New Moon in Scorpio - November 4th 2021
New Moon in Scorpio! Truth. Intensity. Transformation.
“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going away.” ― Elvis Presley
Illustration: Aurora ― Anselm Kiefer
The “New Moon”. This astronomical event takes place when the Earth, the Moon and the Sun are aligned, the Moon being placed between the other two. The Moon is then invisible, it turns pitch black. It’s a time of stillness, of reflection. It allows us to sow new seeds for the future. The last New Moon took place yesterday night at 10:14 PM CET and we’re still full under the rays of its energy that will last more or less until Sunday morning. So if you didn’t have the opportunity to do your ritual last night (like me, I have to confess), no worries at all, you still have time to do it today and tomorrow!
Be aware that the following interpretation considers the general energies at play on Earth during the New Moon. Its effects vary radically from one individual to the other depending on the natal chart.
Truth. Intensity. Transformation.
By reading those words, can you already feel the power, the heaviness? This is Scorpio, the Zodiac sign ruled by the planet Pluto. Associated with Hades, the God of Hell, Pluto has an influence on us that cannot be compared to any other planet of the Zodiac. Its energy goes deep, into hidden places of our psyche, to places that usually hurt and that we try to ignore, to neglect, until the pressure gets so high that the dam breaks.
And we all know how this kind of disaster happens right? The process usually takes a long time before reaching the point of no return. Some signals are here to be noticed and try to alert us. Some cracks, some sounds. We however feign not to see them, the structure gets more fragile, its base slowly rottens… Until the drama.
In our lives, the dam symbolises all the defense mechanisms that we set up to “protect ourselves” from reality. .What makes the dam break is the water, taking the form of everything we don’t want to deal with: the lies, the taboos, the secrets. What hurts, what stinks, all the dirt we accumulate in our psyche. We think that ignoring the signals will be enough to live in peace, but it only works as long as we can hold it.
In Astrology, this is mainly the role of Scorpio and Pluto to make the dam break. It pushes us to face the truth and live our lives in an authentic way, completely naked. It helps us to bring our problems, our fears, our blockages to the surface in order for us to deal with them. It first tries to make us aware of the situation in a gentle way, but if we don’t pay attention to their warnings, power will be used. That’s where disease, loss, accidents and all sorts of powerful and unforeseeable events enter our lives. Just to open our eyes.
It’s very hard to accept but this is the reality of life, and that’s what makes it so magical, unpredictable and intense. That’s what Scorpio symbolises and that’s the energy that this New Moon is carrying. On the 30th of October, Mars also entered Scorpio, now loosely conjuncting this New Moon. In this sign, Mars is very strong and brings even more intensity to the mix, but also more courage and will to penetrate different levels of our existence.
This New Moon can reach an incredible level of unpredictability. Yes, the energy of Mars can be very powerful and uncontrollable, but that’s not all: Uranus is in exact opposition with the Sun and the Moon, from the sign of Taurus. Be prepared to face any kind of random and intense situations in the next few days. To me it really feels like a Russian roulette game when I look at this map. You may find yourself unwillingly in difficult, complicated situations or conversations. It might be hard, but ultimately it’s good, remember that it happens for the sake of your evolution and transformation.
From Aquarius, Saturn is also squaring the Moon, the Sun and Uranus, continuing its work of de- and re-construction, bringing you further on the path of your individuation. The truth you will have to face these days will definitely help you get closer to who you actually are.
Overall, 6 planets are in fixed signs during this New Moon. This is a huge concentration of energy, the wind is blowing on the flames under the pot, increasing the heat, accelerating the process. So whatever seeds you decide to sow now will definitely be empowered by this current cosmic configuration.
We’re all going through difficult and transformative times at the moment, for a purpose that goes (for now) beyond our understanding. Be brave enough to face your shadow and the real alchemy will take place. What was once seen as a pile of filth we’ll turn into a real treasure, might it be in this incarnation, or another.
The seeds you’re about to plant during this New Moon can potentially appear to be life-changing for you in the future, so as always, but even more in these times of transformation: may you choose the seeds you want to sow with care!
Truth. Intensity. Transformation.
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