unexpected, and prepare to enter a new, deeper phase.

Dane Rudhyar said, “Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you.” I do NOT want this post to turn into a political argument, but this is such a perfect example of “As Above, So Below.” There are times when astrology blows my mind, and this is one of them.

Wherever you stand regarding the experimental COVID shots and vaccine mandates, you can’t deny that this issue is “up” right now — pretty much all over the world. The Sabian Symbol for the 13 Scorpio New Moon point is “AN INVENTOR PERFORMS A LABORATORY EXPERIMENT,” and one of the concluding phrases associated with the 13 Taurus Uranus opposition point is: “COMPULSION FOR GAIN.” No jab, no job!? You can read the rest of the Sabian Symbol descriptions at the above links, but these jumped out at me.

Uranus regards “compulsion” as the ultimate challenge. A battle cry for liberation. It appears that the current issue tearing apart families and friends — and causing many people to leave their known livelihood rather than accept forced experimental injections — has arrived “right on time.” Human evolution requires us to dive deep into those Scorpio waters — exploring the Shadow, shame, hidden and occult power structures, death, destruction, regeneration, and questions of “Power To vs. Power Over.” Uranus adds a revolutionary spark (or lightning strike) to the churning maelstrom.

Fortunately, we have some mitigating factors. Asteroid Minerva tightly conjuncts the New Moon point. Minerva is the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Athena — a goddess of wisdom, strategy, justice, law, the arts, trades, and defensive warfare.

Unlike Mars, Minerva does not initiate war. This seems important. Although she doesn’t start wars, she fights hard and smart when challenged or in the face of injustice. Mars is in the mix, loosely conjunct the New Moon, but Minerva very closely conjuncts this point. Her wise influence tempers the sometimes volatile Mars/Uranus opposition. Minerva ties into stories of Arachne, Medusa and Pegasus. She herself is symbolized by an owl.

In another marker of defense, Asteroid Hidalgo conjuncts the New Moon point. Zane Stein features a long write-up of the mythology and history of Hidalgo. At the end, he posits the astrological meaning:

Hidalgo appears to signify self-defense, self-assertion, the need to prove to others that one is right, to stand up for one’s principles, to prove that one is just as good as one’s parents were, to prove to one’s parents that one is worthwhile, to take a risk because the possible rewards promise to increase one’s self-respect or respect one gets from others, to take an action without regard to the consequences, and possibly to heroism.

In closing I’d like to leave you with a few thoughts. Since Hidalgo goes almost to Mars and out past Saturn, it is a link of some kind between Mars and Chiron. A friend has suggested that Hidalgo might be one of the solar system’s ‘anti-bodies’, defending what one IS.

In context of the debates about natural immunity vs. Antibody Dependent Enhancement, Hidalgo’s appearance also seems “right on time.” Even if you’ve managed to sidestep this particular battle, consider other areas in which you feel called to live in more authentic ways. Who are you? How do your choices reflect and protect your innermost truth?

Another encouraging aspect of this New Moon in Scorpio is the conjunction of Mbabamwanawaresa with the New Moon point. According the :

“Mbaba Mwana Waresa is a Zulu goddess of rain, agriculture, and the harvest. She is the goddess of rainbows, a symbol of the link between heaven and Earth. She is particularly revered for teaching the people of Southern Africa the art of making beer (Umqombothi).” (MPC 123452)

Mbaba Mwana Waresa lived in the sky, on a cloud in a house adorned with rainbows. While she was blessing the earth for a lot of rain, she played the bongo [African drum], the sound of which came in the form of distant thunders. She was the daughter of Umvelinqangi, god of heaven and the inner light of creation.

The emotional awareness of the object Mbabamwanawaresa is oriented towards the complexity of the personality, which is based on a wide variety of nuances, which alternate with each other as circumstances require.

The object Mbabamwanawaresa has the ability to constantly perceive details of another person’s personality, until an unexpected change occurs in the conception about that person.

A rainbow goddess whose shapeshifting ability helps people to comprehend nuances. I love it!

In a time of extreme projection and vitriol, we can all benefit from a closer connection between heaven and Earth. Life and love are bigger than soundbites. Miracles occur more often than people notice them. Sometimes they arrive through groups or people we least expect. Open yourself to silver linings and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

2 responses to this post.

  1. […] see Laura Bruno’s incisive, deeply felt report on this Scorpio New Moon. I always especially appreciate her focus on the tiny asteroids and other not often utilized […]

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  2. […] the powerful New Moon in Scorpio, this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus reminds us to look for and cultivate new blessings, even as […]



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