…..delve deep into the realms of your subconscious
There will be a New Moon at 7°44’ of Scorpio on the 30th of October. New Moons are the time when we are encouraged to set our intentions for the month to come regarding the house where the it falls in our natal charts.
This New Moon will be on the Scorpio/Taurus axis (two fixed signs, the first Water the second Earth) which corresponds to the 8th-2nd houses in traditional astrology: what others value vs what I value, wanting to tear down the known to make room for new things vs wanting to maintain the status quo, what I share with others vs what I want for myself, emotional storms vs calm, temptation vs security etc.
It will be particularly important for people with planets or angles in this and the other fixed signs of Aquarius, Taurus and Leo (keep orbs to 2° and less) giving more importance to conjunctions and oppositions.
Scorpio was originally represented by a serpent, the symbol long connected to healing and transformation and so this New Moon could be about shedding our old skin as we attempt to grow.
However, the sign of Scorpio is actually represented by four levels of symbols:
The first level is the scorpion, the insect who best knows how to defend himself with his deadly sting.
The second level is the phoenix, the power to rise from our ashes, to transform ourselves.
The third level is the eagle, he who rises above deep emotion.
The fourth and highest level is the dove, our will to surrender to the Divine.
These four levels all denote the spiritual task of Scorpio, to learn to let go and realize that there is no real death but only transformation.
Raven Kaldera in his book “Moon Phase Astrology” calls this New Moon in Scorpio “the Raging Moon” and during this period he suggests that “this is an excellent time to work in the shade, plumbing to the depths of our own psyche and learning to love the darker side or our soul by accepting ourselves for what we are without attempting to change”. He adds that “understanding is the point, not healing, but an understanding that leads to compassion of self.”
The Moon will be closely conjunct Mercury which in turn is forming a tight trine aspect to Neptune in Pisces. This could be an invitation to ask ourselves what we need to communicate and how we can convey our dreams and fantasies without seeming too full of imagination or too far-fetched. It could also be an excellent period for the more spiritually enlightened to delve even more deeply into contact with their inner self as rational intellect gives way to a deeper and more profound knowledge of the mysteries of life.
The Sabian symbol for 8° Scorpio: “A calm lake bathed in moonlight” indicating a quiet openness to higher inspiration.
“It’s not what you have on the outside that glitters in light, it’s what you have on the inside that shines in the dark.” Anthony Liccione
Which part of your natal chart is involved in this New Moon? Where do you need to dig deep to uncover the treasure inside your soul and communicate this to others?
Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 46-48, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA
Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. p 196, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA