New Moon in Scorpio, November 7, 2018

Despite the deep undercurrents in our lives now, there is a far more serene atmosphere than one would expect from a Scorpio lunation on this New Moon at 15° 11′ Scorpio 7 November 2018 08:02 AM PST. It helps to have the two outermost planets harmoniously aspecting the luminaries. Neptune in Pisces is trine the Scorpio Sun and Moon with Pluto in Capricorn sextile them. Another positive factor is having the elements back in a better balance again.

Scorpio’s intensity can be effectively focused on healing through deep cleansing on this New Moon. With the luminaries sextile Scorpio’s ruler, Pluto, digging right down to the heart of the matter is possible, after which we can get to work clearing away the debris that has prevented old wounds from healing cleanly. Since this sort of thing can be quite painful, it is fortunate Neptune in Pisces is on hand to act as an anesthetic! It is always easier to see our path forward when we’re not stumbling over excess baggage.

Scorpio’s co-ruler, Mars, is still in Aquarius and forms a delightful trine to retrograde Venus in Libra. Mars and Venus in air signs are perfect for conducting romantic affairs with a delicate touch of humor and sweet compliments. Flirting is so much fun and these two know just how far to take it without going overboard. With Uranus back in Aries and harmoniously aspecting both Venus and Mars, falling in love at first sight is a possibility. Quirky ways of showing love and affection are part of this package . . . have some fun!

As more planets move into fire signs, the harder it gets to rein in the need to dash out the door, and in order to avoid serious missteps we need to take our time making important decisions. Mercury is now in outgoing Sagittarius, noted for cheerfully sharing any and everything without much tact or forethought. At this time Mercury’s garrulousness is blunted by a semi-sextile to Saturn in Capricorn but the waxing square to Neptune in Pisces is no help at all. Please take a few moments to think before speaking. Once Jupiter moves into fiery Sagittarius the day after the New Moon, irrational exuberance is bound to increase as well as ‘foot in mouth’ disease.

Speaking of Jupiter, he is still in Scorpio on this lunation and inconjunct Uranus in Aries. The desire for careful planning, especially concerning financial matters, is being pitted against Uranus in Aries’s inherent need to make sudden, rather self-centered moves. Many of the choices we’re facing now, and over the next few months, will likely relate to Uranus in Aries issues from the past eight years or so. If we want to put those to rest for once and for all, drawing on Jupiter in Scorpio’s excellent analytical abilities will help. So suck it up, practice patience and proceed with care.

Taking time on this New Moon in Scorpio to take inventory, both internal and external is a good idea. Both the elements and modes are reasonably well balanced which is conducive to exploring our concerns from several different angles. This is critical because we are in a period of significant change, therefore the more we can streamline our lives and de-clutter our homes the better. Once we have both the Sun and Jupiter in boisterous Sagittarius (November 22), our attention will naturally be directed outward once more. At this time, the atmosphere still favors opportunities to be reflective and contemplative . . . enjoy it while it lasts. Peace to all.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image:  My Old Haunts © Jena Della Grottaglia

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