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Scorpio New Moon: Truth Rises Up

Updated: Nov 4, 2021

It is not our job to remain whole. We came to lose our leaves Like the trees, and be born again, Drawing up from the great roots.

Robert Bly

The New Moon at 12 degrees Scorpio on November 4 gives us a swift push to stand up for what matters most. It is a time to shed the skin of who we have been, of what no longer serves, and be transformed by what we have learned. By focusing on what matters, we will naturally leave behind what does not.

There may be a sudden surprise or event that opens us to a depth of feeling and a core truth that has been hidden or lurking beneath the surface. We are to welcome the intensity of our feeling nature, to not minimize some truth we hold, and to court self-awareness. We are invited to let go of something, and the days following the New Moon there may be clarity about our resistance to change and why we have been holding on so tightly. The New Moon does not favor compromise, excuses or throwing of blame. This is a time to connect with and empower the most fundamental desires within ourselves and make the adjustments, or take the steps, to empower and fulfill the soul's purpose.

The Scorpio New Moon Heralds the Eclipse Season

The themes of this New Moon will continue to grow and build over the next months, carrying us into 2022. The steps we take now will position us for the shifts that will happen with the eclipses of November 19 and December 4. There is something we are ready to let go of and shed at the Lunar Eclipse November 19 that will ready us for a new sense of self, a new possibility that is seeded with the December 4 Solar Eclipse.

Scorpio is the complexity and depth of ourselves. There is a dawning awareness of ourself that is emerging from our engagement with what lies beneath the surface of our lives. This will come to a head a the November 19 eclipse. Our emotional response to situations will leave no room for grey area. There is no middle ground. We will love something or hate it. We will feel a strong desire to have something or to not have it, to find it or discard it. The month is about getting in touch with our soul's passionate urge and then to move in alignment with it.

The Scorpio Invitation

Scorpio is about Transformation. When we encounter a transformative experience, we come into deep intimate contact with the primal impulse and desire for life and growth. Contemplating anything in nature, we can see that change is a constant. From seed to bud to fruit, a strawberry is always a strawberry, but the strawberry is continual changing its shape on its journey to fulfill its seed potential. At our essence, we are who we have always been, but our life is a transformative journey that takes many shapes. We are to welcome the changes, the scorpionic transformations, that propel us towards the recognition of our soul nature and the realization of our seed potential.

We have not even to risk the adventure alone for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly known... we have only to follow

the thread of the hero path. And where we had thought

to find an abomination, we shall find a God. And where

we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves. Where we had thought to travel outwards we shall come to the center of our own existence. And where we had thought to be alone we shall be with all the world.

Joseph Campbell

Scorpio is about Death. Throughout our lives, we are engaged in the dance of death and the process of opening to the new. Each evening when the sun sets, the day dies and we join in the dark mystery that will give birth to a new day. This dark mystery is the realm of Scorpio. Endings inevitably lead to new growth and possibility. Beginnings don't just arrive in the form of big things, such as the move to a new location, a change of jobs, or in burying a loved one, they come in small ways at moments throughout each day.

Scorpio is about Secrets and What is Hidden, the deep truths and primal desires that live beneath what is being said or presented. Scorpio is the most intense of the water signs as it can penetrate beneath the surface of things to see and name what is really going on. We are likely to have penetrating insight into our selves and our lives with the Scorpio New Moon.

Scorpio is about Wealth. The great riches of the modern world are found beneath the earth’s surface: gold, oil, gas, coal… Likewise, buried within us is great treasure. The hero who goes on the quest enters a dark forest of the unknown. The heroine who journeys to the underworld leaves all she knows behind. In their journey, they discover or recover something of great value. With the Scorpio New Moon, we do not need to venture into the forest or down to the underworld, it will be rising to the surface to gift us with its truth and potency. As Scorpio deals with wealth, with the earth’s resources, with the movement of wealth, the next weeks may bring surprise revelations within the financial market which may include more news about how wealth is being transferred, fluctuations in the stock market, or further issues with the distribution of world’s resources.

Scorpio is Focused and Determined. There is a drive in us much like a seed that is driven to root and sprout and fulfill its potential. Scorpio is a fixed sign, meaning it is resolute and not easily swayed from its course. Scorpio is one of 6 planets currently in fixed signs which fosters great persistence and resilience and perhaps a good dose of stubbornness. There are things we will not budge around. We are more likely to not yield to peer pressure or to doing what we are told to do. The transformative power of this New Moon is found when we can align with the North Star, our reason for being. We are to align with the values and the desire that has been with us all our lives, and to make decisions that affirm and empower this.

Mars trails the New Moon. Also in Scorpio and in a wide conjunction just behind the New Moon, Mars is firing up the intensity and passion of the Scorpionic urge. Mars in Scorpio is laser-focused, passionate, ambitious and and acts with conviction. We can easily find ourselves getting overheated, angry or impatient. It is the fire that propels movement. We have only to look to how to channel it.

Mercury enters Scorpio the day after the New Moon amplifying the scorpionic invitation to dive deep, to shine a light on what is hidden, to be responsible for the truth that lives within us, and move in a way where we are aligned with the truth of who we are. The Sun, Mercury and Mars will be traveling through Scorpio throughout the next two weeks unearthing truths, building self-awareness and providing the necessary ingredients for the November 19 eclipse.

There was nothing to do but wait.

It is always like this for naturalists, and for poets--