O Stars Above: Scorpio New Moon

An Abundance of Dark Brings Light


The new moon brings the darkest time of the month and the sun in Scorpio is one of the darkest months of the year. A breath prior to the new moon, the dark of the moon holds a review. What do we want to leave behind and what did we learn that we want to move forward. In another breath, the New Moon arrives and we peer ahead planting new seeds of intention for our future. Emphasising the theme of darkness, the Scorpio New Moon (Nov 18, 3:42 am PST) arrives in the deep dark of the night. What's with all this dark!?!

“Dark,” “night,” and the “water” of Scorpio are metaphors for our interior world. It's time to dig deep into the closet of our emotional life, especially with Jupiter's arrival into watery Scorpio after a twelve years absence. She's accompanied by Venus in Scorpio and brings a torch of faith and optimism to assist in our inner sortings. Treasures we had long buried, such as the tool or skill we are accused of possessing - but can't see in ourselves - may come to the light of Self-consciousness. (Who me? Courage?) Personal baggage, like our bogey-man, isn't scary any more and so we let go.

Leaves dropping off a tree uncover parasites such as ivy, or insects overtaking the tree, dooming it's future. Pruning needs and signs of missing nutrients show up and we can see the stark beauty of the tree's structure. Scorpio energy strips us down to bare essence, too, revealing where we need to lose the fluff and let the beauty of our core shine through. Slowly, we release what we don't need make to room for activities, people, and adventures that regenerate our zest for life. It's the coming year's work but worth the effort as our best selves come forward naturally.

Whatever obstacles you find this fall that separates you from your essential self is a peek into the inner maintenance needed for your future. They say, “Winter is coming!” Scorpio, in the midst of darkness, responds, “Spring will return.”

Horoscopes November 18 - December 3

Scorpio, you're in for new realization in how you present yourself and whether it results in opportunities you want. Re-invent yourself aligned with inner passions to bring excellent results.

Unconscious restlessness around relationships make you your own worst enemy.

Sagittarius, it's an embarrassment (literally) of riches in realizing how you undermine yourself. Negative self-talk, dwelling on the negative in the situation? Maybe, but what about the issue of pushing your good away? Fairies and angels - okay, good helpers - show you corrections.

Capricorn, it might surprise you how much your friends support and promote you. If they aren't, an editing of friends or groups is at hand. Go where you are naturally accepted and can be yourself. Ask for help if needed - come on, it's only fair - you'd help them. In fact, you have!

Aquarius, if you aren't doing the work that fulfills you, shake your web for an abundance of possibilities and people to open doors for you. Move yourself into work where you feel passion and energy return. It may be stepping up right where you are. Make it so.

Pisces, being stable doesn't mean quit exploring new possibilities, discoveries and adventures. Trust your higher Self to guide you out of your comfort zone. Pay attention when it feels right. Routine is great but inspiration lifts you up high enough to remember what you do and why.

Aries, aligning with partners doesn't mean taking over what's theirs whether it's belongings or the work only they can do for themselves. Interestingly, what you want to save them from may be the very thing you need to save yourself from. Own it, hot dog!

Taurus, the dark brings light to your closest relationships. Are they supporting you as much as you support them? Are you an equal partner? If it's out of balance, it shows up now and some may need to be cut free. Healthy and mutually beneficial ties are blessed.

Gemini, it's truth time for how well you are taking care of yourself. Over-commitment needs to stop, saying no needs to step up, and slowing down lets you catch up on duties and obligations you're sidestepping altogether. Your health talks to you. Your partner talks to you. Are you listening?

Cancer, fun and games take stage-center reminding you fun is an essential life ingredient. But, too much of a good thing can be a procrastination. Too much of the wrong thing can be endeadening! Be sure play time truly re-creates your joie-de-vive! Also...call your kids.

Leo, this month stresses the parts of you and your relationships that the August eclipses ignited. Family gives you roots but if you're too attached or responsive to them, you miss opportunities for growth. Have faith and reach up while putting roots down deep.

Virgo, speak up. This is no time for quietly planning, time-lines and to-do lists. Let everyone know what you are up to and get the family's buy-in. Get daily routines in order so you can get down to the business of being you. Support the lifestyle, the people and activities you want.

Libra, drop the baggage of what you no longer value whether it is a possession, a task, a skill, or an obligation. Let go of the fluffy-looks-good-stuff-but-I-have-to-dust-it and free up time and energy so you can fly. Get current with your values and live them.