Each New and Full Moon I dig into lunar astrology to write my newsletter and to set the theme for the associated Turtle Journey. I am not an astrologer, but I have enjoyed learning about this one aspect of astrology and share some of what I am discovering here.
In two days, the Moon enters the fourth quarter phase while she is in Scorpio. While the increasing light of the Waxing Quarter Moon can channel the tension of Sun square Moon into action, the Moon’s waning light now shifts the tension of the square to restriction and disintegration. Challenges and delays tend to be externally imposed, such as those from society or natural law.
The Moon in the fixed water sign of Scorpio brings an intensity to emotions that may be hard to escape from. The tension the Moon feels in the Fourth Quarter may trigger over-reactions to every little thing. Scorpio is co-ruled by Mars and Pluto, but I believe Pluto will dominate under the darkening Moon and trigger a retreat. It is okay to seek solitude and regroup now, to get ready for the next New Moon.
The United States will have its Pluto return during 2022, beginning in February. That may mean big, transformational institutional shake-ups. The Fourth Quarter Moon in Scorpio feels like it is telling us to take a big inhale and hold it. Take advantage of this time to find space for what is coming.
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