This astrological overshadowing by such a powerful energy reminds us of our long, long soul journey through endless rounds of struggle and learning in our efforts to understand what it means to be human. Scorpio is about the warrior who is so inspired by his sense of mission that he returns to the battle of life time after time regardless of the wounds inflicted from what went before: he carries before him the vision of the prize of victory, which is freedom from the challenge of his enemy, the mind, and the supremacy of his soul and spirit.
When the full moon is in Scorpio, it is the time in the annual zodiacal round for you, the spiritual yet human warrior to pause and demonstrate what you have learned so far, to show with pride the scars of your battles and the trophies of war you have claimed for yourself on your spiritual quest. Not only will you be called to prove the strengths and qualities you have acquired but also you will, at this time, be tested on the aspects of character waiting to be developed still.
Hurricane Sandy, whose every movement is being watched and tracked, is like the enemy at the gate, gathering together its forces and ready to strike, but no-one knows how strong or weak her troops are and what damage it will do to America. It is acknowledged that the full moon, coming as she does as the hurricane reaches its climax, will cause much higher tides than usual and that these could be a very damaging contributory factor to an already serious situation. It is not so clearly recognised that the influence of Scorpio will be strong – indeed, is so already – calling for those involved or affected as leaders or perceived victims to prove themselves through their responses at this time.
The hurricane is not, of course, an enemy but a catalyst, and there will be others to come in time, sent by Gaia to remind us about our purpose and help us forward. This is likely to be of little comfort to those in the eye of the storm, however, and to all those Americans who prepare for Sandy, I, like all who watch, send my heartfelt good wishes – particularly on this day of a very special full moon.
*This astrological sign referred to here is the sign relating to her partner, the sun.]]>