14th August 2013: Scorpio Quarter Moon

Confident Caution

Today we have a waxing Quarter Moon in Scorpio. At this point in the Moon’s cycle energies are on the increase and we are best focused upon identifying our goals, defining our action plan and getting to grips with the steps needed to get us from here to there.

Given this consideration of new possibilities and expanded horizons, we may find that old fears and anxieties surface, quelling our enthusiasm and whispering, oh so softly, about how it’s really much safer staying in the shadows than stepping onto a new path in daylight and owning the hopes and dreams we’ve been privately nurturing. Which, of course, makes this a perfect time for facing fears and challenging the voices inside that keep us bound to anxieties long past their use-by date.

Lunar cycles are created by the relationship between the Sun and the Moon. In their endless dance they speak of the interconnectedness between our conscious will (the Sun) and our instinctive and feeling self (the Moon). Sometimes in harmony, sometimes at odds, we see played out in the heavens the very same dynamic which occurs within us every day as we navigate our way through the layers of our psyche in order to live life to the best of our ability. At the time of the Quarter Moon the Sun and Moon are in a state of friction, but one that holds great potential if they can work out their differences and find a way to blend their energies. With the Sun now in its own sign of Leo, self confidence is high and the personal will strong and vibrant.

A feeling of entitlement prevails and we can sense the rewards that the universe has in store for us. But the Moon in Scorpio reminds us there are all kinds of pitfalls out there, saboteurs waiting round the corner, catastrophes lurking in the wings. If we fail to acknowledge that we could end up making a complete fool of ourselves and destroying even the progress we’ve made thus far. In fact, there are so many possibilities for failure out there we might be better off not trying. At least that way the outcome’s guaranteed and we won’t be getting our hopes up…

It sounds like a downbeat, depressing message and certainly not one that the Sun in Leo wants to hear. But the key to working with this Scorpio Quarter Moon is to recognise that its message becomes more and more dramatic and doom laden the more we dismiss it. When, however, we agree to take account of some of those pitfalls and put in place contingency plans for the potential obstacles predicted, this Moon begins to metamorphose from doom-mongerer extraordinaire to a quiet but determined voice of resolve and commitment.

All she wants is for us to take note of potential risks and be ready to act if they arise and to celebrate if they don’t. And we all know how the Sun in Leo likes a good celebration from time to time! This is not a Moon that wants to prevent our growth and expansion, she just wants to make sure we know what we’re doing and we’re ready for what it takes to get to where we want to be. That’s all.

So today we have both self-confidence and practical caution on our side. The key to working with them constructively is to embrace the confidence whilst recognising that, in this world of endless possibility, anything could happen and it may not all be to our liking. Contingency plans are never a bad thing if they help us move forward with greater confidence and a heightened state of preparedness for obstacles in our path. And they can be a great tool for working through those fears I mentioned, because in the face of rational plans many fears wither and die, knowing they can no longer fill us with that powerful nameless dread once we’ve named it and come up with a workable solution, albeit one we may never even need!

Have a good day everyone!

Sarah Varcas


Skyhawke8 14th August 2013 1:29 pm

Thanks Sarah. It seems like every time I decide to make plans as of late ... I hear much laughter in heavens realms, as if reminding me of a quote my mom always said, "Life is what happens when your planning for something else." Which isn't something I want to hear when in the energy of planning and manifesting. I appreciate your words hear today as it has opened clarity in me about some aspects of the dynamics of co-creation I hadn't considered previously. When I'm in planning and manifesting mode now, it's as if my little dark and doubting thoughts pop up and I'm learning to embrace there energy as wonderful allies rather than saboteurs. It's a bit frightening still at first to embrace these little "dark" angels but when I do it's so empowering and balanced! Your insight and clarity on this has been very illuminating for me today. Thank you again my dear "Sarah of the Wise Wood" much love and blessings to you! :smitten:

Noel2 14th August 2013 7:46 pm

Even Jesus had doubts before the Garden of Gethsemane.

Thanks for your explanation about the 'dark' angels. What u wrote makes sense, if we accept the light we must also accept the darkness.

Noel2 14th August 2013 8:01 pm

My previous comment was in response to Skyhawke8's post.

Thank you Sarah for your explanation!! Your last paragraph really pulled it all together for me.

Sarah Varcas 15th August 2013 10:21 am

When I'm in planning and manifesting mode now, it's as if my little dark and doubting thoughts pop up and I'm learning to embrace there energy as wonderful allies rather than saboteurs

Yes! Doing this can shift so much resistance Skyhawke :) Love to you :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 15th August 2013 10:23 am

Even Jesus had doubts before the Garden of Gethsemane

Yes indeed Noel. Contemplation of the Gethsemane experience has been a powerful force in my life. Thank you for reminding me again here xx


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Sarah Varcas

Sarah Varcas is an Intuitive Astrologer, committed to decoding the wisdom messages of the cosmos for the enrichment of peoples’ lives.