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Saturday, Nov 14 at 9.08pm PDT
Every month the moon spins into the same constellation as the sun. This lunar-solar conjunction is what we call a new moon. This month the moon and sun soak together in the mysterious waters of Scorpio. This is the last moon phase of the Scorpio solar cycle. Nov 21 is the first day of Sagittarius season + the first quarter moon in Pisces!
New moons are new beginnings. It doesn’t matter that we’re approaching the end of Scorpio season – there’s never been a better time to dig deeper into your healing journey. And holy shit I just need to say that last month’s New Moon in Libra was F*CKING intense. Ugh.
Scorpions are intriguing nocturnal animals who live under rocks in the desert. Their complex mating rituals remain ill-understood despite much observation and scientific research. They are the only animals known to commit suicide in the face of their own death, taking control of the death experience rather than submitting to it. Their need for control is that strong: uncontrolled death is not death, but defeat. It is interesting to think of the scorpion’s tail as a device that it can turn against its own life.
So what do we need to heal and how do we do it? Scorpio, like her animal counterpart, lives in the unseen parts of human life, such as in control dynamics. Scorpios are masterful at holding grudges, so that’s a good place to begin. Scorpio is also associated with intimacy, finance, inheritance, and shared wealth. Scorpio values quality over quantity. She is a masterful minimalist and essentialist. This is a good time to get rid of anything you don’t need – materially, emotionally, or otherwise.
Though she is often depicted as a dark and morbid archetype, it is important to remember that the scorpion swims towards chaos in order to be reborn, to transform. Scorpio learns the hard way, routinely stinging those she loves most. The greatest challenge for Scorpio is learning how to use her power correctly. Much easier said than done – her power is real and intoxicating! For example, Scorpio reads people with eerie precision, and in her world this often leads to manipulation and deceit.
This new moon may feel like a death process, but there’s nothing sad about it. We can kill something off in our lives, figuratively speaking, rather than continue living through unacceptable conditions. We can be more free and empowered.
New moons often make us feel more tired than usual. Sleep and silence are important. This is not a social moon phase. If you feel like resting, rest. This is not the time to push ourselves. It is, however, a good time to write, meditate, or engage in any spiritual practice which takes you deep within yourself.
Great news: this new moon will form a near-exact sextile to Jupiter in Capricorn (just a couple seconds off). So the lucky star is with us. Sexual energy may run high leading up to this moon phase, but avoid expending sexual energy on the new moon. In meditation, focus on the sacral chakra. Open your pelvis with Scorpio Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.