New Moon in Scorpio ~ November 13, 2023
4:27am ET / 1:27am PT
Theme: Love vs. Fear
By Andrea Dupuis
We are officially out of Eclipse season, and for many of us we are feeling a huge relief, a big PHEW, as we enter a new era. This Monday we have a deep and watery New Moon in Scorpio along with several other powerful and life changing cosmic events. It’s sure to be a powerful New Moon, especially on an internal emotional level.
The Moon is in its fall position (hard dignity) in Scorpio. It’s a challenging placement because the nurturing Moon energies clash with fiery Mars energy. So a lot of emotions can come up to the surface this week, ready to be alchemized.
The zodiac sign Scorpio is traditionally ruled by the planet Mars – the planet of agitation, aggression, ambition, drive and force. The energy of Mars conflicts with the soft, gentle and motherly nature of the Moon. These two together can create intense yet powerful energies. The positive side of Mars is that we can feel more energy and drive now, more ability to move things forward and take action.
Mars is called Her Desher meaning “The Red One” in Egyptian, named so because of its reddish color, similar to that of blood or fire…
This New Moon is in a very tight conjunction with the planet Mars, bringing even more intense and fiery energy. Mars is named after the Roman God of War. In ancient mythology Mars rode on a chariot led by two horses called “Phobos” and “Deimos” those two words mean “Fear and Panic”
These are some of the feelings that may arise during the next week most intensely, and to an even larger degree as Mars comes into a conjunction with the Sun on November 18th – amplifying and shining out that fiery power of Mars.
One of the many battles we’re facing in modern times is the inner spiritual battle. The conflict within us between love and fear, light and dark, soul and ego. All of the dualities. Use this New Moon to focus on your internal landscape and what you’re experiencing within. It’s here we must start making changes.
Scorpio is all about the inner world, so expect a big emphasis on internal matters right now. Scorpio is an introverted and feminine sign. So it’s time to look within, LET go and move forward. Imagine the process of alchemy, this is the gift of Scorpio and its modern ruler – Pluto. To take what is heavy, dark and painful and through self awareness and insight, alchemize it into goodness.
Luckily we also have our benefic Venus just entering into its home sign of Libra – this beautiful and fruitful transit will soften some of the intensity and remind us to also enjoy life, have fun and spread love to others.
Call on the power of Venus right now in your life when things feel heavy and dark. Look up at her in the night sky shining like a bright diamond and remember love, light and joy. Speak your prayers, and remember that there’s always light even in the darker times. Find it within first and spread it to others.
As you dive into alchemizing any old or heavy energies this week within you ask these questions:
- What do you need to let go of in your life? (This can be as simple as clutter, old clothes, old patterns)
- What inner conflicts are persistent within you?
- How do these inner conflicts get projected on others?
- How does fear and panic show up for you in your life?
- Where can you soften those fears into a sense of love and connection?
Other transits occurring:
Uranus is in almost exact opposition to this New Moon – the motto here is “Expect the Unexpected”. Something can shift out of nowhere for us and collectively.
Who this New Moon impacts the most:
Scorpio Sun, Moon, Rising
Aries Sun, Moon, Rising
Cancer Sun, Moon, Rising
Leo Sun, Moon, Rising
Aquarius Sun, Moon, Rising
New Moon in Scorpio Intention Setting Ritual
- Cleanse and purify your space by burning rosemary, bayleaf, cedar, sage or any herbs related to your heritage.
- Sit quietly in meditation for 10-15mins, or do the Rising Woman Inner Child Meditation.
- Ask yourself the New Moon contemplations or simply “What intentions do I have for this lunar cycle (30 days)?”
- Write down images, ideas and clarity that comes through.
- Pull tarot or oracle cards asking “What can help me achieve these intentions?”
- Close your ritual space with prayer, gratitude, whatever has you feel complete.
- Note – don’t take actions on your intentions until the Moon is visible again 2-3 days after the New Moon.
How this New Moon will impact you, based on your zodiac sign:
Look at your Rising sign first, then Moon, then Sun.
If you don’t know your Signs, you can pull up your chart here.
ARIES: Death and rebirth, the occult, big life changes and transformation, sexuality, inheritances, other people’s money
TAURUS: Romantic partner, business partner, clients
GEMINI: Your service to the world, day job, enemies, your physical body, health, animals, daily routines
CANCER: Lovers and romance, play, hobbies, fun, art, intellect, creation, children
LEO: Home, mother, family, emotional wellbeing, ancestral roots, the heart
VIRGO: Siblings, online business, general business, local life, relatives, short distance travel, writing, speaking, teaching, the mind
LIBRA: Self-worth, money, what you eat, your voice, possessions, skills and talents
SCORPIO: Yourself, ego, how you present yourself to the world, your looks, identity
SAGITTARIUS: Spirituality, your dream world, the past, pain and loss, isolated places such as hospitals, prisons and institutions, channelling
CAPRICORN: The greater network, large groups of people, acquaintances, community, social media, online communities, good luck
AQUARIUS: Work, self-employment, your career, public image, leadership
PISCES: Father, gurus, spiritual community, foreign travel, blessings, your belief systems, spirituality