New Moon in Scorpio | November 13th, 2023 - disruptive change, liberating endings, truth bombs, pushed into something new, what it takes to come back from the dead, huge portal for change still open

On Monday, November 13, 2023 at 4:27AM EST the Scorpio Moon meets the Scorpio Sun giving us this month's New Moon - our annual New Moon in intense/deep/dark SCORPIO. 

Scorpio rules our collective 8th house of intimacy - of other people's values, other people's money. Here is where we take the time to understand other people's motives. It's through the constructive traits of Scorpio - focus, resourcefulness, passion, probing, deep perception - that we experience real intimacy. We merge with other people physically and materially. Scorpio is our only fixed water sign. It's potent energy for making deep changes.

Like the New Moon in Scorpio in October 2019 and November 2021, the Moon and Sun are almost exactly opposing disruptive Uranus., so we have our annual Sun opposing Uranus (unexpected shake-ups and changes) coming at the same time as the New Moon in Scorpio's powerful and transformative NEW BEGINNING. 


With Uranus retrograde and covering old territory, there is something not totally new or not totally unexpected about this disruption. We could have/maybe should have seen this coming. Uranian oppositions can make other people/outside situations feel more distant/more impulsive or unpredictable.


The New Moon looks like a new beginning (in the dark, so lots we don't know right now) birthed from an unexpected and possibly chaotic and jolting shock/change/liberation. This could be INTENSE. 

Let's dive right in!

The Moon and Sun are EXACT at 20 degrees Scorpio. They are conjunct Mars and Ceres (applying). They are opposing Uranus (applying). They are trining Neptune (applying). They are sextiling Pluto (wide, but it's the Scorpio Moon's closing aspect and Scorpio's modern ruler, so we will take it). Asteroids Hopi and Child sit precariously between the New Moon and Mars (Scorpio's ancient ruler). Pluto has just stationed direct and sits exact with asteroid Amycus. Eris continues to sit with the North Node of Fate. 

The Moon's opposition to Uranus comes FAST. 

New Moon events/beginnings are almost certainly brought to us through something unexpected/disruptive and, for some, maybe chaotic or traumatic. Collectively this will be about money, resources, property or resource issues, weather events/Mother Earth, values, self-esteem. 

Expect the unexpected. When the Sun opposes Uranus from Scorpio, secrets/the truth comes out.

The Moon's conjunction to Mars, strong in Scorpio and the co-ruler, at least, of this lunation, speaks of action, anger, intensity. It looks like we are getting down into the mud with this one. Think before you speak. Drive safely. 

Ceres right there, and remember she played a major role in 2020's "time runs out" energies, speaks of New Moon events impacting Mother Earth and pulling in the things outside our control, season of life situations. Ceres in Scorpio is intense life and death nurturing. Think hover mother on steroids.

The trine to Neptune is good news. Maybe the best news of the chart.

Access to illusive Neptune can diffuse some of this intense energy. Can waters things down. Neptune in Pisces speaks of compassion, forgiveness, the link to our past/ancestors, healing, universal connection. Uranus energy can produce anxiety and this Neptune trine is helpful - give yourself time to rest as needed, sleep (expect it to likely be disrupted, but when you can get it, take it), listen to music, make art, watch a movie, get into water, hydrate. Look for universal connections/commonalities instead of differences. Prayers are POWERFUL with this trine, so is meditation (and medication/alcohol, etc, so don't over-do anything). 

We have Asteroid Hopi (indigenous people, nature) and Child (children, our child self) sandwiched between the New Moon and Mars (war). 

We can see how this speaks sadly of our current collective events in the Middle East. 

The asteroids are also getting that opposition to Uranus (chaos) and that trine to Neptune - healing, compassion, forgiveness, ancestral healing, collective connection. Again, prayers are very powerful this week, especially toward the end of the week.

The bottom line to all of this is the Moon's final aspect which is a potentially empowering sextile to Pluto, Scorpio's modern ruler.

Unlike trines that happen without any efforting, sextiles require EFFORT. 

There is an opportunity now and over the next two weeks and six months - to empower ourselves to get to the bottom of things, to connect more intimately, to bury what is dead, to connect with our shadow, to find very old buried treasure in the Scorpio depths, to release into those very same depths old grudges and resentments and FEAR.

This is an important Moon and basically IS the weekly forecast because the week's major aspects all play out here (I will post some dailies):

MONDAY - New Moon in Scorpio, Sun opposes Uranus

FRIDAY - Sun and Mars trine Neptune

SATURDAY - Sun conjuncts Mars

So, this New Moon launches the next two weeks/month/six months FRESH START from a sudden disruptive event, most likely an ending and is powered up by Mars, strong in Scorpio. With the Mars conjunction coming so fast, maybe we are pushed to move quicker than we want to or to go deeper/get more REAL than we feel comfortable. Take a breath. Mars/Uranus is a perfect storm for an accident. Challenging aspects with Uranus are liberating, yes, but you don't want to be liberated from your car or your right shoulder. Do be prepared to move on opportunities though, and, yes, with Mars at an awkward aspect to Venus and the New Moon's trine to Neptune there could be something comfortable (like a habit) that needs to go bye-bye to make progress with this one. Luckily we have that life-line trine to Neptune. Anger can be diffused by compassion and forgiveness. Music soothes the savage beast. Art soothes the soul. Connection is FELT. Prayers are healing. Our ancestors have our backs. The final outcome, if we take action, and we most likely will have to, is that empowering sextile to Pluto which might even maybe bring us or someone/something else back from the dead. 

Soooo- don't move too fast, but DO BE PREPARED to move on opportunities and create your own. If you are starting something now, prepare to go all in/commit. 

Use that Neptune trine to access your intuition

Don't make crazy/impulsive moves you hadn't even thought about before, but you don't want to sit this one out either. 

Don't toss babies out with dirty bathwater or get in the way of moving trains. I know, yes, duh. Move your body. Keep in mind we can use these aspects or be used by them. Even the good ones. Neptune's anesthesia can be a good thing when anesthesia is needed, but also make us drift off course (or self-sabotage) when we need to keep our eye on the ball, so stay frosty. Keep your eye on the ball. But limit your balls, Scorpio rules FOCUS, so you don't make yourself nuts. That trine to Neptune is also good for setting down burdens we shouldn't be carrying in the first place/releasing guilt. A good Moon for that, too. 

Dramatic moves will be made and some will hit their mark. 

New Moon Intentions

Setting intentions for "Scorpio stuff" (or the stuff ruled by the house that holds 20 degrees Scorpio in our natal chart) during a Scorpio New Moon can be very powerful. Just stay open and flexible because something from that Taurus house of ours is going to shake things up! These intentions might include  - empowerment, change, crisis skills, self-mastery, sex, soul mates, financial partnerships, avoiding power struggles, secrets, psychology, charisma, restoration, forgiveness, obsessions, compulsions, strength, loans, debts, taxes, inheritances, contracts, releasing revenge, jealousy and guilt, your Scorpio natal house theme.

AFFIRMATION TIPS: get into a calm, centered frame of mind - always make affirmations from a  positive (meaning both certain and light/calm) 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

Back with some dailies.  

1 comment

Macjersey said...

thirty thousand miles up in the air. I read todays entry. I thought to myself on Saturday "pay attention to this traffic, something doesn't feel right" kept my hands and 10 and 2 and got us home safe again.
I'll keep my eyes peeled