Venus Rx in Scorpio square Black Moon Lilith in Aquarius (8 deg)
Pluto in Capricorn square Ceres in Libra (18 deg)
Venus and Lilith
Another intense day, as Venus perfects the second of three squares with BML in Aquarius.
I wrote the following about the first square on September 16th:
“Venus' square to Lilith brings another crisis. Venus in Scorpio is dark and intense, but Scorpio's shadows manifest in the familiar guise of female energy - Venus attracts and is about relationships. In Scorpio, she draws people in so she can get as close as possible. Lilith in Aquarius couldn't care less about relationships. She's out there on her own, blazing her own path, offending or unnerving most people. If she does attract someone they're usually drawn to the truly atypical, independent lady who doesn't want to attract them in the first place.
When these two square each other, you may experience the clash between merging and repulsing, or the desire for complete intimacy versus complete distance. These are two different types of female power - absorption of the partner's resources (and in some cases, the partner) versus zero need for a partner.”
These issues will be revisited, but now that Venus is Rx there will be a review of why you want to merge, if merging is possible or if there are deeper reasons behind the tension between intimacy versus rebellion. Between staying hidden/secret versus putting it out there. Venus Rx in Scorpio can reveal the secrets/taboos that are driving BML’s anger or rejection.
Pluto and Ceres
Continuing today’s heavy theme, Pluto (ruler of Scorpio) perfects his square with the Great Mother (Ceres). A specific theme from the October 8th New Moon will reach an intense peak:
“Ceres is about the cycle of nurturing and loss - a square to Pluto is the crisis of loss (the threat of loss). So this new beginning will undoubtedly be intense, because it will involve an amplified desire to hang onto someone/something, due to the real or perceived threat of loss. In Libra, we see a distinct imbalance - one person does all the nurturing. This could be due to a partner’s illness (the imbalance cannot be avoided) or obsessive smothering of a desired object. Ceres square Pluto is the devouring Great Mother whose power lies in her ability to feed and starve. At the root of her power is her fear of losing what she loves.
These dynamics can play out in different ways. Because Libra is involved, there’s always projection to consider. Who really has the power? Under these aspects, the person who feels compelled to offer care may have an agenda.”
The issues of loss, control and what must be accepted in a difficult agreement will be emphasized. In the Ceres myth, she made a deal with Pluto that allowed Persephone (her daughter) to spend part of the year above ground with her (after Pluto abducted her). Not the perfect agreement (Ceres had to accept that Persephone was not with her all the time) and it required her acceptance of what she could not control. But she still got some of what she wanted.
Consider how this might apply to your life, and in the context of the New Moon.
The energy that ties these aspects together is Scorpio/Pluto. The raw truth behind the scenes and the confrontation with shadow issues (manipulation, control, fear of death/loss, the unspoken fight for survival). If it feels like there’s more at stake today, consider what you’re not openly acknowledging. And then, consider if what’s happening is really a fight for survival or if you’re operating on outdated programs. There’s probably something today that you can’t fully control and this fact may threaten you.
What’s the worst that could happen if you acknowledged what’s beyond your control?