The new moon is the phase in which the moon is closest to the sun and remains mostly obscured. It is accumulating light, offering the possibility of growth for our plans and ideas leading into the full moon. New moons are opportune times for establishing intentions for growth, improvement, and expansion and committing to acting upon these intentions.
The new moon enters Scorpio on Wednesday, November 11th at 12:47pm EST in 19 degrees Scorpio. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto which is currently in Capricorn. Capricorn is the cardinal sign that rules work, achievements, and practicality. This new moon is an excellent time to use the intrinsic properties of Scorpio combined with the initiative energies of cardinal Capricorn to dig deep and identify areas in which you can personally excel, challenge yourself, and move forward. Give yourself permission to indulge a little, as you might feel you’ve been overworked or extra challenged with something lately. Now is a good time to evaluate what is not serving you or what is holding you back and let it go. Recognize that sometimes slow and steady wins this race.
The moon is also conjunct Mercury, the planet of communication and awareness. Thoughts and motivations may become more introverted and penetrating. Seek intellectual stimulation through probing thought, inquisition, and self-reflection. Reevaluate how you communicate with yourself and devote some time to internal nurturing and rejuvenation. Conversations with others may tend to be deep. The motivational energies of Scorpio may also help keep thoughts focused and interest high, as Mercury’s energy can tend to be somewhat erratic.
Finally, the moon is sextile Jupiter in Virgo, the planet of expansion and the sign of analysis. Opportunity is everywhere, so get organized! Now is a great time to identify practical and meaningful ways to improve ourselves, feed our brains, and stoke the fire in our souls!
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