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Take a moment now to ask yourself this question. Is there a chronic pattern or problem in my life? Is there someway that people tend to respond to you that you dislike? Under Scorpio's influence you can begin to discover root cause of some of your difficulties with others. Let's take an everyday example that many of us are familiar with- "harried motorist". This person, who is actually a very nice person, is very tense all day long and it usually starts on his daily commute to work. Other drivers on road seem extremely slow and inconsiderate. He can't handle way they drive, and he is always on their tail trying to make them go faster as well as blowing his horn at them when they fail to move as light turns green. This gets his adrenaline going even more. He gets into frequent fender-benders and close calls all of which further set his nerves on edge. He has gotten a few traffic tickets from police who were also just "out to get him". At least, that's way he sees it. It seems, from his point of view, that people just can't drive. By time he gets to work he is an irritable mess. He could go on like this for rest of his life blaming others and ruining quality of his life with all of this unnecessary tension. Or- he could begin to take control of this chronic situation by discovering how he contributes to it, and taking control of himself. He could start to see that maybe if he slowed down while driving that he would get fewer tickets and have less fender-benders. Other drivers would make him less impatient and angry. This whole mess of his could probably be solved by just leaving his house 10 minutes earlier so that he is not in a mad rush to get to work on time.
One Little Change Can Change Your Whole Life
This is a simple illustration of self-mastery. One little change like this can change your whole life. Consider alternative. Our motorist can decide to blame rest of world for his problem- after all, there's just too many cars on road, police are just trying to meet their quotas, and most people really can't drive. It's actually very easy to justify any behavior of ours. It's a natural defense mechanism and we all do it. Perpetuating his problem this way and not heeding call to change himself can lead to job burn-out (he's always feeling so stressed), poor health, (due to stress), and even a catastrophic automotive accident. By this illustration you can see how resisting needed change within yourself is actually much harder in long-run on you than making that change before a crisis sets in. What's often needed is just to stop blaming others and taking control of yourself.
The Beginnings of Emotional Maturity
Going a little further with this idea we can begin to explore intimacy with others, as deeper relationships are also ruled by Scorpio. When we learn self-control it signals beginnings of emotional maturity and opens up a way to get closer to other people. When we stop blaming others for our problems, emotional intimacy becomes possible. The sign of Libra started process of seeing each relationship as a two-way street. Scorpio's influence further strengthens bonds between two people through increased intimacy and trust. This is ideal time to make an intention to find your true soul mate. It is a wonderful time to make a lasting commitment to that special person who you can be your authentic, deeper self with.
Depth Can Help Manifest Change
Scorpio rules depth. This is a good time to embark in a course of study. You will learn material in depth in a way that will manifest needed change or healing in your life. It is a good time to explore health issues, or to try to understand your own psychological problems or "blind spots" in a deeper way, perhaps seeking help of a competent professional or holistic practitioner.
It is my wish that we all find one aspect of ourselves or our lives that we can change in a positive direction. Exploring new territory within ourselves requires strength and even courage. In this way, starting with ourselves, we can start to heal entire planet.
The next new moon will be in sign of Sagittarius on December 11, 2004 at 8:30 pm eastern standard time. Check back with me then, or a few days before for more New Moon Reflections.
Ronni Lynn has been studying and practicing astrology for over 30 years. She is interested in the psychological and spiritual effects that planetary influences have on us. Her web site Zodiac Artfeatures 25 designs for "Artistic Astrological Charts", unique gifts, birth announcements, and greeting card designs for each sign of the zodiac.