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In the heart of this mystifying season, the veil between worlds is thin. Governed by the Lord of the Underworld himself, Scorpio possesses a penetrating passion so potent, it can delve beneath the surface of all things. Its fixed waters run deep, and its Plutonian essence serves as a catalyst for life, death, and rebirth. Although the act of surrendering isn’t always easy, this celestial season beckons us to confront the hidden truths that dwell within us all. ‘Tis the season of the metamorphosis. Can you feel it?
The more concealed aspects of yourself are emerging, and just in time for the beginning of a brand-new cycle. For reference, be sure to check which astrological house belongs to forbidden Scorpio in your birth chart. After all, tensions are rising with the sun, Mercury and Mars charging up this area of your life. In the meantime, consider this an opportunity to sit with your emotions and explore the depths of your being: meditate, spend time in nature, move your body, write in your journal.
This month’s new moon in Scorpio arrives on November 13 at exactly 4:27 a.m. ET. During this lunar phase, the sun and the moon unite, shrouding the sky in darkness. However, never underestimate the moon's invisibility, as it heralds a time of magic, fertility, and new beginnings. With Scorpio's influence, the darkness of this lunar phase takes on an eerie, captivating quality. What are you hoping to transform in your personal life? What are you slowly but surely starting to realize about yourself?
On top of the sun and moon joining forces via 20 degrees of this fixed water sign, Luna will conjunct red-hot Mars in Scorpio. Mars is bold, provocative, and audacious in its pursuit, and exceptionally powerful in its domicile Scorpio. These are powerful activations, so be sure to harness this intense energy wisely. Look at it this way: with Mars conjunct the new moon, you not only have the bravery and fortitude to take on a challenge, but also the drive and determination to see it through completion.
Caution: this new moon (and Mars) will make a direct opposition to rebellious Uranus, the planet of liberation, breakthroughs and unexpected disruptions. Bad news first? The combination of Mars and Uranus can be equally as hostile as it is unexpectedly volatile. Oppositions are typically polarizing considering the differences between the signs that are present, but the combination of forceful and willful Mars with defiant and rebellious Uranus can be lethal.
On a brighter note, this can be an emotional liberation of sorts, or a big timeline jump that allows you to break away from karmic patterns. In any event, this lunation is urging you to confront your fears and repressed emotions. A new cycle awaits, so step into your power.
Read on for your new moon in Scorpio horoscope and affirmation, based on your zodiac sign:
While transiting the transformative sign of Scorpio, your celestial ruler Mars is a force to be reckoned with, but when considering its conjunction to the new moon, not to mention its opposition to the freedom-loving Uranus, you’re bound to experience a series of high highs and low lows when in regards to your passions, and individual pursuits. In addition to unveiling the shadow side of your intimate unions, this lunation is presenting you with an opportunity to detach from energies and entanglements that aren’t serving you. The same goes for financial trauma and money-based fears. New Moon Affirmation: I will live fearlessly; I am letting go of all that does not serve me.
It's getting harder to deny the shadow side of your connections and commitments. Under this lunation, you’re being challenged to question the foundation of your approach in relationships, whether in terms of what you consider stable and/or valuable. The new moon will conjunct Mars in Scorpio, charging up your committed seventh house of agreements, compromise, and significant others. This, in turn, brings forth a period of renewal but while in opposition with Uranus, you could simultaneously break free from a toxic connection, or relationship pattern. New Moon Affirmation: I am my own individual; I never pretend to be somebody else when I am with my partner.
Luna is renewing itself in one of the busiest sectors of your birth chart, Gemini. Sitting in conjunction with Mars, this lunation is presenting you with an opportunity to make positive changes in your personal life. However, while in close proximity to the red planet, you could simultaneously feel triggered by the dark side of your current responsibilities, and obligations—health habits are no exception. When reflecting on the foundation of your daily routines, do you feel you feel productive and inspired? Luna will be making an opposition to freedom-loving Uranus which, in turn, helps you release limiting beliefs, and energies that hinder you in your day-to-day life. New Moon Affirmation: To best care for others, I must first care for myself; I release the pressure I put on myself.
If something’s been holding you back from fully expressing yourself, it’s becoming as apparent as ever. For instance, Luna will renew itself via your sister sign, Scorpio, charging up your fifth house of passion projects, romantic rendezvous, and self-expression. Sitting alongside Mars in Scorpio, this lunation is urging you to deep dive in order to rediscover everything from your heart’s desires to what genuinely inspires you. Keep in mind, the moon will make an opposition to Uranus, shaking things up when in regards to your social connections, and contributions in the world. Are you committed to your future goals and visions, or is your power being taken away from you? New Moon Affirmation: I allow my creativity to flow through me; my life is a limitless source of passion.
This supercharged lunation is igniting your fourth house of home, family and ancestral patterns. Luna will also be in close proximity to Mars in Scorpio, impacting your emotional foundation and domestic framework. Do you feel safe where you are? Are you comfortable confronting the emotions that are resurfacing? During this lunar phase, you may uncover fears and taboo subjects related to your sense of security and perception of home. If you experience unexpected disruptions, it could stem from Luna’s opposition to Uranus, but it is helping you break free from toxic patterns and family dynamics that don’t serve you. New Moon Affirmation: My family and I have unlimited potential for love and healing; I release what doesn’t make me feel safe.
Your intuition is heightened, and your powers of manifestation are remarkably fertile under November’s new moon. On top of igniting your third house of communication and immediate surroundings, Luna will join forces with Mars. Pay attention to your downloads, as you are more prone to seeing the dark side of your exchanges, as well as the shadow side of your communication style. This is happening for a reason, but this lunation is urging you to face the shadowy aspects of your inner circle, and thought processes. While opposing change-maker Uranus, you’re simultaneously breaking free from a narrow way of thinking. There’s a reason why you perceive the world around you the way you do. New Moon Affirmation: I choose to believe in myself even in the most challenging times; I wake up everyday with a peaceful mind and a grateful heart.
What’s being revealed to you can no longer be denied, Libra. The new moon in Scorpio is energizing your stability-seeking second house of comfort, money, and values—all while occupying the same space as Mars, the planet of aggression and passion. What are you hoping to manifest in this area of your life? Clarify your intentions, as this key to your manifestation process. This lunation is encouraging you to confront the dark side of your spending habits and creature comforts, while others of you confront a lack mentality. Where are you investing your time and energy, and why? Upheaval and unexpected surprises are likely due to Luna's opposition to Uranus, but it’s all happening in divine timing. New Moon Affirmation: My actions create prosperity; my life is overflowing with abundance.
Make the most of this new moon, Scorpio—it doesn't get more pivotal than this. A cosmic alignment is occurring in your sign, as the sun and moon join forces for a transformative new moon, and a fresh start in your personal life. Sitting alongside your traditional ruler, Mars, this lunation wants you to thoroughly examine and investigate the hidden aspects of your personality, as well as your attitude to relationships with others. Your unconscious motivations and fear of rejection may surface, but it’s time to liberate yourself from the obstacles that have been impeding your progress by directly addressing the underlying causes of your emotional reactions. New Moon Affirmation: My life has meaning, focus and direction; I am powerful in my own presence.
You may be craving solitude more than usual these days, because the sun is moving through your 12th house of privacy and healing. Either way, the moon will be renewing itself in Scorpio via this area of your chart which, in turn, activates this area of your life profoundly. Have you been holding onto a secret? Is there a part of yourself, or of your life that you’re ready to release? Conjunct Mars, everything from your subconscious patterns to your private life is brought into sharp focus. Regardless of your level of determination to confront these aspects of yourself, however, this lunation stands ready to aid you in the process of purging. While in opposition with Uranus, expect the unexpected with your day-to-day routines. Something’s gotta give. New Moon Affirmation: I resist the urge to take control; I choose to surrender my doubts and fears to the universe.
There’s a revelatory new moon underway, highlighting the dark side of your social contributions as well as the root of your goals, and aspirations. Triggering energies could surface as the moon will conjunct Mars in Scorpio in this area of your chart, which has everything to do with associations, community affairs, and your sense of belonging in the world. Whether it be a competitive work environment or a group of power players, it’s important for you to reflect on the root of your behavior and approach in the social scene. Keep in mind, the new moon and Mars will directly oppose rebellious Uranus via your fifth house of passion projects, and self-expression. An outdated persona you once aspired to be is likely shifting, but know that this is for your highest good. New Moon Affirmation: I am confident in my abilities, gifts, and talents to change the present state of the world; I am unapologetically myself.
Whether it pertains to your professional trajectory or perception of yourself as an authority figure, the new moon in Scorpio in November is bringing awareness to your primary success motivator. Sitting alongside Mars and in opposition with your modern ruler Uranus, this lunation is here to unveil the concealed aspects of your public persona. If things feel chaotic in the homefront or perhaps with regards to your sense of authority, it’s important to tune into these emotions and confront the dark side of your perception of self-mastery. Whether it be a parent or an image you’re trying to upload, this helps you to liberate yourself from the subconscious expectations that have been imposed upon you. New Moon Affirmation: I am well-aware of my purpose, because it’s what motivates me every single day.
November's new moon in Scorpio adds a heightened emphasis on the inspiration behind your faith, spirituality, and view of the world around you. Conjunct go-getter Mars, this lunation encourages you to deep dive and explore the underlying truths that have inspired or… on the darkside, plagued you. When you look towards the future, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Everything from your personal philosophy to your general outlook in life could be challenged in an unexpected way, thanks to the moon’s opposition to rebellious Uranus. A new cycle of energy awaits you, and it has everything to do with how you can transcend your limited belief systems. New Moon Affirmation: My future is not defined by my past; I align myself with self-sufficiency and resilience.
Valerie is an astrologer, writer & visual storyteller. She writes horoscopes for PopSugar, StyleCaster, Elite Daily and more. For more of her work, check out valeriemesa.com or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.