On the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, we build temporary shelter and the roof is thatched so that you can see the stars at night. It’s been a long time since I’ve done any Jewish learning on the laws of Sukkot so this detail about the stars may be more custom than law; I am recalling it from my childhood.
And you don’t need to be Jewish or religious of any kind to tune in to this metaphor, this image of a house, shelter that is not permanent.
So here’s my question: do you feel surrounded, enveloped by shelter? In whose (or what) arms do you find yourself?
To quote the Psalmist, from where does your help come?
Can you think of comfort as a dwelling? Surrounding you? Walls, roof. No floor though. The floor is the earth itself, supporting you, protecting you.
Pluto in Capricorn sextiles the New Moon in Scorpio. Emotional (Moon) foundation (Saturn). What are you building?
Notice in your chart where the New Moon is happening: that is what you are building.
All of this feels very Cancerian to me — because the crab carries his home on his back wherever he goes and come Sukkot, the Cancer gets another home, for a little while.
And we don’t transport the Sukkah. We build it and we take it down at holiday’s end. It is temporary, like our lives here.
What does this have to do with the New Moon in Scorpio? We are in Sukkot now and we are in Scorpio Season now even though the Sun isn’t there yet. Venus and Mercury wave the flag! And Scorpio wants to connect DEEPLY. Even if alone, Scorpio is connecting deeply to him/herself!
Identify what surrounds you. Can you see it? Feel it? Look around the room. Really. If you feel alone, are you sure? If you are indeed sure, then you are with God and you must rest in that but begin to build your Sukkah, your own temporary shelter (like your body is the temporary shelter for your soul) here on earth. The New Moon in Scorpio is a perfect time for this intention. The 8th House (Scorpio’s natural house) shares. The transition now is from Libra to Scorpio: YOU MUST INVITE SOMEONE IN.
What I’m saying here also calls to mind the Virgo/Pisces axis, that we need both earth (Virgo) and sky (Pisces). Just like the Sukkah: we are inside and yet we see the stars: inside/outside, soul/body.
This is TRINE ENERGY that I am building here as I write, like building a Sukkah: Scorpio, Cancer, Pisces — water for you to drink.
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