Sun in Scorpio full moon in Taurus 2014
Insights into the astrological energies of the moment
by Stephen Bayliss
Feeling is a good word for Scorpio. Everything is more intense.
As the Sun moves its way across the constellation of Scorpio, from the view of the Earth, there is a distinct change of energies. This is of course true of all the signs, yet to move from the graceful and peaceful Libra into the intenseness of Scorpio, one can’t help but feel the difference. Feeling is in fact a good word for Scorpio, as it is indeed a water sign. Yet for Scorpio, everything is more intense, as that is its purpose.
We will bring forth death so there can be rebirth, said the stars in Scorpio.
The warrior’s journey
You must take stock in Libra, balance yourself so that there is an understanding of the two sides that influence, then begin the journey down into the depths, the valley experience as it is known. This is done under the influence of Scorpio with the aptly influencing higher mantram – “Warrior I am and from the battle I emerge triumphant”. You must go to battle within your psyche, battle your own darkness, then, after the fight is done, come out triumphant to continue along the straight plateau that is envisioned in Sagittarius. This is the benefit and gift of Scorpio, the clarity which comes after the battle is waged.
The Community will be experiencing deep introspective change
And here we are for Humanity, in a year that has seen change like no other, that has seen incredible events which are requiring the deepest reflection and serious observation of one’s own natures, our group natures and our worldly considerations. Expect this to increase in this sign, especially in the lead up and after the time of the full moon. Especially as at the exact time of the influencing moon, there is a strong conjunction of planets in Scorpio in the 11th house. This perhaps suggests that the Community, whether it be one’s own local or the wider, will be experiencing deep introspective change.
One’s own views or beliefs will be brought to the surface for all to see.
Don’t expect the wisdom of this to come through so easily though, as Jupiter in Leo is squaring this aspect, forcing one’s own views or beliefs to be brought to the surface for all to see. Yet with all squares, you see the potential for the most growth.
The world is experiencing what we are feeling ourselves
Can we use this? Can we get through our own sense of self and ideals, felt so strongly, to see the bigger picture – to see that the world is indeed experiencing exactly what we are feeling ourselves, that we are the micro to the macro. One step forward in self management and living the higher part of ourselves can collectively influence the greater whole. The result of not doing this is much more painful than the temporary pain of looking within.
Jupiter assists us with high ideals and deep inner search
To assist us Jupiter still has a nice trine to the Uranus/south node conjunction, which at the time of the full moon is in the 4th house of family and home or one’s spiritual home. Expect new change to your environment and the familiar giving strong supportive energy to Jupiter’s high ideals and deep inner search, always welcome by everyone I am sure.
One suspects such power and force on deeper spiritual levels that anything is possible.
As we descend into the valley of Scorpio, we can see the mountain in Capricorn
The ascendant of this chart and therefore its ruler, is Capricorn, again an earth sign. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn on both the traditional and Esoteric levels, bringing in a strong ray three vibration. Both the Earth and Saturn are ruled by that Ray, and it is said to be one of the ruling rays of Capricorn. As we descend into the valley of Scorpio, we can see the mountain in Capricorn. Not yet have we reached it though.