New Moon in Scorpio, November 11, 2015


One way to describe this New Moon on November 11, 2015 at 19° 01′ Scorpio, 09:47 PDT is having immense potential. The Sun, Moon and Mercury create a stellium in Scorpio with sextiles from Scorpio’s ruler, Pluto in Capricorn and Jupiter in Virgo for additional oomph. This combination is capable of enormous effort focused like a laser beam wherever we need to apply it. Water and earth are clearly the dominate elements which places emphasis on dealing with the manifested rather than the unmanifested. Go with pragmatic, practical solutions for the best results. Clever Mercury in Scorpio is very good at unearthing the perfect bit of information needed to bring the whole picture into focus.

Uranus in Aries is trouble maker in chief on this lunation, sitting at the apex of a Yod with the Luminaries sextile Jupiter in Virgo as the base. People and events that conspire to push too hard and too fast can create chaos and ruin a great deal of careful planning. Scorpio and Virgo both prefer to work with quiet persistence and attention to detail, unlike Aries who can leap to erroneous conclusions because it is too impatient to wait for all the information to come in.

Scorpio’s co-ruler, Mars, is hovering at 29° Virgo and is poised to enter Libra on November 12. The last time Mars was in Libra was from December 7, 2013 to July 25, 2014, a long stay compounded by Mars being part of the Cardinal Grand Square in April 2014. Anyone who got caught in the crossfire of that event remembers it all too well. Thankfully when Mars in Libra encounters Pluto and Uranus the second week in December, any conflicts and confrontations will flare up and die down quickly.

Venus is now in Libra and making a waxing sextile to Saturn in Sagittarius, exact on November 13. This sextile brings out the best in Venus in Libra, helping her keep it real. In turn Venus uses her gentle tact and sweet smile to ease Saturn’s grumpiness.

The waxing square between Saturn in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces is making itself felt now, and being forced to hang out with Neptune always makes Saturn seasick. Neptune resents Saturn’s efforts to create firm boundaries too. Anyone who has personal planets at 7° in Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces is already feeling the side effects of this square. Saturn deals in hard, cold reality and Sagittarius can be painfully blunt when delivering facts. People who have been living in a state of denial, Neptune’s specialty, could experience rude awakenings now.

Tenacity and careful attention to detail are the keys to getting off to a fresh start on this Scorpio New Moon. This chart features a Locomotive Pattern with Jupiter in available. However there is no need to run over anyone in order to succeed, something that fiercely loyal Scorpio understands quite well.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Moon in the fog