In a week that’s already densely packed with momentous shifts, the moon is resetting itself in the sign that takes change the most seriously. Like, death-and-rebirth level seriously.
What to make of a new moon — a time for newness, of planting seeds — in the sign of death and decay? After all, this is harvest season we’re talking about. You can’t just plant crops in November and expect them to flourish over the winter. You have to clear out all the dead growth from the previous season’s harvest first. In tilling the soil, you allow oxygen to penetrate the deepest layers and create the conditions for new growth.
This is why the new moon in Scorpio is an annual occasion to let go of something as a means of starting over — to let something in our lives die so that something better can take its place. In tilling the soil, you allow oxygen to penetrate the deepest layers and create the conditions for new growth.
With our powers of perception running high, there’s no better time to dig deep and expose all the stuff at the bottom, allowing the daylight of our subjective awareness to defang and declaw some of our darker impulses and insecurities. This is an especially good time to take some sort of action around any areas that strip you of agency and power, or to confront some of the forces that perplex and disquiet you.
This particular new moon is trine Neptune, which might help take the edge off some of this deep-sea diving. This alignment suggests we’ll see and feel it all, and we’ll be assisted by a dose of compassion from Neptune that might soften the edges of Scorpio’s sometimes ugly truths. On the flip side, Neptune can bring anxiety into the equation, but this is a helpful aspect we’re looking at — one that will more than likely help us with that crucial puzzle piece we like to call “forgiveness.”