As we head towards the end of autumn, we can begin to see the transition between the seasons and the weather all around us. The seasonal energy is shifting internally for us also with the arrival of the powerful New Moon in Scorpio! With this water zodiac sign we are being asked to look beyond what meets the eye and dive deep into our own psyche.
Autumn is the season of inner peace, admiring what we have been working on all year, and communing with our loved ones. It’s a time of reconnection and shedding! You can use this time period to reflect on how far you have come in the last 11 months and begin to prepare for the new year. In what ways have you changed and grown since the beginning of this year? How are you still growing and what are you still working on releasing?
November is a month of personal power and expansion, our opportunity to dive deeper into our own personal work. We can take a pause and address the aspects of ourselves we may have been hiding all along. The Scorpio new moon will occur on November 4th! With new moons being about intention setting and Scorpios always seeking the truth, expect to dive deep into your own self discovery. Scorpio is a fixed sign, representing the process and journeying to the underworld. Scorpio is not afraid of the darkness, knowing that sometimes going “through” is the only way “out”. The Scorpion leaves no rock unturned and is more than willing to release anything that doesn’t serve them or their path. Scorpio is also ruled by our shadow planet, Pluto. With this new moon, you won’t be able to escape your own fears or limited beliefs that have been blocking your growth. Scorpio knows every aspect of you deserves to be uplifted and honored, even the less desirable traits.
With this new moon, allow yourself to be completely honest about the parts of yourself you judge and hide from others. How can you embrace these sides of yourself and allow them to live freely? Where does your self judgment come from in regards to your less desirable traits? The more you accept your ego and shadow side, the more you work towards self acceptance. Practice self compassion on this journey of discovery. There are gems to be uncovered about yourself in the places you hide away from the world.
Here are some tips on how to use this Scorpio New Moon’s powerful energy:
- Rather than avoid your uncomfortable emotions, lean into the resistance when they come up. What are these feelings trying to teach you about yourself? Allow yourself to sit with them like old friends rather than avoid the process!
- Channel your energy into a personal reinvention! What old identities are you ready to let go of? It’s time to release anything or anyone who’s holding you back from being your fullest self. You have permission to redefine who you are at any point of your journey! Set intentions around the new chapter you want to open up to.
- Dive deep in your conversations with others! Nothing is surface level when it comes to Scorpio energy. Be willing to push your interactions and conversations to deeper depths! You can have some powerful breakthroughs when you allow yourself to explore what’s truly being communicated with others.
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Ellen Bowles is a creative, healer, and writer from Los Angeles, CA. Ellen is the co-author of ASTROLOGY SOS: An Astrological Survival Guide to Life, published by Hardie Grant UK and Chronicle Books. She has been featured in publications such as Well+Good, Bustle, PopSugar, and InStyle.