“Marriage is no marriage that is not linked up with the sun and the earth, the moon and the fixed stars and the planets. Marriage is no marriage that is not a correspondence of blood…a communion of the two bloodstreams.” –D.H. Lawrence
Inspired by a study on the health benefits of “earthing,” I’ve been sitting in the backyard for 15 minutes each morning with my bare feet on the ground. Last weekend, as Saturn and Mercury entered Scorpio, I breathed the Earth energy up into my root chakra and felt a new sense of strength filling me. Afterward, I spotted a magnificent, blood-red hunk of agate peeking out of the topsoil. Who knows how long it laid there hidden? Now it’s my Saturn-in-Scorpio talisman, reminding me to stay rooted in my power center.
Saturn moves through Scorpio throughout 2014, shining his bright light on sexual power and whatever has been repressed or veiled. Musing on this intense cycle (which last happened from late 82-85), I thought of the British author D.H. Lawrence and his view of marriage as a “blood communion.” The author of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, one of the most erotic (and controversial) novels of the 20th Century, Lawrence mourned the modern lack of “the warm blood sex that establishes the living and revitalizing connection between man and woman.” This sensitive Virgo blamed the loss on our disconnection with the rhythms and cycles of the natural world.
With his Moon in courtly Libra, the author and painter was devoted to his wife, Frieda. Yet the passionate Lawrence also led a double life with male lovers. His Scorpio Ascendant, with its ruler, Pluto, in square to Mercury, brought him plenty of secrecy, hardship and “blood sex.” He endured persecution and misrepresentation of his work, and spent years in voluntary exile. Yet by the time of his death in 1930, Lawrence was hailed as the greatest novelist of his generation.
Lawrence’s Virgo-Libra-Scorpio dynamics, and his passion for reconnecting love and sex to the natural world, are reflected in the upcoming Libra New Moon chart (Oct. 15, 5:02 a.m. PDT). The Sun and Moon are in chivalrous, civilized Libra, yet Venus (Libra’s ruling planet) is in Virgo, a sign that wants to make the world a better place and heal its wounds. Venus also makes a supportive sextile to Mercury in Scorpio—raising the stakes by adding a dose of passionate, primal sexuality and emotion. This New Moon is about the sacred marriage—which requires a restoration of inner harmony and balance.
During these transformational times, that which has been buried is re-emerging, within and without. For women, especially, this means our emotional and sexual strength. Reclaiming our inner treasure (Scorpio) can be chaotic, and we have to stay centered (Libra) for this process to unfold with grace and ease. At this New Moon, get your bare feet on the earth and draw its healing energies into your root. Have passionate sex with your lover. Or, mourn an old love to clear your slate. Dive into a writing or art project. Or, volunteer for a cause you’re passionate about. It’s all about reawakening your ability to love—both yourself and others.
To help you bring more love into your life, here’s a REALLY inspiring new mini-video on the Love Gua. You’ll be amazed at the transformation in Jackie’s bedroom—and we did it mostly by using stuff she already had! I’d be surprised if she didn’t pull in an exciting relationship soon. We can do a makeover for you, too ($50). Just send me pix, and I’ll make suggestions. And, to help you “feel the love,” check out this Libra New Moon ritual from my book, Astro Feng Shui: Making Magic in Your Home and Life.