A bewitching new moon in Scorpio will banish into the night on Sunday, Oct. 27 at exactly 11:38 p.m. New moons renew your inner world, but a new moon in mystifying Scorpio will also invite you to confront the darkest parts of your being. Now, before we discuss the mysterious essence of Pluto-ruled Scorpio, let’s take a closer look at the new moon phase, and discover how you can harness its magic. First thing’s first: The new moon phase marks the beginning of a lunar cycle. This is when the moon sits between the earth and sun, and the sunlight casts onto the dark side of the moon; this is precisely why the moon becomes invisible, as seen from earth. Believe it or not, there’s something hauntingly-alluring about the new moon phase. Aside from the fact that it takes place amidst the moon disappearing into the night sky, its eerie darkness is what essentially makes this lunar phase so incredibly potent.
It’s no secret that the dark is more than often misconstrued. Categorized as terrifyingly morbid and forbidden, the darkness is often frowned upon and at times, even used to describe the true meaning of evil. This, of course, couldn’t be more inaccurate, but I digress. However, the same way the new moon disappears into the dark to renew itself, it is part of our soul mission to do the same. In fact, something as simple as closing your eyes and going to sleep, is equivalent to the symbolism new moon phase. Why? Well, because when you go to sleep your spirit wanders into the universal realm which, in turn, helps you recharge your batteries, in order for you to feel rested and energized the next day. Needless to say, it’s important to remember that you are both yin and yang; the light and the dark; divinely femine but partly masculine. There’s no in between. The darkness is part of the incubation period, and essential to your spiritual transformation.
You can conjure anything by the dark of the moon, because it occurs when both of the sun and the moon meet at the exact same degree of a zodiac sign. Imagine, both the sun and the moon are a representation of our conscious and unconscious selves, which makes the essence of the zodiac archetype twice as potent. All in all, this wicked combination of planetary fuel serves as the perfect cauldron for a witch’s brew. The spell, however, depends on the witch. What do you desire? What are you passionate about? This mystical lunar phase is dripping in fertility, and bubbling with kickstart moon juice. What will your magic potion do? Enchantingly mysterious with a cunning psychic radar, Scorpio is a creature of the ghostly underworld. This fixed water sign’s all-seeing eye is a family heirloom, compliments of powerful Pluto, Lord of the Underworld and Keeper of Death’s Keys. Scorpio is no stranger to the dark.
Despite its Plutonian intensity and wicked reputation, the new moon in Scorpio is swirling with paranormal possibility, and powers of manifestation. Sitting directly opposite of disruptive Uranus, planet of rebellion, chaos and unexpected change, this Pluto-ruled lunation will likely bring surprising new beginnings. Truth is, one never knows what they’re going to get with electric Uranus, so expect the unexpected. That is without question. Scorpio is the lightest light and darkest dark; its enigmatic essence is a symbol of death, both literally and figuratively, transformation, and intense rebirth. Uranus, on the other hand, is the planet of liberation, innovation and intense freedom; it governs all things scientific, and futuristic. Can you guess what happens next? Red-hot Mars will square Saturn, and this will certainly cause some friction. Be gentle with yourself; this supercharged new moon is paving the way for something much greater.
Read your new moon in Scorpio horoscope and mantra below:
Looking for someone to merge with, Aries? This Pluto-ruled lunation will beam directly through your sultry eighth house of sex, transformation, debt and intimate unions, which will, in turn, create a celestial springboard of Scorpionic possibility for the next six months of the year. Challenged by non-committal Uranus via your money-hungry second house of finances, values and self-esteem, your sizzling connection will more than likely come with a few bumps in the road. Not to worry, Aries. If there’s anyone who knows how to put a brave face on, it’s you. Single rams could decide to seal the deal with a potential prospect, whether it be for business or pleasure; while those of you who are coupled deepen their 1:1 bond. On the darkside, there are a few challenging aspects taking place, one of them being Mars (your ruling planet) square Saturn. With that being said, make sure you don’t rush into anything, at least not until you lay the groundwork. New Moon Mantra: I will be conscious of my financial, sexual and spiritual investments.
It takes one to know one, Taurus. There’s nothing subtle about this new moon, and this is especially true for you, my darling bull. Beaming directly through your committed seventh house of one-on-one partnerships, interpersonal relationships and open enemies, this Pluto-ruled lunation will open the doors to a new connection, personally and/or professionally speaking. Now, with Mercury in its shadow phase, and your ruling planet Venus, hard at work via this area of your chart, you’re likely already witnessing some of these relationship dynamics firsthand. However, Uranus could very well spark some differences between you, and your potential prospects. Imagine, the planet of chaos, rebellion and unexpected change is starting a revolution in your sign as we speak, which means you’re finally making sure your unique individuality is priority, especially when it pertains to you starting a partnership of sorts. This lunation could be a testy one, so make sure you give yourself enough time and personal space to decide whether or not you want to commit. New Moon Mantra: My spiritual freedom stems from the boundaries I willingly set for myself.
Get your ducks in a row, Gemini. The Scorpio new moon will illuminate your orderly sixth house of health, fitness, daily routine and due diligence, which means you’ll likely be in the mood to sweep, sweep, sweep… in every sense of the word! Your work schedule could seem a bit more hectic than usual, thanks to your curious planetary ruler’s shadow phase, but that’s the least of your worries during this time. Sitting directly across non-committal Uranus via your secretive 12th house of endings and beginnings, this Pluto-ruled lunation is the perfect opportunity for you to release what no longer serves you. Granted, every new moon comes with a similar perk; although, you should know by now that Scorpio doesn’t do superficial. In fact, you could feel like you’re having a mini crybaby sesh but if anything, this only gives you more reason to take action. Don’t hold back those tears, Gemini. Now, the “what’ could be anything from decluttering your living space to starting a new health regimen. All I can tell you is, your higher self is about to tell you what time it is. Health is wealth, Gemini. New Moon Mantra: I am fully responsible for the positive transformation I unconsciously seek.
Open your heart, Cancer. It’s Scorpio season, and we all know how much you love your sultry sister sign! Needless to say, this new moon will activate one of the more positive houses in your birth chart: Your flamboyant AF fifth house of creative expression, love, children and passion. As you know, the new moon paves the way for the next six months, and in this area of your chart, one thing’s for sure: You’re in for a colorful new beginning…but there’s more. Despite the well-known chances of coming across a smoldering romance, let alone tapping into your inner Frida Khalo, you’ll also be feeling a bit more rebellious than usual during this time. Imagine, with revolutionary Uranus directly opposing your momma bear ruling planet, (La Luna) you could be easily triggered by an insatiable urge for freedom. Thinking about calling it quits with one of your flings? As always, make sure to follow your intuition during this time. On a brighter note, this eclectic new moon could spark some out-of-the-box ideas, so don’t be afraid to make a statement, Cancer. New Moon Mantra: If authenticity consists of stepping outside my comfort zone, then I am a sparkling rebel.
You get it from your ancestors, Leo. If you’re not feeling like yourself these days, remember that Scorpio season is your nesting season, because Scorpio governs your domestic fourth house of home, family and soul foundation. Speaking of soul, la luna will beam directly through this comfort-seeking area of your birth chart, bringing new beginnings to your sense of security, some of which might come unexpectedly. Looking for a new place to call home? Who knows, some of you might be due for a much-needed heart-to-heart with a significant female relative, probably mom. Nevertheless, there are a few interesting challenges that could come with this lunation. For starters, electric Uranus will be directly opposite of la luna, and this will likely spark a bit of harsh rebellion during this time. Workaholic lions might be given no choice but to call it quits, or create a work vs. personal life balance. Needless to say, this Pluto-ruled lunation is here to teach you a thing or two about boundaries. How? Only time will tell, especially with non-committal Uranus in the mix. Be gentle with your emotional body, Leo. New Moon Mantra: Every time I shed skin, the bond between my ancestors and I becomes stronger.
Think about it, Virgo. Seriously, your ruling planet Mercury will retrograde through your chatty third house of communication and immediate community, and you’re already doing some digging. Admit it, Virgo: You’re a pro at insta-stalking, but I think you’ve done enough scrolling. Instead, you might go ahead and revisit some pending conversations, and right where they left off. Although, with rebellious Uranus directly opposing la luna via your ninth house of adventure, you could also have a major eureka moment during this time. Got something you want to write and share with the rest of the world, Virgo? This new moon could bring some exciting opportunities your way. Besides, this isn’t the first time you entertain the idea, right? On the dark side, however, the fizzy energy stemming from this lunation could also create a sense of restlessness. Deep breaths, Virgo. You’re exactly where you need to be. Stay present and open your mind to the infinite possibilities headed your way. New Moon Mantra: My thoughts are more powerful than I can imagine.
Your love is one of a kind, Libra. It’s true; it’s one of your most unique attributes. The way you treat others, the amount of energy you put into the relationship, and what you willingly invest just to be in good company. With that being said, this Pluto-ruled lunation will shake up your second house of finances, self worth and sense of security. Sitting directly opposite of electric Uranus via your sultry eighth house of sex, debt and shared resources, the new moon will likely bring new beginnings revolving around your ability to merge with another mind, body and soul. That is if the one you join forces with measures up to your self worth, of course. There’s no meeting halfway with Scorpio energy, so don’t compromise for those who aren’t willing to meet you halfway, Libra. New Moon Mantra: I will share my most prized possessions with those who truly cherish them.
New beginnings await, Scorpio. Amidst Mercury Rx’s shadow meeting with Venus in your smoldering sign — for some self reflection in regard to your relationships — an electric new moon will beam through your Plutonian kingdom, bringing unexpected changes that lead to a positive new beginning. What parts of you are you willing to shed, once and for all? Your birthday season is nothing short of revealing and with Mars via your subconscious 12th house of secrets square Saturn in your communicator sector, chances are you might discover a fun fact or two, in regard to your immediate circle during this time. There’s a lot for you to declutter, both literally and figuratively speaking, Scorpio. Sitting directly opposite to Uranus, this lunation will like trigger some sort of rebellion within your one-on-one relationships. This energy can be chaotic and disruptive, so make sure you don’t fall for the bait. Most importantly, remember who you are. New Moon Mantra: I am a powerful being with a magnetic presence.
Let go and let God, Sagittarius. I know you’re not a big fan of Scorpio season, and this doesn’t surprise me as it governs your secretive 12th house of closure, karma, dreams and all things behind the scenes. Needless to say, this is a time for you to retreat, reflect and get some much-needed rest. The new moon will activate this area of your chart which will, in turn, ask you to find peace within yourself, despite the noisy chaos happening all around you during this time. Trust me, I know your FOMO is insatiable, but this is an opportunity for you to recharge your batteries, and renew your spirit. Embracing your solitude is always a good idea, Sag. Although, this Scorpio-ruled lunation will be sitting directly opposite of electric Uranus via your orderly sixth house of health, routine and due diligence, so make sure to set your Out-Of-Office before checking out! On the darkside, this could really trigger some unexpected drama between you, and perhaps a female in the workplace. Stay centered, and set your boundaries. No need to overthink or stress. New Moon Mantra: The well being of my mind, body and soul is priority.
Ready… set, go.. Capricorn! Things are moving rather quickly for you this season, although, with Mercury Rx already in shadow via your socially-conscious 11th house of teams, tribes and extended network, you could be in the midst of dealing with petty friend or co-worker shenanigans, because well, that’s just Scorpio season. See, once the Sun enters Scorpio, it begins to shed light on everything that’s been lingering beneath the surface. You can’t keep sweeping everything that bothers you under the rug, you know. Luckily, the new moon will beam directly through this collaborative area of your chart, which will, in turn, bring new opportunities in regard to your sense of belonging in the world. Working on a snazzy social media campaign? Thinking about exciting ways to join forces with a like-minded group of individuals? This Pluto-ruled lunation will be swirling with innovation and out-of-the-box opportunities! There’s one minor detail, however, as it will be sitting directly opposite of rebellious Uranus via your expressive fifth house of fame. Nevertheless, be mindful of those you decide to collaborate with, as this cluster of energies could bring some attention-seeking behavior. New Moon Mantra: I surround myself with those who inspire my mind, and elevate my spirit.
You better get to work, Aquarius. You’ve always been a leader at heart, but there’s something about taking initiative that makes you second guess yourself, especially when it revolves around your career. Needless to say, it’s time for you to channel your inner rebel and start the revolution you crave. The new moon will beam directly through your ambitious tenth house of career, authority and reputation in the world, paving the way for the next six months of your professional life. What do you want your legacy to be about, Aquarius? The essence of Scorpio is nothing short of transformative, so consider this an opportunity to start again, and renew your public persona. Interestingly enough, however, this Pluto-ruled lunation will sit directly opposite of electric Uranus — your planetary ruler — via your domestic fourth house of home, family and sense of security. Work vs. life balance, much? Not going to lie, a prominent female in your life, possibly a relative or mother figure, could very well rain on your parade during this time. As you know, you never know what you’re going to get with Uranus, so don’t lose yourself in a petty debate. Use this energy wisely, and do what you do best: Look towards the future. New Moon Mantra: The power I emanate in the public eye is a reflection of my soul foundation.
Go where the wind is taking you, Pisces. You typically thrive during Scorpio season, and it goes way beyond it being your sister sign, but I digress. This Plutonian lunation will beam directly through your ninth house of faith, education, long-distance travel and the “bigger picture.” What do your long-term goals look like, Pisces? Have you thought about what’s waiting for you on the other side of the horizon? This new moon will lead you down a powerful path, but you’ll need to be brave enough to step outside your comfort zone. Now, despite this area of your chart is always swirling with exciting opportunities and long-distance journeys, this lunation will be sitting directly opposite of electric Uranus via your chatty third house of communication, and immediate circles. With that being said, make sure you’re being mindful and logical before doing something you may regret later on. Yes, interruptions are more than likely, but you’re in control, Pisces. Keep your eye on the prize, and don’t let this Uranian energy get you down. Instead, use its light for inspiration and lightning-beam insight. The world is yours. New Moon Mantra: I communicate with integrity, and take intuitive actions.
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Valerie is an astrologer, writer and third-generation witch. Her favorite things to write about are mysticism and sex; the Moon is her muse. For more of her work and cosmic portfolio, check out valeriemesa.com or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.
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