On November 4, 5:14 PM ET, we experience an electric New Moon in Scorpio, opposite Uranus in Taurus, and square Saturn in Aquarius. The Moon joins the Sun at 12°39’ of the sign, beginning an intense lunar cycle that will culminate with a Partial Lunar Eclipse in Taurus.
New Moons symbolize a fresh start, a moment of creation, a time to plant seeds for the future, and they mark the first day of the lunar month. From now on and for the next two weeks, the Moon will grow again, receiving more and more sunlight, inspiring us to trust our instinct and take spontaneous action to generate progress and forward movement. We are now encouraged to set intentions and envision our future, while keeping in mind that, whatever we give birth to on this New Moon, could develop and evolve in an unpredictable fashion, due to the influence of Uranus.
To celebrate the arrival of this New Moon in Scorpio, on November 4 at 9:45 PM ET, we are hosting Global Live New Moon in Scorpio Meditation on our YouTube channel. We invite you to join us, and invite others to meditate together with us. Tap here to find our scheduled live meditation.
New Moon in Scorpio: Extreme Transformation and Psychological Growth
The New Moon in Scorpio inaugurates a cycle of deep psychological growth, extreme transformation, and healing work. Mars, the traditional ruler of Scorpio, is now transiting at 3°33’ of the sign and in wide conjunction to Sun and Moon, an aspect that increases the momentum of the tense astrological configuration. Mars adds fuel to the fire, maximizing our determination and willpower while increasing the possibility of reacting on impulse, driven by strong emotions.
As a Fixed Water archetype, the sensitivity of Scorpio is penetrating and intensely focused. This sign is known for being able to see right through people while manifesting a tendency to be private and to hide part of itself from exposure. Secrecy, mistrust, and a drive to conceal our true feelings and emotions arise as a reaction to the fear of being betrayed, abandoned, and ending up powerless, at the mercy of someone else’s will and control.
New Moon in Scorpio: Overcoming Limitations and Taking Power Back
This New Moon brings the spotlight on our relationship with power, our desire for control, our manipulation tendencies, the way we may use seduction to get what we want. Scorpio rules our unconscious emotional attachments, what we, deep down, truly desire and need, what we are willing to do or to give up in exchange for a sense of control, safety, and security.
Through the Scorpio archetype, we experience crises that force us to become aware of all those ways we give our power away: at this point, the need to overcome our blockages becomes impossible to ignore. Scorpio puts us into contact with some degree of emotional pain, which inspires us to gain a deeper understanding of how our psychology works.
The desire to relieve our suffering promotes a process of introspection that motivates us to change and redefine our way of being. At this point, we face uncomfortable truths, and we are challenged to deal differently with those attachments, patterns, behaviors, and choices that generated the pain in the first place.
Sun, Moon, and Mars square Saturn: Feeling Trapped
The square between the Sun, the Moon, Mars, and Saturn in Aquarius could have an inhibiting effect, somehow functioning as a brake that prevents us from changing and transforming as fast as we would like to. A sense of inadequacy, strong self-criticism, low self-confidence, and a feeling of not having anything significant to say may block our creativity and our emotional expression.
We may feel lonely and misunderstood, we may feel that somehow we keep hitting a wall and don’t know how to overcome it. On the positive side, the influence of Saturn promotes a hard-working, reliable, and disciplined attitude that supports our ambition and motivates us to tangibly act to improve our life situation.
This Scorpio New Moon may force us to confront those tendencies and behaviors that are keeping us trapped in disempowering patterns. We may realize how hard it is to let go of certain attachments, and see how our conditioning is still holding us back. We have a chance to better understand what limiting beliefs we need to work on, which blockages we need to accept and work with, and which ones we can instead try to overcome.
Sun opposite Uranus: Need for Freedom
The Sun and the Moon are opposing Uranus in Taurus, increasing the probability of disruptive and unexpected events that force us out of our comfort zone and speed up the pace of our evolution. We are witnessing friction between two contrasting forces as the Scorpio New Moon activates the Saturn-Uranus square and the struggle we have been experiencing for the whole year between old and new, tradition and innovation.
Both the Sun and Uranus desire to individuate. Uranus inspires us to break free from and rebel against what prevents the fullest expression of our Self and accelerates change through unpredictable and sudden events. The process of liberation usually implies being pushed out of a comfort zone that feels safe. The Sun formed a conjunction with Uranus in Taurus around the end of April 2021, when we experienced a Full Super Moon in Scorpio. This opposition represents the culmination of the Sun-Uranus cycle that began back then: it could bring clarity and culmination to something that started six months ago.
Uranus in Taurus is bringing a radical revolution in our values, in our financial systems, in our relationship with our bodies, and in our connection to Nature. The Taurus-Scorpio axis is associated with our values, assets, possessions, and financial resources: during the rest of Scorpio season, the Sun will bring our awareness to these dynamics. Unexpected changes and extreme volatility in the global economy and financial markets are likely.
New Moon opposite Uranus: Potential for Shocks & Feelings of Alienation
The Moon in a hard aspect to Uranus corresponds to the possibility of being forced to experience change before we feel ready for it. Uranus is fast, mental, and projected towards the future. The Moon instead is slow, emotional, attached to past feelings and memories. Uranus’ purpose is to liberate us from stagnation, from all those structures we have locked ourselves in and that are now limiting us. This is a time to reevaluate our emotional needs, how we meet them, and how we generate conditions of safety and security.
Hard Moon-Uranus contacts can be associated with restlessness, unusual nervous tension, insomnia, mood swings, and emotional volatility. Erratic changes in our feelings are likely, and we may experience a sudden drive to make changes in our environment as a way to cope with stress. A sense of emotional alienation from the people around us is likely to arise. Positively, the Moon-Uranus alignment allows an objective and detached awareness of our emotional dynamics: this aspect will help us put things in perspective and possibly facilitate new insights and ideas.
Mercury square Pluto: Chances for Deeper Self-Understanding
Pluto, the modern ruler of Scorpio, is in Capricorn and it is forming a square aspect with Mercury in Libra. We are experiencing the third and last one of a cycle of three squares that started before Mercury stationed retrograde, and it can bring resolution and clarity around issues that first came up in September.
Mercury square Pluto increases the possibility of psychologically charged conversations and confrontations. Around this time, information previously hidden may come up, secrets may be uncovered, or we may reveal something we kept hidden for a while. At its worst, this aspect can show us the destructive potential of our mind, exacerbating dark thoughts, suspicion, mistrust, and a desire to mentally manipulate and overpower others. At its best, Mercury square Pluto can bring therapeutic breakthroughs, healing conversations, and a deeper psychological understanding of ourselves and of repetitive patterns that keep showing up in our lives.
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New Moon in Scorpio: the Art of Letting go
Scorpio teaches us the art of letting go. This sign reminds us that we need to allow something to die if we desire a rebirth: there can’t be any type of rebirth without the death of what currently exists. To undergo a significant transformation, we have to be willing to give up something: we have to be ready to detach from what has been giving us a sense of security, yet is now hindering further growth.
This New Moon in Scorpio may remind us of how hard it is to let go of what represents a source of familiarity and comfort, even when rationally we know it’s the right thing to do. The activation of Uranus highlights the possibility of feeling conflicted between rationality and emotions, while the alignments to Saturn could show us where we still need to work on embodying more self-worth and self-love, and what the next step in our deconditioning process is.
We are about to experience intense times of change, and the need to be honest with ourselves about our true motivations, needs, priorities, and desires will come to the forefront. As we are entering Eclipse season, it is advised to explore tools and practices that help us remain grounded, regulate our nervous system, and balance our emotional state.
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