Scorpio brings “double whammy” of newness and change

By Cal Garrison, a.k.a. Mother of the Skye

The Sun entered Scorpio on Oct. 23 and this week’s horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Sagittarius Moon. This combination is bound to deliver a double whammy of newness and change. If the last week or two has had us feeling like we’re trudging through quicksand in a pair of jack books, with any luck, the next two weeks will see us moving on to a place that allows us to derive some meaning from it.

The Libran vibration is ruled by Venus. During the month when the sun’s in Libra, the sky is blue and everything is bright and beautiful. On the day that the sun enters Scorpio it’s as if the whip comes down and all of a sudden the sky turns dark and the world takes on an intense, and deeply somber vibration. This has a lot to do with the fact that Scorpio is co-ruled by Mars and Pluto. Unlike the soft, Venusian vibration that governs Libra, Mars and Pluto are intrinsically Male archetypes. If we understand the Hermetic hxiom, “As Above, So Below,” both of these planets loan a hard edge to the energies that come to life between the last week of October and the end of November.

If you wonder what the next month has in store for us, look at it this way: This is where the creative process spirals down into its own depths as a means to eliminate anything and everything that might keep it from returning to wholeness and rebirthing itself at the Winter Solstice. This dark and dangerous time is where the truth gets told. It’s where whatever is not of the light gets exposed for what it truly is, and returns to the heart of creation in order to be revamped and reconstructed, or recycled, in a form that allows it to come back to life as a more perfect expression of itself.

With All Hallows Eve only a week away, it’s time to prepare ourselves for two months of truth-telling. This period of introspection marks the point where the light can only be found by going within. Nothing outside of us can give us the answers that we seek. There is no mirror that can show us who we are. It’s been said that the only way that we can truly begin to see is in total darkness. As much as many of us may find the advent of the dark time to be a frightful and dangerous thing, the truth is, it’s where we all have to go to find ourselves. Keep this in mind as you travel the Scorpio road. When and if things get too much to bear, remember this: “The deeper you go into the abyss, by law, the brighter your light shines.”Let me leave you with that thought, and invite you to take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.

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