"The phoenix must burn to emerge."
-- Janet Fitch
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On November 3, a new Moon solar eclipse will occur in the passionate waters of Scorpio. This lunar event ties back to themes from last April's eclipse, and is right on the heels of the fourth Uranus-Pluto (exact) square.
Our hearts are being split open -- one way or another. We're learning the value of loyalty and devotion. Everything is shifting at a rate our psyches and bodies can barely contain. No wonder everyone is feeling beyond exhausted, weary and dead. We're all coming out of some sort of chrysalis. Themes of passion, death, rebirth, power, jealousy, transformation, taxes, debt, secrets, shadow and seduction abound.
There is something incredibly magnetic and hypnotic about the current Scorpio planetary immersion. At the time of this new Moon eclipse, we have the Sun, Moon, Mercury (still retrograde), Saturn and the North Node all pushing into our own shadowy depths. Scorpio always brings a do-or-die, all-or-nothing energy to the mix, so it’s best not to half-ass anything right now.
If you're heart and soul cannot commit all the way, step to the sidelines. We're being asked what makes us burn? Where do we blaze? What sets us on fire? What would we die for? There's such a deep level of potential renewal going on at the moment that it should be easy -- if not mandatory -- to let go.
In fact, this is one of the gifts of Scorpio: the beauty of release. What are you clinging to and why? Why cling to something (or someone) that no longer serves your highest? If there's no hope of transforming to the next level, better to relinquish the grip. Prepare for the rebirth!
Marjorie Orr has an M.A. (Hons) in English Literature and Philosophy from Glasgow University, and was a current affairs journalist, award-winning BBC TV documentary producer and then a psychotherapist. She has a worldwide following for her astrology... read more