Diving into the Watery Depths – North Node Enters Scorpio, Full Moon Conjunct Chiron in Pisces

scorpioThe Nodes of the Moon change signs today, initiating a new 18-month cycle in our collective evolutionary path — the major lessons we’re working through, what we need to let go of, and the energy we need to embrace to promote soul growth and successful forward movement.

The North Node — the best way forward — shifts into Scorpio, urging us to face our inner darkness, uncover our deepest desires, and move toward what holds vitality and passion. As the sign associated with the Underworld, deep feelings, death and rebirth, and mysterious forces beyond the ego’s control, Scorpio gets a bad rap in Western culture — which exalts the ego, encourages emotional repression, and has made death into something to be feared and denied rather than honored as a natural process and necessary precursor to rebirth.

I love Caroline Casey’s description of Scorpio as the ruler of all that used to be sacred — primarily sex and death — and now is taboo (Making the Gods Work For You). What we make taboo gets repressed and banished to the subconscious, where it operates in shadowy, manipulative, and self-destructive ways.

The North Node in Scorpio calls for bringing what’s been hidden in darkness out into the light in order to access the Scorpio gifts of healing and regeneration. On October 5, Saturn will also move into Scorpio, providing further “encouragement” (to put it mildly) to uncover and clean up what’s lurking in the subconscious and undermining our power and potential.

taurusThe South Node — what needs to be released — moves into Taurus, Scorpio’s opposite, the sign of material security, comfort and stability. The default mode of the Taurus South Node is, “Once I have enough money/material security, then it will be safe for me to take the risk of living my passion,” and this approach is NOT scheduled to work over the next year and a half.

“Following the energy” — feeling where the stirring of vitality is calling you and moving in that direction — will bring greater security than clinging to the status quo. Scorpio’s element is Water — the emotional realm — and tuning into, trusting and acting on feelings will create better outcomes than operating strictly based on what appear to be the facts of the matter (Taurus).

As the North Node transitions into Scorpio, the energy is building toward an especially intense Full Moon (Friday, 6:58 am PDT), providing plenty of cosmic support for getting in touch with our feelings. The Full Moon is in watery Pisces, amplifying, in its higher expression, compassion, connection with Source, and oneness with all Life. Because the Full Moon forms a close conjunction with Chiron, we’re also likely to experience the more painful feelings associated with Pisces — acute sensitivity toward others’ and our own suffering, grief and overwhelm — as well as the stirring up of old wounds.

full moonIf we can stay with the feelings — ride the wave of emotion, allow the tears without having to find words for or analyze them, and resist the urge to get lost in our favorite form of escapism — this Full Moon offers a tremendous potential for healing. For more insight into the areas of life that are particularly ripe for healing in your own life, find the house in your birth chart that contains 8 degrees of Pisces.

Pisces resources that can support you through the next few days include taking time to rest, meditate, pray and simply BE; paying attention to and engaging with your dreams; listening to and/or playing music; dancing, painting, and reading and/or writing poetry; practicing forgiveness, compassion and non-judgment toward yourself and others; spending time in or near water.

- Emily Trinkaus

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24 Responses to Diving into the Watery Depths – North Node Enters Scorpio, Full Moon Conjunct Chiron in Pisces

  1. Totally overlooked the obvious. Had a profoundly powerful night, dreams, revelations, writing, communication, and then woke feeling like I’d passed through some kind of birthing process. North Node/gateway!!! Always find something out of the ordinary that connects me to a missing piece when I read your work Emily. Love it. Have a happy birthday Virgo friend. Catherine

    • emily says:

      Thanks so much, Catherine! Passing through the North Node gateway – wonderful… And thank you for the birthday wishes! Full Moon blessings to you, Emily

  2. LOVE this! It is so what is going on in my life right now! I’m printing this to read daily! :)

  3. mizpittypat says:

    Emily,
    Thank you so much for your fine work–expressive writing, spot-on interpretation, and that driving and muscular reflection of the energetic urgency pulsing ever stronger day by day. Nothing limp or gooey here. My experience of these times is like walking through a massive windstorm, trees and small animals, rooftops, flying by, our eyes squinting against the flying dirt and debris while small steps move us forward, and tears streaming down.

  4. Janet Trinkaus says:

    So beautifully written, it brought tears. xo

  5. ‘in or near water’ hmm…but we are going on a short rv trip into the Mogollon ridge–possible some springs? I’ve been in what you’re talking about for a week or so–I’m dizzy and close to tears a lot of the time…can you tell me what my 8* of Pisces would be? Great post, as usual, Emily!

    • emily says:

      Springs would be lovely… I’ve been feeling the same for the past week – and I felt a lot better once I looked at the astrology – at least we’re cosmically in tune! The Full Moon is in your 6th house – health & healing, service, everyday duties & details, companion animals… Full Moon blessings to you, Nikki! love, Emily

  6. i love this post SO much! especially the part about western culture’s repression of “taboo” scorpio attributes. this pisces full moon is right on my partner’s sun, in his first house. i’ll have to ask him how he’s feeling :)

    thanks for your blog, i always love your updates!

  7. jtapper says:

    Bless you Emily. This was an especially powerful and poignant column. A lot to pay attention to here. Thank you.

  8. Jan says:

    OMG, Pisces, Chiron, north and south nodes…what more could a girl want? AND I’m moving to a different house this weekend! Sorry, Em, not by the ocean…somehow I havent figured that out yet.

  9. Katherine says:

    I have North Node about to transit my Scorpio 12th house just as Saturn is leaving my sun sign Libra to also enter my 12th. Am I looking at a game changing 18 -24 months?

    • emily says:

      hi Katherine – Saturn transiting the 12th is typically a time of endings, a time to turn within to heal and dissolve the past, and discover a new vision for your rebirth – which will happen when Saturn moves into your 1st House. Emily

  10. Stacey says:

    I am also curious what my 8 degrees of Pisces is. I was born on 3/24

    • emily says:

      hi Stacey – I can’t give you that info just based on your birthday. To know where 8 degrees Pisces is for you, you would need a copy of your birth chart, which is based on your date, time and place of birth.

  11. Elizabeth says:

    Wow! This is awesome! My north node is in Scorpio … so does that mean this is going to be extra intense for me? Thanks for the info!

    • emily says:

      hi Elizabeth – This means that you’re coming into your Nodal Return (which happens every 18 and a half years), when the Nodes return to the same signs they were in when you were born – a time of realigning with your life’s path and soul’s mission. Emily

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