This New Moon is at 23 degrees and 18 minutes of Scorpio and occurs at 11:07 PM Central Time on November 14, 2020. The root energy in the date of this Moon is 20/2–Relationship, Duality, Cooperation.
This Scorpio New Moon makes a pleasing aspect to Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn. The Ancients called this aspect a Sextile. It’s kind of like these planets are holding hands in friendship if they make the effort. Cooperation is needed, but the potential exists to get along and work together. So, the Sun and Moon coming together form a new beginning but in Scorpio that won’t be all unicorns and rainbows.
There will be some difficult things that need to be brought out and dealt with. Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn want to dig deep into what isn’t working anymore in the old structure and Jupiter is keen on building a structure built on a new vision. However, Saturn may be a bit stubborn and prefer to keep things the way they are. If this new vision is built on a solid foundation there is potential for two sides (Sextile Aspect) to begin discussing some deep rooted issues (Mercury in Pluto) that need to be worked through so that healing (Pluto) can begin. Mars, the ruler of Scorpio just stationed direct the day before so while this is positive, it may take some time to see results. Mars is still moving slow right now and the planets that this New Moon aspects are ruled by Saturn. Saturn loves to take his sweet time before committing but that’s just because he wants to make sure he’s backing something that is solid.
Scorpio is Fixed Water energy. Picture stagnant water. In Scorpio, still waters run deep and stagnant water requires sifting through some murky stuff and cleaning the pool before it’s fit to swim in. This New Moon has the potential for teamwork but some toxins need to be cleaned up before it feels safe to drink. New Moons are ideal for planting seeds. What is possible together?
If you want to work consciously with this energy, this is the beginning of a new cycle, so now would be an ideal time to take part in this process. I like to keep a journal and track this cycle which takes about 27 months to complete.
Here are some practical tips to help work with this New Moon:
- Within 8 hours of the Scorpio New Moon on November 14, 2020 (again, the time is 11:07 PM if you’re in the Central Time Zone) jot down your New Moon Wishes in your journal. I like to keep a separate “Moon Journal” for the entire 27 month process.
- I usually write at least three wishes or intentions but no more than 10 which tends to dilute the energy. It’s also important to hand write your wishes.
- Find the area of your chart where Scorpio rules and tailor your thoughts around the themes of this house as well as the archetype of Scorpio. This allows you to work with this energy and makes it personal to you.
To help give some ideas about this archetype, Scorpio rules power, politics, psychology, self-mastery, finances and crisis skills to name a few.
Let your intentions revolve around transforming power struggles into cooperation. Eliminating old baggage, forgiveness and restoration. Think about what steps you can take to work on areas of your life that need healing to include mental health, self-discipline, jealousy, obsessive compulsive disorders, suspicion, self-mastery or managing finances. If you know where Scorpio sits in your natal chart, think about the topics of this House as well as where your Mars resides. These themes can all tie in with the Scorpio archetype when thinking about what you want to achieve in this area over the next 27 months.
This is not a time of action but a time for planting. Think about what you want to create until we can better see what comes to light with the next Quarter Moon in Scorpio on August 15, 2021 at 23 degrees.
In closing, the degree of this New Moon coincides with the Sabian Symbol, “Crowds Coming Down The Mountain To Listen To One Inspired Man.” This speaks to a large number of people receiving a message. Some will resonate with what they hear. Others won’t. Inherent is a scene mirroring the idea of relationship and working through differences as I mentioned earlier. There is potential for unity but how will the message be received? This might be something to contemplate and work into the New Moon intentions you set at this time.