The New Moon in Scorpio on the 7th which coincides this year with astrological Samhain, the ancient cross-quarter holiday of power at 15 degrees Scorpio.Samhain is one of the “cross-quarter” holidays that fall between the Solstices and Equinoxes. Astrologically, the Solstices and Equinoxes mark the entry of the Sun into the cardinal signs of initiation: Aries at Spring, Cancer at Summer, Libra at Autumn and Capricorn at Winter. The cross-quarter periods occur at 15 degrees of the fixed signs, with Samhain in the sign of Scorpio, the sign that corresponds to death and rebirth. The veils between the worlds are at their thinnest at this time, and our intuition is heightened so when we combine this with the power of the New Moon to create and begin anew we can see how magical this particular New Moon will be.
The Scorpio New Moon is all about diving deep into our passions, desires, and the power of our emotions. Under Scorpio’s tutelage we surrender any veneer of who and what we think we should be, and embrace our true selves with acceptance and honesty. This New Moon includes a blessing of Neptune to open the doors of perception and enhance our divine connection as well as our creativity, and the New Moon ruler (Mars) harmonizes with Venus to create balance between yin and yang. Venus and Ceres combine to enhance our desire to take care of ourselves and find a peaceful easy balance within. However, the Black Moon Lilith aligns with Mars which will activate the dark side of the Scorpio New Moon, aiding in the integration of the shadow Self.
The effect of the New Moon generally begins a few days before the lunation and lingers for a few days afterwards. Themes of this New Moon include:
- Where am I “cutting off my nose to spite my face?” – giving up the possibility of love and affection because of a grudge or desire for revenge?
- How can I better nourish my body and nurture my soul in a way that aligns with my self-perceptions?
- What kind of creative outlets can I find, or better utilize, to allow the depth of my being to find expression?
- How can I use meditation or some other kind of practice to connect with my ancestors, spirit guides or celestial wisdom?
Many blessings for a powerful soul journey!