Here’s the chart for the Scorpio New Moon:
New Moon in Scorpio
November 7, 2018
Sabian Symbol for 16º Scorpio:
“A Girl’s Face Breaking Into A Smile.” This degree symbolizes a warmth of feeling based on the desire to establish new personal relationships. — from An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformation and Its 360 Symbolic Phases © 1973 Dane Rudhyar
Scorpio Lunation Cycle, November 7 – December 6, 2018:
This New Moon in Scorpio falls on the cross-quarter, the point mid-way between fall and winter in the northern hemisphere’s annual seasonal cycle, which also marks the Disseminating phase of a monthly cycle and the nighttime hours of the circadian or daily cycle; with it comes the need to rest and turn within.
The Scorpio lunation begins a 29.6-day cycle focusing on the issues of power, trust, and intimacy. During this cycle you can connect to a deeper aspect of yourself, one usually kept private. The physical reality that we are conscious of is only the proverbial tip of the iceberg. And what we do perceive is often clouded by preconception and expectation. The truth of who and what we really are is so much more than what we think we know.
Sexual issues and attitudes about death and dying are also highlighted during the Scorpio lunation cycle. This is a time to look at your compulsions and obsessions and where you feel either in or out of control. To what extent do you use your power and to what end? This is a time when perceived liabilities can become assets (and vice versa). Think back to the Full Moon in Taurus (October 24 – 27) for clues to what may unfold this cycle. How does your experience then relate to now? Check your calendar: who or what were you engaged with? Expect any drama involving shared resources at that time to come up again.
Strong emotions can emphasize feelings of insecurity or feelings of well-being. The best way to navigate these particularly tense times is to focus on being centered within. Immerse yourself in the imaginative arts as you explore your emotional depths for the treasures that are yours to discover and share with the world. Keep a meditative journal, record your self-exploration.
Questions you might explore for personal insight include:
- What is it you would most like to see changed?
- What waste can you eliminate?
- When do you feel most fearful?
- How comfortable are you with your sexuality?
- Where and with whom would life be easier if you were to form more intimate connections?
- Do you think you are being manipulating or manipulated and how does that make you feel?
- What action can you take to step into your power?
- What feelings have become toxic and in need of release?
There is a major shift of energy one week into the cycle when Mars enters Pisces on November 15, and a day later Venus stations direct and Mercury begins its retrograde cycle in Sagittarius. The energy shifts again when the Sun enters the zodiac sign Sagittarius, November 21. The Full phase, November 22– 26 (Moon at 0° Gemini 52″, Sun at0° Sagittarius 52″), will provide the awareness necessary to determine what you will be addressing during the next lunation cycle beginning on December 7 at 2:20 am EST with the New Moon at 15° Sagittarius 07″.
Affirmation for this cycle:
I Am transformed by Love.
Quote for this cycle:
“Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it is dark.”
~ Zen proverb
More on the Zodiac sign of Scorpio including the astrological, tarot, medicine wheel, and miscellaneous other correspondences.
A mandala is a powerful device for creating and focusing on sacred intentions. We encourage you to create and color your own mandala or print out and color our mandala based on the geometry of the Scorpio New Moon on November 7, 2018.
You are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala Gallery.
Please check out Lynn Keefer’s Mandala Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors every month, along with her meditative process.
Artist, author, educator, and dear friend, Donna Iona Drozda uses solar, lunar and numerological cycles as a blueprint for living the life of a “Heartist.” Keep up with her Lifecycle offerings and updates on her Lifecycle Blog, and be sure to subscribe to her Luna See email newsletter.
CJ Wright at Auntie Moon offers daily insights and other good lunar tidings at her website, plus she has monthly lunation cycle workbooks. She also has an excellent video: Moon Phases and New Moon Intentions.
Margaret Koolman’s New Moon insights can be found at her website, SoulAstrology.com. Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.
Jessica Shepherd is always a good read at Moonkissd.com, as is Elaine Kalantarian at Blue Moon Astrology.
April Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is adept at putting the current cosmic conditions into personally identifiable terms.
Stephanie Gailing, another of our favorites, offers her insights and apothecary suggestions on her web site. Her book, Planetary Apothecary: An Astrological Approach to Health and Wellness, has tips on health-supporting foods, spa and wellness therapies, relaxation practices, yoga poses, aromatherapy, natural remedies, and flower essences customized for each Zodiac sign.
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