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Sunday, Oct 27 at 8.40pm PST
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 marinate together in sexy Scorpio. The moon enters Sagittarius two days later on Oct 29. The following weekend she moves from Capricorn to Aquarius in preparation for the quarter moon.
Holy cats, this sun/new moon combo will directly oppose Uranus Retrograde in Taurus – don’t count on anything working out according to expectations or assumptions. Have a backup plan for your backup plan.
New moons are more than symbolic. Many will move, begin new work, end a relationship, etc. However, as with any celestial event in Scorpio, emotional plumbing – and healing – is the central focus. The healing part is not always forthcoming. Anyone who knows a Scorpio well would probably agree that these creatures are masterful at holding grudges. Something gets stuck in the psyche, something that would rather feel pain and hatred than light. Scorpions are nocturnal animals who live under rocks in the desert, so I get it. It’s not your nature. But a little (self) forgiveness goes a long way!
Scorpions are truly mysterious and intriguing. 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, effectively taking control of the death experience rather than submitting to it. Their need for control is that strong: death without control is not death, but defeat. It is interesting to think of the scorpion’s tail as a device that it might turn against its own life.
Aside from control, Scorpio is also associated with intimacy, finance, inheritance, and shared wealth – or that which underlies. Scorpio, like her animal counterpart, lives in the unseen. Though she is often illustrated as a dark and morbid entity, it is important to remember that the scorpion swims down to be reborn, to transform.
Scorpio learns the hard way, routinely stinging those she loves most. This is why the greatest challenge for the scorpion is learning how to use her power correctly. Much easier said than done, by the way. Her power is real and intoxicating! For example, Scorpio can read people with eerie precision, and in her world this can lead to supercilious manipulation or deceit.
The changes (or upsets) that come with this new moon may be so complete that they feel like a death process, but there’s nothing sad about this. We can kill something off, figuratively speaking, rather than continue tolerating unacceptable conditions. We can be more free and empowered than before. Always.
Scorpio values quality over quantity. She is a masterful minimalist and essentialist. As such, this is a good time to get rid of anything you don’t need.
New moons often make us feel more tired than usual. Sleep and silence are very important. This is not a social moon phase. If you feel like resting, then rest. This is not the time to push our bodies. This is, however, a good time to write, meditate or do any preferred spiritual practice which takes you deep within yourself. Can you identify which dynamics are the most difficult in your life right now and then ask yourself why, with deep humility and honesty? Likewise can you identify which people and practices are the most supportive? Honor and embrace these supports; express your gratitude to and for them.
Though sexual energy may run high leading up to this moon phase, 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.
Affirmation: I invite humble and peaceful beginnings