The moon is on her way to being new this Monday November 13 in the deep and mysterious sign of Scorpio at 3:27 am CST. New moons occur every month when the sun and moon are in the exact same sign at the exact same degree; this is known as a conjunction in astrology. For this particular lunation the sun and moon will be conjunct at 20 degrees Scorpio. New moons are associated with new beginnings so it’s the perfect time to make wishes and set new intentions.

Keywords and the New Moon in Scorpio: Characteristics of Scorpio energy include; emotional, determined, ambitious, influential, magnetic, mysterious, secretive, passionate, sexy and tenacious. On the dark side Scorpio energy can be; paranoid, neurotic, manipulative, moody, brooding, guarded and highly temperamental. While looking over the keywords do any of these describe your life and circumstances right now? Pay attention to any of the keywords that “jumped” out at you.

The Elements and the New Moon in Scorpio: Scorpio belongs to the water element in astrology meaning this new moon places an extra emphasis on feelings, moods, intuition and relationships. Go deep or go home says Scorpio. The energy of a new moon in Scorpio has no time for superficial connections with others and don’t be surprised if you form a deep, soulful connection with someone new. One word of caution here; Mars, the traditional ruler of Scorpio, is close by during this new moon meaning there could be the possibility that others could try to push you or dare I say manipulate you into a situation you aren’t comfortable with. Don’t be afraid to tell others you need more time to think about something before committing to it. Fear is another emotion that can surface during a new moon in Scorpio. If we’ve been running from our fears a new moon in Scorpio can be a time when we must finally face and deal with those fears. This doesn’t mean something bad or dreadful will actually happen to you. More than likely you’ve been scaring yourself by thinking the worst in a situation.

Endings, Death, Transformation and the New Moon in Scorpio: Pluto and the 8th House are linked to the sign of Scorpio and all three are linked to “death”. This rarely if ever means physical death it’s typically referring to endings, closure and the need for transformation and rebirth in some part of your life. So this would be a good time to ask yourself; what needs to “die” in my life? What needs to end? What or who do I need to let go of? The Phoenix, the mythical bird that rises from the ashes is another important symbol for Scorpio. So even if you do need to let go of or end something keep in mind that like the Phoenix you can rise from the ashes and be reborn. While last month’s new moon in Libra dealt with brighter topics like love, relationships and beauty the new moon in Scorpio pulls us down into the deeper regions of our soul to deal with the things we would rather sweep under the rug. Although most of us would rather deal with the bright and cheery it’s just as important for us to deal with those things that scare us or make us want to hide under the covers. Scorpio energy brings to the surface those taboo topics we’d rather not talk about but dealing with and facing our fears is ultimately what gives us self-esteem and strength of character. Going deep is Scorpio’s superpower.

Crystals and the New Moon in Scorpio: Malachite is an excellent stone to work with during a new moon in Scorpio. Malachite is a deep and transformative stone that helps us with deep soul work by exposing our blockages like toxic emotions and our outgrown patterns. Garnet is another great stone for this lunation. Carrying garnet can help us heal old traumas and give us a sense of hope. Smoky Quartz can also be helpful at this time because the power of this stone can aid us in dissolving negative emotions and help in leaving behind anything that is no longer serving us.

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November 13, 2023