20 JANUARY 2017, SCORPIO
Time for fresh starts. This 3rd Quarter Moon in Scorpio says ‘no’ to old forms of bonding that involve control or power games, and ‘yes’ to intimacy that involves truly caring about, hearing and negotiating another person’s deeper vulnerability and desire needs, as well as your own. It’s invaluable at this time to connect where needs can be mutually met. This Scorpio Moon aligns with a cluster of planets and asteroids in Pisces, asking us to assess values around give and take. Chiron, the wounded healer, is sitting between Venus and Mars in Pisces helping us heal some deep reactive sensitivities that might ordinarily shut hearts in tight protection. Saturn in Sagittarius squares Chiron, Venus and Mars, showing people disconnecting from levels of relating that are no longer working. Does this mean a complete ending? Or might it be possible to negotiate new forms of relating even if there’s grief over the loss of a previous level of intimacy. This fresh start moon in Scorpio helps us leave what’s out of resonance, or to build bridges and mend past hurts. A lot of the hurts are over how much we think someone should be there for us. Some wish others would be on the end of the phone at a moment’s notice. Others wish to be left to their privacy to find healing from within. Is support about negotiating preferences, or is it about past traditions and entrenched beliefs about who or what deserves support? This quarter moon frees us from past stuck limitations so we can explore afresh in each specific relationship connection, new or old.