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Scorpio ... and Things of the Night


The Scorpio Solar Festival, full moon, occurs Monday at 7 degrees Scorpio/Taurus sometime after noontime. We have both Libra and Scorpio seed thoughts influencing us during these times of change and transformation. “I choose the way that leads between two great lines of force.” (Libra’s seed thought) articulates for us a unique time in which humanity in the U.S. must choose not only between two candidates (elections are Tuesday, Nov. 6) but also decide on how our world will be in the future.  Scorpio’s seed thought on the personality-building level is “Let maya flourish and let deception rule.” These words signify the need for humanity’s personality (physical, emotional, lower mental) to be lifted up to the Soul where the personality is then radiated with a Light that creates discrimination and discernment so Right Choice can actually be made without the glamours and fogs of illusionary, emotional, chaotic, indecisive thinking. Mercury enters Sagittarius on the full moon day (turns retrograde on election day, creating a most interesting, possibly chaotic, situation). Mercury is poised between Neptune (confusion, refinement) and Chiron (wound, healing). Notice the polarities of experience presented. Mercury in Sag calls for justice (may this election be just), truth behind words, integrity, intuition and wisdom. Sagittarius, the element of inspired fire, seeking the broadest perspective, collects all puzzle pieces to form the great big picture. Sag is the map-maker. May that map lead us all into Right Choice, Right Decision and Right Direction. May we all have the eyes to “see,” especially Wednesday, Halloween (perfect in Scorpio) night. “Boo!” say the ghosts and goblins and things that go bump in the night.

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Oct 25–31, 2012 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20

For many weeks all things mysterious, secret, deeply psychological catch your attention. You develop strategies and a specific philosophy that influences your finances, health, relationships and way of life. It’s important to research and investigate with integrity. No short cuts. For Halloween, your best costume would be Dr. Freud or Jung. Speak in symbols.

taurusTaurus April 21–May 21

You see both sides of a discussion and debate, and decisions to be made. You need lots of time before conclusions are definite. Often you take the other side and this can frustrate the one attempting to be listened to and understood. Try to stand on the side of the speaker. You’re able to bring new ideas to all conversations. For Halloween be the two Mercury brothers, Castor and Pollux.

geminiGemini May 22–June 20

Your life becomes a list of detailed agendas and how to make plans come true. This is different for you. Usually you have quick thoughts that fly away. Now those ideas seek order and organization, making you feel useful and practical. Careful with health. Focus on anti-inflammatory foods and herbs (turmeric). For Halloween, be your favorite author, book, flower or root.

cancerCancer June 21–July 20

I don’t think you know this about yourself but your friends do. You’re creative, humorous, engaging and to be trusted. You’re intelligent, clever, and keep promises. You’re curious, can tend to gossip (a form of communication), very strong in your beliefs and proud of your children (cats, dogs, fish, goat, etc.). You’re a good teacher, too, with a green thumb. For Halloween, be a kale deva.

leoLeo July 21–August 22

In the coming weeks great imagination takes hold and big dreams too. Maintain a journal of these ideas, ideals, visions and dreams, unusual and important for your future. How is your home? Does it exude an aura of intelligent living with psychology, history and religious books everywhere? What is traditional in your home? For Halloween, channel an ancient relative. We are our relatives.


virgoVirgo August 23–September 22

You are more than usual curious and interested in things in print, in teachers, exchanging ideas, reading news articles, and perhaps talking with others either in a salon type setting or over fences and berry bushes. Everything in your life is varied and variable. So you find yourself with a shorter attention span—useful for a while. After a while you get nervous. For Halloween the butterfly suits you best.


libraLibra September 23–October 22

How was your birthday? Did angels appear in your practical and intelligent mind? Did you receive secret unexpected messages? You often realize things before they appear to others. Tell everyone not to ask what your plans are. You cannot be pushed into any situations, ideas or plans. All must be done within your own (sacred) timing, one thing at a time. Venus has entered Libra. For Halloween, be Venus, humanity’s next stop in the cosmic arc.

scorpioScorpio October 23–November 21

Father Saturn along with the Sun are now in Scorpio. This full moon Sun and Saturn are joined together creating a feeling both restrictive and freeing. Everyone needs discipline and structure and everyone needs freedom and liberty for growth. You feel restless, changeable, smart and versatile. You may talk more than most adding a bit of mischief. For Halloween, be the Father (Saturn, Jupiter, Time, Shamballa).


saggSagittarius November 22–December 20

You’re re-developing trust in yourself and your communication. Many place their trust in you for your display of discretion and confidentiality. Stop analyzing motives, dreams or hunches, making you crazy and incoherent. Instead focus on the fact the life’s a paradox, everything’s a symbol, and most ideas challenge us, or at least, you. You will communicate more clearly soon. For Halloween, dress as a question mark.


capricornCapricorn December 21–January 20

You’re endlessly intelligently curious about others and how they interact, why they group together, about all things community, new ideas, new books, and the need to be with forward-thinking, equanimity-minded people. Where are they, you ask, seeking companionship and friendship? Call them to you from your heart. They will come. For Halloween, Pluto’s your man. Be Persephone.


aquariusAquarius January 21–February 18

Language is your gift, and you use it in various ways. It’s a talent to communicate with the multitudes on different levels. You have talent negotiating, talent speaking with those in authority. Often you have two or more jobs and in many different areas of life always on the move. You need change, freedom, challenges and stimulation. To all situations you bring the new. For Halloween, be anything from the future.


piscesPisces February 19–March 20

You’re skilled at seeing the depth of all situations, the causal reality behind appearances. Always so curious, you’re always learning. You want to exchange ideas, celebrate different philosophies, share, teach and present different cultures. Your time is almost here of those dreams coming true. For Halloween, be one of the Magi Astrologer Kings bearing gifts.


Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.

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written by a guest, November 06, 2012
I'm feeling unusually powerful and am wondering how many other Scorpio's are feeling it now as well. I was hoping for some sort of virtual scorpio pow wow. In the past i was told of groups with this in common who would hold communal parties. Who else would put up with us?


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