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Sunday, Jan 27 at 1.12pm PST
At the last quarter, the moon rises at midnight, peaks at dawn and sets at noon – and this is true all over the world, no matter your time zone. If you view the moon at midnight, the Sun will be positioned directly beneath your feet. Staring at the moon during this time will align you so that you are looking right out (approximately) along the forward path of Earth’s orbit around the Sun ^__^
The scorpion moon squares the Sun in Aquarius. Quarter moons clear the way for the new moon / new lunar cycle. On Feb 3, the moon moves into Aquarius, marking the end of the quarter moon period and beginning of the new moon.
Quarter moons can be turbulent, full of conflict. This is especially prescient with Scorpio, volatile queen of the underworld. Scorpio is a devilish vixen, a vengeful fighter. In the Greek myth of Scorpius, Orion the hunter threatened to kill every animal on Earth. This displeased Gaia, so she sent an enormous cosmic scorpion to attack Orion. Try though he might, Orion failed to defeat the scorpion and his murderous plans were foiled. The reason that Scorpius and Orion lie at opposite ends of the sky is so that when one rises, the other descends below the horizon, effectively precluding further conflict. Yet Scorpio hangs on, digging her pincers into her own ancient resentment.
Scorpio whispers in the night: do you remember the womb, the tomb? This is where I live. And so it is. Creature of infinite water, return with great haste from whence you came. Consumed by your own power, obliterated, scatter to the stars and be reborn. At the edge of all edges, feel everything.
Scorpio is the chrysalis weaver. Without Scorpio, we would never transform, but rather mire in hate, in base emotions, in ego, in toxic control dynamics. Scorpio says, look at your shit, acknowledge your shit, do your work, kill off the bad shit, and then, in the blackest black of deadest night, our wings suddenly begin to sprout. Scorpio is the hag, gurgling prophecies from the muddy root of the root of the root. She is more powerful than anyone in the zodiac. She takes us in, no matter how we arrive, and gently rocks us to sleep. She kisses our scars with poison lips until everything falls away. She has seen everything, knows everything, loves everyone.
When we are revisited by the same old scorpion work – demons prancing back, ghoulish grins aglow – disappointment courses through our veins. In despair we cry to the sky for help; this is where Aquarius enters.
The water bearer is a creature of great intellectual and creative impulse; a traveler, an explorer, and infectiously curious. He dares not distract us with pains from the past, but turns our head toward exciting futures. Aquarius is fearless, to the point of being un-shockable. He does whatever he pleases, and thus has extraordinary powers of manifestation. Aquarius asks: why not? He reminds us that, at any moment, reality may be inverted, subverted, transgressed. There are no rules, no limitations. It is time to ascend, revolt, defy!!
This moon phase signals that something big is coming: a move, a shift in power, a revolution. Nothing about this juncture is quiet or ordinary. Be prepared to pick up and go, whether that means marching down the street, or traveling over state lines. Usually travel is involved whenever Aquarius is in town. No matter what happens, remember that this moon phase is meant to be inherently liberating for the heart and spirit.
Luna’s waning light gives way to silence and solitude. Gradual descent into darkness: a return to the womb. You may feel more tired than usual. The antidote to scorpion madness is MOVEMENT and ADVENTURE. Go backpacking, get away from the world. Let the winds of Aquarius fill your lungs and mind, fresh and electric. If possible, get in some water. Drink plenty of water to honor Scorpio’s element. In meditation, focus on the root or sacral chakra. Open your hips with Scorpio Yoga. To find your moon sign, click here.
Mantra: I surrender