The Moon entered Scorpio yesterday afternoon and will remain there until the early morning hours of the 16th based on Pacific Standard Time, with some adjustments based on your location. So as we shift from the “everyone play nice” Libra Moon, Scorpio indicates we should not keep things copacetic in order to “save face” but rather relish in the intensity that presents itself. Scorpio wants to go deep whether that results in the agony or the ecstasy, it does not want to “suffer fools” and “niceties” that withhold the truth. For with its keen awareness of the undercurrents and shadows- what may lurk below the surface reality, it seeks to explore the raw and gritty aspects of life in order to experience the “full monty”. In the Moons journey, it will have a flowing connection to Neptune who reminds us to “engage the dream” and be in the moment. We may feel a sense of connection to spiritual or universal consciousness allowing us to feel that everything is playing out in our lives just as it should as we are held by a larger fabric that weaves through us to all of creation. Neptune is anchoring this consciousness in a field that contains three Planets in the opposite sign of Virgo. Here we find Venus, Mars and Jupiter earnestly asking us to look at the details, find a way to be humble and of service, and aim for maintaining routines that will bring us closer to perfection. This energy may leave us feeling self-critical or critical of others as we become aware of that which is not 100% ideal. With access to a Moon prompting us to “getting real” while being stimulated by Mars and Jupiter, we may strive to take action to get those mundane tasks knocked out knowing they will lead us to a pure vision. In this waxing crescent moon phase, we can build what we intended during New Moon so this is a good time to put forth our efforts. In relating and finding what we value with Venus in Virgo, we also want to try to keep “worry at bay” by tapping into the spring of compassion offered by Neptune. For if we commit to crafts, service that we value, and our health- moving step by step, and holding faith in a greater purpose, we can ease the tension on ourselves and others. All of this is ideally done under a landscape of individual authenticity and grace as the Sun and Uranus are also sorting out their differences and prompting us to be fearless as we honor who we truly are.