The NEW MOON occurs on Saturday, November 18th, 2017, at 6:42 AM EST. Let the intensity begin !
On Saturday morning, the New Moon is exact in the sign of Scorpio. This cycle is good for committing to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign of the Scorpion.
This new moon stimulates a new beginning in the fixed water sign of Scorpio. It’s a time when we can focus on some of the constructive traits of the sign of the Scorpion–passionate, resourceful, focused, probing, deep, and perceptive–and consider how to positively incorporate these qualities into our lives. Scorpio New Moons are generally good for working on our self-mastery skills. We may want to pinpoint the things in our lives that make us feel out of control, such as addictions and debts, and work on freeing ourselves of these emotional burdens.
This New Moon cycle is also an opportune one in which to explore what is missing in our lives that leads us to engage in these self-destructive behaviors. This cycle represents an opportunity to rid ourselves of the “junk” in our lives–material and spiritual. With this potent Scorpio energy, we have the chance to make important changes in our lives. One of Scorpio’s “lessons” involve learning to dig deeper into the mysteries around us instead of always being content with status quo. Taking the time to understand others’ motives can enrich our feelings of intimacy, forgiveness, and sense of meaning. Scorpio also teaches us that dedication to one meaningful relationship or undertaking can be significantly more satisfying than spreading ourselves around. Here, “quality over quantity” applies. We might want to use this cycle to work on focusing on and developing one special project or relationship in order to help add purposefulness and depth to our lives.
This phase of the Moon occurs at 26 degrees and 19 minutes of Scorpio, affecting people born with personal planets and points at 22 to 30 degrees of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) most significantly.
The Sun is in Scorpio from October 23-November 21. The guiding principle of Scorpio is “I desire”. Scorpio is the sign of depth, intimacy, and extremes of feeling. Superficiality simply will not do with the Sun in Scorpio. We have the desire to get to the bottom of matters. Mediocrity does not satisfy either. All that is hidden, taboo, secret, or suppressed interests us. In Libra, we strived towards equality and fairness. Scorpio, however, instinctively believes that life simply isn’t fair. Scorpio’s energy is provocative, usually in a quiet way, as well as passionate, strong-willed, and intense. It can be an immensely healing and transformative energy. Jealousy, vindictiveness, beating a dead horse, and manipulative are some of the more negative expressions of Scorpio.
Scorpio New Moon aligns and awakens us to the cycle of the great Mysteries.
“Scorpio holds the power of the water element with its emotionally penetrating receptivity and capacity for depth and magnetism; it doesn’t get more feminine than this.
“The mysteries of birth, death, deep inner transformation, sexuality, and our power held in shadow as yet unconscious to us are all represented by this Scorpionic Moon.
The magnificent forms of destruction and creation are Scorpio’s realm…”
“The Scorpio luminaries (Sun/Moon) are ruled by the transformative power of Pluto, The King of the Underworld. No wonder the topics are dense with power.
“Scorpio rules healing power – where we align with Spirit to transform disease into miraculous health as we rise up out of the ashes and surrender old, stuck energy for the regeneration of health.
“We are all self-healing. The intertwining snakes (Scorpio) of the caduceus on a healing staff are the classic archetype for the medical professions.
“And the serpent power also represents the power of the kundalini force to heal and invigorate our lives if we provide a sacred container (our bodies, our lives, our dedicated service) where it can manifest.
“This New Moon and brings forward the wise counsel of holistic understanding – seeing all the elements that contribute to health or disease our thoughts, how we nourish ourselves, our habits that express a love (or lack of) towards our bodies, our relationship to Spirit and each other.