On October 26 the Moon enters the sign of Scorpio, to be the fourth celestial body in that sign. This is also a New Moon as the Moon conjuncts the Sun at about 1 p.m. Pacific Time on that day. Also in Scorpio are Venus and Mercury.
Scorpio energy has been misunderstood and distorted for the last 1,300 years of masculine energy dominance of our planet. As we move into the Age of Aquarius, when the feminine energy will return to her rightful place, there is a new understanding of Scorpio. What I love best about Scorpio is that it requires that we first feel our emotions and ultimately achieve mastery of the feelings and emotions. Scorpio embraces life force energy, and physical reality. It requires full acceptance of and participation in Earth Reality, bringing our spirit into matter.
So many religious and spiritual teachings have denied the value of physical reality, of our bodies and all things "earthly". There has been a focus on things mental (science) and spiritual in the "upper chakras only" or "all is love and light (woo-woo)" aspect of New Age teachings.
The amazing Transformation that we are experiencing (and helped bring about) has been called the Ascension, implying leaving earthly reality (like Christ) and going up into a better non-physical place (like Heaven). I believe a more accurate description of the Transformation is Embodiment, bringing more of our spiritual life force into the earthly realms and merging this with the physical life force. As I have often said, "In order to change or manifest in this reality, we have to actually be here!" (You can read more about Embodiment here.)
Samhain (pronounced Sah-win) us an ancient Celtic festival held around November 1st. It is believed that at this time of the year the Veil is the thinnest. Halloween (October 31st) or All Hallows Eve comes from the festival of Samhain. In cultures around the world this time is considered to be when we are more able to communicate with other realms.
There are conflicting beliefs about when the actual date the end of the Mayan calendar is. The most popular is December 21, 2012. Another date is October 28, 2011. My personal belief is that with a cycle as long as this, there is not an exact minute, hour or even day that marks the delineation between the two cycles. It's a gradual process that has already begun. We chose to have as smooth and un-traumatic a transition as possible.
Currently Jupiter (our path to expansion and with it being retrograde it represents inner expansion) is in an cooperative trine relationship to Pluto (the shadow, underworld and our deepest fears). This aspect is exact on October 28th. This suggests to me that we are being supported at this time to release our fears and expand our consciousness.
So, we have a powerful New Moon in Scorpio, supported by Venus (feminine energy, beauty and relationships), and Mercury (communication and thinking). The Old Earth is separating from the New Earth and the veils are thinning, facilitating connection and communication with the other realms. This is a fabulous time to connect with Earth and with Spirit, to merge the earthly life-force/sexual/sensual energies with our own Authentic Energies as an Infinite Being. Combining the human self with the Greater self in vivacious celebration. Think of Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of the volcano, or the Snake Goddess of ancient Crete. Breathe deeply, dance, move the energy into, through and out of your body. Feel deeply and fully. We are creating a new reality where we get to be who we truly are, no more having to pretend or hide. I say "Whoo Hoo!" I'm ready!