The 2018 Scorpio New Moon asks us to dig beneath unexamined patterns and discover deeper motivations, says Sandy Sitron …
New Moon :: November 7 2018 :: 11:02 am EDT :: 15 degrees Scorpio
At the end of the steep hike there is a mountain clearing. An impressive vista stretches to the distant horizon. The wind blows through scraggly pines. But the prominent feature is a towering ant hill. It towers, but it also connects to a subterranean super colony.
We’ve come so high up. We’ve worked and we’ve climbed. This has been arduous. But now the attention must shift from the effort of the hike to the burrowing movement of the ants below the surface. The ants run on pure instinct. Under the surface of the soil their repetitive roles are acted out. Day in and day out, they perform the same work, over and over.
If you’ve been living in a rote, unexamined way, it’s time for that to come to an end. It’s time to look inward, to investigate our deepest patterns and habitual machinations.
The 2018 Scorpio New Moon says, if you slow down and look within, you’ll dig down into a new way of understanding the patterns that are running in your subconscious mind. Begin to understand the inner mechanisms in a new way. Begin to understand the unspoken and unseen urges that are driving you and everyone else.
Scorpio is the sign of investigation. But not with a dry, cursory kind of curiosity. This is a compelling urge to dig in and get into the root of what needs to be understood. Burrow deep down into your own feelings. Where do they come from? What belief is contributing to those feelings? How does that deep belief need to be reframed? This is a New Moon, so craft careful intentions around these new beliefs.
When you dip down below the surface and start to encounter these patterns and old emotions, the next step is surrender. This New Moon takes the concept of surrender to a whole new level. Run a constant dialogue in the back of your mind today: “I am letting go of being perfect. I am letting go of anticipating the future. I am letting go of this thing in my life I’m trying to control, that thing I need to have happen on a certain timeframe or in a certain way.”
Surrender doesn’t mean you end up being a door mat or dropping your important boundaries. It means pushing yourself out of your comfort zone when it’s appropriate. Questioning what you assume you need to stay safe. Opting out of fear in any way shape or form. Spiritual surrender is about trusting in the Universe.
How can you release those old, ancient feelings that are eating you up inside? Cleansing through forgiveness can open you up to a higher vibration. Again, this is a place for judicious moderation. If there’s a situation where you are in any kind of danger, forgiveness may not be appropriate until you are removed to a place of mental, physical, emotional, and/or spiritual safety.
With the 2018 Scorpio New Moon, there’s a strain of idealism, belief, and even hope. Remember that the anthill is set atop a mountain. Close to the heavens. You might have such a great view, such a grand perspective, that you feel as if you can reach a hand through the veil and contact the fresh clarity of intuitive connection. Inner knowing.
The energy of this New Moon is about going up and going in. Going up toward faith, and in toward the truth of your emotional experience. Follow the path up the mountain toward the deepest faith in yourself and the Universe. Follow the narrow tunnel in to the emotional depths.
Sit with yourself and allow yourself to the know the truth of your nature …
New Moon trine Neptune
The flowers in the wallpaper pattern start to sing and dance. Trippy. This is a psychedelic aspect. Allow yourself to see the colors. Allow yourself to space out and let your mind wander. Maybe you’ll have a creative expansion. Maybe you’ll connect with the good intuitive voices in your head. Maybe your heart will open. Your perception can turn upside down and inside out, so let it do that. Sometimes that’s what needs to happen for you to connect with an illuminated new way of doing things.
Use the below journal questions to help you set intentions for the 2018 Scorpio New Moon. Look for the house containing 15 degrees Scorpio in your chart for the most accurate insights. Don’t know your chart? You can enter your birth details HERE to calculate it for free.
Aries // Aries Rising // New Moon in the 8th house
Write an email to a person you have a grudge against, explaining how they make you feel. DO NOT SEND IT!
Taurus // Taurus Rising // New Moon in the 7th house
List out all the qualities of your perfect partner (in romance or business) and choose to cultivate them in yourself.
Gemini // Gemini Rising // New Moon in the 6th house
Write a ‘shopping list’ of all the elements that would make up your ideal workday.
Cancer // Cancer Rising // New Moon in the 5th house
Write a super soppy love letter to the most playful, childlike part of yourself.
Leo // Leo Rising // New Moon in the 4th house
Google the lyrics of your favorite emo song and put them on a stickie on your desktop.
Virgo // Virgo Rising // New Moon in the 3rd house
Note down all the ideas you feel most curious about, and add a line for how you can begin to investigate each.
Libra // Libra Rising // New Moon in the 2nd house
List 5-10 things that make you feel beautiful—on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level.
Scorpio // Scorpio Rising // New Moon in the 1st house
Write a short manifesto for all you want to achieve in the coming year.
Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising // New Moon in the 12th house
Write a thank you note to your spirit guides, letting them know all the ways they have helped you.
Capricorn // Capricorn Rising // New Moon in the 11th house
Describe where you want to be one year from now, and the team who helped you get there.
Aquarius // Aquarius Rising // New Moon in the 10th house
List 5-10 experiences that have made you stronger and wiser.
Pisces // Pisces Rising // New Moon in the 9th house
Write out the itinerary for a pilgrimage you’ve always wanted to go on, and what it would help you learn about yourself.