On Monday, November 13th, the Sun and Moon are at 20° Scorpio, conjunct Mars at 22° Scorpio opposing Uranus at 21° Taurus at 1:27 am PST. The general theme of this Soli-lunar cycle is the following: it can be a time of change and reevaluation of strategies, which have the potential to be enduring. This is due to the influence of Uranus in a fixed sign which can indicate a strong drive to challenge established norms and determine what new approaches might be necessary. Also, with the Mars conjunction, there will likely be an intense need for action, calling for innovation and renewal.
The Sabian symbol for the degree of this New Moon is coincidentally very resonant with the same theme of the New Moon itself. The keynote for this Sabian Symbol is, “A soldier obeying his conscience and resisting orders,” and represents a crucial moment of prioritizing personal ethics over conformity. This symbol underscores the necessity of maintaining inner freedom and asserting personal needs in the face of external challenges. It embodies the courage to stand up for beliefs and the strength to follow a moral compass, despite potential consequences. In other words, blind obedience to the normal way of operating in life is now being challenged fundamentally. It is not longer fine to just go along with what we are seeing and experiencing, and begin willing to face the consequences for any actions we take.
In addition, this New Moon cycle trines Neptune in Pisces bringing into focus the need to align our actions with visionary ideals and particularly acts of compassion and love. This aspect calls for emotional intelligence, emphasizing the significance of engaging with others as they truly are, and being genuinely ourselves without inhibition or force. This includes seeing others as independent, real beings, which also can enable us to become more authentic in our own existence. However, whenever Neptune appears, there’s always a caution against disillusionment due to the tendency for us to confuse ideals with the realities of our world. It is important for us to separate any expectations we may have if what we imagine or hope for clashes with the practical aspects of our life. The Scorpio New Moon asks us to find our freedom within and embrace strategic action and visionary thinking.
In addition, the New Moon brings Mercury at 4° Sagittarius into a square aspect with Saturn in Pisces. This aspect reinforces the need for us to make a conscious effort to balance our visionary ideas with realistic possibilities, urging the blending of ideals with tangible actions to ensure dreams are rooted in the realm of the achievable.
Overall, the Scorpio New Moon presents an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to personal values and the pursuit of inner freedom. It will ask us to find our freedom within while embracing strategic action and visionary thinking. Finally, it encourages us to find stability and focus within ourselves, which can reveal the essence of true freedom. This period emphasizes the importance of adapting to changing circumstances while steadfastly adhering to our fundamental values and beliefs.
By Jim Sher and Olivia Martinez