On November 15, 2020, there will be a new moon in Scorpio. This new moon will make you feel super passionate about what matters in your life. The new moon in Libra will affect all zodiac signs, but Scorpio, Libra, and Taurus will feel it the most.
Understatement of the century: Life has been kinda-totally intense for a while. But now, you’re ready to focus on something other than how stressed out you are.
These new moon vibes could provide just the push you need to start applying for jobs you can feel good about. On the flip side, it could be a wakeup call to appreciate the gig you already have—and that can push you to be more motivated on the reg.
And figuring out what motivates you to be as healthy as possible is only going to set you up for success in the future.
On the love front, lighting a fire under your relationship is basically the early holiday gift that keeps giving. You and your S.O. will reconnect during this time and may even get inspired to keep cranking up the passion on a regular basis.
The new moon is full of intensity and surprises, but serves as a relatively peaceful calm amidst the astrological storm. This new moon crests on the night of Saturday, November 14 (or early on November 15, if you’re on eastern time), and will be taking place within the realm of water sign Scorpio — which gives the whole weekend a raw and emotional edge.
New moons are almost always a good time to embrace the energy of new beginnings, but this one feels especially charged. That’s because the moon will form some positive planetary aspects with Jupiter and Pluto that’ll strengthen our resolve, up our confidence, and help us face our fears. Additionally, Mars retrograde ends on November 13, which blesses us with a renewed sense of drive and determination when it comes to conquering our goals. And we’re also emerging from the shadow of Mercury retrograde fall 2020 and expressing ourselves with more ease and clarity. The forward-moving energy of these planetary happenings offers us a physical and mental boost that alchemizes with the new moon to inspire a fresh start.
However, we mustn’t forget that the energy of Scorpio in the zodiac deals with some of life’s darker and more taboo themes: death, sex, shame, power, and transformation. With both the sun and moon aligned in this intense sign all weekend, we can expect to feel our emotions in a more raw and unfiltered way. But if we’re willing to face the darker sides of ourselves and deal with our below-the-surface shame with courage, we can make the most of this opportunity to grow and transform our pain into power.
Scorpio is a water fixed sign. Water is fluid by definition – NOT fixed. Water flows, joins other streams, and seeks unity. Scorpio’s still waters are different, however. Since Scorpio is a fixed sign, Scorpio’s waters are lakes, ponds, aquariums and icebergs. What’s beautiful about lakes and still waters is that they are more at one with their surroundings – they have a lot less change with longer life-cycles, than, for example, a waterfall, or a fast running river.
But still, there’s a lot going on beneath the surface of still waters! Every little thing that is done does not go unnoticed and has consequences. If you’re in a lake, it’s not that you can just “jump ships” and leave everything behind. You continue living in that enclosed space, which you’ll eventually get to know better and better. Within the frame of the lake, Scorpio’s focus goes deeper, and deeper. With Scorpio, no stone is left unturned. Scorpio gets to the bottom of things.
Scorpio is the opposite of Taurus. If Taurus is what we achieve as the result of our own efforts (that’s why Taurus is connected to money and finances), Scorpio is what we achieve with the help of others. Taurus is an Earth, practical sign “what you see is what you get”. Scorpio is a water, emotional sign that focuses on what’s not obvious – yet, is vitally important. Scorpio brings clarity and finds hidden connections that no one else can see.
Scorpio doesn’t shy away from problems. Scorpio doesn’t hide things under the carpet. Scorpio confronts them. The result? Unparalleled depth, clarity, strength and resilience. Together with Pisces, Scorpio is the most healing sign of the zodiac. Scorpio’s waters are clean, healing and nourishing because when we do confront our dark side and make peace with ourselves, the result is deep and profound healing. At the New Moon in Scorpio, we too, can get a glimpse of this energy.
DO: Set New Moon Intentions
New moons are a wonderful opportunity periods to focus on the energy of new beginnings. However, when there’s a lunar eclipse during a new moon (which there will be in December), the energy becomes too chaotic for spells and intention-setting rituals, and manifesting is ill-advised. That said, this moon is the final solid chance that we’ll have in 2020 to set new moon intentions — so plan a new moon ritual or simply make a list of your goals that you can revisit over the coming lunar cycle, which means setting personal intentions and planting seeds toward your goals.
DON’T: Run From Your Shadow Side
The energy of Scorpio season is all about facing the truth that lies at the heart of every matter — regardless of how dark, scary or painful it is. Being vulnerable and acknowledging your most taboo desires and feelings is challenging, but the further we run from our demons, the more sinister they feel. Use the energy of this Scorpio-ruled lunation to face whatever’s lurking under the surface of your soul. Once the skeletons are cleared out of your closet, you’ll be able to embark on new beginnings with a lighter spirit.
DO: Start Taking Actions Toward Your Goals
This new moon arrives just days after Mars retrograde ends, which means we’ll be able to shake off the lack of motivation we’ve collectively experienced during the past few months and gain some pep in our step. This fiery burst of energy combined with the new moon’s potential for growth will help all zodiac signs jump-start their goals and start making progress. The astrology of the past season has been frustrating and exhausting, but this lunation offers us more drive.
DON’T: Give Into Paranoia In Relationships
During this new moon, Venus (the planet of love and romance ) will be clashing with dark and intense planet Pluto, which can make us feel overly-obsessive and controlling within our more intimate relationships. Remind yourself that healthy relationships require vulnerability, and that trying to exert your power over someone else via manipulation will only harm your cause in the end. Instead of thinking up worst case heartbreak scenarios (and taking them out on your crush or partner), take a deep breath and reevaluate your boundaries to ensure you have everything you need to feel safe.
DO: Allow Yourself To Feel Hopeful
The chaos of 2020 has put a damper on our collective mood — but let’s allow the fresh-start vibes of this new moon to remind us that there are better days on the horizon. With the new moon linking up with lucky planet Jupiter, our wildest dreams will feel more attainable than ever. So the astrology of this lunation presents us with a choice: Wallow in sadness and let our insecurities get the best of us, or embrace hope and confidence in our ability to achieve success, both personally and collectively. Channel your new moon feelings into positivity and start working optimistically toward what you want.
DON’T: Cling To The Past
The new moon in Scorpio is linking up with Pluto, planet of transformation and rebirth, in a positive sextile aspect. This intense connection will allow us unfettered emotional access to the deepest parts of our soul — and the ability to see the clutter we’ve collected to try to hide our true selves. Don’t resist growth and evolution by clinging to outdated versions of yourself. The toxic relationships, power structures, or belief systems that you’re hanging onto will eventually crumble anyway, so the best thing you can do is trust your ability to transform into your most authentic self.
If the new moon has led you to have a bit of a breakthrough, you may feel compelled to shout it from the rooftops. But to share your newfound clarity with the rest of the world, even your closest confidantes, might not be so wise. Scorpio remains a secretive sign and the new moon favors quietude over celebration — breaking with those influences and spilling the beans too soon could have unforeseen repercussions. Instead, these combined forces will prefer you to keep your discoveries to yourself for a little while, just to see how they sit at the front of your mind. Will they inform an upcoming decision? Will they help mend a currently broken fence? Will they ignite a new sense of direction and passion in you? Only time spent alone will tell.
Reflect inward at least until the full moon on the 30th. A sign to speak freely may arise around that lunar phase, which will shine warmly on those who bring their truths to light.