The Nov. 5(PDT) Scorpio New Moon is a powerful seed moment for several reasons. Firstly- it falls near the cross-quarter day(Samhain) between the Fall Equinox and Winter Solstice, when the Sun reaches 15 degrees of Scorpio. Secondly- this lunation conjoins the bright asteroid Vesta, known as the goddess of the hearth and keeper of the sacred flame. Thirdly- the New Moon corresponds with a potent Pluto-Node contact(11/9), which in itself suggests fateful events and 'endings' of an extreme nature. And fourthly, the New Moon in Scorpio occurs within hours of both Chiron- the wounded shamanic healer, and Neptune(dreams & inspiration) going direct, after being retrograde for 5 months.
Scorpio likes to go deep emotionally and penetrate to the core of our desires and motivations. Whatever ruling planet we attribute to Scorpio- Mars or Pluto, this sign is acutely aware of the dark elements of the underworld, and the inevitable process of birth, death, and renewal.
The New Moon's close linkage with the asteroid Vesta suggests a more focused and committed approach to the inner or outer matters at hand. As Vesta has an affinity with Scorpio(and Virgo) and the spirit of devotion, the downside now is fanatical tendencies- all or nothing extremes. Healthy sublimation to achieve a goal requiring focused effort is a more positive expression.
Mundanely speaking- the 4th house emphasis in the New Moon chart cast for Washington, D.C., fits the GOP's success in the mid-term election, which has been shaping up as referendum on President Obama's administration.
The Pluto-Node-Moon contact rising in Delhi at the exact New Moon, suggests some rather extreme situations or upheavals in India. This potent triple conjunction is rising at San Francisco and Sacramento on Nov. 9- but I'm not forecasting local seismic activity without the suitable set-up. (Indonesia's Mt. Merapi volcano that's been spewing lava and smoke for more than a week, erupted today(11/3) with its biggest blast yet, shooting searing ash miles into the air as nearby villages were hastily evacuated.) The modern nation's of India, Israel, and Pakistan, all 'born' during 1947 under the Saturn-0-Pluto in Leo, may be subject to major changes as the New Moon activates those heavy natal planets.
Pakistan Mosque Bombing: BBC News- Nov. 5
The unfolding dance between Chiron and Neptune continues for another several years, as both celestial bodies shift into Pisces the Fishes. Chiron actually entered the sign of Pisces for the first time on the day of the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. But some kind of healing and realignment are on the agenda when Chiron is involved, and Neptune at it's best, stirs a spiritual urge to merge more deeply and serve the greater good. The forward motion of these celestial bodies lends astral support to healing and unity, both on a personal and global level.
"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances. If there is any reaction, both are transformed." ~Carl Jung