New Moon in Scorpio ♏ Nov 7, 2018

Wednesday, Nov 7 at 8.02am PST

New moons are more than symbolic. Many will move, begin new work, end a relationship, etc. As with any celestial event in Scorpio, emotional plumbing and subsequent healing are the central focus. Scorpio is associated with power, control, intimacy and finance, or all that underlies. Scorpio lives in the unseen, the hiding place. She is often illustrated as a dark and morbid entity, but it is important to remember that the scorpion swims down into the trench to be reborn, to transform. The greatest challenge for the scorpion is learning how to use her power correctly. She can read people with eerie precision, and in her world this may lead to supercilious manipulation or deceit.

The scorpion is both an animal and archetype of true mystery and intrigue. Scorpions are nocturnal creatures, well-camouflaged in the desert. Their complex mating rituals remain ill-understood despite much observation and scientific research. Scorpions 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 this strong: death without control is not death, but defeat. It is interesting to think of the scorpion’s tail as a device that she might turn against her own life. No matter, Scorpio learns the hard way, routinely stinging those she loves most.

Although the scorpion is poisonous, she is an agent of detox in astrology. Keeping this in mind, welcome change. Change is more than good – change will be your indicator that all is copacetic. The changes that gives way at this new moon may be so complete that they feel like a death process. We may choose to kill something off, figuratively speaking, rather than continue tolerating unacceptable conditions.

This is the last significant Scorpio juncture while Jupiter is still in Scorpio! The day after this new moon, Jupiter sashays into his home constellation Sagittarius. The moon will also move into Sagittarius later that day. This day (Nov 8) will be one of the best days of 2018 by far! The new moon will form a lovely trine to Neptune Retrograde in Pisces. Neptune/Pisces bring a delightfully soft, dreamy influence to this new moon – this is just what Scorpio needs to balance out her intensity.

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. Wear white tones; eat lightly. Sleep and silence are very important. This is not a social moon phase.  As with any new moon, expect to feel more tired than usual. Though sexual energy may run higher than usual leading up to this moon phase, avoid expending sexual energy on the new moon. Avoid any kind of over-exertion. In meditation, focus on the root and sacral chakra. Breathe deeply with Scorpio Yoga.

On Nov 13, the moon enters Aquarius, marking the end of the new moon period and beginning of the quarter moon phase. To find your personal moon sign, click here.

Mantra:  I surrender

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