31 JULY 2017, SCORPIO
This 1st Quarter Moon in Scorpio follows on from last week’s Leo New Moon, all preparation for the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo coming up in a few weeks’ time. Scorpio is an energy that encourages forming and maintaining meaningful intimate bonds – deep close friendships, loyal family connections, journeys of desire with a partner and also brave honesty with the self. In the constant dance between connection and independence between self and others, this moon asks ‘Should you move closer or retreat a little? Should you speed up going deeper or moderate the pace?’ We each have safety edges when it comes to intimacy and intensity. Sometimes a wound or blindspot arises, and time is needed to listen to the old woes of the soul until something transforms. Sometimes remembered wisdom, talent or genius emerge. Other times astounding levels of sensuality and sensitivity open up and we surrender into sweet love-spots. The soul is full of surprises. This quarter moon helps us choose the right words, ask the right questions, and notice what we’ve previously overlooked so that we understand more fully what’s going on in the mysterious interplay between the surface self and the soul self. This can be hard enough to understand and integrate within just one person, but the more people we bond closely with, the more intensive it can get. Finding ways to be with and face the inner self or relationship agonies is worth the effort under this Scorpio Quarter Moon so that we are ready when the Leo Total Solar Eclipse comes around soon and activates more deeply the oceans of the soul.