New Moon in Scorpio: Pygmalion’s Prayers

New Moon in Scorpio: Pygmalion’s Prayers

The New Moon in Scorpio occurs November 18th, 2017 at 26°19’ of Scorpio.

If you are new or new-ish to astrology, this post is a good place to start for generating your birth chart. You can find out more about how to work with New Moons here.

 

New Moon in Scorpio, November 18th, 2017 // Pygmalion’s Prayers

Pygmalion was choosy: unimpressed by the local ladyfolk, he set about crafting the perfect partner.

Sculpt he could, and sculpt he did; slowly, a beautiful maiden emerged from within his block of ivory.

Pygmalion fell helplessly in love with his creation, who was both beautiful to look at and modest of posture. He named her Galatea, ‘she who is milk-white,’ for her alabaster skin.

Galatea was perfect; she just wasn’t real.

Chisel in hand, head cocked to the side, Pygmalion wondered: could it make sense to continue loving something which didn’t – or couldn’t – love him back?

Similar questions are likely to surface during the New Moon in Scorpio.

A dream (or fantasy) may begin to seem like something more – something real. (Jupiter & Venus trine Neptune)

You’ll certainly need to put in the work (Saturn trine Uranus & Pallas) and tap into every ounce of creative chutzpah at your disposal (Uranus conjunct Pallas). Your dedication will need to be intense and unrelenting (Vesta in Scorpio).

And yet…there’s something less secure lurking here, too.

Are you unsure of which way to head? (Mars in Libra)

Is there some small part of you wondering if you deserve your dream? (Venus square Ceres)

Do the challenges feel insurmountable? (Mars square Pluto)

Might you be part of a twosome in less-than-happy circumstance (and much-heated debate)? (Mars square Juno)

If you’re feeling exceptionally bereft, it may put a bit of wind in your sails to hear that Pygmalion got the girl in the end. Galatea was transformed from stone to flesh and – what else? – they lived happily ever after.

A fairytale ending may currently seem out of reach, but it could be yours if you’re ready to put your pride to the side and get to work.

And if hard yards don’t do the job, you can make like Pygmalion and throw up a humble prayer to whomsoever it may concern.

On the other hand, if waiting for the things you love to spring to life sounds somewhat tedious, you could opt for another route, one that’s less circuitous and entirely fail-proof.

Why not, for example, try loving what’s already alive within you?

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The New Moon in Scorpio Chart

November 18th, 2017, Scorpio 26°19′

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