New Moon in Scorpio | November 14-15, 2020 - a powerful beginning connected to whatever karmically began to unravel in April 2019, rising from the tangled mess of our sweaty death bed sheets, preparing to get off the ark and deal with what is left of us, real opportunity



On Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 12:08AM EST the Scorpio Moon meets the Scorpio Sun at 23 degrees giving us this month's Full Moon - our annual Full Moon in Scorpio. 

Coming just as Scorpio's ancient ruler, Mars, stations direct after a long retrograde and sextiling Scorpio's modern ruler, Pluto, who is just finishing up his final meeting with Jupiter and Pallas - this is a BIG one!

The New Moon is a time when the skies are dark. It is the time of beginning. The seed goes into the ground. The sperm goes into the egg. The secret spills out. You get the idea.


Scorpio is uber powerful, so be prepared to commit to anything you start now. Actually, commit as if your life depends on it, because maybe it does. We go all the way or we sit this one out (and this "sitting out" thing is not something you are going to want to do!).  There is no middle ground with a Scorpio New Moon.


Plutonian Scorpio learns and grows through loss. We go down into the underworld, and in the end, it's not so much about what we have brought back with us as it is about what we have left behind ....

Collectively Scorpio rules our 8th house of other people's resources, other people's values, intimacy, other people's money, spouse's income, power, loans, debts, taxes, death, inheritance, sex, reproduction, the resources you share with other people, the stuff that is hidden. The stuff we don't talk about in polite company. It's through the constructive traits of Scorpio - focus, truth, resourcefulness, passion, probing, deep perception - that we experience true intimacy. Scorpio is our only fixed water sign. 


It's potent energy for making deep and lasting changes and as this New Moon plays out over the next two weeks - a deep and lasting NEW START.


Let's unpack the chart! 


The Moon and Sun meet at 23 degrees Scorpio conjunct asteroid Deucalion and Juno. The rulers of Scorpio are Mars (ancient) and Pluto. Mars has just stationed direct in Aries - full steam ahead in his home sign. Pluto is at the uber "powered up" degree of 22 Cappy and sextiling the Moon. So, the rulers are looking GOOD. VERY GOOD. Jupiter and Pallas, having just passed over Pluto, are exactly sextile the Moon/Sun. The Moon trines Neptune in Pisces who is exactly conjunct asteroid Persephone and also conjunct asteroid Requiem. Requiem is exactly trining the Moon/Sun. Venus is semi-sextile and squaring Pluto.

The Moon is conjunct the Sun - a new chapter begins. They are conjunct asteroid Deucalion - Noah in Greek mythology. Son of Prometheus and husband of Pyrrha who was the daughter of Pandora. Deucalion (and Pyrrha) were charged with re-populating the world after Zeus's great flood. 

When looking at charts (Pallas conjunct my 8th house Moon) one of the things I am always doing is looking for things that seem to say the same thing. Sometimes they are not so obvious. But, right away here we see that a New Moon in Scorpio (death) conjunct Deucalion speaks of something being born through a great death/purging. This is also supported by that exact sextile to asteroid Requiem (remembrance of death) in Pisces (endings). 


Now, when Deucalion (the Greek Noah) and Pandora's daughter Pyrra went about re-populating the flooded world I guess they did some of this the old fashioned way, but through prayer they received instructions from Goddess Themis to "throw the bones of their mother behind them". Which through their great grief at the loss of their world, they proceeded to do quite literally - throwing rocks (the bones of Mother Earth) behind them which to their surprise turned into people. I'm not sure how well this 'rock-tossing' thing will work for us, I am almost certain to do some of this though (so don't be standing behind me anytime soon please).


This could also almost certainly be said to speak of 'putting the past behind us' now. Sextiling Requiem - prayers and acts of remembrance will be powerful, too.

We are starting from the beginning with something. There is likely a connection to something that was beginning to end back in April 2019 when Pluto and then Saturn crossed the South Node at 23 degrees Capricorn - where Jupiter and Pallas are now. Heavy karmic issues were starting to emerge (many were past life/familial DNA) and then maybe around September/October 2019, because Saturn and Pluto proceeded to station retrograde, something did end - see this post HERE for a refresher on that earlier April period - check April 4th and April 30th. We were coming into the time of the great humbling/the start of "time runs out" (of course the real start was 500 years before!). I would also suspect this is when the corona virus actually had its start. But for us personally whatever THAT was that was happening back in April 2019 and then maybe in October 2019, it has a connection to what is starting now. Back then we were talking about old debts we had incurred - from this life, from our past lives, from an ancestral inheritance - now it's time to trust you have paid them off, unblocked your future abundance. Back then, we had the South Node, Saturn and Pluto - a pretty dangerous lineup. Now, we have the Sun and Moon and Jupiter and Pallas. This is a lucky, expansive and wise new beginning we have EARNED.

We talked about this back in an early 2019 post - "we are pulled into our ancestor's stories (our past life stories, our childhood stories) so we can choose differently (we are them, but more than them), finish what they started, make the amends they needed to make and earn the rewards they were denied. If we have benefited through the abuse of Capricorn energy (hierarchy, power) either through our own actions, our ancestors' action or our past lives we could find those benefits wiped away. If this is happening to us, this is truly, truly our hold being released from something we no longer need to free them up for something BETTER."  


Well, here, and over the next couple weeks, (and in some way this started a month ago at the New Moon in Libra) THIS is where the "something better" can start to show up.


The Moon's EXACT sextile to the Jupiter/Pallas conjunction speaks of wisdom, confidence, LUCK - something like 'the harder we work, the luckier we get'. In Capricorn we can't just put things on auto-pilot and expect the best results. But I'm not talking sweat shop either. There will be efforting involved. We have to make a move forward. We have to work with what comes along. With Cappy we have to have some patience. But things started now will be longer lasting for our efforts. Expansive. Empowering. With Jupiter still in his detriment in Cappy, there probably won't be a million opportunities, but there will be SOMETHING. And it will be exactly the right thing that will take us to exactly the next right thing ... and so on.

The Moon is trining Neptune who is precisely conjunct asteroid Persephone. The trine to Neptune speaks of compassion/connection. It is an open portal to our past, our past lives, our ancestors, our dreams, our very powerful intuition. Prayer and meditation are very powerful now.


Persephone was the daughter of Ceres. Kidnapped by Pluto (although we might question if she hadn't just outgrown her role of daughter) - she went on to become the Queen of the Underworld. Her theme in our chart could be said to be something like 'maturity through crisis'. The exact conjunction to Neptune could speak of powerlessness or seeing ourselves as a victim of something. Happening in Pisces I believe we are looking at our past here/what we are ready to leave behind/put in our rear-view mirror. 

This is about self-empowerment. Real empowerment. Not the kind that can be taken from us through a pink slip, canceled contract or divorce decree. 

The challenge here is the Moon's ruler, Pluto's square to Venus. Relationship power struggles. Intensity. Maybe some kind of obsession. Jealousy. Manipulation. Venus in Libra likes things balanced/fair/polite and Scorpio requires more depth/more messy. The Moon's conjunction to Juno will help and we can work with this square. Charts without any squares or oppositions often don't amount to much because there is nothing to push off from. Scorpio always needs a little passion, a little fight to get it going. 

We can look ahead in this chart and see Mercury is going to oppose Uranus, Venus is going to square Jupiter, Pallas and finally Saturn. Mars is going to start moving faster and faster.  


Something is going to open up over the next couple weeks. Something birthed through this torched landscape; the resolution of some very old debts that have been marked PAID IN FULL.

xo all

As always New Moons are excellent times to plant seeds with our intentions.

Setting intentions for "Scorpio stuff" (or the stuff ruled by the house that holds 23 degrees Scorpio in our natal chart) during a Scorpio New Moon can be very powerful.

These intentions can include - empowerment, self-mastery, intimacy, reproduction, soul mates, financial partnerships, avoiding power struggles, secrets, psychology, charisma, restoration, forgiveness, obsessions, compulsions, strength, loans, debts, taxes, inheritances, contracts, revenge, jealousy and guilt.

AFFIRMATION TIPS: get into a calm, centered frame of mind - always make affirmations from a  positive (meaning both certain and happy), clean and uncluttered space - write your affirmations down by hand in script, speak them out loud - then release your attention from these things knowing that your intention is known.  

 Know these things are already yours

xo all 

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