On Wednesday, November 7, 2018 (8:02 AM PST and 11:02 AM EST), the moon begins its new cycle in the watery and penetrating sign of Scorpio. The sign that lives in the depths, is here to make the unconscious conscious, and is fluent in the language of death and rebirth. She’s the sign that isn’t afraid to look you in the eye and when she does- she’ll penetrate you to the depths of your soul. Good luck at trying to hide anything from her. She has a knack for sensing and uncovering the hidden and isn’t afraid to call BS if she smells even a hint of a lie. She needs truth like we need air and not necessarily a meaning of life kind of truth, but rather a truth of a moment, a truth of who you are, and a truth about what remains when everything else falls away. She wants what is real and she isn’t afraid to go to the darker places to find it. Her shadow creeps in when she becomes lost in the self-discovery maze called the underworld or it might creep in if she chooses to avoid the element of self- discovery all together. Either way, moodiness and despair will become her companions.
So how does this Scorpio energy impact this New Moon? Well first let’s address that Neptune and Pluto are making an appearance. Neptune is that mystical and whimsical planet that moves us into our imagination and allows us to dream. Of course when its shadow is triggered it can also lead us into illusions. Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio and the planet that is here to transform your life through the death and rebirth cycle. This planet can be quite intense. It can feel rather destructive if we aren’t willing to look in the mirror and see what or who is looking back at us. The good news is that for this New Moon these planets are making a helpful appearance and they are here to remind us that it’s time for some deep soulful reflections. We are invited to sink into our own depths and to claim what is both real and true for who we are and who we are becoming.
So with this New Moon ask yourself: Where have I been hiding? Where am I playing it safe? What is the truth behind what I feel, what I know, what I don’t know, what I want, what I need, and what I long for? What is my soul here for? What am I here for? What, if anything, is no longer serving me along my path? What do I want to create and cultivate in my life? What dreams do I need to plant that are congruent to my true path?
Just remember we are playing with some deep and intense emotions here. While what we may discover during this deep inner dive can inspire us to move closer to what we desire and need in our life, we can also be pulled too deeply into our struggle and find ourselves covered in moodiness. Of course the other option is avoidance all together and this will only leave us unsatisfied and trapped inside a vault of despair. A key for not getting lost is to hold onto your boundaries so that you don’t drift off into nothingness. In other words, find what tethers you to your world and become clear on where you end and another person or thing begins. To say it more simply: Be clear and mindful with your thoughts, your words, and your actions. If you know who you are it will be easier to hold onto you.
So for this New Moon look deeply into your own reflection, plant your seeds deeply, envision the truth of who you are and what you want to create, surrender to the unknown, embrace the mystery that unfolds, and remain open to where the next step might lead you.
While we all might feel pulled to reflect deeply on who we are and who we are becoming during this New Moon, we will each experience this lunar energy differently depending on where Scorpio is located in your chart or if you have a natal planet associated with it. If you would like a more personalized reading, I’d love to set up a session with you.
[*Note* The ABOVE contains a personification of the sign Scorpio. The sign is not gendered and the SHE could just as easily be used as HE.]