Heads UP! The Scorpio New Moon will rise on November 4th, 2021
The darkness of days is finally overtaking the late gift of warm summer sun. Heat is retreating, and the air is definitely beginning to steep and swirl in Scorpio energy!
The Scorpio New Moon hits when Sun and Moon are conjunct in this deep, mystical sign. This year it occurs on November 4th, just days after Samhain (pronounced “sow-wen”), the Celtic Sabbat which marks the annual emergence of underworld energy. So as light starts to fade up here in the third-dimension, the home of our collective shadow is being illuminated, rising into consciousness.
Ruled over by Pluto, the underworld is Scorpio’s domain. And that is where this solar season, and this lunar cycle begins…
Most moderns know this night as ‘Halloween’, the time in which the veils between worlds are thin, so supernatural contact and sometimes fright can occur, (and is so often encouraged!)
In truth, it’s a longer, slower affair
The winter months are a time of slow, intuitive listening, a time for communication and connection. And what’s often overlooked at this time, is the opportunity created for honouring all those who have come before. Honouring, and petitioning them for their powers of memory and experience.
We all belong to a lineage: familial, tribal, practical, spiritual
We share blood with ancestors, but we share soul with so much and so many more.
The Scorpio New Moon is the Shaman’s Moon
Scorpio guides us to mystical, hidden, covered-up places, places that have likely been hidden for longer than our own lives, longer than our current bodies have walked the earth. But far from being scary, hostile, guarded places, these alternate realms – I’m thinking especially of the lower worlds – can be places of transformational healing and knowledge.
Scorpio New Moon energy brings big change, profound change. But only through the process of rebirth – and surrender is demanded when we are moving through this Lunar sign.
If you can let go of any fear, then you may find the deep waters of Scorpio to be soothing and actually safe.
This is the ideal time to call upon your own guides, spirits and totems to be with you to surround and support you. And also to remind yourself, and re-familiarize yourself with the energy signatures of other people or beings, which may be resonant with yours, at this point in your life.
Here are 6 examples of Spirits you could call on under the gaze of the Scorpio New Moon:
- Family members, no longer residing on this plane
- Spiritual teachers from your tradition, or a tradition you feel drawn to
- Artists, healers, inspiring figures of the past, whose message you share and feel you are continuing today.
- Historical change-makers whose existence has had a profoundly positive effect on you.
- Gods/Goddesses from pantheons you feel drawn to
- Animal totems you feel guided by
Find photographs, prints, statuettes, or art (perhaps old family albums, postcards, or pages from books) depicting figures that you connect with, who inspire you and with whom you share a deep, deep affinity. Or you may want to channel your own drawings, poems or writings.
Gather these materials as symbols of the lineage you are a part of, and are still pioneering today.
Place them on your altar (if you have one), on your dressing table, kitchen table, even your car dashboard.
Use them as open windows, portals through which the frequency they hold can enter into your world, strengthening and guiding your thoughts, expressions, words, actions and ways of being during this new Moon cycle.
Honour where you’ve come from, by bringing back into consciousness the strength of past gains, so you can be nourished by them during this dark time.
You are not on your own, and you are not starting again!
So be reminded during this Scorpio New Moon, of the depth and soulful intimacy of the forebears you have gathered around you at this time.
Invite them in!
New Moon blessings.