This week’s Last Quarter Moon is the time of the month to clean things up and clear things out, such as the desk, files, cabinets and closets. Doing this invites the new in, and is preparation for the New Moon in Scorpio on Sunday, October 27. With Venus in positive aspect to Neptune on the 21st, it is a good time to visit with friends and family you’ve not seen for a while. This is a time to reconnect. It is also a romantic aspect and plays well with some of the more challenging aspects later this week.
It is always good to bank those memorable experiences to draw from as we move into a time when the days are growing shorter and the nights longer (in the Northern Hemisphere). Those positive memories comfort us as the Sun enters the sign of Scorpio on October 23. The month of Scorpio is often a month of endings or the resolution of issues that have been a burden, or a continuing challenge with something that is out of our control. Scorpio is the time when we begin to feel the autumn chill in the Northern Hemisphere. We look around and our plants are going dormant, we begin lighting fires in our homes for warmth, and layering against the chill. This is the beginning of our internalization process for pending winter, when we explore our inner needs.