Happy Friday the 13th and new moon! Friday is historically a day associated with the Goddess. The word Friday comes from Freya, the Norse Goddess of Love, who also not coincidentally is sometimes depicted in a chariot pulled by black cats. In Latin, Friday was known as “dies Veneris”, or Venus’ day and in ancient Greek, it was “hemera Aphrodites”, or day of Aphrodite. Aphrodite, Venus, Freya, Inanna, Ishtar…they are all representations from different cultures of the same archetypal energy representing the divine feminine. The number thirteen is also associated with the divine feminine. There are many links correlating the number thirteen and the divine feminine with probably the most prevalent being that there are thirteen full moons in a year.
Friday the 13th is a wonderful day for tapping into the energy of the moon, the feminine, the yin. It’s a day for being in tune with your intuition and reveling in love, beauty and sensuality. It’s a perfect day for anything creative or involved with the arts, or to enjoy music and dance. It’s a good day for “house-witching” – smudging with sage or Palo Santo, sprinkling salt around and then vacuuming it up, sprinkling salt water around your home, using essential oils and incense, and of course one of the best – good old fashioned deep cleaning and decluttering. Water is associated with the moon, spirit and emotions, bathing with ritual and the goddess, and salt is used for cleaning and clearing, so bathing in saltwater and some essential oils is a great way to celebrate the day of the goddess.
November 11th was the new moon in Scorpio. This was a special new moon, representative of a new era for us. Since late 2012, Saturn has been transiting Scorpio and has just recently moved into Sagittarius. For many of us this meant Saturn, also known as The Teacher or Lord of Karma, was bringing us lessons around Scorpionic themes – working deep within the psyche for a phoenix-type rebirth, possibly involving sex, intimacy, and power. When the sun moved into Scorpio in late October, it was the first time since late 2012 that it didn’t run into Saturn while in the sign, and now this new moon, a conjunction between the sun and moon, is the first Scorpionic new moon since late 2012 without Saturn in Scorpio as well. Saturn’s influence can show up as a hinderance of some sort – a delay or obstacle. Now with the new moon on the 11th, we get to officially move forward in that area of our life that we have been working so diligently on since late 2012. We get a fresh new beginning without Saturn there reminding us of another obstacle to overcome or to keep our nose to the grindstone. This new moon also had a big boost from beneficial aspects to Chiron the Healer, Jupiter, planet of luck, faith and expansion, and Mercury, planet of communication and thinking. You may have noticed one more hurdle or revisit of a past theme this week – one last reminder of Saturn’s time in Scorpio and the Uranus Pluto square situation that came with it; there could’ve been a slight sting that came with this new moon but the overall vibe is very good for healing and moving forward, and in a big way. The moon has already moved out of the watery psychological depths of Scorpio and into Sagittarius, the sign of the archer, aiming for the truth and high ideals, as the moon waxes toward full. If you haven’t already set your new moon intentions, do so now!
Saturn is still at play, gearing up for his square with Neptune that will be active from now until late 2016. He’s going to be asking you to ground your dreams and visions in practical ways. You can read more about this astrology in my article, Pimping the Saturn-Neptune Square.
Use this lovely, creative, manifestation energy on this day of the goddess to set your new moon intentions if you haven't already. How has your life changed since late 2012, and with that work of Saturn in Scorpio done, what fresh intentions do you want to set moving forward? Use the intuitive guidance and dream vision that Neptune in Pisces provides to see your desired future and then use the energy of workaholic Saturn in idealist Sagittarius to devise a plan to get you there. Your future begins now!
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